Finishing in a three-way tie atop the Little Sioux Conference, Dawson-Boyd, Minneota/Lincoln HI and Adrian each had a league-high five all-conference selections for the 2012 season, the LSC announced in a release on Tuesday.
The three teams all finished the season with 6-1 conference records.
Dawson-Boyd, which advanced to the Class A state tournament semifinals and finished with an 11-2 record, had four seniors and a junior selected to the all-conference squad. Senior Brandon Schmitt piled on LSC accolades, earning all-conference honors, the LSC Most Valuable Offensive Lineman and Defensive Lineman of the Year awards, as well as the conference's Mr. Football nomination.
Dawson-Boyd senior running back Justin Lee and senior linebacker Garth Ochsendorf were All-LSC selections, with Lee earning the co-Most Valuable Offensive Back award and Ochsendorf being named the co-Most Valuable Defensive Back. Also earning all-conference honors for the Blackjacks were senior receiver Nathaniel Huot and junior quarterback Joey Lee.
For Minneota/Lincoln HI, which finished the season 9-2 and advanced to the Section 5A championship game, there were two seniors, two juniors and a sophomore who earned All-LSC nods. Running back Jeff Gladis and quarterback Austin Buysse both made the team as juniors and were joined by senior tailback Isaac Josephson and senior center/linebacker David Noyes. Sophomore linebacker Alec Engler was the youngest Viking to make the team.
Minneota/Lincoln HI head coach Chad Johnston was named the LSC's Coach of the Year, and the Vikings' Matt Myrvik was picked as the Assistant Coach of the Year.
The Canby Lancers went 6-4 during the 2012 season, including 5-2 in conference action. Senior Wyatt Kraus was one of the top rushers in the state this season and earned LSC co-Most Valuable Offensive Back honors. Senior linebackers Tate Citrowske and Austin Campbell were also on the list for the Lancers, along with junior receiver Michael Slaba.
Murray County Central and Tracy-Milroy-Balaton each went 3-4 in the conference, and each got three all-conference nods. Running back Jack Thony, linebacker Devin Miranowski and Ben Loosbrock made the team for the Rebels, while quarterback Parker Lanoue, halfback Alec Swan and linebacker Austin Peterson were chosen from the Panthers' squad.
Finishing 1-6 in the conference, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton had one player earn all-conference honors in quarterback Shay Wabeke. Lakeview defensive lineman Spencer Larsen was also chosen as an all-conference player for the Lakers, who finished 0-7 in LSC play.
2012 All-Little Sioux Conference Team
Dawson-Boyd: Nathaniel Huot, Justin Lee, Joey Lee, Garth Ochsendorf, Brandon Schmitt.
Adrian: Jake Tiede, Adam Garms, Nate Loosbrock, Jesse Slater, Jordan Dingmann.
Minneota/Lincoln HI: Jeff Gladis, Alec Engler, David Noyes, Isaac Josephson, Austin Buysse.
Canby: Wyatt Kraus, Austin Campbell, Tate Citrowske, Michael Slaba.
Murray County Central: Jack Thony, Devin Miranowski, Ben Loosbrock.
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton: Alec Swan, Parker Lanoue, Austin Peterson.
MACCRAY: Taylor Thissen.
Russell-Tyler-Ruthton: Shay Wabeke.
Lakeview: Spencer Larsen.
2012 Little Sioux Conference All-Academic Team
Michael Lee (D-B), Easton Popma (D-B), Jordan Preuss (Adrian), Jake Diekmann (Adrian), Jordan Beck (M/LHI), Matthew Knutson (M/LHI), Michael Sisk (Canby), Matt Gallegos (Canby), Max Whitehead (MCC), Brian Behrends (MCC), Austin Peterson (TMB), Tommy Nelson (TMB), Aaron Jaenisch (MACCRAY), Dylan Abraham (MACCRAY), Brandon Kerr (RTR), Ty Thooft (RTR), Spencer Larsen (LV), Cody St. Aubin (LV).
Little Sioux Conference Awards
Head Coach of the Year: Chad Johnston (Minneota/Lincoln HI)
Assistant Coach of the Year: Matt Myrvik (Minneota/Lincoln HI)
Co-Most Valuable Offensive Back: Wyatt Kraus (Canby), Justin Lee (Dawson-Boyd)
Most Valuable Offensive Lineman: Brandon Schmitt (Dawson-Boyd)
Co-Most Valuable Defensive Back: Jake Tiede (Adrian), Garth Ochsendorf (Dawson-Boyd)
Most Valuable Defensive Lineman: Brandon Schmitt (Dawson-Boyd)
Mr. Football Nomination: Brandon Schmitt (Dawson-Boyd)