A dozen members of the Emmetsburg E-Hawk football team were named to the 2011 Class 1A District Two All District Elite teams following balloting by the district coaches. Additionally, several players and two cheer squad members were named to the Academic All District Teams as well for their academic achievements.
Emmetsburg Head Coach Mike Dunlap was named the District Coach of the Year, while senior Brady Berkland was selected as the Defensive Most Valuable Player for the district. Senior Zach Overberg was named as a co-Kicking MVP as well for the E-Hawks.
First Team All District Selections for the E-Hawks were Andrew Garrelts, Marcus Akridge and Jake Carlson as defensive linemen, Ryan Kliegl, Justin Studer and Jake Jackson as defensive backs and Jacob Hutchison and Arik Kerr as offensive linemen.
Second Team All District selections for Emmetsburg included Andrew Wellik as a running back and Austin McCartan as a linebacker.
Named to Honorable Mention status were Tony Henson on the offensive line and Nick Schany as a defensive back.
Several Emmetsburg student-athletes also earned Academic All District Honors as well. Brady Berkland and Andrew Garrelts both were named to the Academic All District team, along with E-Hawk Cheer Squad members Aleysha Schutz and Katie Kassel.
Earning Honorable Mention Academic All District Honors were Zach Overberg and Jake Carlson.
Other MVP's for the district included Adam Teunissen of West Lyon as the Offensive MVP, Brandon Snyder of West Lyon as Co-Kicking MVP, Brad Ripke of Sioux Central as Punting MVP and Jalen Henningsen of Alta-Aurelia was named the Specialty MVP.
Offensive Assistant Coach of the Year was Eric TeGrootenhuis of West Lyon and Defensive Assistant Coach of the Year was Brandon Goodchild of Sioux Central.