FOOTBALL: Glacier has 7 named Class AA first team all-state

Flathead has two on second team

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Glacier receiver Patrick O'Connell turns upfield after catching a pass for a 56-yard touchdown during the first quarter against Great Falls C.M. Russell at Legends Stadium on Friday. (Aaric Bryan/Daily Inter Lake)

The Glacier football team had seven players named Class AA first team all-state, capping a year that saw the Wolfpack finish 11-2 overall after a loss in the state championship game.

Wolfpack senior Patrick O’Connell was named the Western Conference’s defensive most valuable player while garnering first team all-state honors in two different positions, fullback and inside linebacker.

O’Connell led Glacier with 133 tackles and 11 tackles for loss, with an interception, two sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery on defense. He also had a team-high 696 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on offense.

Senior teammate Jaxen Hashley also earned double honors for offensive tackle and defensive line. Quarterback Tadan Gilman, center Kellen Bemis, running back Drew Turner, saftey Sam Barber and punt returner Jackson Pepe were also first team.

Glacier wide receiver Scout Willcut and kicker Cameron Anderson were second team all-state, with Gilman honored on the second team as a punter.

Wolfpack senior Jarrett Kessler was given honorable mention all-state honors as an offensive guard and defensive end with Bemis on the defensive line, Pepe as a safety and kick returner and Lance Dannic at cornerback.

Flathead had two players listed second team all-state, led by senor wide receiver James Flannigan and junior cornerback Trae Vasquez.

Braves offensive guard Hunter Waters, running back Seth Adolph, quarterback Bridger Johnson, defensive end Daniel Long, inside linebacker Tucker Nadeau and outside linebacker Jacques Eve were honorable mention all-state.

Each was also named to the all-conference teams.

State champion Billings Senior had 18 different players named to the various all-state teams, led by 10 on the first team. Broncs quarterback Nate Dick was named the Class AA offensive MVP for the second straight season and senior safety Keaton Anderson, a Montana State recruit, was named the state’s defensive MVP.Each also earned Eastern Conference honors.

Dick passed for 2,639 yards and 34 touchdowns this season, rushing for 1,222 yards and 19 touchdowns.

Anderson backed the Senior defense, intercepting four passes this season.

Helena running back Ryan Arntson was named Western Conference offensive MVP after rushing for 1,509 yards and 22 touchdowns this season.

Class AA Football

All-State

Offensive MVP: Nate Dick, QB, Billings Senior, Sr.

Defensive MVP: Keaton Anderson, S, Billings Senior, Sr.

First Team

Nate Dick, QB, Billings Senior, Sr.

Gabe Sulser, WR/CB/KR, Billings Senior, Jr.

Luke Poetzl, OT/DE, Billings Senior, Sr.

Cullen Roll, OT, Billings Senior, Sr.

Emmit Bartsch, OG, Billings Senior, Sr.

Hayden Hegg, DE, Billings Senior, Sr.

Nolan Askelson, OLB, Billings Senior, Jr.

Keaton Anderson, S, Billings Senior, Sr.

Jake Orvis, CB, Billings Senior, Sr.

Montana Wine, ST, Billings Senior, Sr.

Drew Keireleber, FB, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Ryan Davis, ILB, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Braydon Deming, TE/ILB, Billings West, Sr.

Blade Miller, C, Billings West, Sr.

Hunter Weil, OLB, Billings West, Sr.

Lance McCutcheon, WR/CB, Bozeman, Sr.

Conner Coles, K, Bozeman, Sr.

Cade Wessel, DE, Bozeman, Sr.

Kiley Caprara, WR, Butte, Sr.

Jaxen Hashley, OT/DL, Glacier, Sr.

Kellen Bemis, C, Glacier, Sr.

Patrick O’Connell, FB/ILB, Glacier, Sr.

Drew Turner, RB, Glacier, Jr.

Tadan Gilman, QB, Glacier, Sr.

Sam Barber, S, Glacier, Sr.

Jackson Pepe, PR, Glacier, Jr.

Tyler Patrick, LS, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Taylor England, TE, Helena, Sr.

Ryan Arntson, RB, Helena, Sr.

Daniel Stockton, OT, Helena, Sr.

Derek Olsen, WR, Helena, Sr.

Kendall Johnson, ILB, Helena, Sr.

Conor Quick, OG, Helena Capital, Jr.

Bradley Haller, P, Helena Capital, Sr.

Caelen Cummings, DE, Helena Capital, Sr.

Justin Jenks, DL, Helena Capital, Jr.

Marcus Welnel, OLB, Helena Capital, Sr.

Colin Sassano, S, Helena Capital, Sr.

Bo Hann, OG, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Second Team

Jake Orvis, WR, Billings Senior, Sr.

Nolan Askelson, RB, Billings Senior, Jr.

Blake Allred, ILB, Billings Senior, Jr.

Kevon Jackson, OLB, Billings Senior, Jr.

Max Clarke, S, Billings Senior, Sr.

Ryan Davis, TE, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Dawsen Berg, C/DL, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Tyler Brown, DE, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Caleb Nelson, RB, Billings West, Sr.

Chaz Maddock, WR/CB, Billings West, Sr.

Bryson Deming, QB, Billings West, Sr.

Si Ryan, KR, Billings West, Jr.

Cade Nelson, ST, Billings West, So.

Callahan O’Reilly, QB, Bozeman, Sr.

Morgan Hostetler, OT, Bozeman, Sr.

Bridger Lohman, OT, Bozeman, Sr.

Si D’Agostino, OG, Bozeman, Sr.

Bailey Paddock, WR/PR, Bozeman, Sr.

Brian LaFond, DE, Butte, Sr.

James Flannigan, WR, Flathead, Sr.

Trae Vasquez, CB, Flathead, Jr.

Scout Willcut, WR, Glacier, Sr.

Tadan Gilman, P, Glacier, Sr.

Cameron Anderson, K, Glacier, Sr.

Kody Torgerson, WR, Great Falls, Sr.

Bryce Vaughn, RB, Great Falls, Sr.

Matt Bourgeau, DL, Great Falls, Sr.

James Olsen, TE, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Jake Wilkins, WR, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Jr.

Max Sechena, ILB, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Tucker Greenwell, S, Great Falls C.M. Russell, So.

Matt Rispins, CB, Helena, Sr.

Marcus Welnel, FB, Helena Capital, Sr.

Shamus Bartmess, LS, Helena Capital, Sr.

Seth Schneider, ILB, Helena Capital, Jr.

Nick Wakai, WR, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Mitch Roberts, QB, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Connor Rauckhorst, DE/ST, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Brandon Morley, OLB, Missoula Sentinel, Jr.

Elias Dewaters, KR, Missoula Sentinel, So.

Levi Janacaro, QB, Missoula Big Sky, Jr.

Honorable Mention

Sam Saur, OG, Billings Senior, Sr.

Noah Casares, C, Billings Senior, Sr.

Ben LaBeau, WR, Billings Senior, Jr.

Keaton Anderson, WR, Billings Senior, Sr.

Connor Black, FB, Billings Senior, Sr.

Jason Miller, K, Billings Senior, Jr.

Emmit Bartsch, DE, Billings Senior, Sr.

Bruce Spang, OT, Billings Skyview, Jr.

Cam Maciel, RB/KR, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Lane Severson, DL, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Cleveland Harvey, DE, Billings West, Sr.

Mitchell Porter, ILB, Billings West, Sr.

Caleb Nelson, S, Billings West

Cade Wessel, TE, Bozeman, Sr.

Bailey Harlin, OLB, Bozeman, Sr.

Robert Samson, S, Bozeman, Sr.

Bryce Lingle, CB, Bozeman, Sr.

Logan Kleinhans, PR, Bozeman, Jr.

Greyson Mandic, OG, Butte, Jr.

Nate Ferguson, P, Butte, Jr.

Brian LaFond, LS, Butte, Sr.

Corbin Walker, DL, Butte, Jr.

Bryce Gallagher, CB, Butte, Sr.

Hunter Waters, OG, Flathead, Jr.

Seth Adolph, RB, Flathead, Sr.

Bridger Johnson, QB, Flathead, Sr.

Daniel Long, DE, Flathead, Jr.

Tucker Nadeau, ILB, Flathead, Jr.

Jacques Eve, OLB, Flathead, Jr.

Jarrett Kessler, OG/DE, Glacier, Sr.

Kellen Bemis, DL, Glacier, Sr.

Jackson Pepe, S/KR, Glacier, Jr.

Lance Dannic, CB, Glacier, Jr.

Kevin Boes, QB, Great Falls, Jr.

Logan Martin, P, Great Falls, Sr.

Zak Ray, C, Great Falls, Sr.

Luke Almos, ILB, Great Falls, Sr.

Chase Short, OLB, Great Falls, Sr.

Grant Hudspeth, S, Great Falls, Sr.

Kody Torgerson, CB, Great Falls, Sr.

Brayden Ginnaty, OT, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Alex Cunningham, DE, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Austin Kirchner, DL, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Brenden Lefever, ST, Great Falls C.M. Russel, Sr.

Dallas Long, OG, Helena, Sr.

Joel Clark, DE, Helena, Sr.

Caden Suero, DL, Helena, Jr.

Connor Nash, OLB, Helena, Jr.

Keair Adgerson, CB, Helena, Sr.

Matt Rispins, PR, Helena, Sr.

Ryan Arntson, KR, Helena, Sr.

Carson Shuman, OT, Helena Capital, Jr.

Shamus Bartmess, C, Helena Capital, Sr.

Bradley Haller, WR, Helena Capital, Sr.

Seth Schneider, RB, Helena Capital, Jr.

Brian Buschini, K, Helena Capital, So.

Alaric Griel, DL, Helena Capital, So.

Dorian Cilenti, LS, Missoula Big Sky, Jr.

Tyler Flink, ILB, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Nick Wakai, S, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Dennis Krueger, CB, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Hunter Dutton, KR, Missoula Big Sky, Jr.

Kadin Lahti, ST, Missoula Big Sky, Jr.

Spencer Schock, OT/ILB, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Ethan Jones, TE/DE, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Nick Germer, WR, Missoula Sentinel, Jr.

Conner Crawford, RB, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Caden Messer, OLB, Missoula Sentinel, Jr.

Western Conference

Offensive MVP: Ryan Arntson, RB, Helena, Sr.

Defensive MVP: Patrick O’Connell, ILB, Glacier, Sr.

First Team

Trae Vasquez, CB, Flathead, Jr.

James Flannigan, WR, Flathead, Sr.

Jaxen Hashley, OT/DL, Glacier, Sr.

Patrick O’Connell, FB/ILB, Glacier, Sr.

Sam Barber, S, Glacier, Sr.

Jackson Pepe, PR, Glacier, Jr.

Kellen Bemis, C, Glacier, Sr.

Drew Turner, RB, Glacier, Jr.

Tadan Gilman, QB, Glacier, Sr.

Cameron Anderson, K, Glacier, Sr.

Taylor England, TE, Helena, Sr.

Kendall Johnson, ILB, Helena, Sr.

Matt Rispins, CB, Helena, Sr.

Daniel Stocton, OT, Helena, Sr.

Derek Olsen, WR, Helena, Sr.

Ryan Arntson, RB, Helena, Sr.

Marcus Welnel, OLB, Helena Capital, Sr.

Caelen Cummings, DE, Helena Capital, Sr.

Justin Jenks, DL, Helena Capital, Jr.

Seth Schneider, ILB, Helena Capital, Jr.

Colin Sassano, S, Helena Capital, Sr.

Conor Quick, OG, Helena Capital, Jr.

Bradley Haller, P, Helena Capital, Sr.

Shamus Bartmess, LS, Helena Capital, Sr.

Bo Hann, OG, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Nick Wakai, WR, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Conner Rauckhorst, DE/ST, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Brandon Morley, OLB, Missoula Sentinel, Jr.

Elias Dewaters, KR, Missoula Sentinel, So.

Mitch Roberts, QB, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Second Team

Daniel Long, DE, Flathead, Jr.

Tucker Nadeau, ILB, Flathead, Jr.

Jacques Eve, OLB, Flathead, Jr.

Hunter Waters, OG, Flathead, Jr.

Seth Adolph, RB, Flathead, Sr.

Bridger Johnson, QB, Flathead, Sr.

Jarrett Kessler, OG/DE, Glacier, Sr.

Kellen Bemis, DL, Glacier, Sr.

Jackson Pepe, S, Glacier, Jr.

Lance Dannic, CB, Glacier, Jr.

Scout Willcut, WR, Glacier, Sr.

Tadan Gilman, P, Glacier, Sr.

Matt Rispins, PR, Helena, Sr.

Ryan Arntson, KR, Helena, Sr.

Keair Adgerson, CB, Helena, Sr.

Caden Suero, DL, Helena, Jr.

Joel Clark, DE, Helena, Sr.

Connor Nash, OLB, Helena, Jr.

Dallas Long, OG, Helena, Sr.

Alaric Griel, DL, Helena Capital, So.

Carson Shuman, OT, Helena Capital, Jr.

Shamus Bartmess, C, Helena Capital, Sr.

Bradley Haller, WR, Helena Capital, Sr.

Marcus Welnel, FB, Helena Capital, Sr.

Seth Schneider, RB, Helena Capital, Jr.

Brian Buschini, K, Helena Capital, So.

Dorian Cilenti, LS, Missoula Big Sky, Jr.

Tyler Flink, ILB, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Nick Wakai, S, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Dennis Krueger, CB, Missoula Big Sky, Sr.

Kadin Lahti, ST, Missoula Big Sky, Jr.

Levi Janacaro, QB, Missoula Big Sky, Jr.

Ethan Jones, TE/DE, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Spencer Schock, OT/ILB, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Caden Messer, OLB, Missoula Sentinel, Jr.

Nick Germer, WR, Missoula Sentinel, Jr.

Conner Crawford, RB, Missoula Sentinel, Sr.

Eastern Conference

Offensive MVP: Nate Dick, QB, Billings Senior, Sr.

Defensive MVP: Keaton Anderson, S, Billings Senior, Sr.

First Team

Nate Dick, QB, Billings Senior, Sr.

Gabe Sulser, WR/CB/KR, Billings Senior, Jr.

Cullen Roll, OT, Billings Senior, Sr.

Luke Poetzl, OT/DE, Billings Senior, Sr.

Emmit Partsch, OG, Billings Senior, Sr.

Nolan Askelson, RB, Billings Senior, Jr.

Hayden Hegg, DL, Billings Senior, Sr.

Jake Orvis, CB, Billings Senior, Sr.

Keaton Anderson, S, Billings Senior, Sr.

Max Clarke, S, Billings Senior, Sr.

Montana Wine, ST, Billings Senior, Sr.

Drew Keirleber, FB, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Dawson Berg, C/DL, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Ryan Davis, TE, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Tyler Brown, DE, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Bradon Deming, TE, Billings West, Sr.

Blade Miller, C, Billings West, Sr.

Caleb Nelson, RB, Billings West, Sr.

Cade Nelson, ST, Billings West, So.

Bryson Deming, QB, Billings West, Sr.

Chaz Maddock, CB, Billings West, Sr.

Si Ryan, KR, Billings West, Jr.

Callahan O’Reilly, QB, Bozeman, Sr.

Cade Wessel, DE, Bozeman, Sr.

Morgan Hostetler, OT, Bozeman, Sr.

Bridger Lohman, OT, Bozeman, Sr.

Si D’Agostino, OG, Bozeman, Sr.

Lance McCutcheon, WR/CB, Bozeman, Sr.

Conner Coles, K, Bozeman, Sr.

Bailey Paddock, WR/PR, Bozeman, Sr.

Kiley Caprara, WR, Butte, Sr.

Brian LaFond, DE, Butte, Sr.

Kody Torgerson, WR, Great Falls, Sr.

Bryce Vaughn, RB, Great Falls, Sr.

Logan Martin, P, Great Falls, Sr.

Matt Bourgeau, DL, Great Falls, Sr.

James Olsen, TE, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Tyler Patrick, LS, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Tucker Greenwell, Great Falls C.M. Russell, So.

Second Team

Jake Orvis, WR, Billings Senior, Sr.

Ben LeBeau, WR, Billings Senior, Jr.

Keaton Anderson, WR, Billings Senior, Sr.

Sam Saur, OG, Billings Senior, Sr.

Noah Casares, C, Billings Senior, Sr.

Connor Black, FB, Billings Senior, Sr.

Jason Miller, K, Billings Senior, Jr.

Emmit Bartsch, DE, Billings Senior, Sr.

Blake Allred, ILB, Billings Senior, Jr.

Kevon Jackson, OLB, Billings Senior, Jr.

Nolan Askelson, OLB, Billings Senior, Jr.

Bruce Spang, OT, Billings Skyview, Jr.

Cam Maciel, RB/KR, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Lane Severson, DL, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Ryan Davis, ILB, Billings Skyview, Sr.

Hunter Weil, OLB, Billings West, Sr.

Chaz Maddock, WR, Billings West, Sr.

Cleveland Harvey, DE, Billings West, Sr.

Braydon Deming, ILB, Billings West, Sr.

Caleb Nelson, S, Billings West, Sr.

Mitchell Porter, ILB, Billings West, Sr.

Cade Wessel, TE, Bozeman, Sr.

Bailey Harlin, OLB, Bozeman, Sr.

Bryce Lingle, CB, Bozeman, Sr.

Robert Samson, S, Bozeman, Sr.

Logan Kleinhans, PR, Bozeman, Jr.

Greyson Mandic, OG, Butte, Jr.

Nate Ferguson, P, Butte, Jr.

Brian LaFond, LS, Butte, Sr.

Corbin Walker, DL, Butte, Jr.

Bryce Gallagher, CB, Butte, Sr.

Kevin Boes, QB, Great Falls, Jr.

Zak Ray, C, Great Falls, Sr.

Luke Almos, ILB, Great Falls, Sr.

Chase Short, OLB, Great Falls, Sr.

Kody Torgerson, CB, Great Falls, Sr.

Grant Hudspeth, S, Great Falls, Sr.

Brayden Ginnaty, OT, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Jake Wilkins, WR, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Jr.

Alex Cunningham, DE, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Austin Kirchner, DL, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Max Sechena, ILB, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

Braenden Lefever, ST, Great Falls C.M. Russell, Sr.

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