Local stars set for Les Schwab Bowl
HILLSBORO — One more time.
One more chance.
One more — one final — chapter to their high school football careers.
That's what's ahead this week for Jash Allen, Brock Klosterman and Ryan Minniti, all 2017 Tigard High School graduates, and 2017 Tualatin High School graduate Jared Ellisen.
The four local stars will wrap up their high school football careers when they play in the 70th-annual Les Schwab Bowl, a high school football all-star game, which will start at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.
The game will feature many of the top graduating Class 5A and Class 6A players from around the state.
Allen, Ellisen, Klosterman and Minniti will all be playing for the South squad in Saturday's game.
Allen, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound running back/linebacker, had a big senior season at Tigard, as he helped lead the Tigers to the semifinal round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
As a Tiger senior, Allen rushed for 1,478 yards and 27 touchdowns on 197 carries. He was a second-team All-Three Rivers League selection and a Class 6A All-State honorable-mention pick at running back.
Allen is going to play college football at Western Oregon University in Monmouth.
Minniti (5-10, 178), a running back/linebacker, also shined for the Tigers as a senior.
He rushed for 1,024 yards and 10 touchdowns on 154 carries. He was a first-team all-conference pick at both running back and linebacker. He also earned honorable-mention all-state accolades at running back.
Minniti will also play college football at Western Oregon.
Klosterman (6-0, 205), a fullback/linebacker, was a hard-nosed player on both sides of the ball for the Tigers this past fall.
He was a first-team All-Three Rivers League pick and second-team Class 6A All-State selection at inside linebacker.
Klosterman will continue his scholastic football career at Linfield College in McMinnville.
Ellisen (6-6, 230), a wide receiver/outside linebacker, has been a key player for Tualatin the past two seasons.
As a Timberwolf junior, he set a single-game school record for quarterback sacks with four. He finished the season with 13 sacks. As a senior, Ellisen had a team-best 12 touchdown receptions. He was a second-team All-Three Rivers League selection at outside linebacker and an honorable-mention pick at receiver.
Ellisen, who is the first Timberwolf to play in the Les Schwab Bowl since Jason Porter in 2014, will play college football at Linfield.
Other Three Rivers League players slated to play in the game include Newberg's Anthony Adams and Jacob LaPointe, who will play for the South team, and West Linn's Jake Porter, Mitchell Johnson, Jake Meisen and Justin Altenhofer, who will play for the North squad.
Lebanon's Ty Tomlin is head coach of the South teams, with assistants Tracy Jackson from Dallas, Ryan McIrvin from McMinnville, Joe Polamalu from Sandy, Nathan Stanley from Redmond and T.J. Tomlin from Newberg.
West Linn's Chris Miller is head coach of the North team, with assistants Bob Boyer from Beaverton, Darren McCarty from West Linn, Ken Potter from Jesuit, Steve Pyne from Central Catholic and Wes Warren from Lincoln.
Ticket prices for the Les Schwab Bowl are: $20 for reserved premiere, $15 for reserved adult; $12 for reserved student; $10 for general admission adult and $8 for general admission student/senior.
Saturday's game will wrap up a week full of activities for the North and South teams.
Event proceeds from the Les Schwab Bowl benefit the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association general scholarship fund and all of Oregon's Class 5A and 6A schools.