Back, Carter Bell, Bettendorf, 5-10, 170, jr.

Class 4A District 7 offensive MVP passed for 1,347 yards and 17 TDs, rushed for 742 yards and 14 scores for state semifinal squad

Back, Arthur Braden, Pleasant Valley, 5-10, 200, sr.

Class 4A District 6 co-offensive MVP rushed for 1,353 yards, 20 TDs, averaged 9.7 per rush. Had 3,263 career rushing yards.

Back, Jatoviay Hill, Davenport Central, 5-8, 180, sr.

Compiled 1,438 rushing yards, 22 TDs and 9.4 yards per carry. Had Q-C single-game rushing record 407 yards versus North. 

Back, Jared Rus, North Scott, 6-2, 205, sr.

First team all-stater rushed for 1,390 yards and 14 TDs, also caught 10 passes for 196 yards. Was fourth on team with 39 tackles.

Receiver, Gavyn Ashley, Muscatine, 6-0, 170, sr.

After not playing in 2016, all-district receiver had 48 catches for metro-best 782 yards, 5 TDs. Had 90-yard kickoff return for TD.

Receiver, Ben Wilson, Bettendorf, 6-0, 190, sr.

Had 41 grabs for 636 yards and 5 TDs for 10-win Bulldogs. First team all-district performer had 65 catches past two seasons. 

OL, Mitchell Butcher, Moline, 6-2, 260, sr.

Unanimous all-Big Six selection blocked for a seven-win Moline offense that rushed for 2,267 yards and passed for 1,114.

OL, Cole Ernst, North Scott, 6-4, 325, sr.

Two-year starter and all-state left guard created openings for an offense that averaged 37 points per game. Has offer from D-II Winona State.

OL, Anthony Glancey, Alleman, 6-1, 276, jr.

All-Big Six first team selection blocked for Pioneer team that rushed for more than 2,400 yards and reached Illinois playoffs.

OL, Zach James, Pleasant Valley, 6-5, 290, sr.

Two-year starter and second team all-stater paved way for offense that recorded 39.9 points and 284.7 rushing yards per game.

OL, Joe Moffitt, Bettendorf, 6-1, 295, sr.

All-district left guard was a two-year starter and influential for an offense that eclipsed 30 points eight times and averaged 6.7 yards per rush.

PK/P, Justin Wehr, Bettendorf, 5-10, 175, sr.

All-district choice converted 53 of 56 point-after kicks, made 5 of 7 field goals (long of 38) and had metro-best 32 touchbacks.

Utility, Jayce Levy, Assumption, 6-0, 190, sr.

Class 3A District 4 offensive MVP accounted for 2,447 total yards and 29 TDs for state quarterfinalist. Finished career with 5,301 yards, 60 TDs. 


DL, Sam Hanna, Pleasant Valley, 6-0, 210, sr.

First team all-district selection was second on team with 63.5 tackles (15.5 for loss, 7 sacks) in helping PV to seven-win season.

DL, Jatten Kuhrt, Bettendorf, 6-0, 195, sr.

Moved from safety/outside linebacker to end and was voted District 7 defensive MVP and first team all-stater. Led Bulldogs with 63 tackles (21 for loss).

DL, Tommy Parrish, Moline, 5-9, 180, sr.

All-Big Six first team, 32 solo tackles, assisted on 52, 12 sacks, 17 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, a defensive TD. 

DL, Zach Petersen, North Scott, 6-4, 225, sr.

District 6 defensive MVP had 52 tackles and led Class 4A with 10 sacks for nine-win Lancers. Recently picked up an offer from Illinois. 

DE/LB, Diontrel Wommack, Davenport Central, 6-0, 180, jr.

Earned first team all-district accolades. Was second on a playoff team with 56 tackles (16.5 for loss, 7.5 sacks). 

LB, Marcus Atnip, Moline, 6-1, 210, sr.

All-conference choice accumulated more than 100 tackles (24 for loss), 12 sacks, forced five fumbles and collected a pick for Big Six champions. 

LB, David Mathews, Pleasant Valley, 6-0, 205, sr.

Was team's top tackler for second straight year (80.5) and had six sacks to earn all-district accolades. Posted 146 career tackles.

LB, Antonio Santillan, Assumption, 6-0, 205, sr.

All-district selection had team-high 75.5 tackles (7 for loss) and recovered two fumbles in helping Knights to share of district title. 

DB, Sam Mattecheck, Alleman, 6-0, 165, jr.

All-Big Six two-way performer rushed for more than 850 yards, almost always defended team's top receiver, had two picks, 16 pass break-ups.

DB, Eli Suastegui, Moline, 5-9, 175, sr.

Unanimous all-Western Big Six pick, two-year starter, fifth on team in tackles, second in interceptions, also returned kicks. 

DB, Ryan Wohlers, Assumption, 6-2, 200, sr.

Rushed for 1,143 yards and registered nearly 1,500 yards of offense with 17 TDs. Also had 34 tackles and three interceptions. 


Back, Akendre Abbey, Davenport North, 5-9, 160, sr.

Back, Eric Maffie, Moline, 6-2, 190, sr.

Back, Nijel McIntosh, Bettendorf, 5-8, 175, sr.

Back, Nile McLaughlin, North Scott, 6-2, 190, jr.

Receiver, DJ Mosley, Davenport West, 5-11, 175, sr.

Receiver, Neicko Williams, United Township, 6-1, 175, sr.

OL, DeMari Craig, Rock Island, 6-5, 320, sr.

OL, Griffen Deere, Bettendorf, 6-2, 290, jr.

OL, Hunter Henning, Moline, 6-0, 220, sr.

OL, Sam Reyes, North Scott, 6-2, 270, sr.

OL, Carter Sergeant, Pleasant Valley, 6-2, 220, sr.

PK/P, Nickolas Roessler, Rock Island, 5-10, 200, sr.

Utility, Brennan Lemke, Clinton, 6-3, 210, sr.


DL, Caleb Carius, Pleasant Valley, 6-2, 200, sr.

DL, Donaven Juarez, Assumption, 6-0, 225, sr.

DL, Rocky Schoenfelder, Bettendorf, 6-0, 190, jr.

DL, Bryce Trask, Rock Island, 6-2, 200, jr.

LB, Mark Beno, North Scott, 6-1, 200, sr.

LB, Alex Blizzard, Bettendorf, 5-11, 195, jr.

LB, Ben Ellis, Rock Island, 6-3, 205, sr. 

LB, Dakota Wright, Davenport North, 6-0, 195, sr.

DB, LeVon Bellemy, Davenport Central, 5-9, 175, jr.

DB, Hunter Hodge, Alleman, 6-1, 185, sr.

DB, Carson Rollinger, North Scott, 5-11, 150, jr.


Alleman: Andrew Barrett, P, sr.; Eric Lange, OL, sr.; Corneille Logo, RB, sr.; Ryan O'Hern; LB, sr.; Patrick Schmitt, K, sr.; John West, RB-LB, sr.

Assumption: Seth Adrian, LB, so.; Logan Klemme, WR, sr.; Adam Metivier, DB, jr.; Payton O'Neill, OL, sr.; Adam Sigwarth, OL/P, sr.; Anthony Valainis, DE, jr.

Bettendorf: Dustin Harris, DB, sr.; Josh Licata, DB, sr.; Mason Morris, LB, sr.; Darien Porter, WR, jr.; Blake Rollinger, DB, sr. 

Clinton: Louis Harris, OL, sr.; Jordin Parker, DB, sr.; Jaelen Boysen, WR, sr.; Ethan Barry, LB, so.

Davenport Central: Brendan Gogulich, WR, sr.; Anthony Johnson, DE, sr.; Adin DeLaRosa, QB, jr.; Manny McGowan-Serrano, OL, jr.

Davenport North: Rudy Juarez, DB, sr.; Elijah Wiseman, LB, jr.; Logan Stewart, OL, jr.

Davenport West: Riley McIntyre, DE, sr.; Jaylen Johnson, FB/LB, sr.; Malik Westerfield, DB, jr.

Moline: Eddie Doran, RB, sr.; Aboubacar Barry, RB, so.; Javon Foy, WR, sr; Owen Swanson, DL, sr.

Muscatine: Jackson Foulk, RB/LB, sr.; Nolan Bell, DL, sr.; Dalton Sell, DL, jr.

North Scott: Drake Golinghorst, LB, sr.; Drew Durant, LB, sr.; Taylor Hendricksen, DL, sr.; Grant Hansel, OL, sr.; Brady Ernst, DL, jr. 

Pleasant Valley: Max Slavens, QB, jr.; Evan Kilstrom, OL, jr.; Max O'Brien, LB, jr.; Mitch Richlen, DB, sr.; Nathan Hamilton, PK, jr.

Rock Island: Michail Sudberry, WR-DB, sr; Davion Wilson, RB-LB, so.; Jordan Vesey, DB, sr.

United Township: Garrett Massa, LB, sr.; Cody Freeman, RB. sr.


Sports Editor

Prep sports editor, with emphasis on covering the Mississippi Athletic Conference and Iowa area high schools. I've been in sports journalism for 17 years, the last five at the Quad-City Times.