Vikings volleyball and football bring home regional honors

Chance Pearson was selected as the 1A North Player of the Year for football, and Maegan Ford was selected as the 1A Central Defensive Player of the Year for volleyball.

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Chance Pearson was selected as the 1A North Player of the Year for football, and Maegan Ford was selected as the 1A Central Defensive Player of the Year for volleyball.

WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Vikings Head Coach Jeff Brownlee and Lady Vikes volleyball coach Connie Stevens were selected as the 1A Region Coaches of the Year for 2018.

Brownlee led the Vikings to the semifinals of the 1A State football championships, and Stevens led the Lady Vikes to the second round of the

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The 2018 Williams Vikings volleyball team included Loren Chism, Bridgette Hernandez, Madi Olson, Maegan Ford, Ashlynn Kennelly, Sydnee Mortensen, Makayla Sanders, Maddie Jensen and Chyanne Echeverria. Not pictured Marcie Heap.

state playoffs.

Running back Chance Pearson was selected as the 1A North Player of the Year, and Alex Garret was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year.

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The 2018 Vikings football team included: Oryn Orozco, Kolby Payne, Alex Garrett, David Lozano, Zain Grantham, Luis Lara-Arredondo, Angel Ayala, Blake Smith, Jesse Hernandez, Mario Vazquez, Nick Gutierrez, Chance Pearson, Dorian Ayala, Cody Jense, Joe Zabala, Alden Fensel, James Eischen, Xavier Leonet, Cisco Paredes, Corey Cooper, Mike Sanders, Mario Martinez, Mike Kessler, Ceaser Santana, Xavier Boggs, Preston Ford and Williams Mcmenamin.

Lady Vike Meagan Ford was selected as the 1A Central Defensive Player of the Year.

The Vikings football team filled numerous slots on region teams this year.

The following were selected to the All-Region 1st Team: David Lozano defensive back/placekicker, Mario Vazquez defensive back, Mike Kessler defensive lineman, Luis Lara-Arredondo defensive lineman, Corey Cooper offensive lineman, Xavier Leonet offensive lineman , Zain Grantham punt returner and Alex Garrett running back.

The following were selected to the All-Region 2nd Team: Dorian Ayala defensive lineman, Angel Ayala defensive utlity/flex player, Mario Martinez offensive lineman and Kolby payne quarterback.

Cody Jensen, Nick Gutierrez, William McMenamin, Ceaser Santana and Blake Smith were honorable mentions.

For volleyball, the All-Region 1st Team included: Ashlynn Kennelly hitter/middle blocker, Loren Chism hitter/middle blocker, Bridgette Hernandez setter.

All-Region 2nd team included: Sydnee Mortensen hitter/middle blocker, Maddie Jensen libero and Madi Olson setter.

Ash Fork’s Evelyn Acosta was selected to All-Region 2nd team as hitter/middle blocker.

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