Daily Journal POY Watch — Football

12 10 2011

With the PAL and WCAL seasons in full swing, and five games off the schedule for everyone, I thought it’d be appropriate to start handicapping my vote for the Daily Journal Football player of the year. Just for a little background, the DJ chooses one athlete from each of the Fall sports and bestows upon them the honor of the Player of the Year (or Athlete of the Fall/Winter/Spring). Sometimes it’s a hard process, sometimes it isn’t. With half the (regular minus CCS) season in the books, here’s who I’m liking with my vote:

I’ve had the delight of watching my fair share of Serra football this fall, and I can’t remember seeing a player that is as explosive as Wilson on a field … pretty much ever. Wilson is an absolute stud. He’s got 14 touchdowns so far, he’s averaging more than 10 yards a touch, oh, and he’s what Patrick Walsh called, “a Division I type corner, maybe an NFL-type corner” on defense. A bit more on his ranks according to Maxpreps.com

Speaking of studs, there isn’t a better quarterback in the PAL, maybe in CCS, than Terra Nova’s Chris Forbes. In last weekend’s game against No. 2 Sacred Heart Prep, Forbes was a machine. “Tigers’ quarterback Chris Forbes had a monster game, throwing three touchdown passes and running for two more. He was 15 for 17 for 296 yards — in the first half alone. He finished with a mind-boggling 409 yards passing on 24 of 35 attempts.” Those were only his numbers on Friday. On the season, Forbes is head-and-shoulders above other QB’s. There is no other QB in CCS with double-digit TDs. He’s got 17. And his 312 yards per game is 83 better than his next closest position-mate.

Wilson and Forbes may be the clear front-runners for my vote, but South City’s Brad Los deserves some definite recognition. The South City QB won’t blow you away with his numbers, but the reason he cracks my Top 3 is because the Warriors are winning. And they’re winning convincingly with Los as their leaders. South City is 5-0 and is coming off a 41-21 victory over Menlo. Los is only getting better as the season is moving along, and his ability to throw the football effectively gives the Warriors an element not many Ocean Division teams have. The guy is developing into quite the leader. Here are some of his numbers.

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