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Seniors Casey Tawa and Ryan Seth are named first team on both offense and defense

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior lineman Luke Popma was named first-team all-Three Rivers League after helping his team average more than 41 points per game and reach the Class 6A state quarterfinals.The West Linn football team worked a lot, won a lot, played a lot of the best teams in the state and accomplished a lot, too.

In response, the Lions were richly rewarded in the voting for the 2019 Three Rivers League all-star teams. In total, West Linn players were honored at 16 different spots, including first-team all-TRL picks Ethan Coleman, Casey Tawa (on both offense and defense), Gavin Haines, Luke Popma, Ryan Seth (on both offense and defense), Cole Peters and Thomas McNamara, with Seth sharing honors as Defensive Lineman of the Year.

The Lions' defense — led by Seth, Tawa at cornerback, and Peters and McNamara at linebacker — helped hold opponents to just 24 points per game. Seth, a senior, finished his year with 63 tackles (40 solo), including a team-high 9.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss.

Tawa, a senior, ended his year with 32 tackles (24 solo), along with one interception and 11 passes defended. Peters, a junior, led the Lions with 130 tackles (95 solo), including 4.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss. And McNamara, a junior, finished with 79 tackles (54 solo), including one sack and five for loss.

Also honored on defense were the following honorable mention picks: junior lineman Zach Holmes; junior lineman Mitchell Duea; senior lineman Damiko Tidmore; senior linebacker Treyten Burke; and senior safety Ethan Loun.

On offense, Coleman (a senior quarterback), Popma (a senior lineman), Haines (a junior running back), Seth and Tawa helped the Lions rack up 495 points for an average of 41 points per game. As a team, the Lions averaged 290 yards passing and 178 yards rushing per game.

Coleman passed for 3,202 yards in 2019 with 39 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while completing 64 percent of his throws, with Tawa catching 70 passes for 1,245 yards and 18 TDs. Haines, meanwhile, rushed for 1,620 yards on 203 carries with 21 TDs.

Also honored on offense were: Tidmore at tight end (second team); senior Tucker Parrish at guard (second team); Loun at kick returner (second team) and wide receiver (honorable mention); junior Clay Masters at wide receiver (honorable mention); Holmes at tackle (honorable mention); and junior Kyle Dramov at guard (honorable mention).

Offense

First Team

Quarterbacks: Ethan Coleman, sr., West Linn; Drew Carter, jr., Tigard. Running Backs: Casey Filkins, sr., Lake Oswego; Jalen John, sr., Lakeridge; Hunter Gilbert, sr., Tigard; Kainoa Sayre, sr., Tualatin; Gavin Haines, jr., West Linn. Fullback: Cole Scott, sr., Tigard. Wide Receivers: Casey Tawa, sr., West Linn; Max Lenzy, sr., Tigard; Joe Hutson, sr., Lake Oswego; Chance Miller, jr., Canby. Tight End: John Miller, sr., Tualatin. Tackles: Tiger Shanks, sr., Lake Oswego; Luke Popma, sr., West Linn; Brett Gydesen, sr., Tualatin. Guards: Cody Carlson, sr., Lake Oswego; Johnny Nomani, sr., Tigard; Cody Van Meter, sr., Tualatin. Centers: Ryan Seth, sr., West Linn; Zach Zumwalt, sr., Oregon City. Placekicker: Jackson Cleaver, sr., Tigard. Punter: Christian Ferreyra, jr., Oregon City. Kick Returner: Max Lenzy, sr., Tigard.

Offensive Player of the Year — Casey Filkins, Lake Oswego

Offensive Linemen of the Year — Tiger Shanks, Lake Oswego; Johnny Nomani, Tigard

Coach of the Year — John Kemper, Tigard

Second Team

Quarterback: Blake Jackson, sr., Tualatin. Running Backs: Josh Burns, sr., Tigard. Fullback: Casey Raz, jr., Tualatin. Wide Receivers: Luke Marion, sr., Tualatin; Tyler Penn, sr., Tigard; Bryson Corbin, sr., Lakeridge. Tight Ends: Marshall McGuire, sr., Lake Oswego; Damiko Tidmore, sr., West Linn. Tackles: Erik Shulz, sr., Tigard; Aden Murphy, jr., Tigard. Guards: Bryce Goetz, sr., Tigard; Tucker, Parrish, sr., West Linn. Center: Edward Beglaryan, jr., Tigard. Placekicker: Christian Ferreyra, jr., Oregon City. Punter: Jackson Cleaver, sr., Tigard. Kick Returner: Ethan Loun, sr., West Linn.

Honorable Mention

Quarterbacks: Cooper Justice, sr., Lakeridge; Trey Martin, jr., Oregon City. Fullback: Caiden Biege-Wetherbee, sr., Lakeridge. Wide Receivers: Calvin Green, sr., Oregon City; Cade McCarty, sr., Tualatin; Clay Masters, jr., West Linn; Malcolm Williams, jr., Lake Oswego; Jahleel Heath, jr., Oregon City; Ronan Gay, sr., Canby; Carson Mike, sr., Lakeridge; Xander Houck, sr., Lakeridge; Ethan Loun, sr., West Linn; Malik Ross, so., Tualatin. Tight End: Andrew Carter, sr., Tigard; Ty Glumbik, sr., Lakeridge. Tackles: T.J. Jakmauh, sr., Lakeridge; Niko Smith, sr., Lake Oswego; Jacob Strand, so., Canby; Lucas Cloyd, jr., Oregon City; Barrett Bevacqua, jr., Lakeridge; Kaden Krug, sr., Oregon City; Sonny Edward, sr., Tualatin; Zach Holmes, jr., West Linn. Guards: Bailey Jaramillo, jr., Lake Oswego; Payton Martin, jr., Canby; Keoni Hepa, sr., Lakeridge; Broc Riskey, sr., Oregon City; Kyle Dramov, jr., West Linn; Nolan Fragio, sr., Tualatin. Centers: Kai Tinker, sr., Lakeridge; Nico Webb, so., Tualatin; Kole Schaffner, sr., Canby. Placekicker: Ben Devries, sr., Lakeridge. Punter: Kaden Boyd, jr., Canby; Andrew Oliver, jr., Lakeridge. Kick Returner: Luke Marion, sr., Tualatin; Indy Daniel, sr., Oregon City; Bryson Corbin, sr., Lakeridge.

Defense

First Team

Linemen: Ryan Seth, sr., West Linn; Johnny Nomani, sr., Tigard; Jake Reser, jr., Tualatin; Cody Van Meter, sr., Tualatin; Bryce Goetz, sr., Tigard. Inside Linebackers: John Miller, sr., Tualatin; Cole Peters, jr., West Linn; Cole Scott, sr., Tigard. Outside Linebackers: Thomas McNamara, jr., West Linn; Kamryn Hosley, sr., Tigard; Blake Jackson, sr., Tualatin. Cornerbacks: Max Lenzy, sr., Tigard; Casey Tawa, sr., West Linn; Joe Hutson, sr., Lake Oswego. Safeties: Hunter Gilbert, sr., Tigard; Luke Marion, sr., Tualatin; Chase Fletcher, sr., West Linn.

Defensive Player of the Year — John Miller, Tualatin

Defensive Linemen of the Year — Johnny Nomani, Tigard; Ryan Seth, West Linn

Second Team

Linemen: Keoni Hepa, sr., Lakeridge; Cody Carlson, sr., Lake Oswego; Marshall McGuire, sr., Lake Oswego; Julian Lopez, jr., Lake Oswego; Brett Gydesen, sr., Tualatin. Inside Linebackers: Josh Boespflug, sr., Tualatin; Ty Glumbik, sr., Lakeridge; Zach Woods, jr., Oregon City. Outside Linebackers: Cole Lundmark, sr., Oregon City; Logan Doman, sr., Canby; Andrew Carter, sr., Tigard. Cornerbacks: Cade McCarty, sr., Tualatin; Hewitt Sullivan, jr., Tigard; Jonas Hunter, sr., Lake Oswego; Andrew Oliver, jr., Lakeridge; Clay Masters, jr., West Linn. Safeties: Malcolm Williams, jr., Lake Oswego; Tyler Penn, sr., Tigard; Caiden Biege-Wetherbee, sr., Lakeridge.

Honorable Mention

Linemen: Hayden Miller, sr., Oregon City; Brayden Zokolske, sr., Tigard; Lucas Cloyd, jr., Oregon City; Junnie Belisle, jr., Tualatin; Zach Holmes, jr., West Linn; Mitchell Duea, jr., West Linn; T.J. Jakmauh, sr., Lakeridge; Zach Zumwalt, sr., Oregon City; Barrett Bevacqua, jr., Lakeridge; Damiko Tidmore, sr., West Linn; Sonny Edward, sr., Tualatin. Inside Linebackers: Aden Murphy, jr., Tigard; Wyatt Ramos, sr., Canby; Ryland Wymer, jr., Canby; Treyten Burke, sr., West Linn; Conner Willihnganz, sr., Lake Oswego. Outside Linebackers: Zac Waible, so., Lakeridge; Joe Brauckmiller, so., Canby; Ty Miller, jr., Lake Oswego. Cornerbacks: Josh Burns, sr., Tigard; Cole Prusia, so., Tualatin; Tyeson Thomas, jr., Lakeridge; Tyler Mead, jr., Canby. Safeties: Ethan Loun, sr., West Linn; Casey Filkins, sr., Lake Oswego; Austin Canchola, sr., Oregon City; Chance Miller, jr., Canby; Ronan Gay, sr., Canby; Thomas Dukart, sr., Lake Oswego; Dylan Lane, so., Lake Oswego.

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