All-State Honors For Empire Football Players

Posted By Press Democrat Staff Writer Michael Coit:

A handful of Empire football players earned spots on MaxPreps’ California All-State Football Teams.

Gary Randolph and David Pike meet in section playoff

Named to the Division II second team was defensive back Makana Garrigan, from Casa Grande. The 5 foot 11, 185 pound Garrigan had 124 tackles and four interceptions, earning Sonoma County League co-player of the year honors.
In Division III, linebacker Matt Bowman, Cardinal Newman, earned second team honors. The 5 foot 11, 210 pound Bowman was named to the North Bay League first team defense.
Fort Bragg wide receiver Cody Ryden was named to the Division IV second team. The 5 foot 9, 170 pound wideout had 38 catches for 1,041 yards and 21 touchdowns to earn first team North Central League I North honors.
David Pike, Middletown’s prolific running back with 1,810 yards and 33 touchdowns, was named to the Division IV second team. The 5 foot 10, 190 pound ball carrier was NCL I North offensive most valuable player.
Saint Helena defensive lineman Jacob Gallagher also was named to the Division IV second team. The only underclassman among the Empire honorees, Gallagher, a junior, was NCL I South defensive most valuable player.
Another outstanding lineman was Gary Randolph, from Healdsburg. The 6 foot 1, 240-pounder was SCL lineman of the year.
Also named to the Division IV second team was linebacker Jake Davis, of Middletown. The 6 foot 2, 220-pound Davis was NCL I North defensive most valuable player.
MaxPreps is a high school sports website owned by CBS.