Befitting a team that advanced to the Class C1 state playoff semifinals and finished with an 11-1 record in 2013, the Boone Central/Newman Grove Cardinals had 16 players honored in recent All-District voting.
Eight Cardinals, six of whom were seniors, were awarded Class C1 District 5 All-District recognition. An additional eight BC/NG competitors received Honorable Mention.
All-District 5 Cards were seniors Derek Gentrup, Tyler Hedlund, Pierce Koch, Kody Sock, Alex Wiese and Austin Zoucha and juniors Wyatt Mazour and Michael Lipker.
BC/NG players receiving Honorable Mention were seniors Luke Johnson, Bryce Paulson, Justin Rasmussen, Zach Roberg and Alex Hayes and juniors Joe Brugger and Travis Kennedy.
A number of Boone Central/Newman Grove team awards were also announced at the annual postseason banquet. Season captains were Wiese, Zoucha, Koch, Gentrup and Hedlund. Offense MVP was Mazour, Defense MVP Hedlund. Wiese and Zoucha were co-winners of Offensive Lineman MVP and Wiese was Defensive Lineman MVP. Special Teams MVP was Brent Janzen.
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