Quad-City Times All-Metro football team
QB Joe Byrne, Bettendorf 6-0 180 sr.
Threw for 1,476 yards and rushed for 596 in leading Bulldogs to their sixth state semifinal in seven years. He accounted for 16 TDs.
Back Harrison Bey-Buie, Bettendorf 5-10 205 sr.
First team all-stater and offensive player of year in his district rushed for Iowa Class 4A-best 2,034 yards and 32 TDs.
Back Kaeden Dreifurst, Moline 5-11 200 jr.
Despite sitting out two games, he rushed for 1,207 yards and 14 TDs. He averaged 7.9 yards per carry and was first team all-Big Six.
Back Nate Sheets, Alleman 6-0 190 sr.
All-Big Six and Illinois 3A all-stater, Sheets ran for 1,117 yards and had 333 yards receiving. He had 21 TDs for playoff-qualifying team.
WR/TE Noah Abbott, Bettendorf 6-5 220 sr.
UNI recruit and second team all-state choice had 26 grabs for 380 yards and four TDs. He was one of the team's top run blockers.
WR Priest Sheedy, Dav. North 6-0 180 sr.
Finished career with more than 100 receptions. All-district choice had 47 grabs for 508 yards and three TDs for six-win squad.
OL Rudy Glancey, Alleman 6-2 290 jr.
First team all-Big Six, he was the top lineman on a team which had an 1,100-yard rusher and threw for more than 1,000 yards.
OL Griffin Liddle, Bettendorf 6-3 270 jr.
Class 4A all-stater was two-way starter. A recent Hawkeye commit, he was dominant blocker and had 48 tackles (nine TFL).
OL Tyler Maro, Assumption 6-7 240 jr.
Class 3A all-stater, with offers from Louisville and South Dakota State, led an improved line. The Knights ran for 1,500 yards.
OL Patrick Pray, Moline 6-0 240 sr.
Repeat all-Metro choice and first team all-Big Six, Pray led a line that helped Maroons rush for 3,040 yards and 7.2 yards per carry.
OL Robert Stohl, Geneseo 6-4 260 sr.
Two-way starter was first team all-Big Six selection. He helped Maple Leafs average more than 200 yards per game on ground.
PK Reed Shea, Bettendorf 5-9 160 sr.
Converted 48 of 53 point-after kicks, booted through a 44-yard FG and had 43 touchbacks. He also had a season-long punt of 53.
UT Jack West, Dav. North 5-10 175 sr.
Passed for 1,595 yards and 10 TDs, rushed for 578 yards and 11 scores. Second team all-stater had 50 tackles and two defensive TDs.
DL Logan Collier, Pleasant Valley 6-1 210 sr.
Ignited PV defense with 11.5 TFL and 5 sacks. All-district end had four sacks in games vs. Bettendorf and North Scott.
DL Sam Strang, Dav. Central 6-3 220 sr.
All-district end had team-high 49 tackles (22.5 TFL and 4 sacks). Also rushed for team-high 587 yards and seven TDs.
DL Dominic Wiseman, Dav. North 6-2 235 so.
Defensive player of year in his district and 4A second team all-stater, tackle had 44.5 tackles (20 for loss) and 4.5 sacks.
DL/LB Ben Belken, North Scott 6-3 205 sr.
Northern Iowa recruit and 3A second team all-stater had seven TFL and three sacks. Led a defense which allowed 10 ppg.
LB Seth Adrian, Assumption 6-0 220 sr.
Defensive player of year in his district and 3A second team all-stater, he led metro with 84.5 tackles (7 TFL, 2 sacks).
LB Ryan Cole, Bettendorf 5-8 160 jr.
All-district performer had team-high 73.5 tackles (10.5 TFL) in helping Bulldogs reach 4A Final Four. He had two takeaways.
LB Nate Link, North Scott 5-10 180 sr.
All-stater was catalyst of the Lancers' defense with team-high 60 tackles (9 TFL). He had two fumble recoveries, one for TD.
DB Ty Anderson, North Scott 6-6 175 sr.
Two-way starter had five picks, one returned for TD. Second team all-stater had 33 receptions for 485 yards and five scores.
DB Zion Rodriguez, Moline 6-2 180 sr.
All-Big Six safety had 40 solo tackles and 44 assisted stops along with three picks (one for a TD), three pass breakups and a sack.
DB Perry Slater, Rock Island 6-0 175 jr.
Free safety had metro-best seven picks, eight fumble recoveries and two defensive TDs. Also had 24 catches for 378 yards, 6 TDs.
DB Simon Weitz, Assumption 6-0 165 jr.
Team's top cornerback had two interceptions and fumble recovery. He had 18 receptions for 231 yards and kick return for TD.
QB Jake Matthaidess, North Scott 6-0 170 sr.
Back Aboubacar Barry, Moline 5-11 185 sr.
Back Tim Nimely, Muscatine 5-9 185 jr.
Back Davion Wilson, Rock Island 6-1 180 sr.
WR Jakye Hill, Rock Island 5-9 185 sr.
WR Quincy Wiseman, Dav. North 6-2 160 jr.
OL Jacob Bender, Dav. Central 6-0 235 sr.
OL Collin Meyer, Moline 6-4 240 sr.
OL Har Ju Ree, Rock Island 5-11 220 jr.
OL Simon Wilson, United Township 6-2 285 jr.
OL Kane Zemo, Pleasant Valley 6-3 260 jr.
PK Sean O'Hern, Alleman 5-10 165 sr.
UT Izaiah Schaeffer-Houston, Dav. West 6-3 180 sr.
DL TJ Brown, Pleasant Valley 6-0 185 sr.
DL Dominic DeBoef, Geneseo 6-0 190 jr.
DL Jaiden VanCoillie, Rock Island 5-10 215 sr.
DL Griffin Wilder, North Scott 6-1 215 sr.
LB Ethan Barry, Bettendorf 6-0 220 sr.
LB Jack Patting, Alleman 5-9 170 jr.
LB Logan Vis, North Scott 6-0 195 sr.
DB Owen Hamel, Assumption 6-2 180 jr.
DB Cade Sheedy, Dav. North 5-11 185 so.
DB Blake Sherman, Pleasant Valley 6-0 185 sr.
DB Kenyhon Yancey, Rock Island 6-0 160 sr.
Alleman: Killian Ahern, DB, sr. Jake Mattecheck, LB, jr. Caleb Sharer, OL, jr.
Assumption: Dayne Hodge, DB, jr. Tim Kendall, DL, sr. Jack McGuire, OL, jr. Nate Schlichting, RB/DL, sr. Nate Timmons, OL, jr.
Bettendorf: AJ Douglas, WR, sr. Jack Hester, OL, sr. Ty Numkena, WR, so. Tyler Pate, UT, sr. Kane Schmidt, LB, jr.
Clinton: Noah Howard, DL, sr. Jasper Luckritz, LB, sr. Ulysses Patterson, RB, sr.
Davenport Central: Emarion Ellis, QB, jr. Mike Moran, DB, sr. Israel Taylor, WR, sr. Javari Terrell, OL, sr.
Davenport North: Gaige Avants, LB, so. Koby Dirks, LB, sr. Hunter Kelley, LB, sr. Brett Rappel, OL, sr. Kade Schultz, RB, sr.
Davenport West: Kyle Burton, DL, sr. Payton Thompson, QB, jr. Maverick White, OL, sr. Luke Woods-Ford, DL/LB, sr.
Geneseo: Nathan Beneke, DB, jr. Kaden Davison, LB, so. Cole Gradert, OL, sr. Jonathan Maxwell, LB, so.
Moline: Immanuel Bailey, LB, sr. Nate Johnson, WR, sr. Ben Duenas, OL, sr. Nate St. Dennis, OL, sr.
Muscatine: Togeh Desh, DL, jr. Eli Gaye, WR, jr. Teagan Schmelzer, LB/DB, sr. Takpor Tiah, DB, sr.
North Scott: Quentin Allison, RB, sr. Zach Campbell, DB, sr. Luke Jennings, WR, sr. Carson McCaughey, OL, jr. Joey Petersen, DL, jr.
Pleasant Valley: Caden Kipper, RB, jr. Jose Lara, WR/DB, sr. George Venzke, LB, sr. Brandon Young, LB, sr.
Rock Island: Pharoah Gray, OL, jr. Victor Guzman, DB/K, sr. Donovan Rogers, DL, sr. MJ Stern, LB, sr.
United Township: Daslah Geadeyan, QB, jr. Trevell Carpenter, WR, jr.