Class 3A District 5 Football Awards

Class 3A District 5 has officially announced their awards now that the champion Spartans from Solon were eliminated from the playoffs, when they got fleeced 35-7 by Cedar Rapids Xavier in the second semi-final game Thursday.

The 3A title game will feature the 12-0 Saints as the ?road team? versus 11-1 Pella Thursday at 7 p.m. at the UNI-DOME.

The Little Dutch are three-time defending state champions and are likely considered the ?favorite? in the massive matchup.


1st team

Jr., Tristin Waugh B/DL

Sr., Austin Simpson OL/DL

Sr., Brendon Lunsford OL/DL


2nd team

Sr., Hunter Hoskins WR/DB

Sr., Steeler Higdon LB

So., Drew Martin LB

Jr., Cole Engle DB



Jr., Brittan Bowman QB/DB

Jr., Carson Crile QB/LB

Sr., Aaron Haines B/LB

Sr., Steeler Higdon B/LB

Sr., Hunter Hoskins WR/DB

Jr., Caden Jones WR/DB

Jr., Samuel Mattson OL/DL

Jr., Jackson Weaton WR/LB



Offensive MVP: Seth Howard, Oskaloosa

Defensive MVP: Tyler Linderbaum, Solon

Special Teams MVP: Aaron Blom, Oskaloosa

Outstanding Lineman: Mitchell Huisenga, Washington

Staff of the Year: Solon


Fairfield?s All-State nominations

Jr., Tristin Waugh, Utility

Jr., Austin Simpson OL


Shrine Bowl Nominations

Linebacker: Steeler Higdon, Fairfield


DT/OL: Blake VanVeldhuizen, Oskaloosa

UTIL: Seth Howard, Oskaloosa

LB: Tyler O?Tool, Fort Madison

WR/DB: Shance Redd-Donald, Fort Madison

RB/LB: Kendrick Harris, Solon

WR/DB/P: Jaivonn Willis, Washington

UTIL: Ryan Reighard, Washington