ESN’s State Football MVP’s and other Tournament Awards

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12/5/16

(Tacoma, WA) What a weekend for Washington State High School Football Championships and ESN was pleased to have provided live and free play-by-play of 5 of the 6 Title Games. There were many spectacular performances that we got to witness and we named our Players of the Game for each or our broadcasts along with a Play of the Game.

Here are our selections from each of those broadcasts plus we’ve added more honors in giving each team an Offensive and Defensive Player of the Game with some honorable mentions. We also have our overall Championship awards of an MVP. Offensive Player of the Championships, Defensive Player of the Championships and Coach of the Championships.

We understand there will be disagreements, players missed that played better than we observed and we remind you we are unbiased from our perspective and these players simply shined to us and were worthy of “our” honor. This is not an official list by any means but we try to look at this as a fan with no rooting interest would look at each of these games. I should note, as a former Offensive and Defensive lineman I understand this type of list many times unfair to those who don’t get their hands on the ball.

Congratulations to all teams, players and coaches just getting to these games is a monumental effort and regardless of the final scores each of these teams deserved their spot on Championship Weekend in the Tacoma Dome!

Championship Weekend MVP

Kaden Jenks Royal

Kaden Jenks of Royal earned this award with an all around effort leading the Knights to their 2nd straight State Championship. Jenks the Quarterback threw for 246 yards with 2 Touchdowns including a 62-yard opening scoring drive. Janks was clearly the leading rusher for the Knights as well running the ball 20 times for 146 yards. Jenks wasn’t done there he led the team in tackles from his safety/linebacker position with 8 tackles and broke up 2 pass attempts. Jenks also contributed on specials teams as the punter with 2 punts for a total of 71 yards and came on to long snap as well. For this all-around performance Kaden Jenks was our State Championship Weekend MVP!

Championship Weekend Offensive Player

Conner Johnson ArchBishop Murphy

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Conner Johnson was 10 for 12 for 356 yards and 5 Touchdowns.

Championship Weekend Defensive Player

Dillon Crawford Kamiakin

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Dillon Crawford led the Braves shutting down the potent O’Dea offense with 14 tackles, 12 solo tackles and 2 for losses plus the tackle in OT to end the game giving Kamiakin the Championship.

Championship Weekend Coach

Josh Fay Napavine

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Coach Fay was selected after winning his 2nd Title in 4 appearances and playing in the Championship game for the 3rd straight year. Clearly any of these coaches could have been chosen but during a year where most teams were new or had not been in the Title game for some time the Napavine Tigers bucked those trends and not only returned, they got the job done.

Players and Plays of the Game

4A Camas 24, Richland 14

Camas Offensive Player of the Game

Jack Colletto

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Camas Defensive Player of the Game

Cody Jackson

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Richland Offensive Player of the Game

Ben Stanfield

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Richland Defensive Player of the Game

Victor Strasser

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Special Teams Player of the Game

Camas’ Kicker Michael Boyle

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4A Play of the Game

Camas’ Will Schultz TD run giving the Papermakers the lead for good!

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3A Kamiakin 14, O’Dea 7 (OT)

Kamiakin Offensive Player of the Game

Zach Borisch

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Kamiakin Defensive Player of the Game

Salvadore Arais-Gonzalez

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O’Dea Offensive Player of the Game

Jamyn Patu

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O’Dea Defensive Player of the Game

Connor Gregoire

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Special Teams Player of the Game

Kamiakin’s Punter Alex Bayuk

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3A Play of the Game

Zack Borisch’s TD run in OT for the win.

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2A ArchBishop Murphy 56, Liberty (Issa) 14

ArchBishop Murphy Offensive Player of the Game

Kyler Gordon

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ArchBishop Murphy Defensive Player of the Game

Ben Hines

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Liberty Offensive Player of the Game

Reilly Larson

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Liberty Defensive Player of the Game

Julian Bruce

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Special Teams Player of the Game

AB Murphy’s Kicker Ryan Henderson

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2A Play of the Game

ABM’s Ray Pimental’s 60-yard TD catch from Connor Johnson

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1A Royal 25, Connell 10

Royal Offensive Player of the Game

 

Corbin Christensen

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Royal Defensive Player of the Game

Isaac Ellis

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Connell Offensive Player of the Game

Brian Hawkins

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Connell Defensive Player of the Game

Jaxs Whitby

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Special Teams Player of the Game

Royal’s Juan Niebla

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1A Play of the Game

Kaden Jenks to Juan Niebla 60-yard TD pass

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2B Napavine 34, Liberty (Spangle) 16

Napavine Offensive Player of the Game

Wyatt Stanley

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Napavine Defensive Player of the Game

Sam Fagerness

Fumble Recovery Sam Fagerness
Fumble Recovery Sam Fagerness

 

Liberty (Spangle) Offensive Player of the Game

Tyler Haas

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Liberty (Spangle) Defensive Player of the Game

Jake Harrington

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Special Teams Player of the Game

Napavine’s Noah Lantz 81 yards in Kick Returns

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2B Play of the Game

Mac Fagerness’s 44-yard catch from a scrambling Wyatt Stanley.

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1B Neah Bay 64, Odessa-Harrington 34

Neah Bay Offensive Player of the Game

Cameron Buzzell

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Neah Bay Defensive Player of the Game

Kenrick Doherty

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Odessa-Harrington Offensive Player of the Game

Colton Hunt

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Odessa-Harrington Defensive Player of the Game

Sage Elder

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