May 27, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

Santa Ana’s Patrick McMorris and seven teammates along with Woodbridge’s Jacob Nash earn All-CIF Division 8 honors

Patrick McMorris (left) and teammate Julian Gomez from Santa Ana High were among eight players named All-CIF first team Monday. (Photo: Fernando M. Donado, For OC Sports Zone)

Eight members of the Santa Ana High football team were named to the All-CIF Division 8 first team selected by the Football Coaches Association which was announced on Monday.

Santa Ana back Patrick McMorris, who committed last week to San Diego State (please click here to see the story) was joined on the offense by linemen Marcos Barriga and Jhon Ramirez and quarterback Julian Gomez, who was listed as utility.

Woodbridge receiver Jacob Nash, the most valuable player of the Pacific Coast League and the OC Sports Zone all Irvine team, was also named to first team offensive team.

Santa Ana also had four players named to the first team defense: backs Drew Ramirez and Bryan Guevara, linebacker Zennen Flores and lineman Nick Larriva (who has committed to Idaho State).

The offensive player of the year was Kaiser running back Christian Hunter, who led Kaiser to the CIF Division 8 title, the defensive player of the year was linebacker Jake Medders of Arcadia and the coach of the year was Bill Cardosi from Kaiser.

The offensive team:

DeMarco Moorer, Arcadia, RB

Patrick McMorris, Santa Ana, RB

Brandon Clemons, Tem. Canyon, RB

Trey Tribble, Kaiser, QB

Dylan Guerra, Arcadia, QB

Rolandiss Whitener, Arcadia, R

Cade Churchward, Tem. Valley, R

Ed Williams, Katella, R

Jacob Nash, Woodbridge, R

Nico Dell Ripa, Agoura, R

Eduardo Vasquez, Kaiser, L

Anthony Guevara, Kaiser, L

Milo Loretto, Arcadia, L

Marcos Barriga, Santa Ana, L

Jhon Ramirez, Santa Ana, L

Joe Hernandez, Tem. Canyon, L

Johnnie Cariste, Agoura, L

Julian Gomez, Santa Ana, util.

Ernesto Camacho, Arroyo, util.

Christian Reyes, Arcadia, K

The defensive team:

Lucas Mandujano, Kaiser, back

Drew Ramirez, Santa Ana, back

Bryan Guevara, Santa Ana, back

Easton Gibbs, Tem. Valley, back

Seth Randall, Katella, back

Ruben Duarte, Kaiser, LB

Gabriel Ortiz, Kaiser, LB

Zennen Flores, Santa Ana, LB

Sam Rosario, Katella, LB

Quentin Evans, Tem. Canyon, LB

David Kempton, Agoura, LB

Dylan Leonardis, Arroyo, LB

Joey Trejo, Kaiser, L

Josh Gonzalez, Kaiser, L

Nashawn Keith, Kaiser, L

Nick Larriva, Santa Ana, L

Jay Max Jacobsen, Tem. Valley, L

Bill Hennessy, San Dimas, L

Ben Tene, Agoura, L

Anson Pulsipher, Tem. Valley, utility