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Plenty of Pony Power in Central A honors

 


HHS linebacker Casey Schaub (right) sacks a Hamilton quarterback during a Class A playoff game last month in Havre. Schaub was named Central A Defensi

Havre's Ryan Brandt runs the ball during a Central A game against Lewistown last month in Havre. Brandt was selected offensive MVP of the Central A.

ve MVP.

After finishing the 2011 season with a record of 7-4 overall, and reaching the Class A state semifinals, the Havre High football team turned in its best season since winning the state title in 2004. And while the Blue Ponies' season has been over for a couple of weeks now, they received the credit they were due with plenty of Central A All-Conference honors.

On both sides of the ball, including honorable mentions, the Ponies earned 23 all conference selections.

Ryan Brandt had an outstanding season, and was rewarded accordingly. Brandt was named First Team All-Conference as the Ponies' running back, but was also named the Central A Offensive MVP.

Offensively, HHS grabbed 11 total honors. Joey DeVries was named First-Team All-Conference at the center position, as was Evan Flathers at a tackle. Thurman Holdsclaw was also named First-Team All-Conference as a tight end, and Justin Jensen followed suit as Co-First Team quarterback. Casey Schaub grabbed first team as a punter and a fullback, and Brayden Grimson earned the first team nod as a wide receiver.

Trent Nystrom earned Second-Team All-Conference honors as a guard for the Ponies, and Kameron Pribyl was named Honorable Mention kicker.

On defense, the Ponies earned 12 accolades.

Receiving First-Team All-Conference honors was Flathers on the defensive line, Schaub as an inside linebacker, Eli Hinebauch as an outside linebacker and Grimson as a free safety. Brandt was also first team as a corner and return specialist. The Blue Pony defensive ends cleaned up, with Holdsclaw and Brandon Smith grabbing both first team honors.

Pribyl was named Second-Team All-Conference as an outside linebacker, and Donny Lohman received honorable mention on the line, as did Zach Plum at a corner.

Schaub was also the recipient of the Central A Defensive MVP for the Ponies.

HHS received more honors than any other team in the conference. Livingston followed with 17 total honors, and Lewistown was third with 14 honors. Browning received 12 honors, and Belgrade received 10.

Havre High swept the postseason honors for the Central with second-year head coach Jason Christenson earning Coach of the Year.

Central A All Conference

OFFENSE

Quarterback

1st – Landon Willyer LIV

1st – Justin Jensen HHS

HM – Blake Phelps LEW

Wide Receiver

1st – Braedon Greathouse LIV

1st – Brayden Grimson HHS

2nd – Carson Feller LEW

2nd – Brandon Ramerez LIV

HM – Dontrell Spoonhunte BRO

Running Back

1st – Ryan Brandt HHS

2nd – Ethan Blythe LEW

Fullback

1st – Casey Schaub HHS

2nd – Issac McKay BRO

HM – Dylan Stenseth LEW

Center

1st – Joey DeVries HHS

2nd – Nile Gannon LIV

HM – Cliff Ollinger BRO

Guard

1st – Brian Tuss LEW

1st – Ranor Kjelsrud BEL

2nd – Trent Nystrom HHS

2nd – Colton Gavne LIV

HM – Dakota Rutherford BRO

Tackle

1st – Evan Flathers HHS

1st – Sam VanBeek BEL

2nd – Seth Walters LEW

2nd – Mike Severson LIV

HM – Alex Grant BRO

HM – Andy Butcher LEW

Tight End

1st – Thurman Holdsclaw HHS

2nd – Dan Fowlie LIV

HM – Curtis Cauffman LEW

Punter

1st – Casey Schaub HHS

2nd – Colter Devers BEL

HM – Austin Carroll LIV

MVP – Ryan Brandt HHS

DEFENSE

Defensive End

1st – Brandon Smith HHS

1st – Thurman Holdsclaw HHS

2nd – Dan Fowlie LIV

2nd – Blake Phelps LEW

HM – Alex Cady BEL

HM – John Hall BRO

Outside Linebacker

1st – Eli Hinebauch HHS

1st – Shannon Williams LIV

2nd – Jerime Granot LEW

2nd – Kameron Pribyl HHS

HM – Garet Fonder BEL

HM – Brad Ironpipe BRO

Inside Linebacker

1st – Casey Schaub HHS

1st – Caleb Gable LIV

2nd – Dylan Stenseth LEW

2nd – Issac McKay BRO

HM – Dan Thibault BEL

Defensive Line

1st – Evan Flathers HHS

1st – Sam VanBeek BEL

2nd – Seth Walters LEW

2nd – Cliff Ollinger BRO

HM – Donny Lohman HHS

HM – Chris Emter LIV

Strong Safety

1st – Carson Feller LEW

2nd - Landon Willyerd LIV

HM – Drew Fowler BEL

Free Safety

1st – Brayden Grimson HHS

2nd – Braeden Greathouse LIV

HM – Charles Old Chief BRO

Corner

1st – Ryan Brandt HHS

1st – Brandon Ramirez LIV

2nd – Jordan Snapp LEW

2nd – Dontrell Spoonhunter BRO

HM – Zach Plum HHS

HM – Jalen Croff BRO

Return Specialist

1st – Ryan Brandt HHS

2nd – Colter Devers BEL

HM – Brandon Ramirez LIV

Havre High head football coach Jason Christenson was named Central A Coach of the year for 2011.

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