Harvey was the best player on the area’s best team this spring football season, and he performed at an elite level on both sides of the ball.
As a two-way, dynamic playmaker, Harvey tallied 439 yards and five touchdowns receiving with one rushing touchdown, and provided a shut-down corner role with one interception and a field goal block on defense in six games.
The Virginia Tech-bound senior finished with 638 all-purpose yards.
Sierra Canyon (5-1) showed it’s not afraid by beginning the spring season on the road at reigning national champion St. John Bosco. The Trailblazers lost the opener, but proved they belong in the conversation when it comes to elite-level high school football teams. Harvey helped Sierra Canyon win its next five straight games by scoring touchdowns and playing a key role on a defense that didn’t allow a touchdown in its last five games.
The Trailblazers outscored their opponents 228-2 in the final five games, including a 42-0 shellacking of Oaks Christian at home, which was previewed as the area’s No. 1 versus No. 2 team. Harvey torched the Lions’ defense for 129 yards and two touchdowns that night.
Harvey finished his four-year varsity career at Sierra Canyon with 3,044 receiving yards, 175 catches and 25 total touchdowns. Along the way, he claimed two CIF Southern Section titles, a CIF SoCal Regional title and one CIF State championship appearance.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jaylen Henderson, Chaminade, Sr. (QB)
Henderson’s impact was apparent from the moment he stepped foot back on the field. After originally deciding to opt out of the abbreviated spring football season to avoid risking an injury before reporting to Fresno State in the fall, he decided to opt back in.
Henderson dominated and led the Eagles to the Mission League title with 1,402 passing, 15 touchdowns and just one interception in five games. He also rushed for 345 yards — including two games with more than 100 rushing yards – and a touchdown.
The future Bulldog finished his senior campaign by completing 12 of 16 passes for 339 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-20 win over Cathedral to clinch a share of the league title.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Cole Bullock, Sierra Canyon, Sr. (LB)
Bullock was the heartbeat of the Sierra Canyon defense this spring, a defense that didn’t allow a touchdown in the last five games. In fact, Bullock led a defense that didn’t allow a point for 225 straight minutes of game play.
The hard-nosed linebacker led the team in tackles with 48 in six games, including four tackles for 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 deservedly so, after leading the Eagles in tackles (56) in six games. He also had four pass deflections.
BREAKOUT PLAYERS OF THE YEAR – Caleb Alvary, Simi Valley, So., RB
Alvary came out of nowhere this spring, torching defenses on the ground with 477 yards rushing with 11 touchdowns in five games. He tallied more than 100 yards in three games. He also tacked on one receiving touchdown.
Alvary’s best game came against Agoura when he ran for 93 yards on 11 carries and scored four touchdowns.
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, St. Francis. Jr.
K – Ty Morrison, Valencia, Sr.
DL – Ezekiel Larry, Sierra Canyon, Jr.
DL – Isaiah Navarro, Paraclete, Sr.
DL – Ayo Olabode, Reseda, Sr.
DL – Raysean Gilmore, Golden Valley, Sr.
LB – Jaylen Braddock, Chaminade, Sr.
LB – Malachi Hannah, Simi Valley, Jr.
LB – Niuafe “Junior” Tuihalamaka, Alemany, Jr.
LB – Jackson Stein, Valencia, 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.
FINAL TOP 5 TEAMS
1. Sierra Canyon (5-1)
2. Chaminade (4-1)
3. Alemany (4-1)
4. Oaks Christian (4-2)
5. Saugus (5-0)