Sierra Canyon’s DJ Harvey shines a spotlight on the region-wide spring football team – Daily News


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PLAYER OF THE YEAR – DJ Harvey, Sierra Canyon, Sr. (WR / DB)

Harvey was the top player on the region’s top team this spring football season, and he played at an elite level on both sides of the ball.

As a dynamic, two-way playmaker, Harvey tallied 439 yards and five touchdowns with one rushing touchdown, and secured a cornering role with one interception and one fielding block on defense in six games.

The senior linked at Virginia Tech finished with 638 all-purpose yards.

Sierra Canyon (5-1) showed he has no fear by starting the spring season on the road with defending National Champion St. John Bosco. The Trailblazers lost the opener, but have proven they are part of the conversation when it comes to elite-level high school football teams. Harvey helped Sierra Canyon win their next five straight games by scoring touchdowns and playing a key role on a defense that hasn’t allowed a touchdown in their last five games.

The Trailblazers have beaten their opponents 228-2 in the last five games, including a 42-0 shellacking against Oaks Christian at home, which was billed as the No. 1 vs. No. 2 team in the region. Harvey torched the Lions defense for 129 yards and two touchdowns that night.

Harvey finished his four-year college career at Sierra Canyon with 3,044 receiving yards, 175 catches and 25 total touchdowns. Along the way, he won two CIF Southern Section titles, a CIF SoCal regional title and participation in the CIF State Championship.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jaylen Henderson, Chaminade, Sr. (QB)

Henderson’s impact was apparent from the moment he stepped back onto the pitch. After originally deciding to retire from the shortened spring football season to avoid risking injury before reporting to Fresno State in the fall, he decided to retire.

Henderson dominated and led the Eagles in the Mission League title with 1,402 assists, 15 touchdowns and just one interception in five games. He also ran for 345 yards – including two games with over 100 rushing yards – and a touchdown.

The future Bulldog ended his senior campaign by completing 12 of 16 passes for 339 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-20 win over Cathedral to claim a share of the league title.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Cole Bullock, Sierra Canyon, Sr. (LB)

Bullock has been the heart of Sierra Canyon’s defense this spring, a defense that hasn’t allowed a touchdown in the last five games. In fact, Bullock led a non-scoring defense for 225 straight minutes of play.

The uncompromising linebacker led the team in tackles with 48 in six games, including four tackles for a loss (two sacks).

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR – Ruben Gamboa, Chaminade, DB

Gamboa was the only freshman named to the All-Mission League first team this spring, and rightly so, having led the Eagles in tackles (56) in six games. He also had four pass deflections.

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR – Caleb Alvary, Simi Valley, So., RB

Alvary came out of nowhere this spring, torching the rushing defenses with 477 rushing yards with 11 touchdowns in five games. He had over 100 yards in three games. He also scored a touchdown on reception.

Alvary’s best game came against Agoura when he ran for 93 yards on 11 carries and scored four touchdowns.

ALL ZONES OFFENSE

QB – Travis Throckmorton, Simi Valley, Jr.

QB – Colton Fitzgerald, Saugus, Sr.

RB – Jason Jones, Sierra Canyon, Jr.

RB – Floyd Chalk, Alemany, Jr.

RB – Dijon Stanley, Granada Hills Charter, So.

RB – Caleb McCarty, Cleveland, Sr.

WR – Kevin Green, Alemany, Jr.

WR – JT Thompson, Harvard-Westlake, Jr.

WR – Hunter Girch, Saugus, Sr.

WR – Ian Duarte, Chaminade, So.

TE – Arlis Boardingham, Birmingham, Jr.

OL – Eduardo Fuentes, Alemany, Sr.

OL – Michael Wooten, Sierra Canyon, Jr.

OL – Kekoa Pele-Allen, Oaks Christian, Sr.

OL – Adam Sotelo, Chaminade, So.

ATH – Max Garrison, Saint-François. Jr.

K – Ty Morrison, Valencia, Sr.

ALL TERRAIN DEFENSE

DL – Ezekiel Larry, Sierra Canyon, Jr.

DL – Isaiah Navarro, Paraclet, Sr.

DL – Ayo Olabode, Reseda, Sr.

DL – Raysean Gilmore, Golden Valley, Sr.

LB – Jaylen Braddock, Chaminade, Sr.

LB – Malachie Hannah, Simi Valley, Jr.

LB – Niuafe “Junior” Tuihalamaka, Alemany, Jr.

LB – Jackson Stein, Valence, Sr.

DB – Kamari Ramsey, Sierra Canyon, Jr.

DB – Carson Schwesinger, Oaks Christian, Sr.

DB – RJ Jones, Alemany, So.

DB – Jake East, Agoura, Jr.

P – Brenden Segovia, Oaks Christian, Sr.

TOP 5 TEAM FINALS

1. Sierra Canyon (5-1)

2. Chaminade (4-1)

3. Germany (4-1)

4. Christian oaks (4-2)

5. Saugus (5-0)

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