St. Francis High made great strides throughout the season and ended up as one of the most improved teams in the Pacific Coast Athletic League Santa Lucia division.
The coaches within the division saw the consistent improvement, as four Sharks were named to the all-league first team along with this year’s best defensive player.
Senior Lawson Orradre was named the PCAL Defensive Player of the Year and he was also named to the all-league first team for both offense (tight end) and defense (defensive lineman).
Joining him on the defensive side was senior defensive back Joey Garibay, junior linebacker Davin Avila and junior Isaiah Gonzalez, who was also named to the first team on both sides of the ball as a lineman.
Pajaro Valley High junior Martin Gonzalez was named to the first team as a running back and defensive back.
Other notable players on the all-league second team include St. Francis junior running back Josh Hernandez, junior offensive lineman David Moreno, sophomore offensive lineman Josh Alvarez, sophomore defensive back Charles Valencia, senior linebacker Logan Manson, junior linebacker Kodiak Ortiz and sophomore Garrett Lee.
Grizzlies’ senior offensive lineman Jose Rocha, senior linebacker J.J. Brisenio, senior defensive back Daniel Gonzalez and senior Leo Rocha were also named to the second team.
St. Francis senior Hunter Blinkenberg and Pajaro Valley senior Raymond Gallardo were named to the Richard Chamberlin All-Sportsmanship Team.
Pacific Grove High senior Ben Minik was named the Santa Lucia’s Most Valuable Player. He was also named to the all-league first team on defense (defensive back) and second team on offense (quarterback).
Breakers’ senior Blake Moore was the division’s offensive player of the year.