Corona del Mar High senior quarterback Cayman Carter is the Daily Pilot Dream Team Player of the Year.

Corona del Mar High senior quarterback Cayman Carter is the Daily Pilot Dream Team Player of the Year. (Kevin Chang | Daily Pilot / December 27, 2012)

KAI WILSON

RB/Corona del Mar

The senior running back went down in the second game of the season with Achilles tendon and ankle issues, missing two games, but returned to provide CdM a breakaway threat during its CIF Southern Section Southern Division championship season. Wilson managed to rush for 1,058 yards and nine touchdowns, and he averaged an area-best 8.4 yards per carry, despite sharing the running duties with quarterback Cayman Carter and tailback Cole Martin, who each ran 100-plus times. His longest runs went for 83 (touchdown), 59, 49, 47 (touchdown), 46 and 31 yards. Wilson earned first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors.

QUEST TRUXTON

WR/Newport Harbor

The junior wide receiver emerged as a playmaker for Newport Harbor, giving the offense another weapon. Truxton finished with 48 receptions for 762 yards and 11 touchdowns, tops in the area, and he averaged an area-best 15.9 yards per catch. His biggest performance — 12 catches for 216 yards and three touchdowns — came during the Sailors' 31-28 comeback win in overtime against Los Alamitos in a Sunset League finale that clinched second place. Truxton earned third-team All-Orange County and first-team All-Sunset League honors. Truxton is the second member from his family to make the Dream Team, his brother, Kellon, made it in 2010.

TROY REESE

WR/Corona del Mar

The senior wide receiver overcame an offseason hip-flexor injury and proved to be unstoppable whenever CdM threw the ball his way. Reese's best attributes were his 6-foot-4 frame, his hands and his determination to fight for every ball in the air. His catches (55) and yards (803) each ranked No. 1 in the area, and he caught nine touchdown passes. One of those touchdowns came right before halftime of the CIF Southern Section Southern Division championship game. In his second straight section title game, Reese hauled in a late first-half touchdown pass. Reese earned first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors.

ZACH CORNWELL

OL/Newport Harbor

The senior right tackle paved the way for Newport Harbor tailback Talalelei Teaupa and protected quarterback Cole Norris. The 6-foot-3, 264-pound Cornwell helped the offense average 30.2 points per game during a five-game winning streak, which included the Sailors' first CIF Southern Section playoff win in five years. Cornwell earned third-team All-Orange County and first-team All-Sunset League honors.

GIOVANNI GENTOSI

OL/Corona del Mar

The junior center anchored CdM's no-huddle spread offense, which averaged an area-best 32.5 points per game. Gentosi, a 6-foot-2, 218-pounder, always delivered quality snaps to quarterback Cayman Carter, who was usually in shotgun formation. The Sea Kings averaged 203.2 yards rushing and 164.4 yards passing. Gentosi earned first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors.