Four Demons picked for all-state teams, five for all-district
It was a record-breaking season for the Washington football team with 12 wins.
With that comes individual recognition.
There were three players selected by the Iowa Newspapers Association for first team all-state.
Headlining this group was senior running back Alex Coker. He had 1,467 yards, which ranked fifth in Class 3A.
He was tied for the state lead with 25 rushing touchdowns. His 8.0 average was second in the state among backs with at least 150 carries.
Coker’s longest touchdown carry was 75 yards.
Left guard junior Tommy Peterson was another first-team selection. He was the catalyst for an offensive line unit that paved the way for the top rushing attack in the state. It had 4,078 yards and 58 scores.
Senior linebacker Garrett Covington rounded out the team’s list of first teamers on the all-state squad.
He led his team with 104 tackles and was second on the team with four sacks. He had 10 solo tackles for a loss.
Senior linebacker Tanner Knupp was selected for the second team. He was third on the team with 85 tackles. He had a team-high six sacks. He had a team-best 27 solo tackles.
The all-district team had five Demons. Senior right tackle Craig Lillie earned honors. Senior cornerback Carl Sivels garnered all-district status.
Junior quarterback Daryn Sebelius made the team after leading his team to the state championship game.
Junior defensive tackle Tama Leutele was selected to the team. Senior kicker and punter Mason Quigley made the team after leading the state in made PATs going 72-for-74.