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Nine Coupeville football players net all-league honors

"The strength of Coupeville’s senior class was recognized when the Northwest A All-League Football Team was announced this week.Seniors Tony Marti, Rich Wilson and Chris Olson were all named to the first team — the hard-hitting Marti as a linebacker, the always-tough Wilson as a running back and the sure-legged Olson as both a kicker and punter. Marti was also selected to the second team as a tight end, and Wilson was picked as a second team linebacker.Those three had plenty of Wolves company, too, as a pack of Coupeville players received honors.Senior Mike Meyer received dual second team honors for his play on both the offensive and defensive line. Senior Josh Smith was named to the second team as an offensive lineman, and received honorable mention for his play on the defensive line.Senior Jason Joiner’s offensive skills were recognized with his selection as an honorable mention running back. Junior quarterback Noah Roehl, in his first year as a starter, grabbed second team honors for his play at that position. He also received honorable mention as a linebacker.Caden Russell and Zac Swankie also earned honorable mention — Russell for both offense and defense as a guard and a linebacker, and Swankie as a defensive end.In other honors, Marti, Meyer and Wilson are among 10 Northwest A League players invited to play in the A/B East West All State Game later this year.NORTHWEST A LEAGUE ALL-STAR TEAMOFFENSEFirst TeamQB: Cory Harrington, Jr., Orcas. TE/WR: Josh Padgett, Sr., Darrington (WR); Jeff Hamel, Sr., Orcas (TE). RB: Graham Grindy, Sr., Concrete; Rich Wilson, Sr., Coupeville; Robbie Kimple, Jr., Orcas. OL: Nick Conner, Sr., Orcas (C); Jeff Roach, Sr., Orcas (T); Russell Gourlie, Sr., Darrington (T); Zack Bauer, Jr., Concrete; Ben Kuenzli, Sr., Concrete (T). KICKER: Chris Olson, Sr., CoupevilleSecond TeamQB: Noah Roehl, Jr., Coupeville. TE/WR: Tony Marti, Sr., Coupeville; Kevin Day, Sr., La Conner. RB: Randy Harrington, So., Orcas; Jesse Minish, Sr., Darrington; Mike Murphy, Jr., Friday Harbor. OL: Mike Meyer, Sr., Coupeville (G); Noah Kline, So., Orcas (C); Shelby VanderPool, So., La Conner (C); Josh Smith, Sr., Coupeville (C); Oak Rankin, Jr., Darrington (G). KICKER: Randy Harrington, So., OrcasHonorable MentionQB: Dusty Tjersland, Jr., La Conner. TE/WR: Brandon Boyd, Sr., Darrington (WR), Trevor Faucett, Sr., Darrington (WR). RB: Jason Joiner, Sr., Coupeville; Nathan Brown, Sr., Concrete. OL/DL: Adam Cook, So., La Conner (G); Caden Russell, Jr., Coupeville (G). KICKER: Alan Alexander, So., ConcreteDEFENSEFirst TeamDB: Randy Harrington, So., Orcas; Tyrell Pritchard, Sr., Concrete; Andrew Grimmer, Jr., Darrington. LB: Tony Marti, Sr., Coupeville; Graham Grindy, Sr., Concrete; Jeff Hamel, Sr., Orcas; Jordan Ross, Jr., Friday Harbor. DL: Scott Sanders, Sr., Orcas (DE); Rob Harris, Sr., Concrete (T); Russell Gourlie, Sr., Darrington (T); Forrest Hartford, Sr., Friday Harbor (DE). PUNTER: Chris Olson, Sr., CoupevilleSecond TeamDB: Josh Padgett, Sr., Darrington; Brandon Boyd, Sr., Darrington; Kevin Day, Sr., La Conner. LB: Rich Wilson, Sr., Coupeville; Jeff Garland, Jr., Concrete; Todd Wright, Sr., Darrington; Robbie Kimple, Jr., Orcas. DL: Oak Rankin, Jr., Darrington (T); Rusty Wilson, So., Concrete (T); Shelby VanderPool, So., La Conner (T); Trevor Faucett, Sr., Darrington (DE); Mike Meyer, Sr. Coupeville (T). PUNTER: Cory Harrington, So., OrcasHonorable MentionDB: Bobby Curtis, Jr., Orcas; Jordan Gage, Fr., Orcas; Brian Ford, Jr., Concrete. LB: Rueben Hinton, Jr., La Conner; Caden Russell, Jr., Coupeville; Noah Roehl, Jr., Coupeville. DL: Bill Shuman, Sr., Friday Harbor (T); Adam Cook, So., La Conner (T); Josh Smith, Sr., Coupeville (T); Zac Swankie, Jr., Coupeville (DE)Coach of the Year: Dennis Dahl — OrcasLeague Nominees to A/B East West All State Game:1. Graham Grindy, Sr., Concrete; 2. Jeff Roach, Sr., Orcas; 3. Josh Padgett, Sr., Darrington; 4. Tony Marti, Sr., Coupeville; 5. Nick Conner, Sr., Orcas; 6. Mike Meyer, Sr., Coupeville; 7. Russell Gourlie, Sr., Darrington; 8. Brandon Boyd, Sr., Darrington; Rich Wilson, Sr., Coupeville; 10. Tyrell Pritchard, Sr., Concrete"

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