Nate Blanchard second-team all-state 2A (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Nate Blanchard second-team all-state 2A (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Six Kitsap footballers land on all-state teams

KITSAP COUNTY — Six Kitsap County soccer players, four from Klahowya and two from North Kitsap, were selected to the all-state teams by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association.

The Eagles foursome included seniors Derek Carpenter and Darius Joe and juniors Drew Dickson and Kris Chapparo. Carpenter, Dickson and Joe spearheaded an offense that put up 71 goals in 20 games this season. Dickson led the team with ten goals and two assists, while Carpenter had four goals and 11 assists.

Joe, a second-team all-state pick, will move on to play at Pacific Lutheran University with his twin brother, Mason; Carpenter, who is committed Western Washington University, Dickson and Chapparo were all honorable mentions.

A mid-season change that moved Nate Blanchard into more of an attacking role gave the Vikings the offensive spark it needed to eventually qualify for the state playoffs before meeting their demise against Archbishop Murphy. Blanchard led North Kitsap with nine goals and was named a second-team all-state midfielder. Sophomore Wyatt Murphy, part of a group of up-and-coming players at North Kitsap, was named an honorable mention.

Full list of local players:

Class 2A

Second Team

Midfielder — Nate Blanchard, North Kitsap, senior.

Honorable Mention

Midfielder — Wyatt Murphy, North Kitsap, sophomore.

Class 1A

Second Team

Forward — Darius Joe, Klahowya, senior.

Honorable Mention

Midfielder — Derek Carpenter, Klahowya, senior; Drew Dickson, Klahowya, junior.

Defender — Kris Chaparro, Klahowya, junior.

— Mark Krulish is a repoter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at mkrulish@soundpublishing.com.

Wyatt Murphy 2A honorable mention (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Wyatt Murphy 2A honorable mention (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Drew Dickson, Klahowya’s leading scorer, 1A honorable mention (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Drew Dickson, Klahowya’s leading scorer, 1A honorable mention (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Darius Joe was one of he engines 1A second-team all-state (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Darius Joe was one of he engines 1A second-team all-state (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Derek Carpenter (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Derek Carpenter (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

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