PORT ANGELES — Sequim’s Gavin Velarde was named the Olympic Football League 2A Division’s Most Valuable Player, while his teammate Riley Cowan was named Offensive MVP.
Velarde, a receiver, running back and kick returner for the Wolves, had a stretch this season in which he scored 11 touchdowns in three weeks.
He and his quarterback Cowan helped lead Sequim to a 7-3 finish, a second-place finish in the Olympic 2A Division and a berth in the West-Central District playoffs.
Sequim receivers Payton Glasser, Kyler Rollness also made the first-team All League offensive squad, as did offensive lineman Brendan Lauritzen. Port Angeles offensive lineman Hayden Wickham also made the first team as did his teammate Garrett Edwards as a long snapper.
Making the first team on defense were linebacker James Thayer of Sequim and the Roughriders’ Edwards as a defensive back.
Making the Olympic 2A second team Port Angeles’ Rudy Valdez as a wide receiver and Sequim’s offensive lineman Josh Benson. Valdez also made the second team special teams as a kick returner.
Sequim placed three players on the 2nd All-League defensive team — defensive linemen Beau Bernsten and Michael Larsen and linebacker Rudy Whitehead. Port Angeles’ Jace Lausche made second team all defense, as well.
Port Angeles’ Matt Warner made second team special teams as a punter.
Olympic 2A League All-League teams
MVP: Gavin Velarde, Sequim
Offensive MVP: Riley Cowan, Sequim
Defensive MVP: Quinnten Notah, North Kitsap
Coaching Staff: North Kitsap
Offense First Team
Quarterback: Tristan Newman, North Kitsap
Running backs: Diyamante Hall, Bremerton, Dax Solis, North Kitsap, Sam Henden, North Kitsap
Wide Receiver: Payton Glasser, Sequim, Savante Perrigo, Bremerton, Kyler Rollness, Sequim
Tight end: Aiden Allsop, Kingston
Offensive line: Nate Griswold, North Kitsap; Brendan Lauritzen, Sequim; Ryan Brooks, North Kitsap; Hayden Wickham, Port Angeles; Zach Cantrall, Bremerton; Chayse Becar, Olympic
Defense First Team
Defensive line: Kico Ramirez, North Mason; Anthony Lopez, Bremerton; Ryan Brooks, North Kitsap; Gabe Fuiava, Olympic
Linebacker: James Thayer, Sequim ; Desmond Heath, North Kitsap; Sam Henden, North Kitsap; Connor Westby, North Kitsap; Rollie Enriquez, Olympic; Richard Bios, Bremerton; Zach Clark, North Kitsap; Jon Sedy, North Kitsap; Garrett Edwards, Port Angeles; Jayden Fernandez, Olympic.
Special Teams First Team
Kicker, Kainen Warren, North Kitsap
Punter, Max Boekenoogen, Bremerton
Kick Returner, Damon Ledezma, Kingston
Long Snapper, Garrett Edwards, Port Angeles.
Offense Second Team
Quarterback, John Jones, Kingston
Running back: Nate Kjormoe, North Kitsap, Mason Quitevis, Olympic
Wide Receiver: Brett Heaps, Kingston; Nick Waxon, Kingston; Rudy Valdez, Port Angeles
Tight end: Tristan Mullins, North Mason
Offensive line: Josh Benson, Sequim, Ian Atwood, North Kitsap; Tommy Fernandez, Olympic
Defense Second Team
Defensive Line: Beau Bernsten, Sequim, Michael Larsen, Sequim, Troy Saunders, Bremerton, Oliver Chapman, North Kitsap
Linebacker: Rudy Whitehead, Sequim, McCoy Retome, Bremerton; Jace Lausche, Port Angeles; Jayce Holcomb, Olympic; Aiden Allstop, Kingston
Secondary: Savante Perrigo, Bremerton; Trey Fisher, North Mason; Kainen Warren, North Kitsap; Darelle White, Olympic; Paul Johnson, Kingston
Special Teams Second Team
Kicker: Dylan Reed, Bremerton
Punter: Matt Warner, Port Angeles
Kick Returner: Rudy Valdez, Port Angeles
Long Snapper: Greg Bishop, North Mason