FOOTBALL: McClatcher, Curran named to Class 4A All-State Team

Federal Way senior Keenan Curran (2) and junior Chico McClatcher were named first-team, All-State by the Associated Press. Curran as a safety and McClatcher as a running back and kick returner.  - Rick Edelman, For the Mirror
Federal Way senior Keenan Curran (2) and junior Chico McClatcher were named first-team, All-State by the Associated Press. Curran as a safety and McClatcher as a running back and kick returner.
— image credit: Rick Edelman, For the Mirror

A pair of Federal Way High School football players capped their seasons by being named to the Associated Press' 2013 Washington All-State first-team last week.

Junior Chico McClatcher was voted as a first-team running back, as well as all-purpose/returner and senior Keenan Curran was a first-team defensive back. The two players led the Eagles to the state semifinals for the first time since 1976 before losing in the final four to eventual-champ Chiawana.

The 5-foot-8, 170-pound McClatcher is already 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.

As a running back, 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.

He was also the most dangers return man in the state, despite a limited amount of attempts because teams always kicked away from him. McClatcher returned two kickoffs for touchdowns during the season.

Curran led the entire SPSL in interceptions with six from his safety position. 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.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder was also the Eagles' starting quarterback, throwing for 646 yards and six touchdowns during the regular season, which even included 342 in one game. Curran also racked up 1,516 yards rushing and 16 touchdowns to finish with 2,162 yards of total offense.


All-Classifications player of the year: Budda Baker, Bellevue


Player of the year: Reilly Hennessey, Camas.



Quarterback: Reilly Hennessey, sr., Camas.

Running backs: Chico McClatcher, jr., Federal Way; Clifton Lozano, sr., Chiawana; Conner Baumann, sr., Newport.

Wide receivers: Zach Eagle, sr., Camas; Deion Singleton, sr., Chiawana.

Tight end: Henderson Belk, sr., Kamiak.

Offensive line: Chandler Newell, sr., Chiawana; Drew Clarkson, sr., Camas; Jose Jimenez, sr., Eisenhower; Andreas Dillard, sr., Woodinville; Foster Sarell, fr., Graham-Kapowsin.


Defensive line: Mark DeRuyter, sr., Chiawana; Josh Wright, sr., Skyline; Jesse Nickens, jr., Davis; Evan Miksch, sr., Lake Stevens.

Linebackers: Alex Weber, sr., Chiawana; Michael DiGenova, sr., Camas; Tristan Brock, jr., Mount Vernon; Jackson Lewis, jr., Davis.

Defensive backs: Keenan Curran, sr., Federal Way; Deion Singleton, sr., Chiawana; Mitch Fettig, sr., Olympia; Andrew Schwieterman, sr., Central Kitsap.

Special Teams

Placekicker: Garrett King, jr., Wenatchee.

Punter: Josh Smith, sr., Cascade.

All-purpose/returner: Chico McClatcher, jr., Federal Way.

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