Five Boone County seniors have been selected to play in the annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic this year.
David Hansen, Keaton Henry, Kyle Kramer and Joe O'Brien of Boone Central-Newman Grove; and Tanner Hudson of Riverside have been named to the White team.
Tom Olson of Norfolk High School and Blair Kalin of Hartington High School have been named head coaches for the 4th Annual Red vs. White Northeast Nebraska Football Classic. On Olson’s White staff will be Brent Bauer of Wisner-Pilger, Nate Blankenship of West Point-Beemer, Matt Skiff of Norfolk High, Mike Sunderman of Madison and Dave Stoddard of Stanton. On Kalin’s Red staff will be Tony Allen of O’Neill St. Mary’s, Terry Beair of Wayne, Mike Johnson of Hartington Cedar Catholic, Jason Konicek of Norfolk Catholic and Gene Suhr of Creighton.
Olson said there was a large number of good offensive linemen taken by the White squad. “We should be able to be a very balanced run/pass offense,’’ Olson said. “Defensively, our strengths will lie in a very athletic line backing corp and a deep group of secondary players. Our defensive line is athletic, but not very deep.’"
Olson also said the all-star classic a great opportunity to work with some of the area coaches, and some great athletes from around Northeast Nebraska. “Overall, this is the best football area in the state of Nebraska,’’ he said. “The coaching staff has had a great time getting together, evaluating film, and designing schemes for the upcoming game. I'm very excited to be involved in this very enjoyable event, and to have a hand in such a positive cause in our area of the state.’’
The 4th Annual All-Star Game will be played on Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m. at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk. The Red team leads the series, 2-1.
White Team Roster:
Garett Allemang - Neligh-Oakdale, Gavin Ellenwood - Norfolk , Andrew Fangman - Elgin Public-Pope John, Max Frank - Osmond, Gunner Fuelberth - Norfolk, David Hansen - Boone Central-Newman Grove, Zach Heinke - Logan View, Keaton Henry - Boone Central-Newman Grove, Tanner Hudson - Riverside, Blake Huisman - Stanton, Nic Jensen - Plainivew, Kyle Kallhoff - Elgin Public-Pope John, Andy Kerkman - Clearwater-Orchard, Kyle Kramer - Boone Central-Newman Grove, Kobe Lade - Battle Creek, Drew Lanman - Battle Creek, Cody Mace - Oakland-Craig, Noah McPhillips - Humphrey St. Francis, Austin Mills - Madison, Cole Mitchell - Oakland-Craig, Joe O'Brien - Boone Central-Newman Grove, Edgar (Alex) Olivan - Clearwater-Orchard, Tanner Ortmeier - Guardian Angels Central Catholic, Tyrell Pokorney - Clarkson-Leigh, Tyler Polacek - Howells-Dodge, Austin Preister - Humphrey-Lindsay Holy Family, Tyler Rautenberg - Elkhorn Valley, Derek Renner - Battle Creek, Aaron Rudloff - Battle Creek, Bryce Sovereign - Norfolk, Conner Thiele - Oakland-Craig, Tate Toelle - West Point-Beemer, Lucas Troyer - Wisner Pilger, Corbin Warnke - Stanton, Kyle Wemhoff - Humphrey St. Francis and Aaron Wilken - Norfolk
Red Team Roster:
Landyn Anderson - Randolph, Taggart Bailey - Pierce, Beau Becker - Cedar Catholic, Riley Bilstein - West Holt, Airic Brown - Winnebago High School, Mason Buckendahl - Pierce, Drew Davie - Wayne, Riley Ellwanger - West Boyd/Boyd County, Brian Fiedler - South Sioux City, Austin Freeman - Pierce, John Freudenburg - Lutheran High Northeast, Kendrik Goeden - Cedar Catholic, Lee Grebe - Lutheran High Northeast, Tyler Haberman - Emerson-Hubbard, Aaron Hoff - Norfolk Catholic, Tyler Holz - Bloomfield, Ben Johnson - Niobrara/Verdigre, Cade Kalkowski - Niobrara/Verdigre, Philliip Kirby - Lutheran High Northeast, Cole Koenig - Wayne, Denton Kuhl - Randolph, Jaret Laible - West Holt, Austin Lange - Wynot, Grant Leise - Cedar Catholic, Ethan Morten - Hartington-Newcastle, Conner Paxton - Stuart Public School, Tate Schmaderer - Stuart Public School, Schuyler Schweers - Wayne, Aaron Seger - West Holt, Devin Soll - Pender, Cody Stratman - Wynot, Levi Sudbeck - Pierce, Justin Timmerman - Norfolk Catholic, Paul Uhlir - Norfolk Catholic, Grant Wallinger - West Holt and Lane Walton - Creighton