High-SchoolCalifornia: Zach Kline

State Football Passing Yards Leaders

July, 16, 2012
California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSJ'Juan Muldrow (left) caught 99-yard pass from Tanner Trosin that gave Trosin new state record.
Latest new, updated list of all-time bests for a single season from the exclusive Cal-Hi Sports state record book is topped by a new record holder from the 2011 season. Heisman Trophy favorite Matt Barkley of USC along with several other likely college starters – like Brett Nottingham at Stanford and Joe Southwick at Boise State – also are included.

California’s first 5,000-yard passer eclipsed the previous state record for most yards in a season on a state record-tying 99-yard touchdown pass in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Division II championship. Tanner Trosin couldn’t do enough, however, to prevent his team at Folsom from losing in that game to Vacaville. Still, his final season total of 5,185 yards easily surpassed the earlier record of 4,907 established in 1999 by David Koral from Palisades of Pacific Palisades.

Here are the updated all-time leaders from the state record book heading into the 2012 season now with nearly 200 listings:

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All-State Football First Team Offense

January, 25, 2012
Zach KlineMark Tennis/ESPNHSQB Zach Kline followed up strong showing at Elite 11 camp last summer by leading team to CIF North Coast Section Division I final.
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Linemen lead best class of big guys in state history while two juniors take advantage of sub-par running back class and get up onto the first team.

Note: This is the fourth release of several highlighting the 33rd annual edition of the ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Team. Previous releases focused on small schools, medium schools and underclass.

Click here for the All-State Underclass teams (juniors, sophomores).

Click here for the list of those that were on our board as nominees for all of this year’s all-state teams in all divisions.

Here is a closer look at the 12 players chosen first team offense:

WR Deontay Greenberry (Washington, Easton) 6-3, 190, Sr.
The ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports Mr. Football State Player of the Year had a remarkable season with state record totals of 33 touchdown catches and 2,165 yards. Greenberry also caught 109 passes, played a ball-hawking brand of defense in the secondary and led Washington (14-0) to the CIF Division III state bowl championship. Greenberry has committed to Notre Dame.

WR Darreus Rogers (Carson) 6-2, 195, Sr.
With a verbal to USC before the season even started, this standout wideout started and ended in big-time fashion despite being the focal point for the opposition. He opened with 12 catches for 255 yards and three scores in a win over Mater Dei and then caught 12 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Long Beach Poly. After ending with 13 catches for 251 yards and two touchdowns in a loss to Narbonne, Rogers finished with 64 catches for 1,251 yards and eight touchdowns.

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Five Days of List-Mas: CA's A-List

December, 12, 2011

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Whether you're putting together a grouping of best quarterbacks or worst albums, or you're making that special list for Santa, there's nothing quite like a good list. So in honor of the holiday season we're bringing you lists all week long — Merry List-Mas!

Today: California's A-Listers

What is an A-Lister? In Hollywood, it's the George Clooney and Julia Roberts crowd. In the NFL, Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are A-Listers. In the NBA, it’s LeBron James and Kobe Bryant. The A-List is the best of the best. So which high school athletes can be considered A-Listers in California this year? That’s where today’s list comes in. Regardless of sport, here’s our list of the top five A-List athletes in the state.

Grant Jerrett, Senior
La Verne Lutheran, Basketball

Zach Kline, Senior
San Ramon Valley, Football

Rio Ruiz, Senior
Bishop Amat, Football/Baseball

Trey Williams, Senior
Valencia, Baseabll

Lucas Giolito and Max Fried
Harvard Westlake, Baseball

Click here to check out some of the other states in our Five Days of List-Mas.

Tomorrow: The top underclassman football players from California.

Think I missed someone who should be on the A-List? Hit me on Twitter (@ESPNHSGrimala) and make your case.