Jaguars lead all-Great Plains football picks
League champion Corsica-Stickney led the way with five all-conference football selections in the Great Plains Conference.
The eight-team nine-man league was won by the Jaguars with a 7-0 record, with Colome finishing 6-1 before they went on a playoff run to win the Class 9B title. The Cowboys and Gayville-Volin each had four honorees.
For the Jaguars, seniors Clayton Menning, Reed Baan Hofman, Landon Bruinsma and Hunter Johnson joined junior Cordel Menning as all-league choices. Colome was represented by seniors Wiley Heath, Matt Campbell, Kelly O'Bryan and Holden Thieman.
Scotland and Burke/South Central each had three all-conference picks, with Chandler Diede, Tanner Skorepa and Derek Pedersen representing the Highlanders and the Cougars were carried by Vladik Johnson, Landon Schoenefeld and Brock Karbo. Karbo is the lone sophomore on the team.
Juniors Jacob Cihak and Jimmy Schuurmans were representatives for Avon, while Andes Central/Dakota Christian juniors Shawn Goehring and J.B. Brugier were picked. Tripp-Delmont/Armour was represented by junior Hunter Stoltenburg.
Great Plains Conference
Final standings: 1. Corsica-Stickney 7-0, 2. Colome 6-1, 3. Gayville-Volin 5-2, 4. Scotland 4-3, 5. Burke/South Central 3-4, 6. Avon 2-5, 7. Andes Central/Dakota Christian 1-6, 8. Tripp-Delmont/Armour 0-7.
All-conference team members: Corsica-Stickney: Clayton Menning, sr., back; Cordel Menning, jr., back; Reed Baan Hofman, sr., line; Landon Bruinsma, sr., back; Hunter Johnson, sr., back; Colome: Wiley Heath, sr., RB/LB; Matt Campbell, sr., OG/DT; Kelly O'Bryan, senior, RB/LB; Holden Thieman, sr., E/DB; Gayville-Volin: Grant Rice, sr., QB/LB; Brook VanOsdel, sr., TE/DL; Colbey Rickford, jr., TE/DL; Taven McKee, jr., RB/LB; Scotland: Chandler Diede, sr., RB/LB; Tanner Skorepa, sr., TE/DL; Derek Pedersen, jr.; RB/LB; Burke/South Central: Vladik Johnson, sr., WB/DB; Landon Schoenfeld, sr., OL/DL; Brock Karbo, so., QB/LB; Avon: Jacob Cihak, jr., QB/LB; Jimmy Schuurmans, jr., TE/DE; Andes Central/Dakota Christian: Shawn Goehring, jr., RB/LB; J.B. Brugier, jr., QB/LB; Tripp-Delmont/Armour: Hunter Stoltenburg, jr., RB/LB.