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All-state football: Browne (player), Nelsen (coach) best of 2012 season

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Nov. 29, 2012 at 5:28 pm with No Comments »
November 29, 2012 5:32 pm

THE NEWS TRIBUNE’s 2012 ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAM

Player of the year: Max Browne, quarterback, Skyline
Coach of the year: Matt Nelsen, Roosevelt

OFFENSE
{Pos.} {Player} {School} {Ht.} {Wt.} {Yr.}
Quarterback Sefo Liufau Bellarmine Prep 6-4 225 Sr.
Bio: Dual threat, all Colorado commit and TNT All-Area MVP does is win (44-4 mark).

Running back Austin Joyner Marysville-Pilchuck 5-10 180 So.
Bio: No longer an unknown, he exploded for 2,036 yards and now has a UW offer.

Running back Ralph Kinne Shelton 5-11 205 Sr.
Bio: State’s regular season rushing champion (2,224 yards, 28 TDs) never came off field.

Running back Kai Van Sickle Capital 6-0 190 Sr.
Bio: Wild postseason run (916 yards) made him state’s single-season recordholder (2,761).

Wide receiver Zach Eagle Camas 5-8 160 Jr.
Bio: Wes Welker in high school? This 4A GSHL co-MVP (77 catches, 1,074 yards) is.

Wide receiver Trent Riley Mount Si 6-2 195 Sr.
Bio: All this big target did was score (22 receiving TDs) and lead Wildcats to 3A semis.

Tight end John Norcross Camas 6-1 200 Sr.
Bio: Scored 17 TDs on offense, he was also 4A GSHL defensive MVP at linebacker.

Offensive lineman Macartney McQuery Bellarmine Prep 6-3 305 Sr.
Bio: Tempo-setter at left guard, and best of Lions’ sturdy line; two-time Narrows 4A pick.

Offensive lineman Mason Friedline King’s 6-5 275 Sr.
Bio: Very heady tackle prospect spurned Pac-12 offers (UW, ASU, WSU) to go to Yale.

Offensive lineman Albert Havili Federal Way 6-2 235 Sr.
Bio: Two-way SPSL MVP at lineman and linebacker, he paved way for big runs at guard.

Offensive lineman Cody O’Connell Wenatchee 6-8 345 Sr.
Bio: WSU-bound tackle played just four games (knee); still Big Nine lineman of year.

All-purpose Andrew Brown Tumwater 5-11 175 Sr.
Bio: The EvCo MVP did it all (1,234 rushing yards, 25 TDs; six special teams TDs).

Placekicker Cam Van Winkle Mount Si 5-10 160 Sr.
Bio: State’s all-time leader in field goals (39; 10 this season) takes strong leg to UW.

DEFENSE
{Pos.} {Player} {School} {Ht.} {Wt.} {Yr.}
Defensive lineman Darien Freeman Bellevue 5-11 290 Sr.
Bio: First guy any tailback sees is this relentless three-year starter filling running lanes.

Defensive lineman Myles Jack Bellevue 6-3 225 Sr.
Bio: Gentle giant off the field, the UCLA commit is a quarterback-hunter on it (21 sacks).

Defensive lineman Matt Meyer Lynden 6-6 285 Sr.
Bio: So athletic for his size, can move back and play outside linebacker; headed to WSU.

Linebacker Sean Constantine Bellevue 6-2 225 Sr.
Bio: Program “rocks” come in all sizes, and this stabilizing force has been big as boulder.

Linebacker Jake Gall Cle Elum/Roslyn 6-0 205 Sr.
Bio: 1A SCAC West MVP on both sides scored 75 career TDs; a Portland State commit.

Linebacker Danny Mattingly Mead 6-4 235 Sr.
Bio: He’s ‘Donnie Baseball’s nephew, leaving (to Notre Dame) as one of Spokane’s best.

Linebacker Peyton Pelluer Skyline 6-1 225 Sr.
Bio: All WSU commit does is stop ball-carriers – totaling 377 tackles as three-year starter.

Defensive back Budda Baker Bellevue 5-10 175 Jr.
Bio: Most exciting player in state impacts all three phases; likely No. 1 recruit for 2014.

Defensive back Peter Kimble Eastside Catholic 6-2 200 Sr.
Bio: After Markell Sanders went down, Metro co-defensive MVP kept secondary steady.

Defensive back Josh Kraght Lynden 5-11 180 Sr.
Bio: Plays cornerback for 2A champs; bigger impact at quarterback (3,215 yards, 42 TDs)

Defensive back Harold Lee Auburn 5-9 160 Sr.
Bio: Known for his lime-green shoes, and making big plays (16 TDs, seven interceptions).

Kick/punt returner Chico McClatcher Federal Way 5-8 155 So.
Bio: Twelve of 16 TDs were on 30-yard-plus plays. Four came on punts (64, 73, 40, 80).

Punter Austin Rehkow Central Valley 6-3 195 Sr.
Bio: Instant YouTube hit with 67-yard FG, but also led GSL with 48-yard punt average.

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB: Billy Green, King’s, 6-2, 200, Sr. RB: Jake Gellatly, Issaquah, 6-0, 215 Sr.; Mario Gobbato, Blaine, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Griffin Hare, Gonzaga Prep, 6-0, 180, Sr. WR: Trent Cowan, 6-4, 205, Sr.; Nic Splendorio, Skyline, 6-0, 190, Sr.; OL: Clayton Ayres, Kennewick, 6-2, 230, Sr.; David Buchanan, O’Dea, 6-1, 250, Sr.; Marquel Stoudamire, Roosevelt, 6-2, 260, Sr.; Desmoun Thompson, Kennedy Catholic, 6-7, 315, Sr. AP: Isaiah Brandt-Sims, Wenatchee, 6-0, 175, Jr. PK: Mitchell Cox, Kentwood, 6-0, 200, Jr.

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL: Deion Fetui, Eastside Catholic, 6-0, 305, So.; Benning Potoa’e, Lakes, 6-4, 245, So.; Kevin Shelton, Auburn, 6-3, 245, Sr. LB: Ronnie Espedal, Hoquiam, 6-0, 195, Sr.; Nathan Hundeby, University, 6-1, 215, Sr.; Austin Striplin, Sumner, 6-3, 245, Jr.; Brandon Wetzel, Timberline, 6-1, 210, Sr. DB: Isaac Dotson, Newport of Bellevue, 6-3, 210, Sr.; Alex Myrick, Royal, 5-8, 150, Sr.; Trenton Osborn, Eastmont, 5-10, 160, Sr.; Danny Wilson, Bothell, 5-11, 185, Sr. P: Sam Shea, Peninsula, 6-3, 180, Sr.

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