All State Honors
Derrick Talley had a great year as a running back for the Chelan Goats and helped lead them into the playoffs with 1339 yards of rushing. Talley was selected as a 1st Team-All State running back for the second year in the row by the Associated Press.
Talley selected for All-State honors
By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan senior Derrick Talley was selected as a 1st Team – All State running back for the second year in a row by the Associated Press in 1A football. He was one of only two running backs selected in this classification this year.
Derrick was honored as Caribou Trail League Co-Offensive Player of the Year and was
nominated 1st Team-All League as a running back and 1st Team-All League as a defensive back again this year.
“As Derrick's coach and father, this is quite an honor, said Coach Darrin Talley. “ I've never coached an athlete who was selected 1st Team-All State as a running back two years in a row.”
Derrick had a great year at both offense and defense this past football season. He rushed for a total of 1339 yards and scored 18 touchdowns throughout the 2008 season from those rushing efforts. He also received 15 passes for a total of 383 yards which culminated in seven more touchdowns for the Chelan Goats with his longest reception being 81 yards.
Derrick plans on playing at Central Washington Universtiy next year.
Class 1A picks are listed below.
Player of the Year: Derek Todd, sr., Cashmere.
Quarterback: Derek Todd, sr., Cashmere; Running backs: Jon Betz, sr., Cascade-Leavenworth; Derrick Talley, sr., Chelan; Wide receivers: Blair Collins, sr., Royal; Ryder Chance, sr., Meridian; Tight end: Mitchell Tripp, so., Meridian; Offensive line: Ira Alefteras, sr., Montesano; Tanner Freeman, sr., Royal; Neil Fuhrmann, sr., Cascade Christian; Taylor Colton, sr., Cascade Christian; Rafael Guzman, sr., Zillah.; Kicker: Jose Rodriguez, sr., Zillah.