NK’s Milyard named league football MVP

POULSBO — North Kitsap High School’s AJ Milyard topped the All-League football choices this season.

Milyard, a senior, was chosen as the Olympic League’s football MVP.

Milyard was the varsity starting quarterback for the Vikings. According to statistics provided by the Vikings, Milyard had a cumulative 1,724 passing yards in 10 games. He had 127 passing completions with 212 attempts. He averaged 13.6 passing yards and had 18 touchdown throws. He was intercepted 11 times.

On the ground, Milyard rushed 59 times for a total of 127 yards and five touchdowns.

Milyard totaled 36 points.

The Kingston High School coaching staff earned Coaching Staff of the Year honors.

The Kingston Buccaneers coaches and players took the varsity football team to the 2A State Tournament for the first time in program history. The Bucs defeated the Washington Patriots 40-37 during a playoff home game Nov. 2.

The Bucs tied with the Vikings 5-2 in league play.

The Bucs’ state run ended in the first round of the tournament, losing Nov. 10 to the Sumner Spartans 26-9.

With Milyard leading the pack, other Bucs and Vikings earned first team offense and defense.

First team offense: Nick Tabanera, KHS, running back; J.T. Nettleton, NK, wide receiver; Mitch Adams, NK, tight end; Brandon Girkin, NK, offensive line; Connor Zook, KHS, offensive line.

First team defense: Zach Moss, NK, defensive line; Aaron Dickson, KHS, linebacker; Tyler Lee, NK, linebacker; Andrew Hecker, NK, secondary defensive; Mikole Hendricks, KHS, secondary defensive.

First team special team: Kyler Gracey, NK, kicker and punter.

Second team offense: Bobby Reece, KHS, quarterback; Greg Warns, NK, offensive line.

Second team defense: Tucker Burns, KHS, defensive line.

Second team special team: Colin Stone, KHS, kicker.

Honorable mentions from Kingston include: Austin Ashworth, Josh Pavloff, Dylan Montgomery, Henry English, Nathan Carlton, Andrew Monlux.

Honorable mentions from North Kitsap: Kyle North, Chris Robison, Landen Young, Bryant Rosenquist, Grant Loveless.

Oly League All-State football game nominations: AJ Milyard, NK, QB/DB; Kyler Gracey, NK, K/P.

— The selections were made by coaches and staff from the Olympic League.


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