Local players to play in Earl Barden Classic

I was cleaning out my email recently and stumbled upon an email that I’d missed. So though it may be a little late here’s some information on the Earl Barden Classic all-state football game and some local athletes tabbed to participate.

Sidenote: I’m working on a story on Sam Shober and his recruiting journey that sent him across the country and ended eventually at Stanford.

The annual Earl Barden Classic, the 2A/1A/2B/1B all-state football game, announced its 2012 nominated rosters and Archbishop Murphy’s Sam Shober and Lakewood’s Christian Melton are on the West team.

The game will take place on June 23 at 1 p.m. at Zaepfel Stadium in Yakima.

Nooksack’s Robb Myhre is the West coach and East coach is Jeff Bartlow of Waitsburg-Prescott.

Players are nominated to the game by their respective leagues and those nominated players are selected to the Earl Barden teams by the East and West side coaches.

You can get more on the game from the Earl Barden Classic Facebook page.

Here’s the complete rosters:


Bubba Lara, RB/LB, Adna

Sam Shober, LB, Archbishop Murphy

Oliver Dougherty, QB/DB, Bellingham

Andy Agen, OL/DL, Burlington-Edison

Jake Archer, WR/DB, Cascade Christian

Joshua Shreffler, TE/LB, Cascade Christian

Tyler Clark, RB/LB, Concrete

Gabe Gutierrez, WR/DB, Foster

Alex Afuavi, OL/DL, Franklin Pierce

Iopu Ignacio, RB/LB, Franklin Pierce

Jordan Todd, RB/LB, Interlake

Jake Clizbe, RB/DB, Kalama

Sam Byers, OL/DL, Kingston

Christian Melton, RB/LB, Lakewood

Jequan Hayes, OL/LB, Lindbergh

Taylor Whitman, OL/DL, Lynden

Denver VanderYacht, OL/DL, Meridian

John Murphy, RB/LB, Meridian

Bo Russell, OL/DL, Montesano

Evan Truax, RB/DB, Montesano

Austin Baker, RB/DB, Montesano

Alec Postlewait, OL/DL, Mt. Baker

Levi Wigg, RB/DB, Mt. Baker

Tucker Stanley, RB/DB, Napavine

Seth Scrabeck, OL/DL, Naselle

Robert Eaton, OL/LB, Naselle

BJ Salmonson, OL/DL, Nooksack Valley

Trevon Myhre, QB/DB, Nooksack Valley

Ben Broeker, QB/DB, North Thurston

Matt Reid, WR/DB, North Thurston

Robby Padbury, QB/DB, Orcas Island

Keenan Walker, WR/DB, Port Angeles

Anthony Gold, RB/DB, Renton

Tyler Forshaw, WR/DB, Sequim

Levi Bale, QB/LB, South Bend

Jerek Jensen, OL/DL, Squalicum

Jesse Wallace, QB/DE, Toledo

Josh Hanson, OL/DL, Tumwater

Zach Wimberly, TE/LB, Tumwater

Mitch Gueller, QB/DB, WF West


Matt Hadley, RB, Connell

Nathan Roberts, WR, Burbank

Nick Wales, TE, DeSales

Isaac Anderson, DB, Prosser

Caleb Garza, RB, Othello

Jason Jorgensen, RB, Deer Park

Kade Eppich, DB, Connell

Ben Bissell, QB/DB, Cheney

C J Matthews, WR, Oroville

Zach Bartlow, QB, Waitbug/Prescott

Nathan Nobbs, WR, White Swan/RSC

Victor Flores, WR, Warden

Jared Sabin, DE, Wahluke

Kody Berens, WR, Quincy

Alex Pond, DE, Colville

Joey Michael, WR/RB/DE, Cashmere

Nikko Asbell, RB, Mark Morris

Justin Berarducci, DB, Colfax

Travis Kretschman, DB, Cle Elum

Javier Guillen, LB, Manson

Zach Mohr, WR, Deer Park

Joseph Walker, LB, Othello

Kyle Weiler, LB, Cashmere

Dylan Ellsworth, DB, West Valley (Spokane)

Dylan Green, LB, Omak

Michael Newman, RB, Cle Elum

Tyson Brook, DT, Connell

Tyson Mollotte, DE, Othello

Nolin Bare, LB, Goldendale

Eshom Estes, OL, Waitburg/Prescott

Justin Hause, LB, Lakeside

Brandon Heide, C, East Valley (Spokane)

Casey Sorensen, DT, Manson

Kroft Sunderland, DL, Dayton

Roy Watlamet, OL, White Swan

Avery Smetana, OL, Freeman

Jerry Isenhart, OL, Chelan

Brent Stromberger, OL, LRS

Caleb Barnes, OL, Cashmere

Cody Roberts, OL, Selah

Nick Fuller, TE, Woodland

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