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   Coupeville grad Nick Streubel was named a First-Team All-Conference pick for his play anchoring the offensive line for Central Washington University. (Photo courtesy Nanette Streubel)

High school, college, it matters not — The Big Hurt and awards just go together.

Having recovered from a devastating injury last season, Central Washington University red-shirt sophomore offensive lineman Nick Streubel was rewarded Wednesday when he was tabbed as a First-Team All-League selection.

The Coupeville High School grad, an All-League and All-State player in his prep days, was one of 10 Wildcats honored by Great Northwest Athletic Conference coaches.

Central Washington rolled to an 11-0 mark, captured its first league title in five seasons, and is a #1 seed heading into the NCAA D-II playoffs.

The Wildcats nabbed four special awards, in addition to their All-Conference picks.

Senior linebacker Kevin Haynes was the Defensive Player of the Year, senior Bo Banner was the Defensive Lineman of the Year and junior transfer quarterback Reilly Hennessey was the Newcomer of the Year.

Topping things off, CWU head coach Ian Shoemaker was hailed as the Coach of the Year.

In a league dominated by juniors and seniors, Streubel was one of only four sophomores to be named as a First-Team player.

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   CHS grad Nick Streubel hangs out with parents David and Nanette after another Central Washington football win. (Photo courtesy Nanette Streubel)

Playoffs? Yes, we’re talking playoffs.

Coupeville High School grad Nick Streubel, now a starting lineman for the Central Washington University football team, is headed to the postseason, and he even gets a week to rest up.

The Wildcats capped an 11-0 regular season Saturday with a 42-28 road win over Humboldt State, claiming their first Great Northwest Athletic Conference title since 2012.

Still coasting on the buzz from its big win, Central then nabbed one of four #1 seeds for the NCAA D-II playoffs.

CWU, which reps Super Region Four, is joined by Indiana (PA), West Alabama and Fort Hays State as top seeds, and all four get a first-round bye in the 28-team tourney.

After a week off, the Wildcats host the winner of Winona State (Minn.) vs. Texas A&M-Commerce in the round of 16.

That game will be in Ellensburg Nov. 25.

Streubel, who was a standout football, basketball and track star during his days in Coupeville, is a red-shirt sophomore for Central.

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   Coupeville grad Nick Streubel hangs out with family after a game. (Photo courtesy Nanette Streubel)

   He’s like a Greek god, he is. (Photo property of Central Washington University football)

Nick Streubel is healthy and the college football world trembles.

After missing all but one game last year thanks to an injury, The Big Hurt is back in the lineup for the Central Washington University football squad and the Wildcats can not be beaten.

A 17-10 come-from-behind win over North Alabama Saturday lifts CWU, ranked #9 in the last NCAA D-II poll, to a crisp 8-0.

The Wildcats have three regular season games left, all against league foes who they beat the first time around.

Central hosts Azusa Pacific for Senior Night Oct. 28 in a game which will be streamed by ESPN3, then hits the road to face Simon Fraser and Humboldt State the next two weeks.

Streubel, a three-sport star (football, basketball, track and field) during his days wandering Coupeville’s campus, is a red-shirt sophomore.

With six games under his belt this season, he has logged time as a lineman in 13 college games during his career.

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   Coupeville grad Nick Streubel (68) reunites with high school teammate Brett Arnold after Saturday’s Central Washington University game. (Nanette Streubel photo)

Jacob Martin (39) has taken his skills to Cali. (Photo courtesy Jonathan Martin)

They were once Wolves, but now they rep the Wildcats, Golden Eagles and Blue Jays.

Three Coupeville High School football alumni are chasing the college football dream this fall, in three different states.

Nick Streubel is the oldest of the trio, and the one having the biggest impact.

The Big Hurt, who’s now sculpted like a Greek god (while boasting the silkiest flowing locks in all the land) is a red-shirt sophomore at Central Washington University.

Having bounced back from an injury which kept him sidelined last year, Streubel is a starter on an offensive line which has carried the Wildcats to a 3-0 start.

Their latest win came Saturday, when Gavin Todd booted a 42-yard field with a second left on the clock, lifting CWU to a 17-16 thriller over Azusa Pacific.

Central, which entered the game ranked #23 in the latest D-II rankings (Azusa was #22) improved to a flawless 2-0 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Meanwhile, Jacob Martin is a freshman linebacker/special teams player at Feather River College in California and Zane Bundy is a freshman kicker at Tabor College in Kansas.

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Former Wolf teammates Nick Streubel (left) and Brett Arnold reunite.

   Former Wolf teammates Nick Streubel (left) and Brett Arnold reunite earlier this season.

Arnold resurfaces, this time

   Arnold resurfaces Saturday, this time to see Josh Bayne (left) and Jake Tumblin (right). (Photo courtesy Chris Tumblin)

Four suited up Saturday, one hopes to play another day.

Former Coupeville High School stars turned college football studs Nick Streubel, Mitch Pelroy, Josh Bayne and Jake Tumblin closed out the regular season strongly Saturday.

Streubel, a redshirt freshman lineman, and his Central Washington University teammates came from behind to beat Dixie State 34-28 to reach .500.

The NCAA D-II Wildcats finished their season with back-to-back wins and exit at 5-5.

Tumblin and Bayne, true freshmen who played in the defensive backfield for Simon Fraser University this year, wrapped an 0-9 campaign.

The Clan fell 38-17 at Azusa Pacific Saturday.

Pelroy, a junior at Montana Western, played for a conference title in a game that came down to the final seconds.

While he and the Bulldogs, ranked #10 in the latest NAIA poll, came up just short, falling 24-17 to #6 Montana Tech, they still have playoff hopes.

Montana Western finished 7-3 and hopes to get an at-large berth when the playoff field is announced Sunday.

Montana Tech, which went from a 1-9 record in 2014 to a 9-1 mark this year, gets an automatic invite as the Frontier League champs.

Pelroy recorded a tackle and took back a kickoff for 19 yards in the loss.

He’s picked up 195 yards on nine returns this season.

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