Eds. note: The Player of the Year and All-Area teams were chosen by The Herald sports staff based on coach recommendations, season statistics and first-hand observations.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Dallas Landeros, sr., RB, Lake Stevens
Landeros rushed for 1,645 yards and 27 touchdowns in the Vikings’ high-scoring attack, averaging 8.1 yards per carry and 150 yards per game while helping lead Lake Stevens to the Class 4A state quarterfinals. He totaled 285 yards from scrimmage and five TDs in a rout of Monroe, and ran for a season-high 276 yards and two TDs on 41 carries in a state-playoff win over Union. He amassed 1,769 yards from scrimmage and 29 total TDs and also completed a 45-yard pass.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Dan Teeter, Lakewood
Just one year removed from an 0-4 finish in the talent-laden Northwest 2A Sky Division, Teeter guided the Cougars to their third state quarterfinal appearance in program history. Lakewood went 4-1 in the rugged Sky Division this fall and finished 9-2 overall, with victories over three 2A top-10 teams. The Cougars nearly reached the 2A state semifinals, falling to two-time defending state champion Hockinson in a one-point quarterfinal loss.
Tanner Jellison, jr., QB, Lake Stevens
Jellison was ultra-efficient in the Vikings’ juggernaut attack, completing 74.5 percent of his passes for 3,045 yards, 38 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The first-year starter helped lead Lake Stevens to the 4A state quarterfinals.
Dallas Landeros, sr., RB, Lake Stevens
Jordan Justice, sr., RB, Marysville Pilchuck
Justice ran for 1,444 yards and 23 touchdowns in the Tomahawks’ multifaceted Slot-T rushing attack, averaging 9.7 yards per carry and 120 yards per game while helping lead the Tomahawks to the 3A state quarterfinals. He also had 124 yards receiving and two TD catches.
Efton Chism III, sr., WR, Monroe
The Eastern Washington University-bound receiver accounted for 1,232 yards of offense and 14 total touchdowns while doing a bit of everything for the Bearcats. Chism III caught 54 passes for 801 yards and eight TDs. He ran for 275 yards and four scores. He completed five passes for 156 yards and a TD. And he made an impact on special teams, returning a punt for a score.
Kasen Kinchen, sr., WR, Lake Stevens
Kinchen was a dynamic playmaker in the Vikings’ high-scoring attack, catching 55 passes for 1,144 yards and 12 touchdowns while helping lead Lake Stevens to the 4A state quarterfinals. He also rushed for 122 yards and two TDs and returned a kickoff for a score.
Mason Vaughn, sr., WR, Meadowdale
Vaughn posted 715 yards receiving and 10 touchdown catches on 23 receptions in the Mavericks’ run-heavy offense. The big-play wideout averaged a whopping 31.1 yards per catch.
Roman Savchuk, sr., WR/TE, Mariner
Savchuk caught 30 passes for 551 yards and seven touchdowns in the Marauders’ run-heavy offense. He accounted for nearly two-thirds of his team’s receptions, including a spectacular highlight-reel touchdown catch against Glacier Peak.
Dillon Kuk, sr., All-purpose, Marysville Pilchuck
Kuk totaled 683 yards from scrimmage and six offensive touchdowns, including 22 catches for 395 yards and four TD receptions. The multi-threat standout also returned a kickoff for a score and helped the Tomahawks reach the 3A state quarterfinals.
Logan Bruce, sr., OL, Lake Stevens
The three-star recruit manned left guard on the Vikings’ powerful offensive line and played a key role in their run to the 4A state quarterfinals. The 6-foot-5, 300-pounder helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 7.7 yards per carry and 240 yards per game.
Wyatt Hall, sr., OL, Lake Stevens
The four-year starting center directed the Vikings’ powerful offensive line and played a key role in their run to the 4A state quarterfinals. Bruce helped clear the way for a rushing attack that averaged 7.7 yards per carry and 240 yards per game.
Justin Albee, sr., OL, Marysville Pilchuck
Albee anchored the Tomahawks’ powerful offensive line, helping pave the way for a Slot-T rushing attack that averaged 7.4 yards per carry and 315 yards per game. The center played a key role in the Tomahawks’ run to the 3A state quarterfinals.
Drew Stultz, jr., OL, Snohomish
Stultz helped clear the way for a rushing attack that averaged 6.0 yards per carry and 204 yards per game. The left guard didn’t allow a sack all season.
Corbyn Leifer, sr., OL, Marysville Pilchuck
Leifer manned right tackle on the Tomahawks’ powerful offensive line, helping pave the way for a Slot-T rushing attack that averaged 7.4 yards per carry and 315 yards per game. The 6-foot-4, 320-pounder played a key role in the Tomahawks’ run to the 3A state quarterfinals.
Brayden Corwin, sr., K, Glacier Peak
Corwin hit 5 of 7 field goals, drilling kicks of 45, 44 and 41 yards. He also made a game-winning 18-yard field goal as time expired against Mount Vernon and was a perfect 33-of-33 on extra points. He booted 25 of 41 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks and converted 3 of 4 onside kicks. Corwin also led Glacier Peak with 366 yards receiving and eight touchdown catches.
Jared Taylor, sr., QB, Lakewood
Taylor accounted for 2,495 total yards and 33 touchdowns while leading the Cougars to the 2A state quarterfinals. The dual-threat quarterback rushed for 1,333 yards and 18 TDs, averaging 8.5 yards per carry. He also threw for 1,162 yards, 15 TDs and six interceptions.
Blake Rybar, sr., RB, Monroe
Rybar totaled 1,309 yards from scrimmage and 15 offensive touchdowns. The two-way standout ran for 1,034 yards and 12 TDs, averaging 8.5 yards per carry. He also had 275 yards receiving, three TD catches and a kickoff return for a score.
Davanta Murphy-Mcmillan, sr., RB, Cascade
Murphy-Mcmillan ran for 1,324 yards and 18 touchdowns in just six games, averaging 8.7 yards per carry and a whopping 221 yards rushing per contest. He topped the 300-yard mark twice, including a 334-yard, six-TD performance against Everett.
Sergio Pelayo, sr., WR, Lake Stevens
Pelayo was the second-leading receiver in the Vikings’ deep array of talented wideouts, finishing with 37 catches for 643 yards and seven touchdowns while helping Lake Stevens reach the 4A state quarterfinals.
Davis Campbell, sr., WR, King’s
Campbell totaled 55 receptions for 874 yards and 15 touchdowns. The two-way standout finished second all-time in career receiving yards at King’s and helped the Knights claim the North Sound Conference title.
Carson Chrisman, jr., WR, Lakewood
Chrisman caught 29 passes for 529 yards and seven touchdowns in the Cougars’ run-heavy attack. He helped Lakewood reach the 2A state quarterfinals with 101 yards receiving and three TD receptions in the Cougars’ opening-round state-playoff win over Sequim.
Cade Younger, sr., WR, Arlington
Younger totaled 30 catches for 497 yards and five touchdowns and also returned a punt for a score.
Wesley Garrett, soph., All-purpose, Kamiak
Garrett totaled 1,341 yards of offense and eight touchdowns while playing five games at receiver and the other five games at quarterback after the Knights’ starting signal-caller got injured. The versatile sophomore had 644 yards receiving and four TD catches, as well as 445 yards rushing and two TD runs. He also threw for 252 yards and two TDs and amassed 318 return yards on special teams.
Zion Robinson, sr., OL, Archbishop Murphy
The two-way standout lineman was a powerful force at left tackle and helped the Wildcats reach the 2A state quarterfinals.
Colin Hamilton, sr., OL, King’s
The 6-foot-7, 280-pound right tackle and two-star recruit helped the Knights claim the North Sound Conference title.
Austyn Rembold-Hyde, sr., OL, Lake Stevens
Rembold-Hyde was a key cog in the Vikings’ dominant offensive line, which paved the way for a rushing attack that averaged 7.7 yards per carry and 240 yards per game. He helped the Vikings reach the 4A state quarterfinals.
Jacob Anderson, sr., OL, Glacier Peak
Anderson was a force at left tackle and anchored the Grizzlies’ offensive line.
Gavin Monroe, sr., OL, Monroe
Monroe helped pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 6.9 yards per carry and 197 yards per game.
Garrett Craig, sr., K, Stanwood
Craig hit 9 of 13 field goals, including kicks of 44 and 43 yards against Ferndale. He also made 20 of 22 extra-point attempts.