The All-CIF Southern Section Inland Division Football Team has been published and eight Murrieta players are on the roster—six of them Broncos.
Vista Murrieta's Su’a Cravens was named Defensive Player of the Year. Joining Cravens on the All-CIF team are teammates Nick Stevens, Mark Diano, Gavin Andrews, Bryce Smith and Curtis Bolton.
Stevens was the Broncos' quarterback and led Vista Murrieta into two consecutive CIF championship games.
"I am just so excited I have been chosen as a part of the team, it's an honor to be included with all those great athletes," Stevens said. "I'm happy for everyone who made the team, I know there is a lot of talent there."
Diano played center and solidified one of the best lines in the league. Andrews played defensive back. Bolton played defensive line and was key to the Broncos' league-dominating defense.
Smith, a linebacker, is ranked 26th in the nation among high school players, according to Maxpreps.com.
"I'm very honored to receive All-CIF honors. All thanks truly goes to God and I was truly blessed to be surrounded by the people who made success possible at Vista Murrieta," Smith said.
Smith was also named MVP of the Inland Empire All-Star Football Classic, and was the recipient of this year’s Eric McMillan Award, which is presented to the top student athlete at Vista Murrieta.
Representing Murrieta Valley on the All-CIF team is Terin Solomon, who was the All-Southwestern League Defensive Player of the Year.
Khalil Sharpe, the all-time Inland Empire reception leader from Murrieta Mesa was also selected.
"I feel very honored that I made the All-CIF team. I'm glad that all my hard work has paid off and it's a great way to end my high school career and expierence," Sharpe said.
Running back Justin Harris and offensive lineman Ian Kelly from Temecula's Chaparral High School also made the team.
The teams are selected by the Football Coaches Association and presented by the LA84 Foundation.