By Jayme Taylor, Communication Manager, Clover Park School District
The coaches and players of the Clover Park Warrior football team earned some well-deserved accolades as they finished their season as the South Puget Sound League (SPSL) 2A Champions:
- Head coach Jonathan “Taz” Randall was named SPSL 2A Head Coach of the Year;
- David Pritchard was named SPSL 2A Assistant Coach of the Year;
- Tana Pritchard was named the SPSL 2A Offensive MVP, SPSL 2A 1st Team quarterback and SPSL 2A 1st Team punter. He was also named to The News Tribune’s All-State Team as a punter and their All-Area Team as a quarterback;
- Malcolm Brown was named SPSL 2A 1st Team wide receiver;
- Brandon Harris was named SPSL 2A 2nd Team wide receiver;
- Anthony Fortson was named SPSL 2A 2nd Team linebacker; and
- Luis Ramirez was named SPSL 2A special teams Player of the Year.
“I’ve led this team for the past eight years and I couldn’t be more proud of my players,” said Randall. “We also have a great group of coaches who’ve been together for the past 10 years. The team’s hard work, dedication and sacrifices got us to this point.”
The Warriors shared the League Champion title in a three-way tie with Eatonville and Sumner High Schools. They finished their season 5-5 overall and 5-2 in the SPSL 2A. They lost to Interlake High School, 54-35, in a preliminary-round playoff game. Clover Park had not won a league title since 1986 and had not been to the playoffs since 2004.