College of the Canyons freshman quarterback Andrew Brito, sophomore wide receiver Desean Holmes and freshman linebacker KJ Latu have all been named to the 2017 Region III All-California Community College Football Team.
A full listing of the 2017 California Community College All-State football team honorees is included here.
Brito led the SCFA through the regular season with 2,854 passing yards and ranked second with 27 passing touchdowns. He also added 170 rushing yards and three more touchdowns on the ground.
In COC’s bowl game vs. Mt. SAC, Brito finished 26-of-45 for 217 yards and three touchdowns, and ran for another, to earn game MVP honors.
He was also named the Southern California Football Association National Division, Northern League Offensive Player of the Year.
Holmes, who was a unanimous SCFA Northern League First-Team selection, led the Cougars with 52 receptions for 912 yards and seven touchdowns, good for an average of 17.5 yards per catch.
Latu finished his freshman campaign with 46 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, six tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and two interceptions. In doing so, the linebacker, who also scored a pair of touchdowns on offense, joined Holmes as a unanimous selection to the SCFA Northern League First-Team
Canyons finished the 2017 campaign with an overall record of 9-2 and 4-1 mark in conference play to trail Northern League champion Ventura College. The Cougars won seven of their final eight games, including a 28-16 victory over Mt. San Antonio College in the Western State Bowl.
This marks the fourth straight season in which the Cougars have had at least one All-State team member. Dorian Gerald and Austin McKinney were both honored in 2016, while wide receivers Nick Jones and Tim White earned All-State honors in 2015 and 2014, respectively.
The All-California Community College Football Team is selected by the California Community College Football Coaches Association (CCCFCA), in conjunction with the JC Athletic Bureau.
— Jesse Muñoz/COC Sports Information
— Photo by Tim Strong/COC Sports Information