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Dominic Coffman, gridiron giant. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Your money can help put Dominic Coffman in the spotlight.

The Coupeville High School senior was selected to play in the Earl Barden Classic — the All-State football game for players from 2A, 1A, 2B, and 1B schools.

The game is set for Saturday, June 24 in Yakima.

But first Coffman, like all players in the game, needs to sell tickets to the event.

Whether you plan on making the trek to Yakima or just want to help support the Wolf three-sport athlete, you can nab a ticket for $10.

You can also make a donation, if that’s your preference.

To obtain tickets and support Coupeville’s gridiron standout, text Coffman at (360) 969-3227 or email him at Coffmandominc@gmail.com.

The selection to the All-State game is a rare honor, with only three other Wolves getting the call in the last two decades — Mike Bagby (2006), Josh Bayne (2015), and Ryan Labrador (2019).

Coffman was the Offensive MVP of the Northwest 2B/1B League this fall, and a First-Team All-League pick on defense for his work at linebacker.

He scored a team-high 14 touchdowns while picking up most of his rushing yards after first contact, helping the Wolves finish 7-2.

CHS football won its first league title since 1990, and advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in 32 years.

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Coupeville senior Dominic Coffman is ready to knock heads and take names. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

“The Dominator” got his invite to the big dance.

Coupeville High School senior Dominic Coffman has been tabbed for an appearance in the Earl Barden Classic, the All-State football game for players from 2A, 1A, 2B, and 1B schools.

The game is set for Saturday, June 24 in Yakima.

Coffman, the Offensive MVP of the Northwest 2B/1B League this fall, was selected for the West team, which will be coached by Luke Abbott of Raymond/South Bend.

The only other player selected from this region was Adriaan Castro of 2A Anacortes.

Coffman, who was also a First-Team All-League pick on defense for his work at linebacker, scored a team-high 14 touchdowns during his senior season.

Picking up most of his yards as a rusher after first slamming into, and knocking over would-be tacklers, he helped the Wolves tie the program record for most TD’s on the ground (26), first set back in 2014.

“Mama said, knock you out.” (Brenn Sugatan photo)

Coupeville went 7-2, won its first league title since 1990, and advanced to the state playoffs for the first time in 32 years under first-year head coach Bennett Richter.

Coffman joins an exclusive club of Wolf players to get an invite to the All-State gridiron clash in the last two decades, joining Mike Bagby (2006), Josh Bayne (2015), and Ryan Labrador (2019).

Coffman and Kai Wong embrace after Coupeville’s first state playoff game since 1990. (Becky Terry photo)

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South Whidbey’s Bodie Hezel runs to daylight during his senior season. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Whidbey Island would have been represented in Yakima.

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic shut down prep sports this spring, and one of the bigger casualties was the loss of the Earl Barden Classic.

The annual all-star football game, played in Yakima, pits the top seniors in the state from the 2A, 1A, 2B, and 1B classifications.

Coupeville gridiron stars who have played in the event in previous years range from Josh Bayne to Ryan Labrador.

While the game, and surrounding festivities, were cancelled for 2020, Earl Barden officials went on Twitter Friday night to reveal what the rosters would have been for this year’s game.

While not all players had yet accepted their invitation to play before the game was shut down, the rosters in their original form give a pretty good indication of what might have been.

While Coupeville’s Sean Toomey-Stout was snubbed, Whidbey Island did get some respect with South Whidbey senior Bodie Hezel selected for the West team.

Hezel, listed as a 6-foot, 180-pound running back/receiver/defensive back, drew the attention of coaches for a senior season in which he was named the North Sound Conference Most Valuable Offensive Player.

The South end standout was also tabbed as a First-Team pick as a defensive back, helping lead the Falcons to a 6-4 record in his final go-around on the gridiron.

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Former Coupeville lineman Ryan Labrador will play in an all-star game Saturday in Yakima. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Ryan Labrador is playing with the big boys.

The recent Coupeville High School graduate was selected to play in this Saturday’s 25th annual Earl Barden Classic.

The all-star football game, which brings together many of the best seniors from the state, is open to players in 2A, 1A, and 2B.

Kickoff is 1 PM at Zaepfel Stadium at Eisenhower High School in Yakima.

Labrador, a stellar two-way lineman for CHS, is the first Wolf to play in the game sinceĀ Josh Bayne went East in 2015.

The West team in this year’s game features three players from the North Sound Conference – Labrador and Cedar Park Christian teammates Dawson Drews and Epic Csigi.

Rosters for the game:



Head coach: Jon Randall — Clover Park

Carter Trammell (QB-DB) Sedro-Woolley
Kieran Hunkin (RB-LB) River Ridge
Axel Wilhonen (RB-LB) Burlington-Edison
Dawson Stanley (QB-LB) Napavine
Isaac Hoidal (TE-LB) Stevenson
Aidan Allsop (TE-LB) North Kitsap
Dawson Drews (TE-LB) Cedar Park Christian
Logan Storm (RB-LB) Chimacum
Drew Rose (TE-LB) South Bend
J.J. Lemming (QB) Steilacoom
Tyler Nevin (WR-DB) Concrete
Riley Cowan (QB) Sequim
Tyler Gray (RB-DB) Cedarcrest
Jared McCollum (RB-LB) Napavine
Robert Comstock (TE-DE) Quilcene
Taitum Brumfield (RB-DE) Elma
Luke Riojas (LB) Archbishop Murphy
Herb Polu (OL-DL) River Ridge
Cade Cochran (OL-LB) Charles Wright
Chase Campbell (OL-DL) Port Townsend
Tristan Lawrence (OL-DL) Onalaska
Caleb Larson (OL-DL) Hoquiam
Christian Butenschoen (OL-DL) Bellingham
Sven Lukner (OL-DL) Sedro-Woolley
Ryan Labrador (OL-DL) Coupeville
Epic Csigi (OL-DL) Cedar Park Christian
Hunter Eaton (OL-DL) Toledo
Jason Chilcoate (OL-DL) Adna
Adam Kruzich (OL-DL) Meridian
Dylan Mabry (WR-LB) Clover Park



Head coach: Scott Ditter — Selah

Kasen Hunsaker (WR-DB) Lakeside
Tug Smith (WR-DB) Newport
Dawson Fritz (WR-DB) Mark Morris
Angel Farias (WR-DB) Royal
Kanen Ables (QB) Omak
Justin King (RB-DB) Liberty
Sawyer Jenks (QB-DB) Royal
Jordan Thrasher (WR-DB) Tonasket
Steven Flowers (QB-LB) Lake Roosevelt
Mason Knode (WR-DB) Liberty Christian
Cameron Ditter (WR-DB) Selah
Troy Yarter (WR-DB) W.F. West
Tyler Flanagan (QB-RB) Woodland
Jake Weber (RB-LB) Selah
Alonso Hernandez (RB-LB) Royal
Marshall Meleney (RB-LB) West Valley-Spokane
Danny Bradbury (RB-LB) Newport
Jon Denny (OL-DL) Liberty
Caden Hicks (OL-LB) Tumwater
Alfredo Nila (OL-DL) Brewster
Jordan Claridge (OL-LB) Black Hills
Jacob Newsom (OL-DL) Colville
Dakota Hibbs (OL-DL) Zillah
Ben Cunningham (OL-DL) Clarkston
Navarro Nanpuya (OL-DL) Omak
Leo Schroeder (OL-DL) Tri-Cities Prep
Bailey Sparks (OL-DL) Zillah
Skylar Rayburn (OL-DL) Selah
Chet Craigen (OL-DL) Okanogan
Zach Holt (OL-DL) East Valley-Spokane
Jacob McGourin (TE-DE) Cheney

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Josh Bayne stares down the state. (John Fisken photo)

Josh Bayne stares down the state. (John Fisken photo)

Josh Bayne only played one-way this time, but it was more than enough.

The recent Coupeville High School grad, who was an All-State player on both sides of the ball during his senior season, sparkled on defense Saturday at the 21st Earl Barden East-West All-Star Classic.

Sparked by Bayne’s hard-hitting play from the corner-back position, the West held on for a 20-14 win in the game, played at East Valley High School in Yakima.

The game brings together the best players in 1A, 2B and 1B.

Bayne, who was the 1A Olympic League MVP, was one of the state’s leading rushers in 2014.

While he didn’t get any carries Saturday, he brought the heat in much the same way that also made him one of the best defenders in his class.

He recovered a fumble, made several tackles and swatted a pass down.

With all the offense coming in the game’s first half, Bayne and his West teammates clamped down at the end of the first half to seal the win.

With their backs to the wall, they refused to break and pulled off a goal line stop heading into the break.

The score would have been more lopsided, but the West had a pick six called back because of a personal foul behind the play.

Bayne, who was also a First-Team All-League player in baseball, will now take his skills to the college level, where he plans to play football at Simon Fraser.

He’ll be one of two speedy Wolves making the trip North of the border, as former Wolf rushing sensation Jake Tumblin is also slated to join the school’s gridiron squad, known as The Clan.

Simon Fraser is scheduled to play Central Washington twice this coming season.

Former CHS lineman Nick Streubel, who blocked for both Tumblin and Bayne, is on scholarship at CWU, having red-shirted his freshman year.

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