2009 GSHLFootball.com All Level All-Stars

Written by Bryan Levesque on December 7, 2009

The First Annual GSHLFootball.com All Level All-Stars.

All Level All-Stars are selected from all 18 GSHL schools (4A, 3A, 2A)

Offensive Player of the Year

Sr, #42 RB/WR Nathaniel Penaranda  (Union)

Sr, #42 RB/WR Nathaniel Penaranda (Union)

First Team Offense

Sr, #18 QB Garrett Grayson (Heritage)

Sr, #18 QB Garrett Grayson (Heritage)

Sr, #26 RB - Lane Sari (Kelso)

Sr, #26 RB - Lane Sari (Kelso)

Sr, #42 RB/WR Nathaniel Penaranda (Union)

Sr, #42 RB/WR Nathaniel Penaranda (Union)

Jr, #9 WR Addison Owen (Camas)

Jr, #9 WR Addison Owen (Camas)

Sr, #18 WR Mitch Saylor (Union)

Sr, #18 WR Mitch Saylor (Union)

Jr, #6 WR Karl Graves (Skyview)

Jr, #6 WR Karl Graves (Skyview)

Sr, #66 OL Jake Welch (Mark Morris)

Sr, #66 OL Jake Welch (Mark Morris)

Sr, #54 OL Justin O’Neil (Kelso)

Sr, #54 OL Justin O’Neil (Kelso)

Sr, #54 OL Blake Casebeer (Camas)

Sr, #54 OL Blake Casebeer (Camas)

Sr, #75 OL Devin Myers (Union)

Sr, #75 OL Devin Myers (Union)

Sr, #54 OL Zane Shaut (Battle Ground)

Sr, #54 OL Zane Shaut (Battle Ground)

Sr, #25 KR John Simon (Battle Ground)

Sr, #25 KR John Simon (Battle Ground)

Sr, #3 K Stuart Jergensen (Camas)

Sr, #3 K Stuart Jergensen (Camas)

Defensive Player of the Year

Sr, #94 LB Taylor Nelson (Union)

Sr, #94 LB Taylor Nelson (Union)

First Team Defense

Sr, #41 DL Dallin Shirley (Skyview)

Sr, #41 DL Dallin Shirley (Skyview)

Sr, #77 DL Hayden Lucia (Prairie)

Sr, #77 DL Hayden Lucia (Prairie)

Sr, #99 DL Zach Chapman (Mountain View)

Sr, #99 DL Zach Chapman (Mountain View)

Jr, #44 LB Jared O’Neil (Kelso)

Jr, #44 LB Jared O’Neil (Kelso)

Sr, #94 LB Taylor Nelson (Union)

Sr, #94 LB Taylor Nelson (Union)

Sr, #54 LB Jake McCoy (Mark Morris)

Sr, #54 LB Jake McCoy (Mark Morris)

Sr, #55 LB Zach Strausbaugh (Union)

Sr, #55 LB Zach Strausbaugh (Union)

Sr, #2 DB Ian Zarosinski (Skyview)

Sr, #2 DB Ian Zarosinski (Skyview)

Jr, #23 DB Drew White (Camas)

Jr, #23 DB Drew White (Camas)

Sr, #24 DB Andrew White (Mountain View)

Sr, #24 DB Andrew White (Mountain View)

Jr, #7 DB Ellis Henderson (SKyview)

Jr, #7 DB Ellis Henderson (SKyview)

Sr, #3 PR Kyle Cahoon (Evergreen)

Sr, #3 PR Kyle Cahoon (Evergreen)

Sr, #44 P Jed Barnett (Union)

Sr, #44 P Jed Barnett (Union)

First Team Defense
Player of the year: Taylor Nelson, Sr.Union
Dallin Shirley DL Sr. Skyview
Hayden Lucia DL Sr. Prairie
Zach Chapman DL Sr. Mountain View
Jared O’Neil LB Jr. Kelso
Taylor Nelson LB Sr. Union
Jake McCoy LB Sr. Mark Morris
Zach Strausbaugh LB Sr. Union
Ian Zarosinski DB Sr. Skyview
Drew White DB Jr. Camas
Andrew White DB Sr. Mountain View
Ellis Henderson DB Jr. SKyview
Kyle Cahoon PR Sr. Evergreen
Jed Barnett P Sr. Union
First Team Offense
Player of the year: Nathaniel Penaranda, Sr. Union
Garrett Grayson QB Sr. Heritage
Lane Sari RB Sr. Kelso
Nathaniel Penaranda RB/WR Sr. Union
Addison Owen WR Jr. Camas
Karl Graves WR Jr. Skyview
Mitch Saylor WR Sr. Union
Jake Welch OL Sr. Mark Morris
Justin O’Neil OL Sr. Kelso
Blake Casebeer OL Sr. Camas
Devin Myers OL Sr. Union
Zane Shaut OL Sr. Battle Ground
John Simon KR Sr. Battle Ground
Stuart Jergensen K Sr. Camas

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104 Responses to “2009 GSHLFootball.com All Level All-Stars”

  1. 76 Bro on December 7th, 2009 1:41 am

    Like most of you picks. A couple I disagree with. 1) Austin Dodge should have been your QB. Leading his team to the semifinals. Look at the body of work over the season. Grayson is a very talented QB. However it’s about winning.
    2) Tyler Knotts o- line from Union. First team all league two years in a row. First team all region last season. Look at films, of Union, and you’ll see which side the Titans run to. And who is making the blocks. Talk to any of the Union coaching staff, regarding their best linemen.

  2. It's ME on December 7th, 2009 8:14 am

    I like it! No repeats and strong acknowledgment for the senior athletes that have put in the work over their career earning the designation. It a representation of ALL the teams and programs across the area.

    What would be great is to see the colleges or universitires that are being considered by each athlete. I would love to see where the athletes here are considering as options for the next level of their playing careers!

    Great Job Gentlemen!

  3. 2A on December 7th, 2009 8:21 am

    I’m glad that Jake Welch and Jake McCoy got in here, because its easy to overlook the 2A league with all the hype and excitement from the 3/4A leagues

  4. gshlobserver95 on December 7th, 2009 9:56 am

    the 2010 class is the most talented class of athletes ive seen in 15 years of watching highschool football in southwest washington

  5. Chris Lucia on December 7th, 2009 10:01 am

    Congratulations to my son, Hayden Lucia! He has worked hard, plays the game hard, and absolutely loves to play football. I am proud that he is included on a list of so many talented athletes.

  6. Dick Butkus on December 7th, 2009 1:44 pm

    Great job Bryan!

    The First Annual GSHLFootball.com All Level All-Stars is a great idea!

  7. Herby on December 7th, 2009 2:30 pm

    76 Bro if its about winning then Weller would be the QB on the team. Bryan and company picked the best players out there. If Dodge plays for Heritage I dont see them doing any better. Grayson plays for Skyview and they go undefeated. Take that to the bank.

  8. 99 on December 7th, 2009 5:23 pm

    i think the returner should have been henderson, otherwise great picks!

  9. a fan on December 7th, 2009 5:45 pm

    Herby dodge is a better qb than grayson he put up the better numbers this year. If dodge started last year i think every one would be saying different stuff i think this area would be more about dodge and less about grayson

  10. Action on December 7th, 2009 8:34 pm

    A fan…. First off if Austin Dodge was that good he would be on the ESPN website or Scout.com which is Fox Sports web site.. Google him. Good luck finding much there…. Garrett is there on both… He was also rated high in several QB camps this last summer…

    Dodge is good, however not like some of the other better QB in the state. Heaps, Haliday from Ferris and Grayson with a few others in there are the top of WA State QBs.

    Also Dodge passed for 1800 yards last year. I think he passes for over 3000 yards this year as well. His numbers should be better, with a better team. I doubt they are however… Grayson passed for 8818 yards in his career and 658 passes completed…..Very good with a fair to good team..

  11. Storm Fan on December 7th, 2009 8:52 pm

    way cool!!

  12. ezrider on December 7th, 2009 8:52 pm

    im glad grayson got the spot.. but why isnt he getting recruited by every colege in the pac ten??? if you look at his stats, size and speed he is perfect for any d1 school anywhere, college recruiters must be seeing something i cant.

  13. SWWfootball on December 7th, 2009 9:06 pm

    Does anybody know where Saylor and Nelson are looking to go next year? or Devin Myers? I heard that western oregon is looking at Chapman and Lucia.. It would also be interesting to see where Welch ends up at.

  14. Union on December 7th, 2009 9:42 pm

    I heard Nelson is looking at Oregon or byu

  15. Spoiled rotten on December 7th, 2009 10:29 pm

    Devin Myers goes to Central Washington, Saylor to Western Oregon and Nelson to Eastern Washington.

  16. He Holdin' Me Man on December 7th, 2009 10:30 pm

    That would be sweet if Nelson went to Oregon. I’m tired of never being able to see one of our local guys on tv.

  17. He Holdin' Me Man on December 7th, 2009 10:31 pm

    Is that confirmed, Spoiled Rotten? COme on. They can do better than those schools. Eastern AGAIN?

  18. GSHLFTBALL FAN on December 8th, 2009 7:48 am

    Spoiled Rotten sounds about right with his. Also Chapman to Eastern. I have heard Grayson has offers to of course Colorado State, now Miami of Ohio, and one other.

  19. CamasAlum1981 on December 8th, 2009 8:28 am

    Great picks overall, but I have to agree with 99, Henderson was for my money the best returner in GSHL.

  20. gshlfan101 on December 8th, 2009 9:53 am

    i would have to agree with spoiled rotten.. its a shame they cant go bigger but d1 schools just dont recriut hard in this area, they are all about california kids in the pac ten, not enough competition here

  21. Spoiled rotten on December 8th, 2009 10:16 am

    Unless the kids went to a camp over summer out of the area, the kids I mentioned will end up at a local school. Their impact here didnt make waves out of the area.

  22. swfannn@the couv on December 8th, 2009 2:59 pm

    its all about your junior year that when the teams take note
    your senior year is too late

  23. lolz on December 8th, 2009 3:17 pm

    Hey Bryan,
    Im pretty sure Addison Owen is a JR just to let you know.

  24. lolz on December 8th, 2009 3:18 pm

    How many return yards did Simons have this year does anyone know?

  25. Bryan Levesque on December 8th, 2009 5:56 pm

    thanks lolz, I fixed that.

  26. jv player on December 8th, 2009 6:52 pm

    Yards- 3277
    Percentage- 67%
    TDs- 35
    Interceptions- 5
    Rating- 130
    Record- 10-3

    Yards- 2720
    Percentage- 72%
    TDs- 18
    Interceptions- 5
    Rating- 110
    Record- 4-6

    Dodge wins 4/5 whos the better quarter back?

  27. HHS Alumni on December 8th, 2009 9:32 pm

    Without question, Grayson. It is all about long term potential kid and these 2 QB’s will travel completely different paths, trust me.

  28. sky'sthelimit on December 8th, 2009 9:41 pm

    Garrett Grayson

  29. another fan on December 8th, 2009 10:52 pm

    i am amazed by how many people here think that austin dodge, while a good quarterback on a very good football team, is the best quarterback in the area. i mean, do you have any idea, or clue, about what it takes to play quarterback at the next level? dodge is a great kid, obviously, and a great leader, obviously. but, he doesn’t even have half of what grayson has when it comes to playing at the next level. congrats to dodge for a GREAT HS career, but it will be really fun to see garrett playing on saturdays on TV!

  30. Fan on December 9th, 2009 7:13 am

    I do know what it takes to play QB at the next level, and without a doubt Dodge will be playing there. It may not be at a D-I major college (or it just might be), but he will be playing. How can anyone compare Grayson and Dodge without being at all their practices/games/camps…. Austin Dodge has without a doubt the strongest arm, best technique, and accuracy of any QB in this area. Grayson is more of a dual threat and will fit in with many college programs, Dodge will have to find a college that fits his strengths.

  31. Spoiled rotten on December 9th, 2009 10:11 am

    The stat comparison JV player was nice but dont forget Dodge also played 4 more games than Grayson and Dodge had 2 all-league receivers and a decent running game to open up the pass. Heritage had Grayson, and well Grayson. Grayson is a 3 year varsity starter, Dodge one year. Grayson holds many state, region, and GSHL records, Dodge, none. The ceiling for Dodge has almost been reached, Grayson will continue to get better.

  32. Heritage Alumni on December 9th, 2009 12:43 pm

    BTW Garret won a NW quarterback combine in Oregon last summer and also a combine in Las Vegas with some of the best quarterbacks in the country. He got 1st place at each last summer…… i am sorry…. but what has dodge got? also i agree with spoiled rotten…. dodge played 4 more games…. at the end of week 10( when heritage lost in the playoffs) Garrett was on top on all stats. Finally… Garrett has beat all the quarterback records for the area and dodge… well he got nothing on grayson. BTW FAN on comment #30 you said dodge has a better arm…. well look into that combine grayson went to in Vegas and you will see he won first place for accuracy. Just sayin!!!!

  33. Fan on December 9th, 2009 1:12 pm

    Good point on the extra games, but the point should be Skyview was playing the extra games, not Heritage. You can say all you want about having the supportive cast, which Skyview definitely had, you can also talk about the games Dodge was pulled in the 2nd half and/or Skyview “ran out the clock” with the run. Also, were you at Eugene (Nike Elite 11) that Dodge was in the top 3 in passing accuracy (the other two were not Garrett). Good for Garrett in LV, Dodge did not attend that camp!! BTW Dodge started 9 of the 11 games last year.

  34. 76 Bro on December 9th, 2009 1:13 pm

    Grayson is a very talented QB, I don’t think anyone is questioning that. But who had the better football season (2009). Any QB who leads their team to the Semi-finals, and a league championship should be the All GSHL QB. Is this a all talent team, (Bryan), or are you picking players for there play for the 2009 season. Like I said, we;ll never see a QB like Grayson for some time here, but I believe Dodge had the better season. Semi-finals, out in the first round, what would you pick?

  35. Hmmm on December 9th, 2009 1:40 pm

    Skyview 10-3 : Heritage 4-6. Hmmm…… Garrett a great player and wish him all the luck in the world, but do not trash another QB on this site. What is the purpose?

  36. Action on December 9th, 2009 1:41 pm

    76… Lets see if I understand what you are saying…. Dodge is better because he went further this season, all the way to the semi finals and Grayson lost in the first round, right! If that is your denfense then Brandon Weller from Union should be the best and the All GSHL QB…. He lead his team to the semi finals, league champs 2 years running and lead his team to 2nd in state last year….

    Neither QB Dodge or Grayson did that!…. By the way Grayson has 4 offers and sure more will be coming in the next 30 to 60 days right up to signing day….

    When you have many league players around you, the QB job is always a little easier…..That goes for Weller and Dodge. When your top Receiver is gone all but 3 games & top RB all season, it does make it real hard… Heritage / Grayson.

  37. Good Football on December 9th, 2009 1:46 pm

    Honestly, I thought Logan Grindy outplayed every quarterback in the area. I know it’s not a popular pick because he’s a junior, but in the head-to-head, he outplayed them all. Still, Grayson, and Dodge are very fine quarterbacks and leaders, and will play at the next level.

    The football in SW Washington is excellent.

  38. 76 Bro on December 9th, 2009 3:24 pm

    Action, we are right, Weller had a great season also. But Union was a better running football team, then Skyview. Weller stats weren’t the same as Dodge, because of the running game.

  39. Spoiled rotten on December 9th, 2009 4:04 pm

    The most fair way to look at it is interchange all the QB’s to different teams. Does Grayson not lead Camas, Union or Skyview to the same results or take them farther. No way Weller, Dodge, or Grindy make Heritage better. Last I heard Grasyon ran for 1,000 yards on the season and someting like 2,000 in a career. The other 3 QB’s dont even touch that. We never knocked Barry Sanders ability or rating because he played for the lowly Lions, so why does Grayson take a hit for playing at Heritage. He was a reason they got those 4 wins from what I remember and the offense he led scored 25 plus points a game. He isnt the whole team and if any of the other 3 QBs defense gave up 30 plus points a game I doubt they win as much either.

  40. Good Football on December 9th, 2009 4:30 pm

    That’s a good point Spoiled rotten. I’m not sure the others would have elevated Heritage any more than Grayson did. That said, it’s also very difficult to “plug and play” other quarterbacks in different systems with different teammates. There is a chemistry that happens in which the whole becomes better than the sum of its parts, and the quarterback, as the leader of the offense, is integral to this dynamic.

    Furthermore, it is often the case that the lack of other stars on a team amplifies the primary star’s talents even more, and because Grayson did not have the supporting cast that the others had, his achievements seem in some ways more grand. He is a gifted athlete. But really, since he was the only playmaker, it really was solely up to him. Under that theory, any of the other quarterbacks would be the center of the Heritage offensive universe and be the star of that team, standing alone racking up huge numbers.

    I don’t think it makes a lot of sense to base this on pure statistics, or where their teams went in the playoffs, or what kind of future talent they are projected to have. I think it really comes down to intangibles; the kind of intangibles that win games, that define playmakers, and meaningfully contribute to the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. Under this analysis, Grayson, Dodge, or Grindy would be a great choice–and in the head-to-heads, Grindy had the better game than any of them. That’s all I was saying. They’re all great and deserving and we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to witness it at the high school level.

  41. jv player on December 9th, 2009 5:18 pm

    the stats dont lie dodge is better

  42. papermakerpride on December 9th, 2009 7:51 pm

    well dodge, weller, and grayson are all very very good, and also very very gone now. Logan played as well as or maybe just under any of these three QBs all season and he was a junior. wonder what QBs taking over the GSHL next year… just my thoughts. i just dont see a first year starter from heratage skyview or union being as good as him next year.

    go gshl (when camas doesn’t play them :) )

  43. Spoiled rotten on December 9th, 2009 9:07 pm

    JV under your idea of stats dont lie, that is like saying Hank Aaron was a better homerun hitter than Babe Ruth simply because he hit 41 more than him, thats pure BS. Aaron needed 2,000 more at bats and four more seasons. When game ten was played for both Dodge and Grayson, Grayson led all statistics for QB’s in the state of Washington. Dodge benefited from four extra games. Enough said. Grayson has better accuracy then all mentioned, 73% and somewhere around 77% lifetime. He also is faster 4.55 40 (nike Eugene combine) which makes him a threat to run which he did to over 1,000 yards in barely 100 carries. Face it, Grayson was the playmaker for Heritage, and opposing teams like my Skyview knew that. If anything guys where “spying” on him and hoping to shut down his production. Dodge benefited from the playmakers around him. If you gave Grayon E. Henderson or Graves then we are talking about a 100 cathc season for them and he goes over 4,000 yards.

  44. meanmachine on December 9th, 2009 10:38 pm

    grindy did have many mistakes this season (the end of the camas skyview game for instince) but he is getting those experiences under his belt for next season. Grayson is the better quarterback between himself and Dodge. Like many others have said, Dodge has a team stacked full of playmakers and most were seniors. Union had many seniors as well, which improved Weller’s numbers too. At camas, there was only 1 senior reciever, who hardly got thrown the ball. im not sure how heritages team is related to seniors, but my vote goes to grayson.

  45. DCGardner on December 9th, 2009 11:12 pm

    I don’t think that the replacements for these teams are going to be outright terrible. I feel bad for any aspiring QB caught behind Grayson at Heritage. I could even imagine some are glad he’s gone so they can finally get some play time!

    I think we will see stars that have been hiding behind the stars if you get my meaning.

    I liked what I saw from the 2 other Union QB’s when they played in running clock. Give them another year of practice and they will be good to go.

  46. GSHL Observer on December 10th, 2009 11:27 am

    DC, please elaborate why you feel bad for any aspiring QB at Heritage? I don’t think anyone should ask the next HHS QB to be Grayson. I can only imagine who ever it will be is looking forward to the challenge of being the next QB at HHS.

    As for the other QB situation you mention, who will take over at UHS, any idea? From what I observed, both QB’s hand off pretty well. What about Skyview?

    Your right, these up and comers will be just fine I would think.

  47. DCGardner on December 10th, 2009 2:14 pm

    I was implying that if you are a QB on the same team as Grayson, your chances of getting game time is not that great.

  48. supa on December 10th, 2009 4:33 pm

    this all level all-star thing is pretty cool, shoulda done one the previous years. nice to see at least one e-green player make it. on another note, the kid that impressed me the most this year was ellis henderson from skyview, although i dont think he was all that good at db like i’ve seen other players in the years before, he has some good skills with the ball. he was pretty exciting to watch, since he has another year, put him in the weight room and he’ll go somewhere for sure. you could ALMOST say he’s like a keanon lowe from jesuit

  49. supa on December 10th, 2009 4:36 pm

    also, all-around the DB’s this year weren’t as good as last year. especially from evergreen, union, and heritage

  50. GSHL Fan on December 10th, 2009 7:29 pm

    Some people on this site are ridiculous. Dodge was surrounded by good players yes, but those skill position playmakers were summed up by the ability that Dodge had as a QB. He puts the ball where it needs to be when it needs to be there. He is a natural leader who led his team to the State Semi-Finals. He did what he could with what he had and so did Grayson so stop complaining about the talent level on each team. Dodge had 4 extra games because he knows how to win!

    Yes, Grayson is very talented and put up good numbers, just not the numbers Dodge had. Dodge has a stronger arm and faster release as well so stop with that argument. Grayson is faster than Dodge, by a good amount, and showed that with his numbers on the ground.

    35 TD’s passing—Dodge (10-3)
    18TD’s passing—Grayson (4-6)

    There you go, theres the numbers so stop debating the air attack because Dodge owned that category.
    Good Luck to both QB’s in the future it will be fun keeping up on you both.

  51. Agree on December 11th, 2009 6:57 am

    GSHL Fan, well stated. It was fun to watch them both and enjoy some good football in SW Washington.

  52. GSHL Rocks on December 11th, 2009 8:14 am

    Ok first off, the talent that Skyview had on both sides of the ball were far superior to that which Heritage was putting out. I mean for petes sake the unfortuanate thing for Heritage is they were plauged with injuries right from the start. Cody Yahn in particular would have been a god send for Grayson. If you don’t think that the athletes that these QB’s were passing to had anything to do with their success then I quite frankly don’t know what else to say.

    And just face facts, Grayson is the one getting D-1 offers last I checked not Dodge.

  53. Petey Paraboo on December 11th, 2009 10:02 am

    GSHL fan- your comparison of TD statistics is misleading between Grayson and Dodge. Grayson had 16 rushing TD’s which took away from his TD total not to mention Dodge played 4 more games and during that span he threw for 16 TD’s. If Grayson got to play four more games its likely he puts up comparable numbers. Also Dodge didnt pass Grayson in passing yardage until 3 weeks in the playoffs, once again benefited from extra games. Whats interesting is Grayson is Highly more accurate at 73% with inferior receivers, compared to Dodge at 67% with better guys. Grayson plays at Skyview and as others have said, 4500 yards passing and 80% completion percentage. Lets also give credit to E. Henderson who broke many screens for long touchdowns that helped pad Dodge’s stats. Grayson didnt rely or have anyone who broke screens for big yardage much less anyone who loaded up his stats by athletic ability. Grayson in primetime Saturdays, Dodge red shirting at Western Oregon next year. That says it all.

  54. gipper on December 11th, 2009 10:33 am

    Skyview parents appaently can’t help but try to substitute their biased and incorrect opinions for those of the college scouts and others. Obviously the people who do this work for a living believe that Grayson is the best QB in this area. Skyview’s post-season run was helped by consecutive home games against teams from weaker conferences.

  55. meanmachine on December 11th, 2009 3:42 pm

    ive asked this before, and had no response. Is there some place i can go to find stats? For everyone in the league over the whole season?

  56. umm on December 11th, 2009 8:07 pm

    hey bryan you got taylor nelson twice as a linebacker just thought you would want to know.

  57. Spoiled rotten on December 11th, 2009 8:27 pm

    Most of Dodges stats were kept by the boosters at Skyview. I will say they are super accurate.

  58. Union Fan on December 11th, 2009 8:54 pm

    Garret Grayson con not throw the ball when bullets are coming at him. If he goes to the next level, he’s not going to do good if his line cant hold the D. He throws it wildly and hurrys to much. Weller can get out of the pocket and throw a ball to the reciever 9 out of 10 times. He’s fast and doesnt get sacked often. He is a better QB then Grayson and he shoud’ve gotten all level QB.

  59. It's ME on December 12th, 2009 10:08 am

    Dodge benefitted from better preparation, coaching and overall personnel. No Doubt…but Grayson did more with less. Weller, Grindy, Dodge & grayson are really three different styles of OB.

    Weller would be a great spread offense QB as his skills are suited to that OREGON style of offense (Masoli Type) at the Division II or III level…
    Dodge and Grindy I find to be most alike but Dodge has the strongest arm & quickest release of all the GSHL QB’s and I find he and Grindy to be more of a NFL type system QB but lack the prototype height but these are “young” men so we will see how they develope.

    Grayson is the best athlete of them all, makes good decisions, checks down and off of receivers well to find the open man. Makes the best from what the defense gives him and has started to understand progressions that will allow him to play at the College level before the others!

    BTW The playmakers at Skyview are Juniors (Graves & Henderson had over 30 TDs combined) and NOT their Seniors. They will be back and tough to beat next year. Kody Watts is a good fit for Dodge as a replacement at Skyview!

    Camas returns strong, too! These will be the two best teams in the GSHL next season. Union will drop back but not by much the re-load not rebuild and will be hell on the remainder of the conference as their coaching staff is excellent as well!

    Coach Pilland gets it done…there’s some serious talent here in the GSHL!
    but keep in mind that there’s a significant difference between a D-I & D-II recruit.
    There’s NOT a big difference between D-II & NAIA. Your best talent outside of D-I is in JUCO schools in Cali, AZ & TX!

    It’s all high quality football and any of these young men would be doing well to play at any of these levels!

  60. Spoiled rotten on December 12th, 2009 12:06 pm

    Well put. The key point is the coaching involved has helped many a player get better. Skyview coaches are the class of the league followed by Union.

  61. gipper on December 12th, 2009 5:31 pm

    No, the coaches with class are the ones who care about their players and who expect good conduct off the field.

  62. Jack supporter on December 12th, 2009 8:45 pm

    There were some RA Long players on the defensive side of the ball who deserved to be on the all-star team. Jerry Graham at linebacker had a great season, as well as J Nusbaum at DB with 6 picks. Everybody seems to overlook RAL, even with an 8-3 season and their first playoff win in school history!

  63. papermakerpride on December 13th, 2009 1:16 am

    sark (yes the head coach of UW) was at camas on friday talking to two plyers. not sure if im allowed to say who, but he was there. i think camas might be kind of good next year…

  64. Storm1 on December 13th, 2009 7:30 am

    Gipper…….How did your team do this year? Thought so!

  65. Goal Post on December 13th, 2009 7:49 am

    Steve Sarkisian ( UW head coach ), and Doug Nussmeier ( UW offensive coordinator and QB coach ) visited Camas High School on Friday and visted with 2 juniors.

  66. 40 on December 13th, 2009 9:32 am

    If I had to guess, I would say Addison Owen and Grindy because of the QB coach.

  67. Football spectator on December 13th, 2009 9:34 am

    Sark was at skyview too. If he was at camas he probably made his way over to heritage too (just for grayson).

  68. gipper on December 13th, 2009 2:47 pm

    Storm1, my favorite team week in and week out this season was whoever was playing your team that week. So yes my team had some pretty good games

  69. Storm 09 on December 13th, 2009 3:10 pm

    Sark and Nussmeier were both at Skyview interested in Austin Dodge and Ellis Henderson. They were at almost every school down here so don’t get too wound up about their appearance. They are all making their rounds.

  70. Just Sayin' on December 13th, 2009 4:06 pm

    Although I do hope Sark was in town to talk to Grindy, I’m wondering why any prospective QB would consider UW since they’re putting all their eggs in the Nick Montana basket. I do wish the best for L.G. hope he stays healthy & goes somewhere great, (same for Dodge) just curious if UW would be the best fit. Gotta hand it to Sark for recruiting home grown talent.

  71. some guy on December 13th, 2009 5:01 pm

    hhhmmm lets see how did grayson get more yards than dodge this year it couldnt be because he threw the ball over 100 times more than dodge did that couldnt be the reason could it

  72. umm on December 13th, 2009 6:49 pm

    oops never mind i didnt see the player of the year next to the 1st pic of him.

  73. pale on December 13th, 2009 6:55 pm

    hey bryan how come you havent updated the all league picks for the other school, you did it for skyveiw nut not the other schools

  74. hellatrickplays on December 14th, 2009 10:13 am

    Why is it always who’s better between Grayson and Dodge????? How bout that qb from Kelso eh?

  75. Goal Post on December 14th, 2009 1:53 pm

    Can someone list the college offers for Grayson and Dodge. I’ve seen a couple for Grayson, but what about Dodge.

  76. gshl55 on December 14th, 2009 4:00 pm

    I don’t see that the Skyview qb is ranked by services such as rivals.com or scout.com. Seems that much of his yardage was a result of his receivers making long runs after short passes, such as in the video clips of the Farris game on this website. Maybe the colleges are looking for someone who has made more throws downfield, and under pressure.

  77. another fan on December 14th, 2009 6:16 pm

    you haven’t seen any offers for dodge BECAUSE HE DOESN’T HAVE ANY!!!

  78. 40 on December 14th, 2009 8:40 pm

    Dodge is going to make an excellent QB in college, just not at a pac 10 or even a WAC school. He should go to a Big Sky school where he has the talent to play at and I believe play at a high level at.

  79. 40 on December 14th, 2009 8:41 pm

    I think Grayson should do the same.

  80. .... on December 14th, 2009 10:19 pm

    Dodge has got full ride offers from Idaho State, Central Washington, and Colorado State at Pueblo so far. And many other schools have shown alot of interest.

  81. Shiva Bowl on December 15th, 2009 8:18 am

    Dodge has offers from Montana Tech, Mount Union, and Jenks Presly College

  82. NoCal Homer on December 15th, 2009 12:27 pm

    It’s called the “recruiting period” it happens every year about this time!
    Especially for teams that are NOT bowl bound.

    Glad to see U of W beating the bushes down here. i think Grayson is the only potential PAC-10 QB from the GSHL three QBs. Dodge does have offers but unless a player or parent want to make them publicly know via a reliable meda source lets not speculate!

    Grindy is similar to Dodge in my opinion but lacks his brute arm strength, accuracy and exerience. Let’s see how he improves over the spring and summer
    could be the best out of the two other older guys if he develops.


  83. Spoiled rotten on December 15th, 2009 3:44 pm

    Dodge will play division 1 for sure. Rumors were if Locker went to NFLm the Sark was going to offer. Pat Hill from Fresno was at Skyview today peeking around and loved what he saw on Ellis and Dodge.

  84. SWfan995 on December 15th, 2009 6:26 pm

    Bryan, great work on this site…

    Will you making highlight films of some players seasons… similar last year to what you did with Grayson and Saylor?

  85. Just Sayin' on December 15th, 2009 8:22 pm

    Your a child, S.R. Repeat after me…Nick Montana, he was recruited by Sark since he was like 4 years old. Since Locker decided to foolishly stay another year, it only allows Sark to redshirt Montana. Again, why any prospective QB would consider UW is beyond me. I know they need a back up or a practice QB for their D, but let one of the paper tiger Lakes kids fill that spot. Dodge, Grindy..et al are better than that. Go sit in the corner & suck your thumb until you grow up and are able to put together a salient thought, S. R.

    Let’s even consider that Montana isn’t that great, Oaks Christian is a school for rich, pampered kids who have no heart. But, even if he is a disaster, the name recognition alone has allowed Sark to recruit other talented kids to surround him. So, he’ll do ‘okay’ but can you imagine Sark visiting the Tyee club after deciding to sit the next protege? Not gonna happen, so Montana plays when Locker is done and that’s that.

    Sarkesian is really a great salesman, he actually convinced Locker, who was rated as high as #1 the draft choice, to bypass the NFL for a year and give up as much as $40 Million to stay another year and maybe….MAYBE win 6 games next year & go to some boring Tuesday night bowl game at some moderate venue. Did Locker not learn anything from the awful decision Sam Bradford made last year? The fact that he made the decision he did says to the NFL scouts that he, himself feels as though he’s not ready for the big time, which only costs him more money down the road… but, before you criticize Sark you must realize that he doesn’t work for Jake Locker, Inc. he is employed by the Univ. of Washington & he was only doing his job.

  86. Just Sayin' on December 15th, 2009 8:55 pm

    If you want further proof about how important name recognition is and what you can get if your pedigree is good, consider that Casey Locker who is Jake’s cousin and although a tough kid who hits you like a ton of bricks, but really is an awful QB got a scholarship to WSU. This might tell you something about the state of affairs in Pullman, but it also says something about what name recognition means regardless if your any good or not. Watch the Union/Ferndale game from ’08 & tell me Casey Locker is deserving of a D1 scholarship. Billy Kilmer would be emberrased of the pass he threw that Ryan Maddox picked off. Jake & Casey are both products of the idiotic Wing T offense. Anyone can play QB in that system. Jake’s arm is questionable, Casey’s arm is non-existant. That’s why Jake is taking another year, and it’s also why you will NEVER see Casey play a single down as QB for the Coug’s. In fairness Casey will also play Baseball & I can’t speak for his abilities there, but certainly football is not in his future.

  87. person on December 15th, 2009 10:01 pm

    i think dodge may have gotten an offer from idaho state also. i could be wrong but im pretty sure they offered him a scholarship

  88. Bryan Levesque on December 15th, 2009 11:10 pm

    SWfan995 on December 15th, 2009 6:26 pm (Edit)

    Bryan, great work on this site…
    Will you making highlight films of some players seasons… similar last year to what you did with Grayson and Saylor?

    I made those last season because Saylor and Grayson were on a top 50 list for the West Coast.


    I am not sure if I will do any any time soon. If you were looking to get a highlight video or recruiting video let me know

  89. Titan fan on December 16th, 2009 8:35 am

    Just sayin, you say some of the stupidest things ever. You might want to do some research before you speak. Casey Locker did not get a scholarship to WSU as a quarterback, he will be playing safety or db. Common sense man.

  90. Just Sayin' on December 16th, 2009 4:02 pm

    That’s not what they said when they pointed him out on the sidelines at the game I saw. He was either hurt or redshirted because he was in civies. The TV commentators said QB, but maybe they were wrong. Still, the point is that he got a scholarship, or at least more consideration for one because of his name. I didn’t see a D1 safety playing when I watched him live. Tough kid, good athlete but certainly not a Jamaal Atofau who I also saw live & left no doubt he deserved his scholarship (also WSU)

    Your stupidest ever comment was a little over the top… I try to follow the local kids thru college, but wasn’t tracking Locker specifically because I didn’t think he stood out, yet there he is ‘earning’ a scholarship. My point was about name recognition, just because I was misled doesn’t mean that I am stupid.

  91. GSHL fan 2009 on December 16th, 2009 4:37 pm

    Dodges offers came from CSU Pueblo, Central Washington, Idaho State, Montana State, Portland State. Interested: Fresno State, Eastern Wash., San Diego State, San Jose State, Idaho. Thats what i have heard.

    Please lay off the criticism of these QB’s…they will both play somewhere and they will hopefully both do very well. Good luck to both of them.

  92. titan fan on December 16th, 2009 6:54 pm

    Apologies Just sayin, I didn’t mean you were stupid, just the comment. To me, I guess its obvious that he would play safety and not qb. No big deal and again, my apologies. I do think he will be a good safety at the college level because of his work ethic. Name might have helped, but not 100% sold on that.

  93. word on December 18th, 2009 5:50 pm

    just sayin,
    exactly how many football games have you watched Casey Locker play? he was the NWC player of the year twice, has a Rocket for an arm and was one of the best all around high school football players I have ever seen. If you new anything about him or Ferndale football you would know that yes they have ran the wing T forever, but since Jakes junior year (casey was in 8th grade then) they have run as many open, spread sets as wing T sets, so technically yes they run the wing T, but in reality it was a very wide open offense that Casey QB’d for three years. as good of a QB as he was in high school he was even better on defense (where he was recruited to play at WSU). so next time you open your mouth, maybe have a friggin clue what your talking about.

  94. titan fan on December 21st, 2009 12:27 pm

    Uh oh, Colorado State just picked up a four star qb from Cali. Grayson might want to reconsider some other offers or go for the competition. Tough decision for him.

  95. BIG Fan on December 31st, 2009 12:45 pm

    What about that O-Line at Mt. View – a bunch of “youngins” that keep on hitting you. They may not be the best yet but, that Coach Albaugh (Mt. View O-Line Coach) is a top notch coach and was a top notch D1 player who will whip them into shape.

    Lets look at the future of the HS league. all those graduates good luck to you…but, really how many will play college football at the top levels?

    Good luck to all and looking forward to GSHL HS football.

  96. BIGGER FAN on December 31st, 2009 4:29 pm

    Big fan….. the mt view o line…. well did anyone even notice they had an o line? Union has the best o line coach i have heard. Mark Rego really knows his stuff and will bend backwards for his 5 guys up front battling in the hand to hand combat in the trenchs. But then what do i know? It will be interesting to see how everything folds out in the GSHL now that great teams are graduating players from all over. I will always be a Titan fan. Wheather they had a year like this year or will have a year like evergreen. I will always support the titans. They have been through much and gave kids a chance to shine where maybe they woudn’t have shined at other schools. They didn’t let bellevue put one in the endzone this year. wow how hard did those guys work and people still bash them because they had an uncanny experience against they titans. Its stunning to see how much a little hard work, heart and the right coaching will get you!

  97. Lumberjack77 on January 4th, 2010 9:26 am

    Strausbaugh is a stud!!!

  98. 99 on January 6th, 2010 4:28 pm

    ellis henderson is the best athlete in gshl no contest

  99. Sven Thorsen on January 7th, 2010 9:50 pm

    Isn’t it a recruiting violation for Sark to meet with a junior? Maybe he just met with the coaches.

    I don’t know all the rules, either.

  100. norm cresmer jr on January 30th, 2010 1:08 pm

    i’m proud of all these men that competed in this sport over there high school years. it is truly an awsome feeling to know that all these kids are mention in a conversation that involves competing on a national level in the sport of football. wether it a small school or a major university these guys all of them wether it be camas,union, columbia,hudson,evergreen,skyview,battleground the point is it doesn’t matter what school we as parents should just be proud.and if one of our kids makes it to the ultimate level of playing pro then we as a group of parents should be proud of that parents child. i guess my point is that none of these kids would be here if it weren’t for there respective teams and schools so good luck too all and see you here next season and on the fields.

  101. norm cresmer jr on January 30th, 2010 1:12 pm

    oh forgot go union next it is 4a league for the titans

  102. brisko on March 23rd, 2010 10:14 am

    I dont know about you guys but personally I would have had Odin Coe on the All-Star Team.

  103. WizKhalifaNickatina on May 31st, 2010 8:48 am

    Brisko, you are more than correct on that statement, he had an amazing season, and just didn’t get as much recognition, because Camas didn’t make it far in playoffs.

  104. Papermakersoccer on May 31st, 2010 11:00 pm

    Odin coe- they dont call him the norwegan nightmare for nothin!

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