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Central is ranked No. 10 on the all-conference football team

Central is ranked No. 10 on the all-conference football team

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Offensive tackle Kwe Baker-McAuley was named to the all-conference football team for the second time.


Five made the first team after the Dutch’s 7-3 campaign

PELLA — Ten Central College players were declared for the American Rivers football team on Friday.

The kicker Logan Sunvold (Jr., Monroe, Southeast Polk HS) was selected in the first team for the second time during the tackle That Baker-Macauley (Senior, Mesa, Arizona, Tempe HS) and the player Austin Burns (Jr., Williamsburg) were named to the first team after winning the second team a year ago. Defensive back Brody Klein (Jr., Rainier, Washington) and wide receiver Logan Mont (Jr., Aurora, IL, West Aurora HS) there were also selections for the first team. Last year, Klein received an honorary award.

Strong security Cameron Bannister (Senior, State Center, West Marshall HS) was a second-team winner for the second time, as was the center Jan Dan Herder (Mesa, Arizona, Desert Ridge HS). Other second-team selections were linebacker Nathan Rahn (Chadwick, IL, Milledgeville, HS)defender Tom Adolph (5th grade, Coralville, Iowa City, West Haas) and wide receiver Ryan Noah (Jr., West Des Moines, Valley HS).

linebacker Tate Hagen (Jr., Britt, West Hancock HS) received an honorary award.

Sunvold connected on 9 of 13 field goal attempts and made 54 of 55 extra points. He averaged 60.7 yards on 45 kickoffs, with 39 touchdowns.

Burns averaged 37.8 yards on 45 carries with 15 touchdowns inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. No one was blocked and he had four carries of 50 yards or more.

Klein had 54 tackles, including 25 solo tackles with 1.5 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss. He had two interceptions, two forced fumbles, a blocked punt, a pass breakup and four quarterback hurries.

Baker-McAuley was the leader of an offensive line that helped Central average 489.6 yards and 41.3 points per game.

Montt led Central in receptions with 69 and was second in receiving yards with 754. He had five touchdowns and a TD and one pass.

Central posted a 7-3 record with a 5-3 conference mark that featured 12 members of last year’s league champions advancing to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III playoffs. Over the past five seasons, Dutchmen players have earned all-conference honors 50 times, including 29 first-team selections.

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