Six Warriors earn all-HOA football

Eight members of Marion’s 8-3 football team have received all-league recognition from Heart of America coaches.

Six athletes earned first-team All-HOA recognition.

Senior Corbin Wheeler was named first-team on both sides of the ball. As a defensive back, Wheeler tallied a team-best 113 tackles. As a running back, Wheeler led the Warriors with 116 carries for 1,060 yards and 14 touchdowns

Senior defensive lineman Jarret McLinden recorded 55 tackles.

Senior linebacker Tyler Palic totaled 91 tackles. He had one interception and one fumble recovery.

Senior offensive lineman Antone Vinduska anchored a Warrior offense that tallied 4,097 yards this season and averaged 7.8 yards per play.

Senior punter Garrett Hoffner averaged 35.9 yards per punt. His longest punt was 49 yards.

Senior running back Jack Schneider carried the ball 106 times for 1,032 yards and 15 touchdowns. He averaged 129 yards per game.

Four Warriors were named to the second team: Vinduska on the defensive line with 31 tackles; McLinden and Palic on the offensive line and Hoffner at tight end. Hoffner hauled in seven receptions for 127 yards and one touchdown.

Two athletes received honorable mention: senior defensive back Zachary Stuchlik, who had 38 tackles, seven interceptions and two fumble recoveries; and senior kicker Austin Neufeld. Marion had 64 kickoffs, averaging 43.8 yards per kick.

Following are the 2017 selections.

First team

Quarterback: Nick Davenport, jr., Ell-Saline.

Running backs: Jack Schneider, sr., Marion; Corbin Wheeler, sr., Marion; Hans Anderson, sr., Sterling; JC Allen*, sr., Bennington.

Wide receivers: Noah Eichelberger, sr., Moundridge; Brayden Francis, sr., Sedgwick.

Kick return: Javon Allen*, so., Bennington.

Offensive line: Avery Bradley, sr., Ell-Saline; Antone Vinduska, sr., Marion; Bryant Olsen, sr., Moundridge; Grant Janzen, sr., Remington; Eli Miller, sr., Sterling; Connor Wolfe, sr., Hutchinson Trinity; Ethan Schlachter*, sr., Benning­ton.

Tight end: Spencer Came, sr., Ell-Saline.

Defensive line: Avery Bradley, sr., Ell-Saline; Brandon Headlough, sr., Ell-Saline; Jarret McLinden, sr., Marion; Noah Eichelberger, sr., Moundridge; Grant Janzen, sr., Remington; Connor Wolfe, sr., Hutchinson Trinity; Ethan Schlachter*, sr., Bennington.

Linebackers: Brady Myers, so., Sterling; Nick Davenport, jr., Ell-Saline; Aaron Guerrero, jr., Hutchinson Trinity; Tyler Palic, sr., Marion.

Defensive backs: Corbin Wheeler, sr., Marion; Damian Calderon, sr., Moundridge; Neal Bever, sr., Sedgwick.

Punter: Garrett Hoffner, sr., Marion; Yuri Gonzales, sr., Remington.

Kicker: Brayden Francis, sr., Sedg­wick.

Second team

Quarterback: Brady Myers, so., Sterling.

Running backs: Andrew Berg­meier, fr., Hutchinson Trinity; Sawyer Kramer, so., Ell-Saline; Colton Smith, jr., Sedgwick; Jerod Kaufman, sr., Moundridge.

Wide receivers: Zaide Korb, sr., Ell-Saline; Lucas Briar, sr., Sterling.

Kick return: Kale Schroeder, so., Sedgwick.

Offensive line: Brandon Headlough, sr., Ell-Saline; Jarret McLinden, sr., Marion; Tyler Palic, sr., Marion; Walker Burkholder, sr., Sedg­wick; Trent Jones, sr., Sterling.

Tight end: Garrett Hoffner, sr., Marion.

Defensive line: Mason Thiessen, jr., Inman; Jack Neal, jr., Hutchinson Trinity; Antone Vinduska, sr., Marion; Taygen Watson*, sr., Bennington.

Linebackers: Mason Farrell, sr., Ell-Saline; Chase Bowen, sr., Remington; Riley Buganavich, sr., Sedgwick; Trent Jones, sr., Sterling; JT Ohlson*, jr., Ben­nington.

Defensive backs: Kaleb Hammeke, jr., Hutchinson Trinity; Bryce Lange, sr., Ell-Saline; Lucas Briar, sr., Sterling; Eli Miller, sr., Sterling.

Punter: None.

Kicker: Eric Rincon, so., Ell-Saline.

Quarterback: Kaleb Hammeke, jr., Hutchinson Trinity.

Punter: None.

Wide receivers: Kale Schroeder, so., Sedgwick; Jack Doerksen, jr., Inman; Nolan Clarke, jr., Hutchinson Trinity.

Kick return: None.

Offensive line: Harrison Meyer, jr., Remington; Alex Hammersmith, jr., Hutchinson Trinity; Mason Farrell, sr., Ell-Saline; Luke Ratzloff, sr., Mound­ridge; Gavino Lopez, sr., Remington.

Tight end: None.

Defensive backs: Bryant Olsen, sr., Moundridge; Kyle Lockley, sr., Sedg­wick.

Linebackers: Jack Doerksen, jr., Inman; Elijah Shrewsbury, jr., Sedg­wick; Alex Hammersmith, jr., Hutchin­son Trinity; Jerod Kaufman, sr., Moundridge.

Defensive backs: Treyton Peterson, fr., Ell-Saline; Zachary Stuchlik, sr., Marion; Blake Richter, sr., Sterling; Joel Hamby, sr., Hutchinson Trinity.

Punter: None.

Kicker: Logan Weigel, so., Sterling; Austin Neufeld, sr., Marion.

(* 8-man)