The Lower Columbia region has cornered the market on Player of the Year honors for the 2017 football season.
Of the six schools in the region (Astoria, Seaside, Warrenton, Knappa, Ilwaco, Naselle), four can claim MVP awards for their team.
The latest honor goes to Naselle running back and defensive lineman Erik Lund, who was named the Class 1B Coastal League Player of the Year.
Naselle linebacker Vince Fauver won the defensive MVP, and Comet Cole Dorman was the all-league quarterback, as the Comets dominated their league and reached the state quarterfinals.
Lund joins Seaside’s Alex Teubner, Knappa’s Kaleb Miller and Ilwaco’s Brandon McMullen, who were all named offensive players of the year in their respective leagues and levels.
In addition, Naselle offensive lineman Carson Bergeson was selected all-league, along with both Naselle receivers, Josh Townsen and Jacob Eaton. Defensive end Nick Gaines, defensive back Antonio Nolan, and kicker Ethan Lindstrom all made all-league.