Photo by Al Camp
Tyler “TJ” Morris holds aloft the state 2B football championship trophy after Okanogan beat Napavine, 17-14, in a thrilling state final game earlier this month. Morris was named the state 2B Player of the Year by the Associated Press on Dec. 23.
As of Tuesday, December 23, 2014
YAKIMA Tyler “TJ” Morris of Okanogan was named today as the Associated Press’s 2B football Player of the Year.
Morris, a running back and senior, helped lead the Bulldogs to the state championship.
Okanogan, Pateros and Republic placed football players on 2014 Associated Press Washington All-State football teams.
Jim Townsend and Gage Cotner, both seniors, were named to first teams on offense and defense.
Townsend was named as a receiver (he was a tight end) and linebacker.
Cotner was named on both lines.
Brad Nearents, a senior, was named to the first team on the offensive line.
Jalen Moses, a junior, was named to the first team as a defensive back.
On state second teams were:
Timbo Taylor, a junior at Brewster, was named at quarterback, Hayden Bayha, senior, on the defensive line, and Mitch Boesel, a junior, as a defensive back.
Lucas Rittel, a senior at Republic, was named to the offensive and defensive lines.
Carlos Ceniceros, a senior at Pateros, was named to the state 1B first team on offense as a receiver.
Ceniceros broke several 1B state and school receiving records this year.
Austin Urlacher, a senior running back at Chiawana, was named Player of the Year for all classifications.
In 1A, Dennis Merritt, a senior at Cascade, was named to the state 1A second team as a running back.