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The Mirror's 2011 All-City Football Team

Jefferson senior quarterback K.W. Williams ran and threw for over 1,000 yards and accounted for 26 touchdowns in leading the Raiders into the postseason for the first time since the school opened in 1968. Williams was also an all-league defensive back. - File photo
Jefferson senior quarterback K.W. Williams ran and threw for over 1,000 yards and accounted for 26 touchdowns in leading the Raiders into the postseason for the first time since the school opened in 1968. Williams was also an all-league defensive back.
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OFFENSE

Quarterback

K.W. Williams, Jefferson

The senior had a monster season for the Raiders and was key to leading TJ into the postseason for the first time in the school’s history. Williams led the entire South Puget Sound League in rushing yards with 1,282 yards during the nine league games.

Williams was the first-team, All-SPSL North quarterback and the division’s offensive back of the year. He also became the third quarterback in SPSL history to rush for 1,000 yards and throw for 1,000 yards during the season. He finished with 1,111 yards with 11 touchdowns. In total, he accounted for 26 touchdowns in nine games.

Williams’ best statistical game came during a win over Kent-Meridian. He finished with 200 yards on the ground and a pair of touchdowns and also passed for 242 yards and three touchdowns.

 

Running Back

D.J. May, Federal Way

The senior had another impressive season for the Eagles. May helped Federal Way finish 10-0 during the regular season before losing to Eastlake in the opening round of the state playoffs.

On the season, May tallied 1,288 yards on just 123 carries, including 21 for touchdowns despite missing two games because of a rib injury. He was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection for the second year in a row and will play college football next year. He received an offer from Idaho last week.

As a junior, May finished the season with 1,310 yards with 11 touchdowns on the ground and two more receiving.

“He works really hard,” Federal Way head coach John Meagher said. “He is an extremely hard worker and isn’t your normal high school kid. He is physically gifted, but trains himself hard. He watches what he eats and is special in his preparation and that makes a difference in the strength department.”

Shawn Prigget, Beamer

The Titan senior had an impressive season despite the team not winning many ballgames.

Prigget finished fourth in the SPSL South with 774 yards rushing during the regular season. He also had six touchdowns and returned kicks for the Titans. His best game came against Spanaway Lake when he ran for 197 yards on 19 carries. He also finished with 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a loss to Rogers. He was a second-team, All-SPSL South selection.


Wide Receiver

Willie Roach, Beamer

The senior has prototypical wide receiver size at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds. He was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after catching 37 passes for 623 yards and five touchdowns. Roach’s best game came in a loss to Bethel, when he caught four passes for 74 yards and two touchdowns.

Mike Tate, Federal Way

The junior will be a big-time recruit next season after another solid year for the Eagles. The 6-foot, 175-pounder didn’t have eye-popping numbers. He finished with nearly 300 yards receiving and three touchdown catches, but constantly required double teams.

Michael Klavuhn, Decatur

The senior was a big-time playmaker for the Gators and finished with 29 catches for 462 yards. Klavuhn also caught eight touchdown passes and was a second-team, All-SPSL 3A selection at wide receiver.

“All he did was make plays,” said Decatur head coach Leon Hatch.

Gunner Sonnenfeld,       Jefferson

The TJ senior led the Raiders with 27 catches for 441 yards and three touchdowns this season. He was a second-team, All-SPSL North wide receiver after playing tight end last year. Sonnenfeld had a pair of 100-plus yard receiving games.

 

Offensive Line

Jefferson Aumua, Jefferson

The massive Aumua paved the way for Williams’ big season on the ground and in the air. The 6-foot-3, 350-pounder was a first-team, All-SPSL North selection.

Uso Olive, Federal Way

The 305-pound Olive was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after opening huge holes for May to run through. Olive has already made a verbal commitment to play next season at Portland State University.

Albert Havili, Federal Way

Like Olive, the Eagle junior was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection by the league’s coaches. Havili will be back next season opening holes for freshman phenom running back Chico McClatcher.

Faauiga Taala, Federal Way

The 5-foot-10, 250-pounder was a second-team, All-SPSL North pick and helped the Eagles finish second in the SPSL South in rushing offense with 260.2 yards per game.

“He is a beast,” Meagher said. “He was our center and was great for us all year.”

Kyle Gleed, Decatur

The 275-pound junior tackle was a second-team, All-SPSL 3A selection and was the Gators’ top offensive lineman during their season. Gleed is also a talented heavyweight wrestler for the Gators.

 

DEFENSE

Linebackers

Jordan Pulu, Federal Way

The senior was a first-team, preseason all-state selection and didn’t disappoint. The 6-foot-3, 235-pound middle linebacker was a beast in the middle for the Eagles’ defense and will play next fall at Washington State University. Pulu was named the SPSL South Division’s Linebacker of the Year by the coaches.

Pulu led Federal Way in tackles with 61 in nine SPSL games for an average of 6.8 a game. He had 50 solo tackles and a high game of 10.5. Pulu broke his ankle during the Eagles’ playoff opening win over Snohomish and was held off the field during their state loss to Eastlake.

Rod Jones, Federal Way

The junior was one-third of the Eagles’ amazing linebacking corps. The 6-foot-2, 235-pounder was a second-team, All-SPSL South selection by the league’s coaches. According to Meagher, Jones will, most likely, be a Division-I recruit next season.

“Our defense was the strength of our team and the linebackers were the key reason,” he said.

Albert Havili, Federal Way

The 6-foot-2, 232-pounder also patrolled the middle of the defense for the Eagles and was a first-team, All-SPSL South Division selection. Havili should be a preseason, all-state selection next year and, like Pulu, should sign a Division-I scholarship during his senior season.

“Albert Havili is a flat-out stud,” Meagher said. “He will be the best linebacker we have ever had by the time he is done next year.”

Gunner Sonnenfeld, Jefferson

The senior was a second-team, All-SPSL North selection at linebacker for the Raiders. Sonnenfeld finished the regular season with 53 total tackles for an average of 7.5 a game. Jefferson finished the season allowing opponents 22.3 points a game, which was fourth in the SPSL North.

Connor Schilling, Decatur

The senior was the Gators’ leading tackler this season and was an honorable mention All-SPSL 3A selection. Schilling finished with 56 tackles and one sack.

“He should have been first- or second-team, but Lakes had five (linebackers) make it,” Hatch said.

 

Defensive Line

Tim Luafatasaga, Jefferson

The senior led the SPSL North in tackles during the regular season with 76 total in nine games, averaging 8.4 a game. His season-high was 12.5. But that’s not all. The 6-foot-3, 240-pounder also led the entire SPSL in tackles for a loss with 18 in nine games and was third in the North in sacks with 4.5 for the Raiders.

Luafatasaga was also a first-team, All-SPSL North selection by the league’s coaches at defensive line after leading TJ into the playoffs.

Uso Olive, Federal Way

The Portland State-commit might be the strongest player in the state of Washington. The 6-foot, 310-pound Olive can bench press 455 pounds and can toss away opposing offensive lineman like flies.

The senior finished third in the SPSL South in tackles for loss with 12 during the regular season. Olive’s presence in the middle of the Eagle defense helped Federal Way give up just 11.7 points a game, which was far-and-away the best in the SPSL.

Faauiga Taala, Federal Way

The senior was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after a stellar season for the Eagles. Faauiga clogged the middle of the line and helped Federal Way lead the SPSL in rushing defense. The Eagles gave up just 64.2 yards on the ground during the season, which was nearly 80 yards better than the second-place team from the SPSL South, Curtis.

Armontae Bell, Decatur

The 5-foot-11, 255-pound senior was the Gators’ only first-team, All-SPSL 3A selection this season. He clogged up the defensive line, allowing Decatur’s linebackers and other players to make plays. Bell finished with 25 tackles and one sack and was nominated for the All-State Game.

 

Defensive Backs

D’Londo Tucker, Federal Way

The junior was a first-team, All-SPSL selection at defensive back after having three interceptions for the Eagles, including one returned for a touchdown. Tucker was also Federal Way’s quarterback on offense.

J.J. McNeal, Federal Way

The junior was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection and was the Eagles’ surest tackler in the defensive backfield.

“His numbers weren’t eye popping, but if you saw him in action at all, you know his peed and tackling abilities,” Meagher said. “We moved him from corner, his natural position, to free safety because he’s such a strong tackler.”

K.W. Williams, Jefferson

Williams was not only named the Offensive Back of the Year for the Raiders, but was also a first-team, All-SPSL North defensive back. Williams finished with three interceptions on the season and was also used as a run stopper on the edge.

Kevin Young, Decatur

The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder was the definition of a shutdown corner for the Gators this season and was a second-team, All-SPSL 3A selection.

“He is the best corner I’ve coached,” said Hatch. “He is just a natural.

Young earned the starting nod as sophomore when Hatch saw him play a JV game and didn’t give up a catch.

“He’s been starting ever since,” he said.

Curtis Havili, Decatur

The 6-foot, 190-pounder was a thumper for the Gators from his free safety position. Havili finished with 39.5 tackles and was a second-team, All-SPSL 3A selection.

 

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