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Orange County: Servite sweeps section's Pac-5 football awards

Servite, which won a second consecutive Pac-5 football championship this season behind a brick wall defense and a lightning quick running back, swept the top awards for the Southern Section’s marquee division.

Hard-hitting linebacker Matt Inman was named the defensive player of the year in the division, and running back Malik Felton – who began the season as a slot receiver but moved to tailback after a series of injuries – was named the offensive player of the year.

Troy Thomas, whose team won 25 in a row before losing badly to Concord De La Salle in the California Open Bowl Championship, was named the section’s coach of the year.

Eight Servite players made the All-Pac 5 team, while there were seven from Mission Viejo—which was undefeated going into the Pac-5 title game—and four from Los Alamitos.

Others who received top awards in their respective sections were quarterback Cody Clements, junior linebacker Aaron Porter and Coach Frank Mazzotta of La Habra in the Southwest Division; and Garden Grove’s Josh Webb – who played quarterback, receiver and running back – and Coach Willy Puga, and Corona del Mar linebacker Preston Risser in the Southern Division.

Here is a complete list of Orange County players who were selected. Click here for the list of all divisions.

Pac-5 Division

Offensive player of the year: Malik Felton

Defensive player of the year: Matt Inman

Coach of the year: Troy Thomas

First team offense and defense

Malik Felton, Servite, Sr., RB

Dallas Kessman, Mission Viejo, Sr., RB

Alex Bridgford, Mission Viejo, Jr., QB

Travis Averil, Servite, Jr., OL

Max Tuerk, Santa Margarita, Jr., OL

Austin Maass, Mission Viejo, Jr., OL

Kyle Murphy, San Clemente, Jr., OL

Andrew Main, Los Alamitos, Sr., OL

Bryan Keller, Mission Viejo, Sr., WR

Victor Blackwell, Mater Dei, Sr., WR

Adam Young, Santa Margarita, Sr., Util.

Connor Loftus, Servite, Sr., K

Karlton Dennis, Servite, Sr., DB

Ethan DeSilva, Mission Viejo, Sr., DB

Jordan Jones, Servite, Sr., DB

Troy Niklas, Servite, Sr., DL

Sean O’Grady, Tesoro, Sr., DL

Kyle Zottneck, Los Alamitos, Sr., DL

Riley Detrick, Mission Viejo, Sr., DL

Matt Inman, Servite, Sr., LB

Tre Madden, Mission Viejo, Sr., LB

Butch Pauu, Servite, Jr., LB

Joseph Schmidt, Mater Dei, Sr., LB

Andrew Faraimo, Los Alamitos, Sr., LB

Richard Turner, Los Alamitos, Sr., Util.

Southwest Division

Offensive player of the year: Cody Clements, La Habra

Defensive player of the year: Aaron Porter, La Habra

Coach of the year: Frank Mazzotta, La Habra

First team offense and defense

Tyler Siudzinski, Tustin, Jr., RB

Vincent Rivera, Cypress, Jr., RB

Drake Griffin, La Habra, Sr., RB

Jordan Long, El Dorado, Sr., RB

Nico Jackson, El Toro, Sr., RB

Jovanny Melendez, Tustin, Sr., OL

Faitele Faafoa, Tustin, Sr., OL

Kyle Peko, La Habra, Sr., OL

Josh Elkington, La Habra, Sr., OL

Zachary Guillaume, Fullerton, Sr., OL

Nyles Amelita, Foothill, Sr., OL

Jack Alvarez, El Toro, Sr., OL

Ari Uzo-Okereke, San Juan Hills, Sr., OL

Clay Scarborough, Villa Park, Sr., WR

Eli Pleasant, La Palma Kennedy, Jr., WR

Joey Willis, Garden Grove Pacifica, Sr., WR

Michael Perryman, San Juan Hills, Sr., WR

Andrew Dimond, Aliso Niguel, Sr., WR

Cody Clements, La Habra, Sr., QB

Wes Harris, El Toro, Sr., K

Josh Talbot, Villa Park, Sr., DB

Kapena Olsen, Villa Park, Sr., DB

Mike Sparling, La Habra, Sr., DB

Will Peppard, La Habra, Sr., DB

Paul Jovel, Fullerton, Sr., DB

Cody Johnson, Garden Grove Pacifica, Sr., DB

Ryan Ur, Laguna Hills, Sr., DB

Josh Seiler, Anaheim Canyon, Sr., DL

Ben Sowma, La Habra, Sr., DL

Jackson Buis, Fullerton, Sr., DL

Eduardo Reyes, Sonora, Sr., DL

Humana Sasi, Tustin, Sr., DL

Mark Martindale, Laguna Hills, Sr., DL

Ryan Murphy, El Toro, Sr., DL

David Tafuna, Villa Park, Sr., LB

Aaron Porter, La Habra, Jr., LB

Simon Poti, Fullerton, Sr., LB

Diego Mendoza, Tustin, Sr., LB

Jordan Pounds, Cypress, Sr., LB

Anthony Martinez, Fullerton, Sr., P

Southern Division

Offensive player of the year: Josh Webb, Garden Grove

Defensive player of the year: Preston Risser, Corona del Mar

Coach of the year: Willy Puga, Garden Grove

First team offense and defense

Josh Webb, Garden Grove, Sr., QB

Howard Gauta, Loara, Sr., RB

Max Neser, Woodbridge, Sr., RB

Gary Ferman, Segerstrom, Sr., RB

Jalen Carver, Woodbridge, Sr., RB

Ricky Bautista, Northwood, Jr., RB

Hector Rico, Anaheim, Sr., RB

Nick Gstrein, Woodbridge, Sr., WR

Will Barring, Beckman, Sr., WR

DeVante Bates, Magnolia, Sr., WR

Robert Owens, Loara, Sr., WR

Chris Paul, Laguna Beach, Sr., WR

Zack Bateman, Estancia, Jr., OL

Dante Russomano, Garden Grove, Jr., OL

Ernie Paniagua, Rancho Alamitos, Sr., OL

Alex Dole, Irvine, Sr., OL

Robbie Duginger, Northwood, Sr., OL

Garret Pike, Beckman, Sr., OL

Zach Rivera, Beckman, Jr., Util.

Andrew Boehm, Corona del Mar, Sr., K

Avery Williams, Garden Grove, Sr., DB

Eduardo Garcia, Century, Sr., DB

Matt Carlyle, Estancia, Sr., DB

Matt Cottrell, Corona del Mar, Jr., DB

Brett Hurley, Rancho Alamitos, Jr., DB

Lewis Repuna, Westminster La Quinta, Sr., DB

Michael Congelliere, Ocean View, Sr., LB

Terry Williams, Godinez, Sr., LB

Joey Smith, Beckman, Sr., LB

Alejandro Perez, Garden Grove, So., LB

Preston Risser, Corona del Mar, Sr., LB

Alex Robinson, Northwood, Sr., DL

Austin Archer, Beckman, Sr., DL

James Turcato, Garden Grove, Sr., DL

Francis Folau, Magnolia, Jr., DL

Manny Burciaga, Santa Ana Valley, Sr., DL

Atlas Smith, Segerstrom, Sr., DL

Ricardo Rosas, Saddleback, Sr., DL

Jacoby Kersey, Westminster La Quinta, Sr., Util.

Robert Murtha, Estancia, So., P

East Valley Division

First team offense and defense

T.J. Danner, Sage Hill, Sr., OL

James Murayama, St. Margaret’s, Sr., WR

Brennan Smith, St. Margaret’s, Sr., K

Davis Edwards, St. Margaret’s, Sr., DB

Bryan Flores, St. Margaret’s, Sr., DL

Mid Valley Division

First team offense and defense

Cameron Stanley, Whittier Christian, Sr., WR

Ryan Wallace, Whittier Christian, Jr., OL

Rudy Robles, Whittier Christian, Sr., LB

Jeff Worthy, Whittier Christian, Sr., DL

George Flynn, Whittier Christian, Sr., DL

Stephen Anderson, Whittier Christian, Sr., P