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Two of the premier small school programs in Eastern Iowa Regina and West Branch were each represented when the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association released its all-state football teams on Tuesday.
Regina and West Branch each had a pair of players named to the Class 1A team on Tuesday following successful seasons that included playoff victories.
Senior linemen Josh Gaffey and Aidan Udell were each third-team selections for Regina while senior lineman Drake Berry was a second team pick for West Branch and junior linebacker Andy Henson was a third-team selection for the Bears.
Gaffey and Udell were each third-team all-state picks for the second consecutive season.
A 6-foot-4, 230-pound lineman, Gaffey was named to the 1A third team as an offensive lineman after helping the Regals average 212 rushing yards, 361 total yards and better than 28 points per game.
Gaffey also had 35.5 tackles, which was third on the team, and six tackles for loss including three sacks.
The 5-foot-10, 195-pound Udell was a third-team pick as a defensive lineman following a season in which he led Regina with 66.5 tackles including 10.5 tackles for loss and three sacks from his defensive line spot while helping Regina to a 9-1 record and spot in the Class 1A second round.
Berry and Henson each earned all-state honors for the first time.
Berry was a second-team all-state pick as an offensive lineman after paving the way for West Branch to rush for 184 yards per game.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound two-way starter also had 24.5 tackles including five tackles for loss and three sacks.
Henson was a third-team selection as a linebacker after making 42.5 tackles and leading the Bears with 11 tackles for loss.
The 6-foot-, 205-pound Henson had two sacks, recovered two fumbles and led West Branch with 1,320 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns to go with 12 receptions for 161 yards.
2021 Iowa Print Sports Writers Association All-State Football
Quarterback – Jack Pettit, Sr., Van Meter
Running back/fullback – Cade Molyneux, Sr., Sigourney/Keota; Gavin Cornelison, Sr., ACGC; Dalten Van Pelt, Sr., Van Meter
Tight end/wide receiver – Caleb Holthaus, Jr., Waterloo Columbus; Brady Lynott, Jr., West Sioux; Griffin Greiner, Sr., Cardinal
Linemen – Zach Smithart, Sr., Sigourney/Keota; Easton Eledge, Sr., Underwood; Cale Jensen, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Mario Duenas, Sr., West Sioux; Lincoln Olsen, Sr., Van Meter; Cael Hoing, Sr., ACGC
Kicker – Colten Clarahan, Sr., Sigourney/Keota
Utility – Dylan Wiggins, Jr., West Sioux
Linemen – Jason Koopman, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Wil Textor, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Braden Powers, Sr., Denver; Casey Trudo, Sr., Van Meter
Linebacker – Carson Hartz, Jr., Waterloo Columbus; Nick Reinicke, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Ben Gilliland, Jr., Van Meter; Reese Moore, Sr., Van Meter
Defensive back – Cayden Gassman, Jr., Dyersville Beckman; Parker Adams, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Blake Van Ballegooyen, Sr., West Sioux; Ganon Archer, Sr., Van Meter
Punter – Blake McAlister, Sr., South Central Calhoun
Returner – Cayden Jensen, Sr., ACGC
Utility – Cullen McShane, Sr., MFL Mar-Mac
Quarterback – Carter Gallagher, Sr., Waterloo Columbus
Running back/fullback – Joey Anderson, Sr., Underwood; Jerek Hall, Jr., Dike-New Hartford; Carter Bultman, Jr., West Sioux
Tight end/wide receiver – Scott Pearson, Sr., Underwood; Devon Kollasch, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Aaden Schwiesow, Sr., West Sioux
Linemen – Brett Burlage, Jr., Dyersville Beckman; Aidan Schuster, Sr., Sigourney/Keota; Drake Berry, Sr., West Branch; Cameron Spina, Sr., Ridge View; Luke Koepke, Sr., Denver; Victor Gonzalez, Sr., ACGC
Kicker – Collin Brandt, Sr., Underwood
Utility – Alex Ravlin, Jr., Underwood
Linemen – Cade Streigle, Sr., Sigourney/Keota; Cal Wanninger, Sr., Carroll Kuemper; Kolton Luscombe, Jr., Ridge View; Mason Knipp, Soph., Waterloo Columbus
Linebacker – Elliot Naughton, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Chase Berding, Sr., Central Springs; Nathan Graves, Sr., Dike-New Hartford; Korbin Barck, Sr., Van Meter
Defensive back – Levi Koopmans, Sr., West Sioux; Cade Harriman, Sr., Ridge View; Trevan Reiter, Sr., Denver; Caelen DeVault, Sr., Nodaway Valley
Punter – Brody Deitering, Sr., Ridge View
Returner – Levi Crawford, Sr., Sigourney/Keota
Utility – Reid Rumelhart, Sr., ACGC
Quarterback – Isaac Kacmarynski, Jr., Pella Christian
Running back/fullback – Nolan DeLong, Jr., Durant; Owen Huehnergarth, Sr., Dyersville Beckman; Jack Menster, Jr., Cascade
Tight end/wide receiver – Kyson Van Vugte, Sr., Western Christian; Ryan Walters, Jr., South Hardin; Eric Mulder, Sr., Pella Christian
Linemen – Josh Gaffey, Sr., Regina; Conner Reed, Sr., Sigourney/Keota; Tegan Carson, Sr., Central Decatur; Logan Beatty, Soph., Denver; Sean May, Soph., South Hardin
Kicker – Nolan Dall, Sr., Dike-New Hartford
Utility – Gabe McGeough, Sr., MFL-Mar Mac
Linemen – Aidan Udell, Sr., Regina; Joe Johnson, Jr., Aplington-Parkersburg; Payton Jacobe, Soph., ACGC; Avery Phillippi, Sr., Nodaway Valley
Linebacker – Andy Henson, Jr., West Branch; Tyler Schmitt, Sr., East Sac County; Shane Habben, Jr., Western Christian; Jack Clarahan, Jr., Sigourney/Keota
Defensive back – Kevin King, Sr., South Central Calhoun; Logan Cassady, Sr., Interstate 35; Mason Sheldahl, Sr., South Hardin; Carter Durflinger, Jr., Van Meter
Punter – Hunter Keller, Sr., West Central Valley
Returner – Caylor Hoffer, Sr., Denver
Utility – Waylen Butler, Sr., South Hardin