Three Montesano Bulldogs named to 1A All-State Football Team

Jan. 17—Three Montesano Bulldogs earned the state's highest football honor after being named to the Washington State Football Coaches Association's All-State First Team for the 1A classification.

Monte senior Gabe Bodwell, Peyton Damasiewicz and Cam Taylor were each named to the state's top squad after leading the Bulldogs to a 10-1 season and 1A Evergreen League title.

Bodwell was named as a First Team running back after rushing for 1,444 yards and 19 touchdowns this season, earning him the 1A Evergreen League MVP in the process.

One of Bodwell's top blockers, Taylor earned a spot as an all-state offensive lineman.

Damasiewicz earned an all-state nod as a linebacker after recording 60 tackles, six sacks and three fumble recoveries through 10 games this past season.

The complete 1A all-state team is as follows:


State Player of the Year: Lance Allred, quarterback/linebacker, jr., Royal

State Offensive Player of the Year: Noah Clark, quarterback, sr., Kings

State Defensive Player of the Year: Sadahiro Patterson, defensive back, sr., Lakeside

First Team Offense

Offensive Line: Ryan Kawalek, sr., La Center; John Stremler, sr., Nooksack Valley; Camden Taylor, sr., Montesano; Juan Morales, sr., Royal; Duke Halaapiapi, sr., Nooksack Valley.

Quarterback: Beau Sackman, sr., Omak; Luke Whitaker, sr., Freeman.

Running back: Gabe Bodwell, sr., Montesano; Colten Lentz, jr., Nooksack Valley; Jacob Wiliams, jr., Seton Catholic.

Tight end: Kayden Stuit, sr., Lynden Christian; Dalan Smart, sr., Cashmere.

Wide receiver: Case Christensen, sr., Royal; Kellen Riner, sr., Connell; Sage Gilbert, sr., Freeman; Dawson Bouma, sr., La Center.

All-purpose: Joe Callerame, jr., Seton Catholic; Skyler Whittern, sr., Nooksack Valley.

First Team Defense

Defensive line: Alex Maloley, sr., Mt. Baker; Oz Melzer, sr., Lakeside; Bennett Brown, sr., Royal; Ethan Stueckle, sr., Lakeside; Wesley Blackmer, sr., Kings.

Linebacker: Jared Lee, sr., Royal; Calvin Mikkelson, sr., Lakeside; Peyton Damasiewicz, sr., Montesano; Byson Vasquez, sr., Cascade Christian; Jeremiah Wright, sr., Lynden Christian.

Defensive back: Jackson Almond, sr., Cascade Christian; Caden Allred, sr., Royal; Jalen Ward, sr., La Center; Trae Smith, sr., Cashmere; Tyler Lenz, sr., Riverside.

Punter: Mathew Williams, sr., Kings.

Kicker: Noah Hamilton, sr., Lakeside.