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SD 11AAA

Player of the Year

Torren Devericks, SF Roosevelt (Sr.)

219/335, 65%, 3,169 yds, 32 TD

66 att, 128 yds, 7 TD

 

Tupak Kpeayeh, SF Washington (So.)

229 att, 1636 yds, 14 TD

10 rec, 103 yds

 

Jayden Johannsen, SF Washington (So.)

109/188, 1963 yds, 21 TD

 

Alex Waltner, Brandon Valley (Sr.)

128/216, 2006 yds, 20 TD

65 att, 214 yds, 7 TD

 

SD 11AA

Player of the year

Spencer Neugebauer, Mitchell (Sr.)

217 att, 2,191 yds, 38 TD

8 rec, 204 yds, 4 TD

DEF: 64 tkls, 4.5 sks, 5 INT

 

Jack Anderson, Harrisburg (Jr.)

212 att, 1583 yds, 17 TD

9 rec, 126 yds, TD

 

Payton Zabel, Pierre (Jr.)

162/312, 2252 yds, 24 TD

76 att, 381 yds, 4 TD

 

SD 11A

Player of the year

Mason Leighton, Madison (Sr.)

50 rec, 986 yds, 17 TD

DEF: 12 INT (2 returned for TD)

52 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 14 pass deflections

Kick return TD, Punt return TD

Mason is our go to guy.  When we get Mason involved in the game it is always a good outcome.  Mason is electric with the ball in his hands and runs outstanding routes.  Mason has one of the quickest first steps I have seen.  He catches virtually everything that is thrown his way.  Defensively he has great instincts for getting to the ball and can close ground on running backs and wide receivers anywhere on the field.   He has a nose for the ball and is dangerous anytime he is able to create a turnover. He hits like a middle backer and closes windows in the secondary quicker than the QB can see they are there. – Coach Max Hodgen

Marcus VandenBosch, Madison (Sr.)

100 tackles, 25.5 TFL, 15.5 sacks, FR

Career Stats

  • Career 65 TFL, 32.5 sacks

  • 2x all state (15 & 16)

  • All – State honorable mention (2014)

  • 3x all conference

  • 2x team captain

  • Team Defensive MVP (2015 & 2016)

Josh Giles, Madison (Jr.)

156/238, 2596 yds, 38 TD

3 rushing TDs

 

Payton Conrad, Tea Area (Sr.)

139 att, 964 yds, 10 TD

114/205, 2070 yds, 21 TD DEF: 58 tkls, 9 TFL

 

Preston Arity, St. Thomas More (Sr.)

130/208, 2125 yds, 28 TD

26 att, 43 yds, 5 TD

 

Jake Aanderud, St. Thomas More (Sr.)

66 att, 459 yds, 12 TD

31 rec, 703 yds, 11 TD

4 return TDs

SD 11B

Player of the year

Cameron Kuil, Winner (Sr.)

74 att, 937 yds, 12.7 ypc, 14 TD

12 rec, 305 yds, 4 TD

DEF: 23 tkls, 5 INT (2 returned for TD) 2 TFL, 2 PBU, 1FF, 2 FR

Cameron’s stats are crazy if you look at yards per carry, TD’s per carry, kick and punt returns, and led us in interceptions to.  He had 2 separate games that he ran for a TD, returned a kickoff for a TD, and had an interception return for a TD.  2 separate games he did that in. – Coach Dan Aaker

Drew DeMers, Winner (Sr.)

35/50, 803 yds, 14 TD, 1 INT

7 att, 77 yds,

DEF: 19.5 tkls, 1 PBU, 2 INT

Krockett Krolikowski, Winner (Sr.)

36.5 tackles, 5 sacks, 16.5 tackles for loss, 1 FF

Cole Gassman, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan (Jr.)

190 att, 1228 yds, 6.5 ypc, 13 TD

4 rec, 43 yds, TD

DEF: 2 INT, TD; 1 PR TD,

Bennett Shabazz, Groton Area (Sr.)

742yds, 10 TD

1104 yds, 14 TD

DEF: 2 INT (both returned for TDs)

KR TD, 2 PR TD

 

SD 9AA

Player of the year

Andy McCance, Gregory (Jr.)

113 att, 777 yds, 17 TD

117/163, 2,321 yds, 30 TD

 

Kadin Wolff, Baltic (Sr.)

183 att, 1845 yds, 10.1 ypc, 22 TD

3 rec, 71 yds, TD

DEF: 147 tkls, 16 TFL, 5.5 sacks

He is a great kid who worked extremely hard in the weight room since he was a freshman.  He is not the biggest back but is probably one of the strongest backs for his size in the area.  – Coach Jason Aberson

Xavier Ward, Canistota (Sr.)

27.5 tkls, 3 sacks, 11.5 TFL, 1 PBU

  • He is a 2 time all state football player

  • Outstanding Lineman of 2015 state 9A championship game

  • 2-time All-Cornbelt conference player

  • Conference MVP in 2016.

Xavier is a dominant player with an explosive set of feet and hands that takes away half the field for offenses. Xavier has verbally committed to SDSU to play football.  – Coach James Strang 

Darian Ogunjemilusi, Wolsey-Wessington (Sr.)

167 att, 2244 yds, 32 TD

6/13, 168 yds, 4 TD

DEF: 55 tackles, 3 TFL, 5 INT (3 returned for TD)

  • Career: 4200 rushing yards, 50 TDs

 

Jayd VanderWerff, Gregory (Jr.)

125 att, 906 yds, 13 TD

37 rec, 762 yds, 12 TD

DEF: 72 tackles, 2 sacks, 4 FR, 5 INT (1 returned for TD)

 

Chase Kortan, Bon Homme (Sr.)

104 att, 718 yds

52 rec, 561 yds

22 total TDs

Chase put up those numbers against defenses geared to stop him. – Coach Byron Pudwill 

SD 9A

Player of the year

Bodee Groos, Colman-Egan (Sr.)

181 att, 1,134 yds, 25 TD

52/93, 1,062 yds, 8 TD

 

 

Jack Braun, Warner

135 att, 884 yds, 19 TD

89 tackles

Tanner Storer, Potter County

137 att, 1466 yds, 16 TD

25 rec, 455 yds, 9 TD

DEF: 41 tkls, 1 INT, 1 FR

Dalton Kinsley, Philip

160 att, 1968 yds, 28 TD

5 rec , 45 yds, 2 TD

DEF: 70 tkls,

 

 SD 9B

Player of the year

Chance Olson, Langford (Sr.)

180 att, 2,051 yds, 31 TD

54/88, 886 yds, 16 TD

DEF: 78 tkls, 2 INT

 

Chance is a terrific talent, a very versatile and explosive player. He was a threat to score every time he touched the football, and he was our team leader all season long both on and off the field. His semifinal game at Harding Co, 31-442 yards and 7 TDs, was maybe the best individual game I've ever witnessed in my 31 years of coaching. – Coach Paul Raasch

 

Clayton Menning, Corsica-Stickney (Sr.)

95 att, 1043 yds, 10.9 ypc, 16 TD    

14 rec, 262yds, 5 TD

DEF: 42 TKLS, 1 sack,  8 INT (3 returned for TD)

 

  • Two time all-state class 9B

  • Two time all-conf Great Plains

  • Two time team captain

  • Led the team to a 19-3 record last two seasons.

Clayton always played his best when the lights were the brightest.  If we needed a big play on defense or offense, he was our guy to get it done.  Clayton is a role model on the field, in the classroom and in life.  – Coach Jason Broughton

Kelly O’Bryan, Colome (Sr.)

113 att, 755 yds, 7 TD  

31 rec, 525 yds, 8 TD  

1 KR TD, 1 PR TD

DEF: 43 tkls, 2 sacks, 1 INT

 

Sam Podzimek, Harding County (Sr.)

117/193 att, 2111 yds, 32 TD

84 att, 503 yds, 4 TD

 

 

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