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Posted December 6, 2012
2012 Gazette-KCRG football team

CEDAR RAPIDS — Seven on the all-state teams. And now, four on the all-area list.

Class 4A state runner-up Cedar Rapids Xavier leads the 34-man area roster, released today by the Gazette, KCRG-TV9 and IowaPrepSports.com.

The Saints went 13-1 and advanced to the title game before dropping a 23-17 decision to Ankeny.

Because of the power in the area — Decorah (3A), Iowa City Regina (1A) and Wapsie Valley (Class A) captured state titles — the team was expanded from 32 players to 34 this season. Twenty-one area schools are represented on the squad.

The area coach and player of the year, as well as offensive and defensive players of the year, will be unveiled Sunday (in the print edition of the Gazette and at 12:01 a.m. here on IowaPrepSports.com).

Xavier is represented by quarterback Reggie Schulte, offensive lineman Seth Fahnle, wide receiver Corbin Woods and defensive back Trey Sampson.

Decorah, which motored through the season with a 14-0 mark, is led by linebacker Josey Jewell, defensive lineman Andy Hovden and offensive lineman James Ostlie.

Class 4A teams Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids Prairie and Iowa City West each have three players on the team. Cedar Falls (11-2) advanced to the semifinals while Prairie (8-4) enjoyed a breakthrough season, advancing to the quarterfinals by virtue of a 49-28 upset of West (10-1) in the second round.

Iowa City Regina extended its winning streak to 42 games and won its third straight state championship, capturing the 1A crown. Both of the Regals’ representatives are found on the defensive side — linebacker Mike Donovan and utility man Alex Balke. Wapsie Valley also went 14-0, behind running back Tyler Odneal.

The all-area team was chosen last week by staffers Jeff Johnson, Jeff Linder, K.J. Pilcher, Mike Bonner, Grant Burkhardt, Scott Saville, Chelsi McDonald and Nick Pugliese.

2012 GAZETTE/KCRG ALL-AREA FOOTBALL TEAM

OFFENSE
Pos.NameSchoolHt.Wt.Yr.
OLSeth FahnleCedar Rapids Xavier6-3240Sr.
OLAustin HolzerCedar Rapids Kennedy6-4260Jr.
OLMitch ManternachMaquoketa Valley6-2280Sr.
OLJames OstlieDecorah6-2238Sr.
OLRoss PierschbacherCedar Falls6-4280Jr.
QBJace HannaCedar Rapids Prairie6-1180Sr.
QBReggie SchulteCedar Rapids Xavier6-2200Sr.
RBAlex HillyerCedar Rapids Kennedy5-9175Sr.
RBCade JonesWest Branch5-10195Sr.
RBTyler OdnealWapsie Valley5-9160Sr.
WRJarred EdmondsCedar Rapids Prairie6-2185Sr.
WRJeremy MorganIowa City West6-6185Sr.
WRMitch StegerDyersville Beckman5-10165Sr.
WRCorbin WoodsCedar Rapids Xavier6-1185Sr.
UTEzra ReinersIowa City West5-9180Sr.
UTJay ScheelUnion6-0175Jr.
PKAustin ErrthumMid-Prairie5-9155Jr.
DEFENSE
Pos.NameSchoolHt.Wt.Yr.
DLCorbin BlytheWilliamsburg6-1285Sr.
DLIke BoettgerCedar Falls6-5230Sr.
DLAndy HovdenDecorah6-3235Sr.
DLJake HulettSpringville6-3235Sr.
LBMike DonovanIowa City Regina5-11170Sr.
LBNolan HeftyNorth Tama6-4230Sr.
LBStreat HoernerDubuque Senior5-10185Sr.
LBJosey JewellDecorah6-2207Sr.
LBCam RathjeCedar Rapids Prairie6-1200Jr.
DBBrad JohnsonMaquoketa5-11165Sr.
DBJack KlineBGM5-9150Jr.
DBTrey SampsonCedar Rapids Xavier6-0175Sr.
DBAustin TroendleWaukon5-10150Sr.
UTAlex BalkeIowa City Regina6-2185Sr.
UTReid BonnerIowa City West6-0180Sr.
UTJared FarleyCedar Falls6-1210Jr.
PTyler NewsomWest Liberty6-4190Sr.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Josey Jewell, Decorah

COACH OF THE YEAR — Marv Cook, Iowa City Regina

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Reggie Schulte, Cedar Rapids Xavier

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Mike Donovan, Iowa City Regina

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