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Prep report: An all-star football game and top GPAs in the CCS

 
Keyshawn Ashford is headed for the Blue-Grey All-American Game in Florida on Jan. 6.

Priory senior Keyshawn Ashford has received an invitation to participate in the Blue Grey All-American football game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Jan. 6.

Ashford rushed for 1,484 yards on just 98 carries this season for the Panthers, who finished their season with an 8-1 overall record. He scored 31 rushing touchdowns.

Ashford averaged 15.1 yards a carry and 164.9 yards a game. In addition he caught five passes for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Overall, with three kickoff returns, a punt return and an interception return, he scored 38 touchdowns and scored five two-point conversations and averaged 26.4 points per contest.

In four years at Priory, Ashford rushed for 3,949 yards and scored 68 rushing touchdowns. He added eight kickoff returns for a touchdown, helping him score a total of 85 times.

He averaged 32.7 yards on kickoff returns and 31.0 on punt returns in his high school career.

Defensively, he's been involved in 127 tackles and recorded eight interceptions.

Ashford would become the first local high school senior to play in the game.

General

Menlo School, Sacred Heart Prep and Castilleja each earned the top GPA in a fall sport and combined for 12 scholastic honors overall as the Central Coast Section announced the fall season Scholastic Championship Team Awards on Monday.

Castilleja, an all-girls school, was named in five different sports, including first in water polo, second in golf and fifth in cross country, tennis and volleyball.

Sacred Heart Prep earned first-place honors in girls tennis, second in football and fifth in both boys cross country and girls water polo.

Menlo School was tops in football, second in boys cross country and third in girls golf.

Of the 48 team awards, 29 went to a private school and 19, including three first-place honors, went to as public school.

The Mills boys water polo team had a team GPA of 3.9760, Harker's boys cross country team's GPA was 3.9430, Valley Christian's girls golf was 3.9149 and Menlo's boys cross country team was 3.9117 as the top four overall GPAs.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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