Sequim High School senior Isaac Yamamoto races past Bremerton defenders for a big gain in September. Yamamoto was named Olympic League Most Valuable Player last week.
Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell
Sequim Gazette staff
A star on both sides of the ball, Sequim's Isaac Yamamoto capped his senior football season with the Olympic League Most Valuable Player Award.
Yamamoto was one of 13 Wolves named to the all-league team last week.
The running back rushed for 1,127 yards - 8.3 yards per carry - and 16 touchdowns in the regular season, helping Sequim go 9-1 and win their sixth league title in seven seasons.
Yamamoto added 90 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and recovered six fumbles on defense.
Fellow senior Preston McFarlen was named to the all-league first team on both sides of the ball, as an offensive lineman and linebacker. McFarlen had 75 tackles and two interceptions on defense while blocking for a Sequim rushing attack that piled up 1,933 yards and 33 touchdowns.
Senior Drew Rickerson was named all-league first team quarterback with 1,973 yards and 21 touchdowns, plus another 255 yards and eight scores on the ground.
Senior Joey Hall was named all-league first team wide receiver. Rickerson's favorite target had 44 catches for 865 yards (19.7 per catch) and 10 touchdowns. He also was named to the all-league defensive squad as an honorable mention.
Senior Tyler Forshaw was named to the first team all-league squad at defensive back, leading the team with three interceptions and seven passes defended. He also was named to the all-league second team as a wide receiver after making 29 catches for 360 yards and three scores.
Junior Frank Catelli was named to the all-league first team as defensive lineman. He had 65 tackles and a team-best 13 sacks.
Sequim senior Chris Dahl and junior Brendon Carpenter were named all-league second-teamers for their work on the offensive line.
Senior defensive lineman Emilio Perete, senior linebacker Chase Bigger and junior defensive back Nick Ramirez were named to the all-league second team defensive squad. Perete had 33 tackles and a sack, Bigger had 44 tackles and Ramirez added 31 tackles and an interception.
Senior offensive lineman Jack Clark and junior defensive lineman Clay Charlie were named all-league honorable mentions.
Kingston's Lou Hecker was the league's offensive MVP with a league-leading 1,963 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns.
Port Angeles' Troy Martin was the defensive MVP with 127 tackles (85 solo), two sacks and two interceptions.
Port Angeles won the league's coaching award while Klahowya won the team sportsmanship award.