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6 Spartans earn all-league football honors

| November 24, 2021 1:00 AM

Six Priest River football players received 3A Intermountain League honors for their efforts this fall.

Junior Matyus McLain secured first-team honors at tight end and on the defensive line.

Sophomore Landon Reynolds earned second-team honors for his play on the defensive line and offensive line, and senior running back and linebacker Kameron Salesky grabbed second-team league honors at both positions.

Senior wide receiver Conor Berns, junior linebacker Deegan Goins and junior defensive back Levi Bowen all garnered second-team honors at their respective positions.

The football team also recently held its end-of-season awards night. Here were the winners:

Most Inspirational — Kameron Salesky

Varsity Most Improved — Luke Slater

Varsity Offensive MVP — Kameron Salesky

Varsity Defensive MVP — Matyus McLain

Lineman of the Year — Landon Reynolds

JV Most Improved — Brayden Lamanna

JV Offensive MVP — Garret Reynolds

JV Defensive MVP — Skylar Simcox

3A INTERMOUNTAIN LEAGUE ALL-LEAGUE

MVP — James Billingsley, sr., Timberlake

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Riply Luna, jr., Kellogg

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Kale Paslay, sr., Timberlake

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR — Joel Possinger, jr., Timberlake

CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR — Kelly Amos, Timberlake; Dan Davidian, Kellogg

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Offensive linemen — Gabe Jenicek, jr., Kellogg; Trevor Cady, sr., Timberlake; Bo Bateman, sr., Bonners Ferry; Joel Possinger, jr., Timberlake; Paul Turley, sr., Timberlake. Running backs — James Billingsley, sr., Timberlake; Kale Paslay, sr., Timberlake; Wilson Newell, sr., Bonners Ferry. Wide receivers — Kolby Luna, jr., Kellogg; KJ Walker, sr., Kellogg; Zach Yetter, sr., Timberlake. Tight end — Matyus McLain, jr., Priest River. Quarterback — Riply Luna, jr., Kellogg. Returner — Raj Olivieri, jr., Timberlake.

DEFENSE

Defensive line — Joel Possinger, jr., Timberlake; Brian Bell, sr., Timberlake; Matyus McLain, jr., Priest River; Dillon Mai, jr., Bonners Ferry. Linebackers — James Billingsley, sr., Timberlake; Kale Paslay, sr., Timberlake; Varick Meredith, jr., Kellogg; Eli Richards, sr., Bonners Ferry. Defensive backs — Raj Olivieri, jr., Timberlake; Charles Henslee, jr., Bonners Ferry; Kolby Luna, jr., Kellogg; Luke Frohlich, sr., Kellogg. Kicker — Sky Reinhardt, sr., Bonners Ferry. Punter — Joe Borges, sr., Timberlake.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Offensive line — Griffey Doerschel, sr., Kellogg; Brody Hoffman, sr., Kellogg; Landon Reynolds, so., Priest River; Brian Bell, sr., Timberlake; JT Armes, jr., Timberlake. Running backs — Kameron Salesky, sr., Priest River; Wyatt MacArthur, jr., Timberlake. Wide receivers — Jayce Garcia, jr., Kellogg; Conor Berns, sr., Priest River; Raj Olivieri, jr., Timberlake. Tight end — Tanner Menti, sr., Timberlake; Varick Meredith, jr., Kellogg. Quarterback — Ashton Peightal, sr., Timberlake. Returner — Zach Yetter, sr., Timberlake.

DEFENSE

Defensive line — Joe Borges, sr., Timberlake; Landon Reynolds, so., Priest River; Trevor Cady, sr., Timberlake; Travis Petersen, jr., Bonners Ferry; Michael Bollscweiler, sr., Bonners Ferry; Daeton Bauer, jr., Kellogg. Linebackers — Wyatt MacArthur, jr., Timberlake; Kameron Salesky, sr., Priest River; Deegan Goins, jr., Priest River; Blake Rice, jr., Bonners Ferry; Jayce Garcia, jr., Kellogg; Austin Miller, sr., Kellogg. Defensive backs — Zach Yetter, sr., Timberlake; Levi Bowen, sr., Priest River; Sky Reinhardt, sr., Bonners Ferry; Wilson Newell, sr., Bonners Ferry; Riply Luna, jr., Kellogg; KJ Walker, sr., Kellogg.

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(Photo courtesy of JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY)

Senior Kameron Salesky carries the ball through the heart of the Oroville defense during a game on Sept. 18 at PRLHS.

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(Photo courtesy of JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY)

Senior Conor Berns secures a catch during a game against Oroville on Sept. 18 at PRLHS.