Saturday, December 2, 2006
By BEN MCCARTY
News staff writer
November 11, 2006
Even though they did not make the playoffs, the Hood River Valley Eagles showed that they could compete with some of the larger schools in the Mt. Hood Conference this season.
The Eagles finished in sixth place, one spot behind a playoff berth, in their first season back in the Mt. Hood Conference, and 10 Eagles were recognized for their play with spots on the Mt. Hood All-Conference team.
Nine Eagles received an honorable mention, while Alex Titus received an honorable mention for his play on the offensive line and was named to the second team on the defensive line. Titus was a stalwart on both sides of the ball for the Eagles the entire season.
Jon Davis was honored for his play on the defensive line while Luke Schwartzel was given an honorable mention on the offensive line. Schwartzel constantly cleared room for the Eagle running backs, while Davis was a force on the defensive line, constantly harrassing opposing quarterbacks.
Travis Carratt, who also quarterbacked the Eagles this season, received an honorable mention as a defensive back, as did Chase Munos. The pair helped a resurgent pass defense to late season success.
Chase Munos received honorable mention as a defensive back.
Adam Coerper received an honorable mention as a tight end, a remarkable feat considering the Eagle’s run oriented offense.
Two Eagles running backs, Erick Lujano and Ian Bohince, both received honorable mentions to the offensive team. The pair got the bulk of the carries for the Eagles this season and were the leaders in a bruising running attack.
Lucas Mondragon, Jake Gilkerson, and Josh Castaneda, three members of the Eagles’ hard-hitting linebacker corps, also received honorable mentions for defense.