Five Peninsula High School players earned spots on The Associated Press’ 2012 Class 3A all-state football teams, which were announced Dec. 22.
The Yakima Herald-Republic organized the selection process, and sportswriters statewide voted.
Peninsula senior lineman Robert Gallucci was a first-team selection on offense. Gallucci helped the Seahawks average 34.9 points per game en route to a 9-3 record and the program’s first state-quarterfinal appearance in 20 seasons.
Four Peninsula seniors earned all-state second-team honors, all of them on defense and special teams.
Defensive lineman Daniel Portillo, linebacker Austin Wheat and defensive back Blake Dukowitz were all named to the second-team defense. Peninsula held its opponents to 13.1 points per game.
Sam Shea earned a second-team all-state nod as a kicker and punter. Shea didn’t begin placekicking until his junior year.