Eight Tigerhawks deserve all district football recognition – Newton Daily News

A pair of Colfax mingo football players ended their high school careers on a grand scale last season.

And a certain underclassmen seems ready for a special finish.

Seniors Cole Bracewell and Shane Aikin crowned their preparatory careers with a first-team nod that spanned all districts. This Tigerhawk duo in the first team of Class A District 6 included Curtis Horras in his second year, who earned the honor of both wide receiver and kicker.

Senior wide receivers Justin Myers and Colton Lind and second defensive back Trey Hockemeier were the selection of the second team, while Senior Grant Alexander and Merritt McConeghey were the honorable mentions in the sophomore year.

All district honors are based only on statistics within the district game.

Bracewell led Class A District 6 with 1,336 yards and 13 touchdown passes. He was 109 out of 165 through the air and threw five interceptions.

Bracewell was also 10th in the district with 292 rushing yards and eighth with five rushing TDs.

Aikin had his best season in a Tigerhawk uniform as a member of the offensive line. The CM offensive threw 1,340 yards for a district best and scored 19 offensive TDs, finishing in fifth place.

Horras has shown what the district has to defend over the next two years. He was third in the district with 24 catches, second with 540 yards, and first with six receive TDs. Its average of 22.5 yards per catch also topped the district.

As the unanimous first-team kicker, Horras scored a 22-yard field goal and was 14 of 15 in extra points.

Myers and Lind have also been productive as receivers.

Myers ranked seventh in the district with 17 catches but was fourth with 219 yards. He also finished second with four TD catches averaging 13.7 yards per catch.

Lind finished fourth with 23 catches and 157 yards.

Hockemeier had 22 1/2 tackles in the district game.

Alexander was also part of CM’s offensive line. As a defensive lineman, he had 12 tackles, 2 sacks, and 5 tackles for the loss.

McConeghey finished with 25 1/2 tackles and two fumble recoveries as one of CM’s linebackers.

Class A district 6

Final score

Team district total

Lynnville-Sully 6-0 8-2

Belle Plaine 5-1 6-3

Ogden 3-3 4-5

Madrid 3-3 3-6

Colfax-Mingo 3-3 3-6

North Mahaska 1-5 2-6

Wayne 0-6 0-8

Offensive MVP

Corder noun Harder, so., Lynnville-Sully

Defensive MVP

Ben DeMeulenaere, Sr., Belle Plaine

Coach of the year

Mike Parkinson, Lynnville-Sully

All district

First team


Quarterback: Cole Bracewell, Sr., CM.

Running Back: * Kyle Squires, Jr., LS; Matt Fuller Sr., Madrid.

Recipient: Curtis Horras, so., CM; * Nash Smith Jr., North Mahaska; Jack Christensen Jr., Ogden.

Offensive Line: Braden Alberts, sr., LS; Shane Aikin, Sr., CM; * Tristan Mallory Jr., Madrid; * Abraham Christensen Sr., Ogden; Chase Wickwire Jr., Belle Plaine.

Utility: Mathias Torres, Jr., LS.

Kicker: * Curtis Horras, so., CM.


Defense Line: * Ty Jones, Sr., LS; * Ashton Meland Jr., North Mahaska; * Eli Ehlen Sr., Belle Plaine; * Justin McConahay, Sr., Wayne.

Linebackers: Lane Fisk, Jr., LS; * Connor Timm Jr., Belle Plaine; Brady Leonard Sr., Madrid; Chase Grandia, Sr., North Mahaska.

Defensive Back: Conner Maston, Jr., LS; Jaydyn Steil, Sr., North Mahaska; Dylan Perdue, Jr., Ogden; Jake Kockler Jr., Madrid.

Punter: Ben DeMeulenaere, sr., Belle Plaine.

* Unanimous selection

Second team


Quarterback: Lane Snedden, Sr., Ogden

Running Back: Kaden Moorman, Sr., Ogden; Ty Alcott, fr., Belle Plaine.

Recipient: Justin Myers, Sr., CM; Colton Lind, Sr., CM; Cael Pearson Jr., Ogden.

Offensive Line: Miles Mintle, Sr., LS; Wyatt Van Weelden Jr., North Mahaska; Nik Bolton, supra, Ogden; Tristan Miller Jr., Madrid; Jack Schwenn Jr., Belle Plaine.

Utility: Sam Terpstra, Sr., North Mahaska.

Kicker: Matthew Samuelson, so., Ogden.


Line of Defense: Gage Elscott, Sr., LS; Keaton Westberg, supra, Ogden; Nolan Anderson Sr., Madrid; Sheldon Coover Sr., Belle Plaine.

Linebacker: Max Mintle, so., LS; Corydon Kiefer, so., Wayne; Nathan Comer, supra, Ogden; Nash Ramirez, so., Madrid.

Defensive back: Trey Hockemeier, so., CM; Strait Jacobson, Jr., Wayne; Sean Knockel, Sr., North Mahaska; Caydon Tucker Jr., Madrid.

Punter: Conner Maston, Jr., LS.


Hunter Huyser, Jr., LS; Caleb Rea, Jr., LS; Grant Alexander, Sr., CM; Merritt McConeghey, supra., CM; Jeremy Reineke, supra, Belle Plaine; Alex Wilson Jr., Ogden; Cohl Burdette, supra, Ogden; Asher Den Adel, Sr., Madrid; Jake Leonard, so., Madrid; Michael DeJong, Sr., North Mahaska; Paul DeJong Jr., North Mahaska; Cutler Buban, fr., Wayne; Boudyn White, so. Wayne.

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