Chugiak's Pegues earns top football honors
Chugiak High senior Kenny Pegues was named 2013 Lineman of the Year.
Pegues also earned first-team honors at offensive guard and defensive line.
Chugiak’s Gabe Mingledorff was a first-team selection at running back and a second-team pick as a kick returner. The Mustangs’ Charley Pappas (center) was also a first-team selection.
Chugiak’s Jake Brownlee earned second-team honors at tackle.
Eagle River’s Ed Hall was named to the second team as a running back.
Large-schools head coaches made the selections.
2013 All-state football team
Quarterbacks — First team: Bryce Niver, Colony; C.J. Toomer, Service; Second team: Charles Suddoth, West Valley; Tyrone Davis, West.
Running backs — First team: James Nisbett, Palmer; Chris Seminario, Lathrop; Gabe Mingledorff, Chugiak; Lui Faamasino, West. Second team: Devin Otto, Wasilla; Fischer Summers, Colony; Edress Irving, Bartlett; Ed Hall, Eagle River; Justice Augafa, South.
Receivers — First team: Daniel Bilafer, Colony; Cash McGregor, Wasilla; Leroy Elliott, West; Marquez Buster, Dimond. Second team: Derek O’Neal, Lathrop; Dv’nn Cooks, West Valley; Isaiah Dawkins, Wasilla; Nashon Fromm, Service; Armend Aliju, Service.
Tight end — First team: Alan Devoe, South; Second team: Terrell Ford, Lathrop.
Center — First team: Charley Pappas, Chugiak; Adam Christiansen, Palmer. Second team: Ian Mackenzie, Colony; Rhoddie West, West Valley.
Guard — First team: Kenny Pegues, Chugiak; Tevita Fehoko, West. Second team: Tobbie Zook, Colony; Caleb Deemer, Palmer; Logan Dille, Lathrop.
Tackle — First team: Chris Feero, West; Tarini Tosi, East; John Widmar, South; Nick Benshetler, Palmer. Second team: Zackary Wall, West Valley; Charming Launiuvao, Dimond; Jake Brownlee, Chugiak; Hekili Fomai, Service.
Defensive line — First team: D.J. Mutini, Colony; Brian Thompson, Palmer; Archie Lemana, Bartlett; Kenny Pegues, Chugiak; Isaiah Pili, Dimond; P. J. Seui, West. Second team: Noah Spencer, Colony; Jeremiah Webb, Lathrop; Jacob Vinton, West Valley; Trusty Sigmon, West Valley; Quace Wright, Wasilla; Isaac Terry, East; Mervin Taha, South.
Linebackers — First team: Ben Aumavae, Palmer; J.J. Tito, Bartlett; J.J. Tanuvasa, Dimond; Tevita Dave Tuilimu, West; Levi Hansen, Service. Second team: Marcus Brown, Lathrop; Ihro Raguindin, Service; Riley Fredrickson, Colony; Miles Cullenberg, Colony; Cody Well, Palmer; Sam Cook, South.
Defensive backs — First team: Cash McGregor, Wasilla; Marquise Rayford, West; Alec Valdez, South. Second team: Vincent Aumavae, Palmer; Nathan Barnett, Lathrop; Nyeem Johnson, Service.
Kickers — First team: Daniel Bilafer, Colony; Second team: Eyob Imlach, South.
Punters — First team: Yann Andrew, East. Second team: Fischer Summers, Colony.
Kick returners — First team: Chris Seminario, Lathrop. Second team: Gabe Mingledorff, Chugiak.
Long snappers — First team: Tanner Hongslo, Wasilla; Rhys Sands, Service.
Offensive player of the year: Leroy Elliott, West
Defensive player of the year: Cash McGregor, Wasilla
Lineman of the year: Kenny Pegues, Chugiak
Utility player of the year: Leroy Elliott, West
Coach of the year: Tim Davis, West
Assistant coach of the year: Luke Balash, Lathrop
Lynx edge Eagle River
Eagle River’s Cat Papasodora fired a match-high 292, but Dimond came away with a narrow win 3,262-3,203 on Friday Nov. 1.
Tristan Henderson fired a 287 for the Wolves.
South downs Chugiak
Chugiak’s Delaney Hawkins’s 289 tied the match high score, but South edged the Mustangs 3,272-3,103.