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High School Sports Blog

The latest news and analysis on high-school sports around the Seattle area

February 9, 2015 at 1:08 PM

National Football Foundation awards scholarships

Eight scholarships were awarded Sunday at the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet. For the past 49 years the foundation recognizes athletes from King and Kitsap counties.

Scholarships are awarded to eight high school players, four each to linemen and backs. This season’s winners are David Emanuels from Mercer Island and Ben Josie from Kennedy Catholic.

Here is the complete list of finalists:

Backs

Davidson Emanuels     Mercer Island High School   Coach Brett Ogata
Ryan Fransen                 King’s High School              Coach Jim Shapiro
Sam McPherson            Bothell High School            Coach Tom Bainter
Eric Smith                       Newport High School        Coach Drew Oliver

Linemen
Ben Josie                         Kennedy Catholic High School Coach Bob Brougette
Quinn Magaendanz       Liberty High School                 Coach Steve Valich
Michael Milcarek            Inglemoor High School          Coach  DJ Baddeley
Calvin Throckmorton      Newport High School            Coach Drew Oliver

More on the two winners from the NFF:

– This years winner  in the back category is Davidson Emanuels of Mercer Island.  A 4.0 student with a 2350 SAT, number one in his class ranking. the last 2 years all classes were AP.  Also Seattle Times All-Area LB, All State 3A and nominated to the state all star football game. WENDY’S Heisman nominee. WIAA player of the week.
– The winner in the Line category is Ben Josie of Kennedy High School.  A 3.97 SAT 2070.  Ben was also a two way all League selection his JR and SR years and All State his Sr. year, nominated to the all state game.

The NFF also recognizes an organization or person that exemplifies the principles of love and dedication to football, as well as leadership. This year, the NFF recognized the football teams from Marysville-Pilchuck and Oak Harbor high schools.

Eastside Catholic and its head coach Jeremy Thielbahr, as well as Bothell and its head coach Tom Bainter, were also recognized as state champions.

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