Raiders place seven on first team all-district
The Mount Ayr Raiders placed seven players on the Class 1A District 7 all-district first team, including two unanimous decisions, after going 11-1 this season.
Senior wide receiver Braydee Poore made the first team offense as a unanimous decision, while sophomore lineman Joe Ricker made the first team defense as a unanimous decision.
Junior quarterback Jacob Sobotka and junior linemen Mason Mercer and Levi Martin made the first team offense, as well.
Senior lineman Johnathan Triggs and senior fullback and linebacker Zane Sickels made the first team defense.
Junior receiver Erik Freed made the second team offense, while senior linebacker and receiver Shane Swank and junior defensive back Lincoln Martin were named to the second team defense.
Honorable mention selections for the Raiders were juniors Cody Stackhouse and Matt Poore.
The Raiders also placed eight players on the academic all-district team. They are senior Johnathan Triggs and juniors Jacob Beamgard, Noah Larsen, Mason Mercer, Ryan Parrott, Matt Poore, Jacob Sobotka and Hagan Willis.
CLASS 1A DISTRICT 7
(* -- unanimous)
Offense– Jacob Sobotka, Jr., QB, Mount Ayr; Cody Good, Sr., RB, Ogden; *Dalton Gilbert, Sr., RB, Central Decatur; *Braydee Poore, Sr., WR, Mount Ayr; *Tyger Bottenfield, Sr., WR, Van Meter; Derek VanKooten, Sr., WR, Pella Christian; Zach Arkema, Jr., OL, Pella Christian; Levi Martin, Jr., OL, Mount Ayr; Mason Mercer, Jr., OL, Mount Ayr; Spencer Benton, Jr., OL, Van Meter; Kody Hoskins, Jr., OL, Ogden; Brandon Brittain, Jr., UTL, Van Meter; Brady Wheelock, Sr., K, Ogden.
Defense — *Joe Ricker, So., DL, Mount Ayr; Chase Wyant, Jr., DL, Van Meter; Nick Walker, Sr., DL, Ogden; Johnathan Triggs, Sr., DL, Mount Ayr; David McQuiston, Sr., LB, Van Meter; Henry Haglund, Jr., LB, Ogden; Zach Van Zee, Jr., LB, Pella Christian; Zane Sickels, Sr., LB, Mount Ayr; *Blake Riggen, Sr., DB, Pella Christian; Logan Crawford, Jr., DB, Van Meter; Dillon Bruxvoort, Jr., DB, Des Moines Christian; Trenton Wells, So., DB, Central Decatur; Cody Good, Sr., P, Ogden.
Offense – Coltin Collins, Jr., QB, Pella Christian; Mason Howerzyl, Jr., RB, Pella Christian; Bryson Durrow, Sr., RB, Central Decatur; Byron Johnson, Sr., WR, Colfax-Mingo; Erik Freed, Jr., WR, Mount Ayr; Cayce Good, So., WR, Ogden; Stephen Folkerts, Jr., OL, Van Meter; Andrew Vanderhart, Jr., OL, Pella Christian; Andreas Miles-Novelo, Sr., OL, Des Moines Christian; Marcus Foltz, Jr., OL, Central Decatur; Dillon Delong, Jr., OL, Central Decatur; Jaden Van Dyke, Sr., UTL, Colfax-Mingo; Jacob Brouwer, So., K, Pella Christian.
Defense – Cody Carlson, Sr., DL, Des Moines Christian; Chris Sturdivant, Sr., DL, Des Moines Christian; Ross Wesselmann, Jr., DL, Van Meter; Preston Church, Sr., DL, Ogden; Dorian Sammons, Sr., LB, Des Moines Christian; Dillon Albright, Sr., LB, Colfax-Mingo; Shane Swank, Sr., LB, Mount Ayr; Jeremy Helmick, Sr., LB, Van Meter; Tyler Williams, Sr., DB, Central Decatur; Lincoln Martin, So., DB, Mount Ayr; Adam Howerzyl, Sr., DB, Pella Christian; Anthony Flynn, Sr., DB, Des Moines Christian; Brandon Brittain, Jr., P, Van Meter.
Mount Ayr – Cody Stackhouse, Jr.; Matt Poore, Jr.
Van Meter – Boonie Green, Sr.; Max Bauman, Sr.; Grant Hoppes, Jr.
Ogden – Caleb Frye, Jr.; Jake West, So.; Jonathon Thompson, Jr.
Pella Christian – Caleb Morgan, Sr.; Riley Stursma, Sr.; Josh Van Gorp, Sr.
Des Moines Christian – Alex Toulouse, Sr.; Ian Troll, Jr.; Ben Burkett, Sr.
Central Decatur – Austin Wells, Sr.; Peyton Gilbert, So.; Laredo Davis, Sr.
Colfax-Mingo – Colton Russell, Sr.; Chad McClain, Sr.
Mount Ayr – Johnathan Triggs, Sr.; Jacob Beamgard, Jr.; Noah Larsen, Jr.; Mason Mercer, Jr.; Ryan Parrott, Jr.; Matt Poore, Jr.; Jacob Sobotka, Jr.; Hagan Willis, Jr.
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