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December 10, 2009

Tacoma News Tribune All State Players

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Here is The News Tribune's All-State football team. This includes players from all classifications. If you're looking for an all-state football team for each classification, sports writers from around the state will vote on that after the season ends and the Associated Press will tally up the votes and release the team.


Jake Heaps, Quarterback, Skyline
6-2, 205, Senior
In three seasons as Skyline's starting quarterback, Heaps has an overall record of 39-2 and 14-0 in the postseason. The BYU-bound signal caller will try to lead the Spartans to a third-consecutive state championship on Saturday. This season, Heaps has completed 198 of 328 passes for 2,936 yards and 41 touchdowns. He will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January at San Antonio.


Steve Valach, Liberty
Valach has steered the Patriots through a rugged postseason gauntlet, overcoming big fourth-quarter deficits and winning a triple-overtime game. The result is Liberty's first appearance in the state title game since 1988.


QB Connor Halliday Ferris 6-4 190 Senior
WSU-commit likes to air it out, has thrown for 3,923 yards, 40 TDs and 11 INTs

RB Bishop Sankey Gonzaga Prep 5-10 185 Junior
Rushed for 2,011 yards and 17 TDs on 203 carries in nine games

RB Anthony Meray Bethel 5-9 185 Senior
TNT's All-Area Player of the Year set SPSL mark for all-purpose yards, rushed for 2,003

RB Jacob Sealby Wenatchee 6-1 195 Senior
CBBN Columbia MVP rushed for 1,732 yards, helped Panthers win league title

OL Colin Porter Bothell 6-5 310 Senior
KingCo Crown co-Offensive MVP did not give up a sack, will play at Washington

OL Ben Riva O'Dea 6-6 275 Senior
Future Washington Husky anchored Fighting Irish offensive line

OL Danny Shelton Auburn 6-3 310 Junior
Two-time TNT All-Area selection is a mammoth road-grader with good footwork

OL Maxx Forde Woodinville 6-4 240 Senior
Dominant force on both sides of line of scrimmage has offers from five D-I schools

OL Trevor Poole Ferris 6-5 250 Senior
Solid run blocker has developed into a great pass blocker and will play in college

TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins Gig Harbor 6-7 250 Junior National recruiting prospect totaled 60 receptions, 1,050 yards and 10 TDs

WR Kasen Williams Skyline 6-2 195 Junior
Two-time all-state selection has 66 catches for 1,120 yards and 17 TDs

WR Rahmel Dockery Curtis 5-10 160 Junior
Athletic, elusive dynamo caught 36 passes for 1,077 yards and 14 TDs

ATH Brett Kirschner Interlake 5-11 200 Senior
KingCo 3A/2A Offensive MVP tallied 2,193 total yards of offense and 26 TDs

K Race Sciabica Bellevue 6-1 185 Senior
Accurate from beyond 40 yards, he went 4-for-4 on field goal attempts in state semis

DE Ryan Watson Eisenhower 6-2 200 Senior
CBBN Cascade co-MVP had 97 tackles, 7 sacks and knocked down 7 passes

DE Austin Graves Southridge 6-3 230 Senior
CBBN Columbia Defensive MVP recorded 17 sacks, 14 tackles-for-loss

DL Sione Potoa'e Lakes 6-3 285 Senior
All-American terrorized opponents and anchored a stout Lakes defensive line

DL John Froland Glacier Peak 6-5 245 Senior
Northwestern-recruit was a two-way first-team all-WesCo 3A selection

LB Anthony DeMatteo Skyline 6-1 215 Senior
Two-time all-state pick totaled 113 tackles, despite sitting out second-half of routs

LB Taylor Nelson Union 6-2 225 Senior
GSHL 3A Defensive MVP led Titans back to the state semifinals

LB John Kanongata'a Bellevue 6-0 210 Senior
KingCo 3A/2A Defensive MVP might be small, but plays big

LB Riley Carr Jackson 6-0 225 Senior
Air Force-commit was a four-year starter, led Timberwolves to league title

DB Jamaal Kearse Lakes 6-3 210 Senior
Hard-hitting safety has a nose for the ball and the big play, will play at Washington

DB Blair Bomber Lynden 5-10 165 Senior
Speedy WSU-commit has Lions playing for second straight state championship

DB Colten Williams Mount Spokane 6-1 180 SeniorAthletic playmaker was a two-way first-team all-Greater Spokane League pick

DB Bo Tully Mead 6-1 180 Senior
Greater Spokane League's Defensive MVP picked off eight passes in 2009

P Jake Miller Central Valley 6-4 202 Senior
Greatly affected outcomes of games with his leg; also an excellent kicker

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