Four make all-state first teams

Several area football players received all-state accolades, including two first-team selections from Crater's defense and a Phoenix player who was honored on both sides of the ball.

Voting was done by coaches in the Class 6A, 5A and 4A divisions.

On the Class 5A list, Crater seniors Mike Bishop, a lineman, and Ryan Sonday, a defensive back, made the first team. Bishop was the defensive player of the year in the Southern Sky Conference.

Phoenix's Skyler Reagan was a first-team choice on defense and a second-team pick on offense at 4A. The senior led the Pirates in all receiving categories, with 46 catches, 710 yards and five touchdowns. He had two interceptions.

In 6A, South Medford senior Josh Milhollin was first-team punter. He averaged 39 yards per kick, the second best in school history.

Sheldon quarterback Jordan Johnson was 6A offensive player of the year, and the Irish's Marty Johnson was coach of the year.

Crater had three players earn honorable mention. Offensively, senior wide receiver Christian Massey and senior tackle Zach Zelecki did so, as did senior linebacker Chad Johnson on defense.

Phoenix had another second-team choice in senior defensive lineman Brendan Hurd. Honorable mention went to senior defenders Joey Arena, a lineman, and Brett Carder, a linebacker.

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