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Ravens and Trojans honored with SPSL North 4A all-league selections | FOOTBALL
Trojan Danny Shelton topped the list of the Auburn-area football players named to the South Puget Sound League North 4A all-league teams this past week, getting the nod as both Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year.
Shelton, a 6-foot-3, 300-pound senior anchored the Trojan defensive and offensive lines, helping the team to a 9-3 overall record and an appearance in the Washington State 4A quarterfinals.
Shelton shared the defensive lineman award with Kentwood’s Dalton Blackmore.
In addition, Shelton was also named to the league’s first team offense and defense.
Also honored with first-team offense selections were senior running back Alphonse Wade, senior offensive lineman Nick Conlan and senior center Keila Suka.
Conlan was also named to the first-team defense as a lineman and Wade was chosen as a defensive back.
Senior linebacker EJ Strickland was also named an all-SPSL North 4A defender.
Kicker and punter Aaron McMahon was chosen as an all-league special team player for Auburn, as well.
ALSO: Auburn Riverside senior offensive lineman Brandon Hand was chosen to the all-SPSL North 4A first-team. Fellow Ravens Kell Garrison, Conner Bjornstad and Nick Alexander were all named all-league second teamers.
SPSL 4A NORTH ALL-LEAGUE HONORS
Offensive backs of year — David Jones, Kent-Meridian; Mikell Everette, Kentwood
Offensive lineman of year — Danny Shelton, Auburn
Defensive back of year — Austin Pernell, Kentlake
Defensive linemen of year — Danny Shelton, Auburn; Dalton Blackmore, Kentwood
Special teams player of year — Wes Concepcion, Kentridge
All-purpose player of year — Keegan Giles, Jefferson
Head coach of year — Rex Norris, Kentwood
Assistant coach of year — Melvin Wells, Kentwood
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
QB David Jones, Sr., Kent-Meridian; RB Alphonse Wade, Sr., Auburn; RB Keegan Giles, Sr., Jefferson; RB Mikell Everette, Sr., Kentwood; WR Austin Pernell, Jr., Kentlake; WR Nu'u Vaifale, So., Kentlake; WR Brandon Harris, Sr., Kent-Meridian; WR Jason Boyce, Sr., Kentwood; TE Dalton Blackmore, Sr., Kentwood; C Keila Suka, Sr., Auburn; OL Nick Conlan, Sr., Auburn; OL Danny Shelton, Sr., Auburn; OL Brandon Hand, Sr., Auburn Riverside; OL Kelly Bulduc, Sr., Tahoma; OL Mikhail Vlasenko, Sr., Jefferson; K Wes Concepcion, Sr., Kentridge.
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
DL Danny Shelton, Sr., Auburn; DL Nick Conlan, Sr., Auburn; DL Dalton Blackmore, Sr., Kentwood; DL Quijaan Lawson, Sr., Kentwood; LB E.J. Strickland, Sr., Auburn; LB Tim Luafatasaga, Jr., Jefferson; LB Caleb Saulo, Jr., Kentlake; LB Jason Boyce, Sr., Kentwood; LB James Hatfield, Jr., Kentwood; DB Alphonse Wade, Sr., Auburn; DB Austin Pernell, Jr., Kentlake; DB Jimmie Davis, So., Kentridge; DB Mikell Everette, Sr., Kentwood.
K/P Aaron McMahon, Sr., Auburn; Coverage Kell Garrison, Sr., Auburn Riverside; KR Keegan Giles, Sr., Jefferson; KR Stephon Vaifale, Jr., Kentlake; KR B.J. Arceneaux, Sr., Kentwood; P&KO returns, Davontae Bradley, Sr., Kent-Meridian; P&KO returns Kevin Smith, Sr., Mount Rainier; Snapper Andrew Moore, Sr., Kentridge; K David Stoecker, Jr., Tahoma.
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
QB Caleb Saulo, Jr., Kentlake; RB Connor Bjornstad, Sr., Auburn Riverside; RB Cameron McKernan, Sr., Kentridge; RB Niko Madison, Sr., Tahoma; WR Nick Alexander, Sr., Auburn Riverside; WR Davontae Bradley, Sr., Kent-Meridian; TE Tim Luafatasaga, Jr., Jefferson; C Tyler Jewett, Sr., Kentlake; OL Cory English, Jr., Auburn; OL Carl Samoa, Jr., Kentridge; OL Komo Thiarra, Sr., Kentwood; OL Quincy Davidson, Jr., Kentwood; K Aaron McMahon, Sr., Auburn; P Barrett Weston, Jr., Tahoma.
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
DL Brandon Hand, Sr., Auburn Riverside; DL Tyler Jewett, Sr., Kentlake; DL Carl Samoa, Jr., Kentridge; DL Kyle Clark, Sr., Tahoma; LB Joe Mose, Sr., Kent-Meridian; LB Jeff Seid, Jr., Kentridge; LB Jared Keeney, Sr., Tahoma; DB Dylan Rutledge, Sr., Auburn; DB Max Pratt, Sr., Auburn; DB Ronnie Flowers, Sr., Kentwood; DB Jason Smith, Jr., Tahoma; P Barrett Weston, Jr., Tahoma.
Auburn — Andres Bradsher, Austin Embody, Henry Martin. Auburn Riverside — Kell Garrison, Josh Keller, Joe Miles. Jefferson — Jefferson Aumua, Dylan Cooper, Phillip Haywood, Troy Wiggins, K.W. Williams, McKay Owsley, Jefferson. Kent-Meridian — Luke Barzie, Damario Johnson, Deon Johnson, Thomas Kemp, B.J. Phillips, Boogie Yuhashi. Kentlake — Ryan Archibald, Sam Brooks, Tanner Lucas, Stephon Vaifale. Kentridge — Kevin Brown, Justin Cordova, Caleb Smith, Donovan Ward, Jake Zylstra. Kentwood — Morgan Hasagawa, Matt Herrick, Anthony Hagstrom. Mount Rainier — D.J. Hardy, Justyn Pomele. Tahoma — Kelly Bolduc, Riley Owens, Barrett Weston.