Ponies earn all-conference honors


With the 2003 Class A high school football season wrapped up, the Central A conference announced its annual all-conference selections and a host of Havre Blue Ponies were among those selected this season.

Senior wide receiver Daine Solomon earned first-team honors at both wide receiver and strong safety. Solomon broke the Havre High record for receiving yards in a single season and he also had six interceptions from his safety position.

Junior quarterback Gary Wagner was named all-conference first-team quarterback after leading the conference and Class A in touchdowns and passing yardage. Junior tailback Scott Robinson was named to the first-team offense along with junior offensive tackle Chad Seely.

Headlining the first-team all-defensive selections was junior free safety Marc Mariani, who led the conference with nine interceptions this season. Mariani was also named a second-team wide receiver.

Junior Colby Mader was also a multiple selection this season. Mader was named to the first-team defense at linebacker and he was also a second-team offensive selection as a fullback. Junior defensive end Rick Hoium was a first-team defensive selection and junior Coda Tchida also earned first-team honors at cornerback.

Second-team offensive selections include junior tackle Nick Daniel and senior guard Shane Howard. Second-team defensive selections include defensive tackle Tyler Wheeler and linebacker Brett Michels.

Matt Boucher earned defensive honorable mention honors as did Craig Kallenberger. Senior offensive lineman Chris Peterson was also an honorable mention pick.

Central A All-Conference

First team


Center - Kirk Halgren, 5-11, 190, sr., Belgrade*

Tackle - Eric Dighans, 6-2, 190, sr., Belgrade*; Chad Seely, 5-11, 190, jr., Havre

Guard - Chris Smith, 6-4, 275, sr., Laurel*; Mike Anderson, 6-1, 260, sr., Belgrade

Tight end - Andrew Walsh, 6-1, 175, sr., Belgrade*

Receiver - Daine Solomon, 5-10, 175, sr., Havre*; Nick Camp, 5-11, 165, sr., Lewistown

Fullback - Mike Burns, 5-9, 185, sr., Browning

Tailback - Jake Kallestad, 5-11, 215, sr., Belgrade; Scott Robinson, 6-1, 185, jr., Havre

Quarterback - Gary Wagner, 5-11, 155, jr., Havre

Kicker - Tyler Miller, 5-9, 150, sr., Belgrade*

Kick returner - Tyler Miller, Belgrade*


Tackle - Chris Smith, Laurel*; Mike Anderson, Belgarde

End - Jake Kallestad, Belgrade*; Ricky Houim, 5-11, 220, jr., Havre

Inside LB - Kirk Halgren, Belgrade*; Colby Mader, 5-11, 1890, jr., Havre

Outside LB - Eric Dighans, Belgrade*; Jerry Racine, 5-10, 175, sr., Browning

Cornerback - Jordan Stanhope, 5-7, 160, sr., Belgrade; Coda Tchida, 5-9, 165, jr., Havre

Strong safety - Daine Soloman, Havre

Free safety - Marc Mariani, 5-10, 145, jr., Havre*

Punter - Jake Kallestad, Belgrade*

*-denotes unanimous pick.

Defensive Player of the Year - Chris Smith, Laurel.

Offensive Player of the Year -Jake Kallestad, Belgrade.

Coach of the Year - Matt Hollowell, Belgrade.

Second team


Center - Saul Rivard, sr., Livingston; Nick Daniel, jr., Havre.

Tackle - Corey Willis, sr., Laurel; Ben Blaseg, jr., Livingston.

Guard - Clay Disney, sr., Lewistown; Shane Howard, sr., Havre.

Tight end - Carson Perkins, sr., Lewistown.; Bram Moore, sr., Livingston.

Receiver - Mike Bell, sr., Belgrade; Marc Mariani, jr., Havre.

Fullback - Colby Mader, jr., Havre; Tony Deleo, sr., Livingston.

Tailback - Jake Bickford, sr., Laurel; Dan Johnson, sr., Livingston.

Quarterback - Caleb Salsbury, sr., Belgrade.

Kicker - Phil Rinaldi, sr., Lewistown.

Kick returner - Nick Kamp, sr., Lewistown.


Tackle - Tyler Wheeler, jr., Havre; Scott Strong, sr., Lewistown.

End - Carson Perkins, sr., Lewistown; Jake Ellis, sr., Livingston.

Inside LB - Mike Burns, sr., Browning; Tony Deleo, sr., Livingston.

Outside LB - Brett Michels, jr., Havre; David Holycross, sr., Laurel.

Cornerback- Dan Brennan, sr., Laurel; Mike Bell, sr., Belgrade.

Strong safety - Zach Fox, sr., Laurel.

Free safety - Nick Kamp, sr., Lewistown.

Punter - Taylor Davis, sr., Livingston.

Honorable mention

Matt Boucher, DE, Havre; Dan Brennan, WR, Laurel; Chris Dienes, SS, Browning; Miles Fox, FB/ILB, Laurel; Zach Fox, QB, Laurel; Colt Gill, T, Lewistown; Craig Kallenberger, OLB, Havre; Aaron Kurschner, OLB, Livingston; Chris Peterson, G, Havre; Coley Potts, T/DT, Browning; Jerry Racine, TB, Browning; Caleb Salsbury, FS, Belgrade; Dustin Scotten, TB, Lewistown; Andrew Uptain, G, Belgrade; Zack Vigil, DT, Livingston;


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