Centennial’s Evan Klanecky learned in the Class C-2 state championship game what a lot of opposing coaches of Yutan High School already knew.

It is almost impossible to stop Chieftains’ defensive lineman Colton Feist.

Despite facing two or even three blockers, Feist had 10 tackles, forced a fumble and deflected as pass that resulted in a key interception in the Chieftains’ 27-6 win over the Broncos.

“We did everything we could think of to stop Feist,” Klanecky said. “He gets your attention and even though they just rush three guys, with a standup defensive end, he makes their defense really good”

Feist, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior, finished Yutan’s championship season with 113 tackles, 13 sacks and 22 tackles for loss. For his efforts, Feist is the honorary defensive captain of the Fremont Tribune All-Area Team.

He is joined on the line by Fremont Bergan senior Dylan Kucera and Caden Johnson of Wahoo Neumann. Brock Ray of North Bend, Dylan Kor of Fremont High, Kolby Boggs of Bergan, Sam Kolterman of Wahoo High and Brady Hull of Logan View are the linebackers. Josh Quinn of Mead, Jackson Borgmann of Arlington and Kobe Benne of Oakland-Craig are in the secondary.

Eli Vedral of Neumann is in the “athlete” slot while Cameron Quick of Wahoo is the punter.

Feist finished his career with 380 career tackles. He also owns the school record with a 500-pound deadlift.

“I think he was the best player in C-2,” Yutan coach Krajicek said in nominating Feist. “Night in and night out he disrupted everything our opponents tried to do.”

Nebraska fans hope Feist will continue to be a disruptive force at the next level. Last week, he accepted an offer from Coach Scott Frost to be a preferred walk-on for the Huskers.

“I’m very excited for the future of this program and very thankful for the opportunity,” Feist said in a tweet Dec 18.

The 6-2, 240-pound Johnson finished with 66 total tackles. He recorded 11 tackles for loss and three quarterback sacks.

“He was our best overall player, “ Neumann coach Tim Turman said in nominating Johnson. “He is very aggressive on the field.”

The 6-3, 260-pound Kucera is one of the most versatile athletes in the area. He is a starter for Coach Ryan Mlnarik’s basketball team that is currently 6-2. Last spring, he finished third in the shot put and sixth in the discus at the Class C state track meet. During the summer, he is a pitcher for Coach Jeff Hayden’s First State Bank Seniors baseball team.

“He is a great athlete and exceeded my expectations mainly because of his experience,” Bergan coach Seth Mruz said. “He didn’t have hardly any experience when he got here (transferring to Bergan prior to his junior year). But he has great feet and is extremely coachable. He is also great leader — he was a team captain — and people follow him.”

Kucera finished with 42 tackles as well as being a force on the offensive line. He is considering various college options.

“He just needs to take his time and see what comes his way,” said Mruz, who said the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Washburn are among the schools that want him for football while UNK and Midland are among the colleges pursuing him for track. “He is talented and we’re going to miss him next year.”

The 6-2 Kor led the Tigers with 53 solo tackles and finished with 76 stops as Fremont qualified for the Class A state playoffs.

“He absolutely lives and breathes football,” Fremont coach Seth McClain said. “He would play it every day, all day if he could. He is fast and agile and can cover a lot of ground. He doesn’t miss tackles.”

Kor was also second on the team in rushing and had five touchdowns. He added 13 receptions for 121 yards and two more scores.

“He had a huge workload this year and it will be even more next year,” McClain said. “I told the kids after the Omaha North game (a playoff loss) that we will be back (in the postseason) next year. Dylan is going to be a kid we ride, kind of like we did Riley (Harms), Jake (Sellon) and Bergan (Hofer) this year.”

Ray, a 5-8, 195-pound senior, averaged 11.3 tackles per game. He also led the Tigers with 15.5 tackles for loss.

The 5-11, 185-pounds Boggs was a tackling machine for the Knights. He finished with 120 tackles, including 53 solo stops. He had seven tackles for loss, three passes defensed and an interception.

“He has a great nose for the football,” Mruz said. “He is just a natural linebacker and football player. He just does a fantastic job of tracking everything down — inside out and has great technique. His eyes are always in the right place and he is super physical. He takes on blocks and sheds blocks. No one ever hits hits him clean. He just comes off (blocks) and makes a play.”

Boggs will also never be accused of arm tackling.

“He is never light with his hit,” Mruz said. “He brings every single pound, and then some, when he tackles or hits somebody.”

On offense, Boggs rushed for 291 yards and five touchdowns.

Kolterman, a 6-0, 195-pound junior, captured C-1 all-state honors this season.

He finished with 114 tackles and broke the school record for sacks in a season with 13. He is already the school record holder for sacks in a career with 18.

Kolterman also forced five fumbles and blocked three kicks.

Hull is also a junior. The 6-0, 180-pounder was second on the team behind Nathan Taylor in tackles. He averaged 5.7 per game.

Hull also rushed for 1,035 yards on 165 attempts. He scored 19 touchdowns as the Raiders qualified for the playoffs.

His success didn’t come as a surprise to Coach Dustin Sealey.

“I thought he would have the kind of year that he did,” Sealey said. “He works hard and is a good weightroom guy. He’s got a lot of experience and is a big strong kid with a good head on his shoulders. He just loves to compete.”

Due to a forfeit, Mead only played seven games. Quinn, however, was impressive.

The 5-9, 150 senior recorded 82 tackles while playing safety. He had interception and forced four fumbles.

As a quarterback, Quinn accounted for about 1,,400 yards in total offense and 21 touchdowns.

The 6-2, 165-pound Borgmann was a bright spot for an Eagles’ squad that had been hit hard by graduation.

He averaged three tackles per game in the secondary and led the Eagles in rushing, receiving and scoring. He averaged 102 yards rushing and 30 yards receiving. He finished with 16 touchdowns and 10 2-point conversions.

Benne was also a two-way standout for the Knights. The 5-10, 175-pound senior hauled in 23 passes for 487 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver.

In the secondary, Benne averaged 3.1 tackles per game. He also intercepted five passes and recovered a fumble. He was an all-district selection

Quick averaged 37.7 yards per punt while earning C-1 all-state honors. He was also one of the best quarterbacks in the area as he was 95 of 170 passing for a school record 1,423 yards. He threw for 16 touchdowns.

He closed his career with 1,929 yards passing and 23 career TD passes.

Vedral, Turman’s grandson, had 50 total tackles while playing linebacker. He finished with seven tackles for loss.

As a quarterback, he accounted for more than 1,100 yards in total offense.

“He is very tough and aggressive,” Turman said. “He played the first six games of the season with a broken finger on his right hand.”

Honorable Mention

Caleb Casky, Brynden Kinnaman, Jake Vogt, Zach O’Flaherty, Arlington. Nick Anstey, Cedar Bluffs. Spencer Hays, Peyton Weiss, Douglas County West. Nick Herink, Jacob Johnson, Nick Herink, Ethan Villwok, Logan Brandt, Fremont Bergan. Nate Grimm, Colin Lottman, Jake Heineman, Joe Kment, Chase Lipsys, Cody Carlson, Fremont High. Lane Hegemann, Dylan Horejsi, Jon Yosten, Kade Hegemann, Jordon Brichacek, Dax VanLengen, Connor Blum, Howells-Dodge. Nolan Miller, Eric French, Nathan Wacker, Connor Larson, Logan View. Cole Zima, Aidan Mongan, JT Haag, Mead. Austin Endorf, John Emanuel, Peter Emanuel, North Bend. Marcos Quintero, Ben Smith, Evan Reinert, Oakland-Craig. Austin Peters, Josh McMillen, Scribner-Snyder. Tucker Hancock, Billy Hancock, Jack Sutton, Brendan Lacey, Wahoo High. Zach Meduna, Nate Konecky, Wahoo Neumann. Blake Anderson, Cole Hughes, Ben Vander Griend, Kade Hughes, West Point-Beemer. Mike Baumert, Jared Minnick, Jacob Yosten, Jaden Smeal, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic. Cole Egr, Allan Leahy, Clayton Nelson, Yutan.

Honorable Mention

Caleb Casky, Brynden Kinnaman, Jake Vogt, Zach O’Flaherty, Arlington. Nick Anstey, Cedar Bluffs. Spencer Hays, Peyton Weiss, Douglas County West. Nick Herink, Jacob Johnson, Nick Herink, Ethan Villwok, Logan Brandt, Fremont Bergan. Nate Grimm, Colin Lottman, Jake Heineman, Joe Kment, Chase Lipsys, Cody Carlson, Fremont High. Lane Hegemann, Dylan Horejsi, Jon Yosten, Kade Hegemann, Jordon Brichacek, Dax VanLengen, Connor Blum, Howells-Dodge. Nolan Miller, Eric French, Nathan Wacker, Connor Larson, Logan View. Cole Zima, Aidan Mongan, JT Haag, Mead. Austin Endorf, John Emanuel, Peter Emanuel, North Bend. Marcos Quintero, Ben Smith, Evan Reinert, Oakland-Craig. Austin Peters, Josh McMillen, Scribner-Snyder. Tucker Hancock, Billy Hancock, Jack Sutton, Brendan Lacey, Wahoo High. Zach Meduna, Nate Konecky, Wahoo Neumann. Blake Anderson, Cole Hughes, Ben Vander Griend, Kade Hughes, West Point-Beemer. Mike Baumert, Jared Minnick, Jacob Yosten, Jaden Smeal, West Point Guardian Angels Central Catholic. Cole Egr, Allan Leahy, Clayton Nelson, Yutan.

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