The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

November 26, 2013

Ernst named all-state

Herald Staff Report
The Clinton Herald

---- — DES MOINES – Drew Schroeder of Central DeWitt and Cory Wirth of Maquoketa each earned first-team honors in Class 3A, and Clinton’s Brady Ernst, Camanche’s Derek Harksen, Central DeWitt’s Jake Kagemann, Easton Valley’s Andrew Driscoll and Chase Zaruba, and Maquoketa’s Cohl Kueter also earned honors on the Iowa Newspaper Association all-state football teams that were announced today.

Ernst, a first-team All-Mississippi Athletic Conference receiver, earned third-team honors in Class 4A at wideout. The 6-foot-8, 205-pound junior hauled in 27 passes for 437 yards and 11 touchdowns this season for the River Kings (4-6).

Ernst was one of 15 MAC players named to one of the three all-state squads. State champion West Des Moines Dowling and state runner-up Cedar Rapids Xavier led the first-team picks with five and four, respectively, with eight of them coming on defense.

Schroeder was selected on the offensive line in Class 3A, while Wirth earned his honor as a kicker. With Schroeder as one of the leaders, the Sabers’ line was instrumental in DeWitt ranking 16th in total offense in 3A with 3738 yards in 10 games. Wirth, sidelined late in the season by an injury, made all 26 of his point-after-touchdown kicks and was perfect on all seven field goal tries (tying for the 3A lead in made attempts) with a long of 49 yards.

Kagemann was named to the second team at defensive back in Class 3A, while Kueter was a third-team pick at linebacker.

Kagemann finished the year with 63 tackles and two interceptions. Kueter, a three-year starter, finished the year with 114 tackles and wrapped up his career as the Cardinals’ all-time leader in tackles with 284.

Harksen was named third-team punter in Class 2A, which he led in punting with 33 kicks for 44.5 yards.

In eight-player football, Driscoll was named the second-team punter, while Zaruba earned third-team honors in the offensive backfield.

Driscoll averaged 37.7 yards a punt and also led the River Hawks with 1,877 yards rushing and was third with 76 tackles. Zaruba ran for 278 yards, caught 32 passes for 725 yards and 15 touchdowns and was second on the team with 78 tackles.

An honorary captain -- a player who had to be a senior first-team selection -- was chosen for each class, too. The winners were John Swisher of Dowling in Class 4A, Trent Solsma of Sioux City Heelan in 3A, Cole Neary of Carroll Kuemper in 2A, Riley Dixon of Iowa City Regina in 1A, Brandon Snyder of West Lyon in A and Jake Hogan of Gilbertville Don Bosco in eight-player. Swisher played defensive tackle, Dixon was a running back and the others were quarterbacks. All played for state championship teams.

IOWA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION ALL-STATE FOOTBALL TEAMS

CLASS 4A

First team offense.

Quarterback – Ryan Boyle (West Des Moines Dowling), 6-1, 205, jr. Running backs – Clifford Kwaw-Mensah (Ames), 5-7, 182, sr.; Tyus Mason (West Des Moines Valley), 5-9, 185, sr.; Xavier Washpun (Iowa City High), 5-10, 200, sr. Tight ends/wide receivers – Allen Lazard (Urbandale), 6-4, 205, sr.; Ronald Nash (Sioux City East), 6-1, 190, sr.; Alex Brammer (Ames), 6-3, 195, sr. Linemen – Ross Pierschbacher (Cedar Falls), 6-4, 290, sr.; Landon Carney (Pleasant Valley), 6-6, 285, sr.; Keegan Render (Indianola), 6-4, 315, sr.; Austin Holzer (Cedar Rapids Kennedy), 6-3, 250, sr.; Lucas LeGrand (Dubuque Senior), 6-5, 265, sr. Kicker – Miguel Recinos (Mason City), 6-1, 175, sr. Utility – Sam Straub (Ames), 6-3, 215, sr.

First team defense

Linemen – John Swisher (Dowling), 6-2, 225, sr.; Max Morris (Dowling), 6-2, 230, sr; Daniel Vega (Cedar Rapids Xavier), 6-4, 245, sr.; Matt Nelson (Xavier), 6-8, 255, sr. Linebackers – Sam Ambrose (Bettendorf), 6-0, 205, sr.; Jake Lewton (Dowling), 5-11, 190, sr.; Dakota Miller (Valley), 5-10, 195, sr.; Sean Ickes (Xavier), 6-1, 190, sr. Secondary – Rico Gafford (Dowling), 5-9, 170, sr.; Jake Gervase (Davenport Assumption), 6-1, 195, sr.; Connor Sorge (Valley), 6-1, 165, sr. Punter – Ryan Persick (Xavier), 6-1, 175, sr. Utility – A.J. Allen (Waukee), 6-1, 190, sr.

Second team offense

Quarterback – Nate Boland (Iowa City West), 6-1, 190, sr.; Running backs – Lance Dunn (Waterloo West), 5-10, 190, sr.; Trevor Allen (Waukee), 5-11, 190, jr.; John McLaughlin (Bettendorf), 5-9, 165, sr. Tight ends/wide receivers – Ricky Grimes (North Scott), 6-3, 195, jr; Tate Christensen (Southeast Polk), 6-3, 215, sr.; Deontre Dean (Sioux City North), 6-3, 185, sr. Linemen – Jon Raridon (Valley), 6-2, 255, so.; Ross Reynolds (Waukee), 6-3, 295, sr.; Bryce Meeker (Cedar Rapids Prairie), 6-5, 285, jr.; Jake Marnin (Southeast Polk), 6-2, 305, jr.; Wade Webster (Bettendorf), 6-6, 285, sr. Kicker – Hunter Sickels (Pleasant Valley), 5-11, 180, sr.

Second team defense

Linemen -- Drew Heitland (Kennedy), 6-3, 230, sr.; Chase Kern (Sioux City East), 6-4, 225, sr.; Matt Albert (Bettendorf), 6-1, 240, sr.; Nick Tweeten (Waukee), 6-1, 255, jr. Linebackers -- Zach Adrian (Assumption), 5-11, 215, sr.; Pat Grey (Waukee), 6-1, 190, jr.; Micah Kelsey (IC West), 6-1, 215, sr.; Mitch Bowman (North Scott), 6-1, 195, sr. Secondary -- Miles Sullivan (Xavier), 6-1, 195, sr.; Matt Hoeg (Waukee), 6-1, 165, sr.; Reid Mathis (Muscatine), 5-11, 165, sr. Punter -- Jake Loehr (City High), 6-3, 220, sr.

Third team offense

Quarterback -- Logan Augustine (Urbandale), 5-10, 215, sr. Running backs -- Sam Cook (Fort Dodge), 5-9, 190, so.; Eli Berregaard (Cedar Falls), 5-11, 203, sr.; Miles Moa (Kennedy), 5-9, 175, sr. Tight ends/wide receivers -- Brady Ernst (Clinton), 6-8, 205, jr.; Brendon Colpitts (Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln), 6-1, 195, sr.; Andrew Heuss (Johnston), 6-1, 185, jr. Linemen -- Joe Bappe (Ames), 6-0, 260, jr.; Gabe Clark (Cedar Falls), 6-1, 275, sr.; Max Stewart (SC North), 6-3, 265, sr.; Morgan Paca (Dubuque Hempstead), 6-5, 275, sr.; Jake Porter (Fort Dodge), 6-3, 280, sr. Kicker -- Nick McLellan (Dowling), 6-2, 155, jr.

Third team defense

Linemen -- Hunter Williams (Assumption), 6-2, 250, sr.; Blair an Staalduine (Marshalltown), 6-2, 170, jr.; Royal Silver (Cedar Rapids Washington), 6-3, 275, jr.; Arturo Marquez (Des Moines East), 6-2, 230, sr. Linebackers -- Blake Thomas (Waterloo West), 6-2, 185, sr.; David Smith (Bettendorf), 6-1, 205, jr.; Connor Vincent (Washington), 6-2, 210, jr.; Terrence Hall (Kennedy), 5-10, 165, jr. Secondary -- Alex Young (Waterloo West), 6-1, 220, sr.; Clayton Bjornsen (Washington), 6-1, 175, sr.; Noah Bryant (Pleasant Valley), 6-2, 185, sr. Punter -- Wyatt Mounts (SC East), 6-1, 195, sr.

CLASS 3A

First team offense

Quarterback -- Trent Solsma (Sioux City Heelan), 6-1, 205, sr. Running backs -- Alex Coker (Washington), 6-0, 195, sr.; Andrew Landgrebe (Oskaloosa), 5-9, 185, sr.; Spencer Smith (Glenwood), 6-0, 170, sr. Tight ends/wide receivers -- Connor Niles (Heelan), 6-0, 180, sr.; Philip Jacobson (Heelan), 6-1, 180, sr.; Aaron Schultz (Williamsburg), 5-9, 160, sr. Linemen -- Tommy Peterson (Washington), 6-3, 300, jr.; Dalton Ferguson (Solon), 6-4, 305, sr.; Ben Norgaard (Carroll), 6-5, 320, sr.; Chance Steward (Spencer), 6-4, 220, sr.; Drew Schroeder (Central DeWitt), 5-11, 175, sr. Kicker -- Cory Wirth (Maquoketa), 5-9, 155, sr. Utility -- Eli Dunne (Grinnell), 6-1, 205, sr.

First team defense

Linemen -- Austin Ashbacher (Decorah), 6-1, 253, sr.; Christian Brobst (Heelan), 6-3, 205, sr.; Garret Jansen (Pella), 6-1, 230, jr.; Shawn Schaben (Harlan), 6-3, 200, sr. Linebackers -- Nathan Clayberg (Pella), 6-3, 235, sr.; Trevor Frain (Creston/Orient-Macksburg), 6-0, 195, sr.; Garrett Covington (Washington), 5-10, 175, sr.; Brady Ross (Humboldt), 6-1, 220, jr. Secondary -- Will Whiton (Perry), 5-11, 175, jr.; Connor Clayton (Harlan), 6-1, 155, sr.; Jake Hovden (Decorah), 5-10, 183, jr. Punter -- Jacob Sherman (Saydel), 6-2, 175, sr. Utility -- Pete Swenson (Clear Lake), 6-3, 211, sr.

Others from District 6

Second team

Quarterback -- Jacob Black (Solon), 6-1, 185, sr. Tight end/wide receiver -- Quinn Cannoy (Marion), 6-4, 185, sr. Defensive lineman -- Logan Linderbaum (Solon), 6-1, 240, jr. Secondary -- Jake Kagemann (Central DeWitt), 5-9, 165, sr.

Third team

Linebacker -- Cohl Kueter (Maquoketa), 5-11, 195, sr.

CLASS 2A

First team offense

Quarterback -- Cole Neary (Carroll Kuemper Catholic), 6-5, 210, sr. Running backs -- Duncan Ferch (West Marshall), 6-2, 210, sr.; Marcus Weymiller (Waukon), 5-11, 185, sr.; Chase Rupiper (Kuemper), 5-9, 145, sr. Tight ends/wide receivers -- Alex Drees (Kuemper), 6-4, 190, sr.; Nate Bergfeld (Cascade), 5-8, 165, jr.; Zach Hugen (Albia), 6-2, 180, sr. Linemen -- Wayne Doerscher (Bloomfield, Davis County), 6-2, 280, sr.; Sam Brincks (Kuemper), 6-6, 220, sr.; Nick Yarkosky (Albia), 6-2, 250, so.; Tanner Kroon (Spirit Lake), 6-3, 270, sr.; Marcel Connor (Louisa-Muscatine), 6-4, 270, sr. Kicker -- Austin Errthum (Wellman Mid-Prairie), 5-9, 155, sr. Utility -- Brett Leshen (Albia), 6-2, 180, sr.

First team defense

Linemen -- Seth Snitker (Waukon), 6-3, 220, sr.; Glyeb Ewing (Waukon), 6-2, 235, sr.; Robbie Peters (Mount Vernon), 6-3, 235, sr.; Dalton Folkerts (Albia), 5-9, 185, sr. Linebackers -- Parker Hesse (Waukon), 6-3, 210, sr.; Taylor Niehaus (Kuemper), 6-1, 205, sr.; Dakota Ness (Waukon), 5-10, 190, sr.; Devin Chesler (West Marshall), 5-10, 175, sr. Secondary -- Jacob Ronan (Waukon), 5-10, 160, jr.; Brady Driscoll (LaPorte City Union), 5-9, 143, jr.; Mitch Steger (Dyersville Beckman), 5-9, 165, sr. Punter -- Jose Rendon (Shenandoah), 5-8, 165, sr. Utility -- Ben Spaeth (Spirit Lake), 6-2, 200, sr.

Others from District 4

Second team

Offensive linemen -- Logan Kruse (Beckman), 6-4, 245, sr.; Jon Krogmann (Center Point-Urbana), 6-5, 235, sr. Punter -- Jake Pisarik (Mount Vernon), 6-3, 195, sr.

Third team

Offensive lineman -- Colton Lueck (Beckman), 6-5, 245, sr. Quarterback -- Derek Lieurance (Cascade), 5-11, 175, jr. Kicker -- Peyton Paddock (Monticello), 5-9, 175, sr.; Linebacker -- Tony Anstoetter (Beckman), 6-5, 195, sr. Punter -- Derek Harksen (Camanche), 6-0, 175, sr.

CLASS 1A

First team offense

Quarterback -- Drew Cook (Iowa City Regina), 6-5, 205, jr.; Running backs -- Riley Dixon (Regina), 5-10, 175, sr.; Zach Niemann (South O’Brien), 5-10, 170, sr.; Ryan Parmely (Maquoketa Valley), 6-0, 225, jr. Tight ends/wide receivers -- Jacob Hay (North Cedar), 6-2, 180, sr.; Trey Roehlk (Clayton Ridge), 6-2, 175, sr.; Jordan Rommes (South Winneshiek), 6-1, 195, jr. Linemen -- Brian Coulthard (Dike-New Hartford), 6-1, 255, sr.; Mason Mercer (Mount Ayr), 5-11, 215, sr.; Trey Bowman (Council Bluffs St. Albert), 6-5, 220, sr., Mike Sehl (Regina), 6-4, 218, sr.; Phil Arendt (Regina), 6-5, 265, jr. Kicker -- Jacob Adams (Regina), 5-11, 155, jr. Utility -- Kohle Helle (Clayton Ridge), 5-11, 180, sr.

First team defense

Linemen -- Joe Ricker (Mount Ayr), 6-0, 290, jr.; Ryan Moser (Clayton Ridge), 6-6, 260, sr.; Elliott Halch (Regina), 6-3, 236, sr.; Chandler Harden (Tipton), 6-1, 195, sr. Linebackers -- Michael Gould (West Branch), 6-1, 200, sr.; Koy Snider (Wilton), 5-9, 180, sr.; Mason Beezley (St. Albert), 5-9, 173, sr.; Dylan Preston (Clayton Ridge), 6-2, 210, sr. Secondary -- Carson Parker (Dike-New Hartford), 6-1, 170, sr.; Shay Mortenson (Emmetsburg), 5-11, 160, sr.; Caleb Frey (Ogden), 6-0, 170, sr. Punter -- Will Bentley (Durant-Bennett), 6-1, 180, so. Utility -- Tyler Hetzler (Wilton), 6-2, 160, sr.

Others from District 5

Second team

Offensive lineman -- Scott Stueland (Tipton), 5-11, 250, sr.; Noah Sander (North Cedar), 6-7, 275, jr. Quarterback -- Jayden Johnson (North Cedar), 6-4, 195, jr. Running back -- Derrick Gray (North Cedar), 6-2, 190, sr. Defensive lineman -- Adam Poduska (North Cedar), 6-2, 210, jr. Linebacker -- Kris Ihde (Clayton Ridge), 6-1, 205, sr. Punter -- Colten Rastetter (Clayton Ridge), 6-2, 185, jr.

Third team

Offensive linemen -- Tanner Hargrafen (Maquoketa Valley), 6-0, 230, sr.; Jacob Kahle (Clayton Ridge), 6-1, 215, sr. Defensive lineman -- Jared Gerner (Clayton Ridge), 5-10, 160, so.

CLASS A

First team offense

Quarterback -- Brandon Snyder (West Lyon), 6-1, 192, sr. Running backs -- Kaleb Heyer (West Lyon), 6-0, 186, sr.; Jack Kline (BGM), 5-10, 160, sr.; Chase Clark (Gladbrook-Reinbeck), 6-3, 205, sr. Tight ends/wide receivers -- Chance Hoffman (Akron-Westfield), 6-4, 193, sr.; Patrick Sheehey (Pleasantville), 5-11, 145, sr.; Taylor Sams (BCLUW), 5-9, 150, sr. Linemen -- Matt Metzger (West Lyon), 6-0, 208, sr.; Matt Fatt (Audubon), 6-2, 225, sr.; B.J. Weepia (Wapsie Valley), 6-0, 270, sr.; Drew Young (AHST), 6-4, 195, sr.; Darek Schipper (AGWSR), 6-4, 240, sr. Kicker -- Kyle Gritsch (BGM), 6-1, 200, sr. Utility -- Joe Burgmeier (Mason City Newman), 6-1, 195, sr.

First team defense

Linemen -- Jake Newberg (West Lyon), 6-4, 270, jr.; Tanner Canova (Woodward-Granger), 6-2, 215, sr.; Zach Pierce (Gladbrook-Reinbeck), 6-4, 240, jr.; Devan Amick (Lawton-Bronson), 6-2, 230, so. Linebackers -- Conner Langerman (Algona Bishop Garrigan), 6-0, 205, sr.; Adam Hawkins (BGM), 6-0, 210, sr.; Austin Fink (AHST), 5-9, 175, sr.; Michael Stang (East Mills), 5-9, 170, sr. Secondary -- Kyle Groneweg (West Lyon), 5-11, 165, sr.; Nathan Herbst (AHST), 5-11, 165, so.; Cole Ashman (Woodward-Granger), 6-1, 170, jr. Punter -- Chris Loss (Bishop Garrigan), 6-4, 210, sr. Utility -- Luke Kuennen (Turkey Valley), 6-4, 245, sr.

EIGHT PLAYER

First team offense

Quarterback -- Jake Hogan (Gilbertville Don Bosco), 5-10, 185, sr. Running backs -- Elias Nissen (Springville), 6-6, 205, sr.; Clayton Plowman (Adair-Casey), 6-0, 220, sr.; Brady Bohe (Newell-Fonda), 5-9, 185, sr. Wide receivers -- Garret Pettyjohn (Twin Cedars) 5-10, 165, sr.; Zack Hickson (Don Bosco), 6-2, 195, jr. Linemen -- Hud Johnson (West Central), 6-3, 215, sr.; Dalton Becker (Don Bosco), 6-4, 210, sr.; Tanner Venteicher (Glidden-Ralston), 5-10, 250, sr. Kicker -- Brian Allsup (Springville), 5-9, 155, sr. Utility -- Andrew Rider (Murray), 5-10, 170, sr.

First team defense

Linemen -- Tyler Stewart (Springville), 6-1, 205, sr.; Dan Ertz (Glidden-Ralston), 6-3, 240, sr.; George Barber (Murray), 6-3, 205, sr. Linebackers -- Nathan Grimm (West Bend-Mallard), 5-10, 180, sr.; Nick Peppers (Exira EHK), 5-11, 185, sr.; Brandon Brockman (Northwood-Kensett), 6-1, 210, sr. Secondary -- Drew Peppers (Exira EHK), 5-11, 180, jr.; Dalton Anderson (Newell-Fonda), 6-3, 190, sr. Punter -- Jason Zinnel (West Bend-Mallard), 6-2, 195, sr. Utility -- Brennan Riedemann (River Valley), 5-8, 145, sr.

Others from District 4

Second team

Offensive lineman -- Drew Hoskins (Springville), 6-0, 225, sr. Running back -- Jamison Peterson (Lansing Kee), 5-11, 185, sr. Punter -- Andrew Driscoll (Easton Valley), 5-10, 185, sr.

Third team

Offensive lineman -- Nick Gavin (Kee), 5-10, 225, sr.; Running back -- Chase Zaruba (Easton Valley), 6-1, 165, sr. Defensive lineman -- Jesse Robertson (Springville), 6-2, 195, sr.