West Carroll was well represented on the 2019 NUIC-South Division All-Conference football team which was announced last week.

Michael Popkin, a senior, was a unanimous first team selection as a tight end on offense and as a defensive back.

Zach King, a senior, was named to the first team as an offensive lineman and a linebacker on defense.

Kody Sipe, a senior, was a unanimous first team selection as a defensive lineman and Aiden Sullivan, a senior, was a unanimous first team selection on offense as a running back and named to the second team on defense as a linebacker.

Honorable mention honors went to Derek Tracy, senior, quarterback; John McCombie, senior, offensive line; Alex Mull, junior, center; and Jackson Miller, senior, defensive back.

Eastland-Pearl City also was well represented on the all-conference squad, with Eli Dertz, senior, being a unanimous first team selection as an offensive lineman and a first team choice for defensive lineman.

Other EPC all-conference gridders include Logan Krell, junior, first team running back; Bryson Sturtevant, senior, first team offensive lineman and second team defensive lineman; Wyatt Hammer, senior, second team offensive line and honorable mention defensive line; Braydin Preston, senior, honorable mention end; Carson Clouse, senior, honorable mention tight end; Braden Heeren, senior, unanimous first team linebacker; and Travis Kaney, senior, first team defensive back.

Milledgeville had three players named to the all-conference squad. Marcus McKenna, senior, was a first team selection as linebacker; Ryan Kendall, a junior, received honorable mention as a defensive back; and Damon Miller, a junior, honorable mention as linebacker.

2019 NUIC-SOUTH

ALL-CONFERENCE

Quarterback—1st Team: *William Gustafson, Jr., Aquin. Honorable Mention: Derek Tracy, Sr. West Carroll; Bailey Cullor, Sr., Forreston.

Running Back—1st Team: *Aiden Sullivan, Sr., West Carroll; *Austin Norman, Sr., Amboy; *Ty Stykel, Jr., Aquin; Logan Krell, Jr., EPC; Ethan Mulder, Sr., Forreston. 2nd Team: Dom Christensen, Sr., Forreston.

Offensive Line—1st Team: Zach King, Sr., West Carroll; * Eli Dertz, Sr., EPC; Bryson Sturtevant, Sr., EPC; *Brady Carlisle, Sr., Aquin; *Derek DeVries, Sr., Forreston. 2nd Team: Wyatt Hammer, Sr., EPC; Hayden Neuendorf, Jr., Aquin. Honorable Mention: John McCombie, Sr., West Carroll; Jacob Dye, Sr., Forreston.

Ends—1st Team: *Marcus Winn, Sr., Amboy; Brennen Carlson, Jr., Aquin. 2nd Team: Andrew Bowman, Jr., Aquin. Honorable Mention: Braydin Preston, Sr., EPC.

Tight Ends—1st Team: *Michael Popkin, Sr., West Carroll; *Jacob Boomgarden, Sr., Forreston. Honorable Mention: Carson Clouse, Sr., EPC.

Center—1st Team: *Tanner Kuhl, Sr., Aquin. Honorable Mention: Alex Mull, Jr., West Carroll.

Defensive Line—1st Team: *Kody Sipe, Sr., West Carroll; Eli Dertz, Sr., EPC; *Derek DeVries, Sr., Forreston; Tyler Geiken, Sr., Aquin; Brady Carlisle, Sr., Aquin. 2nd Team: Bryson Sturtevant, Sr., EPC. Honorable Mention: Wyatt Hammer, Sr., EPC; Hayden Neuendorf, Jr., Aquin; Tanner Kuhl, Sr., Aquin; Sam Lauer, Sr., AFC.

Linebackers—1st Team: Zach King, Sr., West Carroll; *Braden Heeren, Sr., EPC; Marcus McKenna, Sr., Milledgeville; *Ethan Mulder, Sr., Forreston; Aidan Curry, Jr., Aquin. 2nd Team: Aiden Sullivan, Sr., West Carroll; Sean Fitzpatrick, Jr., Amboy. Honorable Mention: Damon Miller, Jr., Milledgeville; Jacob Boomgarden, Sr., Forreston.

Defensive Backs—1st Team: *Michael Popkin, Sr., West Carroll; Travis Kaney, Sr., EPC; *Marcus Winn, Sr., Amboy; *William Gustafson, Jr., Aquin. 2nd Team: Ryan Kendall, Jr., Milledgeville; Dom Christensen, Sr., Forreston. Honorable Mention: Jackson Miller, Sr., West Carroll; Rodney Ramirez, Jr., AFC; Brennan Carlson, Jr., Aquin.

Punter—1st Team: Aidan Gassman, Jr., Aquin. 2nd Team: Xavier Contreras, Sr., AFC.

Kicker—1st Team: *Evan Broge, So., Aquin. Honorable Mention: Maxim Ryjov, Sr., Amboy.

Utility Player—1st Team: Andrew Bowman, Jr., Aquin. 2nd Team: Peyton Lanning, Jr., AFC.

MVP-Gordy Nesemeier Award—*William Gustafson, Jr., Aquin.

Sportsmanship Award—Amboy.

*Unanimous selection