Three Central Oregon football players have been awarded first-team all-state honors.
In selections announced this week, Mountain View seniors John Carroll (receiver) and Chad Bach (offensive line) were named to the Class 5A all-state first team on offense, and Redmond senior J.D. Abbas was selected to 5A first team defense as a linebacker. Abbas helped lead the Panthers to an 11-1 record and a berth in the state semifinals this season, while Carroll and Bach were key contributors on a Cougars squad that advanced to the state quarterfinal round.
Bach and Abbas were also both chosen for the all-state second team, Bach as a defensive lineman and Abbas as a punter. Redmond’s Jacob Breitling was selected to the all-state second team as an offensive lineman.
Several area 5A players received all-state honorable mention: Abbas, as a kicker, and teammates Sumner Saulsbury (offensive line), Cam Peters (defensive back) and Josue Nieves (defensive line); Mountain View’s Austin Phillips (center) and Chadd Taulai (defensive line); and Bend High’s Logan Powers (offensive line).
At the 4A level, the honorable mention list includes Madras senior Devin Ceciliani (defensive back) and Crook County’s Gunner Crawford (linebacker).
The all-state football teams are voted on by coaches and tallied by The Oregonian newspaper.
For a complete listing of the 5A all-state football teams, see Prep Scoreboard on C4.
— Bulletin staff report