Yelm’s Jason Ronquillo Named Seahawks Coach of the Year
From The Chronicle (Centralia):
After Jason Ronquillo led the Yelm Tornados to their first ever state championship victory, the head football coach was met with some high and deserved praise.
During the Sunday, Dec. 11 contest between the Seattle Seahawks and the Carolina Panthers, Ronquillo was named the Seahawks Washington State Coach of the Year.
Ronquillo, who was also named Seahawks Coach of the Week, following Yelm’s 46-6 victory against Union in week two, guided the Tornados to a perfect 14-0 season.
After the team was questioned about whether they’ve “faced real opponents,” Ronquillo and the Tornados responded by defeating the Kennewick Lions who were the 2021 3A State Championship runner-ups, followed by the 2021 3A State Champion Bellevue Wolverines, and powerhouse Eastside Catholic to cinch the championship title this year.
In Ronquillo’s nine seasons at the helm for the Tornados, he has collected a record of 69-35 and three total South Sound Conference championships.
Yelm’s Brayden Platt Named MaxPreps Washington Player of the Year
From the NVN:
Following an impressive 20-13 victory over Eastside Catholic in the 3A State Championship game, which capped off a perfect 14-0 season for the Tornados, running back and linebacker Brayden Platt was named the MaxPreps Washington Player of the Year.
Platt is rated as a four star linebacker, according to 24/7 Sports, and is the 78th ranked player nationally in the class of 2024. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound junior is the ninth rated linebacker in his class, and the number two ranked athlete in the state of Washington for 2024.
He currently holds 11 full ride Division One offers from Arizona, California, Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan, Mississippi State, Oregon, Utah, the University of Washington and Washington State.