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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cal-Hi Sports 2011 All State Football Team

First Team
OL Freddie Tagaloa (Salesian, Richmond) 6-8, 310, Sr. First catching our attention on the basketball court in his freshman year as a player off the bench for Salesian’s CIF Division IV state championship team, this big man is an impressive athlete in football as well. He helped the Pride go 14-0 and capture the North Coast Section Division IV championship. He has committed to Cal, which is where former Salesian running back Jahvid Best also played. Tagaloa isn’t quite yet done with basketball, either, as he starts for a Salesian team currently No. 33 in the POWERADE FAB 50 national rankings.

LB Su’a Cravens (Vista Murrieta, Murrieta) 6-3, 210, Jr. A finalist for Mr. Football State Player of the Year, he was named our Junior Player of the Year over fellow first-teamer Johnny Stanton after an impressive season on both sides of the ball. Known more for his play on the defense, Cravens recorded 96 tackles and 11 sacks while making three interceptions. On offense, he rushed for 673 yards and 15 touchdowns while also catching 20 passes for four touchdowns. Cravens already has also been chosen as Player of the Year by the Los Angeles Times and Riverside Press-Enterprise. He led Vista Murrieta to a 14-0 record on the field (not counting forfeits) and the CIFSS Inland Division title.

DB Randall Goforth (Long Beach Poly, Long Beach) 5-10, 165, Sr. A cover corner who also returned kicks and could catch passes, Goforth was named the team MVP for the 10-2 Jackrabbits. He ended with 79 tackles, four interceptions and was a main reason Poly’s defense was one of the best in the state. Goforth committed to Arizona State with four other teammates before the start of the season. 

LB/TE Butch Pau’u (Servite, Anaheim) 6-0, 220, Sr. Some colleges may wish he was taller but there is no doubting his talent and his hard hitting ability after three impressive seasons starting for the Friars. Pau’u was named the Trinity League Defensive Player of the Year and first team All-Orange County for the second year in a row. Before the season started, he gave a verbal to BYU but that hasn't stopped teams like Nebraska and Colorado to also offer in hopes of getting him to change his mind. He also played tight end on offense and repeatedly opened holes for Servite’s various running backs. When the team played Bishop Gorman of Nevada in an ESPN TV game, there were many who thought Pau’u was the best player on the field.

Fourth Team
TE Jeremiah Valoaga (Channel Islands, Oxnard)
OL Leo Lafaele (Centennial, Corona) 
DL Aaron Leauma (Mission Hills, San Marcos)
LB Salamo Fiso (Long Beach Poly)
QB/RB Christian Tago (Highland, Palmdale) 

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