Gee, wonder who the Most Valuable Player is in the Olympic League this year?
If you are really wondering you haven’t been paying attention – for a number of years. North Kitsap senior quarterback/safety Colton Bower that’s who. Bower first won it as a sophomore, then as a junior last spring, and now again this fall.
Eleven other Vikings also made all-league. Junior Sofian Hammou was the defensive MVP, and the coaching staff also was named the league’s best.
The Vikings are in the semifinals of the 2A state playoffs, playing at Lynden Saturday at 5 p.m. Much of their success has to do with Bower.
He has thrown 35 touchdowns with only one interception. Read that again. It’s not wrong. Bower’s favorite receiver, sophomore Logan Sloman, also made first-team all-league, as did lineman Quinn Knivila-Ritchie.
Bower’s also thrown for over 2,200 yards, scored eight touchdowns running the ball and leads the team on defense with 58 tackles and five interceptions.
Making the second team were three offensive linemen: Carter Dowlearn, Lincoln Hawkins and Hammou. Wide receiver Lincoln Castillo also made the second team.
The stalwart defense also was noticed. Making first-team all-league on the line was Blake Shipp. Both Ethan Guerra and Jordan Reece made it at linebacker, and Castillo as a defensive back.
Making the second team on defense were backs Benen Lawler and Sloman. Kicker Diego Deluna was the first team all-league kicker.
Bainbridge wide receiver Luke Lavigne and offensive lineman Sasha Hermann also made the first team. Making the second team was Micah Bryant at running back. Axel Gibson made first-team defensive lineman, and Finn Clark was a defensive back. On the second team on defense for the Spartans were Connor Sweeney on the line and AJ JensenLopez at linebacker.
For Kingston, Noah Walter made the second team as a wide receiver. On defense, Modou Suso made it as a linebacker on the second squad.