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By Joe Naiman
Village News Reporter 

Farish on all-league first team, Downey on second team


Last updated 6/30/2021 at 12:28pm

The Valley League boys lacrosse coaches placed senior defender Ryan Farish on the all-league first team and named sophomore midfielder Johnny Downey to the Valley League second team.

"I would have loved to have gotten more, but it was pretty tough competition this year in the league," Fallbrook High Coach Mike Zinniger said of having two all-league players.

Mount Carmel won the Valley League championship, and the Sundevils' 17-2 overall record includes a loss in the CIF Division II championship game which snapped a 16-game winning streak. Fallbrook was 1-4 in Valley League play and had an overall season record of 5-9.

"The teams above us were pretty stacked," Zinniger said.

The all-league players consisted of 10 members of the first team and ten selections to the second team.

Farish was a four-year starter for the Warriors. The all-league recognition was his first. "I was proud of him, to finish out his career, and I think he deserves it," Zinniger said.

The coronavirus outbreak limited Fallbrook to three games in 2020, which thus constituted Downey's high school experience prior to this year. "Johnny was a nice surprise," Zinniger said. "He's going to be a big part of our team for the next couple of years."


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