A group of players practice prior to the 38th Annual Central Coast 2023 All-Star High School Football Game at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas on Jan. 20 at 7pm. (contributed)

A group of Scotts Valley High seniors will compete in the upcoming 38th Annual Central Coast 2023 All-Star High School Football Game this weekend. 

Quinn Turowski, Brady Siechen, James Bullock, Lorenzo Gonzales, Brody Robbins and Chaser Keegan will suit up one last time to represent the Falcons at this year’s contest at Rabobank Stadium in Salinas on Saturday at 7pm.

“I definitely take it as an honor because this year my season I’d like to say was cut short,” said Keegan, who broke his thumb and missed five games during the 2023 season.

Scotts Valley head coach Louie Walters will lead the way on the sidelines. His team will compete for the Carlton Keegan Memorial Scholarship that is umbrellaed under the Reggie Stephens Foundation.

Keegan’s brother and former football standout Carlton Keegan died in a car accident on March 30

“It means a lot since I coached Carlton and had a good relationship with him. He left too early,” Walters said. “Reggie [Stephens] is my guy and he does so much to this community without anything coming back. They’re both really important to me and to my heart.”

Scotts Valley standout lineman Lorenzo Gonzales said it means a lot to be able to compete for the Carlton Keegan Memorial Scholarship, especially because they were former teammates and he knows the family.

“Just going out there to be able to represent them in something bigger than yourself, I think is a really important thing,” Gonzales said. “And I just like seeing the community come together for it.”

On the other sideline is North Monterey County High head coach Juan Cuevas, who will enter his third year as one of the all-star coaches. His team will play for the FSU 4 LOS charity in honor of Carlos Gonzales, a local renowned photographer who started ProPix Media. 

Gonzales is currently fighting ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig Disease.

“It’s something that matters to me,” Cuevas said. “This year it’s personal because I know the gentleman and he’s a great dude, so talented. It’s a shame, it really is.”

Donation bins will be set up around the stadium to support these causes. The money raised will be donated to each charity after the game, and the winning team will be awarded a bonus donation.

The Central Coast High School All-Star Football Game will feature players from Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito County high schools who were selected by their respective coaches. 

“The premier post-high school football event on the Central Coast brings together some of the most outstanding high school athletes from across the area to one football field for one game on Saturday, Jan. 20, at 7pm,” Co-Committee Chair Mali Cuda said. “We love football and know the local community wants to see this game continue.”

According to a press release issued by Central Coast High School All-Star Football Game, the 38th annual game will bring excitement, competitiveness and an all-around good time. 

Walters said practices have been fun and the Falcons players are creating relationships with students from other schools.

“They know it’s all for a good cause and a lot of times the majority of these kids will never put pads on again,” Walters said.

Some of those players include Keegan, who will suit up one last time in a football uniform. 

“I’m not going to college for football, so I’m kind of taking it more as a fun one last rodeo type of thing,” he said.

Gonzales said he’s grateful to play in an all-star game after his prep career started with minor setbacks. He went through a series of injuries and then transferred from Aptos to Scotts Valley during his junior year.

Gonzales now gets the chance to play in front of his grandparents one last time at the high school level. He plans to continue his playing career at San Jose City College before transferring to a four-year university.

“I’m just looking forward to the competition,” Gonzales said. “It’s been getting heated out there when we scrimmage during practice. I’m just ready to get that clock going and see what happens.”

The cost is $15 for general admission, $10 for students with a valid school ID and $10 for 65 years old and above.

All players and cheerleaders wearing their youth football team jersey or cheer jacket is $5 admission. The cost for parking is $5.

Central Coast 2023 All-Star High School Football rosters

Team Reggie Stephens Foundation

Isiah Bivins, Monterey 

Genghis Atalima Jr., Seaside 

Robert Holsten, Hollister

Brady Siechen , Scotts Valley

Isias Morin, Hollister

Kain Holly, Alvarez

Drew Molinari, Palma

Jamari Vaughns, Seaside

Ryan Sanders, Palma

Brayden Watkins, Hollister

Andrew Beal, Seaside 

Brody Robbins, Scotts Valley

Quinn Turowski, Scotts Valley

Adrian Perez, Gonzales

Isaac Urbina, Watsonville

Adam Chong, Seaside 

Christopher Martinez, Alvarez

Noah Orozco, Palma

Kevin Sanchez, Alvarez

Isaac Benavides, King City

Gavin Valencia, St. Francis 

Chaser Keegan, Scotts Valley

Christopher Martinez, Palma

Juan Pablo Acosta Ayala, Gonzales

Benjamin Colin, Alvarez

Ruben Mora, Watsonville

River Deschenes, Monterey 

Peter Gamecho, Pacific Grove

Luke DaRosa, Monte Vista Christian

Noah Pacheco, King City High 

Edgar Padia-Noriega, Palma

Neo Moreno, Pajaro Valley

Jose De La Torre, Watsonville

Colven Morse, Monterey

Lorenzo Gonzalez, Scotts Valley

Angel Zendejaz, Hollister

Chineme Mgbechi-Ezeri, Hollister

Nicholas Dominguez, Palma

Keoni Julian Riparip, Seaside 

James Bullock , Scotts Valley

Team FSU 4 LOS

Julian Pineda, Rancho San Juan

Santiago Chaidez, Alisal

Ramiro Orozco, North Salinas 

Angelo Cimino , Salinas 

Demajae Roberson, North Salinas 

Cruz Ferris, Soquel 

Ricardo Hernandez, North Salinas 

Nathan Cox, Greenfield

Christian Campos, North Salinas 

Luke Borel, Salinas 

Noah Gonzales, Salinas 

Nolan Borel, Salinas 

Damian Hernandez, North Monterey County

Brian Picazo, Alisal

Isaac Mancera, Salinas 

Travis Maestri, Salinas 

Nathan Ruiz, Alisal

David Gomez, North Monterey County

Justin Pascone, North Salinas 

Ryan Ruiz, North Monterey County

Gilbert Snyder, Greenfield

Lincoln Johnson, Salinas 

Damion Gonzales, Alisal

Richard Fuentes, Rancho San Juan

Alexander Guzman, North Monterey County

Alexander Sewell, Salinas 

Chris Phillips, Salinas 

Isaiah Garife, North Monterey County

Jesse Martinez, North Monterey County

Anthony Trevino, Soledad 

Oscar De Alfaro Lopez, North Salinas 

Nathaniel Rubio, Salinas

Cade Petersen, Soquel 

Aiden Ishimaru, Salinas 

Ethan Yates, North Monterey County

Tony Perez, Aptos

Misael Silva, Greenfield

Bode Stoddard, Carmel

Amani Wilson, Stevenson School

Bryan Ortega, Greenfield

Aiden Higgins, Harbor

Exodus Tuialuuluu, Marina

Asa Sagrero, Salinas

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A Watsonville native who has a passion for local sports and loves his community. A Watsonville High, Cabrillo College, San Jose State University and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism alumnus, he primarily covers high school athletics, Cabrillo College athletics, various youth sports in the Pajaro Valley and the Santa Cruz Warriors. Juan is also a video game enthusiast, part-time chef (at home), explorer and a sports junkie. Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to report scores HERE.


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