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Kennedy headlines All-Kitsap County football squad

The 2010 All-Kitsap County Football Team was compiled by the sports writers for the Bremerton Patriot, the Central Kitsap Reporter, the North Kitsap Herald, the Bainbridge Island Review and the Port Orchard Independent. Candidates for the team are nominated by the writers for their respective areas. The nominees are then voted on by the writers; the top players make the teams. Two honorable mentions are also selected from each school. The teams include the best players from area schools that not only performed well individually, but played a role in the success of their team.

Offense

QB — Brett McDonald, Central Kitsap, senior: McDonald anchored the Cougars’ offense this season with 1,265 passing yards, seven touchdowns and a 58.1 completion percentage. McDonald was a huge piece for the Cougars, who finished 6-4, including a 4-3 record in the Narrows League. He nearly led Central Kitsap to an upset against Skyline in the preliminary round of the Class 4A state playoffs. He completed 10-of-14 passes with 166 total yards and two rushing touchdowns against the powerhouse Spartans.

RB — Lou Hecker, Kingston, senior: Hecker led the Olympic league in rushing yards with 1,963 yards on 300 carries, breaking the previous record of 1,033 set by Travis Schriner. He also had 22 touchdowns to help the team reach its first playoff berth.

RB — Kyle Kennedy, Bremerton, senior: Kennedy had a breakout year in 2010, totaling 1,871 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns in 10 games for the resurgent Knights. Kennedy averaged 7.7 yards per carry and rushed 243 times for Bremerton. Kennedy already has earned several honors for leading the Olympic League in every major rushing category. He dropped 30 pounds during the offseason, and the results were evident when he rushed for at least 200 yards in seven games this season.

“Kyle is not only a great football player, but also a great kid,” Bremerton coach Nate Gillam said. “I’ve never met a kid as good as Kyle with such little ego.”

WR — Sam Gesicki, Olympic, junior: Gesicki had a breakout year for the Trojans this season, giving fans a reason to be excited for next year. He led the team with 43 catches for 650 yards and four touchdowns this season.

WR — Will Nguyen, North Kitsap, senior: Nguyen finished with a team-high 449 yards on 34 receptions this year. He also averaged 13.2 yards per catch and had two touchdowns.

TE — George Marinan, North Kitsap, junior: Marinan ended the season with 292 yards with four touchdowns on 17 catches. Marinan was the team’s top tight end.

OL — Lance Beisley, North Kitsap, senior: Even though the Vikings finished with a 1-9 record, Beisley held his own with 18 buries on offense during the season. With his strength as an offensive lineman, Beisley showed his potential as key player on the team. On defense he averaged nine primary tackles this season, causing one fumble and recovering one fumble.

OL — Alec Grimm, Bainbridge, senior: He may be the coach’s son, but Grimm has handled the center position well since his sophomore season, when he took over the position. Grimm helped lead the offensive line as they created holes for Spartan runners to gain 2,358 yards and 90 first downs. Grimm also started as a defensive tackle and registered 44 total tackles and recovered three fumbles.

OL — Ben Hanson, Kingston, senior: Hanson took on the role of offensive lineman early on as he helped push the team down the field. He ended the season with 24 buries and his strength and agility allowed the team to focus offensive plays on the left side. The team had a total of 2,705 rushing yards, which head coach Dan Novick said was made possible with Hanson’s consistancy. Hanson averaged five tackles per game defensively, playing aggressively during the game against North Mason, which the team won 29-8 on Oct. 22.

OL — Charlie Murray, South Kitsap, senior: Murray has been a fixture on both the offensive and defensive lines for two seasons. On the defensive side, he had 23 tackles and four tackles for loss.

OL — Freddy Rodolf, Kingston, senior: A two-way standout, Rodolf finished with 40 tackles and 17 assists this year. He also had 5.5 sacks, fourth in sacks overall in the league. On offense, Rodolf had 25 buries and was a key player in adding to the 3,679 total yards on the team.

Defense

DL — Jake Brouker, Central Kitsap, senior: Brouker finished 2010 with 27 primary and 29 assisted tackles for the Cougars, who looked to their defense in a big year for the Narrows League. Brouker added 16.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.

DL — Austin Levi Cook, South Kitsap, senior: Defensive linemen rarely are among team leaders when it comes to tackles, but Cook finished second for the Wolves with 42.

DL — Logan Dieterich, Bainbridge, junior: Dieterich was a big part of the Spartans’ running game as a tackle, but he dominated as a defensive tackle. He recorded 69 total tackles, 18 of which he was the primary tackler. Dieterich also had two sacks and recovered a fumble.

DL — Josh Molskness, Bainbridge, junior: Another workhorse on the offensive line, Molskness was a big threat at defensive end and showed an ability to blow up a play. He had 44 total tackles, 20 of them primary, and 4.5 sacks.

LB — DeDe Harris, Bremerton, senior: Harris totaled 69 primary tackles and 27 assisted tackles for the Knights in their rebound season. He also was known for introducing quarterbacks to the ground, totaling four sacks in the season. His three fumble recoveries and an interception made the difference for the Bremerton defense.

LB — Andrew Shadle, Bremerton, sophomore: Shadle was a nuisance for opponents this season. He led the Knights’ defense with 107 primary tackles and 31 assisted tackles this season, helping propel the school to its best season in eight years.

“Andrew is a good, hard-nosed football kid and a great student,” Gillam said. “We’re really looking forward to two more solid years in him.”

LB — Cody Tester, South Kitsap, senior: Tester was South’s most active defender, finishing with a team-best 46 tackles. He also had four tackles for loss.

DB — Jordan Ashton, Bainbridge, junior: Ashton was key in the secondary for the Spartans this season. Ashton finished with 39 tackles ­— 18 of them with him as the primary tackler — and one interception.

DB — Isaiah Davis, South Kitsap, senior: Davis arguably was the Wolves’ biggest playmaker in all facets of the game. He had a team-high four interceptions and tied for the Wolves’ most prolific tackler, with 42. As a wide receiver, he had 430 yards and three touchdowns on 22 receptions.

DB — Trey Fullilove, Olympic, junior: Fullilove was a terror for quarterbacks this season. The junior is a dual threat at wide receiver, but Fullilove made a name for himself on defense with 47 primary and 19 assisted tackles in 2010. Fullilove also tallied a sack and an interception. Fullilove will be one to watch next year, on both sides of the ball.

DB — Sabian Perrigo, Bremerton, senior: Perrigo led a stout secondary with five interceptions for 105 yards, including two for touchdowns that were the difference for his team. He also added 19 primary and two assisted tackles.

Specialist: Will Devereaux, Bainbridge, senior: A standout for the boys’ soccer team, Devereaux transferred his talent to the gridiron. He was 29 of 31 on extra points and connected on five of seven field goals, with a season long of 37. He punted 28 times for a total of 835 yards, with his longest kick at 50 yards.

Honorable mention

QB/WR Chris Bell, Bainbridge, junior; RB Dominic Boddie, South Kitsap, junior; WR Tucker Bowman, Kingston, senior; RB Shawn Brown, Olympic, senior; QB Sam Byers, Kingston, junior; All-Purpose Alex Crane, Bainbridge, senior; LB Adam Gascoyne, South Kitsap, sophomore; QB Willie Kudera, Olympic, senior; RB Devon Lewis, Central Kitsap, senior; OL AJ Milyard, North Kitsap, junior; QB Alex Nettleton, North Kitsap, senior; DL Ezra Timateo, Olympic, senior; FB Corey Touchette, Bainbridge, senior.

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