The Ballard football team had 11 players receive all-district recognition in Class 3A District 4 this fall after the Bombers finished fourth in the district and qualified for the playoffs.
Ballard placed six players on the all-district team and five more Bombers were named honorable mention. District champion Dallas Center-Grimes and runner-up Boone both had nine players make the all-district team and third place finisher Grinnell landed seven all-district picks.
Making the all-district team for Ballard were seniors Mason Edwards, Mason Jensen, Kirklyn Kohrt, Tyler Kyhl and Jacob Nethers, along with junior Marcus Johnson.
Edwards caught nine passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns in district games as a big-play receiver and he also ran for 32 yards. Jensen had 22 tackles and two interceptions at defensive back, Nethers ran for 803 yards and nine touchdowns on 147 carries, Kyhl made 55 tackles and Kohrt helped Ballard average 23.7 points and 313.5 yards in district play.
The honorable mention picks from Ballard were seniors Spencer Struve and Zach Thompson, and juniors Ben Claussen, Quinton Erickson and Alex Silberstein.
Struve and Erickson each tallied 44 tackles and Struve also recovered two fumbles in district play. Claussen came through with 77 stops against district foes.
Thompson ran for 115 yards and one touchdown and Silberstein helped anchor the Bomber offensive line.
All-Class 3A District 4 football team: Mason Edwards (Sr.), Ballard; Mason Jensen (Sr.), Ballard; Marcus Johnson (Jr.), Ballard, Kirklyn Kohrt (Sr.), Ballard; Tyler Kyhl (Sr.), Ballard; Jacob Nethers (Sr.), Ballard; Alex Davis (Sr.), Boone; Mason Frost (Sr.), Boone; Jesse House (Sr.), Boone; Tanner Lindmark (Sr.), Boone; Levi Morain (Sr.), Boone; Nat Pohl (Sr.), Boone; Kane Springis (Sr.), Boone; Kyle Springis (Sr.), Boone; Marshall Wiese (Sr.), Boone; Chaz Chambers (Sr.), DCG; Dakota Clausen (Sr.), DCG; Austin Grosklags (Sr.), DCG; Jack Jorgensen (Sr.), DCG; Jack Kelly (Sr.), DCG; Austin Kloewer (So.), DCG; Andrew Kramer (Sr.), DCG; Michael Lortz (Sr.), DCG; Brevin Townsell (Jr.), DCG; Ryan Kampbell (Sr.), Grinnell; Eli Dunne (Sr.), Grinnell; Luke Honold (Jr.), Grinnell; Jared Keenan (Sr.), Grinnell; Bryce Lidtka (Sr.), Grinnell; Christian Mertens (Sr.), Grinnell; Julio Sanchez (Jr.), Grinnell; Will Brock (Sr.), Newton; Nick Easley (Jr.), Newton; Ryan Thompson (Sr.), Newton; Jake Huizenga (Sr.), Newton; Tyler Wood (Jr.), Newton; Dylan Kalinay (Sr.), South Tama, Tyler Martens (Sr.), South Tama; Ian Slagle (Jr.), South Tama; Dalton Vest (Sr.), South Tama; Brandon Hill (Jr.), Saydel; Jacob Sherman (Sr.), Saydel.
Honorable mention – Ballard: Spencer Struve (Sr.); Ben Claussen (Jr.), Quinton Erickson (Jr.), Alex Silberstein (Jr.), Zach Thompson (Sr.).
Final Class 3A District 4 standings
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