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Carie Kuehn/Clinton HeraldCamanche seniors Jaxon White (50) and Baylor Crigger (5) celebrate in the end zone after a touchdown in the first quarter during Camanche’s 55-8 win over West Burlington on Friday night.

CAMANCHE – Following the program's best campaign in seven years, individual accolades for the Camanche High School football team have started to roll in. 

Camanche, who collected four wins for the first time since 2011, have nabbed five first-team selections on the Class 2A District 5 All-District Team, the league announced Monday morning. 

The Indians also added five representatives to the Second Team and honorable mention list.

Receivers Eric Campie and Jordan Lawrence both notched first-team selections after emerging as quarterback Baylor Crigger's prized options. Campie, a senior, became the program leader in receptions while leading the team with 610 yards and seven touchdowns this season. Lawrence, a sophomore, added 446 yards and six scores of his own.

Crigger, a two-way player for coach Dustin Coit's group, was named a first-team defender for his linebacker prowess, recording 30 tackles to help anchor the Indians defense. 

Linemen Zayne Feller (sophomore) and Payton Nicol (junior) and also earned first-team selections. The duo led the team in tackles with 55 and 53 1/2, respectively. 

Sophomore Logan Waltz earned a first-team selection as a kicker, connecting on 25 of 30 extra points this season. 

Raul Esparza (junior, running back), Calvin Ottens (senior, offensive line) and Ethan Buckley (junior, linebacker) were tabbed second-team selections while Jaxon White (senior) and Cade Everson (sophomore) earned honorable mention selections. 

Esparza emerged as Camanche's leading candidate in the backfield with 93 carries for 544 yards and seven touchdowns, often benefitting from Ottens' work on the line.

Camanche finished 4-5 overall and 2-3 in district play. The team is set to graduate nine senior members of the varsity team in May.