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The Timberwolves senior earns state Offensive Player of the Year, Tualatin's Lever Coach of the Year.

PMG PHOTO: JOHN LARIVIERE - Tualatin's Malik Ross (8) stiff arms a Central Catholic defender during the 2021 6A State Championship Game. Ross was honored as the 6A Offensive Player of the Year.Outside of winning a state title, Tualatin's Malik Ross had nearly a perfect season.

The Timberwolves running back followed-up his Co-Three Rivers League Offensive Player of the Year award with an even more impressive accolade, earning the state's Offensive Player of the Year award as part of the 2021 all-state team announced late last month.

Ross helped lead Tualatin to the state final this past season as part of a playoff run that included a six touchdown first-half playoff performance in a second round game against Westview, along with a 25 carry, 175 yard rushing performance in the state championship game.

Joining Ross on the all-state team were five of his teammates; wide receiver and defensive back Cole Prusia who earned first team defense and second team offensive honors; offensive lineman Lucas Edwards who earned first team honors; offensive lineman Charlie Freadman who earned second team honors; defensive lineman Brandon Chin who was second team; and linebacker Kellen Hale who too was second team.

JOHN LARIVIERE - Jesuit's Michael Rincon during a game this past season. Rincon was honored as a second team all-state selection.Additionally, Tualatin players, quarterback Jackson Jones, tight end and defensive lineman Richie Anderson, kicker Dominic Borges, and Malik Ross—at defensive back—earned honorable mention.

Timberwolves head coach Dan Lever was honored as the state's Co-Coach of the Year, sharing the honor with Roseburg head coach Dave Heuberger.

Jesuit—who finished 11-2 overall and advanced to the state semifinals—put six on the all-state team, including first-teamers; offensive lineman Sean Khouri and linebacker Johnny Miller. Crusader second-teamers consisted of running back Michael Rincon, center Roice Cleeland, defensive lineman Spencer McKelligon, and offensive lineman Sylus Wallace.

Additionally, Jesuit had six players earn honorable mention, including: McKelligon again at tight end, offensive lineman Bennett Raymond, defensive lineman Noah Staley, linebackers Tyree Blake and Garrett Speer, and defensive back Jace Burton.

Sherwood—who surprised everyone by advancing to the state quarterfinals despite starting the season 0-4—was paced by receiver Cody Hall who earned second team honors after catching 72 balls for 1,333 yards and 20 touchdowns. The Bowmen also saw four players earn honorable mention, including: running back Seth Glenn, center Nathan Fillinger-Palotay, offensive lineman Trent Hodney, and defensive back Bjorn Bergstrom.

PMG PHOTO: WADE EVANSON - Westview receiver Darrius Clemons makes a catch during the Wildcats' second round state playoff game against Tualatin. Clemons was a first team all-state selection.Like Sherwood, Westview boasted five honorees, led by receiver Darrius Clemons. The 6-foot-3 standout who's committed to Michigan to play for the Wolverines next fall, caught 37 balls for 780 yards and 11 touchdowns, while averaging 21.1 yards-per-catch.

Joining Clemons on the first team was Wildcat defensive back Drew Bennett who in addition to catching 20 passes for 347 yards and four touchdowns offensively, made 44 tackles and intercepted eight passes in just nine games. Additionally, running back Jordan Fisher earned second team honors after rushing for 1,467 yards and 23 touchdowns, and quarterback Sam Leavitt offensive lineman Bryce Cordell were honorable mention.

Beaverton put two players on the honorable mention list: wide receiver Cristian Gonzalez and punter Trevon Hamilton.

Others making honorable mention were Sunset's Will Taylo, Mountainside linebacker Bowen Stinson, and Tigard defensive lineman Elijah Jackman.

6A All-State Football

Offensive Player of the Year: Malik Ross, Tualatin

Defensive Player of the Year: Kaden Ludwick, Clackamas

Co-Coaches of the Year: Dave Heuberger, Roseburg; Dan Lever, Tualatin

PMG PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Sherwood's Cody Hall during the Bowmen's state quarterfinal game against Central Catholic this past season. Hall was a second team all-state selection.Offense

First Team

QB Jack Layne, Lake Oswego

RB Gabe Olvera, Lake Oswego

WR Darrius Clemons, Westview

WR Jordan King, C. Catholic

WR Justius Lowe, Lake Oswego

TE Riley Williams, C. Catholic

C Austin Leykam, Lake Oswego

OL Garret Cappalonga, C. Catholic

OL Kage Casey, Clackamas

OL Lucas Edwards, Tualatin

OL Sean Khouri, Jesuit

K Soren McKee, Summit

Second Team

QB Cru Newman, C. Catholic

RB Jordan Fisher, Westview

RB Jake Reichle, Lakeridge

RB Michael Rincon, Jesuit

WR Cody Hall, Sherwood

WR Mark Hamper, West Linn

WR Cole Prusia, Tualatin

TE Dylan Layne, Lake Oswego

C Roice Cleeland, Jesuit

OL Charlie Freadman, Tualatin

OL Gavin McGuire, Lake Oswego

OL Jake Rams, West Linn

OL Sylus Wallace, Jesuit

K Asher Wajskol, C. Catholic

Honorable Mention

QB Hiro Diamond, Liberty

QB Jackson Jones, Tualatin

QB Sam Leavitt, Westview

QB Colton Marsters, Roseburg

QB Brock Thomas, Sheldon

RB Luke Ash, Clackamas

RB Ellis Bynum, C. Catholic

RB Royce Fasel, Glencoe

RB Seth Glenn, Sherwood

RB Brady Kopetz, Lincoln

RB Jaden Poulshock, David Douglas

RB Johnny Withers, West Salem

WR Zach Dodson-Greene, West Salem

WR Bryce Dyer, North Medford

WR Cristian Gonzalez, Beaverton

WR K.J. Johnson-Gibson, Clackamas

WR Logan Klopfenstein, Roseburg

WR Sam Murphy, Newberg

WR Joey Olsen, Lakeridge

WR Stryder Todd-Fields, C. Catholic

WR Miles Williams, Clackamas

TE Richie Anderson, Tualatin

TE Luke Leighton, Sheldon

TE Spencer McKelligon, Jesuit

TE AJ Pugliano, North Medford

TE Zack Schlottmann, Glencoe

C Logan Chastain, Clackamas

C Nathan Fillinger-Palotay, Sherwood

C Noah Sykes, West Linn

OL Ryan Berger, Liberty

OL Tiger Black, Roseburg

OL Bryce Cordell, Westview

OL Jaiden Dunton, West Salem

OL Camden Ferguson, Lakeridge

OL David Fuiava, North Medford

OL Trent Hodney, Sherwood

OL Eric Mee, West Linn

OL Bennett Raymond, Jesuit

OL Hector Talavera, Newberg

OL Will Taylo, Sunset

K Dominic Borges, Tualatin

K Gage Hurych, West Linn

K Brandt Maiden, Clackamas

K Sam Poole, Sheldon


First Team

DL Tiger Black, Roseburg

DL Logan Chastain, Clackamas

DL Myale Jones, Central Catholic

DL Gavin McGuire, Lake Oswego

DL Nui Tovey, Lakeridge

LB Earl Ingle, West Linn

LB Kaden Ludwick, Clackamas

LB Johnny Miller, Jesuit

LB Zac Waible, Lakeridge

LB Emar'rion Winston, Central Catholic

DB Drew Bennett, Westview

DB Dylan Layne, Lake Oswego

DB Cole Prusia, Tualatin

DB Jordan Tawa, West Linn

P Soren McKee, Summit

Second Team

DL Brandon Chin, Tualatin

DL Spencer McKelligon, Jesuit

DL Martin Trujillo, West Salem

DL Max von Arx, Grant

LB Jack Clemans, Summit

LB Hudson Davis, Newberg

LB Kellen Hale, Tualatin

LB Jeremiah Matthews, Jefferson

DB Zach Grisham, Central Catholic

DB K.J. Johnson-Gibson, Clackamas

DB Jordan King, Central Catholic

DB Zachary Larson, Lakeridge

P Charlie Evans, Newberg

Honorable Mention

DL Chip Allers, Summit

DL Richie Anderson, Tualatin

DL Robert Burns, Sandy

DL Jake Holmes, West Linn

DL Elijah Jackman, Tigard

DL Kyle Kelley, Newberg

DL Josh Merriman, Sheldon

DL Noah Preuitt, Clackamas

DL Zack Schlottmann, Glencoe

DL Noah Staley, Jesuit

LB Tyree Blake, Jesuit

LB Andrew Collins, Barlow

LB Royce Fasel, Glencoe

LB Luke Leighton, Sheldon

LB Calvin Macy, Lake Oswego

LB Jayden Moses, Grant

LB Garrett Speer, Jesuit

LB Bowen Stinson, Mountainside

LB Ben Winjum, West Linn

DB Bjorn Bergstrom, Sherwood

DB Jace Burton, Jesuit

DB Mark Hamper, West Linn

DB Ethan Jones, Liberty

DB Gavin Korkeakoski, Newberg

DB Keegan Line, Sheldon

DB Gabe Olvera, Lake Oswego

DB Jaden Poulshock, David Douglas

DB Jake Reichle, Lakeridge

DB Malik Ross, Tualatin

P Trevon Hamilton, Beaverton

P Ryan Oliver, Lakeridge

P Leithan Thompson, Sandy

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