Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Sequim quarterback Riley Cowan was picked as The Olympic League’s 2A Division MVP in voting by league football coaches.

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Sequim quarterback Riley Cowan was picked as The Olympic League’s 2A Division MVP in voting by league football coaches.

FOOTBALL: Sequim’s Riley Cowan is Olympic League 2A MVP; Wolves, Riders represented on All-League team

SEQUIM — Record-setting Sequim senior quarterback Riley Cowan was selected as The Olympic League 2A Division Football MVP in All-League team voting conducted by league coaches.

Cowan broke Drew Rickerson’s previous all-time passing yardage (4,731) and career passing touchdown records (45) for Sequim this season, finishing his career with 6,845 yards passing and 64 TD passes. That included connecting on 146 of 269 passes for 2,114 yards, 19 touchdowns and 9 interceptions this season.

Cowan also ran for 392 yards and five TDs, kicked 18 of 20 PAT attempts and hit four field goals, including connecting on 3 of 3 in a win over North Kitsap.

Cowan also handled punting and kickoff duties for Sequim.

He was joined by five Wolves teammates on the first-team All-Olympic League squad, including two way-selections in Taig Wiker and Johnnie Young.

Wiker was a first-team choice in the secondary defensively and at running back, where he racked up 1,121 rushing yards and 12 TDs on the ground along with 33 catches for 368 yards and five TDs through the air.

Young, Sequim’s senior right tackle, was a first-team pick along the offensive line and a first-team selection at linebacker.

Senior wide receiver Kyler Rollness earned a first-team nod for the Wolves after catching a team-high 53 passes for 845 yards and 11 TDs. Rollness also was a second-team choice at kick returner.

Sequim senior defensive end Ben Cowan joined Wiker and Young on the first-team defense.

Sophomore Brandon Barnett was a first-team pick as long snapper and a second-team pick at center for the Wolves.

Sophomore wide receiver Michael Young, sophomore linebacker Lane Mote and senior defensive back Joey Oliver were second-team honorees for Sequim.

Port Angeles junior Anton Kathol was a first-team selection at linebacker and as punter for the Roughriders.

Senior defensive back Garrett Edwards also made the first team for Port Angeles.

Junior Tyler Bowen was a second-teamer at wide receiver and in the secondary for the Riders.

A pair of Port Angeles juniors, Cole Wash and Skyler Cobb, were voted to the second team offensive line.

North Kitsap senior running back Isaiah Kahana was picked as Offensive MVP, while Bremerton’s McCoy Retome was voted Defensive MVP.

The complete All-Olympic League Football Team can be found on page B2.

All-Olympic League 2A Football Team

• MVP: Riley Cowan, Sr., Sequim

• Offensive MVP: Isaiah Kahana, Sr., North Kitsap

• Defensive MVP: McCoy Retome, Sr., Bremerton

Offense

First Team

• Quarterback: Andrew Blackmore, Sr., North Kitsap

• Running Back: Rasheed Joiner, Sr., Bremerton; Taig Wiker, Soph., Sequim

• Wide Receiver: Blake Wetzsteon, Sr., North Kitsap; Adam Johnson, Jr., Olympic; Kyler Rollness, Sr., Sequim; Darrelle White, Sr., Olympic

• Tight End: Aidan Allsop, Sr., North Kitsap

• Offensive Line: Johnnie Young, Sr., Sequim; Robbie Shipp, Sr., North Kitsap; Daniel Pulley, Sr., North Mason; McCoy Retome, Sr., Bremerton; Chance Fredericksen, Jr., North Kitsap; Jonah Maatouk, Jr., Olympic.

Defense

First Team

• Defensive Line: Ben Cowan, Sr., Sequim; Kyle Green, Sr., North Kitsap; Bowen Price, Jr., Kingston; Cam Bailey, Jr., Olympic; Kaleb Peterson, Sr., Bremerton.

• Linebacker: Aidan Alsop, Sr., North Kitsap; Reece Smelcer, Jr., North Mason; Kaipo Retome, Jr., Bremerton; Johnnie Young, Sr., Sequim; Anton Kathol, Jr., Port Angeles; Colton Bower, Frosh., North Kitsap

• Secondary: Taig Wiker, Jr., Sequim; Garrett Edwards, Sr., Port Angeles; John Jones, Sr., North Kitsap; Adam Johnson, Jr., Olympic

Special Teams

First Team

• Kicker: Gary Thomas, Jr., North Mason

• Punter: Anton Kathol, Jr., Port Angeles

• Kick Returner: Darrelle White, Jr., Olympic

• Long Snapper: Brandon Barnett, Soph., Sequim

Second Team

Offense

• Quarterback: Zeke Gillick, Jr., Olympic

• Running Back: Reece Smelcer, Jr., North Mason; Malcom Dewalt, Jr., Olympic

• Wide Receiver: Michael Young, Soph., Sequim; Tyler Bowen, Jr., Port Angeles

• Tight End: Kaleb Peterson, Sr., Bremerton

• Offensive Line: Brandon Barnett, Soph., Sequim; Cole Walsh, Jr., Port Angeles; Skyler Cobb, Jr., Port Angeles; Glenn Phillips, Jr., North Mason; Jared Dyer, Jr. North Mason

Defense

• Defensive Line: DJ Schmidt, Sr., North Kitsap; Derick Collins, Soph., Bremerton

• Linebacker: Lane Mote, Soph., Sequim; Mario Nanez, Sr., North Mason; Kyler Coe-Yarr, Soph., Kingston; Caden North, Soph., North Mason

• Secondary: Tyler Bowen, Jr., Port Angeles; Blake Wetzsteon, Sr., North Kitsap; Taylor Andrews, Jr., Olympic; Joey Oliver, Sr., Sequim

Special Teams

• Kicker: Aiden Harvey, Frosh., Bremerton

• Punter: Triston Kaye, Sr., North Mason

• Kick Returner: Kyler Rollness, Sr., Sequim

• Long Snapper: Ryan Saylor, Sr., Bremerton

<strong>Michael Dashiell</strong>/Olympic Peninsula News Group
                                Sequim quarterback Riley Cowan was picked as The Olympic League’s 2A Division MVP in voting by league football coaches.

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Sequim quarterback Riley Cowan was picked as The Olympic League’s 2A Division MVP in voting by league football coaches.

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