×
×
homepage logo

Area Players Earn All-State Grid Honors

By Staff | Nov 27, 2009

DES MOINES, IA – The Iowa Newspaper Association announced its 2009 All-State Football selections Tuesday, naming honorary captains in classes A, 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A and 8-Man.

Sports writers serving on the INA selection committee which made the team selections were:  Adam Wilson, Altoona Herald-Index; Bill Haglund, Adel Dallas Co News; Jim Gries, Oskaloosa Herald; Perry Bell, Pella Chronicle; Ashley Schable, Carroll Daily Times Herald; Lori Wiser, Ocheyedan Press-Melvin News; Jeff Benson, Rock Rapids Lyon County Reporter; Ryan Kronberg, Charles City Press; Matt Gengler, Missouri Valley Times-News; John Jensen, Vinton Cedar Valley Daily Times; Heidi deGier, Oelwein Daily Register; Dan Voigt, Emmetsburg Publishing; Ross Eberhart, DeWitt Observer; Scott Spurgeon, Bloomfield Democrat; Jeff Linder, Cedar Rapids Gazette; Barry Poe, Sioux City Journal; Larry Peterson, Creston News Advertiser; Kevin White, Omaha World-Herald; Greg Granbianowski, Algona Upper Des Moines; Mark Pawlak, Marshalltown Times-Republican; Doug Rieder, Jefferson Herald; Drew Herron, Atlantic News-Telegraph; Mike Oeffner, Harlan Newspapers; Matt Coss, Muscatine Journal; Ben Frotscher, Newton Daily News and Kevin Ritchie, Bedford Times-Press.

The following coaches and representatives of the Iowa Football Coaches Association assisted with statistical information: Ken Winkler, West Marshall; Dave Messerili, Marion; Kreg Lensch, Glidden-Ralston; Tony Perkins, Marion; Brian Wilken, Newell-Fonda; Tom Wilson, Dowling Catholic; Gary Swenson, West Des Moines Valley; Bob McCoy, Bedford; Tom Stone, Pekin; Steve Milder, West Central; Ryan Van Veen, Montezuma; Brian Knott, Missouri Valley; Dave Holdiman, Marshalltown; Tony Lombardi, Cedar Rapids Washington; Matt Oliver, Southeast Warren; Don Hicks, Stanton; Jim Dunne, Grinnell; Jim Womochil, Cedar Rapids Jefferson; and Dar Dahms, PCM.

Locally, a total of nine players from Palo Alto County teams earned INA?All State honors on Class 1A and Eight-man honor teams. From Ruthven-Ayrshire, Ryan Sikora was honored, and from West Bend-Mallard, Andy Riesenberg earned All State recognition. Graettinger/Terril had two honorees, Nathan Howard and Eric Hatland, whille Emmetsburg had five players earn recognition, including John Ruddy, Joey Naig, Andy Wuebker, Howard Henkelvig and Tommy Kuecker.

Honorary Captians were also named for the elite teams. Chosen as captain of the Class 1A team was Jake Waters of Council Bluffs St. Albert. Waters was named the Class 1A first-team quarterback for a third consecutive year. In three years as a starter, he led the Falcons to two state championships and a 37-2 record. For his career, he completed 324 of 496 passes (65.3 percent) for 5,288 yards, with 70 touchdowns and only 13 interceptions. He also carried the ball 381 times for 1,820 yards and 28 scores. As a junior, he was also a starter on St. Albert teams which reached the state tournament in basketball and baseball.

Alex Whigham, captain of the 8-Man team, is the first player in Iowa state history to rush for over 4,000 yards and 3,000 yards receiving in any class. He ranks first in career receptions with 191 and third in the nation. With 127 total touchdowns, he comes up second in the state. He has garnered 836 points in his career and is a leader off the field with a 4.0 GPA.

Class 1A First Team

Offense

Tight End

Mike Martin Prairie Valley, Gowrie Sr.

Wide Receivers

Zach Steinhoff Manson Northwest Webster Sr.

Steve O’Neill St. Albert, Council Bluffs Jr.

Linemen

Jack Rummells West Branch Sr.

Justin Brinkman Prairie Valley, Gowrie Sr.

Ethan Kroll Hinton Sr.

Kyle Scholten West Lyon, Inwood Sr.

John Ruddy Emmetsburg Sr.

Quarterback

Jake Waters St. Albert, Council Bluffs Sr.

Backs

Alex Hornbuckle Aplington-Parkersburg Sr.

Jesse Selgeby West Lyon, Inwood Sr.

Cole Kelly West Branch Sr.

Kicker

Gabe Meis St. Albert, Council Bluffs Jr.

Utility

Jordan Andera South Winneshiek Sr.

Defense

Linemen

Evan Mikels Logan-Magnolia Jr.

Eric Golwitzer St. Albert, Council Bluffs Sr.

Scott Becker Aplington-Parkersburg Sr.

Wes Homeister Denver Sr.

Linebackers

Lucas Geneser Woodward-Granger Sr.

Kyle Twait Manson Northwest Webster Sr.

Tanner Hogeman South Winneshiek, Calmar Sr.

Seth Vande Voort Des Moines Christian Sr.

Defensive Backs

Alex Maule West Monona, Onawa Sr.

Logan Einck South Winneshiek, Calmar Sr.

Logan Keehner Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg Sr.

Punter

Levi Ross Grundy Center Sr.

Utility

Andrew Brown St. Albert, Council Bluffs Sr.

Class 1A Second Team

Offense

Tight End

Levi Ettleman Logan-Magnolia Jr.

Wide Receivers

Josh Thompson Garner-Hayfield Jr.

Mitch Balik Turkey Valley, Jackson Junction Sr.

Linemen

Andy Wuebker Emmetsburg Sr.

Josh Steinberg Saint Ansgar Sr.

Tucker Kehoe Prairie Valley, Gowrie Jr.

Michael Mardesen Griswold Sr.

Wayne Toft West Sioux, Hawarden Sr.

Quarterback

Cole Jaeschke Prairie Valley, Gowrie Sr.

Backs

Joey Naig Emmetsburg Sr.

Jon Elmore Prairie Valley, Gowrie Sr.

Jacob Batterson Eddyville-Blakesburg Sr.

Kicker

Steve Topete West Sioux, Hawarden Jr.

Defense

Linemen

Nick Lantz Prairie Valley, Gowrie Sr.

Howard Henkelvig Emmetsburg Sr.

Steven Messerschmidt Tri-Center, Neola Sr.

Matthew Schmelzer South Winneshiek, Calmar Jr.

Linebackers

Jason Frain Riverside, Oakland Sr.

Jake Brekken Lake Mills Sr.

Brendan Ter Wee West Lyon, Inwood Jr.

Michael Doster St. Edmond, Fort Dodge Sr.

Defensive Backs

Zach Brehmer Panorama, Panora Sr.

Dalton Stone Pekin Sr.

Justin Wohlert Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Jr.

Punter

Danny Sender South Winneshiek, Calmar Sr.

Class 1A Third Team

Offense

Tight End

Chris Janss Belle Plaine Sr.

Wide Receivers

Jacob LaFayette Wapello Jr.

Trevor Hook Grundy Center Sr.

Linemen

Austin Adam Pekin Sr.

Logan Christofferson Panorama, Panora Sr.

Tony Barry Starmont Sr.

Sean Blake Denver Sr.

Jed Johnson Lake Mills Jr.

Quarterback

Taylor Jacobsmeier Wapello Sr.

Backs

Josh Treybal Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Jr.

Jordan Davis Clayton Ridge, Guttenberg Sr.

Christian Van Scyoc Griswold Sr.

Kicker

Brandon Young West Branch Soph.

Defense

Linemen

Kyle Hoffman Northeast, Goose Lake Jr.

Dylan Lame Mount Ayr Sr.

Tyler Bos West Lyon, Inwood Sr.

Tanner Knop Hinton Sr.

Linebackers

Tommy Kuecker Emmetsburg Sr.

Ian Halliday Saint Ansgar Sr.

Bret Nieuwsma Pella Christian Jr.

Mike Mesheid North-Linn, Troy Mills Sr.

Defensive Backs

Sam Tvedt Pella Christian Jr.

Austin Ryan Aplington-Parkersburg Jr.

Jed Rogis Northeast, Goose Lake Sr.

Punter

Ryan Mayfield Woodward-Granger Jr.

8-Man First Team

Offense

Wide Receivers

Tyler Boeke Coon Rapids-Bayard Sr.

Alex Whigham Stanton Sr.

Linemen

Andrew Williams West Central Maynard Sr.

Lucas Oster Stanton Sr.

Logan Johnson North Sentral Kossuth Sr.

Quarterback

Tim Olejniczak Ankeny Christian Jr.

Backs

Tyler Tonderum Armstrong-Ringsted Sr.

Nate Howard Graettinger-Terril Jr.

Eric Hensley Lenox Sr.

Kicker

Ryan Sikora Ruthven-Ayrshire Sr.

Utility

Austin Ayers Adair-Casey Sr.

Defense

Linemen

Jay Nissen Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne Sr.

Lucas Dalton Lenox Jr.

Craig Tigges Armstrong-Ringsted Sr.

Linebackers

Levi Peters Twin River Valley, Bode Jr.

Austin Hughes Preston Sr.

Jon Meyers Coon Rapids-Bayard Sr.

Defensive Backs

Jaxson Armstrong CAM, Anita Sr.

Blake Pedersen North Sentral Kossuth Sr.

Punter

Jacob Esdohr Coon Rapids-Bayard Jr.

Utility

Trey Seiser Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg Sr.

8-Man Second Team

Offense

Wide Receivers

Mason Nielsen Central City Sr.

Brock Beadle North Sentral Kossuth Sr.

Linemen

Ethan Jensen Armstrong-Ringsted Sr.

Luke Wilhite Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne Sr.

Dayton Amdor CAM, Anita Sr.

Quarterback

Tanner Stubbendeck Stanton Sr.

Backs

Jason Carroll Corwith-Wesley-LuVerne Jr.

Kyle Feller Preston Sr.

Seth McGowan Northeast Hamilton, Blairsburg Sr.

Kicker Connor Lange Lenox Sr.

Defense

Linemen

Andy Thomas Tri-County, Thornburg Sr.

Joe Manning Kee, Lansing Sr.

Dylan Larson East Mills Sr.

Linebackers

Dillan Hamilton Walnut Sr.

Billy Steichen Saint Marys, Remsen Jr.

Austin Rogers Tri-County, Thornburg Sr.

Defensive Backs

Eric Hatland Graettinger-Terril Jr.

Ike Schmidt Tri-County, Thornburg Sr.

Punter

Jake Bolton East Mills Sr.

8-Man Third Team

Offense

Wide Receivers

Luke Symonds CAM, Anita Sr.

Clint Wetterling Melcher-Dallas Sr.

Linemen

Shawn Assenmacher Preston Sr.

Linemen

Alex Pace Harmony, Farmington Sr.

Matt Kilworth Elk Horn-Kimballton/Exira Sr.

Quarterback

Carson Smith Elk Horn-Kimballton/Exira Sr.

Backs

Colt Brumbaugh Tri-County, Thornburg Sr.

Triston Crouch Sidney Sr.

Kaleb Buhrow West Central, Maynard Sr.

Kicker

Ethan Eisenbacher Armstrong-Ringsted Sr.

Defense

Linemen

Tyler McCorkle Adair Casey Sr.

Landon Maynes Lenox Jr.

Lee Schon Glidden-Ralston Sr.

Linebackers

Andy Harmsen Ankeny Christian Sr.

Andy Reisenberg West Bend-Mallard Sr.

Ryan Fouts Woodbine Sr.

Defensive Backs

Austin Hancock Lenox Jr.

Trevor Rigdon Dunkerton Sr.

Punter

Russell Hemeter Farragut Sr.