Published Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9:51 pm / Updated at 3:35 am
All-Nebraska football first-team, second-team, all-class selections

Isaac Aakre
QB, Millard North

Josh Banderas
LB, Lincoln Southwest


Jake Schlager
DB, McCook

James Kruger
B, Norris


Jake Fowler
B, Adams Central

Jordan Bellar
P/A Norfolk Catholic


Landon Stouffer
K/A, David City Aquinas

Cole Wiseman
QB, Sutton


Ross Schindler
QB, Elgin/Pope John

Nathan Bazata
OL, Howells-Dodge


Jake Findley
QB, Giltner

John Wieser
LB, Humphrey SF

Selections for the 2012 All-Nebraska football first and second team.

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Skyler Monaghan, Millard West WR
Nominated by coaches at three positions, the junior caught 46 passes for 775 yards and eight touchdowns while setting the Class A single-game record with 282 receiving yards against Creighton Prep.

RJ Urzendowski, Omaha Creighton Prep WR
A two-year starter on both sides of the ball, he caught 61 passes for a school-record 1,089 yards and 13 touchdowns as the Junior Jays reached the state semifinals. Had three takeaways on defense.

Casey Sayles, Omaha North OL
Came on strong this year as a tight end and defensive end as the Vikings made the state finals for the first time, and he played perhaps his best game in the 17-14 loss to Millard North. Committed to Ohio University.

DJ Foster, Lincoln Southeast OL
Armed with a Nebraska scholarship offer before the season, the offensive tackle was a mainstay of the Knights' lines. “A dominant run-blocker,” Southeast coach Ryan Gottula said.

Mike Milenkovich, Millard North OL
A mainstay at offensive tackle for two years, he was the largest road-grader for a Mustang offense that averaged 363 rushing yards a game.

Matt Kraft, Millard South OL
A two-year starter at center for the Patriots, he was All-Metro as a junior. “He was our best offensive lineman,” Millard South coach Andy Means said.

Lee Carhart, Omaha Creighton Prep OL
The Junior Jays' top offensive lineman was a two-year starter. He was their long and short snapper and a team captain.

Alec Ditoro, Papillion-La Vista QB
The most prolific passer in Class A history was the first big-school quarterback to average more than 300 passing yards a game. He tied the 11-man state record with 37 touchdown passes.

Isaac Aakre, Millard North QB
Topped Danny Woodhead's Class A rushing record. The three-year starter, whose record was 31-5, ran for 5,231 yards, including 2,295 this season.

Calvin Strong, Omaha North RB
Strong — the first sophomore on the All-Nebraska team since Woodhead — rushed for a school-record 1,892 yards with 22 touchdowns. He finished with 157 yards and a touchdown in the state final.

Devin Washington, Lincoln Southeast RB
Overcame injuries to set the Knights' career rushing record with 3,366 yards. He tallied 1,134 yards and 15 touchdowns as the defending Class A champs made it to the state quarterfinals.

Andy Bayne, Millard North K
Set the Class A single-season record with 15 field goals (in 19 attempts) and was 58 of 58 on extra points. His field goals were the difference in a pair of wins against Millard South, the second in the state semifinals.

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Freeman Coleman, Millard South DL
He came up with 14 sacks and 19 overall tackles for losses among his 33 unassisted tackles. Had 13 assists and seven hurried passes and caused two fumbles.

Christian LaCouture, Lincoln Southwest DL
Came to the state as a Husker commitment and leaves in January to play for LSU. “He is a beast,” Millard North coach Fred Petito said. Of his 98 tackles, 14 were for losses.

Harrison Phillips, Millard West DL
Already drawing major-college interest, he made 43 solo and 47 assisted tackles as a defensive end with 11.5 sacks and four pass breakups.

Bryce Sosnowski, Millard South DL
The defensive end led the Patriots with 79 tackles, 55 of them solo stops. He recorded a team-high 16 sacks, caused two fumbles and had seven hurries and an interception.

Nathan Bazata, Howells LB
Iowa snagged a commitment from him last summer, making him the first FBS recruit for Jaguars coach Mike Speirs. Bazata had nine sacks and 11 tackles for losses. He's the only eight-man player on the first team.

Josh Banderas, Lincoln Southwest LB
Want an indication of the Nebraska recruit's ability? He returned an interception 97 yards for a touchdown and made 119 tackles. On offense, he ran for 1,237 yards and 18 touchdowns at running back.

Nick DeLuca, Millard North LB
The defensive leader of the Mustangs had 11 of his team-best 103 tackles in the state final, with a 17-yard sack. “We funneled things to him and he made plays,” coach Fred Petito said.

Luke McNitt, Kearney LB
Seldom left the field for the Bearcats, as he was their dual-threat quarterback who set school records for total offense and touchdowns. A hard hitter, he could shift to tight end in college.

Trey Carr, Omaha Burke DB
A playmaker on both sides of the ball, he had five interceptions, 13 pass breakups and 38 solo tackles. On offense, he caught 51 passes for 843 yards and scored 13 touchdowns.

Clay Fisher, Millard North DB
The third Fisher brother to make All-Nebraska. Had the second-most tackles in the Mustangs' secondary while playing a key role in their offense. Scored the winning touchdown in the state final on a 46-yard pass play.

Jake Schlager, McCook DB
“He was a one-man wrecking crew,'' Bison coach Jeff Gross said. Twenty of Schlager's 66 solo tackles were for losses. He recorded seven sacks, blocked six kicks and had four takeaways.

Jordan Bellar, Norfolk Catholic P
Averaged 45.1 yards on 30 punts for the team that he quarterbacked the past three seasons to Class C-1 state titles. Also did much of the Knights' place-kicking and threw for 1,878 yards and 26 touchdowns.

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Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
WR, Tra-Deon Hollins, Omaha Central, 6-2, 180, Sr.
WR, Spencer Lewis, Papillion-La Vista, 6-2, 190, Sr.
OL, Landon Kubicek, Lincoln Southeast, 6-4, 295, Sr.
OL, Michael Decker, Omaha North, 6-3, 230, So.
OL, Jackson Gannon, Kearney, 6-2, 263, Sr.
OL, Terrill Murray, Norris, 6-1, 215, Sr.
OL, Eddie Key, Lincoln North Star, 6-2, 270, Sr.
QB, Zach Martin, Omaha North, 6-3, 180, Sr.
B, Jake Findley, Giltner, 6-2, 150, Sr.
B, Jake Fowler, Adams Central, 5-10, 190, Sr.
B, Lane Yates, Omaha Westside, 5-8, 180, Jr.
K, Hayden Guy, Omaha Burke, 6-1, 165, Jr.

Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
DL, Kyle Temple, Norfolk, 6-0, 210, Jr.
DL, Steven Graeber, Millard North, 6-2, 235, Sr.
DL, Sam Stoltenberg, Creighton Prep, 6-1, 250, Sr.
LB, Chris Weber, Elkhorn, 6-3, 205, Sr.
LB, Harrison Jordan, Omaha Westside, 5-10, 230, Sr.
LB, R.J. Jones, Omaha Central, 5-8, 190, Sr.
LB, Chase Reis, Grand Island, 6-1, 200, Jr.
DB, Turner Gaines, Omaha Burke, 5-10, 170, Sr.
DB, Tanner Mazour, Boone Central/NG, 5-9, 180, Sr.
DB, Luke Gifford, Lincoln Southeast, 6-3, 195, Jr.
DB, Quentin Williams, Millard South, 5-9, 175, Sr.
P, Andy Gelb, Bellevue East, 5-10, 190, Sr.

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Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
WR, Skyler Monaghan, Millard West, 5-9, 165, Jr.
WR, RJ Urzendowski, Creighton Prep, 6-1, 180, Jr.
OL, Casey Sayles, Omaha North, 6-4, 250, Sr.
OL, DJ Foster, Lincoln Southeast, 6-3, 300, Jr.
OL, Mike Milenkovich, Millard North, 6-4, 275, Sr.
OL, Matt Kraft, Millard South, 5-11, 225, Sr.
OL, Lee Carhart, Creighton Prep, 6-5, 275, Sr.
QB, Alec Ditoro, Papillion-La Vista, 6-0, 175, Jr.
QB, Isaac Aakre, Millard North, 5-11, 190, Sr.
B, Calvin Strong, Omaha North, 5-9, 175, So.
B, Devin Washington, Lincoln Southeast, 5-9, 175, Sr.
K, Andy Bayne, Millard North, 5-8, 150, Sr.

DL, Freeman Coleman, Millard South, 6-1, 280, Sr.
DL, Christian LaCouture, Lincoln Southwest, 6-5, 275, Sr.
DL, Harrison Phillips, Millard West, 6-3, 235, Jr.
DL, Bryce Sosnowski, Millard South, 6-1, 220, Sr.
LB, Harrison Jordan, Omaha Westside, 5-10, 230, Sr.
LB, Josh Banderas, Lincoln Southwest, 6-2, 225, Sr.
LB, Nick DeLuca, Millard North, 6-3, 235, Sr.
LB, Luke McNitt, Kearney, 6-2, 219, Sr.
DB, Trey Carr, Omaha Burke, 5-11, 175, Jr.
DB, Clay Fisher, Millard North, 6-2, 210, Jr.
DB, Quentin Williams, Millard South, 5-9, 175, Sr.
P, Andy Gelb, Bellevue East, 5-10, 190, Sr.
Honorary captains: Isaac Aakre, Josh Banderas


Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
WR, Nate Rogers, South Sioux City, 6-4, 170, Sr.
WR, Alex Larsen, Grand Island NW, 6-2, 185, Sr.
OL, Terrill Murray, Norris, 6-1, 215, Sr.
OL, Travis Maddux, Plattsmouth, 6-3, 255, Sr.
OL, Ehren Schwarz, Aurora, 6-2, 235, Sr.
OL, Jesse O'Dell, Elkhorn, 6-2, 210, Sr.
OL, Austin Taylor, York, 6-0, 265, Sr.
QB, Zach Johnk, Omaha Gross, 6-1, 185, Sr.
B, James Kruger, Norris, 5-10, 180, Sr.
B, Matt Klein, Scottsbluff, 6-1, 180, Sr.
B, Dakota Vanlaningham, Beatrice, 5-10, 185, Sr.
K, Payton Fluckey, Platteview, 6-0, 175, Sr.

DL, Mitch Collicott, McCook, 5-11, 260, Sr.
DL, Evan Ramsey, Omaha Skutt, 6-3, 220, Sr.
DL, Zach Flott, Ralston, 6-5, 275, Jr.
LB, Conner Eberhardt, Grand Island NW, 6-3, 220, Sr.
LB, Anthony Vigneri, Omaha Gross, 6-0, 185, Jr.
LB, Chris Weber, Elkhorn, 6-3, 205, Sr.
LB, Colin Mertlik, Blair, 6-3, 205, Sr.
DB, Luke Worden, Scottsbluff, 5-10, 175, Sr.
DB, Jake Schlager, McCook, 6-1, 195, Sr.
DB, Phil Hertel, Plattsmouth, 5-10, 165, Sr.
DB, Nate Zimmerer, Omaha Gross, 5-11, 170, Sr.
P/A, Zach Decker, Beatrice, 6-1, 190, Sr.
Honorary captains: James Kruger, Jake Schlager


Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
WR, Jaden Boudle, Fort Calhoun, 5-11, 165, Sr.
WR, Nathan Thege, Columbus Lakeview, 6-0, 180, Sr.
OL, Beau Bremer, Boone Central/NG, 6-7, 240, Sr.
OL, David Squires, Kearney Catholic, 6-3, 270, Sr.
OL, Charlie Krueger, Pierce, 6-2, 230, Jr.
OL, Garrett McCarthy, Norfolk Catholic, 6-1, 240, Sr.
OL, Zach Reeves, Central City, 6-7, 270, Sr.
QB, Tanner Mazour, Boone Central/NG, 5-9, 180, Sr.
B, Nate Meier, Pierce, 5-10, 190, Sr.
B, Jake Fowler, Adams Central, 5-10, 190, Sr.
B, Tyler Kavan, Wahoo, 5-11, 185, Sr.
K, David Almanza, Chase County, 6-1, 135, Jr.

DL, Connor Ketter, Norfolk Catholic, 6-5, 225, Sr.
DL, Aaron Hamlin, Pierce, 5-10, 190, Sr.
DL, Clayton Lange, Ord, 6-3, 260, Sr.
LB, Alex Lowe, Kearney Catholic, 6-0, 200, Sr.
LB, Riley Knake, Norfolk Catholic, 6-4, 185, Sr.
LB, Jesse Ackerman, Adams Central, 6-3, 210, Sr.
LB, Cord Huettner, Falls City, 6-2, 215, Sr.
LB, Foster Zlab, Wilber-Clatonia, 6-2, 190, Sr.
DB, Jordan Kann, Fort Calhoun, 5-11, 162, Sr.
DB, Jonathan Abbott, Wahoo, 6-1, 170, Jr.
DB, Riley Shoemaker, Grand Island CC, 6-1, 185, Sr.
P/A, Jordan Bellar, Norfolk Catholic, 6-0, 165, Sr.
Honorary captains: Jordan Bellar, Jake Fowler


Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
WR, Mitchell Ruybalid, Blue Hill, 6-0, 155, Jr.
WR, Nathaniel Armon, Doniphan-Trumbull, 6-0, 155, Sr.
OL, James Buresh, David City Aquinas, 6-2, 195, Sr.
OL, Vinny Ross, Perkins County, 6-4, 270, Sr.
OL, Nathan Johnson, Norfolk Lutheran, 5-11, 270, Sr.
OL, Zach Denton, Oakland-Craig, 6-3, 235, Sr.
OL, Dane Christiansen, Malcolm, 5-10, 230, Sr.
QB, Cole Wiseman, Sutton, 5-11, 180, Jr.
B, Josh Coyle, West Holt, 5-11, 195, Jr.
B, Joel Wiedel, Fremont Bergan, 5-7, 155, Sr.
B, Jeremiah Slough, Doniphan-Trumbull, 5-11, 180, Jr.
K/A, Landon Stouffer, David City Aquinas, 5-11, 185, Sr.

DL, Reed Stone, Sutton, 5-11, 190, Sr.
DL, Max Miriovsky, David City Aquinas, 6-2, 250, Sr.
DL, Michael Swanson, Yutan, 5-10, 250, Sr.
DL, Travis Allvin, Crofton, 6-0, 245, Sr.
LB, Austin Svoboda, David City Aquinas, 5-11, 195, Sr.
LB, Joel Grafel, Hastings SC, 6-0, 200, Sr.
LB, Connor Moeller, Tri County, 6-0, 190, Sr.
LB, Zach Holka, Malcolm, 5-8, 165, Sr.
DB, Arrin Rathke, Norfolk Lutheran, 5-11, 165, Sr.
DB, Jordan Steffen, Elmwood-Murdock, 6-0, 170, Sr.
DB, Sean Keenan, North Platte SP, 6-1, 170, Sr.
P/A, Seth Hoffman, David City Aquinas, 6-0, 220, Sr.
Honorary captains: Landon Stouffer, Cole Wiseman


Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
WR, Reilly Lambrecht, Loup City, 6-3, 180, Sr.
WR, Nate Nelson, Burwell, 6-0, 170, Sr.
OL, Dylan Lauenstein, BDS, 6-2, 275, Sr.
OL, Ryan Mosier, Twin Loup, 6-0, 280, Sr.
OL, Nathan Bazata, Howells-Dodge, 6-2, 285, Sr.
QB, Ross Schindler, Elgin/Pope John, 6-1, 165, Sr.
B, Matthew Gooch, Howells-Dodge, 6-4, 205, Sr.
B, Tanner Fate, High Plains, 6-0, 170, Sr.
K/A, Ryan Tegtmeier, BDS, 6-3, 205, Sr.

Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
DL, Austin Peatrowsky, West Point GACC, 6-0, 200, Sr.
DL, Blake Papik, Exeter-Milligan, 6-0, 225, Sr.
LB, Andrew Heithoff, Elgin/Pope John, 5-11, 185, Sr.
LB, Nolan White, Exeter-Milligan, 6-1, 191, Jr.
LB, Wyatt Anderson, Arapahoe, 6-2, 205, Sr.
LB, Robbie Androyna, Exeter-Milligan, 5-10, 188, Sr.
LB, Blake Anderson, Elgin/Pope John, 5-10, 160, Sr.
DB, Zac Crowley, Elm Creek, 6-1, 175, Sr.
P, Jarrod Bantam, Alma, 6-1, 170, Jr.
Honorary captains: Nathan Bazata, Ross Schindler


Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
WR, Kyle Hawthorne, Giltner, 5-7, 150, Sr.
WR, Dustin Hastings, Giltner, 6-1, 150, Sr.
OL, Dillon Gartner, Giltner, 6-3, 270, Sr.
OL, Corbin Eisenmenger, Humphrey SF, 6-3, 235, Sr.
OL, Kyle Frauendorfer, Lindsay HF, 5-8, 215, Sr.
QB, Jake Findley, Giltner, 6-2, 150, Sr.
B, Luke Glenn, Shelton, 5-10, 175, Sr.
B, Lane Barnhill, Falls City SH, 6-1, 160, Sr.
K, Jose Contreras, Spalding/SA, 5-10, 160, Sr.

Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt., Yr.
DL, Garrett Poppen, Giltner, 6-0, 205, Jr.
DL, Jake Werner, Humphrey SF, 6-3, 195, Sr.
LB, Lane Scheitel, Falls City SH, 6-0, 185, Sr.
LB, John Wieser, Humphrey SF, 6-0, 215, Sr.
LB, Ryan Kleier, Giltner, 5-11, 190, Sr.
DB, Tyler Schnitzler, Kenesaw, 5-11, 185, Sr.
DB, Alex Brehmer, Lyons-Decatur NE, 5-11, 150, Jr.
DB, Marcus Claussen, Wausa, 6-2, 185, Sr.
P, Lucas Gleisberg, Medicine Valley, 6-2, 170, Sr.
Honorary captains: Jake Findley, John Wieser


Pos., Player, School, Ht., Wt, Yr.
C, Alex Ellison, Elkhorn Valley, 5-10, 165, Sr.
E, Jaydn Grabill, Silver Lake, 6-2, 185, Sr.
E, Jerrod Moody, Elba/NLS, 6-1, 180, Sr.
RB, Connor Kayton, Wauneta-Palisade, 5-8, 165, Sr.
RB, Johnny Dunn, Sioux County, 5-8, 180, Sr.
RB, Journey Ericsson, Silver Lake, 5-8, 165, So.
QB, Seyler Monroe, Silver Lake, 5-10, 150, So.
K, Hannes Stegmeier, Hyannis, 5-8, 150, So.

DE, Logan Bischoff, Wauneta-Palisade, 6-1, 165, Sr.
DE, Catarino Perez, Silver Lake, 5-7, 150, Sr.
DE, Garrett Gray, Sioux County, 6-3, 185, Sr.
DB, Jack McGraw, Wauneta-Palisade, 6-1, 170, Sr.
DB, Wes Anderjaska, Wauneta-Palisade, 6-1, 155, Jr.
DB, Dalton Littell, Maywood, 5-9, 135, So.
DB, Jacob Heldt, Elkhorn Valley, 5-10, 165, Sr.
P, Jaydn Grabill, Silver Lake, 6-2, 185, Sr.
Selected by Six Man Coaches Association

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