High School Sports

Crizer, Gray garner more all-state accolades

Sam Crizer and Tyler Gray were both named to their second all-state team in as many weeks on Monday afternoon. Crizer, Morro Bay High’s senior quarterback, punter and kicker, and Gray, Templeton High’s senior linebacker and running back, were selected to MaxPreps.com’s Division III all-state team.

The website’s overall Division III grouping consisted of players from nine CIF divisions, including the Southern Section Northwest Division, in which Crizer and Gray played.

Last week, Crizer and Gray were both chosen to the ESPN RISE Cal-Hi Sports all-state first team for medium-sized schools.

Crizer was chosen for MaxPreps honors as a second-team punter after averaging a Los Padres League-leading 39.3 yards per punt. The LPL’s co-MVP, an all-Northwest Division honoree as a utility player and a Tribune all-San Luis Obispo County first-team pick as an all-purpose player, Crizer placed seven of his 35 punts inside the 20-yard line this season, and had a long of 60 yards.

MaxPreps chose Gray for second-team distinction at linebacker.

Gray, the LPL’s Defensive Back of the Year award winner, was also an all-Northwest Division and Tribune all-county first-team choice at linebacker, where he made 143 tackles and had five sacks this past season.

One other county player was chosen to MaxPreps’ all-state teams.

Last week, Arroyo Grande junior Garrett Owens was selected as a second-team kicker in the Division II classification, which incorporated PAC 7 schools.

Owens’ 63 touchbacks this year were No. 1 in the state, good enough for third-best in the nation. He also made a league-best 11 field goals during this past season, including a 52-yarder in the Southern Section Western Division championship game.

Owens was also chosen for Cal-Hi Sports underclass accolades, making that publication’s all-state juniors squad as a first-team member. He was also an all-Western Division and Tribune all-county first-team honoree.


A free seminar on college recruiting will be held for parents throughout the North County area at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 in Templeton High’s multi-purpose room.

Topics addressed will include: methods of self-marketing and generating exposure (given the Central Coast’s isolated nature compared to more populated areas throughout the state), various schools’ academic requirements, and breakdowns of different college divisions and types of scholarships offered.

BOYS SOCCERSt. Joseph 2, Mission Prep 1

Chris Salvini scored the Royals’ goal on an assist from Jesse Andreini.

In goal, Joey Miller made seven saves for Mission Prep.

Royals coach John Gaydos also praised Tony Andreini and Ben Haggard for strong all-around games in the midfield.

GIRLS SOCCERSt. Joseph 8, Mission Prep 0

The Royals fell to 7-9-2 overall with the nonleague defeat at the hands of the Knights, who’re currently contending for a PAC 7 title with a league record of 5-1-1.

“St. Joe’s is a very strong squad top-to-bottom,” Mission Prep coach Marcus Des Plantes said.