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Mirror's 2013 All-City Football Team

Federal Way junior Chico McClatcher had a huge season for the Eagles, rushing for 1,622 yards. He also had 700 yards receiving and scored a grand total of 32 touchdowns and led Federal Way into the state semifinals for the first time since 1976.  - Casey Olson/The Mirror
Federal Way junior Chico McClatcher had a huge season for the Eagles, rushing for 1,622 yards. He also had 700 yards receiving and scored a grand total of 32 touchdowns and led Federal Way into the state semifinals for the first time since 1976.
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All-City Offense

QB — Keenan Curran, Federal Way

RB — Isaiah Diggs, Decatur

RB — Brody Martinez, TBeamer

RB — Zach Grayson, Jefferson

RB — Chico McClatcher, Federal Way

WR — Phillip Cuadros, Jefferson

TE — Joshua Coleman, Jefferson

OL — Jay-Tee Tiuli, Federal Way

OL — David Nelson, Decatur

OL — Nathaniel Pardo, Jefferson

OL — David Tiumalu, Federal Way

OL — Colton Thrasher, TBeamer

OL — Austin Reibman, Federal Way

All-City Defense

DL — Chris Fa’amalele, TBeamer

DL — Jay-Tee Tiuli, Federal Way

LB — David Tiumalu, Federal Way

LB —  Jared Pulu, Federal Way

LB — Chris Tuiasosopo, Federal Way

LB — Justin Madden, Jefferson

LB — Josiah Goulding, Decatur

LB — Cody Rousseau, TBeamer

DB — Lonyae Jones, Jefferson

DB — Chico McClatcher, Federal Way

DB — Keenan Curran, Federal Way

DB — Khalil Howse, Federal Way

DB — Marcus Schimmelfennig, TB


Quarterback

Keenan Curran, Federal Way — The senior wasn’t the prototypical pocket passer for the Eagles.

He threw for just 646 yards and six touchdowns during the regular season, which even included 342 in one game.

But Curran racked up 1,516 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns to finish with 2,162 yards of total offense.

More importantly, Curran’s leadership led the Eagles into the Class 4A state semifinals for the first time since 1976 with 11 victories.

Running back

Chico McClatcher, Federal Way — There’s not much more to say about McClatcher than has already been said about the junior. The 5-foot-8, 170-pounder is one of the top recruits on the West Coast and, when it’s all said and done, will have full-ride, scholarship offers from every major school in the Pac-12, along with other national power programs. McClatcher already has offers from college programs like Washington, Washington State, Utah, UCLA, Boise State and Arizona State.

McClatcher ran for 1,622 yards, had 700 yards receiving and scored a grand total of 32 touchdowns. He was the SPSL South Player of the Year and a first-team, All-State selection.

Isaiah Diggs, Decatur — The junior was a first-team, All-SPSL 3A selection by the league’s coaches after an impressive all-around season for the Gators, who won just one game.

Diggs was Decatur’s leading rusher and leading pass catcher. To illustrate Diggs’ flexibility, the 140-pounder finished with 108 yards on 10 carries and also caught five passes for 101 yards.

Brody Martinez, Beamer — The junior had a humongous season for the Titans, who finished 4-6. In eight regular season SPSL South games, Martinez rushed for 1,164 yards and 12 touchdowns on just 148 carries. He averaged 145.5 yards a game and nearly eight yards a carry. The 5-foot-10, 187-pounder had his best game during a loss to division champion Graham-Kapowsin. Martinez ran the ball 20 times for 249 yards and a touchdown. It was the final game of a three-game stretch where Martinez ran for 638 yards and six TDs.

Zach Grayson, Jefferson — The 6-foot-2, 200-pound runner proved to be one of the most bruising backs in the SPSL North this season. Grayson, who is one of the better rugby players in the state, ran for 1,104 during the regular season and scored six touchdowns. He had a pair of 200-yard games against Beamer and Kentridge.

Wide receiver

Phillip Cuadros, Jefferson — In a year that was dominated by running backs at the four Federal Way schools, Cuadros was the best of the wide receivers. The senior was a second-team, All-SPSL North selection by the league’s coaches.

Tight end

Joshua Coleman, Jefferson — The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder was the definition of a dual-threat tight end for the Raiders. Coleman could catch passes and was also a capable blocker. He was named the first-team, All-SPSL North Division tight end by the league’s coaches.

Offensive line

Jay-Tee Tiuli — The tackle was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection as both an offensive and defensive lineman. The 295-pounder opened huge holes for Curran and McClatcher all season and helped the duo rush for well over 3,000 yards.

David Nelson, Decatur — The Gators’ center proved to be Decatur’s top offensive lineman during the season, opening holes for Diggs. The senior was a first-team, All-SPSL 3A selection by the league’s coaches.

Nathaniel Pardo, Jefferson — Pardo was a first-team, All-SPSL North selection and allowed junior Zach Grayson to rush for over 1,000 yards. The 6-foot-2, 280-pounder is a senior.

David Tiumalu, Federal Way — The junior was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after opening holes for Curran and McClatcher. Tiumalu will anchor the Eagles’ line next season.

Colton Thrasher, Beamer — The 6-foot-2, 300-pound senior was a second-team, All-SPSL South pick and allowed Martinez to finish fourth in the SPSL South in rushing yards.

Austin Reibman, Federal Way — The senior was an unsung hero on the line for the Eagles this season. But his teammates voted the 6-foot-1, 235-pounder the offensive lineman of the year.

“That is saying something, considering both Jay-Tee and David were first-team, all-league,” head coach John Meagher said.

 

Defense

Defensive line

Chris Fa’amalele, Beamer — The junior was a second-team, All-SPSL South selection after an impressive season for the Titans. The 5-foot-11, 245-pounder was fourth in the SPSL South with eight tackles for a loss with eight in nine games.

Jay-Tee Tiuli, Federal Way — The monstrous Tiuli was a huge force for the Eagles in the middle of their defense. The 6-foot-3, 295-pounder finished with four sacks to lead Federal Way. He was also a first-team, All-SPSL South selection by the league’s coaches.

Linebackers

David Tiumalu, Federal Way — The 6-foot, 245-pounder was a first-team, All-SPSL South selection after an impressive junior season for Federal Way. Tiumalu will be back in the middle of the Eagle defense next year, along with fellow linebackers Jared Pulu and Chris Tuiasosopo.

Jared Pulu, Federal Way — The junior played in only five games for the Eagles this season because of a shoulder injury, but his impact was huge. The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder was a wrecking crew during Federal Way’s postseason run, making big hit after big hit. Pulu should be a very highly-recruited linebacker next season.

Chris Tuiasosopo, Federal Way — The transfer from California was also hampered for the entire regular season because of a knee injury. But, like Pulu, came back in time to lead the Federal Way defense in the playoffs. Tuiasosopo connected on some huge hits on running backs, helping the Eagles into the state semifinals for the first time since 1976.

Justin Madden, Jefferson — The Raider linebacker helped TJ finish as the best scoring defense in the SPSL. The Raiders gave up just 14.6 points a game and also led the entire league in fewest passing yards a game, 74.0.

Madden finished fourth in the SPSL North in tackles with 72.5 in nine league games with a high of 14. He was also second in tackles for loss with 12. Madden was a second-team, All-SPSL North selection.

Josiah Goulding, Decatur — The 6-foot-1, 235-pound senior was one of the bright spots for the Gators’ defense this season. One of Goulding’s best game’s came during a loss to Battle Ground early in the season when he finished with 12 tackles and a half sack for Decatur.

Cody Rousseau, Beamer — The undersized senior linebacker led the SPSL South in tackles during the regular season with 84.5, including 71 solo tackles, in nine games. Rousseau, a 6-foot, 177-pounder, was a second-team, All-SPSL South selection by the league’s coaches.

Defensive backs

Lonyae Jones, Jefferson — The junior led the SPSL North with five interceptions during the regular season. Jones was also voted first-team, All-SPSL North by the league’s coaches.

Chico McClatcher, Federal Way — Although McClatcher gets a lot of press on the offensive side of the ball, he was also the best cornerback in the SPSL. He finished with four interceptions and returned three of them for touchdowns, including one during the Eagles’ state semifinal loss to Chiawana.

Keenan Curran, Federal Way — The senior led the entire SPSL in interceptions with six and is a first-team, All-State selection as a safety. Curran will play defensive back at a Division I college next fall on a full-ride. He already has offers from Air Force, Army, Idaho, San Jose State, Wyoming and Yale. The one-on-one coverage by McClatcher and Howse allowed Curran to roam free in centerfield for the Eagles’ defense.

Khalil Howse, Federal Way — Teams tried to pick on Howse all season long because of McClatcher’s presence on the other side of the field. But the 5-foot-7 Howse was more than up to the challenge, breaking up countless passes. He also had two huge interceptions during the Eagles’ playoff run.

Marcus Schimmelfennig, Beamer — The senior was a first-team, All-SPSL South by the league’s coaches. The 5-foot-7, 170-pounder was one of the better cover corners in the SPSL.

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