10 fall sports Indians all-Class 4A honorees
The Indians have 10 all-Class 4A fall sports talents to celebrate this holiday season: Eight in football and one each in girls' soccer and volleyball.
Jimmy Jones (a running back and defensive back), Nate Maller (an offensive lineman) and Ross Parsons (a linebacker) are first-teamers as all of Scappoose's selections are seniors, the Oregon School Activities Association announced Wednesday.
Jones ran for 787 yards and 13 touchdowns, took 122 receiving yards for a pair of scores, led the team with 1,171 all-purpose yards and 96 total points as he returned six kickoffs 192 combined yards and brought back six punts for 81 total yards and a trip to the end zone.
Jones also made 61 tackles -- four for loss -- with two sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
Parsons led the defense with 78 tackles -- 21.5 for loss -- roped two sacks and forced a pair of fumbles.
Tevin Jeannis (a wide receiver), Benji Davidson (a kicker) and Trey Bispham (a defensive lineman) are second-teamers.
Jeannis caught 39 passes for a team-high 632 yards and six touchdowns, and came up just behind Jones for second in all-purpose yards (1,066) as he fielded seven kickoffs for 187 total yards and returned five punts for 79 yards.
Davidson made 50 of 60 point-after kicks and split the uprights with both of his field goal attempts.
Bispham brought down 31 ballcarriers -- five for loss -- and wrangled two sacks.
Jerad Toman (a quarterback) and Jake Gray (a defensive back) are honorable mentions.
Toman passed for 1,117 yards, 15 touchdowns and three interceptions, and scrambled for 787 yards and 14 scores.
Gray came away with 20 tackles, two interceptions -- one of which he returned for a score.
The Tribe (8-2 overall, 5-0 Cowapa League) reclaimed the league championship in its state quarterfinal run and reached at least the play-in round for the ninth year in a row.
The Indians' 44 points per game ranked second only to first-time state champion Cottage Grove and Coach of the Year Gary Roberts (48).
Jones is a candidate, as are Cottage Grove junior quarterback Dylan Graves, Marshfield junior running back Tristin Lemmons and Cottage Grove senior wide receiver Jacob Woods, for Offensive Player of the Year, a distinction yet to be decided.
Parsons is a finalist with South Umpqua senior linebacker Johnathan Warner, Sisters senior defensive lineman Brady Wessel and Cottage Grove senior linebacker Cooper Ladd for Defensive Player of the Year, also to be announced.
Lauren Whisenhunt is a first-team junior midfielder, the OSAA announced Monday.
"I think it is well-deserved," Scappoose coach Summer Jark said. "She shut down the biggest threat from Valley Catholic [first-team senior midfielder Taylor Menkens] two times, who everybody else had a problem with -- their player will probably go on to be player of the year [to be awarded]."
Whisenhunt helped her Cowapa League champion Tribe to 11-4-1 and 10-0 records and the third-fewest goals allowed (11 as state champion Valley Catholic and La Grande tied with eight) in their quarterfinal quest as they reached at least the first round for the eighth year in a row.
"Not only was Lauren a huge defensive threat, winning a ton of 50-50 balls and shutting down top players, but she was a huge offensive threat for us as well, and was very prominent in big games," Jark said. "She almost always passed to feet, and put away six goals and had four assists."
Valley Catholic's Kayla Gaspardis is the Coach of the Year.
Hannah Galey is an honorable mention senior outside hitter as she impelled her Indians side (10-12, 4-6) to its first state quarterfinals and consolation semifinals, and Scappoose reached at least the play-in round for the sixth season in a row.
"I think it is awesome," Tribe volleyball coach Mark Sprenger said. "She is an incredible athlete and deserves the recognition."
Senior setter Hawley Harrer of repeat state champion Sisters and Crook County's Rosie Honl are the respective Player and Coach of the Year.