FOOTBALL: Turner, 4 Braves make first-team all-state

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Four Flathead football players and Glacier standout Drew Turner were named to the Class AA first-team all-state football team on Thursday.

Flathead saw a resurgence this season, hosting its first home playoff game in 12 years, posting a 6-4 record. The Braves had 19 players honored with all-state designations, including four on the first team.

Braves junior Anthony Jones earned first team honors as a wide receiver and punter after leading the state in receiving yards per game and hauling in 10 touchdowns, second only to state offensive MVP Gabe Sulser of state champion Billings Senior. Jones also averaged a state-best 41.7 yards per punt, nearly four yards further than any other punter in the state.

Seniors Hunter Wellcome (offensive guard), Michael Lee (defensive line) and junior Jaden MacNeil (safety) also made the first team. MacNeil was named to the second team as a kick and punt returner.

Flathead had six other players named to the second team, led by the entire backfield, Jon Baker, Blake Counts and Taylor Morton. Linebacker Tucker Nadeau, kicker Alex Coulter and long snapper Chad Hemsley also made this list. Nine Braves were listed as honorable mention.

Glacier senior Drew Turner, who ran for a school-record 1,666 rushing yards, was the only Wolfpack player named to the first team. Turner set his record in just nine games, averaging nearly eight yards a carry and scoring 23 touchdowns.

Senior offensive tackle Cody Hartsoch and wide receiver Mark Estes were named to the second team. Four other Wolfpack players were honorable mention.

Senior led all schools in honors, with Sulser at offensive MVP and Nolan Askelson as defensive MVP.

Class AA Football Honors

All State

Offense

MVP

Name School Class

Gabe Sulser Senior Sr

First Team

Tight Ends

Name School Class

Ryan Lonergan Bozeman Jr

Jake Olsen CMR Sr

Offensive Tackles

Trevor Welnel Capital Sr

Niklas Nordstog Skyview Sr

Garrison Poetzl Senior Jr

Offensive Guards

Hunter Wellcome Flathead Sr

Carson Shuman Capital Sr

Conner Paul West Jr

Centers

Gerrit Bloemendaal CMR Sr

Wide Receivers

Anthony Jones Flathead Jr

Kadin Lahti Big Sky Sr

Gabe Sulser Senior Sr

Ben LaBeau Senior Sr

Logan Kleinhans Bozeman Sr

Fullbacks

Logan Rodacker Skyview Sr

Running Backs

Seth Schneider Capital Sr

Drew Turner Glacier Sr

Quarterbacks

Levi Janacaro Big Sky Sr

Nolan Askelson Senior Sr

Punter

Anthony Jones Flathead Jr

Kicker

Spencer Peppenger Sentinel Jr

Cody Gagnon West Sr

Long Snapper

Kellen Hartman CMR Jr

Second Team

Tight Ends

Name School Class

Jacob Howell Helena Jr

Offensive Tackles

Holden Sampson Helena Jr

Cody Hartsoch Glacier Sr

Max Evenson Senior Jr

Greyson Mandic Butte Sr

Offensive Guards

Branson Frost Skyview Sr

Spencer Jovick Great Falls Sr

Centers

Conor Quick Capital Sr

Gage Felts Senior Jr

Wide Receivers

Mark Estes Glacier Sr

Zach Huth Helena Sr

Lucas Banderob Great Falls Jr

Nick Germer Sentinel Sr

Fullbacks

Jon Baker Flathead Sr

Blake Allred Senior Sr

Running Backs

Dalton Macy Skyview Sr

DeMarcus Carr West So

Kyle Tabbert Helena Sr

Blake Counts Flathead Jr

Quarterbacks

Garrison Rothwell CMR Sr

Kaleb Winterburn Helena Sr

Taylor Morton Flathead Sr

Punter

Cody Gagnon West Sr

Kicker

Alex Coulter Flathead Sr

Long Snapper

Chad Hemsley Flathead Sr

Honorable Mention

Tight Ends

Name School Class

Austin Demars Flathead Sr

Max Morris Glacier Sr

Kyle Winkler Great Falls Sr

Offensive Tackles

James Thomas Sentinel Sr

Max Anderson Flathead So

Hunter Waters Flathead Sr

Kobe Nelson West Jr

Cody Wilkes CMR Jr

Offensive Guards

Sam Severson Sentinel Jr

Dorian Cilenti Big Sky Sr

Mark Sullivan Helena Sr

Gunner Hegg Senior Jr

Centers

Daniel Long Flathead Sr

Blake Nichols Helena Jr

Justus Perkins Bozeman Jr

Brandyn Lackey Great Falls Jr

Wide Receivers

Conor McCarvel Capital Sr

Ray Trudeau Helena Sr

Colton Eliason Senior Sr

Kash Kelly Butte Jr

Jesse Owens West Jr

Jared Schaaf Skyview Sr

Fullbacks

Tyler Flink Big Sky Sr

Jaydon Dobrow CMR Sr

Jordon Komac Great Falls Sr

Running Backs

Elias Dewaters Sentinel Jr

Bo Mortenson Butte Sr

Joe Olson Bozeman Jr

Adan Trevizo Senior Sr

Quarterbacks

Tommy Mellott Butte So

Brock Bushfield Skyview Sr

Punter

Gabe Sulser Senior Sr

Emmett Buckley Helena Sr

Garrison Rothwell CMR Sr

Tommy Mellott Butte So

Kicker

Jason Miller Senior Sr

Long Snapper

Brec Rademacher Glacier Sr

Holden Sampson Helena Jr

Lucas Banderob Great Falls Jr

Defense

MVP

Name School Class

Nolan Askleson Senior Sr

First Team

Ends

Name School Class

Caden Suero Helena Sr

Jory Choate Bozeman Sr

Defensive Linemen

Michael Lee Flathead Sr

Justin Jenks Capital Sr

Garrison Poetzl Senior Jr

Inside Linebackers

Connor Nash Helena Sr

Nolan Askelson Senior Sr

Blake Allred Senior Sr

Outside Linebackers

Seth Schneider Capital Sr

Alex Watterson Senior Sr

Tyler Buckingham West Sr

Safeties

Jaden MacNeil Flathead Jr

Alex Johnson Helena Jr

Micah Ans Senior Sr

Corners

Mark Northey Capital Sr

Gabe Sulser Senior Sr

Ben LaBeau Senior Sr

Punt Returner

Zach Spiroff Helena Jr

Kickoff Returner

Logan Kleinhans Bozeman Sr

Special Teams Player

Cameron Hegel Sentinel Sr

Second Team

Ends

Name School Class

Alaric Greil Capital Jr

Gunner Hegg Senior Jr

Defensive Linemen

Noah Christopherson Senior Sr

Corbin Walker Butte Sr

Bruce Spang Skyview Sr

Inside Linebackers

Brandon Morley Sentinel Sr

Tucker Nadeau Flathead Sr

Brandon Cooper Bozeman Sr

Tyler Flink Big Sky Sr

Outside Linebackers

Caden Messer Sentinel Sr

Brock Bushfield Skyview Sr

Safeties

Blaise Meriwether Sentinel Jr

Tucker Greenwell CMR Jr

Dalton Macy Skyview Sr

Si Ryan West Sr

Corners

Kadin Lahti Big Sky Sr

Zach Spiroff Helena Jr

Damien Nelson CMR Sr

Trevin Gradney West Jr

Punt Returner

Jesse Owens West Jr

Jaden MacNeil Flathead Jr

Kickoff Returner

Jaden MacNeil Flathead Jr

Tucker Greenwell CMR Jr

Special Teams Player

Micah Ans Senior Sr

Honorable Mention

Ends

Name School Class

Rylan Wilcox Big Sky Sr

Will Stump Sentinel Sr

Andrew Siderius Flathead Jr

Rylan Waananen Butte Jr

Derek Fisher West Jr

Max Evenson Senior Jr

Defensive Linemen

Dylan Goforth Sentinel Sr

Dorian Cilenti Big Sky Sr

Conner Paul West Jr

Nick Clawson West Sr

Nick Konesky CMR Jr

Inside Linebackers

Nick Morrison Capital Sr

Cole Crosby Glacier Jr

Jacob Resch West Sr

Liam Sexton CMR Sr

Outside Linebackers

Jack Kanta Helena Jr

Ceaton Oliver Hellgate Sr

Joe Olson Bozeman Jr

Cade Jensen CMR Sr

Kenyon Fretwell Flathead Sr

Safeties

Trae Vasquez Flathead Sr

Jackson Pepe Glacier Sr

Jett Rebish Big Sky So

Kevin Boes Great Falls Sr

Ty Peterson Butte Sr

Keegan Mulhill Bozeman Sr

Corners

Beau King Sentinel Jr

Eric Reyna Flathead Sr

Brandon Coladonato Hellgate So

Kale McCarthy Butte Jr

Jared Schaaf Skyview Sr

Tyler Dobie Bozeman Sr

Kyle Torgerson Great Falls Jr

Punt Returner

Kash Kelly Butte Jr

Kickoff Returner

Kyle Tabbert Helena Sr

Latrell McCutcheon Bozeman Sr

Si Ryan West Sr

Gabe Sulser Senior Sr

Special Teams Player

Gunnar Landrum Flathead Jr

Dakota Eggars Butte Jr

All-Conference

Western Division

OFFENSE

MVP

Name School Class

Levi Janacaro Big Sky Sr

First Team

Tight Ends

Name School Class

Jacob Howell Helena Jr

Offensive Tackles

Holden Sampson Helena Jr

Trevor Welnel Capital Sr

Cody Hartsoch Glacier Sr

Offensive Guards

Hunter Wellcome Flathead Sr

Carson Shuman Capital Sr

Centers

Conor Quick Capital Sr

Wide Receivers

Anthony Jones Flathead Jr

Mark Estes Glacier Sr

Kadin Lahti Big Sky Sr

Zach Huth Helena Sr

Fullbacks

John Baker Flathead Sr

Running Backs

Seth Schneider Capital Sr

Drew Turner Glacier Sr

Quarterbacks

Levi Janacaro Big Sky Sr

Punter

Anthony Jones Flathead Jr

Kicker

Spencer Peppenger Sentinel Jr

Long Snapper

Chad Hemsley Flathead Sr

Second Team

Tight Ends

Name School Class

Austin Demars Flathead Sr

Max Morris Glacier Sr

Offensive Tackles

James Thomas Sentinel Sr

Max Anderson Flathead So

Hunter Waters Flathead Sr

Offensive Guards

Sam Severson Sentinel Jr

Dorian Cilenti Big Sky Sr

Mark Sullivan Helena Sr

Centers

Daniel Long Flathead Sr

Blake Nichols Helena Jr

Wide Receivers

Conor McCarvel Capital Sr

Ray Trudeau Helena Sr

Nick Germer Sentinel Sr

Fullbacks

Tyler Flink Big Sky Sr

Running Backs

Kyle Tabbert Helena Sr

Elias Dewaters Sentinel Jr

Blake Counts Flathead Jr

Quarterbacks

Kaleb Winterburn Helena Sr

Taylor Morton Flathead Sr

Punter

Emmett Buckley Helena Sr

Kicker

Alex Coulter Flathead Sr

Long Snapper

Brec Rademacher Glacier Sr

Holden Sampson Helena Jr

Defense

MVP

Name School Class

Caden Suero Helena Sr

Connor Nash Helena Sr

First Team

Ends

Name School Class

Caden Suero Helena Sr

Alaric Greil Capital Jr

Defensive Linemen

Michael Lee Flathead Sr

Justin Jenks Capital Sr

Inside Linebackers

Brandon Morley Sentinel Sr

Tucker Nadeau Flathead Sr

Connor Nash Helena Sr

Outside Linebackers

Caden Messer Sentinel Sr

Seth Schneider Capital Sr

Safeties

Jaden MacNeil Flathead Jr

Alex Johnson Helena Jr

Blaise Meriwether Sentinel Jr

Corners

Mark Northey Capital Sr

Kadin Lahti Big Sky Sr

Zach Spiroff Helena Jr

Punt Returner

Zach Spiroff Helena Jr

Kickoff Returner

Jaden MacNeil Flathead Jr

Special Teams Player

Cameron Hegel Sentinel Sr

Second Team

Ends

Name School Class

Rylan Wilcox Big Sky Sr

Will Stump Sentinel Sr

Andrew Siderius Flathead Jr

Defensive Linemen

Dylan Goforth Sentinel Sr

Dorian Cilenti Big Sky Sr

Inside Linebackers

Nick Morrison Capital Sr

Cole Crosby Glacier Jr

Tyler Flink Big Sky Sr

Outside Linebackers

Jack Kanta Helena Jr

Ceaton Oliver Hellgate Sr

Kenyon Fretwell Flathead Sr

Safeties

Trae Vasquez Flathead Sr

Jackson Pepe Glacier Sr

Jett Rebish Big Sky So

Corners

Beau King Sentinel Jr

Eric Reyna Flathead Sr

Brandon Coladonato Hellgate So

Punt Returner

Jaden MacNeil Flathead Jr

Kickoff Returner

Kyle Tabbert Helena Sr

Special Teams Player

Gunnar Landrum Flathead Jr

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