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1000 Yard Guy's 2011 All-State Class A Football Team

Posted Saturday, November 26, 2011, at 12:46 AM

Omaha Burke RB, Jordan Nelson slashes for yards against Lincoln SE (*photo courtesy of Journal-Star)
CLASS A - Offense

QB Ryker Fyfe-Grand Island 6-4, 190 Sr.

RB Isaac Aakre -- Millard North 6-0, 190 Jr.

RB Devin Washington-Lincoln SE 5-8, 170 Jr.

RB Jordan Nelson-Omaha Burke Sr. 5-9, 185 Sr.

RB Jackie Davis-Omaha Central 5-8, 165 Jr.

OL Robbie LaFour-Lincoln SE Sr. 5-10, 270 Sr.

OL Hunter Greer-Omaha Burke 6-7, 315 Sr.

OL Landon Arnold-Millard North 6-1, 260 Sr

WR Zach Oliver-Omaha Burke 6-3, 190 Sr.

WR Desmond Robinson-Lincoln SE 5-11, 165 Jr.

WR Sam Foltz-Grand Island 6-1, 185 Sr.

K Tay Bender-Lincoln SW 6-4, 205 Sr.


L Sam Cotton-Lincoln SE 6-4, 235 Sr.

L Dylan Utter-Papillion LaVista 6-3, 305 Sr.

LB Rajaah Jones-Omaha Central 5-8, 185 Jr.

LB Adam Klanecky-Lincoln SE 6-2, 190 Sr.

LB Mitch McCann-Omaha Burke 6-2, 220 Sr.

LB Jeremy Queen-Omaha Burke 5-9, 180 Sr.

LB Chris Bailey-Millard North 6-0, 235 Sr.

LB Christian Boehm-Lincoln SE 5-7, 185 Sr.

DB Bo Liekhus-Bellevue West 5-11, 185 Sr.

DB Trae Priest-Papillion LV 6-0, 170 Sr.

DB Joshua Bandaras-Lincoln SW 6-2, 205 Jr.

DB Dylan Dragoo-Lincoln SE 6-1, 170 Sr.

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Four running back, but only three offensive linemen? Six linebackers and only two defensive lineman? Son, you need to find a cut-off point.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sat, Nov 26, 2011, at 9:04 AM

Mr. Chunky...First of of, thank you for addressing me as "Son". You just made my day because I turn 63 on December 11th and recently retired in January. Here is the story on my All-State selections. There are only 4 outlets that do these selections to my knowledge: Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal-Star, Huskerland Prep Report, and myself. They all are paid employees and all have all state nominations submitted to them. I do this to promote high school football because of my love for the sport. Nobody sends me nominations. I see around 30 games a year and many coaches from around the state send me game film because they know I love to observe.

If you are going to be in the know on lineman, you have to have nominations. To be honest, I should have put Southeast's entire "O"-Line on all-state. But,I only pick lineman I have seen, and the only Omaha team I saw this season was Burke. I agree with your statement that my teams are not balanced, but I do the best I can with what I have. You sound like a coach and if you were, I'm betting you were a good one.

Thank you for your input. (:

-- Posted by Thousand Yard Guy on Sat, Nov 26, 2011, at 2:24 PM

Nope, was never a coach. Was once a very enthusiastic player and now an enthusiastic spectator. Thank you for your reply.

-- Posted by Chunky Peanut Butter on Sun, Nov 27, 2011, at 3:45 PM

CPB quote "Was once a very enthusiastic player"

Translation- Stood on the sidelines and cheered for the varsity.

-- Posted by carlsonl on Mon, Nov 28, 2011, at 4:37 PM

Congratulations to the great players on this list! One question . . . Why isn't Carson Collins from Omaha Burke on here?? That kid is unbelievable!!

-- Posted by Big Football Fan on Mon, Nov 28, 2011, at 9:57 PM

I was just wondering why you choose one of the Lincoln Southeast Bookends and not the other? This is especially puzzling since the other bookend had more sacks, tackles, and fumble recoveries. Thoughts?

-- Posted by n2poetry on Tue, Nov 29, 2011, at 8:56 AM

I 110% agree with "Big Football Fan" and I am sure there are many others out there scratching their heads. Why wasn't Carson Collins on your list?? You must have not had the opportunity to watch one of the best players of this season.

-- Posted by HSFballFan on Tue, Nov 29, 2011, at 9:03 AM

Carson Collins is a good player. And I have seen a lot of film on him. He should be on this list, but so should the three linemen who "handled" him during the year. The truth is that this list will never include all of the players that it should. It is just a compilation of players that caught the eye of news people (some of whom do and do not really know football). This, however, should not take away from the fact that all of the players listed here are good at what they do, and deserving of all the accolades they have and will receive. Make a great day.

-- Posted by n2poetry on Tue, Nov 29, 2011, at 10:11 AM

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