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All Area Football: Liufau is player of the year, Finch is coach of the year

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm with 10 Comments »
November 20, 2012 7:53 pm

Been working plenty the past few days finishing up The News Tribune’s annual All Area football team for the 2012 season.

Thought I would reveal who is on it:

QB: Austin Filkins, Peninsula
RB: Teague James, Graham-Kapowsin
RB: Ralph Kinne, Shelton
RB: Chico McClatcher, Federal Way
WR: Kahlil Dawson, Graham-Kapowsin
WR: Joshua Eckwood, Lincoln
WR: Victor Gamboa, Washington
OL: Mat Cox, Capital
OL: Robert Luke, Charles Wright Academy
OL: Macartney McQuery, Bellarmine
OL: Alex Young-Salanoa, Spanaway Lake
AP: Andrew Brown, Tumwater
PK: Mitchell Cox, Kentwood

DL: Jaimie Bryant, Tumwater
DL: Beau Iverson, Charles Wright Academy
DL: Benning Potoa’e, Lakes
DL: Kevin Shelton, Auburn
LB: Albert Havili, Federal Way
LB: Austin Striplin, Sumner
LB: Brandon Wetzel, Timberline
DB: E.J. Deveaux, Curtis
DB: Zach Fairhart, Eatonville
DB: Jackson Huerta, Kentwood
DB: Harold Lee, Auburn
DB: Jacob Swilley, Yelm
P: Sam Shea, Peninsula

Player of the year: Sefo Liufau, Bellarmine Prep
Coach of the year: Mike Finch, Charles Wright Academy
Offensive coordinator(s) of the year: Beckett Cordes, Marcus Yzaguirre, Federal Way
Defensive coordinator of the year: Joel Epstein, Peninsula

As has been tradition, The News Tribune’s All-Area football package will publish Thanksgiving Day with a profile feature on Sefo Liufau, individual player and coach capsules and the All Area second team.

Leave a comment Comments → 10
  1. TheRinger says:

    Only 4 OL?

  2. LakesLancers says:

    I’d like to see the student-athletes’ class statuses; I’d like to know who’s goin’ to be around next year. Will class status be released with the high school section tomorrow?

  3. Sideshow_Bill says:

    Kai Van Sickle (Capital) is about a drive away from breaking the all-time single season rushing record, and he can’t break onto the first team?

    Nothing against James, Kinne, and McClatcher, but you clearly dropped the ball on this one.

  4. Todd Milles says:

    Full player capsules on Thursday, including year, height, weight and bios.

  5. Todd Milles says:

    Nothing against Kai, he is a great running back in a run-friendly system. During the regular season, the numbers among the four of them were comparable in one way or another (and since then, we all have seen Kai go bonkers in the playoffs).

  6. bgbrother says:

    Sefo Liufau needed someone to throw to and lucky for Bellermine Garrett McKay was there. I have not confirmed but I believe he has tied or surpassed the schools reception record held by Rector from the previous year. McKay’s kickoff and punt return yards are second to none. Clearly worthy of first team.

  7. harborman says:


    When will the SPSL 3A all league team be avaialble?

  8. LakesLancers says:

    @HARBORMAN. Almost 2 week ago, the Auburn Mountainview tweet congratulated the All-League SPSL 3A members. I’ve been watching the TNT and Seattle Times for the All-SPSL 3A high school football results for 3 weeks. Nada. What’s up with the SPSL 3A?

  9. LakesLancers – This IS the all area team and it includes 3A. Benning Potoa’e made the cut but the majority of the players this season were 4A.

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