Salinas-area schools lead way for PCAL All-League selections

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Palma High School quarterback Luke Rossi (2) is tackled by Salinas High School's Aidan Flynn (51) inside the Rabobank Stadium in Salinas, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.
Palma High School quarterback Luke Rossi (2) is tackled by Salinas High School's Aidan Flynn (51) inside the Rabobank Stadium in Salinas, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021.

With an exciting football season behind us, it’s time for a little reflection with the 2021 PCAL All-League selections. Salinas area teams dominate the lists. The Gabilan league specifically is covered with Salinas High and Palma players among others

Here's a look at the all-league lists as well as the league MVPs.

Gabilan league MVPs

  • Aidan Flynn LB Salinas (Overall MVP)

Gabilan League First Team Offense:

  • Adam Schaffer QB Salinas

  • Jo Jo Cardinale RB Palma

  • Damian Morales RB Salinas

  • Nyziah Hunter WR/TE Salinas

  • Emmerson Cortez WR/TE Salinas

  • Logan Saldate WR/TE Palma

  • Jaiden Brown WR/TE Alvarez

  • Zachary Lee OL Salinas

  • Javier Avila OL Palma

Gabilan League Second Team Offense

  • Luke Rossi QB Palma

  • Christian Campos RB Alisal

  • Colton Amaral WR/TE Palma

  • Adolfo Reyes OL Alisal

Gabilan First Team Defense

  • Aidan Flynn LB Salinas

  • Kasey Mena LB Palma

  • Jacob Vega LB Salinas

  • Isaac Rodriguez DB Salinas

  • Michael MacNeill DL Salinas

  • Joseph Finley DL Palma

  • Nathan Edeza DL Salinas

  • Gabilan Second Team Defense:

  • Gabriel Perez LB Alvarez

  • Jake Mahler DB Palma

  • Isaiah Duarte DB Salinas

  • Alex Puente DL Alvarez

Mission First Team Offense

  • Jesus Organista RB North Salinas

  • Jesus DeAlfaro OL North Salinas

  • Charles Sanders Utility North Salinas

  • Mission First Team Defense:

  • Michael Langford DL North Salinas

  • Jacob Vargas DL North Salinas

  • Mission Second Team Offense:

  • Jesse Bernal OL North Salinas

  • Oscar Lopez OL North Salinas

  • Miguel Orozco OL North Salinas

Mission Second Team Defense

  • Paul Pena DB North Salinas

  • Andrew Ruano DB North Salinas

Some of these names may be familiar from previous game previews or wrap-ups, but there are plenty of fresh faces getting the credit they deserve. The offensive and defensive line particularly have many athletes who don’t get enough credit. Game in and game out coaches credit their entire line, but where the individuals stand out.

Every one of these names represents a student-athlete who is working hard to succeed on the field and in the classroom while having fun at the same time.

There is one last group of individuals to recognize, and that is the sportsmanship team. Players who go the extra mile to be considerate athletes and good people. Below are the sportsmanship teams for the Salinas area PCAL.

Gabilan Sportsmanship Team

  • Julian Rodriguez Alisal

  • Jaime Gil Alvarez

  • Sam Gomez Palma

  • Jovany Salcedo Salinas

  • Mission Sportsmanship Team:

  • Moises Moreno North Salinas

This article originally appeared on Salinas Californian: Salinas-area schools lead way for PCAL All-League selections

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