Pacific Palisades resident Charlie Porter was selected as the Most Valuable Player for the Studio City Harvard-Westlake High varsity football team at its annual awards banquet Sunday.
Porter was one of the Wolverines' team captains and was also named first-team All-Mission League for the second year in a row. The senior defensive averaged 8.4 tackles per game and also contributed at wide receiver, running back and on punt returns. He had 41 solo and 43 assisted tackles this fall for Harvard-Westlake, which went 5-5 and finished fifth in league.
Joining Porter on the first team were fellow juniors and Palisadians Chad Kanoff and Chris Sebastian. All three boys are graduates of .
Kanoff, the Wolverines' starting quarterback and punter, completed 196 of 339 passes for 2,646 yards, 28 touchdowns and only five interceptions. He also rushed for three scores and punted 33 times for an average of 37.9 yards. He had a 71-yard punt in a 49-0 victory over Leuzinger and boomed a 72-yarder in a game against Gardena Serra.
Sebastian, a cornerback and wide receiver, had 49 catches for 664 yards and four touchdowns and was credited with 38 total tackles (23 solo and 15 assisted) along with two interceptons and a fumble recovery on defense. His best game was the Wolverines' season finale against St. Paul in which he had seven receptions for 59 yards and three touchdowns.
Porter is a three-sport athlete, playing soccer and volleyball in addition to football. He was the Most Valuable Player and team captain and made first-team All-League on the varsity soccer team last winter and has just begun his senior season.
In addition to playing for his high school team, Porter also plays for the Galaxy Banditz U19 Premier club soccer team coached by Rob Risley, a teacher and coach at St. Matthew’s.