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Four from C/F named to all-conference  football teams

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Four players from the 2017 Canistota/Freeman football team have been selected to the Cornbelt Conference 2017 All-Conference teams, which were announced early this week. Named to the first-team on offense was Canistota’s Scott Jolley at running back.

Named to the second team on effense were Canistota’s Jared Tieszen at offensive line and Freeman’s Charles Harberts at wide receiver. 

Freeman’s Bryce Dannenbring was named second-team defense at defensive end. 

Irene-Wakonda, the Class 9AA runner-up, was the Cornbelt Conference champion with a 7-1 record; it’s only loss was to the Pride.

First team offense

Trey King, I-W

Michael Hofer, Howard

Scott Jolley, C/F

Zach Pardy, Howard

Brendan Sokolowski, I-W

EJ Leetch, Howard

Houston Wentzel, Baltic

Nathan Stewart, Hanson

Evan Kizer, Howard

Second team offense

Connor Paetow, V-H

Zam Centeno, Parker

Jared Tieszen, C/F

Charles Harberts, C/F

John Wilhelmsen, Baltic

Keyton Lenderts, Baltic

Diontae Lymon, Garretson

Dakota Johnson, Garretson

Spencer Schultz, M/M

First team defense

Matt Roth, I-W

Aidyn Feldhaus, Howard

Cole Pry, Chester

Sam Muston, Baltic

Jack Konechne, Garretson

Brannon McDonald, I-W

Trey Bohlmann, M/M

Devin Eppard, Chester

Keisean Deehr, Garretson

Second team defense

Matt Kayser, Hanson

Tanner Even, Parker

Bryce Dannenbring, C/F

Tate Gale, I-W

Cody Oien, I-W

Ethan Cramer, Howard

Austin Stoltz, Hanson, 

Shane Anderson, V-H

Marc Rattenborg, Garretson

Season recap

Canistota/Freeman finished its inaugural season as a Pride cooperative with a 5-3 regular season record. The Pride won their first game of the Class 9A playoffs 36-22 against De Smet but lost in the quarterfinals 32-20 to Britton-Hecla. The Braves trailed in that game for much of the first half.

Britton-Hecla went on to win its semifinal game 24-20 over Warner and Friday, Nov. 3, and ultimately the Class 9A championship with a wild 44-36 win over Corsica-Stickney at the DakotaDome in Vermillion Thursday night, Nov. 9.