By Zach Cavanagh
After snagging the South Coast League championship and sealing an undefeated season on a buzzer-beating kick against Mission Viejo, the San Clemente football team was recognized with some well-deserved all-league honors on Tuesday, April 27.
Earning the top honor as South Coast League MVP was San Clemente senior running back James Bohls. The Arizona-bound ballcarrier had a monster senior campaign with 655 yards and 11 touchdowns on 77 carries in just five games, including an average of 153.6 yards per game in three South Coast League games and seven TDs in league games.
In just five games of this shortened and twice-delayed season, Bohls exceeded his 12-game junior season total of nine touchdowns and nearly matched his total yards output of 677.
San Clemente’s leading receiver, Anthony Hall, was named co-offensive MVP for the senior’s 287 yards and two touchdowns on 23 receptions. Senior Kanious Vaughn was named co-defensive MVP after posting 8½ sacks off the edge, including four against San Juan Hills and 2½ against Mission Viejo.
Five Tritons earned first team all-league honors on offense, including Bohls, Hall, quarterback Lachlan van Rosmalen, BYU-bound wide receiver Bentley Redden and kicker Sean Harry. San Clemente placed five on the first team all-league defense, including Vaughn, lineman Ryland Swarthout and linebackers Noa Serpa, Caiden Roberston and Keegan Even.
On the all-league second team, San Clemente had five on offense: receiver Kai Rex, running back Ashton Whitsett and linemen Michael Alejo, Aidan Coulson and Tanner Mehrens. Five Tritons made the all-league second-team defense: lineman Jack Demora, linebacker Cole Robertson and defensive backs Zach Brunson, Blake Allen and Brad Gerken.
Zach Cavanagh is the sports editor for Picket Fence Media. Zach is a California Journalism Award winner and has covered sports in Orange County since 2013. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ZachCav and follow our sports coverage on Twitter @SouthOCSports. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org.