Four Boone Central/Newman Grove players were named to the 2016 Class C1, District 6 All-District football team in voting by coaches, and three more Cardinals received District 6 Honorable Mention.
Junior Dylan Gentrup (QB), junior Levi Krueger (RB) and junior Cody Nelson (WR) are members of the C1-6 All-District 1st Team Offense. Senior Dalton Wagner (LB) is one of 10 players on the C1-6 All-District 1st Team Defense. Receiving C1-6 Honorable Mention were senior Derek Stuhr (WR), junior Michael Murcek (DL) and junior Caden Ranslem (OL).
Gentrup (6’1, 185) led BC/NG’s offensive attack with 1,060 yards rushing (5.73 per carry) and 1,111 yards passing (62-of-118, .525). He rushed for 14 touchdowns and passed for 11. Krueger (5’10, 185) was another of the Cardinals’ leading rushers, gaining 448 yards on 88 carries (5.09) and scoring five touchdowns. Nelson (6’2, 180) was a big play receiving threat for BC/NG, with 24 receptions, 431 yards (17.96) and six touchdowns. Wagner (6’1, 220) was one of Boone Central/Newman Grove’s top tacklers, making 21 solo stops and assisting on an additional 36 tackles.