Bird named to first all-northwest conference team

Published on Wed, Dec 1, 2010 by By Jerry Huls

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Even as the cold weather ushers basketball season in, the Northwest Conference (NWC) released its football post-season rewards. Joining Lynden’ s Josh Kraght, the NWC Most Valuable Player, will be Blaine’s Todd Bird.

Bird, who posted gaudy numbers from three different offensive positions had more than 1,000 yards receiving, was named NWC first team wide receiver.

In addition, Bird has been nominated to play in the All-State game this summer. Blaine’s Caleb Statham represented the Borderites last season at the game.

Tyler Chau was named to the second team at the linebacker position and Andrew Price, whose season was cut short by injury, was named as the second team tight end.

In the quarterback-centric NWC, Borderites’ quarterback Sean Allen, who finished the season shattering every important school passing record, throwing for more than 2,000 yards and 29 touchdowns, had to settle for an honorable mention, behind Kraght and Anacortes junior Cody Culp. This was despite outplaying Culp in their head-to-head meeting.

Other Borderites getting honorable mention were receiver Andrew Miller, who also had more than 1,000 yards receiving, Caleb Johnson at linebacker, who received the grizzly concussion against Mount Baker, Cliff Crews, Eddie Avena, James Fakkema, Jesse Niewendorp, Mario Gobbato, Matt Doll, Parker Wallace, Todd Freeman, Jesse Antczak and Tas Scanlan.