Juneau’s Cooper Kriegmont is kept from scoring by Bartlett’s Iolana Haines, left, and Jasiah White at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Juneau’s Cooper Kriegmont is kept from scoring by Bartlett’s Iolana Haines, left, and Jasiah White at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Field on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Kriegmont named first-team all-state

He was a weapon on offense and defense.

Juneau Huskies quarterback, linebacker and wingback Cooper Kriegmont was one of seven Huskies named to the Alaska Football Coaches Association All-State team last weekend.

Kriegmont was the lone first-team defense nod for the Huskies. Quarterback Noah Chambers, running backs Ali Beya and Gaby Soto and lineman Marcus Yadao made second-team offense and defensive end Cole Jensen and defensive back Wallace Adams made second-team defense.

“To be honest, I didn’t really expect to get first-team all-state but it feels good, I worked really hard this season,” Kriegmont said in an interview on Wednesday.

Kriegmont was named the best defensive player in the Chugach Conference and was in the running for defensive player of the year along with Service High School’s Conner O’Farrell. That award was given to O’Farrell.

The standout junior was also a strong presence on the Huskies’ offense, taking over at quarterback for injured Noah Chambers over the final two weeks of the season. Despite that, he was the team’s leading receiver with four touchdowns and third-leading rusher with 400 yards in the regular season.

• Contact sports reporter Nolin Ainsworth at 523-2272 or nainsworth@juneauempire.com.

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