Union’s Zak Browning And Skyview’s Ellis Henderson Top The 2010 Greater St. Helens League 4A Football Coaches All-League Teams

Written by Bryan Levesque on November 16, 2010

Union Sr. RB Zak Browning (#21) is the 2010 GSHL 4A Coaches Offensive player of the year. Skyview Sr. DB Ellis Henderson (#7) is the 2010 GSHL 4A Coaches Defensive player of the year.

Union Sr. RB Zak Browning (#21) is the 2010 GSHL 4A Coaches Offensive player of the year. Skyview Sr. DB Ellis Henderson (#7) is the 2010 GSHL 4A Coaches Defensive player of the year.

The 2010 Greater St. Helens League 4A Football Coaches All-League selections were announced. Just as in their week 9 game when Skyview edged Union 37-34, the Storm edged the Titans for both amount of 1st team selections, and for over all selections. Skyview landed landing 12 first team players and 5 second team players. They also had the Defensive Player of the Year in DB Ellis Henderson. Union was just behind with 10 first team and 3 second team selections including Offensive Player of the Year in RB Zak Browning. Heritage was third with 5 first team and 6 second team selections, while Evergreen, and Battle Ground were a distant 4th/5th with just 5 total player selected for both teams. Skyview coach Steve Keizer was voted coach of the year. His Storm finished the regular season 7-2 and 4-0 in league play, winning their 3rd straight 4A GSHL championship.

4 players were voted to both the first team offense and first team defense list.

Zak Browning of Union was the Offensive Player of the year, and first team Linebacker
Ellis Henderson of Skyview was the Defensive Player of the year, and first team Wide Receiver
Cody Fields of Skyview was both a first team Offensive and first team Defensive Lineman
Nick Phillips of Skyview was both the first team Kicker and first team Punter

There were also several players who made the Coaches 4A All-League team in 2009 as well.

Ellis Henderson of Skyview was also first team Wide Receiver and first team Defensive Back in 2009
Nick Phillips of Skyview was also the first team Kicker and first team Punter in  2009
Cody Fields of Skyview was also first team Offensive  Line in 2009, and second team Defensive Line in 2009
Karl Graves of Skyview was first team Wide Reveiver in 2009, and was voted as second team Wide Reveiver this season
Jayson Tiaita of Evergreen was first team Offensive Line in 2009, and was voted as second team Offensive Line this season
Nolan LaValley of Heritage was second team Offensive Line in 2009, and was voted as first team Offensive Line this season
Terrell Quigley of Heritage was second team Defensive Line in 2009 and again second team Defensive Line this season
Casey Hoodenpyle of Heritage was second team Offensive Line in 2009 and again second team Offensive Line this season

There are a few abnormalities with the Coaches All-League team again this year.

I have never understood how a player can be the offensive or defensive players of the year, but not be a member of the first team of which he is supposedly the best. Also there are 12 players on the first team offense and only 10 on the second team offense, and although there is only 11 players on the first team defense, there are only 8 on the second team defense, and no Kick Returner of All Purpose player such as in years past.

Skyview Senior DB Ellis Henderson was voted Defensive Player of the Year while Offensive Player of the Year  was given to Union Senior RB Zak Browning.

2010 Coaches 4A All-League Team

First Team Offense
Kieran McDonagh Jr. QB Skyview
Chase Lawrence Sr. RB Evergreen
Parker Henry Jr. RB Skyview
Ben Lyons Sr. WR Heritage
Ellis Henderson Sr. WR Skyview
Reiley Henderson So. WR Skyview
T.J. Boatright Sr. TE Union
Nolan LaValley Sr. OL Heritage
Cody Fields Sr. OL Skyview
Matt Cruz Jr. OL Skyview
Max Proudfit Sr. OL Union
Matt Smith Jr. OL Union
Nick Phillips Sr. K Skyview
First Team Defense
Andy Bemis Sr. DL Heritage
Cody Fields Sr. DL Skyview
Nolan Stitzel Sr. DL Skyview
Jordan Newman Sr. DL Union
Zak Browning Sr. LB Union
Sam Lowe Sr. LB Union
Sam Ferenchak Sr. LB Union
Rajheem Carrie Jr. DB Heritage
Mo Morrison Jr. DB Skyview
Tanner Nelson Jr. DB Union
Gabe Rego Jr. DB Union
Nick Phillips Sr. P Skyview
 

Coach of the year: Steve Kizer, Skyview

Second Team Defense
Terrell Quigley Sr. DL Heritage, Albert Chon Sr. DL Skyview, Bryson Page Jr. DL Union, Zack Brady Jr. LB Skyview, Michael Quintana Jr. DB Heritage, Jake Dahlberg Jr. DB Heritage, David Garlington Jr. DB Skyview, Brandon Brody-Heim Jr. DB Union 

Second Team Offense
Kaben Humphrey-Butler Jr. QB Union, Michael Rivers Jr. RB Heritage, Nemo Beavers Sr. WR Evergreen, Nate Mitchell Jr. WR Heritage, Karl Graves Sr. WR Skyview, Jake Blackman Jr. TE Battle Ground, Jacob Maki Sr. OL Evergreen, Jayson Tiaita Sr. OL Evergreen, Casey Hoodenpyle Sr. OL Heritage, Tom Zink Sr. OL Skyview

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Comments

43 Responses to “Union’s Zak Browning And Skyview’s Ellis Henderson Top The 2010 Greater St. Helens League 4A Football Coaches All-League Teams”

  1. redman on November 16th, 2010 11:53 pm

    Well it looks like there is not a second team kicker or punter. Meaning only one less for offense. And two for defense. But still it should be even.

  2. Bryan Levesque on November 17th, 2010 12:25 am

    If you put Zak Browning on the 1st team offense, which I would assume you would, since he is the player of the year, then you have 13 players who are 1st team Off. and a kicker as well. I just don’t get that.

  3. MM fan on November 17th, 2010 6:49 am

    I don’t get it either. Doesn’t seem fair. How are these players selected for second team?

  4. Dave Scott on November 17th, 2010 8:35 am

    Congratulations to these players as well as all of our GSHL players. Friday nights in fall wouldn’t be the same without them.

    – Dave

  5. High School Football Fan I on November 17th, 2010 9:16 am

    “I don’t get it either. Doesn’t seem fair. How are these players selected for second team”?

    Life is not fair at times but you find a way to overcome. I’m sure the players who were snubbed from these selections will be just fine. Their were obviously a few as with every year these list come out.

  6. K-nute on November 17th, 2010 10:22 am

    The way I see it is that the player’s of the year are not part of the first team and are placed one click above, which leaves that position open for the next best player to fill in at 1st team. Next issue, like Bryan mentions is they have 12 Offensive players + a kicker making the list 13.

    I can see the thought process here, as offenses have multiple faces depending on situations. So, you can have situations where you would have a full backfiled, or then you could be in a passing situation so you bring in addional WR’s. I think they are representing both situations in their list. Kinda makes sense, actually and it gets another kid first team honors – I like it.

    Why they don’t apply the same mind-set to defenses is interesting. You could be in the traditional 50 base defense with 3 DL, 2 DE, 2 ILB, 2 CB, 1 SS & 1 FS . Substitute OLB in place of the DE’s if you like but it’s all the same. Then there are passing downs when you bring in additional DB’s. They account for it when they select the offense, but not when they select defense.

  7. NWRainsRHere on November 17th, 2010 11:03 am

    Obviously, Browning and Henderson would be first team selections. I just don’t think the information was transferred properly. They can both play on my first team any day!

    As for some of the DB selections, I’m really puzzled. I witnessed them getting scorched, torched, burned, and lit up all season my marginal QB’s. Must of really had poor selection to choose from this year.

  8. Someone on November 17th, 2010 12:25 pm

    are you going to make an all-gshl all star team like you did in the preseason? Because that would be awesome

  9. SKYVIEW FOOTBALL on November 17th, 2010 3:23 pm

    MATT CRUZ IS JUICY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. redman on November 17th, 2010 3:43 pm

    All level all stars?? :)

  11. chuck on November 17th, 2010 5:28 pm

    union lands six players on the first team defense and two more on the second team “D”. Is this the same union that gave up 79 points in their last two games?

  12. CHSbleachercreature on November 17th, 2010 8:54 pm

    When does 3a come out?

  13. MVHS Athlete on November 17th, 2010 9:04 pm

    after camas loses

  14. unknown144 on November 17th, 2010 9:19 pm

    are you saying you know more than the coaches chuck? cuz you do know the coaches picked these guys as a whole… but your just one of those people that cant stand to see anything about union anywhere

  15. NWRainsRHere on November 18th, 2010 9:52 am

    Chuck, With only 5 schools to choose from, doesn’t it make sense that the all-league team would be loaded with Union and Skyview players? I’m happy to see that some athletes were recognized from the other schools, but I didn’t expect to see a multitude of players from 3 schools that had a combined 5-23 record.

    Looking forward to seeing the all-gshl team.

  16. Hydro on November 18th, 2010 12:20 pm

    And to show a depth perspective of the top tier schools, Half of those Union first teamers in this list only saw MOP up second half time last year. Amazing.

  17. Dhizzle4shizzle on November 18th, 2010 6:09 pm

    No NWRainsRHere, it doesn’t it make sense that the all-league team would be loaded with Union and Skyview players. Just because you may have the best overall 11 on the field doesn’t mean they are the best individual players on the field at their respected position. Yes a group of 11 real good players will typically beat a team that has 2 or 3 great players if the other 8 or 9 are suspect….just common sense!!! It is no secret that Union & Skyview win because they have a lot of talent overall…not because they have superstars playing certain positions. Funny how good players can look when surrounded by other good players, eh?
    i.e. tackling, blocking, size, speed etc. etc. That is my whole problem with the politicalness of these all star teams; I feel there are a lot of deserving kids that didn’t make the team due to the fact that Union and Skyview had great records! In Unions defense though, Why is Brody-Heim not a second team RB? Come on are you kidding me?…the guy ran like crazy on teams!! Gave him 2nd team DB…what a joke, don’t remember him doing much at DB compared to him running over and around folks like he did!!! Just an observation of a guy who coached in the league this year, not some disgruntled parent with a bone to pick!

  18. Dhizzle4shizzle on November 18th, 2010 6:22 pm

    Oh and another thing, Michael Quintana not making first team DB is a complete travesty!!!! Are you kidding me? The guy was just filthy at cornerback all year….made huge hits, many tackles for loss, picks, & one of the fastest kids in the county……teams figured it out in a hurry, you saw they quit throwing the sideline patterns! Both Carey & Quintana should both have been 1st team DB’s, but again, politics involved, maybe Heritage didn’t win enough games which makes Quintana not one of the best DB’s in the league I guess!!! Whatever, the whole thing is a joke anyway, don’t know why I am waisting my breath!!!!!!!

  19. NWRainsRHere on November 18th, 2010 7:17 pm

    HizzShizz, Since you were apparently a coach in the league this year, I’m guessing you have a pretty good idea of who the most talented players are – to that end, how about putting your all-league team together for us to view?

  20. Storm from EWU on November 18th, 2010 8:14 pm

    Uh, Chuck? You can’t question Union’s D just because they gave up points in those last two games. They were playing great teams. And 10 of Skyviews points came from the Union offense, and if it werent for the defense it would have been 14 points given up by the union offense. The D forced Skyview into 3 field goals, had they given any slack it would have been 49-34 instead of 37-34. You have to give those Union guys on D the credit they deserve, they went an obscene amount of time without allowing a touchdown through the middle of the season and outside of those two games only allowed only 58 points (an average of 7.25 points). Also better if you note that 20 of those points went to Bellevue (a team that has racked up 39 per game including over 50 in both post season matchups so far).

    In a different perspective the Union Titans gave up 28.25 points per game against opponents that made the post season in Washington and 4 points per game against all other opponents. That makes for 13.7 points per game given up which is 3rd in all levels of the GSHL (9.9, Camas and 12.7, MView).

    So anyway Unions D is just fine, and topped the 4A GSHL no problem explaining why a number of them made the GSHL 4A all league team.

  21. Storm Swarm on November 18th, 2010 8:54 pm

    why wouldn’t the two best schools in the league hands down nobody else comes close those teams being skyview and union have most of the all league selections. All those players are deserving and are the best in the league. Thats a main reason union and skyview are so good.

  22. Dhizzle4shizzle on November 18th, 2010 9:31 pm

    NWRainsRHere, I am not discounting the majority of the players that made the team, I am just saying that I feel (personal opinion) that some players that were deserving were overlooked due to not having a great record this year! I do have a “good idea” about who the most talented players are in the league, but to post them would just open up a big can of worms because it is personal opinion. It is not just because I coach in the league but also that I played in this league, recieved a full-ride schoarship to a division 1 school and played with, and against some of best talent around….so yes I think I am a pretty good judge of talent. There is no reason for me to post a team, it means about as much to the next guy as if you were to post a team….everyone has their own opinions, but are they knowledgable ones is the question.

  23. Dhizzle4shizzle on November 18th, 2010 9:33 pm

    NWRainsRHere, If you have any questions for me, feel free to contact me at 521-3773 I would be happy to talk to you about my personal opinions or anything else!

  24. Dhizzle4shizzle on November 18th, 2010 9:44 pm

    Come on storm swarm, take the blinders off, so since Oregon is #1 in the country, everyone of their players is the best player in the country at their position….is that what your telling me? Yes you won the league, had a decent football team, Heritage took you to overtime though, so either Heritage was a way under rated team or a real good team. Which one was it? Should they deserved more kids on the all star team because they played you so close? And are Union & Skyview “so good” or is this just a weak league as a whole?……Both you guys were 1 and done in playoffs.

  25. Dhizzle4shizzle on November 18th, 2010 9:48 pm

    My mistake, you beat Beamer High or the blind school or somebody in the crossover game

  26. GSHL Football Fan on November 18th, 2010 11:25 pm

    Dhizzle4shizzle on November 18th, 2010 6:22 pm
    “Oh and another thing, Michael Quintana not making first team DB is a complete travesty!!!! Are you kidding me? The guy was just filthy at cornerback all year….made huge hits, many tackles for loss, picks, & one of the fastest kids in the county……teams figured it out in a hurry, you saw they quit throwing the sideline patterns! Both Carey & Quintana should both have been 1st team DB’s, but again, politics involved, maybe Heritage didn’t win enough games which makes Quintana not one of the best DB’s in the league I guess!!! Whatever, the whole thing is a joke anyway, don’t know why I am waisting my breath”!!!!!!!

    Each and every year for no rhyme or reason kids are left off All League teams for reasons that can’t be explained. I did get to see Heritage play a few times this year and was impressed with the corners over there, both of them. With the exception of #10, the rest of the defense was well… If Heritage has any argument, it would be the glaring omission of your qb on offense, #18. He was sick against Mt. View and from what I read, many other games. Other than that, it appears Heritage may have received more slots than they actually deserved. Even though Evergreen & Battleground finished behind the top 3, they deserved a few more spots imo. Congrats to a good season for all GSHL players who layed it on the line every Friday night for us fans! Thanks!

  27. NWRainsRHere on November 19th, 2010 12:31 am

    HizzShizz, I appreciate your offer to discuss players – it’s truly not that important to me :-) , but thanks! I suppose my main point is that the voting system isn’t perfect, but unless it changes (which seems unlikely), we have to live with the system that’s currently in place, as imperfect as it may be. I agree with your comment about the politicalness of the selections – isn’t that always the case? I’m sure some worthy candidates were left off the team, and I suppose the same thing will happen when the 3A and 2A teams are announced.

    I suppose everyone has some personal bias for one reason or another, and I suppose I’m no different. If I knew of a kid with a lot of football ability that was transferring to this area and I was asked which school/program to look at, without hesitation I would recommend Union, Camas, and Skyview. That certainly doesn’t guarantee I steered the kid in the right direction, but in the four years I’ve lived here, those would be my choices – based on my personal bias because of those programs’ success, demographics, neighborhood types, etc, without regard for which team might have the best position coach for this kid to play for.

  28. Epower on November 19th, 2010 4:45 pm

    just curious as to how the voting goes, coaches vote, how many votes do they get? can they vote for their own guys? how does it work?

  29. s's on November 19th, 2010 4:49 pm

    wheres chris finnie on this list of athletes? he is by far the best guard in the league!

  30. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on November 19th, 2010 8:43 pm

    8 Juniors and 1 Sophomore interesting, It’s great to see that some schools play their best players, not just their seniors.

  31. A.Whitman on November 20th, 2010 12:36 am

    Each coach can nominate 6 of their own players plus you get 1 extra nomination for every win. i.e. 5 wins = 11 nominations. Can’t vote for own guys, can only lobby for them……show stats, talk em up, etc. etc.

  32. Michael on November 20th, 2010 9:24 am

    So I received the “Second Team Running Back” award.. and when coach first told me, I though.. “hm, I’m suprised I even made the list” But then after looking at how all this works, it makes a tad more sense to me.

    Browning got the offensive player of the year, and he’s a running back. But he isn’t on the first team for RB? Okay, and then Parker Henry and Chase Lawrence BOTH got first team RB.. then me, Michael Rivers second team.. But in reality I’m fourh in line. Now that makes a little more sense in my oppinion. Lol

    … It’s an interesting way to set things up. I’m guessing the way they do that is to get more people recognized?

  33. Action on November 22nd, 2010 4:12 pm

    Explain to me how 2nd team does have 11 players on it? Either offense or defense….. I would think since a team is 11 that we would see that or more on the 2nd team. (more only if you have 3/4 DL or 3/4 LB) Honorable mention I could understand if their were not 11. Just a question..

    I would centainly think either or both QB’s at Heritage could be the 2nd team QB atleast.

  34. Skyguy on November 22nd, 2010 4:28 pm

    s’s – ummmmmm….WHO?!?!?!?! Show us a highlight film of him or something but until then no one will take you seriously…

  35. Bryan Levesque on November 22nd, 2010 4:52 pm

    Action- I think that’s because there are 13 people on the 1st team off (if you include Zak, the Off POY). But I was told by a 4A HC that because there are only 5 teams in the league, and All-league teams only make up 40% of the starters. That’s why only 1st and 2nd and no HM. And some kid got lucky and was jumped up from 2nd team to 1st team, well 2 kids.

  36. GSHL Football Fan 2010 on November 22nd, 2010 7:31 pm

    When do you think the 3A All League selections will be posted?

  37. someguy on November 23rd, 2010 9:42 am

    Is there going to be an east vs west senior game?
    and do the people that made the 1st and 2nd second team play in it??

  38. Skyguy on November 23rd, 2010 10:54 am

    Someguy – There are 2 of these games. There is the local Shriners freeodm bowl that encumpuses only clark county. And there is the All-State All-Star Game that encumpuses the whole state. Both are invite only but the chances are most 1st teamers and some 2nd teamers from this list will all be invited to the Schriners freedom bowl.

  39. Skyguy on November 23rd, 2010 10:55 am

    Im 98% sure about that though.

  40. CalSt. on November 23rd, 2010 4:15 pm

    Guys, The Shriners game is for local Seniors only.

  41. Bryan Levesque on November 23rd, 2010 5:36 pm

    The Shrine game now includes teams from Cowlitz County (Kelso, MM, RAL) and the other GSHL schools as well as Ridgefield, La Center and Stevenson.

  42. time4achange!! on November 23rd, 2010 7:29 pm

    Two yrs ago I thought I seen or heard there was a kid from RAL and Stevenson
    at the Shriners game…

  43. SWWaFootballFan on November 23rd, 2010 9:22 pm

    Did my link to the 3a all league team get deleted or did I not hit submit?

    Its on the Columbian High School Sports Blog

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