Seven Royals named all-district in football

Joe Randleman, Sports Writer
Garret Tiarks

Seven members of the Colo-Nesco football team were given all-district recognition in 8-man District 5 after the Royals placed third in the district this fall.

The Royals put six players on the all-district team and had another named honorable mention. They went 5-2 in the district, trailing only Twin Cedars (7-0) and HLV (6-1).

Senior Garret Tiarks headlined the Colo-Nesco selections by being named 8-man District 5 Defensive Player of the Year. In district play, Tiarks had 53 tackles, six tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, four interceptions, one fumble recovery and one defensive touchdown.

Garrett Packer, Bryce Niemeyer, Wayne Beard, Mason Lytle and Philip Bower were the other all-district players from Colo-Nesco.

Packer had 43 tackles and 3.5 tackles for loss in district play, Niemeyer racked up 44.5 tackles and 5.5 sacks and Beard caught seven passes for 174 yards and four touchdowns and also ran for two scores. Lytle delivered 29.5 tackles and two interceptions and Bower picked off five passes and also had two touchdowns passing, rushing and receiving apiece.

Senior Parker Eley was the Royal named honorable mention. Eley caught five passes for 89 yards and two touchdowns in district play.

Twin Cedars’ Trace Embray was named both Offensive Player of the Year and Special Teams Player of the Year in the district. Twin Cedars’ Jake Crozier was named Offensive Lineman of the Year and Moravia’s Quinton Casteel and HLV’s Kenny Kriegel were co-Defensive Lineman of the Year winners.

8-man District 5 all-district teams

All-District team: Trace Embray (Sr.), Twin Cedars; Dakota Pinegar (Jr.), Twin Cedars; Jake Crozier (Sr.), Twin Cedars; James Elliott (Sr.), Twin Cedars; Quenton Goemaatt (Sr.), Twin Cedars; Andrew Stanhope (Sr.), Twin Cedars; Jake Knox (Sr.), Twin Cedars; Nick Haselhun (Jr.), Twin Cedars; Kenny Kriegel (Sr.), HLV; Derick Weiermann (Sr.), HLV; Camiel Blomme (Sr.), HLV; Wyatt Kaplan (Sr.), HLV; Jacob Coats (Sr.), HLV; Brandon Schafbuch (Jr.), HLV; Ben Toyne (Jr.), HLV; Garret Tiarks (Sr.), Colo-Nesco; Garrett Packer (Jr.), Colo-Nesco; Bryce Niemeyer (Jr.), Colo-Nesco; Wayne Beard (Sr.), Colo-Nesco; Mason Lytle (Jr.), Colo-Nesco; Philip Bower (Jr.), Colo-Nesco; Quinton Casteel (Sr.), Moravia; Dallas Price (Sr.), Moravia; Jake Martin (Sr.), Moravia; Hunter Arbogast (So.), Moravia; Chase Snyder (Sr.), Moravia; Dalton Lovell (So.), Melcher-Dallas; Zach Moore (Sr.), Melcher-Dallas; Ethan Harrington (So.), Melcher-Dallas; Connor Dawson (Sr.), Melcher-Dallas; Orlando Kapayou (Sr.), Meskwaki; Tate Bear (So.), Meskwaki; Jarius Bear (Jr.), Meskwaki; Travis Enright (Sr.), Seymour; Heath Roberts (Sr.), Seymour; Clay Harper (Sr.), Tri-County.

Honorable mention: Logan Anderson (Jr.), Twin Cedars; Brendan Wood (So.), HLV; Parker Eley (Sr.), Colo-Nesco; Nick Martin (Jr.), Moravia; Sam Houston (Jr.), Melcher-Dallas; Jovani Victor (So.), Meskwaki; Justin Jewett (Sr.), Seymour; Dylan Seaton (Jr.), Tri-County.

Offensive MVP: Trace Embray (Sr.), Twin Cedars.

Defensive MVP: Garret Tiarks (Sr.), Colo-Nesco.

Special Teams MVP: Embray.

Offensive Lineman of the Year: Jake Crozier (Sr.), Twin Cedars.

Co-Defensive Linemen of the Year: Quinton Casteel (Sr.), Moravia and Kenny Kriegel (Sr.), HLV.

Final 8-man District 5 standings

Twin Cedars 7-0

HLV 6-1

Colo-Nesco 5-2

Moravia 4-3

Melcher-Dallas 3-4

Meskwaki 2-5

Seymour 1-6

Tri-County 0-7