Centaurs capture Bay league football honors
December 9, 2021
Culver City's second place Bay league football team continued to surprise a lot of people when they placed 15 players on the All-Bay league teams. Last season was supposed to be a rebuilding year but somebody forgot to tell the players. With a lot of new faces, they finished with a 7-4 overall record and a 4-1 Bay league record and they made it to the quarter finals of the CIF playoffs.
"It was very rewarding because each coach was not allowed to vote for their own players," said Culver City's head football coach Jahmal Wright. "You have to be recognized by the other coaches in the league. For us to be represented so well on the All-Bay league teams just shows how much our colleagues respect our program."
Jamiere Munson captured the biggest award for the Centaurs when he was named Offensive Player of the Year. Other players that made the first team offense was receiver Ryan Franklin, quarterback Alonzo Esparza and lineman Mason Merriwether was the top vote recipient for his position.
Players that made the first team defense were top vote recipients defensive lineman Bryce Williams and defensive back Deshunn Powell. Aaron Salas was a first team choice at linebacker and William Schultz made the first team as a defensive back.
Players that made the second team offense were offensive lineman Charlie Butler and receivers Darius Poles and Elijah Adams. Making the All Bay league second team defense was linebackers Prince Okorie and Jasani Pitts. Rounding out the second team selections were defensive back Chauncey Robinson and defensive lineman Connor Panapa.
With a lot of players returning Wright is looking forward to next season. "I am excited. We had a very young team this year and I hope we will be better next year. We have a lot of talent coming back."