Corona del Mar High senior center Giovanni Gentosi was named the Pacific Coast League MVP as he anchored the Sea Kings' most successful football season in school history.
Gentosi, one of 11 Sea Kings receiving first-team recognition, paved the way to CdM's 16-0 perfect season and it becoming the first high school football team to accomplish the feat in California.
The Sea Kings claimed their second straight undefeated league title and third straight CIF Southern Section Southern Division title, before they won the CIF State Southern California Regional Division III Bowl Game and CIF State Division III Bowl Game for the first time.
Gentosi capped his CdM three-year career as a starter with a 27-15 victory against Atherton Sacred Heart Prep in the CIF State Division III Bowl Game at the StubHub Center in Carson. The game marked Gentosi's 44th consecutive start, a stretch in which CdM went 40-4.
Gentosi, who is a repeat first-team selection, helped CdM finish No. 21 in CalHiSports.com's final state rankings. The Sea Kings' school-best 26-game winning streak is currently the longest in the state.
The Sea Kings' first-team members include senior Luke Napolitano, a quarterback and punter, junior tailback Cole Martin, senior lineman Brett Olson, senior tight end Braden Brahs, junior wide receivers Cole Collins and Bo St. Geme, junior defensive ends Parker Chase and Harrison Carter, junior linebacker Hoyt Crance, and junior cornerback Brett Greenlee. They led CdM to a 5-0 record in league.
Napolitano set CdM single-season school records for passing yards (2,645) and completions (197). He threw for 25 touchdowns, with 11 interceptions, and completed 62.3% of his passes.
Napolitano's career numbers for passing yards (2,703) and completions (203) rank No. 1 at CdM.
Napolitano rushed for 272 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Napolitano averaged 39.4 yards per punt, and his longest punt went for 55 yards. Five of his punts were downed inside the opponent's 20-yard line.
Martin set CdM single-season records for rushing yards (1,870), rushing touchdowns (21) and total points (126).
Collins and St. Geme each finished with 60 catches, a CdM single-season record.
Collins' receiving yards (1,000) are a CdM single-season record. He had eight touchdown receptions.
St. Geme finished with 750 receiving yards and eight touchdown catches.
Chase produced 16 sacks, two shy of CdM's single-season record. He totaled 97 tackles with one interception, four fumble recoveries (one returned for a touchdown) and three forced fumbles.
Carter registered 10.5 sacks and 67 tackles. He had two fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles.
Crance amassed 97 tackles, three interceptions and one fumble recovery.
Greenlee had three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and two blocked kicks.
Corona del Mar's second-team members are sophomore running back Anthony Battista, junior lineman Justin Hess, junior outside linebacker Hugh Crance, senior safety Charlie Griffin and junior safety Barrett Barbato.
— From staff reportsCopyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun