Corona del Mar High center Giovanni Gentosi earned the CIF Southern Section Southern Division Offensive Player of the Year award and CdM defensive end Parker Chase the Defensive Player of the Year award for leading the Sea Kings to a historic football season.
Gentosi and Chase are two of 10 CdM players to make All-CIF after the Sea Kings claimed their second straight undefeated Pacific Coast League title, their third straight CIF Southern Section Southern Division title, and their first CIF State Division III title.
Corona del Mar's Scott Meyer received the CIF Southern Section Southern Division Coach of the Year honor for the third straight season. Meyer became the first high school coach in California to guide a football team to a 16-0 season.
Newport Harbor senior wide receiver Quest Truxton is one of four Sailors on the All-CIF Southern Section Southwest Division team. Newport Harbor finished tied for second in the Sunset League and reached the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division final, its first section title-game appearance since 2005.
Costa Mesa senior tailback Oronde Crenshaw is one of four Mustangs garnering All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division accolades. Costa Mesa finished undefeated in Orange Coast League play and reached the CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoffs.
Corona del Mar's All-CIF honorees include senior quarterback Luke Napolitano, junior tailback Cole Martin, junior receivers Cole Collins and Bo St. Geme, senior right guard Brett Olson, junior cornerback Brett Greenlee, senior safety Charlie Griffin and junior defensive tackle Justin Hess. The Sea Kings, who went 5-0 in league, defeated Garden Grove, 42-21, in the CIF Southern Section Southern Division final at Orange Coast College and they knocked off Atherton Sacred Heart Prep, 27-15, in the CIF State Division III Bowl Game at the StubHub Center in Carson.
Newport Harbor's other three All-CIF picks are senior left tackle Ramsey Hufford, junior quarterback Cole Norris and senior cornerback Cory Stowell. They helped the Sailors go 8-6, 3-2 in league. Newport Harbor lost to Huntington Beach, 42-28, in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division final at Angel Stadium.
The three other All-CIF selections from Costa Mesa (7-4, 5-0 in league) are senior guard Marco Zalpa, senior outside linebacker Quinton Bell and senior defensive end Joseph Quiroz.
Gentosi, a three-year starter, went 40-4 as a starter, including ending his career with 26 straight victories. The Sea Kings' 26-game winning streak is currently the longest in the state.
Gentosi, a two-time All-CIF selection, earned the Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team Player of the Year and Pacific Coast League MVP awards, and first-team All-Orange County honors. The Sea Kings averaged 219.1 rushing yards, 171.9 passing yards and 34.3 points per game.
Gentosi is the third straight CdM player in as many years to be named the CIF Southern Section Southern Division Offensive Player of the Year.
Chase registered 16 sacks, two shy of CdM's single-season record. He totaled 97 tackles with one interception, four fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) and three forced fumbles.
Chase, a member first-team All-Orange County and All-Pacific Coast League representative, played a key role for a CdM defense that allowed just 9.6 points per game.
Napolitano, a two-time All-CIF pick, set CdM single-season school records for passing yards (2,645) and completions (197). He threw for 25 touchdowns, with 11 interceptions, and completed 62.3% of his passes.
Napolitano's career numbers for passing yards (2,703) and completions (203) rank No. 1 at CdM.
Napolitano, also a first-team All-Pacific Coast League selection who shared the Dream Team Offensive Player of the Year award, rushed for 272 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Martin set CdM single-season records for rushing yards (1,870), rushing touchdowns (21) and total points (126). He was second-team All-Orange County, first-team All-Pacific Coast League and a Dream Team honoree.
Collins set CdM single-season records for receptions (60) and receiving yards (1,000). He had eight touchdown catches.
Collins was first-team All-Pacific Coast League and a Dream Team honoree.
St. Geme tied the CdM single-season record for catches with 60. He finished with 750 receiving yards and eight receiving touchdowns.