It was a football season like no other. Shortened and compressed due to the pandemic, Serra and other teams in the state were forced to play spring football with fewer games and a shorter practice run leading up to the season.
But that didn't stop the Serra Padres varsity football team from going undefeated in a five-game season.
Stacked with some pretty incredible athletes, this week many were named in two noted metro-dailies, The San Francisco Chronicle and The San Jose Mercury News for their outstanding talent in their positions.
Named to the Chronicle's All-Metro Teams First Team Offense were quarterback Dominique Lampkin, tight end Christian Pedersen, first team all purpose Hassan Mahasin, defensive lineman Sioeli Helu, linebacker Fynn Williams.
The Bay Area News Group as reported in the San Jose Mercury News named Mahasin as the Spring 2021 High School All-Star Football Team Player of the Year.
Also named on the First Team Offense was quarterback Dominique Lampkin and on the First Team Defense were lineman Sioeli Helu, linebacker Fynn Williams and tight end Christian Pedersen. An honorable mention was given to linebacker Eric Myers.
Head Coach Patrick Walsh earned the honor of Coach of the Year for his dedication to getting youth sports back on the field. Walsh, along with Justin Alumbaugh from De La Salle, co-founded the now 900-strong Golden State High School Coaches Community in late 2020 and tirelessly lobbied politicians and health officials to determine that sports were safe to play. The two coaches were named in both newspapers as Coach of the Year.
Congratulations to all of these athletes and coaches who were named to these prestigious lists. Go Padres!
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