NEW SHARON – Members of the North Mahaska football and their coaches celebrated the end of the season at its annual banquet Thursday, Nov. 12. Due to COVID concerns only players and coaches were allowed to attend. The event was also livestreamed.
North Mahaska finished its second year under head coach Phil Griffin posting a 3-5 overall mark and 2-3 in district play. They advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2009. They fell in the first round to Nodaway Valley, 20-0. The season saw the team’s first win over Lynnville-Sully in more than a decade the final regular season game, 21-8.
The team accumulated just short of 1,400 yards in offense for the season. Sam Terpstra passed for 697 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions. Dominic DeBoef was the leading receiver with eight catches for 200 yards and two TDs. Blake Readshaw had nine catches for 181 yards with a TD. Dylan Klinker collected 113 yards on nine catches and three touchdowns.
NM rushed for 704 yards with Klinker carrying the ball 87 times for 414 yards and five TDs. DeBoef had 30 carries for 149 yards.
Eight members of this year’s squad were named all-district in Class 1A. First team honorees included, Readshaw, Klinker and Steel. Second team picks were Matthew Goemaat, Dominick DeBoef and Chase Grandia. Jayden Steil and Wyatt Van Weelden received honorable mention.
Coaches awards were given to players in several categories. Outstanding offensive lineman: Braden Steel; Outstanding defensive lineman: Drayton DeBoef; Most Improved: Wyatt Van Weelden; Hustle Award: Chase Grandia; Spirit Award: Matthew Goemaat; Most Valuable Player: Dylan Klinker.
Seniors honored included Isaiah Ashman, Dominic DeBoef, Klinker, Goemaat and Readshaw.