Members of the Soldotna football team pose with the trophy Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. Soldotna defeated Lathrop 69-13. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Members of the Soldotna football team pose with the trophy Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, at the Div. II state football championship at Anchorage Football Stadium in Anchorage, Alaska. Soldotna defeated Lathrop 69-13. (Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion)

Soldotna football dominates NLC All-Conference awards

Soldotna dominated All-Conference awards for the 2019 Northern Lights Conference, winning four of the five major accolades released Saturday.

SoHi senior quarterback Jersey Truesdell took home NLC Offensive Player of the Year, senior tight end Galen Brantley III got Defensive Player of the Year, senior Melvin Lloyd earned Lineman of the Year and defensive coordinator Eric Pomerleau received Assistant Coach of the Year. Kodiak’s Brian Ellsworth was awarded NLC Coach of the Year.

In total, the Stars placed 10 players on the first-team offense.

Kenai Central placed two players on the NLC first-team offense in senior Braedon Pitsch at wide receiver and Hunter Beck at center.

Northern Lights Conference All-Conference awards

Lineman of the Year — Melvin Lloyd, Soldotna.

Defensive Player of the Year — Galen Brantley III, Soldotna.

Offensive Player of the Year — Jersey Truesdell, Soldotna.

Coach of the Year — Brian Ellsworth, Kodiak.

Assistant Coach of the Year — Eric Pomerleau, Soldotna.

First team offense

Quarterback — Jersey Truesdell, Soldotna; Halfback — Hudson Metcalf, Soldotna; Aaron Faletoi, Soldotna; Fullback — Wyatt Medcoff, Soldotna; Wide receiver — Braedon Pitsch, Kenai; Tight end — Galen Brantley III, Soldotna; Tackle — Joshua Avega-Miguel, Kodiak; Melvin Lloyd, Soldotna; Guard — Justice Roy, Soldotna; Trent Walden, Soldotna; Center — Hunter Beck, Kenai; Long snapper — Dylan Zurflueh, Kodiak; Kicker — Jersey Truesdell, Soldotna; Return specialist — Vince Mangrobang, Kodiak; Wyatt Medcoff, Soldotna.

Second team offense

Quarterback — Ryan Walker, Kodiak; Halfback — Vince Mangrobang, Kodiak; Cashiez Reeves, Eagle River; Fullback — Tucker Vann, Kenai; Tight end — Josh Trip, Eagle River; Tackle — Gideon Craig, Kodiak; Seth Haddon, Eagle River; Guard — Orazio Ramos, Eagle River; Center — Dylan Zurflueh, Kodiak;

Third team offense

Fullback — Joshue Martinez, Kodiak; Long snapper — Galen Brantley III, Soldotna.

First team defense

Outside linebacker — Hudson Metcalf, Soldotna; Tucker Vann, Kenai; Edgee Ocampo, Kodiak; Inside linebacker — Josue Martinez, Kodiak; Galen Brantley III, Soldotna; Aaron Faletoi, Soldotna; Defensive back — Braedon Pitsch, Kenai; Jersey Truesdell, Soldotna; Wyatt Medcoff, Soldotna; Vince Mangrobang, Kodiak; Interior lineman — Hunter Beck, Kenai; Melvin Lloyd, Soldotna; Zack Zeigler, Soldotna; Ray Chumley, Soldotna; Joshua Miguel, Kodiak; Punter — Justin Anderson, Kenai; Utility player — Zach Hanson, Soldotna.

Second team defense

Outside linebacker — Ryan Walker, Kodiak; Inside linebacker — Jacob Skelton, Eagle River; Josh Trip, Eagle River; Defensive back — Justin Davis, Eagle River; Ladamion Simon, Eagle River; Igan Galindez, Kodiak; Interior lineman — Gideon Craig, Kodiak; Orazio Ramos, Eagle River; Seth Hatton, Eagle River; Punter — Andy Francisco, Kodiak.

Third team defense

Punter — Andrew Hamilton, Eagle River; Zack Ziegler, Soldotna.

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