Special District 2 South football champion South Umpqua received 11 first-team selections and earned most of the top individual awards in the all-league voting.

S.U. junior quarterback Jace Johnson was selected the Offensive Player of the Year, senior linebacker Caj Simmons was the Defensive Player of the Year, junior end Tanner Dobeck was the Defensive Lineman of the Year and Steve Stebbins was Coach of the Year.

Making the first-team offense were Jace Johnson at quarterback, Simmons at running back, senior Kade Johnson at wide receiver and senior lineman Brayden Reedy.

The first-team defense included linemen Dobeck and Reedy, Simmons, Kade Johnson and senior Justin Jenks at linebacker, and senior Andrew Christensen and junior Isaac Real at defensive back.

Sutherlin’s first-team picks on offense included senior running back Thomas Mentes and senior center Trent Olsen.

Special District 2 South

Football All-League

Offensive Player of the Year — Jace Johnson, jr., South Umpqua.

Defensive Player of the Year — Caj Simmons, sr., South Umpqua.

Offensive Lineman of the Year — Bryson Cannon, sr., Cascade Christian.

Defensive Lineman of the Year — Tanner Dobeck, jr., South Umpqua.

Coach of the Year — Steve Stebbins, South Umpqua.

OFFENSE

First Team

QUARTERBACK — Jace Johnson, jr., South Umpqua. RUNNING BACKS — Caj Simmons, sr., South Umpqua; Thomas Mentes, sr., Sutherlin; Tristan Wallace, jr., Cascade Christian. WIDE RECEIVERS — Austin Waits, sr., Cascade Christian; Brody Sample, jr., Cascade Christian; Kade Johnson, sr., South Umpqua. CENTER — Trent Olsen, sr., Sutherlin. LINEMEN — Bryson Cannon, sr., Cascade Christian; Liam Benade, jr., Cascade Christian; Brayden Reedy, sr., South Umpqua; Kyan Hidde, jr., St. Mary’s. KICKER — J.T. Knobloch, jr., Cascade Christian. RETURNER — T.J. Flowers, soph., St. Mary’s.

Second Team

QUARTERBACK — Keith Reed, jr., Cascade Christian. RUNNING BACKS — Enrique Diaz, jr., Sutherlin; Beau Aldrich, sr., St. Mary’s; Indiana Olsen, soph., St. Mary’s. WIDE RECEIVERS — Andrew Christensen, sr., South Umpqua; T.J. Flowers, soph., St. Mary’s; Waylon McKnight, jr., Sutherlin. CENTER — Daniel Nering, jr., Cacade Christian. LINEMEN — Kamrin Hathaway, jr., Sutherlin; Luke Morris, sr., South Umpqua. KICKER — Juri Moros, jr., South Umpqua. RETURNER — Isaac Real, jr., South Umpqua.

Honorable Mention

QUARTERBACK — Eli Haynes, sr., St. Mary’s. WIDE RECEIVER — Peyton Maurer, soph., Cascade Christian. CENTER — Harmon Brown, sr., South Umpqua. LINEMEN — Maddox Griggs, jr., Sutherlin; Timathy Ferch, soph., South Umpqua; Ty Kronenberger, jr., St. Mary’s.

DEFENSE

First Team

LINEMEN — Tanner Dobeck, jr., South Umpqua; Bryson Cannon, sr., Cascade Christian; Matthew Moses, jr., Cascade Christian; Brayden Reedy, sr., South Umpqua. LINEBACKERS — Caj Simmons, sr., South Umpqua; Kade Johnson, sr., South Umpqua; Justin Jenks, sr., South Umpqua; Cole Shields, jr., Cascade Christian. BACKS — Isaac Real, jr., South Umpqua; Tyson Delplanche, jr., St. Mary’s; Andrew Christensen, sr., South Umpqua; Tyler Almasy, jr., Cascade Christian. PUNTER — J.T. Knobloch, jr., Cascade Christian.

Second Team

LINEMEN — A.J. Borovansky, jr., St. Mary’s; Heemir Patel, jr., St. Mary’s; Trent Olsen, sr., Sutherlin. LINEBACKERS — Thomas Mentes, sr., Sutherlin; Kyan Hidde, jr., St. Mary’s; Austin Waits, sr., Cascade Christian; Tristan Wallace, jr., Cascade Christian. BACKS — Ely Palm, jr., Sutherlin; Seth Brown, sr., St. Mary’s; Kameron Rague, fr., Cascade Christian. PUNTER — Tyson Delplanche, jr., St. Mary’s.

Honorable Mention

LINEBACKERS — Beau Aldrich, sr., St. Mary’s; Enrique Diaz, jr., Sutherlin. BACK — Paul Cervantes, sr., Sutherlin.

Tom Eggers can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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Tom Eggers is the sports editor for The News-Review. He can be reached at teggers@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4220.

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