Pajaro Valley’s Anthony Cantrell named third team all-state for juniors

Pajaro Valley High football player Anthony Cantrell was named a third-team selection when Cal-Hi Sports announced its all-state team for juniors last Saturday.

The running back/linebacker ran for a school-record 1,299 yards and added 12 touchdowns this past fall for the Grizzlies. He ran for a Santa Cruz County record 362 yards in a game against Gonzales on Sept. 15 — a record that stood for less than a month, after Watsonville’s Roger Contreras ran for 379 yards on Oct. 12.

Cantrell also led Pajaro Valley in receiving, hauling in 14 balls for 182 yards and two touchdowns, and had a team-high four interceptions.

Cantrell, who was named to the Sentinel’s All-County team, was one of seven juniors selected by Cal-Hi Sports from the Central Coast Section.

Others included Milipitas defensive back Tre Hartley (first-team defense), Palo Alto quarterback Keller Chryst (second-team offense), Milpitas placekicker Jesus Gonzalez (second-team offense), Saint Francis’ Landon Baty (third team), Bellarmine’s K.J. Carta-Samuels (third team), and St. Ignatius’ Elijah Dale (third team).

To read the full list, go here.

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