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State Football TD Catch Leaders

July, 23, 2012
California high school footballMark Tennis/ESPNHSLe Grand's Zach Moreno hauled in 21 touchdown catches during 2011 season.
Here’s one updated list from the exclusive Cal-Hi Sports state record book with a new all-time leader from last season. This one also still includes a current NBA player in the top 10, but the Earvin Johnson listed is no relation to Magic.

For 31 years, the state record for most touchdown catches in one season was held at least in part by John McKay Jr. from Bishop Amat of La Puente, who caught passes from current USC athletic director and former NFL QB Pat Haden. McKay’s record was tied in 1999, but it was surpassed last year by Deontay Greenberry from Washington Union of Fresno. Greenberry finished with 33 touchdowns and helped the Panthers win the CIF Division III state championship.

Here are the updated all-time leaders from the Cal-Hi Sports state record book heading into the 2012 season now with more than 100 listings:

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Cal-Hi Sports Boys State Stat Stars

February, 23, 2012
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The lucky number is 49 for Tulare’s William Stallworth and Cantwell Sacred Heart’s Jose Estrada. San Jose Leigh sharpshooter Trevor Peterson also among best with 46-point night.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school basketball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, Feb. 18 and some games as of Tuesday, Feb. 21; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Jamir Andrews (Dublin)
The Gaels’ junior guard scored 32 points in a North Coast Section D2 opening-round 85-64 win over Rohnert Park Rancho Cotate.

Armani Collins (Stuart Hall, San Francisco)
He’s only a freshman, but at 6-foot-4 we may be hearing more about him in the future. For now, in a 47-40 win over Petaluma St. Vincent de Paul, Armani made like the Italian fashion guru, designing a double-double 19-point, 13-rebound performance.

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All-State Football: Small Schools

January, 21, 2012
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Greenberry, three others from Washington Union gain annual honors from Cal-Hi Sports while four from Sierra Canyon are tabbed.

Note: This is the second release of several highlighting the 33rd annual edition of the ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports All-State Football Team. Still to come are All-State Medium Schools, All-State First Team, All-State Second Team and All-State Third Team. The small schools team is comprised of players from Division IV and Division V schools that are eligible for our traditional state rankings. That is why CIF Division III state champ Washington of Easton has players in this group while schools like Lompoc, Campolindo and Marin Catholic will have players eligible for our medium schools all-state team.

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 this year’s all-state teams in all divisions.

Mr. Football State Player of the Year Deontay Greenberry from Washington of Easton leads the way on the annual Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools Football Team.

Greenberry, a receiver who set state records for touchdown catches in a season and receiving yards in a season, is one of four players from CIF Division III state champ Washington to earn a selection. The other three are running back Donald Phelps (first team), linebacker K.C. Migliore (second team) and quarterback/running back Chris Cain (second team).

The quarterback position is among the best for California small schools ever and was very difficult to choose. Elite 11 camp participant Shane Dillon of El Cajon Christian was first team while University of Arizona-bound Nathan Sudfield was second team. Others, such as Carmel’s Devin Pearson and Sierra Canyon’s Tyler Stewart, made the first team as multi-purpose players.

Here is the complete roster of the 2011 Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools Football Teams:

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