Local football stars Marcos Reyes, Andrew Seymour and Riley Anderson were recently honored by Cal-Hi Sports.
Reyes, a record-breaking running back and linebacker for the Aptos Mariners, was named to the All-State Medium Schools Second Team. Seymour, an explosive receiver and defensive back for St. Francis, made the All-State Small Schools First Team. And Anderson, a stud defensive back at North Monterey County, earned a spot on the Junior All-State Football team.
Reyes (5-foot-9, 190 pounds) was recognized as a multi-purpose athlete by Cal-Hi Sports, but made a name for himself as the Mariners’ lead running back over the last two seasons, helping the program win a Central Coast Section Open Division III title — its fourth section crown of the decade — and earn Santa Cruz County’s first regional bowl game berth.
The Register-Pajaronian’s back-to-back Football Player of the Year and the Pacific Coast Athletic League M.V.P. set at least 14 records en route to the honor, including the program’s marks for career rushing yards (3,683), points (344), touchdowns (57) and rushing attempts (372) — according to stats provided by the program.
Aptos finished 11-3 overall.
Seymour (5-8, 155) was a bright spot for the Sharks, who were derailed by injuries halfway through the season and finished 4-6 overall. He made the team as a defensive back after hauling in a team-high seven interceptions, according to stats provided by the program. He also made 42 tackles.
Seymour, an All-PCAL-Cypress First Team selection, also totaled 737 yards of total offense and scored 10 touchdowns.
N.M.C. managed only a 5-5 overall record, but Anderson (5-11, 170) still found ways to stand out. He finished the year with 206 total tackles (103 solo), 13 tackles for loss and three interceptions, according to stats kept by Maxpreps. He also had with 460 yards of offense.