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Frain, Haley earn first-team all-district honors

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 1:56 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 1:58 a.m. CDT
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Creston/Orient-Macksburg senior center Nate Haley (64) blocks a Harlan defender during a loss to the Cyclones this fall. Haley was one of two Panther players to be named to the Class 3A District 1 first team all-district.

Creston/Orient-Macksburg seniors Trevor Frain and Nathan Haley earned Class 3A District 1 first team honors. The all-district team was released Tuesday.

Frain was a unanimous selection to the first team as a linebacker after leading the district in total tackles with 146. He ranked second in the district with 14 solo tackles for loss and added one sack and one fumble recovery.

Haley, meanwhile, earned first team honors on the offensive line after playing an important role for the Panthers as center. Haley was one of the anchors of the offensive line for a Panther team that rushed for 1,788 yards this season.

Six Panther players earned second team honors — three each on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

Offensively, Brandon Phipps made the second team at quarterback, Adam Baker at running back and Maxx Walters at wide receiver.

Phipps finished fourth in the district in passing with 1,215 yards, while throwing 13 touchdowns compared to just four interceptions. He led the district in quarterback rating with a mark of 142.4.

Baker ranked second in District 1 in rushing with 1,159 yards and scored seven touchdowns as the primary back in a powerful rushing attack for the Panthers.

Walters finished fifth in the district in receiving with 457 yards on 27 catches for a 16.9 yard per catch average. He caught five touchdowns from Phipps during the season.

Defensively, Cory Rathe was a second-teamer on the defensive line, Gavin Leith made the second team as a linebacker and Conner Pals made it as a defensive back.

Rathe finished third on the team in total tackles with 67, including three solo tackles for loss and eight assisted tackles for a loss. Rathe led the team with two fumble recoveries. Leith ranked second on the team with 71 total tackles, including two solo tackles for a loss. Leith also recorded one interception and one fumble recovery.

Pals recorded 33 total tackles during the season and finished with two interceptions.

Earning honorable mention for the Panthers were senior tight end Levi Eblen and junior defensive lineman Jordan Thompson.

Class 3A District 1

All-District teams

(* — unanimous)

First team offense — Austin Simmons, Jr., Lewis Central, QB; Corey Bertini, Sr., Glenwood, QB; Grant Goeden, Sr., ADM, RB; Nate Gettys, Sr., Harlan, RB; Jesse Bennett, Sr., ADM, OL; Chase Carrick, Jr., Perry, OL; Nathan Haley, Sr., Creston/O-M, OL; Nate Cave, Sr., Harlan, OL; Nick Klein, Sr., Harlan, OL; Tate Jensen, Sr., ADM, WR; Jake Rogers, Sr., Lewis Central, WR; Trey Lansman*, Sr., Harlan, TE; Will Whiton, Jr., Perry, Utility.

First team defense — Isaac Norton, Sr., ADM, DL; Chris Thomas*, Jr., Lewis Central, DL; Shawn Schaben*, Sr., Harlan, DL; Cale Stork, Sr., Harlan, DL; Trevor Frain*, Sr., Creston/O-M, LB; Michael Lansing, Sr., Perry, LB; Ethan Ruby, Sr., Lewis Central, LB; Jeramiah Bieker, Sr., Harlan, LB; Spencer Smith*, Sr., Glenwood, DB; Connor Clayton*, Sr., Harlan, DB; Seth Stetzel, Sr., Perry, DB; Derek Leinen, Sr., Harlan, DB; Darold Baker, Sr., ADM, Utility.

Second team offense — Adam Juhl, Sr., Harlan, QB; Brandon Phipps, Sr., Creston/O-M, QB; Logan Steffens, Sr., Atlantic, RB; Adam Baker, Sr., Creston/O-M, RB; Skyler Svoboda, Sr., Atlantic, OL; Tyler Christensen, Sr., Atlantic, OL; Jacob Cook, Sr., Lewis Central, OL; Jacob Barents, Sr., Lewis Central, OL; Justin Pachl, Sr., Glenwood, OL; Ben Daniels, Sr., Perry, WR; Maxx Walters, Sr., Creston/O-M, WR; Matt Brinkman, So., Lewis Central, TE.

Second team defense — Nick Podhajsky, Jr., Atlantic, DL; Cory Rathe, Jr., Creston/O-M, DL; Mason Brinkman, Sr., Lewis Central, DL; Gabe Scarborough, Sr., Glenwood, DL; Zach Ostendorf, Jr., ADM, LB; Gavin Leith, Sr., Creston/O-M, LB; Gavin Kruse, Sr., Glenwood, LB; Conner Pals, Jr., Creston/O-M, DB; Nic Wilhim, Jr., Perry, DB; Conner Hanafan, Jr., Lewis Central, DB; Lincoln Rodenburg, Sr., Lewis Central, DB.

Honorable mention

ADM — Johnathan Reel, WR; Nathan Heath, DL.

Atlantic — Jez Phippen, DL; Jacob Johnson, OL.

Creston/O-M — Levi Eblen, TE; Jordan Thompson, DL.

Glenwood — Drayton Slaughter, OL; Dru LIttle, DL; Gage Shatava, WR.

Harlan — Luke Hall, WR; Michael Sorfondon, LB.

Lewis Central — Phil Gilman, DL; Ryan Scheidle, LB.

Perry — Jorge Soto, OL; Blake Jans, LB.

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