1. CONNER MANNING, EL TORO You might have guessed the county's offensive player-of-the-year would fall here but Stanton has his backers too. Both will likely be eager to prove they're not one-year wonders. Manning (6-2, 195) directed El Toro's no-huddle offense so well last season he broke Matt Barkley's passing record (4,219 yards) and the county record for touchdowns (41). He possesses great feel while using the whole field to alternate between short and long passes. What really separates him is his decision-making.
PHOTO BY CHRISTINE COTTER, FOR THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER; TEXT BY ADAM MAYA, THE REGISTER