Beavers Well Represented On Six Man All State

Ramone Brown (23) - Six Man Offensive Player the the YearThree St. Edward athletes were rewarded for another fine football season by being selected to the 2009 Six-Man Coaches Association All-State Team. Two additional Beavers received all-state honorable mention.
St. Edward senior Ramone Brown was named the 2009 Six-Man Offensive Player of the Year and senior Daniel Zierke the 2009 Six-Man Defensive Player of the Year.
St. Edward finished its second season in six-man football with a 7-3 record, advancing to the semi-finals in the state playoffs. The Beavers outscored their opponents 50.8-40.2 in 10 games.
Much of that offensive potency was attributable to the speedy Brown, a first-team All-State RB for the second straight season. Operating as the spread back for St. Edward’s attack, Brown rushed for a school record 2,189 yards on 197 carries (11.1 per carry) and scored 39 touchdowns. He also passed for 714 yards and 11 TDs.
Zierke was a first-team selection as a defensive lineman after anchoring the Beaver defense in 2009. The stout senior made 69 tackles, including 47 solo stops. He led the team in tackles for loss (13) and forced fumbles (4). Zierke was a second-team selection in 2008.
Senior Landon Hemmer was picked to the first-team defensive unit as a linebacker. Hemmer led the Beavers with 92 tackles, including 52 solo.
Seniors Avery Olson and Christian Spath were among those receiving honorable mention by the Coaches Association.
Olson made 86 tackles in 2009, recovered five fumbles, intercepted two passes and scored a pair of defensive touchdowns. Spath finished the season with 12 receptions for 230 yards and four TDs and also handled kicking duties for the Beavers.