West High’s Martin Headlines Area Class 4A All-State Picks
West High senior Oliver Martin catches a pass against Bettendorf in the 4A playoffs. Jeff Yoder/For Your Prep Sports By Ryan Murken
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West High senior Oliver Martin can add another accolade to his growing list of career achievements.
One of the most prolific pass catchers in state history, Martin was named a first team all-state selection by the Iowa Newspaper Association for the first time in his career on Tuesday.
Martin headlines a list of four West High players to earn all-state honors after helping the Trojans to a 10-3 record and a spot in the Class 4A title game.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Martin led Class 4A with 85 receptions, 1,272 receiving yards and 14 touchdown receptions this season and also returned a punt and a kickoff for a score.
Seniors Devontae Lane and Josh Van Roekel were both second team selections while junior Dillon Shephard was named to the 4A third team.
Lane was named to the second team as a defensive back after leading West High with six interceptions.
The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Lane had 42 tackles and returned one of his interceptions 34 yards for a score.
Naeem Smith runs against Linn-Mar. Tork Mason/For Your Prep Sports.Van Roekel (6-5, 230) was a second-team pick on the offensive line after helping West High average 32 points and 362 yards per game.
Shephard (6-2, 190) was a third team pick on the defensive line after leading West High with 17.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks while ranking fourth on the team with 48 tackles.
City High senior safety Naeem Smith was named to the 4A third team for the second straight season.
Smith (5-11, 176) led the Little Hawks with four interceptions and was second on the team with 51.5 tackles while helping City High to an 8-3 record and a spot in the 4A quarterfinals.
First Team Offense Tight end/Wide Receiver: Oliver Martin, 6-1, 195, Sr., West High
Tight end/Wide Receiver: Carlton Todd, 5-11, 170, Sr., Waterloo West
Tight end/Wide Receiver: Drew Hills, 5-8, 160, Jr., Ankeny
Line: Peter Nank, 6-6, 300, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Line: Wyatt Wriedt, 6-1, 245, Sr., North Scott
Line: John Yount, 6-4, 260, Sr., Ankeny Centennial
Line: Zach Ross, 6-3, 295, Jr., West Des Moines Dowling
Line: Mark Kallenberger, 6-6, 265, Sr., Bettendorf
Quarterback: Rocky Lombardi, 6-3, 215, Sr., West Des Moines Valley
Back: Jacob Zachary, 6-1, 220, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Back: Alphonso Soko, 5-9, 185, Sr., Muscatine
Back: Joseph Meyer, 5-10, 170, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie
Kicker: Cole Hahn, 5-10, 180, Sr., West Des Moines Valley
Utility: Devon Moore, 6-4, 215, Sr., Waterloo West
First Team Defense Line: John Waggoner, 6-4, 240, Jr., West Des Moines Dowling
Line: Bedale Naba, 6-0, 260, Sr., West Des Moines Valley
Line: Ryan Mells, 6-2, 275, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Line: Calvonte Stollings, 6-5, 285, Sr., Des Moines North
Linebacker: Jacob Hummel, 6-2, 220, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Linebacker: O’Rien Vance, 6-3, 235, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington
Linebacker: Keegan Glaus, 5-11, 210, Sr., Bettendorf
Linebacker: Rory Walling, 6-1, 195, Sr., Des Moines East
Back: Garrett Nicols, 5-10, 170, Sr., Ankeny Centennial
Back: John Mahoney, 6-0, 200, Sr., West Des Moines Valley
Back: Jack Koerner, 6-1, 190, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Punter: Nick Duehr, 6-1, 180, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Utility: Drew Dostal, 6-1, 195, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington
Second Team Offense Tight end/Wide Receiver: Drew Greenhaw, 5-11, 165, Sr., Muscatine
Tight end/Wide Receiver: Austin Hinkle, 5-11, 160, Sr., West Des Moines Valley
Tight end/Wide Receiver: Taylor Flemister, 5-8, 165, Sr., Sioux City East
Line: Josh Van Roekel, 6-5, 230, Sr., West High
Line: Jackson Coker, 6-3, 270, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Line: Andrew Todd, 6-3, 270, Jr., Cedar Rapids Washington
Line: Brock Wageman, 6-2, 262, Sr., Ankeny
Line: Colin Newell, 6-5, 270, Sr., Ames
Quarterback: Johnny Sullivan, 6-1, 175, Sr., Clinton
Back: Jenson Gates, 5-10, 165, Jr., Ankeny Centennial
Back: Javon Mason, 5-10, 200, Jr., West Des Moines Valley
Back: Cole Deskin, 5-9, 210, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Kicker: Tristan Connell, 6-4, 185, Sr., Clinton
Second Team Defense Line: Atlia Bell, 6-3, 260, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Line: Cameron Maxfield, 6-1, 275, Sr., Bettendorf
Line: Jacob Wiggins, 6-3, 240, Sr., Waukee
Line: Rane Weiland, 6-4, 210, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington
Linebacker: Johnson Mator, 5-10, 185, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Linebacker: Tavian Rashed, 5-8, 187, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson
Linebacker: Kendell Jackson, 6-2, 215, Jr., Des Moines Roosevelt
Linebacker: Colby Baugher, 5-11, 183, Jr., Ankeny
Back: Jeran Proctor, 5-10, 185, Sr., Johnston
Back: Devontae Lane, 6-2, 205, Sr., West High
Back: Cameron Baker, 6-2, 220, Soph., Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson
Punter: Adam Rademacher, 6-1, 160, Sr., Ames
Third Team Offense Tight end/Wide Receiver: Suni Lane, 6-4, 195, Sr., Bettendorf
Tight end/Wide Receiver: Tayshaun Cooper, 6-1, 170, Sr., Waterloo West
Tight end/Wide Receiver: Cole Rollinger, 5-11, 190, Sr., North Scott
Line: Gerry Alt, 6-3, 280, Sr., Cedar Rapids Washington
Line: Jack Rouseel, 6-2, 280, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead
Line: Erik Sorensen, 6-6, 305, Sr., Waukee
Line: Derek Mowrey, 6-5, 270, Sr., Urbandale
Line: Anthony Arroyo, 6-2, 285, Sr., Des Moines East
Quarterback: Blaine Hawkins, 5-10, 185, Sr., Ankeny
Back: Gage Harris, 6-2, 210, Sr., Clinton
Back: Tavien Gardner, 5-9, 175, Sr., Urbandale
Back: Kameron Kramer, 5-9, 180, Sr., Western Dubuque
Kicker: Skyler Crew, 6-1, 165, Sr., Waukee
Third Team Defense Line: Kennan Stewart, 6-3, 235, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson
Line: Dillon Shephard, 6-2, 190, Jr., West High
Line: Brady Bormann, 6-0, 245, Sr., Pleasant Valley
Line: Johny Massman, 6-1, 245, Sr., Dubuque Senior
Linebacker: Sam Gerst, 6-1, 225, Sr., Waterloo West
Linebacker: Brady Smith, 6-0, 200, Sr., Newton
Linebacker: Turner Ellis, 6-1, 210, Sr., Urbandale
Linebacker: Mac Southard, 5-8, 180, Sr., Lewis Central
Back: David Summers, 6-1, 185, Sr., Muscatine
Back: Eric Milewsky, 5-11, 180, Jr., Urbandale
Back: Naeem Smith, 5-11, 176, Sr., City High
Punter: Tyler Hefflefinger, 6-2, 177, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson