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Marcus Morgan did a little bit of everything on the football field this fall.
More accurately, Morgan did a lot of everything for West High this season and everything the senior standout did he seemed to do extremely well.
The versatile Morgan headlined a list of three West High players named to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association Class 4A all-state teams on Tuesday earning first team honors for the first time.
Senior receiver Grahm Goering and junior offensive lineman Liam Becher were both third-team selections for West High.
Morgan scored touchdowns rushing, passing, receiving and on an interception return this season while helping West High to a 6-1 record and a spot in the Class 4A quarterfinals.
The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Morgan also averaged 44.2 yards on 14 punts and was a first-team all-state selection as a punter after earning second team honors as a punter in 2018 and third-team honors as a quarterback last season.
While valuable on defense and special teams Morgan was at his best at quarterback completing 67 percent of his passes for 1,662 yards and 17 touchdowns with four interceptions.
Morgan also rushed for 213 yards and six touchdowns, caught a 5-yard TD pass and made 14 tackles while picking off two passes.
Goering earned all-state honors for the first time after ranking in the top 10 in Class 4A in receptions (33), receiving yards (614) and receiving touchdowns (10).
The 10 touchdown receptions for Goering ranked second in Class 4A and the senior also averaged 33.5 yards on 11 kickoff returns including a 99-yarder that he took back for a touchdown.
The 6-foot, 305-pound Becher was a stalwart up front for a West High offense that averaged 386 total yards and 38 points per game.
2020 Iowa Print Sports Writers Association All-State Football
Quarterback – Jase Bauer, Sr., Ankeny
Running back/fullback – Alex Linquist, Sr., Waukee; Ryan Ostrich, Sr., Cedar Falls; Arland Bruce, Sr., Ankeny
Tight end/wide receiver – Brody Brecht, Sr., Ankeny; Aaron Smith, Sr., Waukee; Louis Brooks, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Lineman – Jim Bonifas, Sr., Dubuque Senior; Connor Colby, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Beau Schaller, Sr., Waukee; Griffin Liddle, Sr., Bettendorf; Kalob Runyon, Sr., Southeast Polk; Drew Hoth, Sr., Cedar Falls
Kicker – Lennox Krell, Sr., West Des Moines Valley
Utility – Max White, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Lineman – Max Llewellyn, Sr., Urbandale; Nasir Washington, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Jaylen Pettus, Jr., West Des Moines Dowling; Dominic Caggiano, Sr., Southeast Polk
Linebackers – Carson Williams, Sr., Marshalltown; Jaden Harrell, Sr., Urbandale; Brecken Manus, Sr., Ankeny; Max Derry, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Defensive Backs – Caleb Helgeson, Sr., Johnston; Joe Morrison, Sr., Waukee; Xavier Nwankpa, Jr., Southeast Polk; Ethan Saskowski, Sr., West Des Moines Valley
Punter – Marcus Morgan, Sr., West High
Kicker returner – Mason DouBrava, Sr., West Des Moines valley
Utility – Tucker Langenberg, Sr., Urbandale
Quarterback – Jaxon Dailey, Jr., Southeast Polk
Running back/fullback – Nick Pearson, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Titus Christiansen, Jr., Southeast Polk; Kael Kolarik, Jr., Indianola
Tight end/wide receiver – Tay Norman, Sr., Waterloo West; Matthew Mahoney, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Isaiah Emanuel, Sr., Southeast Polk
Lineman – Gabe Burkle, Jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Tyler Moore, Sr., Johnston; Joe Bream, Sr., Urbandale; Justice Miller, Sr., Ankeny; Kane Zemo, Sr., Pleasant Valley; Cayden Lovett, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead
Kicker – Rhys Ward, Jr., Pleasant Valley
Utility – Tamin Lipsey, Jr., Ames
Lineman – Cade Kuennen, Sr., Johnston; Jalen Smith, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Tamden Webb-Tate, Jr., Ankeny; Dominic Wiseman, Jr., Davenport North
Linebackers – Ethan Breyfogle, Sr., Sioux City East; Seth Bullock, Sr., Dubuque Senior; Nate Ewell, Sr., Waterloo West; Aidan Moore, Sr., Johnston
Defensive Backs – Ryan Crandall, Jr., Ankeny; Sam Daniel, Sr., Fort Dodge; Ryan Cole, Sr., Bettendorf; Clayton Muszynski, Jr., Linn-Mar
Punter – Jacob Cross, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson
Kicker returner – DeVares Whitaker, Jr., Sioux City East
At-large – Caleb Rathjen, Sr., Ankeny
Quarterback – Aidan Dunne, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead
Running back/fullback – Dayson Clayton, Sr., Fort Dodge; Caden Kipper, Sr., Pleasant Valley; Cain McWilliams, Sr., Dubuque Senior
Tight end/wide receiver – Eddie Saidat, Jr., Sr., Waukee; Andrew Lentsch, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Grahm Goering, Sr., West High
Lineman – Timmy Thompson, Sr., Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln; Aidan DeVolder, Sr., Marshalltown; Eli Ripley, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Liam Becher, Jr., West High; Luke Vonderhaar, Jr., Pleasant Valley; Gavin Bascom, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Kicker – Lucas Bartachek, Sr., Waukee
Utility – Trey Porter, Jr., Ankeny Centennial
Lineman – Baxter Bohr, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Adnan Ikeljic, Sr., Urbandale; Togeh Deseh, Sr., Muscatine; Brandon Simonsen, Jr., Ankeny
Linebackers – Drew Bartels, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Jackson Penningroth, Jr., Ankeny; Rusty VanWetzina, Soph., Pleasant Valley; Chase Evanson, Sr., Waukee
Defensive Backs – Zach Sabers, Sr., Dubuque Hempstead; Dante Hanson, Sr., Sioux City North; Watts McBride, Soph., Cedar Rapids Washington; Sam Fleming, Sr., Davenport Central
Punter – Jesus Jaime, Sr., Ottumwa
Kicker returner – Tyler Schreier, Sr., Fort Dodge
Utility – CJ Kuehl, Sr., Indianola