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November 12, 2012

Punter Peters on MAC first team

River Kings put 3 on second team

BURLINGTON — Clinton senior Jeremy Peters, who had the second-highest punt total in the Mississippi Athletic Conference, shared first-team all-conference honors with the leader in that category when the league announced its honor teams today.

Peters and John Hardiek of Davenport West shared the first-team honors.

Peters was the lone River King to make the first team.

Fellow seniors Ryan Driscoll, Jacob Judd and Cody Collender were second-team picks. Junior Dustin Caldwell was placed on the third team at running back, and honorable-mention accolades went to seniors Jacob Oldaker and Tyler Thacker and junior Alex Caldwell.

Peters punted 46 times for a 27.7-yard average. He also made 12 of 18 point-after-touchdown kicks and connected on 2 of 5 field goal tries. Hardiek averaged 40.6 yards on 48 punts.

Judd was placed on the second team on both the offensive and defensive lines, while Oldaker was honorable mention on both sides, too. Judd finished with 30 tackles, while Oldaker had 28.

Driscoll had a team-high 106 carries for 442 yards to earn second-team honors at running back. Dustin Caldwell added 284 yards on 61 carries and caught eight passes for 67 yards.

Collender was named second team at defensive back. He was second on the team with 49 tackles and had one interception. He also caught seven passes for 129 yards and rushed 23 times for 93 yards.

Thacker, an honorable-mention pick at wideout, was Clinton’s top receiver with 10 catches for 242 yards. Alex Caldwell, who was honorable mention at defensive back, led Clinton with 55 tackles, including a team-high 49 solos.

Davenport Central’s Zach Minch, who rushed for 1,946 yards and 21 touchdowns was named Offensive Player of the Year. Defensive Player of the Year honors went to Cole Picchiotti of league champion Pleasant Valley. He led the league with 116 tackles.

Minch was joined in the first-team backfield by Bettendorf’s Alex Hernandez, Burlington’s Matt Seabold and Pleasant Valley’s LJ Redmond. Hernandez and Seabold both were 1,000-yard rushers. Muscatine’s Jon Crowe, who completed 196 of 266 passes for 2,849 yards, was the first-team quarterback, and his tight end and three of his receivers also earned first-team honors. They were four of the league’s top five receivers, combining for 165 catches for 2,535 yards.

Rusty VanWetzinga of Pleasant Valley was named Coach of the Year.

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