Dorian Hardin named to all-state team / Football

Oak Harbor High School junior Dorian Hardin was voted to the Associated Press All-State Football team last week.

Hardin was an All-Western Conference North Division first team defensive back selection last fall and a second team choice as a sophomore.

“Dorian was our shut down corner,” Oak Harbor coach Jay Turner said. “He is really good at anticipating routes and is never in the wrong position. He is also one of the hardest working kids on the team.

“He has the great combination of being very athletic and also extremely intelligent.”

Hardin was one of only three non-seniors voted to the 26-man team.

He is joined in the defensive backfield by Wesco North’s James Hinson of Ferndale. Two other Wesco North players earned first-team honors : Arlington lineback Payton Bastien and Ferndale lineman Mikhail Varetskiy, who was named on both offense and defense.

O’Dea’s Jamyn Patu was the AP State Player of the Year and shared the 3A Player of Year award with Garfield’s Tre’Shaun Harrison.

Other 3A AP all-state players are quarterback senior Nate Hughes, Bethel; running backs senior Isaiah Ifanse, Bellevue, and senior Patu; wide receivers senior Champ Grayson, Kamiakin, and senior Harrison; tight end senior Anthony Stell, Rainier Beach; offensive linemen junior Nathaniel Kalepo, Rainier Beach, senior Jackson Reed, Eastside Catholic, senior Varetskiy, and senior Chase Bowes, Timberline; defensive linemen senior Davion Dixon, O’Dea, senior Tyler McAtee, Edmonds-Woodway, junior Giovonni White, Lincoln, Varetskiy, and senior Conner Warick, Timberline; linebackers sophomore Sav’ell Smalls, Garfield, senior Payton Bastien, Arlington, senior Mason Simeta, Timberline, and senior Dillon Crawford, Kamiakin; defensive backs senior Malik Putney, Eastside Catholic, senior James Hinson, Ferndale, and senior Michael Barnes, Timberline; all-purpose, Harrison; punter senior Lance D’Alessio, Lake Washington; and kicker: Tolby Selvester, Timberline.

All-state defensive back Dorian Hardin (7) intercepts a pass in the Ferndale game last October.(Photo by John Fisken)

All-state defensive back Dorian Hardin (7) intercepts a pass in the Ferndale game last October. (Photo by John Fisken)