Washington Evening Journal
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The Class 4A District 3 All-District team was released earlier this month, and the Mt. Pleasant football team had five names on the list.
The Panthers had three first-teamers and two second-teamers. They also received one special award.
Three seniors represented the Panthers on the first team. One of those seniors was quarterback Jacob Ricthman, who slung the ball all around the field for 1,736 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. He added 27.5 tackles on the defensive end.
Other first teamers for the Panthers included running back Zerek Venghaus, who rushed for 340 yards and five touchdowns, and also finished third on the defense with 33 tackles at the linebacker position.
The final first team honoree was Carter Amos. Amos caught a team-high 44 passes for 413 yards and three scores this year. He also had 27.5 tackles on defense.
CLASS 4A ALL DISTRICT 3 FIRST TEAM
LIBERTY: QB Graham Beckman (11); DE Dantrell Skinner (11); RB/LB Trey Gregoire (12); WR/S Garrett Gregoire (12); WR/S Wyatt Williams (12); CB/WR Amari Thigpen (12); H/LB Christian Barney (12); OL Cameron Hamers (11).
NORTH SCOTT: OL Nathan Schneckloth (12); DL AJ Petersen (12); DL David Borchers (12); QB Kyler Gerardy (11); RB Dylan Marti (12); LB Seth Madden (12); DB Adam Link (12).
FORT MADISON: OL/LB Tanner Settles (12); DL/OL Daniel Sokolik (12); RB/LB Hayden Segoviano (11); OL/DL Isaac Thacher (11); RB/LB Teague Smith (11); Rec/DB Henry Wiseman (11).
BURLINGTON: C/DE Julian Perez-Hall (12); FB/LB Nolan Simpson (12); QB/S Gabe Robinson (11); RB/OLB Caden Schisel (11); TE/S Alex Fawcett (12).
CLINTON: QB/S Addison Binnie; RB/LB Ajai Russell; OL Ryan Rausenberger; WR/S Collin Fullick.
MT. PLEASANT: QB/S Jacob Richtman (12); RB/LB Zerek Venghaus (12); TE/LB Carter Amos (12).
The Panthers had two second-teamers in receiver/defensive back Wyatt Woodsmall and running back/linebacker Bowen Davis, both seniors. Woodsmall led the Mt. Pleasant receivers with 545 yards and four touchdowns through the air, and Davis was the team’s leading tackler, with 52.
Mt. Pleasant’s one special award came via sophomore punter Payton Walker. Walker punted the ball 41 times this year for a grand total of 1,337 yards.
CLASS 4A ALL-DISTRICT 3 SECOND TEAM
LIBERTY: OL Zachary Gallagher (12); CB/QB Cody Nichols (11); WR Lucas Meyer (11); DL Mason Gardner (12); OL Carter Webb (12); LB/Y Ethan Neels (12); DL/OL Will Quadst-Villafana (11).
NORTH SCOTT: DB Cole Jennings (12); RC Miles Robertson (12); OL Mason Pike (12); LB Aydan Cary (12); RC Drew Kilburg (12); OL Jackson McCallister (11).
FORT MADISON: QB Aiden Boyer (12); Rec/DB Kane Williams (12); OL Mateo (12); Rec/DB Leif Boeding (11); LB Brody Cashman (10).
BURLINGTON: OL/DL john Schuelka (11); RB/DL Phil Phillips (12); FB/TE/DE Noah Nixon (12); OL/LB Trent Huffman (12).
CLINTON: RB/LB Tavian Bailey (12); WR/DB Peyton Pettengill (12); DL Ben Brown (11).
MT. PLEASANT: WR/DB Wyatt Woodsmall (12). RB/LB Bowen Davis (12).
OFFENSIVE POY: Graham Beckman, Liberty.
DEFENSIVE POY: AJ Petersen, North Scott.
OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Julian Perez-Hall, Burlington.
DEFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: AJ Petersen, North Scott.
PLACE-KICKERS OF THE YEAR: Hayden Saul, Liberty; Liam Regan, North Scott.
PUNTER OF THE YEAR: Payton Walker, Mt. Pleasant.
SPECIALIST OF THE YEAR: Colton Voss, North Scott.