Here are the 2018 All-Iowa Football Player of the Year Finalists: Cedar Rapids Xavier’s Quinn Schulte, Lewis Central’s Max Duggan and Cedar Falls’ Jack Campbell.
Cody Goodwin, email@example.com
The Des Moines Register’s All-Iowa football teams have arrived, featuring the best players in each class, from Class 4A down to Eight-Player.
The 2018 Elite Team features the state’s top players, regardless of class. We selected the teams based on season production, Register and Iowa City Press-Citizen staff observations and consultations with more than 200 Iowa high school coaches.
The All-Iowa football teams will be honored June 21, 2019, at the Des Moines Register Sports Awards at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. All honorees are invited to the event free of charge.
Quarterback: Max Duggan, sr., Lewis Central
TCU-bound dual-threat quarterback who racked up 3,379 total yards of offense and 50 touchdowns — 2,130 and 24 passing, 1,223 and 25 rushing, plus 26 and one receiving.
Running back: Jayson Murray, sr., Dowling Catholic
Rushed for 2,061 yards at 8.2 per carry. Scored 29 rushing touchdowns, the most in Class 4A. Huge reason why Maroon offense amassed 5,009 total yards of offense in 2018 en route to a sixth straight state title.
Running back: Keegan Simmons, sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie
Rushed for 2,025 yards at 7.2 a carry in just 10 games. Scored 25 rushing touchdowns. Posted five games with at least three rushing touchdowns and three with at least 250 yards rushing.
Receiver: Jalen Gaudet, sr., Iowa City West
Recorded 1,061 receiving yards and 10 touchdown receptions. Averaged 28.7 yards per catch, tied for the highest mark in Class 4A among receivers with at least 10 receptions.
Receiver: Tysen Kershaw, jr., Fort Dodge
Class 4A’s regular-season receiving leader. Totaled 1,206 receiving yards on 71 catches, as well as 12 touchdown receptions. Posted multiple touchdown receptions in four games.
Receiver: Logan Wolf, sr., Cedar Falls
Northern Iowa-bound senior hauled in 71 receptions for 1,221 yards, helping Cedar Falls to 4A state title game. Recorded 22 touchdown receptions, tied for the second most in a single season in Iowa high school football history. Also returned three punts for touchdowns.
Utility: Carter Bell, sr., Bettendorf
South Dakota-bound senior quarterback threw for 1,477 yards and rushed for another 862 while scoring 26 total touchdowns. Orchestrated a Bettendorf offense that ranked sixth in 4A in total yards and averaged 33.9 points per game.
Offensive line: Tyler Endres, sr., Norwalk
Iowa-bound senior primary blocker for one of Class 3A’s best passing offenses. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound tackle bullied opposing defenders with strength, length and athleticism.
Offensive line: Alex Kirton, sr., Dowling Catholic
Steady senior presence for 4A’s second-best rushing offense. The 6-1, 280-pound guard blocked with the combination of strength and speed, and he was versatile enough to play on both the left and right sides.
Offensive line: Ezra Miller, sr., Ridge View (Holstein)
At 6-7 and 317 pounds, this Iowa-bound senior cuts an intimidating figure. He would sometimes block two guys each play, helping Ridge View roll up nearly 2,000 rushing yards as a team.
Offensive line: Jake Remsburg, sr., W.D.M. Valley
Iowa State-bound senior tackle blocked for one of the best offenses in 4A. At 6-6 and 300 pounds, Remsburg held firm in pass blocking and steamrolled defenders while run blocking.
Offensive line: Josh Volk, jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
Arguably the state’s best offensive lineman — as a junior. The 6-4, 310-pound tackle possesses the uncanny combination of speed, strength and athleticism that makes him a coveted Division I recruit. Was the primary blocker for one of 3A’s best offenses.
Defensive line: Landon Green, sr., Iowa City West
Green wasn’t the biggest defensive lineman (5-9, 210 pounds), but he was among the most productive, with 25.5 tackles for loss, including 9.5 sacks.
Defensive line: Logan Jones, jr., Lewis Central
Leader of a Lewis Central defense that allowed 11.8 points per game. The 6-3, 240-pound defensive tackle rolled up 25.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.
Defensive line: Logan Krausman, sr., W.D.M. Valley
Disruptive force on Valley’s defensive front. The 6-5, 235-pound defensive end was on every opposing coach’s radar, constantly applying pressure while also racking up seven tackles for loss, routine quarterback hurries and even a 40-yard pick-six.
Defensive line:Rocky Schoenfelder, sr., Bettendorf
The most productive defensive end in Iowa this season. The 6-foot, 205-pound pass rusher led 4A in both tackles for loss (27) and sacks (15.5).
Linebacker: Jack Campbell, sr., Cedar Falls
Leading tackler in 4A, with 123.5 — including 29 combined in the state semifinals (17.5) and finals (11.5). Also had 12.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Dowling coach Tom Wilson compared this Iowa recruit to Hawkeyes great Aaron Kampman.
Linebacker: Jack Keough, sr., Dowling Catholic
Key defensive playmaker for a Maroon defense that ended the year ranked third in 4A in points allowed. Finished the season with 60 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, two sacks, six interceptions, one pick-six and a fumble recovery.
Linebacker: Cade Parker, jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Led 4A with 85 solo tackles. Recorded 110.5 total tackles, including 18 tackles for loss and two sacks. Also contributed 249 rushing yards and two touchdowns offensively.
Defensive back: Anthony Coleman, sr., Johnston
One of the state’s best athletes. Recorded seven interceptions for a Johnston defense that forced 23 total turnovers. Had three games with multiple interceptions. Also hauled in 571 receiving yards and scored 10 total touchdowns.
Defensive back: Drew Jirak, jr., W.D.M. Valley
Recorded nine interceptions for a defense that forced 28 total turnovers. The junior snagged at least one pick in all but three games this fall. Also contributed 41 tackles, including 26 solo stops.
Defensive back: Quinn Schulte, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
Recorded four interceptions, 29 tackles and a fumble recovery for the state’s best defense. Also recorded 2,908 total yards of offense and scored 48 touchdowns in leading Xavier to a second straight 3A state title.
Defensive back: Dylan Steen, sr., Webster City
Recorded seven interceptions, which tied for the second-most in 3A. Finished his career with 22 interceptions, good for third all-time. Also recorded 1,547 total yards of offense and scored 15 touchdowns.
Kicker: Ben Conrad, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
Hit all 68 point-after tries and made 14 of 18 field-goal attempts, including a long of 48. Also recorded 35 touchbacks on 94 kickoffs.
Punter: Hunter Dekkers, jr., West Sioux
Dekkers averaged 44.5 yards per punt, the most of anybody in the state with at least 20 kicks. Also recorded 4,215 total yards of offense, the second-highest single-season total yardage output, and threw for 48 touchdowns, the second-most all-time in a single season, in leading West Sioux to a second straight state title.
QB: Drake Miller, sr., Fort Dodge
RB: Jayson Murray, sr., Dowling Catholic
RB: Keegan Simmons, sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie
WR: Jalen Gaudet, sr., Iowa City West
WR: Tysen Kershaw, jr., Fort Dodge
WR: Logan Wolf, sr., Cedar Falls
UT: Carter Bell, sr., Bettendorf
OL: Jesse Alger, sr., Dowling Catholic
OL: Griffin Deere, sr., Bettendorf
OL: Alex Kirton, sr., Dowling Catholic
OL: Jake Remsburg, sr., W.D.M. Valley
OL: Josiah Rowland, sr., Southeast Polk
DL: Landon Green, sr., Iowa City West
DL: Logan Krausman, sr., W.D.M. Valley
DL: Rocky Schoenfelder, sr., Bettendorf
DL: Tanner VanElsen, sr., Southeast Polk
LB: Jack Campbell, sr., Cedar Falls
LB: Jack Keough, sr., Dowling Catholic
LB: Cade Parker, jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
DB: Ryan Adam, sr., Dowling Catholic
DB: Anthony Coleman, sr., Johnston
DB: Drew Jirak, jr., W.D.M. Valley
DB: Trent Kimmel, sr., D.M. Lincoln
K: Matthew Cook, sr., Cedar Falls
P: Cael Loecher, jr., Cedar Falls
QB: Max Duggan, sr., Lewis Central
RB: Britton Delperdang, sr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton
RB: Isaiah Spencer, jr., Spencer
WR: A.J. Coons, jr., Solon
WR: Drake George, sr., Western Dubuque
WR: Josh Simmons, sr., Lewis Central
UT: Quinn Schulte, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
OL: Ike Bebout, sr., Newton
OL: Tyler Endres, sr., Norwalk
OL: Kainen George-Townes, sr., Bondurant-Farrar
OL: Bo Struve, sr., Carlisle
OL: Josh Volk, jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
DL: Jordan Bries, sr., West Delaware
DL: Logan Jones, jr., Lewis Central
DL: Kyle Krezek, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
DL: Cayden Mesken, soph., Gilbert
LB: Adam Bock, sr., Solon
LB: Ethan Hurkett, jr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
LB: Jason Simon-Ressler, sr., Western Dubuque
DB: Brody Caswell, sr., Bondurant-Farrar
DB: Carson Rollinger, sr., North Scott
DB: Drake Shelton, sr., Decorah
DB: Dylan Steen, sr., Webster City
K: Ben Conrad, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
P: Drake Nettles, sr., Lewis Central
QB: Reed Worth, sr., PCM (Monroe)
RB: Kyler Fisher, sr., Southeast Valley
RB: Gage Hazen-Fabor, sr., Williamsburg
WR: Tyler Lode, sr., Sheldon
WR: Michael Sweeney, sr., Waukon
WR: Wyatt Wegener, jr., Algona
UT: Dawson Baures, jr., Waukon
OL: Noah Fenske, sr., New Hampton
OL: Tyler Miller, jr., Greene County
OL: Luke Pinnick, soph., West Marshall
OL: Seth Rozeboom, sr., Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
OL: Jace Smith, jr., PCM (Monroe)
DL: Spencer Daufeldt, sr., West Liberty
DL: Seth Greiner, jr., PCM (Monroe)
DL: Bryce Hoyle, sr., Greene County
DL: Nick Wood, jr., Chariton
LB: Nathan Bell, sr., Roland-Story
LB: Brady Sullivan, sr., Waukon
LB: Brayton Van Kekerix, sr., Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
DB: Nick Dredge, sr., PCM (Monroe)
DB: Kaden Ludwig, sr., Columbus Catholic
DB: Nathan Michels, sr., Benton Community
DB: Tony Wallerich, sr., Monticello
K: Royce Stuart, sr., Chariton
P: Kody Kruschwitz, jr., Nevada
QB: Hunter Dekkers, jr., West Sioux
RB: Ian Abrahamson, jr., Van Meter
RB: Cade Bennett, jr., Dike-New Hartford
WR: Trey Daugherty, sr., Bellevue
WR: Richie Griglione, sr., Interstate 35
WR: Kade Lynott, jr., West Sioux
UT: Anthony Potthoff, jr., Van Meter
OL: Daniel Graves, sr., Dike-New Hartford
OL: Luke Stein, sr., Iowa City Regina
OL: Conner Koopmans, sr., West Sioux
OL: Jaden Hierseman, sr., West Branch
OL: Brock Farley, sr., Denver
DL: Owen Goos, sr., Dike-New Hartford
DL: Chris Reames, sr., Van Meter
DL: John Shields, sr., Mount Ayr
DL: Junior Tennant, sr., Bellevue
LB: Noah Bandstra, sr., East Marshall
LB: Chase Koopmans, sr., West Sioux
LB: Trevor Schuller, sr., West Sioux
DB: Cory Anderson, sr., Wilton
DB: Parker Kiewiet, jr., Dike-New Hartford
DB: Brett Meyer, sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg
DB: Chase Scheidegger, jr., South Central Calhoun
K: Nathan De Bruin, sr., Pella Christian
P: Beau Cornwell, sr., West Branch
QB: Nick Jacobs, sr., Akron-Westfield
RB: Chase Keifer, jr., Wayne
RB: Christian Seres, sr., Hudson
WR: Mason Compton, sr., Durant
WR: Reagan Frankl, sr., Akron-Westfield
WR: Drake Partridge, sr., AHSTW (Avoca)
UT: Preston Rochford, sr., Edgewood-Colesburg
OL: Trenton Dirks, sr., Westwood (Sloan)
OL: Bryce Kleitsch, sr., Wapsie Valley
OL: Caleb Koeling, sr., Hudson
OL: Ezra Miller, sr., Ridge View (Holstein)
OL: Chandler Redenius, jr., West Hancock
DL: Nick Gaes, sr., Alta-Aurelia
DL: Rylan James, sr., Lynnville-Sully
DL: Jonah Kollbaum, sr., Lawton-Bronson
DL: Jacob Webb, sr., Southwest Valley
LB: Ethan Fulcher, jr., Hudson
LB: Tucker Kroeze, sr., Belmond-Klemme
LB: Wade Mitchell, jr., Woodbury Central
DB: Brad Capesius, sr., Bishop Garrigan
DB: Zach Issa, sr., Alta-Aurelia
DB: Trey Lasek, sr., Highland (Riverside)
DB: Dylan Staker, BGM (Brooklyn)
K: Devin Crees, sr., Earlham
P: Cole Klimesh, sr., South Winneshiek
QB: Keegan Simons, sr., Ar-We-Va (Westside)
RB: Keontae Luckett, sr., New London
RB: Jacob Staudt, sr., Rockford
WR: Cade Jargo, jr., Easton Valley
WR: Drew Schurke, sr., Ar-We-Va (Westside)
UT: Colby Page, sr., Southeast Warren
OL: Jonah Bateman, sr., Fremont-Mills
OL: Will Clapper, sr., Baxter
OL: Brady Lorimor, sr., Sidney
DL: Austin Gartner, sr., Fremont-Mills
DL: Garet Sims, sr., Iowa Valley
DL: Bryce Vandelune, jr., Southeast Warren
LB: Thomas Even, jr., Don Bosco (Gilbertville)
LB: R.J. Rojas, sr., Newell-Fonda
DB: Kaleb Bauer, sr., Southeast Warren
DB: Cole Burmeister, sr., Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton
DB: Lewis Havel, jr., Don Bosco (Gilbertville)
K: Connor Alley, sr., Fremont-Mills
P: Drake Johnson, sr., Stanton
- Cameron Baker, sr., Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson
- Nate Collins, sr., Dowling Catholic
- Tre Fugate, sr., W.D.M. Valley
- Nathan Newcomb, sr., Johnston
- Gavin Williams, jr., Southeast Polk
- T.J. Bollers, soph., Clear Creek-Amana
- Nile McLaughlin, sr., North Scott
- Mosai Newsom, sr., Waverly-Shell Rock
- Braden Stovie, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier
- Wes Cummings, sr., PCM, (Monroe)
- Jaylen DeVries, jr., Clear Lake
- Brycen Rogers, sr., PCM (Monroe)
- Lake Stahlberg, sr., Monticello
- Clayton Thurm, sr., Williamsburg
- JT Van’t Hul, sr., Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley
- Mason Cassady, sr., Interstate 35
- Hunter Clasen, sr., Bellevue
- Tanner Lukavsky, jr., West Branch
- Noah Treimer, sr., Pella Christian
- Jake Kliegl, sr., Ridge View (Holstein)
- Braulio Munoz, jr., Westwood (Sloan)
- Blake Osbahr, sr., AHSTW (Avoca)
- T.J. Schnurr, sr., Bishop Garrigan
- Holden Sevening, jr., Alburnett
- Mason Wickman, sr., Alburnett
Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.
Source: Des Moines Register