PORTLAND, Ore. — For the second straight year, West Linn quarterback Tim Tawa was named the Gatorade State Player of the Year.
Tawa has had one of the best seasons for any quarterback in Oregon high school football history. The junior has thrown for 50 touchdowns and just two interceptions this season.
“He does everything for his team and he does it against every opponent no matter the competition or the weather,” Lake Oswego head coach Steve Coury told USA TODAY High School Sports.
Tawa broke the state record for most passing yards in a season during West Linn’s 51-7 win over Sherwood in the OSAA 6A state semifinals. Tawa’s 4,171 yards eclipsed Taylor Barton’s record of 4,047 passing yards, set in 1997.
Related video: West Linn dominates Sherwood 51-7
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound quarterback will look to add another another achievement to his already impressive resume as No. 3 West Linn (12-1) takes on No. 1 Jesuit (13-0) in the OSAA 6A state championship game Saturday at noon at Providence Park.
The Lions are chasing the first state championship in school history.
Despite Tawa’s success on the football field, has has verbally committed to play baseball at Stanford.
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