High school football all-star games aren’t just for the summertime.
Two games were played last week. In Danville, East Bay beat Sacramento in the Holiday Classic at Monte Vista High School, 12-9. In Clovis, the North beat the South in the Five-Star game played at Veterans Memorial Stadium at Buchanan High, 54-34.
Melvin Mason of Vacaville caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tanner Trosin of Folsom to give Sacramento a 7-6 lead at halftime. Trosin, the son of Vintage High graduate Tony Trosin, threw for 5,185 yards, a state record, and 49 touchdowns this year, leading Folsom to an 11-3 record. Trosin also rushed for 1,179 yards and 20 TDs.
Trosin is one of five finalists for the CalHiSports.com 2011 Mr. Football State Player of the Year award.
The East Bay team limited Sacramento to 165 yards of offense and registered eight sacks. Kevin Farley of California-San Ramon completed 15 of 26 passes for 221 yards for the East Bay team.
The North-South Five-Star game was a showcase of the top 100 players in the state.
Locally, the annual East-West Charity All-Star Football Classic is played each July at Memorial Stadium in Napa. Benefiting area charities, the game features graduated seniors from schools in Napa, Solano and Yolo counties and is co-sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Napa and the Vallejo Police Activities League.
AmCan players make Times-Herald All-Area team
American Canyon High School placed seven players on the Vallejo Times-Herald All-Area team.
American Canyon, a first-year varsity team, landed Robert Wilkes (running back), Chris Seisay (wide receiver), and John Bade and Yacoub Hammoudeh (offensive line) on the offense.
Jomon Dotson (defensive back) was chosen to the defense.
Michael Rapacon and Charles Spencer were both chosen as all-purpose players.
Gibson plays for Seahawks
Mike Gibson of Napa played in his second consecutive game for Seattle. The back-up offensive lineman played in Saturday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. The 49ers won, 19-17.
Gibson, a fourth-year player out of UC Berkeley, is a back-up guard-center. He also played in Seattle’s 38-14 win over the Chicago Bears.
Gibson, a Napa High graduate, was signed to a one-year contract by the Seahawks on Dec. 6. He was in training camp with the club over the summer and played in the four preseason games, but was released in early September with NFL teams trimming their squads to get down to the league-mandated 53-man roster for the start of the regular season.
UC Berkeley plays Wednesday
UC Berkeley (7-5 overall) and Texas (7-5) meet in the Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl on Wednesday at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego at 5 p.m. ESPN will carry the game. It’s also on KGO-810 AM and KVON-1440 AM.
Cal finished fourth in the North division of the Pac-12, while Texas tied for sixth in the Big 12. Cal finished the 2011 campaign with three victories in its final four contests.
The Bears started their final month of the regular season with home victories over Washington State and Oregon State, and finished November with a 47-38 road victory in their regular-season finale over an Arizona State team that had been nationally ranked most of the season.
Final prep rankings
The final, expanded top 50 overall state rankings from CalHiSports.com includes both teams from the Sac-Joaquin Section and North Coast Section that are of local interest.
From the Sac-Joaquin, it’s Del-Oro-Loomis (13-2 overall) at No. 7, Vacaville (13-1) at No. 16, Granite Bay (12-2) at No. 17, St. Mary’s-Stockton (9-3) at No. 22, Lincoln-Stockton (11-2) at No. 23, Pleasant Grove-Elk Grove (12-2) at No. 24, Folsom (11-3) at No. 28, Elk Grove (12-1) at No. 30, Buhach Colony-Atwater (12-1) at No. 32, and Oakdale (13-1) at No. 42.
From the North Coast Section, it’s Marin Catholic-Kentfield (13-1) at No. 40, Cardinal Newman-Santa Rosa (11-1-1) at No. 47, and Windsor (14-0) at No. 49.