Six Trojans gridders earn all-BNC honors

© 2017-Mendota Reporter

MENDOTA – Six Mendota Trojan football players were recognized with Big Northern Conference all-conference honors for the 2017 season.

Heading the list was senior Ben Bokus, who was chosen to the first team at the defensive back position. He was the lone Trojan to earn first-team distinction.

Senior Kiandre Morris was chosen to the second team at two positions – running back and punter. Joining him on the second team were senior Preston O’Sadnick at wide receiver/tight end and junior Edwin Angulo at kicker.

Two of Mendota’s offensive linemen were honorable mention all-conference selections. They were junior Preston Lewis and sophomore Cole Stremlau.

FIRST TEAM

(Offense)

Quarterback – Britton Morris, Jr., North Boone; Noah Kellerman, Sr., Rockford Christian

Running Back – Brady Atchison, Sr., Stillman Valley; Arthur Cox III, Sr., Dixon; Payton Phillips, Sr., Genoa-Kingston

Wide Receiver/Tight End – Hayden Corson, Sr., North Boone; Kenzell Jones, Sr., Winnebago; Grayson Smith, Sr., Rockford Christian; Jared Harrison, Sr., Dixon

Offensive Lineman – Tyler Elsbury, So., Byron; Gunnar McCoy, Sr., Byron; Raymond Corkran, Sr., Byron; Nick Pannarele, Sr., Stillman Valley; Brock Burgess, Sr., Dixon

Kicker – Korey Yarc, Jr., North Boone

(Defense)

Defensive Line – Logan Wickens, Sr., Rock Falls; Dalton Dusavage, Sr., Byron; Sam Durphey, Sr., Stillman Valley; Spencer Patterson, Sr., Rockford Christian; Jeremy Widmayer, Sr., Genoa-Kingston; Bryce Christiansen, Jr., Dixon

Linebacker – Michael Criscione, Sr., Byron; Christian Bonoquisti, Jr., Rockford Lutheran; Matthew McMillan, Sr., Rockford Christian; Kyle Commons, Sr., Dixon; Jackson Ebel, Sr., Genoa-Kingston

Defensive Back – Nolan Bielskis, Sr., Byron; Ethan Rydell, Jr., North Boone; Ben Bokus, Sr., Mendota; Elijah McGlown, Sr., Dixon; Nate Nesler, Jr., Genoa-Kingston

Punter – Pauly Rico, Sr., Byron

SECOND TEAM

(Offense)

Quarterback – Bryce Bryden, Sr., Winnebago; Noah Wilcox, Sr., Dixon

Running Back – Chase Wood, Sr., Stillman Valley; Kiandre Morris, Sr., Mendota; Jared Roberts, Jr., Winnebago; Chase Prehn, Sr., Oregon; Brett Mart, Jr., Genoa-Kingston

Wide Receiver/Tight End – Preston O’Sadnick, Sr., Mendota; Oscar VanSickle, Jr., Dixon; Jacob Shockley, Sr., Rockford Lutheran

Offensive Lineman – Dominic Archer, Sr., Stillman Valley; Josh Kornatz, Sr., Rockford Lutheran; Dylan Messer, Jr., Dixon; Austin Strite, Jr., Oregon; Alan Franson, Sr., Genoa-Kingston; Jared Spickler, Jr., Winnebago

Kicker – Edwin Angulo, Jr., Mendota

(Defense)

Defensive Line – John Perket, Sr., Byron; Matt Morrison, Sr., Stillman Valley; Kamil Walker, Sr., North Boone; Ivan Viel, Sr., Winnebago; Satwant Chima, Sr., Dixon; Jayson Sczcepanski, Sr., Genoa-Kingston

Linebacker – Kevin Claunch, Sr., Byron; Max Zwart, Sr., North Boone; Finn Brandon, Jr., Dixon; Jake Mennen, Jr., Oregon; Dylan Kribs, Sr., Genoa-Kingston

Defensive Back – Mason Snodgrass, Sr., Byron; Nathan Nelson, Sr., North Boone; Jared Frederick, Jr., Rockford Christian; Joseph Heckert, Jr., Dixon

Punter – Kiandre Morris, Sr., Mendota

HONORABLE MENTION

Byron – Austin Hull, TE/LB; Matt Wombacher, OL/DL

Dixon – Alex Boswell, OL; Tyler Christiansen, WR

Genoa-Kingston – Sean Logan, OL/DL; Jake Hansen, RB/DB

Mendota – Cole Stremlau, OL; Preston Lewis, OL

North Boone – Griffin Morelock, OL; Cooper Baden, WR

Oregon – Dalton Hermes, RB

Rock Falls – Jake Oltmans, OL; Nate Wiles, DB

Rockford Christian – Connor Cunningham, RB; Jaden Ferlita, OL

Rockford Lutheran – Aaron Frank, LB; Tiger Brown, RB

Stillman Valley – Pierce Knarr, OL; Tyler Lamer, QB

Winnebago – Grant Watson, DE; Tanner Inglima, TE


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