Read about each athlete’s standout performances over the 2017-18 prep sports season, and then vote for your favorite as best high school athlete in Southern California for the 2017-18 school year. The overall winner will be announced on Friday July 20.
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A two-sport star in basketball and football, Martin averaged 28 points and 13 rebounds on the basketball court for the Cowboys, who won the Citrus Belt League title and reached the CIF-SS semifinals. Martin truly excelled, however, on the basketball court – where he racked up 47 tackles for loss and 30 1/2 sacks to lead his team to the Division 2 state title game. Martin is headed to Texas A&M to play football.
USC-bound Daniels engineered an offense that averaged 48 points per game en route to a perfect 15-0 season and CIF State Open Division title. Daniels completed 72 percent of his passes for 4,123 yards and 52 touchdowns. He added another 561 yards rushing with nine touchdowns on the ground.
Wooldridge, a star quarterback and baseball player for the Tartans and a first-team all-area selection in both. In football he threw for 1,809 yards and 22 touchdowns and advanced’s his 8-4 team to the quarterfinals of the Division 4 playoffs. In baseball he hit .495 with 23 RBIs and eight doubles.
A three-sport star in football, soccer and volleyball, Kutsch earned Daily Breeze All-Area honors as a placekicker and goalkeeper, and was the Breeze boys volleyball Player of the Year.
Long Beach Poly
Corral made the most of his one season at Poly, throwing for 2,495 yards and 29 touchdowns, leading the Jackrabbits to a 9-3 record and a trip to the CIF Southern Section Division 1 quarterfinals. Corral is headed to Ole Miss.
Dominated football games from the Defensive End position this year. Despite being targeted by double- and triple-teams, and plays being run away from him, the 17-year old junior totaled 99 tackles, 28 for loss, and 20 sacks this season. He had four sacks in Oaks Christian’s 20-19 victory over Valencia in the CIF Southern Section Division 2 championship game.
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