Brett Miller, KMRS/KKOK Sports Director

Wheaton/Herman-Norcross senior quarterback Nelson Schmidt has been named the District 9-West Most Valuable Player for 9-Man football this past season.

Schmidt threw for 943 yards with nine touchdowns, while running for 765 yards with 11 touchdowns. Defensively he recorded three interceptions with a fumble recovery.

Verndale’s Mike Mahlen was named District Coach of the Year after coaching the Pirates to an 8-0 record and their third straight sub-district title.

Underwood senior quarterback Daxton Olson was named the Offensive Player of the Year, while Brandon-Evansville junior linebacker Tanner Bitzan earned Defensive Player of the Year.
Bitzan finished the year with 70 tackles, eight tackles-for-loss, and two interceptions.

Hancock senior Harrison Zeltwanger was named Lineman of the Year, blocking for an Owls offense that threw for over 1,700 yards and ran for nearly 2,000 yards and averaged 32 points per game.
Defensively Zeltwanger recorded 71 tackles, nine tackles-for-loss, six sacks and scored a touchdown.

Berta-Hewitt senior Devin Dean earned Special Teams Player of the Year.

The Warriors and Owls each had four players named All-District, including Schmidt, Isaac Deal, Christian Krump, and Hunter Johnson for the Warriors. Schmidt and Deal were also named to the All-Section team.

Joining Zeltwanger on the All-District team from the Owls was Peyton Rohloff, Montana Molden, and Gideon Joos. Molden and Zeltwanger were named All-Section as well.

Three Chargers were named All-District including Bitzan, Marshall Riedel, and Keagan Schiele. Andrew Johnson was named All-Section for the Chargers.

Two Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley Wolverines were honored with Sam Adelman and Nate Moberg, with Adelman also earning All-Section honors.

All-District Team

School Name Class Position
Verndale
Verndale
Verndale
Verndale
Verndale
Verndale

 

Underwood
Underwood
Underwood
Underwood
Underwood

WHN
WHN
WHN
WHN

Hancock
Hancock
Hancock
Hancock

B-E
B-E
B-E

Bertha-Hewitt
Bertha-Hewitt
Bertha-Hewitt

CGB
CGB

Rothsay
Rothsay

Park Christian

Hillcrest

Craig Orlando
Jarret Kveton
Jackson Weniger
Matt Steege
Quinn Kern
Sam Hess

 

Thomas Kaste
Wyatt Thorson
Zane Swanson
Daxton Olson
Thomas Noyes

Nelson Schmidt
Isaac Deal
Christian Krump
Hunter Johnson

Harrison Zeltwanger
Montana Molden
Peyton Rohloff
Gideon Joos

Tanner Bitzan
Marshall Riedel
Keagan Schiele

Devon Dean
Carter Perlinger
Travis Sakry

Sam Adelman
Nate Moberg

Jacob Christ
Parker Keep

Allen Dougherty

Logan Disabella

Jr.
Sr.
Sr.
Sr.
Sr.
Sr.

 

Sr.
Jr.
Jr.
Sr.
Sr.

Sr.
Sr.
Sr.
Sr.

Sr.
Sr.
Sr.
Sr.

Jr.
Jr.
Jr.

Sr.
Jr.
Sr.

Sr.
So.

Sr.
Sr.

Jr.

Sr.

FB/DL
RB/LB
TE/DE
RB/LB
WR/FS
CB/DL

 

OL/DL
DE/FB
RB/LB
QB/FS
RB/DB

QB/LB
OL/DL
RB/DE
WR/FS

OL/DL
OL/DL
OL/DL
RB/LB

FB/LB
RB/DB
QB/DB

RB/DB
FB/DL
TE/LB

QB/FS
RB/LB

RB/LB
OL/DL

C/DE

RB/LB

Honorable Mention

Verndale
Verndale
Verndale

Underwood

WHN
WHN
WHN

Hancock
Hancock

B-E
B-E
B-E

Bertha-Hewitt
Bertha-Hewitt
Bertha-Hewitt

CGB
CGB

Rothsay
Rothsay

Park Christian

 

Gideon Ervasti
Tate Bounds
Brayden Vertina

Nik Gardin

Spencer Ellison
John Hasbargen
Cameron Koch

Brandon Kellenberger
Jed Feuchtenberger

Chris Vinson
Andrew Johnson
Sam Fuller

Rick Harig Jr.
Austin Bauch
Dominick Shesta

Michael Dennis
Jakob Adelman

Colby Larson
Tanner Keep

Thomas Zwiers

 

 

Standings

1. Verndale

2. Underwood

3. WHN

4. Hancock

5. Brandon-Evansville

6. Bertha-Hewitt

7. CGB

8. Rothsay

9. Park Christian

10. Hillcrest

 

8-0

7-1

6-2

5-3

4-4

4-4

3-5

2-6

1-7

0-8

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