Newport running back Nirun Turner (8) carries the ball during a game against Bellevue on Sept. 13. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Newport running back Nirun Turner (8) carries the ball during a game against Bellevue on Sept. 13. Photo courtesy of Patrick Krohn/Patrick Krohn Photography

Local football stars receive all-league honors

  • Thursday, November 21, 2019 2:53pm
  • Sports

Football players from Newport, Bellevue, Interlake, Sammamish and Bellevue Christian were given all-league football honors in their respective conferences for the 2019 season.

2A/3A KingCo

Bellevue senior linebackers Joby Schneider and Alex Reid were selected as co-defensive players of the year, and teammate Henry Hawblitzel was named the co-lineman of the year along with Ryan Thomson of Lake Washington. Bellevue head coach Michael Kneip was named the coach of the year.

First team: Offense: Henry Hawblitzel (Bellevue, guard), Ben McKean (Bellevue, guard) and Joby Schneider (Bellevue, running back). Defense: Matulino Masunu (Bellevue, defensive tackle), Tim Underwood (Bellevue, defensive tackle), Jack Hirsch (Interlake, defensive end), Joby Schneider (Bellevue, inside linebacker) and Alex Reid (Bellevue, outside linebacker).

Second team: Offense: Charlie Galanti (Interlake, quarterback). Elliot Hamilton (Bellevue, tackle), Alex Reid (Bellevue, running back), Luke Hirsch (Interlake, wide receiver) and Joshua Goates (Bellevue, tight end). Defense: Minwoo Eom (Bellevue, corner) and Dan Marino (Bellevue, safety). Special teams: Nicholas Barros-Barreto (Bellevue. kicker).

Honorable mentions:

Bellevue: Kadon Wine (offensive line), John Short (linebacker), Bryson Sleeper (quarterback) and Collin Backer (linebacker).

Interlake: Cole Mullenix (center), Corey Parker (linebacker), Ahmed Shaaban (defensive line) and Zane Dewar (corner)

Sammamish: Hikaru Aoyagi (linebacker), Jaden Bridgers (offensive line), Josue Lara (quarterback), Cody Arsenian (wide receiver) and Eddy Nguyen (defensive back).

4A KingCo Crest

First team: Offense: Nirun Turner (Newport, running back) and Nate Moore (Newport, tight end). Defense: Nate Moore (Newport, inside linebacker).

Second team: Offense: Jackson Slater (Newport, guard). Defense: Dylan Whisler (Newport, defensive line).

Honorable mentions:

Newport: Nate Chang, Keir Lopez, Nolan Rouse and Marco Santulli.

1A Nisqually-Olympic League

First team: Offense: Gavin Morrison (Bellevue Christian, wide receiver) and Sam Tefft (Bellevue Christian, offensive line). Defense: Sam Tefft (Bellevue Christian, defensive line). Special teams: Mitchell Wybenga (Bellevue Christian, punter).

Second team

Offense: Samuel Cornett (Bellevue Christian, quarterback), Trent Paulson (Bellevue Christian, running back), Luke Leinweber (Bellevue Christian, wide receiver), Isaiah Saburi (Bellevue Christian, offensive line), Zachary Goo (Bellevue Christian, linebacker), Luke Lienweber (Bellevue Christian, defensive back) and Gavin Morrison (Bellevue Christian, defensive back).


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Bellevue running back Joby Schneider (9) was named 2A/3A KingCo co-defensive player of the year and received first-team offensive and defensive honors. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus

Bellevue running back Joby Schneider (9) was named 2A/3A KingCo co-defensive player of the year and received first-team offensive and defensive honors. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Ault Justus