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Six ELC players earn all-district honors

Blanco and Burrell named to first team

November 9, 2012
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

Six Estherville Lincoln Central football players received Class 2A District 1 All-District honors for their play this season.

Named to the first team were senior defensive back Andre Blanco and senior receiver Matt Burrell.

In district play, Blanco was second in tackles on defense with 56 including 19 solo tackles. He also punted 31 times for 1,163 yards. For the full season, Blanco finished with a team-high 89 tackles including 31 solo tackles. He punted 48 times for 1,712 yards, a 35.7 average.

As a receiver, Burrell finished with 15 receptions for 311 yards and four touchdowns in district play. For the season, he had 27 catches for 570 yards and six touchdowns.

Senior linebacker Tucker Milburn earned second team all-district honors. In district play he finished with 48 tackles including 18 solos and two for a loss. For the season, Milburn finished with 62 tackles including 23 solos. Milburn also had one interception and one fumble recovery.

Earning honorable mention were senior quarterback Evan Hansen, senior offensive lineman Jeff Perkins and senior defensive back Derek Nieland.

Hansen was 42-of-76 passing this season for 568 yards, six touchdowns and one interception in district play. For the season he was 65-of-129 for 909 yards, eight touchdowns and six interceptions.

Perkins, a team captain, was part of an offensive line that helped Blanco rush for 786 yards and nine touchdowns this season.

Nieland led ELC in tackles in district play with 62 including 20 solo tackles and one for loss. For the season, Nieland had 80 tackles including 24 solos and one interception.

All-Academic honors

Three ELC players earned all-district all-academic honors-seniors Jeff Perkins and Derek Nieland and junior Alec Wycoff.

Class 2A District 2

All-District Honors

Spirit Lake

1st Team:

Bryson McCabe, Sr. DB

Rick Maris, Sr. LB

Casey Spaeth, Sr. Receiver

Tanner Kroon, Jr. OL

Brady Mart, Sr. OL

Brandon Stoll, Sr. LB

Cody Norton, Sr. DL

2nd Team:

Sam Harms, Jr. OL

Tyler Petersen, Sr. LB

Zach Arneson, Sr. DB

Andrew Ites, Sr. Receiver

Honorable Mention:

Nick Amudson, Sr. DB

Trystan Wiedow, Sr. OL

All-Academic:

Brandon Stoll, Sr.

Tyler Alger, Jr.

Dan Chapman, Jr.

Sam Harms, Jr.

Trystan Wiedow, Sr.

Logan Sorensen, Jr.

Andrew Ites, Sr.

Jacob Jenness, Jr.

Rick Maris, Sr.

Josh McQueen, Sr.

Kenten Murray, Jr.

Tyler Petersen, Sr.

Paul Brown, Sr.

Ben Chapman, Sr.

Garner-Hayfield/Ventura

1st Team:

Alex VanGerpen, Sr. RB

Ryan Sonquist, Sr. OL

Keith Schwickerath, Sr. LB

Braden Meints, Jr. LB

Shawn Murphy, Jr. DL

Nic Tusha, Jr. DL

2nd Team:

Corey Dodd, Sr. LB

Josh Engstler, Sr. LB

Tyler Buck, Jr. DL

Honorable Mention:

Colton Knutson, Jr. DB

Jace Byers, Sr. OL

Jimmy Legge, Jr. OL

All-Academic:

Jace Byers, Sr.

Alex Van Gerpen, Sr.

Zach Ryerson, Sr.

Trey Jass, Jr.

Spencer Shaw, Jr.

Teddy Zrostlik, Jr.

Jimmy Legge, Jr.

Kelly Babcock, Sr.

Krista Jolivette, Sr.

Forest City

1st Team:

Seth Brown, Sr. DL

Brian Brcka, Sr. DL

Tyler Putney, Jr. DL

Tate Thompson, Sr. DB

Matt Snyder, Sr. Receiver

2nd Team:

Nathan Friederich, Sr. LB

Colton Westerberg, Sr. RB

Josh Dakken, Sr. DL

Honorable Mention:

Jon Nathiasen, Sr. RB

Jake Staudt, Jr. OL

Riley Moore, Jr. DB

All-Academic:

Riley Moore, Jr.

Colton Westerberg, Sr.

Thomas O'Rourke, Sr.

Tate Thompson, Sr.

Matt Snyder, Sr.

Andrew Mettry, Jr.

Adam Busta, Sr.

Josh Dakken, Sr.

Brian Brcka, Sr.

Nathan Friederich, Sr.

Jake Staudt, Jr.

Brandon Rollefson, Jr.

Clarion-Goldfield:

1st Team:

Max Gangestad, Sr. OL

Jake Haberman, Sr. RB

Zach Thurn, Sr. DL

Colton Warnke, Sr. - OL

2nd Team:

Stephen McAtee, Sr. Receiver

Nathan Holmes, Sr. DL

Honorable Mention:

Matt Odland, Sr. LB

Ryan Waters, Sr. - DB

Caleb Hanson, Jr. - DL

All-Academic:

Max Gangestad, Sr.

Colton Warnke, Sr.

Matt Odland, Sr.

Nathan Holmes, Sr.

Kirby Simmons, Jr.

South Central Calhoun

1st Team:

Nathan Christensen, Sr. Utility

Jake Petzenhauser, Jr. Utility

Kyler Case, Jr. Utility

2nd Team:

Aaron King, Jr. DL

Tanner Toms, Sr. RB

Honorable Mention:

Anthony Handlos, Jr. DL

Brett Snyder, Sr. Utility

Andrew Van Hulzen, Sr. Receiver

All-Academic

Trevor Brown, Sr.

Kyler Case, Jr.

Anthony Handlos, Jr.

Tyler Kutz, Jr.

Jace Neubaum, Jr.

Jake Petzenhauser, Jr.

Andrew Van Hulzen, Sr.

Jacob West, Sr.

Megan Collison, Sr.

Hannah DeMoss, Jr.

Stephanie Hood, Jr.

Alexis Kritenbrink, Sr.

Shelby McKinney, Jr.

Estherville

Lincoln Central

1st Team:

Andres Blanco, Sr. DB

Matt Burrell, Sr. Receiver

2nd Team:

Tucker Milburn, Sr. LB

Honorable Mention:

Evan Hansen, Sr. QB

Jeff Perkins, Sr. OL

Derek Nieland, Sr. DB

All-Academic:

Jeff Perkins, Sr.

Derek Nieland, Sr.

Alec Wycoff, Jr.

East Sac County

1st Team:

Cody McDonough, Sr. - LB

2nd Team:

Tyler Jacobsen, So. - QB

Honorable Mention:

Carter Niehaus, Jr. Receiver

Cody Wellington, Sr. DB

Brayton Grote, Sr. OL

All-Academic:

Corbin Haterman, Sr.

Abbie Wells, Jr.

Morgan Olhausen, Sr.

Sophia Wallersted, Jr.

Taylor Brierly, Jr.

Voted Awards

1st Team Kicker: Brett Cochran-Bray (unanimous) Sr., Spirit Lake

1st Team Punter: Isaac Tuttle Sr., Forest City

Offensive MVP: Paul Brown Sr., Spirit Lake

Defensive MVP: Cody Poock Sr., Spirit Lake

Most Valuable Lineman: Ben Spaeth Jr., Spirit Lake

Head Coach of the Year: Josh Bolluyt, Spirit Lake

Assistant Coach of the Year: Terry Bruinsma, Spirit Lake

 
 
 

 

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