Winslow Bulldogs dominate 3A North All-Region Offense/Defense team selections
The 3A North All Regional Offensive and Defensive Teams has been announced by the region. As might be expected, the Winslow Bulldogs football team reaped an impressive collection of all 3A North Region honors. Those honors included the Coach of the Year and both the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year awards.
Four more Bulldogs were named to both the Offensive and Defensive All Region Teams and two more received Honorable Mentions for each of those teams.
It was not surprising that the Bulldogs gleaned an impressive number of such honors as they were the only team undefeated in regional play and the only one to win a playoff game. In fact, the most closely contested loss in the playoffs by a team from the region was Winslow's 35-28 defeat by Show Low.
The 3A North Region did produce some quality athletes and many are on the All Region Team.
Winslow Coach Rusty Robertson was named the 3A North Region Coach of the Year as his Bulldogs cruised through the region undefeated and ended their season with an impressive 11-2 record after being ousted in the quarterfinals of the 3A Conference Playoffs.
Winslow junior quarterback Kraig Shirley was named the 3A North Region Offensive Player of the Year. He was joined by four more players named to the All Region Offensive Team and two more who received Honorable Mentions for that team.
Winslow senior Ty Hancock was named the 3A North Region Defensive Player of the Year. Winslow had four more players named to the All Region Defensive Team and two more received Honorable Mentions.
Also named to the All 3A North Region Offensive Team from Winslow were junior running back Chayse Russell, senior offensive lineman Ty Hancock, and senior wide receivers Tevin Renfro and Anthony Huerta.
Receiving Honorable Mention from Winslow were senior Levi Smith and junior Wendell Carter.
Others named to the 3A North Region Offensive Team included senior offensive lineman Cody Goklish.
Also honored was junior running back Ilacian Johnson of Holbrook, Monument Valley senior quarterback Jonathan Delmar and offensive lineman Michael Williams, senior running back Travis James of Ganado, sophomore running back Josh Pablo of Window Rock, sophomore running back Alex Brown of Chinle and senior offensive lineman Zack Curley of Tuba City.
Senior safety Tevin Renfro, senior defensive lineman Eric Sadler, junior linebacker Wendell Carter and junior defensive back Kraig Shirley were named to the All 3A North Region Defensive Team. Juniors Rhett Hardy and Jevon Estelle received Honorable Mention for their defensive play.
Other members of the All 3A North Region Defensive Team included seniors from Holbrook defensive back Marcus Castillo, defensive lineman Tony Begay and defensive end Robert Jager, from Monument Valley junior defensive back Dakota Kay and senior linebacker Cody Berry, from Window Rock senior defensive tackle Derek Natonabah, from Ganado senior linebacker Dwight Bia and from Tuba City senior linebacker Lethaniel Roanhorse.
Other Honorable Mention offensive players included Holbrook seniors A. J. Aragon and Trent Holmes, Chinle seniors Nate Jones and Zach Begay, Tuba City seniors Lethaniel Roanhorse and Quinn Honanie, Ganado juniors Marcus Begay and Christian Todachine and from Window Rock senior Byron Samson and sophomore Ty Wauneka.
Other Honorable Mention defensive players included Ganado seniors Jayson Bayal and Ty Torvia, Holbrook sophomores Ryan Baldanado and Caleb Layden, from Chinle junior Kalani Simeona and Nathan Tsosie for whom no class was listed, from Window Rock senior Jared Brown and junior Shelby Tulley, from Monument Valley junior Kameron Isaac and senior Kendrick Kescoli and from Tuba City senior Loren Nez and junior Jeffrey Begay.