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Redfield Leads Local Players Named All-County

Max Redfield of Mission Viejo was selected defensive player of the year by the staff of OC Varsity. Twelve local athletes made up the 26-player first team.

There was no shortage of local athletes who were named all-Orange County by the Orange County Register.

Max Redfield of Mission Viejo led the group, which was selected by the staff of OC Varsity. Redfield, one of the finest two-way players in the state, was named the defensive player of the year.

Conner Manning of El Toro, who broke numerous passing records including the all-time career yardage mark set previously by Mater Dei's Matt Barkley—and tied his own single-season record with 41 TD passes—was named to the first-team offense.

There were eight local players named to the first team offense, which included running backs Nate Tago of Tesoro and Alex Suchesk of Mission Viejo; two-way player Drake Martinez of Laguna Beach as an all-purpose player; wide receiver River Cracraft of Santa Margarita Catholic; and offensive linemen Sean Harlow of San Clemente, Dane Crane of Santa Margarita; and kicker Grif Amies of Corona del Mar.

Amies is the only local player who was on a team that one a section championship. He tied the state record for most field goals in a season with 22, which led the nation.

There were four local athletes who earned first-team defensive honors, including defensive lineman Garrett Marino of Mission Viejo; and defensive backs Connor O'Brien at Santa Margarita and Casey Eugenio of JSerra.

Mater Dei had the offensive player of the year, receiver Thomas Duarte and coach Bruce Rollinson.

Click here to read capsules about each of the first-team selections.

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