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Brady football players earn D2-9 post-season honors

Eight Brady football players have received post-season recognition from coaches of the six teams in the D2-9 football district.

The eight selections were the highest number earned by one team.

Eustis-Farnam had seven Knights receive the all-district honor while Medicine Valley had four named to the first and second teams with three honorable mention.

Five different Eagles earned the highest honor possible, being named to the first team on either offense or defense.

Senior Christian Arterburn had three first-team honors. He was voted to the offensive team as kickoff returner and the defensive team in both the safety position and the punt returner.

Brady’s rushing leader Brad Ward earned one of two first-team offense spots at running back.

Ward finished his senior year with 1,792 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns.

Junior Sawyer Burke also earned a spot on the first-team offense as a receiver as well as second-team defense as a safety.

Burke had 17 receptions for 341 yards and four touchdowns.

The D2-9 first-team defense includes senior Dalton Riedel at defensive end and junior linebacker Tyrel Grasz, in addition to Arterburn.

Three Eagles were voted all-district second team on offense.

Senior quarterback Kyle Pohlman completed 57-of-108 passes for 892 yards and 13 touchdowns. He also averaged 3.1 yards per carry rushing.

Junior Ryan Porter made both the second-team offense and second-team defense as a lineman while classmate Tyler Egenberger was named second-team offense at tight end.

Senior Dalton Riedel and junior Tyrel Grasz earned positions on the second-team defense. Riedel is a lineman and Grasz plays linebacker.

Brady coach Bob Frederickson said the post-season honors are a payoff for the hard work the Eagle players did during the historical 2010 season that ended with a 8-2 record in the second round of the state playoffs.

“I’m very proud of these kids,” Frederickson said. “It’s still hard for me to believe it’s over.”

 

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