Twelve players representing five schools in the Olympia area were named to The Associated Press’ 2015 all-state high school football teams.
The teams were announced Wednesday, after The Associated Press made selections based on votes from sportswriters across Washington.
Olympia’s David Woodward — The Olympian’s All-Area football player of the year — was selected to the Class 4A first team offense as an all-purpose player.
Woodward also was named the 4A Narrows League offensive MVP after racking up 727 yards on 92 carries, and another 484 yards on 31 receptions. He was 10 of 15 passing for 221 yards, and he tallied 489 yards on kick returns. Woodward had 15 total touchdowns. Defensively, he snagged four interceptions and made 71 tackles.
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The core of Olympia’s offensive line, Brett Thompson, also was named to the 4A first-team offense after paving the way for a Bears backfield that rushed for more than 3,500 yards — including a school-record 503 yards against Yelm. Thompson also was named the 4A Narrows lineman of the year, and tallied 46 tackles — 17 for losses — and seven sacks on defense. He blocked six kicks.
Clay Markoff rounded out the area 4A selections with an honorable mention at linebacker. Markoff anchored an Olympia defense that allowed an average of 62.5 rushing yards per game. He is the school-record holder in tackles with 288 — 103 this season, 21 for losses — and tallied 9.5 sacks.
Capital’s Van Soderberg, a University of Washington commit, was named to the 3A first-team offense at kicker after going 10 for 10 on field-goal attempts this season, and recording 40 touchbacks. Soderberg also was awarded honorable mention on defense as a punter. He averaged 39 yards per punt and downed 11 inside the 20-yard line.
In 2A, six area players made the list — including four from Tumwater.
The T-Birds advanced to the 2A state final before losing to Prosser, 22-15, in the closing seconds of the state championship game.
Cade Otton, a junior, was a first-team selection on offense and defense. At tight end, Otton led Tumwater with 26 receptions for 500 yards and nine touchdowns. At linebacker, he was the 2A Evergreen Conference defensive player of the year with a team-leading 138 tackles — 105 solo, 12 for losses. Otton forced fumbles late in the fourth quarter in both the 2A state semifinal and championship games — the fumble he forced in the semifinal against Archbishop Murphy led to Tumwater’s game-winning drive. Otton has a full-ride scholarship offer from Eastern Washington, and has communicated with Division I schools, including UW and Stanford.
Jarid Barrett also was a first-team offensive selection at running back. He was the 2A EvCO offensive player of the year and led Tumwater in rushing with 175 carries for 1,030 yards and 19 touchdowns.
The leader of Tumwater’s offensive line at center, Tommy Brassfield was a first-team selection. He blocked for a T-Birds backfield that rushed for 4,285 yards — and averaged 306.1 rushing yards per game.
Griffin Shea rounded out Tumwater’s all-state selections. He was named to the first-team defense at defensive back. The 2A EvCo MVP also was named honorable mention at running back and had 1,040 all-purpose yards for the T-Birds. He scored 12 total touchdowns, including a 100-yard kickoff return.
River Ridge had two players named to the 2A all-state team.
Zach Carter, a junior, was a first-team defensive selection at linebacker. He holds the school record in tackles with 213 — 91 this season — and was the 2A South Puget Sound League defensive player of the year.
Kelle Sanders, also a junior, was an honorable mention selection at defensive line. He recorded a school-record 11 sacks, forced three fumbles and recovered another two.
In 1A, Tenino’s Thomas Pier was an honorable mention selection at running back. Pier led Tenino in rushing with 1,670 yards — 1,950 total offensive yards — and 29 total touchdowns.
The Associated Press 2015 all-state football teams
State player of the year, all classifications — Jacob Eason, sr., Lake Stevens.
Player of the year — Jacob Eason, sr., Lake Stevens
Quarterback — Jacob Eason, sr., Lake Stevens
Running back — Rashaad Boddie, sr., Skyline; Andrew Vargas, jr., Chiawana.
Wide receivers — Jared Bentley, sr., Camas; Kyle Olson-Urbon, sr., Gig Harbor.
Tight end — Riley Krenz, sr., Lake Stevens.
All-purpose — David Woodward, sr., Olympia.
Offensive line — Elijah Lugo, sr., Graham-Kapowsin; Henry Bainivalu, jr., Skyline; Scott Peck, sr., Central Valley; Brett Thompson, sr., Olympia; Josh Watson, sr., Cascade (Everett).
Kicker — Jack Crane, sr., Skyline.
Defensive line — Evan Weaver, sr., Gonzaga Prep; Ezra Cleveland, sr., Bethel; Lakota Wills, sr., Richland; Amandre Williams, sr., Tahoma.
Linebackers — Andrzej Hughes-Murray, sr., Federal Way; Conor McKenna, sr., Gonzaga Prep; Eric Briscoe Jr., sr., Davis; Dylan Axelson, sr., Woodinville.
Defensive backs — Kale Wong, sr., Gig Harbor; Aaron Wright, sr., Graham-Kapowsin; Isaiah Walter, sr., Davis; Danny Sinatro, sr., Skyline.
Punter — Ryan Rehkow, jr., Central Valley.
Running back — Andrew Grimes, sr., Lake Stevens.
Wide receivers — Tyler Torgerson, sr., Puyallup; Hunter Eckstrom, jr., Lake Stevens; Emmanuel Daigbe, sr., Kent-Meridian.
Offensive line — Clark Barrington, sr., University; Chris Mitchell, sr., Mountain View; Kameron Silvers, sr., Chiawana; Trevor Wochnick, sr., Camas.
Defensive line — Jack Machtolf, sr., Gonzaga Prep; Michael Nelson, sr., Lake Stevens.
Linebackers — Sam Burke, sr., Lake Stevens; Erik Glueck, sr., Bellarmine Prep; Brecken Galliher, sr., Richland; Clay Markoff, sr., Olympia.
Defensive backs — Donnell Diego, sr., Curtis; Alex Chapman, jr., Richland; Sean Ramage, sr., Camas.
Player of the year — Harley Kirsch, sr., Eastside Catholic.
Quarterback — Harley Kirsch, sr., Eastside Catholic.
Running backs — Connor Wedington, jr., Sumner; Dionte Simon, sr., Lincoln.
Wide receivers — Clinton Allen Jr., sr., Bishop Blanchet; Matt Laris, sr., Eastside Catholic.
Tight end — Cale Lindsay, jr., Lakes.
All-purpose — Brandon Wellington, sr., Eastside Catholic.
Offensive line — Maxwell Nauer, sr., Lakes; Kameron Smith, sr., Lincoln; Caleb Davis, jr., Bonney Lake; Korbin Sorenson, sr., Kamiakin; D.J. Dyer, sr., Kennewick.
Kicker — Van Soderberg, sr., Capital.
Defensive line — Maxwell Nauer, sr., Lakes; A.J. Ruffin, sr., Wilson; Omar Dyles, sr., Bellevue; Doug Russell, jr., O’Dea.
Linebackers — Josh Riley, sr., Sumner; Oshea Trujillo, sr., Blanchet; Dalton Dixon, sr., Mt. Spokane; Sam Schuler, sr., Enumclaw.
Defensive backs — Kendal Yaegle, sr., Central Kitsap; Salvon Ahmed, jr., Juanita; Isaiah Gilchrist, sr., Bellevue; Darreon Moore, jr. Kamiakin.
Punter — Race Porter, sr., O’Dea.
Running backs — Ercle Terrell, sr., Bellevue; Andrew Bostic, jr., Lakes.
Wide receiver — Chris Hunter, sr., Lakes.
Offensive line — Chase Gyllenhammer, sr., Mt. Spokane; Nick Bartel, Sr., Ferndale.
Defensive line — Austin Crawford, sr., Kamiakin; Marquis Deweert, sr., Bellevue; Komisi Siolo, sr., Peninsula; Chris Hunter, sr., Lakes; Jacob Reitmeier, sr., Columbia River; Caleb Davis, jr., Bonney Lake
Linebackers — Elijah McMillon, sr., Lakes; Iain Black, sr., Glacier Peak; Jason Day, jr., Bonney Lake.
Defensive backs — Connor Wedington, jr., Sumner; Gresch Jensen, sr. Auburn Mountainview.
Punter — Van Soderberg, Sr., Capital.
Player of the year — Tanner Bolt, sr., Prosser.
Quarterback — Tanner Bolt, sr., Prosser.
Running backs — Tariq Ellis, sr., Washington; Jarid Barrett, sr., Tumwater.
Wide receivers — Trevon Allen, sr., Clarkston; Kendrick Johnson, Hockinson.
Tight end — Cade Otton, jr., Tumwater.
All-purpose — Anfernee Gurley, Jr., Archbishop Murphy.
Offensive line — Keith Moore, sr., Olympic; Tommy Brassfield, sr., Tumwater; Riley Lusk, sr., Prosser; Erik Lunker, sr., Sedro-Woolley; Tait Stevenson, sr., Ellensburg.
Kicker — Ryan Henderson, jr., Archbishop Murphy.
Defensive line — Keith Moore, sr., Olympic; Dylan Beeler, sr., Clarkston; Lane Andersen, Ridgefield; Riley Lusk, sr., Prosser.
Linebackers — Cade Otton, jr., Tumwater; Zach Carter, jr., River Ridge; Cameron Loos, sr., Ridgefield; David Ledesma, sr., Prosser.
Defensive backs — Griffin Shea, sr., Tumwater; Michael Kernan, jr., Prosser; Taylor Rapp, sr., Sehome; Kason Blair, sr., Prosser.
Punter — Nick Thomas, sr., Ridgefield.
Running back — Griffin Shea, sr., Tumwater.
Wide receivers — Kasen Blair, sr., Prosser; Ben Peterson, jr., Squalicum; Bryce Helgeson, jr., Ellensburg; Jordan Wittenberg, sr., Lynden.
Tight end — Dylan Beeler, sr., Clarkston.
Offensive line — Aidan Beeson, sr., Clarkston; Colton Moorehead, sr., W.F. West; Will Ortner, sr., Hockinson; Isaac Anderson, jr., Woodland; Ieremmia Pelupelu, sr., Washington; Jordan Jira, sr., Lakewood.
Kicker — Kainen Warren, jr., North Kitsap.
Defensive line — Jake Burns, jr., Squalicum; Kelle Sanders, jr., River Ridge; Tait Stevenson, sr., Ellensburg.
Linebackers — Thomas Niemeyer, sr., Prosser; Seth Walker, sr., Ellensburg; Bob Evans, sr., North Kitsap; Ben Hines, so., Archbishop Murphy; Jensen Mayberry, sr., Lynden.
Defensive backs — Carter Crosby, sr., Sedro-Woolley; Jordan Wittenberg, sr., Lynden; Kane Stoddard, Sr., Sequim; Ben Peterson, jr., Squalicum; Michael Kernan, jr., Prosser.
Player of the year — Bryce Hoisington, jr., Vashon Island.
Quarterback — Kaden Jenks, jr., Royal.
Running backs — Bryce Hoisington, jr., Vashon Island; Jed Schleimer, jr., Mount Baker.
Wide receivers — Sam Christensen, sr., Royal; Jacob Cleveringa, sr., Zillah.
Tight end — Steven Kroontje, sr., Connell.
All-purpose — Kylar Prante, sr., Montesano.
Offensive line — Hutton Napier, sr., Montesano; Kodie Hathaway, sr., Zillah; Mathew Davidson, sr., Connell; Kolton Zender, sr., Mount Baker; Jared Flattum, sr., Cascade Christian.
Kicker — Connor Lovell, sr., Montesano.
Defensive line — Oscar Cantu, sr., Cashmere; Te'ave Magalei, sr., Cascade Christian; T.J. Bass, jr., Mount Baker; Hutton Napier, sr., Montesano.
Linebackers — Gabriel Wallis, sr., Klahowya; Hunter Esary, sr., Kalama; Tahj Malone, sr., Hoquiam; Blaine Ross, sr., Zillah.
Defensive backs — Josh Seaton, sr., Cascade Christian; Joe Lang, sr., Royal; Sam Christensen, sr., Royal; Nick Perry, jr., La Salle.
Running backs — Thomas Pier, sr., Tenino; Joe Lang, sr., Royal.
Tight end — Blaine Ross, sr., Zillah.
All-purpose — Jose Ponce, sr., Royal.
Offensive line — Ridge Walston, sr., Colville; Keegan Khile, sr., Port Townsend; Te’Ave Magalei, sr., Cascade Christian; David Hoglund, sr., Port Townsend.
Defensive line — Zane Cully, sr., Goldendale; Jared Flattum, sr., Cascade Christian; Ridge Walston, sr., Colville.
Linebackers — Kyle Milton, sr., Cascade Christian; Peyton Berry, sr., Cascade Christian; Jack Hinds, sr., Colville; Garrett Brown, jr., Lakeside; Dallas Rodriguez, sr., Connell; Cooper Wright, sr., King's; Keegan Khile, sr., Port Townsend.
Defensive backs — Jacob Ralls, sr., Port Townsend; Logan Boardman, sr., Goldendale.
Co-players of the year — Clay Ashworth, sr., Okanogan and Wyatt Stanley, jr., Napavine.
Quarterback —Wyatt Stanley, jr., Napavine.
Running backs — Braiden Elledge, sr., Morton-White Pass; Stone Whitney, sr., Onalaska.
Wide receivers — Mac Fagerness, jr., Napavine; Mason Guerrette, sr., Okanogan.
Tight end — Diego Garza, so., Mabton.
All-purpose — Saul Gonzalez, sr., North Beach.
Offensive line — Jacob Johnston, sr., Napavine; Tyler Shepherd, sr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley; Skyler Oestreich, sr., Lind-Ritzville/Sprague; Joe Mintzer, sr., Okanogan; Zion Branson, sr., Waitsburg.
Kicker — Joey Biel, sr., Northwest Christian.
Defensive line — Dakota Robins, jr., Toledo; Jacob Amato, jr., Tri-Cities Prep; Thomas Canning, jr., Liberty; James Colbert, jr., Okanogan.
Linebackers — Chase Van Wyck, sr., Napavine; Seth Schuh, sr., LaConner; Morgan Poulin, jr., Okanogan; Jonny Law, sr., North Beach.
Defensive backs — Trevor Cook, sr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley; Cade Smith, sr., Brewster; Mason Guerrette, sr., Okanogan; Roy Zavala, sr., Mabton.
Quarterback — Clay Ashworth, sr., Okanogan.
Running backs — Matt Poulin, jr., Okanogan; Kaelin Jurek, jr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley.
Wide receiver — Cade Smith, sr., Brewster.
Tight ends — Tyler LaBrousse, jr., Concrete; Gabe Fuentes, jr., Toledo.
Offensive line — Jonny Law, sr., North Beach; Simon Williams, jr., Northwest Christian; Salvador Urbina, sr., Mabton; Jackson McKenna-Kier, sr., Life Christian; Robert Nevin, sr., Concrete.
Defensive line — Tyler Shepherd, sr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley; Skyler Oestreich, sr., Lind-Ritzville/Sprague; Jackson McKenna-Kier, sr., Life Christian; Tim Poplin, sr., North Beach.
Linebackers — Joe Esquievel, sr., Okanogan; Christian Clark, sr., White Swan; Dalton Toepelt, sr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley.
Defensive backs — Wes Abrams, jr. White Swan; Chase Burnham, jr., Liberty.
Player of the year — John Lesser, sr., Liberty Christian.
Quarterback — Dallas Isaak, sr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline.
Running backs — Cole Svec, jr., Neah Bay; Jake Lawrence, sr., Evergreen Lutheran.
Wide receivers — Brady Chadwick, jr., Colton; Grant Kinzer, jr., Colton.
Offensive line — Stephen Carter, so., Liberty Christian; Mason Bates, jr., Garfield-Palouse; Nate Weller, sr., Quilcene.
Defensive line — Eric Swanson, jr., Liberty Christian; Leo Garcia, sr., Touchet; Jericho McGimpsey, sr., Neah Bay.
Linebackers — Dallas Isaak, sr., Almira-Coulee-Hartline; John Lesser, sr., Liberty Christian; Ian Neibergs, sr., Garfield-Palouse.
Defensive backs — Mitch Godwin, sr., Liberty Christian; Eli Harrison, sr., Quilcene; Cameron Buzzell, jr., Neah Bay.
Quarterback — John Lesser, sr., Liberty Christian.
Running backs — Leo Garcia, sr., Touchet; Hank Hoskins, sr., Lummi; Charles Hunt, jr., Almira/Coulee-Hartline.
Wide receivers — Free Borsey, jr., Lummi; Robert Miles Jr., sr., Tulalip Heritage; Mitch Godwin, sr., Liberty Christian.
Defensive line — Mason Bates, jr., Garfield-Palouse; Payton Nielsen, so., Almira/Coulee-Hartline.
Linebackers — Lot Butler, jr., Touchet; Cole Svec, jr., Neah Bay.
Defensive backs — Carlos Rincon, sr., Touchet; KC Spencer, so., Crescent.