It’s been a few weeks since Cascade Christian won the Class 1A state football championship, but the Cougars keep racking up postseason honors.
The state champions landed a 1A-best 10 players on the Associated Press’ all-state teams, which were announced Tuesday.
Quarterback Jaelin Goldsmith, who finished his career with nearly 7,000 yards and 80 touchdowns, and was key in sparking the Cougars to a 27-26 come-from-behind victory over Colville in the state title game, was voted 1A’s player of the year.
“From the time he was a freshman, he was one of the hardest working kids we had,” Cascade Christian coach Randy Davis said. “By the time he was a senior, it was like having another coach on the field. His leadership is what rose up.”
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Other Cougars named to the 1A all-state first team include tight end/linebacker Mason Tobeck, offensive lineman/defensive lineman Hunter Murfitt, running back Robert Terhune, offensive lineman Damon Davis, defensive back Bryce Powers and all-purpose returner Riley Ramos.
Offensive lineman Te’ave Magalei, defensive lineman Jared Flattum and defensive back Josh Seaton were all-state second-team members.
Lincoln High School enjoyed a sizable haul of all-state selections after winning the 3A Narrows title and advancing to the state quarterfinals, losing to eventual champion Eastside Catholic.
Wide receiver Jayson Williams, offensive lineman Ben PuaPuaga, tight end Devan Brady and linebacker Justiss Warren were voted to the all-state 3A squad. Quarterback Jordan Kitna was a second-team selection.
Graham-Kapowsin High School offensive lineman Foster Sarell was voted to the 4A all-state squad for a second consecutive season. Teammate Daniel Lorenz earned his first all-state nod.
Other state players of the year included Chiawana running back Austin Urlacher (Class 4A), Shadle Park quarterback Brett Rypien (3A), Ellensburg running back Gabe Caskey (2A), Okanogan running back T.J. Morris (2B) and Neah Bay running back Cole Svec (1B).
Urlacher, who set the state’s single-season rushing record (2,877 yards), was the AP state player of the year.
The Associated Press All-State teams are voted on by newspaper, radio and television reporters throughout the state of Washington.