A wild Sunset League race ended with six of seven teams making the CIF Southern Section playoffs, and several local players took top awards for the 2013 all-league team.
Edison High senior two-way lineman Tico Fuga was named the Sunset's MVP. Another two-way lineman for the Chargers, Jesse Sosebee, also a senior, was named Offensive Lineman of the Year. Chargers' junior linebacker Manase Time took the Defensive Player of the Year honor.
"Those guys played big roles for us this year," Edison Coach Dave White said after the Chargers' season came to an end in November. "They were dominant."
Huntington Beach quarterback Kai Ross capped his varsity career by being named Offensive Back of the Year. Ross shares the honor with Newport Harbor junior quarterback Cole Norris.
"Kai had a tremendous season for us," Huntington Coach Eric Lo said after the Oilers defeated Newport Harbor, 42-28, in the CIF Southern Section Southwest Division championship game earlier this month at Angel Stadium.
Edison repeated as Sunset League champion. Huntington, Fountain Valley, Newport Harbor, and Los Alamitos all qualified for the Southwest Division playoffs.
2013 Sunset League Football Team
MVP: Tico Fuga, Sr., Edison
Offensive Player of the Year: Quest Truxton, Sr., Newport Harbor
Defensive Player of the Year: Manase Time, Jr., Edison
Offensive Back of the Year: Kai Ross, Sr., Huntington Beach; Cole Norris, Jr., Newport Harbor.
Defensive Back of the Year: Cory Stowell, Sr., Newport Harbor.
Offensive Lineman of the Year: Jesse Sosebee, Sr., Edison
Defensive Lineman of the Year: Michael Hayden, Sr., Los Alamitos; Ramsey Hufford, Sr., Newport Harbor.
Kicker of the Year: Hunter Kelley, Sr., Edison.
Edison: Markus Boyer, Sr.; Ricardo Perez, Jr.; Kiante Goudeau, Sr.; Marcus Epps, Sr.; Jake Favreau, Jr.; David Siliuta, Sr.; Tyler Warren, Sr.; Josh Marks, Sr.
Fountain Valley: Jacob Church, Sr.; Dominique Kane, Sr.; Hunter Margain, Jr.; Stone Escobedo, Jr.; Sal Ochoa, Jr.; Isaiah Davis, Sr.
Huntington Beach: Matt Tavakoli, Sr.; Evander Warren, Sr.; Mike Antimie, Sr.; Maurice Barber, Sr.
Marina: Daylan Harmeyer, Sr.; James Myers, Sr.
Los Alamitos: Sam Corder-Lee, Sr.; Damonte King, Sr.; Lorenzo Mendoza, Sr.; Kyle Robinson, Sr.; Denzai Brantley, Jr.; Blake Johnson, Jr.
Newport Harbor: Riley Gaddis, Jr.; Chance Siemonsma, Jr.; Brett Beaudette, Jr.; Garrett Hall, Sr.; Alex De Soto, Sr.; Joe Zavala, Sr.
Edison: Eddie Murray, Jr.; Michael Olive, Sr.; Christian Heffelman, Sr.; Matt Gane, Jr.; Josh Gruwell, Sr.; Gasper Ramirez, Soph.; Diego Velez, Sr.
Fountain Valley: Abraham Alkabbani, Sr.; Sam Bingham, Sr.; Ryan Finley, Jr.; Kyle Smith, Sr.; Cole Chambers, Jr.; Noah Rivard, Sr.
Huntington Beach: Nolan Thompson, Jr.; Sean Mastro, Sr.; Liam Jimmons, Soph.; Connor Kotchnik, Sr.; Hunter Simmons, Soph.
Marina: Josh Gordon, Jr.; Scott Phillips, Sr.; Steve Hernandez, Jr.; Jacob Lopez, Jr.; Mitchell Barnes, Jr.
Los Alamitos: Dashawn Gordon, Sr.; Kendall Brownlow, Sr.; Nick Wendell, Sr.; Jerry Raye, Sr.; Gus Lopez, Sr.; Cameron Austin, Sr.
Newport Harbor: Joey Stukonis, Soph.; Caleb O'Neil, Soph.; Keaton Cablay, Jr.; Trevor Shaw, Jr.; Gerardo Aceves, Sr.; Michael Schultz, Jr.