All-LA City Section High School Football Team 2021 by SBLive – High School Sports News, Scores, Videos, Rankings
From San Pedro quarterback Aidan Jackson to Canoga Park linebacker Anthony Villalobos, there have been several standout players in Los Angeles City Section high school football this season.
Jackson and Villalobos are two of 26 student-athletes honored as part of SBLive’s 2021 All-LA City Section high school football team. The team was put together by SBLive reporter Connor Morrissette.
SBLIVES 2021 ALL-LA CITY SECTION FOOTBALL TEAM
Quarterback: Aidan Jackson-San Pedro-Senior
Jackson established himself as QB1 in the LA City Section that season. He completed 63.8% of his passes for 2,280 yards, 32 touchdowns and just two interceptions.
Running Back: Daniel Anoh – Palisades – Sr
Anoh was named Western League Player of the Year after rushing for 1,419 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead Palisades to an 11-1 record and one of the best seasons in school history. Anoh scored a first down every time he carried the ball and finished the year at 10.6 yards per rush.
Running back: Kayden Collins – Canoga Park – senior
Collins led the section in rushing yards with 2,492. He also hit the longest touchdown streak in the City Section that season when he had a 98-yard score in the Division 1 playoffs against Arleta. Collins finished the season with 26 touchdowns averaging 11.3 yards per carry. The senior also played defensive back for the Hunters, tapping a pass away against Franklin in the first round of the playoffs to give Canoga Park an overtime win. Few players, if any, have had a greater impact on their team than Collins for Canoga Park this autumn.
Wide receiver: Arlis Boardingham – Birmingham – senior
Boardingham has had a great season for the Open Division champions Patriots. He rushed for five touchdowns and also caught 43 passes for 836 yards and 15 points. Defensively, he made 67 tackles, eight of which were lost. He also returned a fumble, which he regained for a score. On special teams, Boardingham punted five times for Birmingham and pinned opponents within her 20-yard line. Boardingham also returned two punts for touchdowns that season.
Wide receivers: Hector Ceballos-Franklin-Junior
Ceballos led the City Section with 1,504 yards and 19 touchdowns, respectively, that season. He was the only city wide out to average over 100 yards per game (136.7).
Wide receiver: Robert Sarmiento-San Pedro-Senior
In the absence of a truly great tight end in City this season, we’re honoring a third wide receiver. Sarmiento has done everything for San Pedro this year. He caught 35 passes for 612 yards and 12 points. He also rushed for two touchdowns. In defense, he made 19 tackles and also returned a push-off for a special teams result.
Offensive Line: Carlos Rivera – Birmingham – Senior
Rivera has established himself as the top two-way lineman in the LA City Section this season. He’s a stallion on the offensive line and on the defensive line he has 62 tackles, 14 of which were losses.
Offensive line: Tobias Brown – Hamilton – Senior
Brown was named Western League Offensive Lineman of the Year this fall. He was an important part of the Yankees’ 9-4 season. Hamilton finished second in Division 2.
Offensive Line: Jonathan Pizante – Palisades – Senior
Pizante was a First Team All-Western League pick. He helped pave the way for Anoh’s record season.
Offensive Line: Arthur Williams – Banning – Junior
Williams was the top offensive lineman for one of the best rushing attacks in town this season.
Offensive line: Gabriel Anguiano – San Pedro – Senior
Anguiano was one of the best offensive linemen in LA City football this fall.
Line of Defence: Thomas Kensinger – Venice – Senior
Kensinger showed in his senior season that he’s a real college contender. Whether lined up at the defensive end or the tight end, he’s made numerous game-winning games for Venice this year. After 103 tackles with 18.5 tackles for losses, Kensinger was named Western League Defensive Player of the Year.
Line of Defense: Luke Ah-kiong – Banning – Senior
Leading Banning’s defense that fall, Ah-kiong made 51 tackles, losing 11 of them. on the offensive, He also produced punishing hits as a full-back.
Defensive Line: Marlon Abarca – South Gate – Senior
One of the biggest surprises of the fall was South Gate, who won a victorious Eastern League title. Following the Rams’ triumph, Abarca was named Eastern League Defensive Player of the Year.
Defender: Delamonte Barnes – Birmingham – Senior
Barnes has been a tough hit as a linebacker and running back this season. He made 85 tackles, losing 11, in addition to forcing two fumbles and recovering one. On offense, Barnes had a habit of running over defenders. He finished the season with 845 rushing yards and 11 TD’s.
Linebackers: Kelvin Duran-Arleta-Senior
Duran put Arleta on his back this season. He made 53 tackles as a linebacker that year, but it was his running back game that really helped him earn an All-City spot. Duran was one of only two LA City running backs to finish the season at over 200 yards per game. He finished the year with 2,218 rushing yards and a city section high of 31 touchdowns.
Linebacker: Anthony Villalobos – Canoga Park – Sr
Villalobos has led the City Section in tackles (156) and tackles to lose (33) this season.
Linebackers: Saleem Marshall-Reseda-Senior
Marshall has been one of the best defenders in one of the City Section’s best defenses this season. He made 93 tackles with 14 lost tackles and forced three fumbles.
Defensive Back: Mychai Williams – Dorsey – Senior
Williams led the City Section with ten interceptions this season. He was voted Coliseum League Player of the Year.
Defensive Back: Timothy Jackson – Birmingham – Senior
Jackson led Birmingham with eight interceptions that season.
Defensive defenders: Peyton Waters – Birmingham – Sophomore
Waters is the only sophomore making up our all-city team. In the 24-14 Birmingham Open Division win over San Pedro, he caught a 25-yard TD, had an impressive strip and fumbled recovery at a San Pedro receiver, and had multiple pass breaks. Overall, Waters caught 19 passes for 346 yards and seven touchdowns on offense this season. On defense, he made 32 tackles, had an interception and forced two fumbles. He looks like the City Section’s next great football player.
Defensive Back: Jaden Rattay – Lincoln – Junior
Rattay is another two-way standout. That season for a Lincoln team that went undefeated in the regular season, he nabbed seven interceptions and made 51 tackles. On offense, he caught 32 passes for 716 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Kicker: Giovanni Ferrero – Palisades – Senior
Ferrero was the best kicker in town this year. He made a section with nine field goals and 50 PATs.
Punter: Justin Vergara-Garfield-Senior
Vergara had a great season as a punter, averaging 39.9 yards per punt, leading the section. As a kicker, he made all 40 PATs he kicked.
K/P Returnees: Rashawn Jackson – Venice – Junior
Jackson was the most dangerous returnee in the section this fall. He returned a whopping four kickoffs for touchdowns and also returned a punt for a TD.
Total Special Teamer: Jared Andrade-Miranda – Roosevelt – Junior
Dubbed the “Swiss Army Knife” by head coach Aldo Parral, Andrade-Miranda has done everything for Roosevelt this season as a running back, linebacker, and special teams player.