Two local athletes were honored by The Associated Press as it announced its All-State Football Teams last week.
Rainier senior Brody Klein was named to the 2B All-State team at the linebacker position.
Yelm senior Austin Schaler, who set the single-season interception record for the Tornados with 10 last season, was an honorable mention at defensive back on the 3A All-State team.
Steilacoom junior Emeka Egbuka was named The Associated Press Washington state high school football player of the year.
The star wide receiver was a unanimous choice as the state player of the year for all classifications in voting conducted by sports writers and editors from around the state. Egbuka helped lead Steilacoom to the Class 2A championship game. One of the top recruits in the country for the class of 2021, Egbuka had 2,240 all-purpose yards and 35 total touchdowns. He had more than 1,500 yards receiving. Egbuka was also voted the player of the year for Class 2A.
Juniors were a theme among players of the year in each classification. Kennedy Catholic junior quarterback Sam Huard was voted the Class 4A player of the year. Eastside Catholic junior lineman J.T. Tuimoloau was voted the Class 3A player of the year. Royal junior quarterback Caleb Christensen was voted the Class 1A player of the year after throwing for 3,000 yards and 51 touchdowns.
Onalaska senior running back Ashton Haight was voted the Class 2B player of the year and Odessa’s Marcus King was honored as the Class 1B player of the year.
Below are the full 3A and 2B All-State teams.
Player of the year — J.T. Tuimoloau, jr., Eastside Catholic.
Quarterback — Caden Filer, sr., Lincoln.
Running backs — Kannon Katzer, sr., Mt. Spokane; Ben Schlenbaker, soph., Squalicum.
Wide receivers — Julien Simon, jr., Lincoln; Gee Scott Jr., sr., Eastside Catholic.
Tight end — DJ Rogers, sr., Eastside Catholic.
Offensive line — Owen Prentice, jr., O’Dea; Geirean Hatchett, sr., Ferndale; Samuel Peacock, sr., Gig Harbor; Baylor McElroy, sr., Kennewick; Justin Albee, sr., Marysville Pilchuck.
All-purpose — Devon Nofoa-Masoe, soph., Lakes.
Kicker — Garrett Craig, sr., Stanwood.
Defensive line — J.T. Tuimoloau, jr., Eastside Catholic; Jalen Dixon, sr., O’Dea; Robert Cooper, sr., Bethel; Matulino Masunu, sr., Bellevue.
Linebackers — Joby Schneider, sr., Bellevue; Josh Webb, sr., Kelso; Will Latu, jr., Bethell; Zach Krotzer, sr., Shadle Park.
Defensive backs — Ayden Hector, sr., Eastside Catholic; Davyn Patu, sr., O’Dea; Julien Simon, jr., Lincoln; Jaylen Clark, sr., Lincoln.
Punter — Connor Stutz, sr., Blanchet.
Quarterback — Kobe Muasa, jr., Eastside Catholic.
Running backs — Jordan Justic, sr., Marysville Pilchuck; Cameron Daniels, sr., O’Dea; Aber Sio-Fetaui, sr., Lincoln; Will Latu, jr., Bethll; Tuna Altahir, jr., Kamiakin.
Wide receivers — Evan Liggett, sr., Lake Washington; Cameron Parker, sr., Bethell.
Tight end — Josh Maiava, sr., Capital.
Offensive line — Brandon Gimse, sr., Squalicum; Jernias Tafia, sr., Eastside Catholic; Brody Schlaefli, jr., Prairie; Caleb Puapuaga, sr., Lincoln; Baiden McElroy, sr., Kennewick.
All-purpose — Zyell Griffin, sr., Evergreen.
Kicker — Ethan Moczulski, soph., Mt. Spokane.
Defensive line — Geirean Hatchett, sr., Ferndale; Ryan Miller, sr., Mt. Spokane; Carter Carlson, sr., Capital; Jagger Childs, sr., Kennewick.
Linebackers — Alex Reid, sr., Bellevue; Mauro Bejar, sr., Marysville Pilchuck; Brayden Ulrich, soph., Snohomish; Devon Nofoa-Masoe, soph., Lakes.
Defensive backs — Rishy Daniels, sr., Seattle Prep; Ian Hicks, sr., North Central; Desmond Fox, jr., Shorecrest; Austin Schaler, sr. Yelm.
Player of the year — Ashton Haight, sr., Onalaska.
Quarterback — Dante Maiuri, jr., Tri-Cities Prep.
Running backs — Ashton Haight, sr., Onalaska; Abraham Garcia, jr., Columbia-Burbank.
Wide receivers — Landon Amato, sr., Tri-Cities Prep; Brennon Vance, sr., Kalama.
Tight end — Cade Evander, jr., Napavine.
Offensive line — Alex Frazier, sr., Onalaska; Keith Olson, soph., Napavine; Jeremiah Yost, sr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley; Charlie Harrington, sr., Liberty (Spangle); Willie Waters, soph., Davenport.
Kicker — Sam Triplett, sr., Chewelah.
Defensive line — Alex Frazier, sr., Onalaska; Keith Olson, sr., Napavine; Charlie Harrington, sr., Liberty (Spangle); Zerric Pardini, sr., Tri-Cities Prep.
Linebackers — Hazen Inman, sr., Onalaska; Brody Klein, sr., Rainier; Jacob Brown, sr., Colfax; Jacob Levy, sr., Tri-Cities Prep.
Defensive backs — Cade Lawrence, sr., Onalaska; Landon Amato, sr., Tri-Cities Prep; Matt Hockett, sr., Colfax; McCartney Maden, sr., Raymond.
Punter — Brandon Lustig, sr., Colfax.
Quarterbacks — Jackson Esary, soph., Kalama; Laythan Demarest, jr., Napavine; Lukcas Kreger, sr., Onalaska; Cole Hatton, sr., Ocosta.
Running backs — Max Smith, sr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley; Cole Fay, sr., Adna; McCartney Maden, sr., Raymond.
Wide receivers — Dakota Davis, jr., Ocosta.
Tight ends — Andrew Minton, sr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley.
Offensive line — Bryan Sparks, sr., Ilwaco; Jorge Orozco, sr., Ocosta; BJ Cleveland-Barrera, jr., Onalaska; Abel Ingle, sr., Adna.
Kicker — Jose Delgado, jr., Raymond.
Defensive line — Jeremiah Yost, sr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley; Bryan Sparks, sr., Ilwaco; Lane Baker, jr., Adna.
Linebackers — Kaden Krouse, jr., Chewelah; Cole Hatton, sr., Ocosta; Kollin Jurek, jr., Pe Ell-Willapa Valley; Cade Evander, jr., Napavine.
Defensive backs — Will Cornett, sr., Bellevue Christian; Cole Fay, sr., Adna.