DES MOINES — Remsen St. Mary’s quarterback Cael Ortmann (8-man) and Central Lyon/George-Little Rock quarterback Zach Lutmer (Class 2A) were among seven captains who will join the 2022 Iowa Print Sports Writers Association and the Iowa Football Coaches Association were appointed state football teams.
Captains had to be senior and elected to every state’s first team and elected by sportswriters in every class. Dozens of writers and coaches from across the state met either in person in Des Moines or via Zoom to select this year’s teams.
Ortmann and Lutmer both led their respective teams to state championships after outstanding individual seasons. Ortmann completed 105 of 133 passes for 1,902 yards and 33 touchdowns and also rushed for 803 yards and 16 scores during the Hawks’ 13-0 season. Lutmer rushed for 1,562 yards and 22 touchdowns and also completed 75 of 112 passes for 1,357 yards and 16 scores during the Lions’ 13-0 season.
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Remsen St. Mary’s fielded a total of six players on the 8-man first and second All-State teams, while 11 CLGLR players made up the Class 2A first or second All-State teams.
Sioux City East’s Brady Wavrunek and Nick Wells were the first-team picks in the Class 5A team.
Below is a state selection of Northwest Iowa schools in each of the grades.
Remsen St. Marien: QB Cael Ortmann, Sr., WR/TE Ryan Willman, Sr., LB Jaxon Bunkers, Sr.; DB Alex Schroeder, Sr
Newell Fonda: Offensive Utility Mason Dicks, Sr
GTRA: Defense Company Max Hough, Sr
Remsen St. Marien: RB/FB Brenden Fisch, Senior; OL Hunter Pick, Jr
Newell Fonda: WR/TE Ryan Greenfield, Sr.; K Pedro Teixeria-Patricio, Junior
Westwood: RB/FB Jackson Dewald, Sr
Woodbury Central: WR/TE Eric McGill, Junior; DL Chase Copeland, Sr.; LB Max McGill, Sr
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn: DL Lance Berends, Sr.; DB Kooper Ebel, Sr
Gehlen Catholic: K.Keaton Logan, Sr.; DB Keaten Bonderson, Sr
Hinton: DB Beau DeRocher, Sr
Woodbury Central: QB Drew Kluender, Jr
Gehlen Catholic: OL Evan Steeg, Sr
Hinton: OL Garrett Divis, Sr
HMS: LB Travis Kamradt, senior
West Sioux: QB Dylan Wiggins, Sr.; RB/FB Carter Bultman, Sr.; WR/TE Brady Lynott, Sr.; OL Clayton Gradert, Sr; DL Keegan McMillan, Jr
West Sioux: OL Ashton McMillan, Sr
Western Christian: OL Derek Heynen, Sr.; DL Gavin De Hough, Sr
CLGLR: QB Zach Lutmer, Sr.; RB/FB Graham Eben, Junior; WR/TE Reece Vander Zee, Junior; OL Jac VanWyhe, Sr.; OL Trevor Dieren, Junior; LB Kayden Van Berkum, Sr.; DL Evan Kruger, Sr.; DB Josh Elbert, Sr
OABCIG: OL Vince Hofling, senior; LB Griffin Diersen, senior
West Lyon: K. Anderson Trejo, Jr
ghost lake: DL Tyler Voss, Sr
OABCIG: QB Beckett DeJean, Sr.; WR/TE Gabe Winterrowd, Sr
Unity Christian: WR/TE Jacob Van Donge, Sr
ghost lake: OL Evan Beck Junior Spirit Lake
West Lyon: OL Korey McKenney, Sr.; Defense Services Rifleman Grems, Senior
CLGLR: OL Max DeBoer, Sr.; DL Drew Denekas, Junior; Defense Company Gable VanBeek, Sr
Sioux Center: DB Kylar Fritz, Sr
Sergeant Bluff-Luton: QB Tyler Smith, Sr; WR/TE Jake Hamilton, Sr
Sioux Center: DL Carson Bruhn, Jr
MOC Floyd Valley: LB Sterling Haack, Sr.; Fr Simeon Bundt, Sr
Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley: Defensive Duty Brock Fischer, Sr
Spencer: OL Logan Huckfelt, Sr
Sioux City East: Ret Brady Wavrunek, Sr; Defense Company Nick Wells, Sr
Sioux City East: WR/TE Kelynn Jacobsen, Sr.; Offensive Utility Cole Ritchie, Sr