A cast of Hawks land on All-District grid, academic teams

Woodward-Granger bursts onto the field for their Homecoming game Oct. 11. Numerous Hawks earned All-District honors this season, both for on-field play and for classroom proficiency.

WOODWARD — Class 1A District 7 recently released the 2019 All-District teams, as well as the district All-Academic squads, and the Woodward-Granger gridders earning recognition were plentiful.

Six gridders were named to the First Team and four to the Second Team while four others were placed on the Honorable Mention list.

All-Academic honors were earned for classroom prowess by the quintet of Bryce Achenbach, Garrett Burkhart, Reese Jamison, Trey Lettow and Pacey Moats.

Chosen for the First Team Offense were running back Tate Lettow, lineman Kris Kammerer and receiver Achenbach, all seniors.

Lettow ran 225 times for 1,437 yards, the fifth-best total in 1A. He averaged 6.4 yards per tote and found the end zone 17 times.

Kammerer and fellow lineman Trey Lettow, a Second Team offense choice, helped the Hawks rush for a 1A 10th-best 2,449 yards and 29 touchdowns on 370 runs, with the squad adding 728 passing yards and eight aerial TDs.

Achenbach had six of those scores, hauling in 22 passes for 516 yards, a 23.5 ypc clip. He departs as the all-time receiving leader at W-G with career totals of 63 snags for 1,413 yards and 12 TDs.

First Team Defensive honors went to senior linebacker Reese Jamison, senior defensive back Cale Pritchett and junior defensive lineman Kade Polich.

Jamison had 83.5 tackles (four for a loss of yards) and one sack. He recovered two fumbles, with Pritchett falling on one fumble while making 37.5 stops.

Polich led the team with 11 tackles behind the line of scrimmage while recording five sacks. He finished with one fumble recovery while making 29.5 tackles.

Three juniors — defensive lineman Jon McKeever, linebacker Trevor Simmons and defensive back Worth Henry — were chosen for the Second Team defense, with Jamison named the Second Team punter after averaging 36.3 yards per boot.

Simmons had 48 tackles, including four sacks and four TFL (tackle for loss). McKeever had 19.5 denials, seven TFL and a team-high six sacks while Henry had 20 tackles and three interceptions. He had 187 total return yards on those thefts, taking two back for TDs.

Receiving Honorable Mention recognition were senior tight end Justin Wheeler, junior defensive back Jared Manning, sophomore offensive lineman Alex Evans and junior offensive lineman Hunter Heard.

W-G, coached by George Ashman, finished 6-3 overall and 4-1 in D7 play.


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