Kentridge senior Solomon Hines produced many big plays this season. Hines was selected as the All-NPSL Cascade Special Teams Player of the Year and earned first-team spots on offense and defense in the Cascade Division. REPORTER PHOTO

Kentridge senior Solomon Hines produced many big plays this season. Hines was selected as the All-NPSL Cascade Special Teams Player of the Year and earned first-team spots on offense and defense in the Cascade Division. REPORTER PHOTO

Kent schools lead all-league football awards, selections | NPSL Cascade

Chargers’ Hines, Conks’ Seiber honored for standout seasons

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 1:16pm
  • Sports

Standout players from Cascade Division champion Kentwood and rivals Kentridge and Kentlake took many of the top postseason football honors, the North Puget Sound League announced this week.

Versatile and swift Solomon Hines was chosen All-NPSL Cascade Special Teams Player of the Year, while Kentwood’s Justin Seiber took Offensive Back of the Year and Wyatt Hansen, just a sophomore, was the division’s Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Seiber, a senior quarterback, threw for more than 3,200 yards and 34 touchdowns this season for the Conquerors, who finished the season 8-3 with a berth in the 4A state playoffs.

For Kentlake, Marques Fuala’au was Defensive Back of the Year.

Hines, Seiber, Hansen and Fuala’au were first-team selections and join other top players who were nominated for the All-State football game.


Special Teams Player of the Year: Solomon Hines, Kentridge (6-foot, 175-pound senior)

Offensive Back of the Year: Quarterback, Justin Seiber, Kentwood (6-3, 175, senior); running back, Delvon McNeely, Hazen (6-0, 225, senior)

All-Purpose Player of the Year: Wide receiver and defensive back, Corbin Walker, Hazen (6-0, 170, junior)

Offensive Lineman of the Year: Wyatt Hansen, Kentwood (6-4, 245, sophomore)

Defensive Back of the Year: Marques Fuala’au, Kentlake (6-1, 215, senior); Justin Martinez, Mount Rainier (5-8, 195, senior)

Defensive Lineman of the Year: Vance Dumas, Jr., Hazen (6-0, 250, junior)

Head Coach of the Year: Chris Bennett, Hazen

Assistant Coach of the Year: Matt Roth, Kentwood

ALL-NPSL Cascade First-Team offense

Kentwood: Seiber (quarterback); Hansen (lineman); Steven Watson (wide receiver, 5-10, 180, senior); Tayvonne Miller (running back, 6-0, 185, senior).

Kentlake: Lucas Carson (tight end, 6-1, 195, junior)

Second team

Kentwood: Jake Moore (wide receiver, 6-2, 185, senior); Dyson Johnson (running back, 6-0, 205, senior)

Kent-Meridian: Tua Areta (lineman, 6-3, 290, junior)

Kentridge: Hines (running back); Isaac Chung (lineman, 6-4, 275, senior)

Kentlake: Kristian McFarland (lineman, 6-0, 250, senior); Jeremiah Woods (wide receiver, 6-0, 180, junior); Tony Heimann II (running back, 5-7, 190 senior)

Honorable mention

Kentwood: Luke Klein (lineman, 5-11, 235, junior); Tim Breeden (lineman, 6-2, 230, senior); Derek Kersey (lineman, 5-11, 240, junior); Alphonse Oywak (wide receiver, 6-1, 170, sophomore)

Kentridge: Alan Jenkins III (offensive lineman, 6-3, 255, senior); Michael Faber (wide receiver, 6-2, 170, sophomore)

Kentlake: Ilyas Anjaz (lineman, 6-1, 220, senior); Kadin Salisbury (lineman, 6-0, 170, junior); Fuala’au (running back)

ALL-NPSL Cascade First-Team defense

Kentwood: Hansen (lineman); Lionellteui Mulitauaopele (linebacker, 6-1, 180, senior)

Kentridge: Hines (defensive back)

Kentlake: Anjaz (lineman); Fuala’au (linebacker)

Second team

Kentwood: Breeden (lineman); Kincade McFarlane (linebacker, 6-2, 180, junior); Alex McGeachy (defensive back, 6-2, 170, senior); Mason Glover (defensive back, 5-9, 185, senior)

Kentlake: Heimann II (linebacker)

Honorable mention

Kentwood: Klein (linebacker); Watson (defensive back); Moore (defensive back)

Kent-Meridian: Areta (lineman); Aaron Tulloch (linebacker, 6-3, 230, junior); De’land Ford (defensive back, 6-0, 170, junior)

Kentridge: Jenkins (lineman); Chung (lineman); Matthew Paino (lineman, 6-3, 225, junior); Isaiah Judd (linebacker, 6-0, 190, senior)

Kentlake: McFarland (lineman); Carson (linebacker); Jalen Taylor (defensive back, 5-9, 160, sophomore)

ALL-NPSL Cascade First-Team specialists

Kentwood: First team, Manav Gill, Kentwood (kicker, 5-11, 140, senior); second team, Johnson, Kentwood (punter)

Kentridge: First team, Ben Victoria Jr. (punter, 6-0, 175 junior)

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