—by Roger Fritz

Nine Norsemen football players received post-season honors for their work on the field in Class 2A District 7. Receiving First Team All-District honors were Josiah Soderstrum for utility back, Zach Hovick, defensive back, and Nick Ahrens, offensive line.

Receiving second team honors were Cole Birchmier, linebacker, Ben Crisman, defensive line, and Blake Morgan for both defensive back and as special teams player.

Receiving honorable mention were Ryan Hadaway, Noah Bartmess and Trent Elliott. No specific positions are noted for this award.

Thirteen players were awarded Academic All-District awards. These are for team members who are Seniors or Juniors, and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. Seniors receiving this award were Cole Birchmier, Ben Clark, Trent Elliott, Kane Hassebrock, Zach Hovick, Blake Morgan, and Alex Urbanek.

Juniors receiving this award were Jerald Fritz, Ryan Hadaway, Austin Jewell, Andrew Schlatter, Zach Tryon and Josiah Soderstrum. Also receiving the award was manager Megan Wellik.

Top statistical leaders for the 2012 Roland-Story varsity football team

Rushing Attempts-Yards, Touchdowns

Josiah Soderstrum 128-709, 6

Blake Morgan 53-232, 0

Andrew Schlatter 49-208, 0

Zach Hovick 78-164, 2

Jerald Fritz 6-60, 1

Eli Samo 11-58, 0

Kane Hassebrock 12-38, 1

Passing Completions-Attempts, Yards, Touchdowns, Interceptions

Zach Hovick 58-145, 794, 8, 12

Josiah Soderstrum 1-1, 8, 1, 0

Receiving Catches-Yards, Touchdowns

Josiah Soderstrum 22-366-3

Blake Morgan 15-218, 3

Charlie Messer 8-54, 0

Trent Elliott 6-95, 3

Kane Hassebrock 3-26, 0

Scoring

Josiah Soderstrum 54

Blake Morgan 30

Trent Elliott 18

Zach Hovick 14

Sam Mathis 9

Kane Hassebrock 6

Jerald Fritz 6

Gunder Howe 3

Charlie Messer 2

Tackles, Unassisted, Assisted, Total

Cole Birchmier 22, 63=85

Sam Mathis 19, 63=82

Josiah Soderstrum 26, 45=71

Zach Hovick 23, 38=61

Blake Morgan 22, 24=46

Nick Ahrens 12, 32=44

Noah Bartmess 4, 30=34

Kane Hassebrock 3, 30=33

Nick Ahrens led with 4 tackles for loss

Interceptions

Zach Hovick 2

Blake Morgan 1

Charlie Messer 1

Fumble recoveries

Cole Birchmier 2

Zach Hovick 2

3 others with 1

Class 2A District 7 Regular Season Final Standings

Team, District Record, Overall Record

Gilbert, 5-1, 6-3

West Marshall, 5-1, 8-1

North Polk, 5-1, 8-1

Nevada, 3-3, 4-5

Roland-Story, 2-4, 2-7

South Hardin, 1-5, 2-7

East Marshall, 0-6, 0-10