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Ten Tigerhawks earn all-district recognition

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 9:51 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 10:10 a.m. CST

Playing in the district with the Class A runner-up, 10 Colfax-Mingo football players were honored on the District 5 teams recently.

Senior Reegan Van Dyke and juniors Zarek Hill and Ahren Teed were all first-team selections, while seniors Jake Dunsbergen and Alex Lewis were second-team choices. Earning honorable mention recognition were senior Colton Lourens, junior Holister Koenig and sophomore Brady Berkey.

Two Tigerhawks were honored with the Golden Award, too. The recipients of the award that goes to deserving players who had their seasons shortened by injury were junior Damir Gumerov and sophomore Trinity Schroeder.

The Class A District 5 teams were released after Hudson lost in the championship game on Thursday.

The Tigerhawks won three more games in 2017 than they did in 2016 and finished district play with a 3-4 record. Hudson won the league at 7-0 followed by Gladbrook-Reinbeck (6-1), Belle Plaine (5-2) and BGM (4-3). North Tama (2-5), Grand View Christian (1-6) and GMG (0-7) were the other three teams in the district.

Van Dyke earned first-team honors as a quarterback, Hill was selected as a defensive back and Teed was honored as an offensive linemen.

Van Dyke led the district with 1,298 passing yards and was second in touchdown passes with 12. He also rushed for 260 yards and five scores.

Overall, Van Dyke threw for 1,694 yards, which ranked third in Class A. He tossed 18 touchdowns and rushed for 404 yards and six scores.

Hill led the district with seven interceptions, had two fumble recoveries, one sack and 40 tackles. He also scored two defensive touchdowns.

Overall, Hill led all of Class A with a school-record eight picks, had 46 tackles, and tied for sixth in Class A with three fumble recoveries.

Teed was the starting center on the Tigerhawks’ offensive line. He helped Colfax-Mingo lead the district in passing yards and the team was fourth in total yards with 1,916. The Tigerhawks scored 161 total points.

Lewis made the second team as a tight end and Dunsbergen was a second-team linebacker.

Dunsbergen led the district in tackles during league games with 56.

Dunsbergen had one pick on the season and finished with 77 1/2 total tackles, which ranked 13th in Class A.

Lewis ranked second in district play with 29 catches and was third in receiving yards with 408 and tied for receiving touchdowns with five. He averaged 14.1 yards per catch.

Lewis hauled in 40 catches for 585 yards overall, which both ranked eighth in Class A. He was seventh in TD catches with seven.

Koenig was an honorable mention linebacker, Lourens earned his honorable mention selection as a defensive lineman and Berkey was an honorable mention kicker.

Lourens finished with 25 1/2 tackles, five tackles for loss and three sacks in district play. He had 38 tackles, eight tackles for loss and four sacks overall.

Koenig finished with 21 1/2 tackles, four tackles for loss and one sack in district play and claimed 36 tackles, six tackles for loss and one sack overall.

Berkey hit on 13-of-16 PATs and was 1-of-2 in field goals during district play. Overall, Berkey was 23-of-26 in PATs and 2-of-3 in field goals with a long of 37.

Both Gumerov and Schroeder had their seasons cut short because of injury.

Gumerov missed two full district games and part of another but rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown on offense and had 19 1/2 tackles and a fumble recovery on defense.

Schroeder missed the final three district games. He had seven catches for 49 yards as a wide receiver and collected 11 tackles on defense.

Class A District 5

Final Standings

Hudson 7-0

Gladbrook-Reinbeck 6-1

Belle Plaine 5-2

BGM 4-3

Colfax-Mingo 3-4

North Tama 2-5

Grand View Christian 1-6

GMG 0-7

Offensive MVP

Hunter Lott, Gladbrook-Reinbeck

Defensive MVP

Wes Geisler, Hudson

Lineman of the Year

Dawson Ellingson, Hudson

Kicker of the Year

Chris Malfese, Belle Plaine

Punter of the Year

Brock Baldazo, GMG

Coach of the Year

Justin Brekke, Hudson

First Team


Reegan Van Dyke, senior, quarterback

Zarek Hill, junior, defensive back

Ahren Teed, junior, offensive line


Wes Geisler, senior, center/linebacker/kicker

Matt Seres, senior, defensive line/offensive line

Dawson Ellingson, senior, defensive line/offensive line

Cam Fulcher, senior, defensive end

Zach Buzynski, senior, linebacker

Christian Seres, junior, running back


Walker Thede, senior, wide receiver

Mason Skovgard, senior, defensive end

Matt Johannsen, senior, wide receiver

Kyle Koppen, senior, inside linebacker

Rhett Barnes, senior, offensive line

Belle Plaine

Deryck Clapper, senior, offensive line

Garret Straight, junior, defensive back

Trevin Straight, sophomore, running back

Ethan Allie, sophomore, offensive line

Brandon VanNevel, senior, linebacker


Keegan James, senior, running back

Dalton Roberts, senior, defensive end

Kyle Kilmer, senior, offensive line

Kendall Bunn, senior, linebacker

North Tama

Hale Hume, junior, quarterback/wide receiver

Tyler Morrison, junior, running back

Grand View Christian

Peyton Leever, senior, running back


Cade Bovenmyer, senior, linebacker

Second Team


Alex Lewis, senior, tight end

Jake Dunsbergen, senior, linebacker


Reese Larson, senior, linebacker

Al Hageman, senior, wide receiver/defensive back

Alec Staebell, junior, wide receiver/kick returner

Ethan Fulcher, sophomore, wide receiver/defensive back

Izik Rodriguez, junior, wide receiver/

defensive back


Gage Murty, senior, defensive line

Cael Wyatt, senior, linebacker

Bronson Wrage, senior, offensive line

Seth Grettilat, senior, defensive line

Kegan Giesking, freshman, defensive back

Belle Plaine

Dylan Fry, junior, center

Ethan Gates, junior, defensive end

Isaac Brandt, senior, fullback


David McCammant, senior, defensive line

Austin Hall, junior, offensive line

Noah Beck, sophomore, free safety

North Tama

Nicholas Sierra, senior, wide receiver/

defensive back

Cory Kennedy, senior, offensive line/

defensive line

Grand View Christian

Clay Ramseyer, senior, running back

Avery Bush, senior, defensive end


Blaze Krull, junior, linebacker

Honorable Mention


Colton Lourens, senior, defensive line

Holister Koenig, junior, linebacker

Brady Berkey, sophomore, kicker

Golden Award


Damir Gumerov, junior

Trinity Schroeder, sophomore

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