All-Region football: Lincoln Victor, Union

first_img By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. (360) 735-4521 Tags Photo “It will be fun.”All-Region football teamQB Levi CrumJunior led Hawks to a 2A title repeat behind 3,800 yards passing and 52 TDs.RB Jojo Siofele, UnionSenior had breakout season at multiple positions, and memorable 4A title game. Finished with 19 touchdowns, nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards.RB Jack Mertens, Mountain View3A GSHL co-offensive MVP averaged 9.8 yards per carry (1,511 rushing yards) with 24 total TDs.WR Sawyer Racanelli, HockinsonJunior’s 100 season receptions ranks 5th all-time statewide. Also broke 2 title-game rushing TD records.WR Peyton Brammer, HockinsonTwo-way standout had at least one touchdown catch in all 12 games played (20 TDs, 1,018 yards).WR Luc Sturbelle, CamasA go-to receiver who averaged 15 yards per catch. Finished 740 yards and 10 touchdowns.OL Giovanny Rojo, UnionHelped paved way for offense that averaged 38 points per game in undefeated season.OL Rush Reimer, CamasBig, physical presence on a stacked and experienced Papermakers offensive line.OL Kobe Anderson, Mountain ViewThe 3A GSHL champions outscored opponents 42-7 and often had more than 450-plus yards of offense. That success starts up front.OL Takumi Veley, HockinsonExperience on the line started with Veley, who helped pave the way for the Hockinson offense.OL Dumitru Salagor, UnionThe TItans often dominated the line of scrimmage. Not much got past Union’s left tackle. ATH Tyler Flanagan, WoodlandDo-it-all senior made 100 tackles, accounted for 53 TDs and broke school’s 30-year rushing record as part of highlight-reel season.DL Marvin Barber, UnionPart of a fast, front-7 state champion defense that controlled the line of scrimmageDL Nathan Balderas, HockinsonDominant on both sides of the ball for two-time Class 2A state champs.DL Micah Baylous, SkyviewTwo-way all-4A GSHL pick helped Storm back to the 4A state playoffs.DL Andrew Remlinger, Mountain ViewFast, athletic, smart lineman helped the Thunder only allow 7.3 points per game.LB Brevan Bea, WashougalA dominant presence up the middle who averaged double digits in tackles per game and shut down opponents’ run game.LB Shane Jamison, CamasSenior impressed all year even when called upon to assisted elsewhere on offense.LB Brock Harrison, Ridgefield2A GSHL defensive MVP set the tone defensively for the Spudders.LB Tyler Summers, UnionTitans’ leading tackler at outside backer had a natural nose for the ball.DB Darien Chase, UnionOpposing QBs usually shed away from the Nebraska commit and 4A GSHL defensive MVP.DB Michael Bolds, Mountain ViewGreat speed, hips and hands helped make for a school-record nine interceptions.DB Cooper Barnum, SkyviewBig-time playmaker on Storm’s defense often kept big plays from happening.PK Andrew Boyle, CamasWas a touchback, field goal and point-after machine. Made three field goals and went 8 for 8 on PATs in one game. GO And where were plenty. Want abnormal? Victor dominated there, too. He describes one of his most memorable runs of his career from this season — a long touchdown run on third down against Skyline in a game that Union converted touchdowns on its first seven drives. A design run up the middle, Victor bounced to the edge, and turned the corner for 53 yards.Another player might’ve stepped out of bounds.Not Victor, who also had a 66-yard score on a similar design run earlier in the game.“I literally had nowhere to go but out,” he said.Victor shined most in the postseason and as Victor went, so did the Titans. In five postseason games, he completed 80 percent of his passes for 1,412 yards and 17 touchdowns.But Victor saved his best for last. He completed 19 of 24 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns in the 52-20 title-game win over Lake Stevens. The five touchdowns broke the 4A title-game record for touchdown passes in a game. Photo “Hard work doesn’t go unnoticed,” he continued. “When you dream of something and work hard for it, and put forth the effort for that one goal, success will come.”Success on the biggest stage, too. Want impressive? Victor specialized in it. He threw for more than 2,500 yards and 25 touchdowns, rushed for 805 yards and 10 touchdowns plus orchestrated game-winning drives and a made momentum-shifting difference at cornerback in the state semifinals.Throw or run, impacting every play and involving teammates every down is why Victor loves playing quarterback.“I love the pressure of dictating where the ball goes,” he said, “and what happens on that play every single down. I live for those kinds of moments.” What’s the best way to describe Lincoln Victor as a playmaker?Explosive? Yes. Dynamic? You bet. Athletic? No doubt.How about “Lightning”?Try typing “Lincoln Victor” into social media status update, and it’ll likely autocorrect to Lightning Victor.That’s 100 percent accurate in describing Union’s starting quarterback and The Columbian’s All-Region football player of the year, because Lightning Victor struck often during the Titans’ undefeated season.Days following the state title on a historic day for Southwest Washington football, Victor still cherishes the moments that led to Union’s 14-0 season capped with a 52-20 win over Lake Stevens in the 4A title game.“It’s truly something special,” he said. “We accomplished something greater than ourselves and greater than any other (football) team in Union history. Union quarterback Lincoln Victor drapes the flag of Hawaii around his shoulders. Victor was born in Hawaii and moved to Vancouver with his familly when he was a toddler. Amanda Cowan/The Columbian Photo Gallery Share: Share: All-Region football: Lincoln Victor, Union Hawaii native Victor was explosive for state champion Titans 2 Photos Receive latest stories and local news in your email: At a flashy 5 feet 9 and 168 pounds, quarterbacking a football team is all Victor’s ever known and knows last weekend’s championship game is his final game as a quarterback.The next stage is college football, where five programs are recruiting Victor at receiver and return specialist. He said he’ll make his college choice in February.Playing quarterback since age 5 taught him numerous intangibles that breaded success throughout his Union career.But leave no doubt: Lighting Victor will remain post-quarterback era.“I want to be able to showcase my ability and every single facet of my game in a different way,” VIctor said. “I know my hard work and love of the game will take me far. Union TitansVideo Meg Wochnick Columbian staff writer @MegWochnick By Meg Wochnick, Columbian staff writer Published: December 8, 2018, 8:00pm [email protected]last_img read more

Sajith ready to face secret vote in UNP

With the date for the Presidential election expected to be announced soon, Premadasa said the UNP needs to show more urgency in announcing its Presidential candidate. United National Party (UNP) Deputy Leader Sajith Premadasa today announced that he is prepared to face a secret vote in the UNP for the party to decide on the Presidential candidate of the United National Front (UNF).Addressing a special media conference today, Premadasa called for the UNP Parliamentary Group and Working Committee to meet and decide on the Presidential candidate. Premadasa said that he had written to UNP Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday and expressed his views on the election. He said that he will follow the democratic process in the party for the party to decide on the most suitable candidate to contest the election.Premadasa also said that he has had talks with the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) and others to obtain their support at the election. He said that he has already announced his intention to contest the election and if there are others in the party who are keen to contest then they must be named. read more