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E-Hawks Dominate All District Team Selections

November 20, 2012
Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

Emmetsburg's E-Hawk Football Team dominated the 2012 Class 1A District One All District Team honors list, which was announced over this past weekend.

A quartet of E-Hawks were accorded special honors by the District's coaches for their play during the season.

Senior Andrew Wellik was named the District's Most Valuable Offensive Player, while senior Austin McCartan was named Most Valuable Defensive Player.

Nick Merwald was named the disttrict's Kicker of the Year and Nick Schany was chosen as the District Specialist of the Year.

In addition, Emmetsburg Head Coach Mike Dunlap was named District Coach of the Year, while Assistant Coach Joe Carter shared the Assistant Coach of the Year honors with Brant Goodchild of South O'Brien.

Academic All District Honors were also announced over the past weeked, with a half-dozen players and three cheerleaders earning academic recognition from the district.

The All District Honorees for Emmetsburg follow:

District One All District

First Team


Jake Jackson, Senior Defensive Back

Taylor Wegner, Senior Offensive Line

Brady Garrelts, Senior Offensive Line

Andrew Wellik, Senior Running Back

Austin McCartan, Senior Linebacker

Nick Schany, Senior Split End

Austin Krause, Junior, Tight End

Second Team

Tanner Dahm, Junior Defensive Line

Brady Christensen, Junior Running Back

First Team Academic All-District

Austin McCartan, Senior

Nick Schany, Senior

Honorable Mention Academic All-District

Jake Jackson, Senior

Brady Garrelts, Senior

Andrew Wellik, Senior

Trevor Ring, Senior

Honorable Mention Academic

All-District Cheerleaders

Missy Olson, Senior

Rachel Schroeder, Senior

Ashley Morris, Senior

Class 1A District One

2012 All District

First Team

First Team Selections

LeMars Gehlen

Blake Wiltgen, Junior, Quarterback

Michael Whitehead, Senior, Wide Receiver

Mitchell Flack, Junior, Linebacker

South O'Brien

Sam Weber, Senior, Defensive Back

Kody Nelson, Senior, Quarterback

Zach Nieman, Junior, Running Back

Austin Rohrs, Junior, Linebacker

Bryce Kelleher, Senior, Defensive Line

Matt Devos, Senior, Tight End


Weston Burgeson, Seniors Linebacker

North Union

Ty Anderson, Senior, Linebacker

Garrett Johnson, Senior, Linebacker

Western Christian

Jeffrey Granstra, Junior, Linebacker

Drew VanSloten, Junior, Running Back

Jordan VanMaanen, Senior, Wide Receiver

Ethan Fenchel, Senior, Tight End

Tim Warntjes, Senior Defensive Line


Logan Rozeboom, Junior, Running Back

Cade Harvey, Senior Tight End

Brett Waechter, Sophomore, Defensive End

Jacob Clark, Senior Linebacker

Second Team Selections

LeMars Gehlen

Aaron Jentz, Junior, Wide Receiver

Angel Chagolia, Senior, Offensive Line

South O'Brien

Will Friedrichsen, Senior, Offensive LIne

Jon Zubra, Junior, Defensive Line


Taylor Cody, Senior, Linebacker

Cole Millard, Junior, Defensive Line

North Union

Jake Adams, Senior, Quarterback

Cody Runksmeier, Junior Linebacker

Western Christian

Jacob VanGinkel, Junior, Linebacker

Brandon Vanderstoep, Senior, Defensive Back


Evan Thorn, Senior, Offensive Line

Heath Nagel, Senior, Linebacker

Honorable Mention Selections

LeMars Gehlen

Dominic Ellensohn, Senior, Corner Back

Joey Mayrose, Senior, Offensive Line

South O'Brien

Michael Callahan, Junior, Punter

Brett Puhrmann, Junior, Defensive Back


Brett Barthman, Junior, Linebacker

Jacob Sauter, Senior, Center

North Union

Michael Mather, Senior, Offensive LIne

Clyve Jensen, Senior, Defensive End

Western Christian

Michael DenHerder, Senior, Kicker/Wide Receiver

Brady VantHul, Sophomore, Linebacker/Kick Return


Casey Dorhout, Junior, Quarterback

Hunter Kuehl, Junior, Running Back



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