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Hilhi, Glencoe, Century, and Liberty all represented on All-State football team.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Glencoe's Royce Fasel during a game against Liberty this past season. Fasel was a 6A honorable mention all-state honoree as a sophomore.The 2019 high school All-State football teams were recently announced, and while many of Oregon's football behemoths took home the heavy hardware, a handful of Hillsboro gridders were represented on both the 6A and 5A teams.

In all, five Hillsboro students earned honors, led by Hillsboro High School's Nate Smith, who was selected first team as a tight end, while earning second-team honors as a defensive lineman.

The 6-foot-5 Smith — who'll be attending and playing football at Eastern Washington University next fall — helped lead the Spartans to a 6-4 overall record, third-place finish in the Special District No. 1 West Division, and state playoff berth for the first time in three years.

Joining Smith as part of the 5A honors was teammate Slade Shufelt, a Hilhi junior who earned honorable mention as a defensive lineman.

Thurston, who won their second straight 5A state championship this season, led everyone with 13 overall honorees, including five first teamers, three second teamers and five honorable mentions. The Colts' Wesley Kommer earned the Offensive Player of the Year honor, his teammate Santino Stranieri was the Defensive Player of the Year and Parkrose head coach Keanon Lowe was the Coach of the Year.

Lowe made national news earlier this year, and later was honored as one of Time Magazine's "Heroes of 2019," after successfully and peacefully disarming a gunman at Parkrose High School in May 2019.

Kommer finished his season with 2,031 yards on 231 carries, while scoring 34 touchdowns. The senior averaged 8.8 yards per carry and 156.2 yards per game. He also caught 12 balls for 120 yards and three more touchdowns.

Stranieri led his team in tackles and tallied 15 tackles-for-loss, and also had two interceptions.

In the 6A, Lake Oswego standout Casey Filkins took home Player of the Year honors, while Tualatin's John Miller was the Defensive Player of the Year and Central Catholic's Steve Pyne earned Coach of the Year honors.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Century's Chance Sparks during a game this past season. Sparks was a 6A second team all-state offensive honoree.Filkins — who's headed to Stanford to play football for the Cardinal — finished with 2,500 yards rushing and 37 touchdowns on 315 carries. In addition, he also caught 20 passes for 210 yards and one TD, and after taking over in the Wildcat formation down the stretch in 2019, passed for 450 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions while completing 48 percent of his throws. In the process, he led the Lakers to a second straight Class 6A state championship game appearance, where Lake Oswego fell to Central Catholic 49-28 on Dec. 7.

In all, Central Catholic and Jesuit amassed the most honorees, totaling six apiece. West Linn and Tigard each had five, while Lake Oswego and Tualatin tallied four each.

Locally, Century's Chance Sparks and Liberty's Marquis Brown earned second-team honors, while Glencoe's Royce Fasel received an honorable mention.

Sparks, a 6-foot-3 receiver for the Jaguars, caught 85 balls for 1,195 yards and 13 touchdowns on the season. In addition to his work through the air, Sparks also rushed 27 times for 134 yards, and played a significant role in leading Century to the state playoffs, where they lost to No. 1-ranked Tigard in the first round — something not lost on Jaguars head coach Danny Kernan.

"Chance meant everything to our team this past fall, not only because of what he is capable of on the field, but what he contributes off of it," Kernan said. "He's one of the best all-around kids I have coached and helps everyone around him get better. It was evident when I moved here three years ago that he was one of our leaders both on and off the field. He was always asking questions on where he could improve, helping our youth ... and is great in the classroom and dedicated in the offseason."

Kernan, while obviously sad to see him go, was excited about the senior's recognition, and equally excited to see him produce beyond Century High.

"It was nice to see (Sparks') hard work and dedication get recognized by earning All State," the coach said. "This is a huge accomplishment and we are proud of him. His leadership will be missed, but we are excited to see what he accomplishes at the next level."

Brown played both receiver and defensive back for Liberty this year, and earned second-team All-State honors on the defensive side of the ball. The senior was also a first team All-League selection on both offense and defense, and helped the Falcons to a 7-4 overall record and second round state playoff appearance, where they lost to Jesuit 70-24.

Fasel, a sophomore running back and linebacker, earned honorable mention All-State as a linebacker for the Crimson Tide after earning First-Team All-League honors on offense, defense and at kick returner. Fasel's efforts helped Glencoe to their first playoff appearance since returning to league play from independent status two years ago.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Liberty's Marquis Brown during a Falcons' game this past season. Brown was a 6A second team all-state honoree."Royce is an incredibly dedicated teammate and athlete, and it speaks volumes that coaches in the state decided to name him to this list," Glencoe head coach Ian Reynoso said. "As the only sophomore on the 6A team, he was really honored and it gives us a lot to look forward to in the next two seasons."

Reynoso also said that the accolade has fueled the junior-to-be, motivating to get even that much better during this and future offseasons.

"It definitely fueled his competitive fire in preparing for his next season," Reynoso said. "In December, he had the best month of offseason workouts I have seen in my time here."

The entire list of honorees can be seen below:


Offensive Player of the Year

Casey Filkins, Lake Oswego

Defensive Player of the Year

John Miller, Tualatin

Coach of the Year

Steve Pyne, Central Catholic


First Team

Cade Knighton, QB, Central Catholic

Casey Filkins, RB, Lake Oswego

Kade Wisher, RB, Jesuit

Logan Horton, FB, Jesuit

Silas Starr, WR, Central Catholic

Casey Tawa, WR, West Linn

Regan Wilson, WR, Aloha

John Miller, TE, Tualatin

Ryan Seth, C, West Linn

Shea Brooks, OL, Jesuit

Andrew Gross OL, Central Catholic

Johnny Nomani, OL, Tigard

Tiger Shanks, OL, Lake Oswego

Jackson Cleaver, K, Tigard

Second Team

Timothy Dennis, QB, Aloha

Damir, RB, Jefferson

Jalen John, RB, Lakeridge

Cody Davidson, WR, Beaverton

Chance Sparks, WR, Century

Trent Walker, WR, Beaverton

Jett Carpenter, TE, North Medford

Andy Adams, C, Sheldon

Cody Carlson, OL, Lake Oswego

Noah Culbertson, OL, Sherwood

Jadon Morgan, OL, Barlow

Charlie Pickard, OL, Jesuit

Cody Van Meter, OL, Tualatin

Tyler Dahlback, K Mountainside


First Team

Johnny Nomani, DL, Tigard

Timothy Price Jr., DL, Roosevelt

Ryan Seth, DL, West Linn

Braeden Veary, DL, Central Catholic

Bryan Cuthbertson, LB, Sherwood

Parker McKenna, LB, Beaverton

John Miller, LB, Tualatin

Joe Nizich, LB, Central Catholic

Junior Walling, LB, McNary

Miles Jackson, DB, Central Catholic

Max Lenzy, DB, Tigard

Luke Marion, DB, Tualatin

Casey Tawa, DB, West Linn

Tyler Dahlback, P, Mountainside

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Hillsboro's Nate Smith during a game this past season. Smith was a 5A first team all-state honoree for the Sparts.Second Team

Taylor Johnson, DL, Sheldon

Ika Ngauamo, DL, Sunset

Dawson Northrup, DL, Barlow

Jake Reser, DL, Tualatin

Lucas Christen, LB, Jesuit

Nick Collins, LB, Barlow

Cole Peters, LB, West Linn

Cole Scott, LB, Tigard

Campbell Brandt, DB, Jesuit

Marquis Brown, DB Liberty

Joe Hutson, DB, Lake Oswego

Josh Nomie, DB, Barlow

Christain Ferreyra, P, Oregon City

Honorable Mention

Royce Fasel, LB, Glencoe


Offensive Player of the Year

Wesley Kommer, Thurston

Defensive Player of the Year

Santino Stranieri, Thurston

Coach of the Year

Keanon Lowe, Parkrose


First Team

Cade Crist, QB, Thurston

Gavin Acrey, RB, Crater

Wesley Kommer, RB, Thurston

Porter Phillips, RB, West Albany

Grant Buchheit, WR, Silverton

Payton Dart, WR, Wilsonville

Trevor Jaasko, WR, Crater

Santino Stranieri, TE, Thurston

Joey Peterson, C, Thurston

Darius Braithwaite, OL, West Albany

Jacob Memmott, OL, Crater

Grant Starck, OL, Thurston

Trashaun Treat, OL, Silverton

Trever Davis, K, Crater

Second Team

Rieger Sayre, QB, Ashland

Taydrian Jackson, RB, Parkrose

Deonte Jones, RB, Churchill

Riley Peterson, WR, La Salle

Caleb Scott, WR, Thurston

Connor Wolfe, WR, West Albany

Logan Sanford, TE, Ashland

Spencer Von Flue, C, Silverton

Dawson Davis, OL Crater

Colby Howard, OL, Thurston

Cole Norlander, OL, West Albany

Braden Reed, OL, Thurston

Jacob Haussermann, K, Wilsonville

Honorable Mention

Nate Smith, TE, Hillsboro


First Team

Gatlyn Anderson, DL, Lebanon

Logan Sanford, DL, Ashland

Nate Smith, DL, Hillsboro

Grant Starck, DL, Thurston

Tyler Ennis, LB, Crater

Jake Riley, LB, Thurston

Tre Singleton, LB, Parkrose

Santino Stranieri, LB, Thurston

Gavin Acrey, DB, Crater

Kyle Casley, DB, Thurston

Dawson Muggy, DB, Thurston

Porter Phillips, DB, West Albany

Trever Davis, P, Crater

Second Team

Polo Moeaki, DL, Parkrose

Keenan O'Donnell, DL, Thurston

Hayden Roth, DL, Silverton

William Woitte, DL, Crater

TJ Zimmermann, DL, West Albany

Keith Brown, LB, Lebanon

Jared Coxen, LB, Dallas

Kyle Liscom, LB, Pendleton

Hunter Williams, LB, West Albany

Mason Dean, DB, Wilsonville

Bruce Cwiklinski, DB, Crater

Jay Jay Hudson, DB, Parkrose

Dane Sipos, DB, Lebanon

Landon Gardner, P, Dallas

Honorable Mention

Slade Shufelt, DL, Hillsboro

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