Clovis High football, wrestling star Adrian Salas lands Cal-Hi honor

The Fresno BeeJuly 16, 2013 

Clovis High senior Adrian Salas — the Tri-River Athletic Conference Player of the Year in football and a state wrestling champion — was named California's Division I Boys Athlete of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports on Tuesday.

Senior Khalfani Muhammad of Notre Dame-Sherman Oaks (football/track and field) is a repeat selection as overall state Boys Athlete of the Year.

As arguably the best two-way player in the Central Section, Salas averaged six tackles per game, intercepted a pass and blocked a punt as a linebacker and also rushed for 708 yards and eight touchdowns for a 9-2 team that captured its first outright league title in 16 years.

In wrestling, Salas helped Clovis win a third consecutive state team title by defeating Canyon Springs-Moreno Valley's Immanuel Barber 5-1 in the 182-pound final to cap a 42-1, 22-pin season.

Salas was one of six athletes from the Fresno area to receive special mention by the state's leading authority on high school sports for their accomplishments during the 2012-13 school year.

Central's L.J. Moore (football/track and field), Clovis North's Christian Rossi (football/baseball) and Tulare's Keonta Vernon (football/basketball) — all seniors — were honorable mentions in D-I.

Mt. Whitney's Darius Armstead (football/track and field) was an honorable mention for D-III Senior Boys Athlete of the Year, while Clovis' Nick Nevills (football/wrestling) was listed among the top juniors.


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