Clovis News: Sports

Clovis West, Kingsburg standouts win Cal-Hi football awards

Seniors Kendall Brock of Clovis West High and Garrett Steele of Kingsburg have been named All-State by Cal-Hi Sports, placing them on the elite football team selected by the state's leading high school sports website.

In addition, Clovis senior defensive back Donnell Vercher made the second team, and three seniors made the third team: linebacker Jordan Brown and lineman Donovan Lewis of Clovis West and wide receiver B.J. Kelley of Central.

Brock, The Bee's Player of the Year, rushed for a school-record 2,329 yards and scored 40 touchdowns for a 12-1 team that won the Central Section Division I title.

Headed to Nevada with three-year career totals of 4,817 yards rushing and 63 touchdowns, he was one of three running backs named to the 12-player offense. The others were Amir Carlisle of The King's Academy-Sunnyvale, who has committed to Stanford, and Steven Manfro of Valencia, who is going to UCLA.

Steele, a quarterback/safety, was one of six multi-purpose players named to the 30-member All-State team.

Previously honored as Cal-Hi's Medium Schools Player of the Year, he became what is believed to be the first player in state history to pass (2,177) and rush (2,008) for more than 2,000 yards as Kingsburg went 12-1 and won the section D-III championship.

The section also was represented on the first team by Centennial quarterback Cody Kessler.

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