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Published: Sunday, December 2, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
The Herald's All-Area Football


All-Area offense first and second teams

  • Head coach Joe Cronin leads his players during practice.

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Head coach Joe Cronin leads his players during practice.

  • Lakewood's Justin Peterson was All-Area first-team athlete.

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Lakewood's Justin Peterson was All-Area first-team athlete.

  • Along with being All-Area first-team defensive back, Arlington's Skylor Elgarico was selected second-team athlete.

    Mark Mulligan / The Herald

    Along with being All-Area first-team defensive back, Arlington's Skylor Elgarico was selected second-team athlete.

  • Marysville-Pilchuck running back Austin Joyner was selected All-Area first-team running back.

    Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald

    Marysville-Pilchuck running back Austin Joyner was selected All-Area first-team running back.

  • Marysville Getchell return man and receiver Zander Seymer was selected All-Area first-team returner and second-team WR.

    Jeff Faddis / For The Herald

    Marysville Getchell return man and receiver Zander Seymer was selected All-Area first-team returner and second-team WR.

  • Edmonds-Woodway offensive lineman Jack McCole was selected All-Area second team offensive line.

    Doug Ramsay / For The Herald

    Edmonds-Woodway offensive lineman Jack McCole was selected All-Area second team offensive line.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Billy Green, QB, King's, Sr.
For more on Green, click here.
COACH OF THE YEAR
Joe Cronin, Cascade
The Bruins first-year head coach guided his new team to five wins, including a season-opening victory following two straight seasons without a win. For a highlight video of Cascade's season, click here.
FIRST TEAM
QUARTERBACK
Billy Green, King's, Sr.
The Knights quarterback threw for 3,006 yards and 46 touchdowns and ran for 432 yards and six touchdowns in leading King's to an undefeated regular season and a 1A state quarterfinal appearance. For a highlight video of Green, click here.
ATHLETE
Justin Peterson, Lakewood, Sr.
The Cougars senior earned votes in six All-Area categories, including quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back. Peterson threw for 633 yards and seven touchdowns, rushed for 562 yards and 10 touchdowns and caught 32 passes for 577 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also returned two interceptions for touchdowns. "In my opinion, he?'s the best high school football player that I'?ve ever coached," said Lakewood coach Dan Teeter. "We felt like we always had the best player on the field, or certainly one of the top two or three when he was out there for us. ??It makes your job as a coach a lot easier." For a highlight video of Peterson, click here.
RUNNING BACK
Austin Joyner, Marysville Pilchuck, So.
The Tomahawks ballcarrier rushed for 2,038 yards on 147 carries and scored 22 touchdowns and caught 14 balls for 198 yards and two touchdowns to lead MP to the 3A state quarterfinals. To see a highlight video of Joyner, click here.
Devante Downs, Mountlake Terrace, Jr.
The Hawks workhorse back rushed for 1,266 yards and 23 touchdowns in leading Mountlake Terrace to a playoff berth. For a highlight video of Downs, click here.
WIDE RECEIVER
Sean Elledge, Glacier Peak, Sr.
The Grizzlies wideout had over 1,300 all-purpose yards and 13 touchdowns and was the main threat on an explosive Glacier Peak offense that helped the team advance to the 3A state playoffs. For a highlight video of Elledge, click here.
Trey Robinson, Jackson, Jr.
The Timberwolves speedster was the main receiving target of quarterback Conor Plaisance, catching 64 passes for 1,236 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also ran the ball for 179 yards and six touchdowns.
Conner Coleman, Lake Stevens, Sr.
The Vikings wide receiver made many Lake Stevens fans forget about Christian Gasca, catching 62 balls for 1,272 yards and 15 touchdowns. For a highlight video of Coleman, click here.
TIGHT END
Dylan Judson, Monroe, Sr.
The Bearcats captain was the heart and soul of the Monroe offense and was as important in blocking schemes as he was in passing routes. For a highlight video of Judson, click here.
OFFENSIVE LINE
Nick Hensley, Glacier Peak, Jr.
The Grizzlies' best offensive lineman, according to coach Rory Rosenbach, the GP junior has a great motor and is a finisher in the run game.
Ian Hughes, Kamiak, Sr.
The Knights center was the leader of a strong offensive line that helped a rushing attack gain nearly 2,300 yards on the ground.
Carey Campbell, Lake Stevens, Sr.
The Vikings offensive tackle had 15 pancake blocks and was a great run blocker but even better pass blocker, according to Vikings head coach Tom Tri.
Mason Friedline, King's, Sr.
The Knights 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive lineman protected Billy Green's blind side and was a big reason the Knights QB had time to throw for 3,000 yards. For a highlight video of Friedline, click here.
Iggy Gabov, Marysville Pilchuck, Sr.
The Tomahawks offensive lineman was described by head coach Brandon Carson as the best lineman on a team that rushed for more than 4,400 yards. For a highlights video of Gabov, click here.
RETURNER
Zander Seymer, Marysville Getchell, Sr.
The Chargers kick returner had 407 yards in total kick returns and scored one kick return for a touchdown. For a highlight video of Seymer, click here.
PLACE-KICKER
Collin Shelton, Snohomish, Sr.
The Panthers kicker was 16-for-17 on extra points and was 6-for-10 on field goals with a long of 37. He also averaged more than 50 yards per kickoff. For a highlight video of Shelton, click here.
SECOND TEAM
Quarterback
Conor Plaisance, Jackson, Sr.
Athlete
Skylor Elgarico, Arlington, Sr.
Running back
Alex Galgano, Archbishop Murphy, Sr.
Austin Hall, Kamiak, Jr.
Wide receiver
Brandon Stott, Lakewood, Sr.
Caleb Taylor, King's, Sr.
Zander Seymer, Marysville Getchell, Sr.
Tight end
Brian O'Donnell, Stanwood, Sr.
Offensive line
Nathan Cloud-Rouzan, Meadowdale, Sr.
Tanner Lippincott, Monroe, Sr.
Jack McCole, Edmonds-Woodway, Sr.
Ismael Perez, Marysville Pilchuck, Sr.
Dayne Herron, Oak Harbor, Sr.
Returner
Kiante Ahmad-Woods, Mariner, Sr.
Place-kicker
Michael Zeng, Jackson, Jr.




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