Martell earns player of the year awardSouth Border’s Ross Martell and coach Jason Klusmann were selected as the senior player and coach of the year in Region 1 nine-man high school football for the 2009 season.
South Border’s Ross Martell and coach Jason Klusmann were selected as the senior player and coach of the year in Region 1 nine-man high school football for the 2009 season.
Martell rushed for 1,658 yards and 13 touchdowns this fall, and helped the Mustangs reach the state quarterfinals. South Border, the Region 1 runner-ups, ended the year with an overall record of 8-3.
The Region 1 champion Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter Imperials placed five players on the 2009 all-region team and four more players were picked as honorable mention. The Mustangs received four all-region selections and four honorable mention picks.
Region 1 nine-man all-region team
Napoleon-G-S: Donovan Gross, Johnah Schwartzenberger, Jon Widmer, Philip Reuer, Spencer Wirt.
South Border: Ross Martell, Tallon Lippert, Devin Olson, Justin Deede.
Kidder County: Wesley Nicholson, Norman Nicholson, Andrew Birrenkott.
Ellendale: Taylar Hack, Donovan Flaherty, Nolan Hamar.
Shiloh Christian: Wyatt Knell, Jeremiah Herman, Austin Friesen.
Strasburg-Zeeland: Bobbi Kramer, Mark Baumgartner.
Edgeley-Kulm: Justin Rott, Alex Knudson.
Region 1 nine-man all-region honorable mention
Napoleon-G-S: Corey Baumgartner, Eric Becker, Cory Knutson, Mark Weigel.
South Border: Brayden Salzer, Phillip Aipperspach, Tyler Meidinger, Andrew Jochim.
Kidder County: Matthew Aichele, Jaden Deckert, Steven Rohrich, Joel Shipley.
Ellendale: Jordan Morrissey, Kyle Laabs, Tanner White, Zach Stebner.
Shiloh Christian: Jake Adducci, Zane Miller.
Strasburg-Zeeland: Danny Nieuwsma, Ben Meier, Chance Kurle, Billy Vetsch.
Edgeley-Kulm: Danny Kietzman, Taylor Erickson, Dustin Heidinger.