The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

High School Sports

November 7, 2013

Football: Panthers' Williams MVP


Willging and fellow senior Paul Velasco held down the guard spots on offense, while junior Jason Osborn was picked as a receiver. Velasco also was named on the defensive line, while senior Ethan Jones was a second-team linebacker and senior Bryce Holesinger was selected as a second-team defensive back.

Jones, seniors Devin Kuehl and Zach Jenkins, junior Justin Shaffer and sophomore Kegan North were named honorable mention for the Steamers.

Division champion Sterling Newman (9-1, 6-0) had six players selected to the first team.

The South Division also announced its honor teams, and unbeaten Rockridge had both the Player of the Year (Darren Southwell) and Coach of the Year (Sam Graves).



First-team offense

Quarterback -- Parker Neuhalfen, jr. Bureau Valley.

Running backs -- Nick Williams*, sr., Erie/Prophetstown; Austin Regenwether*, sr., Fulton; Jake Snow*, sr., Sterling Newman; Terry White, sr., Riverdale.

Ends -- Damon Quesst, sr., Amboy; Ryan Mayberry, sr., Morrison.

Center -- Kyle Coleman, sr., Erie/Prophetstown.

Guards -- Owen McConnell, sr., Erie/Prophetstown; Jacob Barnes, jr., Sterling Newman.

Tackles -- Jacob Vetter*, sr., Sterling Newman; Garrett Leibing, sr., Amboy.

First-team defense

Linemen -- Leibing, McConnell, Jake Willging*, sr., Fulton; Austin Shoup, jr., Morrison; Barnes.

Linebackers -- Jason Bontz, sr., Amboy; Bryan Arteberry, sr., Bureau Valley; Regenwether; Mac Olson, sr., Sterling Newman.

Secondary -- Quest, Neuhalfen, Mayberry,

First-team special teams

Punter -- Tommy Johnston, jr., Bureau Valley.

Kicker -- Brandon Ahlgrim, jr., Sterling Newman.

Return specialist -- Johnston.

Second-team offense

Quarterback -- Ethan Howard, sr., Erie/Prophetstown.

Running back -- Bontz, Johnston, Chris Bauer, sr., Erie/Prophetstown; Brady Rude, so., Sterling Newman.

Ends -- Jason Osborn, jr., Fulton; Bryce Ivey, sr., Sterling Newman.

Center -- David Rowzee, sr., Sterling Newman.

Guards -- Willging, Paul Velasco, sr., Fulton.

Tackles -- Justin Buckman, sr., Bureau Valley; Jace Bright, sr., Erie/Prophetstown.

Second-team defense

Linemen -- Emmitt Hicks, sr., Amboy; Buckman; Ken Cole, sr., Erie/Prophetstown; Velasco; Michael Ely, sr., Sterling Newman.

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