South Border’s Olson, Martell named all-stateSouth Border’s Devin Olson and Ross Martell are both first-team selections to this season’s North Dakota nine-man all-state football team. The annual list of all-staters, as selected by the state’s coaches, was announced Monday evening.
By: Michael Savaloja, The Jamestown Sun
South Border’s Devin Olson and Ross Martell are both first-team selections to this season’s North Dakota nine-man all-state football team.
The annual list of all-staters, as selected by the state’s coaches, was announced Monday evening.
Olson, a 210-pound junior for the Mustangs, was one of three lineman across the state picked for first-team offensive honors. Martell, a senior running back and linebacker for South Border, was tabbed for first-team defensive honors.
The duo helped the Mustangs to an 8-3 overall record and the team’s first state quarterfinal playoff berth as a co-op. The high schools of Ashley and Wishek first combined to play football in 1992.
Earning second-team all-state honors for South Border was senior defensive back and running back Tallon Lippert. Olson helped spring the running back tandem of Martell and Lippert to over 2,700 of South Border’s 3,500 yards of total offensive in 2009.
Other area athletes named to the all-state first-team defense are New Rockford-Sheyenne’s Brett Allmaras, Kidder County’s Wesley Nicholson, Wells County’s Kelby Houcin and Finley-Sharon-Hope-Page’s James Ihry
Joining Lippert on the second team from around the area are Dakota Prairie’s Tyler Luehring, Lakota-Adams-Edmore’s Tate Aronson and Seth Kuchar, Wells County’s Chris Hoff, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter’s Donovan Gross and Philip Reuer and Kidder County’s Norman Nicholson.
North Dakota 9-man all-state selections
QB Jaren Enockson, Parshall-White Shield; RBs Grant Singer, Central McLean, James Ihry, Finley-Sharon/Hope-Page, and Kelby Houchin, Wells County; REC Calvin Teubner, North Star, and Dalyss Hanson, Divide County; OL Devin Olson, South Border, Ryan Rauhauser, Central McLean, and Tyler Meyer, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood.
DL Asle Sondrol, Central Valley, Zach Thompson, Towner-Granville-Upham, and Nick Kautzman, Mott-Regent; LB Tyler Bryant, St. John, Dwight Anderson, Hankinson, Alec Foertsch, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood, and Ross Martell, South Border; DB Brett Allmaras, New Rockford-Sheyenne, and Wesley Nicholson, Kidder County.
RB Garret Reineke, Thompson, RB Garrett Stein, Hankinson, and DB Ryan Orth, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood.
22 players selected regardless of position
QB Josh Mayo, Hillsboro; QB Tanner Komrosky, North Star; QB Tyler Luehring, Dakota Prairie; WR Ryan Lenz, Central Valley; RB Tate Aronson, Lakota/Adams-Edmore; DB Seth Kuchar, Lakota/Adams-Edmore; QB Tyler Thorson, Towner-Granville-Upham; RB Ian Keller, Towner-Granville-Upham; OL Chris Hoff, Wells County; DB Brock Wieber, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood; LB Kelly Illies, Wyndmere-Lidgerwood; TE Danny Hangaard, Hankinson; QB Jeff Rasmussen, Washburn; QB Luke Honeyman, Mott-Regent; RB Justin Maus, Beach; DE Ben Duben, Central McLean; LB Donovan Gross, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter; DB Philip Reuer, Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter; DB Tallon Lippert, South Border; TE Greg Oster, Parshall-White Shield; RB Ben Keith, Mohall-Lansford-Sherwood; LB Norman Nicholson, Kidder County.