Nooksack Valley all-state offensive tackle BJ Salmonson capped off his standout high school football career by throwing a nice seal block that allowed Interlake running back Jordan Todd to score on a 10-yard inside zone run, lifting the West All-Stars to a 34-28 overtime victory over the East in the Earl Barden All-Star Classic on Saturday, June 23, in Yakima.
"It was a nice way for him to wrap up his high school career," said Nooksack Valley head coach Robb Myhre, who coached the West All-Stars. "I thought all our local kids did great jobs and had big games. They were all active parts of it."
Salmonson, who has signed to play for Washington State next year, teamed with Lynden lineman Taylor Witman, who will play for New Mexico Highlands next year, to help open holes for the West to rush for 169 yards and average 4.4 yards per carry.
Pioneers quarterback Trevon Myhre, who has signed with Central Washington, rushed seven times for five yards and completed 4 of 14 passes for 40 yards and an interception.
Meridian running back Johnny Murphy gained a yard on two attempts and caught two passes for 12 yards, while Trojans tight end Denver Vander Yacht caught one pass for 35 yards.
Bellingham's Oliver Dougherty also had an interception on defense.
Robb Myhre said Levi Wigg also had a couple of nice hustle plays, while Mount Baker lineman Alec Postlewait was selected a team captain and played "great on both sides of the ball."
"The game was a lot of fun," Myhre said. "It was great to see the local guys play so well and represent our county so well."