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The Wildcats and Kingsmen earned 23 of the 33 first-team nods in the 5A Special District 1 all-league football voting.

COURTESY PHOTO: GREG ARTMAN - Wilsonville senior Cooper Hiday (4) was the most heavily decorated Wildcat in the all-league voting. Hiday was named offensive co-player of the year, and he made the All-Northwest Oregon Conference first team as a wide receiver, cornerback and punter.

The all-league teams for Northwest Oregon Conference football have been released, and the lists were dominated by the conference's top two teams.

Wilsonville High School and Rex Putnam High School combined for 23 of the league's 33 first-team selections in 5A Special District 1. The Wildcats and Kingsmen also swept the superlative awards voting for the top individual performers in the sport. After a season in which Wilsonville and Putnam met in the district championship game and entered the playoffs as top-five seeds, the postseason awards are more evidence of the strong years that both programs experienced in 2022.

Here are all of this year's local football honorees from 5A Special District 1.

PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Wilsonville head coach Adam Guenther was named the Northwest Oregon Conference coach of the year, while quarterback Kallen Gutridge was named co-offensive player of the year.

Superlative awards

Coach of the year

Adam Guenther, Wilsonville

Offensive players of the year

Cooper Hiday, Wilsonville; Kallen Gutridge, Wilsonville

Defensive player of the year

Ryder McElroy, Wilsonville

Lineman of the year

Jace Eveland, Putnam

PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Rex Putnam sophomore Jace Eveland (71) was named the lineman of the year in the Northwest Oregon Conference.

First team


Quarterback — Kallen Gutridge, Wilsonville junior

Running back — Jacob Ogden, Wilsonville senior

Wide receiver — Cooper Hiday, Wilsonville senior; James Bauman, Putnam junior; Tyler Creswick, Putnam junior

Tight end — Ryder McElroy, Wilsonville senior

Center — Brodie Wright, Putnam senior

Offensive line — Jace Eveland, Putnam sophomore; Tobey Bagley, Putnam senior; Mason Seal, Wilsonville junior; Brennen Martin, Wilsonville senior


Defensive line — Ryder McElroy, Wilsonville senior; Jonatan Lazaro-Hampton, Wilsonville senior; Oaklund Selfors, Putnam senior

PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Wilsonville senior lineman Ryder McElroy (10) was named the defensive player of the year in the Northwest Oregon Conference.

Linebacker — Dylan Nance, Wilsonville senior; Joseph Battaglia, Putnam senior

Cornerback — Cooper Hiday, Wilsonville senior; Tyler Creswick, Putnam junior; Kheller Larson, Wilsonville senior

Safety — Mark Wiepert, Wilsonville sophomore

Special teams

Kicker — Greg Keswick, Wilsonville senior

Punter — Cooper Hiday, Wilsonville senior

Kick returner — Mark Wiepert, Wilsonville sophomore

PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Wilsonville sophomore Mark Wiepert was named to the All-NWOC first team defense as a safety and kick returner, and he also made the second team as a wide receiver.

Second team


Running back — Jaxon Doyle, Putnam junior

Wide receiver — Mark Wiepert, Wilsonville sophomore


Linebacker — Wesley Hur, Wilsonville senior

Cornerback — James Bauman, Putnam junior

Safety — Nick Colyer, Wilsonville junior

Special teams

Kicker — Chase McDonald, Putnam junior

Kick returner — Tyler Creswick, Putnam junior; James Bauman, Putnam junior

PMG PHOTO: ANDY DIECKHOFF - Rex Putnam junior James Bauman (1) made the All-NWOC first team offense as a wide receiver, and he was named to the second team as a cornerback and kick returner.

Honorable mention


Quarterback — Konner Bickford, Putnam senior

Tight end — Emmitt Pratt, Putnam senior

Offensive line — Nolan Bottcher, Putnam senior; Jakoby Fox, Wilsonville senior


Defensive line — Mason Seal, Wilsonville junior; Brodie Wright, Putnam senior

Linebacker — Adam Tetrick, Putnam senior; Brennen Martin, Wilsonville senior

Safety — Jackson Heath, Putnam senior

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