HOA announces all-league honors

Five Marion football players received all-league honors from the Heart of America coaches for their play this past season.

Senior Colten Johnson was picked as an offensive back and kick returner for the first-team offense, and as a linebacker and punter for the first-team defense.

Senior Jon Tacha was picked for the first-team offensive line and senior Dakin Ledford as a first-team defensive lineman.

Receiving second-team offensive honors were Ledford as a tight end and senior Cole Lewman as a quarterback.

Junior Brody Carroll was awarded a spot on the second team defense as a defensive back.

Volleyball ?Marion senior Whitney Gordon was picked for the Heart of America first team for volleyball for the second year in a row.

Gordon racked up 210 kills, 163 digs and 43 solo blocks this past season.

Heart of America

2011 all-league selections


First team offense

Line: Jon Tacha, sr., Marion; Joe Schrock, sr., Trinity; Jerome Miller, so., Trinity; Corbin Miller, sr., Remington; Logan Thompson, jr., Sedgwick.

Running backs: Colten Johnson, sr., Marion; Austin Rea, sr., Trinity; Dalton Brandt, so., Sedgwick.

Receivers: Kaleb Whitehair, jr., Ell-Saline; Daniel Vogt, sr., Sedgwick.

Tight end: Kyle Regier, jr., Remington.

Quarterback: Trent Stucky, sr., Sedgwick.

Kicker: Trey Unrau, sr., Moundridge.

Kick returner: Colten Johnson, sr., Marion.

First team defense

Line: Dakin Ledford, sr., Marion; Luke Igo, sr., Remington; Joe Schrock, sr., Trinity; Kyle Murphy, sr., Bennington; Ivan Wood, jr., Sedgwick.

Linebackers: Colten Johnson, sr., Marion; Tom Mailloux, jr., Trinity; Bran?don Cottam, sr., Inman; Logan Thompson, jr. Sedgwick.

Backs: Zach Fief, jr., Bennington; Levi Vogt, sr., Sedgwick; Elliott Money, sr., Sedgwick.

Punter: Colten Johnson, sr., Marion.

Second team offense

Line: Kyle Murphy, sr., Bennington; Todd Beyer, sr., Moundridge; Mason Unruh, sr., Ell-Saline.

Running backs: Luke Igo, sr., Reming?ton; Brandon Cottam, sr., Inman; Trey Unrau, sr., Moundridge.

Receivers: Grant Garst, jr., Inman; Elliott Money, sr., Sedgwick; Levi Vogt, sr., Sedgwick.

Tight end: Dakin Ledford, sr., Marion.

Quarterback: Cole Lewman, sr., Marion.

Kicker: Spencer Truman, jr., Trinity.

Kick returner: Austin Rea, sr., Trinity.

Second team defense

Line: Will Johnson, sr., Remington; Jerome Miller, so., Trinity; Cooper Wedel, sr., Moundridge; Carter Tobish, sr., Sedgwick; Cody Johnson, sr., Ell-Saline.

Linebackers: Corbin Mitchell, sr., Rem?ing?ton; Toby Omli, jr., Ell-Saline; Kyle Regier, jr., Remington; Matt Castor, so., Moundridge; Daniel Ratzlaff, jr., Moundridge.

Backs: Brody Carroll, jr., Marion; Shelby Sparks, sr., Moundridge; Alex Otte, sr., Mound?ridge.

Punter: Jared Winter, jr., Ell-Saline; Dalyn Anderson, jr., Sedgwick.


First team

Emily Bebemeyer, jr., Sedgwick; Alyson Bressie, sr., Canton-Galva; Whitney Gordon, sr., Marion; Jessi Green, sr., Remington; MaKayla Ladwig, sr., Berean Academy; Quin Tillotson, sr., Remington; Aubrey Wilson, so., Ell-Saline; Ashley Zrubek, Trinity.

First team

Jordan Achilles, sr., Inman; Chelsea Coats, sr., Remington; Emille Dechant, so., Hutchinson Trinity; Brooke Grattan, sr., Sedgwick; Annabelle Little, jr., Sedgwick; Sarah Stratman, sr., Bennington; MacKenzie Suderman, so., Moundridge; Rachel Vierya, sr., Trinity.

Honorable mention

Brooke Holloway, so., Moundridge; Madi?son Janzen, so., Remington; Lauren Mont?gomery, sr., Bennington; Renae Stucky, sr., Moundridge; Page Tanzer, sr., Bennington; Kayla Wilgers, sr., Berean Academy; Emily Work, jr., Ell-Saline; Mallory Zuercher, sr., Berean Academy.

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