Audubon got defensive when it came to all-state football picks.

The Wheelers, the eight-man District 8 champion, had four players named to all-state teams by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association, which met virtually over the weekend to select the teams.

Honored were first-teamers Gavin Smith (defensive back) and Joey Schramm (lineman), both juniors; second-team linebacker Ethan Klocke and third-team defensive back Joel Klocke. The Klocke twin brothers are seniors.

While Smith’s offensive stats were impressive, the IPSWA pointed at his five turnovers – a fumble recovery and four interceptions – as to why he was being honored. Schramm ended with 9.5 tackles, 4.5 that were quarterback sacks.

The Klocke twins, both seniors, were also honored. Ethan was named to the second team as linebacker, while Joel was a third-team defensive back. Between the two, they led a defense that recorded 54 tackles for losses, 18 of those quarterback sacks, and forced 19 turnovers.

Coaches and sportswriters statewide participated in the nomination and voting process. Atlantic News-Telegraph sports editor Brian Rathjen was among those participating.

IPSWA Football All-State

Eight-man

First team offense

Quarterback: Eddie Burgess, jr. Montezuma. Running back/fullback: Lane Spieker, jr., CAM; Spencer DeMean, sr., Springville; Carson Pariseau, sr., Janesville. Wide receiver/tight end: Trey Sheareer, sr., Montezuma; Carson Elbert, sr., Martensdale-St. Marys. Offensive line: Cedrick Yoder, sr., Don Bosco; Xavier Galles, sr., Remsen St. Mary’s; Kale Peverstorf, sr., Coon Rapids-Bayard. Kicker: Ryan Stortenbecker, soph., East Mills. Utility: Blaine Harpeneau, sr., Remsen St. Mary’s.

First team defense

Defensive line: Carter Allen, jr., New London; Joey Schramm, jr., Audubon. Linebacker: Cade Tenold, jr., Don Bosco; Jack Franey, sr., Martensdale-St. Marys; Seth Malcom, sr., Fremont-Mills; Jaxon Bunkers, soph., Remsen St. Mary’s. Defensive back: Porter Fuegen, sr., Easton Valley; Gavin Smith, jr., Audubon. Punter: Gus McNeill, sr., East Union. Return specialist: Troy Holt, sr., Martensdale-St. Marys. Utility: Cael Frost, sr., Don Bosco.

Second team (locals and local districts only)

Running back: Layne Prior, sr., Woodbine. Offensive line: Cooper Langfelt, sr., Fremont-Mills. Defensive line: Colby Rich, jr., CAM; Dylan Hoefer, jr, Woodbine. Linebacker: Ethan Klocke, sr., Audubon. Defensive utility: Jake Malcom, jr., Fremont-Mills.

Third team (locals and local districts only)

Offensive line: Joe Kauffman, jr., CAM; Joel Klocke, sr., Audubon. Defensive line: Devin Whipple, jr., Lenox. Defensive utility: Cade Ticknor, jr., CAM.

Class A

First team offense

Quarterback: Ashton Cook, sr., Iowa City Regina. Running back/fullback: Zach Opiem, sr., Grundy Center; Theo Kolie, sr., Iowa City Regina; Ryan Cole, sr., Saint Ansgar. Wide receiver/tight end: Blayde Bellis, sr., Wapsie Valely; Alec Wick, sr., Iowa City Regina; Sam Rallis, sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert. Offensive line: Brant Baltes, sr., Lisbon; Tallen Myers, sr., Southwest Valley; Kolby Muller, sr., Grundy Center; Rex Johnsen, jr., Logan-Magnolia; Rhett Smith, sr., Wapello; Sage Hulshizer, sr. Saint Ansgar. Kicker: Sam Wilber, sr., Council Bluffs St. Albert. Utility: Logan Knaack, jr., Grundy Center.

First team defense

Defensive line: Tre Melby, sr., Logan-Magnolia; Chet Buss, jr., North Butler; Wes Willis, sr., Grundy Center; Eddie Vicek, sr., Riverside. Linebacker: Caleb Bacon, sr., Lake Mills; Cole Clark, sr., Lisbon; Gaige Heissel, sr., Woodbury Central; TJ Lau, sr., East Buchanan. Defensive back: Ma Havlicek, sr., MFL Mar-Mac; Parker Rochford, sr., Edgewood-Colesburg; Drake Woods, sr., Riverside; Caelen DeVault, jr., Nodaway Valley. Punter: Carson Bower, Manson Northwest Webster. Return specialist: Devyn Decious, sr., Lisbon. Utility: Cullen McShane, jr., MFL Mar-Mac.

Class 1A

First team offense

Quarterback: Cooper DeJean, sr., OA-BCIG. Running back/fullback: Trevor Thompson, sr., South Hamilton; Sam Sieren, sr., Sigourney-Keota; Dalten Va Pelt, jr., Van Meter. Wide receiver/tight end: Evan Taylor, sr., Panorama; Easton Harms, jr., OA-BCIG; Brayden Wollan, sr., Underwood. Offensive line: Colton Willis, sr., South Hamilton; Jacob Leohr, sr., Dike-New Hartford; Alex Buser, sr., Waterloo Columbus; Easton Eledge, jr., Underwood; Zach Smithart, jr., Sigourney-Keota; Lincoln Olsen, jr., Van Meter. Kicker: Jason Topete, sr., West Sioux. Utility: Jack Pettit, jr., Van Meter.

First team defense

Defensive line: Aaron Graves, jr., Southeast Valley; Chris Gardner, sr., Underwood; Jeff Bowie, sr., West Branch; Casey Trudo, jr., Van Meter. Linebacker: Brennan Holder, sr., South Central Calhoun; Kaleb Brouwer, sr., Dike-New Hartford; Ethan Shever, jr., OA-BCIG; Calvin Sieck, sr., Van Meter. Defensive back: Dane Fuller, sr., Dike-New Hartford; Ben Dunlap, sr., Emmetsburg; Alex Feldermann, sr., Waterloo Columbus; Brady Duwa, sr., Sigourney-Keota. Punter: Kody VanEnglenburg, sr., Sumner-Fredericksburg. Return specialist: Cayden Jensen, jr., ACGC. Utility: Beau Butler, sr., South Hardin.

Class 2A

First team offense

Quarterback: Zach Lutmer, soph., Central Lyon/George-Little Rock. Running back/fullback: Preston Pope, jr., West Marshall; Jahsiah Galvan, jr., West Liberty; Cade Everson, sr., Camanche. Wide receiver/tight end: Matt Christensen, sr., Estherville-Lincoln Central; Jordan Lawrence, sr., Camanche; Collin Swantz, sr., Mount Vernon Offensive line: Ethan Hooyer, jr., Sioux Center; Luke Pinnick, sr., West Marshall; Jordan VerMeer, sr., West Lyon; Keean Kamerling, sr., Mount Vernon; Greyson Strum, sr., PCM; Nile Schuett, sr., Tipton. Kicker: Nathan Barnes, sr., Clarinda. Utility: Creed Welch, sr., Waukon.

First team defense

Defensive line: Brayden Evertson, sr., West Marshall; Connor Andresen, sr., Anamosa; Dylan Winkel, sr., Central Lyon/George-Little Rock; Brennan Sweeney, sr., Wauko. Linebacker: Carson Shive, sr., Solon; Kalen Meyer, sr., Central Lyon/George-Little Rock; Lincoln Snitker, sr., Wakon; Karson Sharar, sr., Iowa Falls-Alden. Defensive back: Jagger Schmitt, jr., Clear Lake; Tyler Luensman, sr., Monticello; Cooper Spiess, jr., Central Lyon/George-Little Rock; Justin Maggard, sr., PCM. Punter: Payten Elijah, sr., Tipton. Return specialist: Payton Vest, sr., South Tama. Utility: Trenton Pitlik, jr., Mount Vernon.

Class 3A

First team offense

Quarterback: Carter Markham, sr., North Scott. Running back/fullback: Wyatt Hunter, sr., Grinnell; Kody Noble, sr., Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley; Jack Lux, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier. Wide receiver/tight end: Thomas Fidone, sr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central; Ethan Carlson, sr., Norwalk; Connor Frame, jr., Harlan. Offensive line: Dodge Sauser, sr., Grinnell; Truman Klein, jr., Webster City; Henry Lutovsky, sr., Mount Pleasant; Tyler Maro, sr., Davenport Assumption; Carson Pelton, sr. West Delaware; Carson McCaughey, sr., North Scott. Kicker: Lincoln Oakley, sr., West Delaware. Utility: Jared Voss., sr., West Delaware.

First team defense

Defensive line: Hunter Deyo, jr., Council Bluffs Lewis Central; TJ Bollers, sr., Clear Creek Amana; Mike Steffen, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Joey Petersen, sr., North Scott. Linebacker: Jacob Imming, jr., Sergeant Bluff-Luton; Wyatt Voelker, jr., West Delaware; Nick Lemke, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Will McLaughlin, jr., Harlan. Defensive back: Tyler Olson, sr., Webster City; Jaxon Rexroth, sr., Cedar Rapids Xavier; Oskar White, sr., Bondurant-Farrar; Oliver Hughes, jr., North Scott. Punter: Tate Stine-Smith, sr., ADM. Return specialist: Brock Califf, sr., Fort Madison. Utility: Trashaum Willis, sr., Washington.

Class 4A

First team offense

Quarterback: Jase Bauer, sr., Ankeny. Running back/fullback: Alex Linquist, sr., Waukee; Ryan Ostrich, sr., Cedar Ralls; Arland Bruce IV, sr., Ankeny. Wide receiver/tight end: Brody Brecht, sr., Ankeny; Aaron Smith, sr., Waukee; Louis Brooks, sr., West Des Moines Dowling. Offensive line: Jim Bonifas, sr., Dubuque Senior; Connor Colby, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Beau Schaller, sr., Waukee; Griffin Liddle, sr., Bettendorf; Kalob Runyon, sr., Southeast Polk; Drew Hoth, sr., Cedar Falls. Kicker: Lennox Krell, sr., West Des Moines Valley. Utility: Max White, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy.

First team defense

Defensive line: Max Llewellyn, sr., Urbandale; Nasir Washington, sr., West Des Moines Valley; Jaylen Pettus, jr., West Des Moines Dowling; Dominic Caggiano, sr., Southeast Polk. Linebacker: Carson Williams, sr., Marshalltown; Jaden Harell, sr., Urbandale; Brecken Manus, sr., Ankeny; Max Derry, sr., West Des Moines Dowling. Defensive back: Caleb Helgeson, sr., Johnston; Joe Morison, sr., Waukee; Xavier Nwankpa, jr., Southeast Polk; Ethan Saskowski, sr., West Des Moines Valley. Punter: Marcus Morgan, sr., Iowa City West. Return specialist: Mason DouBrava, sr., West Des Moines Valley. Utility: Tucker Langenberg, sr., Urbandale.

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