The senior wide receiver showed some of the best hands in the area, even making remarkable one-handed grabs, and blocked well down field when the Mustangs ran. The Mustangs ran more often than they passed, but when they aired it out, almost half of quarterback Nathan Alvis' completions went to Walden. He led Costa Mesa with 44 catches for 708 yards and eight touchdowns. Walden's best performance was a six-catch, 127-yard and one-touchdown effort in a 49-14 win against Calvary Chapel in which Costa Mesa clinched a CIF Southern Section Southern Division playoff berth. Walden earned first-team All-Orange Coast League honors.
Corona del Mar
The senior center anchored the Sea Kings' offense, which was constantly in shotgun and in a hurry. Stark, a 6-foot, 260-pounder, helped CdM's balanced offense average 34 points and 362.9 yards per game. Stark made the All-CIF Southern Section Southern Division team and second-team All-Pacific Coast League.