Back row left to right: Grady Harmon, Edmonds-Woodway, Ryan Staudacher, Lake Washington, Danny Johnson, Skyline, Sean Rock, Kentwood, Travis Smith, Edmonds-Woodway, Connor Mawhinney, Bellevue, Stephen Schilling, Bellevue.
Front row left to right: Cam Gellatly, Issaquah, Justin Strickland, Auburn, Travis Nauta, Kentwood, J.R. Hasty, Bellevue, Craigh Cornelius, Liberty, and Thomas Brooks-Fletcher, Interlake.
Players and coach were selected from King and Snohomish counties by Seattle Times sportswriters and editors after the regular season.
Edmonds-Woodway, RB, 6-0, 185, Sr.
Smith was WesCo’s leading rusher, piling up 1,650 yards and 18 TDs, including a 233-yard, four-touchdown performance against North Kitsap to send the Warriors to the state playoffs. Smith, who was only a scout player last season, “was at his best when it mattered,” said coach John Gradwohl. “He was a clutch player that really came through on key third downs or when we needed to kill the clock.”
Lake Washington, QB, 6-3, 190, Sr.
Staudacher completed 152 of 273 passes for 2,027 yards and 19 touchdowns, leading the Kangaroos to an 8-2 overall record and their first outright KingCo Conference championship since 1964. Staudacher, the KingCo 4A Offensive Player of the Year, finished his three-year career with 6,655 yards and 50 touchdowns. Staudacher has signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at Montana.
Bellevue, RB, 5-10, 195, Sr.
Hasty is enjoying one of the best seasons of any running back in state history, and enters tomorrow night’s state-championship game against Ferndale having rushed 188 times for 2,439 yards (12.9 average) while scoring 49 all-purpose touchdowns, an all-time state record. He has rushed for 5,413 yards an all-time KingCo Conference record and scored 91 touchdowns in his three-year career.
Issaquah, WR, 5-9, 175, Sr.
Gellatly returned from a dislocated ankle suffered last season to lead the KingCo 3A Conference in receiving with 59 catches for 925 yards and 11 touchdowns. He helped Issaquah to an 8-2 overall record. The Eagles’ only losses were to Bellevue and Prosser, teams with a combined record this season of 23-1.
Liberty, WR, 5-8, 150, Sr.
One of the smallest players on the field, Cornelius made one of the biggest impacts. Fast and elusive, he caught 58 passes for 903 yards and 12 touchdowns, and earned recognition as the KingCo 3A Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year. Liberty finished 8-2 overall, the program’s first winning season since 1999.
Bellevue, OL, 6-1, 220, Sr.
The top-performing lineman on the region’s highest-profile team, Mawhinney leads an offensive line that many consider to be the best in the state. Named the KingCo 3A Conference’s Lineman of the Year, Mawhinney helped the Wolverines roll up a conference-best 473.1 rushing yards per game during the regular season.
Bellevue, OL, 6-5, 280, Jr.
Schilling could be one of the state’s most sought-after recruits next season after a breakout year with the Wolverines, who go for their fourth consecutive Class 3A state championship tomorrow night against Ferndale. Fast and agile, Schilling was a big reason Bellevue averaged 11.5 yards per play during the regular season.
Skyline, OL, 6-4, 280, Sr.
Johnson earned honors as the KingCo 4A Conference’s Lineman of the Year, helping Skyline to its current 12-game win streak and a berth in Saturday’s Class 4A state-championship game against Evergreen of Vancouver. He is considering Arizona State, Hawaii, Idaho and Washington.
Interlake, All-purpose, 5-11, 190, Sr.
Brooks-Fletcher was Mr. Everything to the Saints, rushing 171 times for 1,282 yards, catching 50 passes for 611 yards, scoring 18 all-purpose touchdowns and totaling 2,083 all-purpose yards. Interlake finished 6-4 overall, its first winning season since 1994.
Edmonds-Woodway, K, 5-11, 185, Jr.
Harmon was a dangerous weapon, kicking 12 field goals this season, the most in King and Snohomish counties, with a long of 42 yards. His kickoff numbers might be more impressive. He had 31 touchbacks and recorded a touchback almost every other time he kicked off.
Auburn, C, 5-8, 210, Sr.
Widely considered the best all-around player on a team that reached the preliminary round of the state playoffs. The all-SPSL North Division first-team choice at center and linebacker was voted his team’s most inspirational player the past two years. Played much bigger than his size.
Kentwood, OL, 6-4, 275, Sr.
The top offensive lineman on a run-oriented team that reached the Class 4A state quarterfinals. Rock has quick feet and hunted opponents down on the field. Blocked for two 1,000-yard rushers. Voted the SPSL North Offensive Lineman of the Year. Also started on defense.
Kentwood, RB, 5-10, 205, Sr.
A package of strength, power and speed. Rushed for more than 1,300 yards in 10 games despite sharing the load with another 1,000-yard back (Kenjamine Jackson). The two were Co-Offensive Backs of the Year in the SPSL North. Nauta finished with nearly 2,500 career yards, despite injuries in his first two seasons.