High School Sports

Three county athletes make all-state teams

Three San Luis Obispo County prep football standouts were named to Cal-Hi Sports’ all-state teams for medium-sized and small-sized schools Monday.

Two seniors, Morro Bay’s Sam Crizer and Templeton’s Tyler Gray, earned medium-sized schools honors, while another senior, Mission Prep’s Joey Miller, was chosen for small-school accolades.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Crizer, who played quarterback, kicker and punter, was a first-team multi-purpose selection. This past year, Crizer rushed 298 times for 1,951 yards — the most in the state by a quarterback playing at the 11-man level — and 25 touchdowns. He also passed for 1,202 yards and seven TDs with 12 interceptions.

Also a standout special-teams player, Crizer’s 39.3-yard punting average led the Los Padres League. Seven of his 35 punts for the season landed inside the 20-yard line, and his season long was a 60-yarder.

Already named the LPL’s co-MVP and a Tribune all-county first-team pick, Crizer also kicked 17 extra points, scored four two-point conversions and made good on his only field-goal attempt of the season, a 32-yarder. The Pirates finished 6-6, advancing to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Northwest Division playoffs.

Gray, a 6-3, 215-pounder who started both ways, earned first-team defense acclaim at linebacker.The LPL’s Defensive Back of the Year and also a Tribune all-county first-team honoree, Gray made 143 tackles and had five sacks.

Gray was also a standout at running back, rushing for 1,628 yards and 25 TDs on 205 carries, leading the Eagles to an 8-5 record and a Northwest

Division semifinals appearance. He also caught eight passes for 107 yards and a score, and had a pair of two-point conversions.

Miller, a 6-1, 230-pound two-way lineman, was chosen for second-team offensive line honors. He helped block for an offense that produced 280.8 yards per game, and on defense, Miller made 36 tackles and had an interception.

The East Sierra League Lineman of the Year as a junior in 2009, Miller — an all-county second-team selection — helped lead the Royals through a 6-4 season competing as an independent after the school joined the Southern Section.

As previously reported, five locals — Arroyo Grande’s Seth Jacobs, Garrett Owens and Garrett Weinreich, Paso Robles’ Elias Stokes and Templeton’s Ross Berry — were named to Cal-Hi Sports’ all-state underclassmen teams last week.

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