One of the best defensive lineman in the Serra League was Deion Dayao, a 6-foot-1, 265-pound senior at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He was the co-defensive player of the year.

He recently picked up scholarship interest in track as a shot putter from UC Santa Barbara, but he wants to keep playing football.

He had 52 tackles, 11 sacks, seven tipped passes and one interception. And he's got a great name.

Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com