Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Sequim junior quarterback Taig Wiker was voted Olympic League Offensive MVP in voting conducted by league coaches.

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Sequim junior quarterback Taig Wiker was voted Olympic League Offensive MVP in voting conducted by league coaches.

PREP FOOTBALL: Sequim’s Wiker is Offensive MVP in Olympic League All-League voting (with Sequim and Port Angeles all-league selections)

Wolves’ Young a two-way pick; Riders’ Bowechop, Bowen, Cable and Shamp honored

PORT ANGELES — Junior quarterback Taig Wiker of Sequim was selected Olympic League 2A Division Offensive MVP in all-league team voting conducted by league coaches earlier this month.

Despite dealing with a lingering knee injury that limited his mobility and kept him out of nearly three full games, Wiker completed 78 of 143 passes for 1,155 passing yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also ran for 440 yards and 13 more TDs on 119 carries. And Wiker also caught one pass for 28 yards.

Sequim finished 9-2, second overall in the Olympic League, and qualified for its second straight Class 2A State Tournament berth, before falling 38-12 to Lakewood

Michael Young was a first-team selection at wide receiver and defensive back for the Wolves.

Young also was slowed by injury this season, playing in seven games, but still caught a team-high 23 passes for 446 yards and six touchdowns offensively and had 26 tackles and three interceptions on the defensive side of the ball.

Junior Isaiah Cowan was a first-team selection at linebacker for Sequim. He led the Wolves in tackles with 72, along with two sacks and had two interceptions.

Junior running back Walker Ward was a second-team pick offensively for Sequim. Ward led the Wolves in rushing yards with 239 carries for 1,209 yards and nine touchdowns. He had six 100-plus-yard rushing outings on the season.

Junior wide receiver/defensive back Garrett Hoesel was a two-way pick on the second team for Sequim. Hoesel led the team with 462 receiving yards on 22 catches, including four TDs. He also totaled 28 tackles and three interceptions defensively.

Junior Brandon Barnett was a second-team selection along the offensive line and at long snapper on special teams for the Wolves.

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Port Angeles’ Derek Bowechop, left, attempts to strip the ball from a Sequim ball carrier. Bowechop was picked to the All-Olympic League First Team and selected as Port Angeles’ Sportsmanship representative in voting by league coaches.

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Port Angeles’ Derek Bowechop, left, attempts to strip the ball from a Sequim ball carrier. Bowechop was picked to the All-Olympic League First Team and selected as Port Angeles’ Sportsmanship representative in voting by league coaches.

Port Angeles picked up two first-team defense selections in senior linebacker Derek Bowechop and senior defensive back Tyler Bowen.

Sophomore running back Daniel Cable and senior defensive lineman Keizer Shamp were voted to the second team for the Roughriders.

Every Olympic League team had a player selected for Sportsmanship.

Bowechop also was the Roughriders Sportsmanship selection. Sequim was represented by Truman Nestor.

North Kitsap sophomore quarterback/defensive back Colton Bower was voted Most Valuable Player.

Bower was the Vikings’ leading rusher and passer and also hauled down nine interceptions defensively. Bower also was North Kitsap’s punter and placekicker.

North Kitsap senior Boaz Adams was voted Defensive MVP.

Bremerton head coach Paul Theriault was tabbed as Coach of the Year.

First-team offense

QB: Kelo Legova, sr., Bremerton; RB: Reese Smelcer, sr., North Mason; Darick DeJesus, sr., Bremerton; Trent Feistner, jr., Olympic; WR: Junior Newman, soph., Bremerton; Michael Young, jr., Sequim; TE: Kaipo Retome, sr., Bremerton; OL: Glenn Phillips, sr., North Mason; Chance Frederickson, sr., North Kitsap; Josh Robison, Jr., Kingston; Derick Collins, jr., Bremerton; Calvin Grant, sr., Olympic.

Second-team offense

QB: Shawn Ward, sr., North Mason; RB: Jayden Quenga, fr., Bremerton; Walker Ward, jr., Sequim; Daniel Cable, soph., Port Angeles; WR: Garrett Hoesel, jr., Sequim; Erik Burchill, sr., North Kitsap; TE: AJ Fitsemons, jr., North Kitsap; Trey Sherfick, jr., North Mason; OL: Brandon Barnett, jr., Sequim; Quinn Knivila-Ritchie, soph., North Kitsap; Jessie Brown, jr., Olympic; Gavin Tripplet, soph., Olympic.

First-team defense

DL: Derick Collins, jr., Bremerton; Andrew Jones, sr., North Kitsap; Austin Newton, jr., Sequim; Cameron Bailey, sr., Olympic; LB: Kaipo Retome, sr., Bremerton; Cache Holmes, jr., North Kitsap; Isaiah Cowan, jr., Sequim; Derek Bowechop, sr., Port Angeles; DB: Josh Fisher, sr., North Kitsap; Kyler Coe-Yarr, soph., Kingston; Michael Young, jr., Sequim; Adam Johnson, sr., Olympic; Tyler Bowen, sr., Port Angeles.

First-team special teams

K: Josh Kennedy, jr., Olympic; P: Josh Kennedy, jr. Olympic: KR: Tyler Marquez, jr. Kingston; LS: CJ Wallace, soph., North Kitsap

Second-team defense

DL: Sofian Hammou, fr., North Kitsap; Bruce Laulu, sr., Olympic; Lief Nelson, jr., Kingston; Josh Robison, jr., Kingston; Keizer Shamp, sr., Port Angeles; LB: Mason Shumaker, jr., North Mason; Kimo Retome, jr., Bremerton; Nathan Simms, sr., North Kitsap; Kama Ruiz, soph., Olympic; Maxx Moran, sr., Kingston; DB: Matt Oppliger, fr., North Kitsap; Garrett Hoesel, jr., Sequim; Taylor Andrews, sr., Olympic; Cameron Cheeseman, sr., Kingston.

Second-team special teams

K: Gary Thomas, sr., North Mason; P: Shawn Ward, sr. North Mason; KR: Keith Jackmon, sr., Bremerton; LS: Brandon Barnett, jr., Sequim.

Sportsmanship

Port Angeles: Derek Bowechop, sr.; Sequim: Truman Nestor, jr.

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