In a list dominated by Eielson and Houston, the two teams that met in the 2016 small-schools state football championship, a pair of Kenai Peninsula players featured on the Alaska small-schools football All-State team.
Homer junior Dawson Felde was named to the first-team offense at the wide receiver position, and Seward senior Rhett Sieverts was named at tight end.
Alaska Small schools Football Coaches Association All-State teams
Offensive Player of the Year: Ben Pelesasa, Houston
Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Benjamin, Eielson
Lineman of the Year: Chris Kilpatrick, Eielson
Coach of the Year: Glenn Nelson, Houston
Assistant Coach of the Year: Jared Barrett, Houston
Quarterback — Ryan Brantley, Monroe; Running back — Antonio Griffith, Eielson; Ben Pelesasa, Houston; Fullback — Vanu Mose, Houston; Wide receiver — Travis Adams, Barrow; Dawson Felde, Homer; Tight end — Rhett Sieverts, Seward; Tackle — Billy Makinen, Eielson; Tim Sasiu, Houston; Guard — Reed Graham, Houston; Chris Kilpatrick, Eielson; Center — Scott Fry, Eielson.
Defensive line — Chris Kilpatrick, Eielson; Reed Graham, Houston; Taylor Benjamin, Eielson; TJ Laumatia, Redington; Outside linebacker — Wyatt Mulhaney, Houston; Vanu Mose, Houston; Inside linebacker — Ben Pelesasa, Houston; Billy Makinen, Eielson; Defensive back — Travis Adams, Barrow; Jeremiah Brown, Eielson; Silas Ross, Houston.
First-team special teams:
Punter — Jordan Higgbeey, Monroe; Utility player — Tommy Lonh, Redington; Kicker — Zach Paul, Eielson.
Quarterback — Ian Johnson, Nikiski; Running back — Patrick Perry, Nikiski; Michael Wilps, Seward; Fullback — Matthew Minium, Nikiski; Wide receiver — Jordan Higgbeey, Monroe; Joe Raven, Homer; Tight end — Wyatt Mulhaney, Houston; Tackle — TJ Laumatia, Redington; Jadin Mann, Homer; Center — Kjell Nilson, Seward
Defensive line — Tim Woo, Homer; Nikit Anufriev, Vozneskenka; Sione Tuifua, Barrow; Trent Frieberg, Seward; Outside linebacker — Rhett Severts, Seward; Matthew Minium, Nikiski; Inside linebacker — Ian Johnson, Nikiski; David Sanarov, Voznesenka; Defensive back — Avnan Salzmann, Homer; Teddy Croft, Homer; Nik Pahno, Seward.
Second-team special teams:
Punter — Dia Martishev, Voznesenka; Utility — Divon Davis, Monroe; Kicker — Kyle Wells, Homer.