West High senior Oliver Martin runs against Cedar Rapids Washington. Jeff Yoder/Your Prep SportsThe Your Prep Sports football team honors 25 of the top area players for their performance this season. The inaugural Your Prep Sports team features Division I recruits, all-state performers, state title game participants and school record holders.
Offensive TeamDevontae LaneWide Receiver: Oliver Martin, 6-1, 195, Sr., West High (Offensive Captain) – Concluded the top career in state history for a Class 4A pass catcher by leading 4A with 85 receptions for 1,272 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Wide Receiver: Zach Jones, 5-9, 160, Sr., City High – Caught a team-high 39 passes for 556 yards and four touchdowns.
Quarterback: Nate Wieland, 6-2, 215, Sr., City High – Northern Illinois commit passed for 1,671 yards and nine touchdowns and ran for 741 yards and 11 scores.
Running Back: Devontae Lane, 6-2, 200, Sr., West High – Rushed for 793 yards and 11 touchdowns in eight games after moving to tailback. Also caught 29 passes for 234 yards and six touchdowns.
Running Back: Luke Lenoch, 5-9, 185, Sr., West Branch – Became the 14th player in state history to break the 6,000-yard barrier for a career, rushing for 1,838 yards and 30 touchdowns.
Tight End: Jacob Coons, 6-4, 215, Sr., Solon – Iowa recruit had a team-high 29 catches for 479 yards and five touchdowns.
Offensive Line: Josh Van Roekel, 6-5, 230, Sr., West High – Second team all-state picked helped the Trojans reach the 4A title game for the first time since 1999.
Offensive Line: Reagan Ries, 6-0, 270, Sr., Regina – Two-way standout was a third team all-state pick for 1A runner-up Regals.
Offensive Line: Jacob Barnhart, 6-6, 285, Jr., West Branch – Earned all-state honors for the second straight season after anchoring West Branch offensive line.
Offensive Line: Carter Hertel, 6-0, 260, Sr., Clear Creek Amana – Most consistent performer on an offensive line that helped the Clippers average 240 rushing yards per game.
Offensive Line: Alex Kleinow, 6-5, 290, Sr., West High – Iowa State recruit was a dominant force on an offensive line that helped the Trojans average 32 points per game.
Kicker: Tyreke Williams, 6-0, 220, Sr., Clear Creek Amana – Connected on 6-of-7 field goals including a 47-yarder.
Jared Brinkman gets blocked against Solon. Jackie Blake Jensen/IC Pixx. Defensive Team Tyler LinderbaumDefensive Line: Jared Brinkman, 6-2, 270, Sr., Regina (Defensive Captain) – A first team Class 1A all-state selection, Brinkman made a team-high 59 tackles and collected 6.5 sacks while moving between end and tackle.
Defensive Line: Dillon Shephard, 6-2, 190, Sr., West High – Led West High with 17.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks while ranking fourth on the team with 48 tackles from his defensive end spot.
Defensive Line: Tyler Linderbaum, 6-2, 240, Jr., Solon – A force on both sides of the ball, Linderbaum was a first team all-state pick as an offensive lineman and ranked second on the team with 42.5 tackles from his defensive tackle spot while leading Solon with seven tackles for loss.
Defensive Line: Cole White, 5-11, 215, Jr., Clear Creek Amana – Had a state-best 15 sacks among 20 tackles for loss.
Linebacker: Brock Hunger, 6-1, 195, Sr., City High – Senior captain led City High with 64 tackles and four sacks from his middle linebacker spot.
Linebacker: Max Brown, 5-9, 185, Sr., West High – An undersized middle linebacker, Brown had big-time production leading West High with 78.5 tackles including 12 for loss.
Linebacker: Dillon Doyle, 6-2, 190, West High – Finished third on the team in tackles for the 4A runner-up Trojans making 54 stops including 8.5 for loss.
Linebacker: Trevor Nelson, 6-0, 180, Sr., Solon – Leader a Solon defense that held opponents to 12.3 points and 242 yards per game made a team-high 43 tackles, had three sacks and recovered two fumbles.
Defensive Back: Naeem Smith, 5-10, 175, Sr., City High – A third team Class 4A all-state selection led the Little Hawks with four interceptions and ranked second on the team with 51.5 tackles.
Defensive Back: Cole Mabry, 6-1, 170, Soph., West High – Ranked second on the team with 63.5 tackles in his first varsity season.
Defensive Back: Gabe Nkumu, 6-1, 200, Sr., City High – Had 44 tackles and five tackles for loss and ranked second on the team with three interceptions.
Defensive Back: Jack Jensen, 5-9, 141, Sr., Regina – Had six of his team-high seven interceptions in four postseason games.
Punter: Sam Stein, 5-11, 155, Sr., Regina – Ranked third in the state averaging 41.9 yards on 25 punts.