Danville Rotary held its 15th annual Pete Villa awards luncheon on Dec. 3 to honor winner Karris Johnson from California High School. The award, named after Pete Villa, founder of the Thunderbirds youth football program, recognizes the most outstanding high school football players in the San Ramon Valley.
Each year, three student athletes from the Valley's four high schools are nominated by their coaches. This year's nominees were Austin Terry, Karris Johnson and Kevin Leathley from Cal High; Austin Larkin and Afolabi Adeoti from Dougherty Valley High School; Zack Chang, Mason Melin and Jalen Avery from Monte Vista; and Cameron Birse, Ryan Dunn and Marcus de la Pena from San Ramon Valley High School.
For more information on the Pete Villa awards or about Danville Rotary, contact Valerie Vicente at email@example.com.
Pictured are Cal High football coach Eric Billeci and Karris Johnson.