November 21, 2013

Football team honored at banquet

The Oskaloosa Herald


Oskaloosa’s football team held its awards banquet Monday night at the high school cafeteria.
The Indians went 7-4 on the season and lost to Washington in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs.
They led District 8 in rushing with 3,330 yards while scoring 33 points a game.
The ground game was led by senior Andrew Landgrebe, the state’s leading rusher. Landgrebe racked up 1.760 yards — the second most in a single season in school history — and 25 touchdowns.
While the Oskaloosa defense did give up plenty of points, it did do good job of taking the ball away.
Senior Nick Rutledge led the state with eight interceptions, which also tied a school record and places him tied for 10th on the career list.
Senior Mason Wisse led the team and was second in district with 137 tackles.
The team recognized several athletes at the banquet with prestigious awards.
Brett Kindley was the recipient of the JIm Peters Award for Best Offensive Lineman as well as the Strength and Conditioning Award while Landgrebe recede the Brent Blanchard Award for Best Running Back. The Down-Up Award went to Spencer Medlin as Joe VerSteegh received the Kenneth E. Heinle Academic Award. Earning Outstanding Support Staff Member was Bridgette Richards while Ryder Curtis was the recipient of the David Roepke Commitment to Excellence Award. The Outstanding Interior Defender Award went to Wisse while Rutledge picked up the Outstand Perimeter Defender Award. The Special Teams Skill Player Award went to Jakub Janous and Wisse earned the Special Teams Impact Player Award. 
The Most Improved Player was Jared Pace while the Benz Trophy for the team’s Most Valuable Player was awards to Wisse.
Apache Awards went to Wisse, Rutledge, Kindley, Landgrebe, Nate VanVeldhuizen, Cody Tuttle and Dylan Tuttle.
The Iron Man Awards were given to Kindley, Medlin, Rutledge, VerSteegh, VanVeldhuizen, Curtis, Dylan Tuttle, Ethan Huyser and Riley Coniglio.
The Academic All-District team included VanVeldhuizen, VerSteegh, Curtis, Kindley, Richards, Cody Tuttle, Dylan Tuttle, Nick Waters, Bobbi Fogle, Colleen Hanna and Mitchell Schaffner.
All-District honors went to Wisse, VanVeldhuizen, Curtis, VerSteegh, Rutledge, Landgrebe, Kindley, Dylan Tuttle and Cody Tuttle. Honorable mention honors went to Medlin, Ki-Jana DeJong, Jesse VanDalen, Jimmy Brown and Max Johnson.