2A HONORS: Bobcats roll out all-state awards; Meadows’ Gosse named Offensive POY

White Pine’s football team fell one win short in 2011 of the program’s first state title since 1968.

The Bobcats still managed plenty of hardware on the Class 2A all-state team.

White Pine’s Paul Bingham was named 2A State Coach of the Year after taking the Bobcats to an 11-1 record, including a 7-0 mark in the 2A Southern League.

White Pine senior center and defensive tackle Christopher Hibbs was named Lineman of the Year.

Offensive Player of the Year went to The Meadows senior quarterback Garrett Gosse, who passed for 2,700 yards and 32 touchdowns to lead the Mustangs (8-3) to a second-place finish in league and the 2A state semifinals.

Class 2A state champion Pershing County (11-1) took home Most Valuable Player in senior running back/safety Marcus Tippens and Defensive Player of the Year in senior linebacker Brian Smokey.

Class 2A All-State
First Team
QB–Josh Ashby, White Pine. RB–Devante Valencia, White Pine; Jacob Flores, Pershing County; Sam Monahan, Yerington. WR–Kyle Bryant, Battle Mountain; Levi Valdez, White Pine; Max Newman, The Meadows. TE–Andrew Skeen, Pershing County. OL–Cole Arnett, Pershing County; Dallin Pearson, Lincoln County; Tugi Cordova, Battle Mountain; Steven Shigley, Calvary Chapel; Lucas Diarte, Pershing County. K–Corbin Cliften, Yerington. KR–Valencia, White Pine.

DL–Cordova, Battle Mountain; Adrian Huling, Agassi Prep; Skeen, Pershing County; Shigley, Calvary Chapel; Tyler Boyce, Pershing County. LB–Jared Adams, Yerington; Clay Mauro, White Pine; Dillon Wanner, Pershing County; Torrey Mayes, The Meadows; Rowdy Wachsmuth, Yerington. DB–Trevor Van Kempen, Mountain View; Sergio Gonzalez, Pershing County; Valencia, White Pine; Romero Ramirez, Yerington. P–Brandon Steinmeyer, Incline.
Second Team
QB–Patrick Murray, Incline. RB–Jared Jensen, Pershing County; Matt Larson, Mountain View; Valdez, White Pine. WR–Richard Lee, The Meadows; Jordan Wright, Incline. OL–Huling, Agassi Prep; Jared Hopper, The Meadows; Jared Taylor Mountain View; Michael Snider, Yerington; Buster Fenley, North Tahoe; Bobby Thoms, Incline. K–Kemp, Agassi Prep. KR–Bryant, Battle Mountain.
DL–Dyllon Cluff, Lincoln County; Taylor, Mountain View; K.O. Burt, Yerington; Deshonne Patterson, Rite of Passage. LB–Josh Killam, Mountain View; Dallin Pearson, Lincoln County; Monahan, Yerington; Jensen, Pershing County. DB–Kemp, Agassi Prep; Newman, The Meadows; Jayce Ragland, Battle Mountain; Christian Hazel, Yerington. P–Logan Christie, Mountain View.
Most Valuable Player—Marcus Tippens, Pershing County.
Offensive Player of the Year—Garrett Gosse, The Meadows.
Defensive Player of the Year—Brian Smokey, Pershing County.
Lineman of the Year—Christopher Hibbs, White Pine.
Coach of the Year—Paul Bingham, White Pine.