Twelve Warriors earn HOA football honors

The Marion Warriors were well-represented among the Heart of Ameri?ca all-league football selections of league coaches.
The Warriors, who qualified for the Class 3A state playoffs and ended their season with a 9-2 record, had eight players recognized on both offense and defense.
Four Warriors were named to the first team offense:?senior offensive linemen Morgan Wheeler and Nick Meyer, junior back Adam Janzen and senior kicker Grif Case.
Marion was represented on the second-team offense by senior lineman Zac Lew?man, senior receiver James Jones and senior quarterback Taylor Heide?brecht.
Jacob Baldwin, a junior tight end, received honorable mention.
On defense, three War?riors made the first-team:?Wheeler as a lineman, Jones in the secondary and junior Kyle Palic at linebacker.
Three seniors were named to the second team on defense: linemen John Nordquist and Meyer and punter Caleb Williams.
Williams received honorable mention as a linebacker, as did senior back Zach Robson.

Heart of America
Offense
First team: Morgan Wheeler, Marion, sr.; Nick Meyer, Marion, sr.; Trey Tucker, Sedgwick, sr.; Evan Morrical, Ell-Saline, jr.; Phillip Williams, Sedgwick, sr.; Jerome Miller, Hutch Trinity, sr.; Adam Janzen, Marion, jr.; Dalton Brandt, Sedg?wick, sr.; Tyler Cottam, Inman, sr.; Justin Schmutz, Ell-Saline, sr.; Greer Chandler, Sedgwick, sr.; Luke Brennels, Sedgwick, sr.; Kyle Huxman, Moundridge, sr.; Brylie Ware, Sedgwick, jr.; Grif Case, Marion, sr.; David Thibault, Hutch Trinity, jr.
Second team: Zac Lewman, Marion, sr.; Logan Stegman, Bennington, sr.; Joey Hale, Hutch Trinity, jr.; Joey Latham, Remington, so.; Bryer Thiessen, Moundridge, sr.; BJ Glanton, Bennington, sr.; Michael Doeden, Hutch Trinity, jr.; Hunter Enyert, Moundridge, sr.; James Jones, Marion, sr.; Barkley Williams, Inman, sr.; Heath Thornhill, Bennington, sr.; Taylor Heidebrecht, Marion, sr.; Jordan Scarlett, Sedgwick, so.; BJ Ragnoni, Bennington, so.
Honorable mention: Staton Diehl, Ell-Saline, sr.; Caleb Frye, Moundridge, fr.; Chance Clark, Hutch Trinity, sr.; Mason DeArvil, Ell-Saline, sr.; DeShawn Fief, Moundridge, jr.; Eric Banning, Hutch Trinity, jr.; Garrett Higgins, Moundridge, sr.; Wyatt Lear, Remington, sr.; Jacob Baldwin, Marion, jr.; Justin Friesen, Inman, sr.; Spencer Truman, Hutch Trinity, sr.; Joel Holloway, Moundridge, so.
Defense
First team: Morgan Wheeler, Marion, sr.; Christian Teufel, Sedgwick, sr.; Chance Bredemeier, Hutch Trinity, jr.; Evan Morrical, Ell-Saline, jr.; Trey Tucker, Sedgwick, sr.; Kyle Palic, Marion jr.; Joey Hale, Hutch Trinity, jr.; Justin Schmutz, Ell-Saline, sr.; Dalton Brandt, Sedgwick, sr.; James Jones, Marion, sr.; Greer Chandler, Sedgwick, sr.; Chris Maldo?nado, Hutch Trinity, jr.; DeShawn Pfief, Moundridge, jr.
Second team: John Nordquist, Marion, sr.; Nick Meyer, Marion, sr.; Bryer Thiessen, Moundridge, sr.; Kyle Huxman, Moundridge, sr.; Bryce Strecker, Hutch Trinity, sr.; Michael Liby, Sedgwick, sr.; Ethan Counsell, Inman, sr.; Eli Igo, Remington, sr.; DeShawn Pfief, Moundridge, jr.; Elias Cardenas, Hutch Trinity, jr.; Tanner Liby, Sedgwick, jr.; Tyler Cottam, Inman, sr.; Bryce Wenthe, Inman, sr.; Caleb Williams, Marion, sr.
Honorable mention: Dylan Bernhardt, Inman, sr.; Tanner Parker, Ell-Saline, sr.; Pierce Billington, Hutch Trinity, jr.; Ryan Bengston, Inman, sr.; Caleb Williams, Marion, sr.; Treyton DeVore, Inman, sr.; Brian Weary, Ben?nington, so.; Zach Robson, Marion, sr.; Spencer Truman, Hutch Trinity, sr.; Blake Drueker, Inman, jr.

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