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Challengers, Crusaders dominate honors

The Cascade Christian football team made a clean sweep of the top Southern Cascade League awards recently, taking home offensive player, defensive player, lineman and coach of the year honors.

Sophomore quarterback Haiden Schaan was named the offensive player of the year, senior Brandon Winter was defensive player and lineman of the year and Jon Gettman shared coach of the year recognition with Lakeview’s Rusty Zysett.

Other locals to make the first team included Cascade Christian’s Zack Fralich (running back and return man), receivers Carson Cochran and Chase Wager and offensive linemen Nash O’Hara, Stephen Christensen, Moses Jackson and Matt Miller.

O’Hara, Cochran and Jackson also made the first-team as defensive linemen, along with Christensen and Miller at linebacker.

Fralich and Wager were first-team defensive backs, as was teammate Kevin Wheeler.

For St. Mary’s, Tanner Smith (running back), Bryce Bramscher (receiver) and Nick VanValkenberg (punter and placekicker) made the first-team offense.

Smith and VanValkenberg also landed spots on first-team defensive list as defensive backs.

SOUTHERN CASCADE LEAGUE ALL-STARS

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB — Haiden Schaan, so., Cascade Christian.

RB — Zack Fralich, jr., Cascade Christian; Jace Frank, sr., Lakeview; Tanner Smith, sr., St. Mary’s; Jordan Rubenstein, sr., Illinois Valley.

WR — Carson Cochran, jr., Cascade Christian; Chase Wager, sr., Cascade Christian; Dylan Deidrich, sr., Lakeview; Bryce Bramscher, jr., St. Mary’s.

OL — Brandon Winter, sr., Cascade Christian; Nash O’Hara, jr., Cascade Christian; Stephen Christensen, sr., Cascade Christian; Eddie Murrieta, sr., Lakeview; Moses Jackson, jr., Cascade Christian; Matt Miller, jr., Cascade Christian.

P — Nick VanValkenberg, sr., St. Mary’s.

PK — Nick VanValkenberg, sr., St. Mary’s.

RETURN — Zack Fralich, jr., Cascade Christian; Dylan Deidrich, sr., Lakeview.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB — Thys Kuitert, jr., St. Mary’s.

WR — Chase Nelson, so., Illinois Valley; Ryan Trask, jr., St. Mary’s; Logan Cockrell, sr., Lakeview; Noah Steward, jr., Lakeview; Earl Bryant, sr., Illinois Valley.

OL — Alex Decker, so., Lakeview; Thomas Cox, jr., St. Mary’s; Kyle Cahn, so., St. Mary’s.

P — Landen Lampman, sr., Lakeview.

PK — Ben Dunn, so., Cascade Christian.

HONORABLE MENTION

OFFENSE

QB — Landen Lampman, sr., Lakeview; Ross Gaynor, jr., Illinois Valley.

WR — Ty Mulholland, sr., St. Mary’s.

P — Carson Cochran, jr., Cascade Christian.

Offensive player of the year — Haiden Schaan, Cascade Christian.

Defensive player of the year — Brandon Winter, Cascade Christian.

Lineman of the year — Brandon Winter, Cascade Christian.

Coaches of the year — Jon Gettman, Cascade Christian, and Rusty Zysett, Lakeview.

FIRST TEAM

DEFENSE

DL — Brandon Winter, sr., Cascade Christian; Nash O’Hara, jr., Cascade Christian; Carson Cochran, jr., Cascade Christian; Moses Jackson, jr., Cascade Christian; Alex Decker, so., Lakeview.

LB — Stephen Christensen, sr., Cascade Christian; Matt Miller, jr., Cascade Christian; Logan Cockrell, sr., Lakeview; Jordan Rubenstein, sr., Illinois Valley; Jace Frank, sr., Lakeview; Eddie Murrieta, sr., Lakeview.

DB — Zack Fralich, jr., Cascade Christian; Dylan Deidrich, sr., Lakeview; Chase Wager, sr., Cascade Christian; David Arcularius, jr., Lakeview; Tanner Smith, sr., St. Mary’s; Nick VanValkenberg, sr., St. Mary’s; Kevin Wheeler, sr., Cascade Christian.

SECOND TEAM

DEFENSE

DL — Graeden Bird, sr., St. Mary’s; Ben Robinson, jr., St. Mary’s; Kele Eaton, sr., St. Mary’s; Ezikiah Haven, sr., Lakeview; Tate Lightle, sr., Lakeview.

LB — Eugene Griffin, sr., Illinois Valley; Ross Gaynor, jr., Illinois Valley; Jake Reynolds, fr., St. Mary’s; Kyle Cahn, so., St. Mary’s.

HONORABLE MENTION

DEFENSE

DL — Mason Thornhill, jr., Illinois Valley.

LB — Michael Douglas, jr., Lakeview.