The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

November 26, 2013

Ernst named all-state


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.


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.

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