Returning all-league players: First team – QB-DB Alex Teade, Colfax; RB-LB Chris Pence, Reardan; OL-DL Sam Mellor, Colfax; OL-DL Tyler Morse, Colfax; OL-DL Ryan Conrad, Colfax, OL Ryan Humphrey, Reardan; WR-DB Will Hatley, Colfax; K Tyler McNannay, Colfax. Second team – QB-DB Chance Bell, Reardan; OL Dana Crowe, Colfax; TE Kellan Morgan, Colfax. DL Ryan Humphrey, Reardan; LB Eric Androes, C.J. Trego, Reardan; K-Ret, Will Hatley, Colfax.
Quick kicks: Colfax returns three linemen who were all-league both ways as juniors, but an all-league QB and wide receiver were also honored both ways. … Reardan features speedy Chance Bell at quarterback and Chris Pence, two-way all leaguer at RB and LB. … The league gets off to a quick start when Colfax plays at Reardan Sept. 25.
Returning all-league players: First team – OL Tyler Wahl, DeSales; OL Nick Cocking, Garfield-Palouse; TE Jesse Davis, Asotin; LB Ben Lynch, Garfield-Palouse; LB Zach St. John, T-O-R; DB Pat Richard, DeSales.
Quick kicks: Pat Graham returns to coach DeSales. The Irish lost to Colfax twice last year and they could well meet again twice this year. They square off in Colfax Sept. 18.
Returning all-league players: First team – QB-DB Spencer Shanholtzer, Cusick; OL-DL Reid Ashley, ACH; OL-DL Kevin Villegas, Cusick; WR-DB-KR Aaron Bruya, Odessa. Second team – OL, Michael Sipes, Columbia; WR Tyler Edwards, Cusick; K-P Jesus Gonzalez, Pateros; DL Eli Bear, Columbia; DL, Chad Rosenbaum Inchelium; LB Trevor Anderson, Columbia
Quick kicks: Sprague-Harrington has only 18 players, with only six juniors or seniors. Four sophomores will start. …. Shanholtzer, a four-year starter, was all-state both ways as well. … Cusick’s Panthers have eight players weighing more than 200 pounds. … The premier game is Oct. 9 when ACH goes to Cusick.
Returning all-league players: QB-LB Will Hoppes, TC Prep; RB-DB Sam Robertson, C-PC; RB Garrett Blauert, L-W-K; DL Gary Marmes, L-W-K; DL Antonio Ledesma, TC Prep; LB Garrett Whitney, L-W-K; DB Saul Martinez, Touchet.
Quick kicks: L-W is the defending state champion, completing a 13-0 season with a 64-62 win over Wishkah Valley in the title game. … L-W RB Garrett Blauert was the 8-man Player of the Year. … Colton is no longer combined with Pullman Christian. … Sunnyside Christian joins the league. … TC Prep QB Will Hoppes could set a number of state career records, a major accomplishment at this level. … TC Prep is favored to win its first league title and will open the season with Oregon’s top-ranked 8-man team, Imbler. L-W and TC Prep square off at Pasco’s Edgar Brown Stadium Oct. 23.