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Oregon 6A football awards: West Linn's Hunter Haines earns regular season defensive MVP

A look at the top Oregon 6A football performances during the regular season

The Oregon high school football postseason has arrived, which means it's time to give out my regular season awards.

Defensive player of the year: Hunter Haines, West Linn Lions

West Linn’s defense is absolutely loaded at every level — defensive line, linebacker and defensive back.

But even among a stellar 11, senior Hunter Haines stands out.

He’s registered five interceptions and two non-offensive touchdowns through eight weeks this season and provides more “wow” moments than any other defender in the state.

Typically, this award goes to a tackle-machine at linebacker or a pass-rushing defensive end, but Haines has been an absolute joy to watch this season and deserves the rare “defensive back as defensive player of the year” hype.

Haines has been that special! 

Check out the other awards:

- Overall MVP

- Offensive player of the year

- Newcomer of the year

- Best offense

- Best defense

- Offensive lineman of the year

- Defensive lineman of the year

- Breakout underclassman

- Freshman of the year