It's a new division for Grand Forks Central, but it's a familiar honor for Knights wide receiver Sam Strandell.
In the first season of the classification of North Dakota 11A, Strandell became a two-time all-state choice, while Grand Forks Red River's Paine Parks was selected as a first-team linebacker and Roughriders running back Garrin Sattler was picked for the second team.
The all-state team was released Wednesday by the North Dakota High School Coaches Association.
Parks and Strandell are both verbally committed as preferred walk-ons to UND.
Strandell, a 6-foot-3 senior, was limited to seven games due to injury but still managed to catch 28 balls for 370 yards and two touchdowns. On defense, the safety had 34 tackles and a team-high 11 pass breakups.
Strandell was dangerous on special teams, too, averaging 33.8 yards per punt return with one touchdown and 23.9 yards per kick return.
Parks a 6-2, 220-pound wide receiver-linebacker finished the season with 26 solo tackles, 2.0 sacks, 8.0 tackles for loss and nine quarterback hurries. Parks had eight catches for 54 yards and a touchdown, as well a kick return touchdown.
Sattler, a 5-11 senior running back-linebacker, had 146 carries for 799 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, he had 21 solo tackles, two fumble recoveries, an interception and two defensive scores.
Other area selections
Drew Hofstad, Devils Lake: The 5-11 sophomore caught 31 passes for 641 yards and nine touchdowns. On defense, Hofstad had 28 solo tackles and three interceptions.
Ben Heilman, Devils Lake: The 6-0 senior quarterback was 90-for-188 passing for 1,201 yards and 13 touchdowns. In the run game, he carried 153 times for 675 yards and six touchdowns.
First team offense
QB -- Blake Schafer, Wahpeton; Nick Schumacher, Bismarck St. Mary’s; Daniel Boutain, Fargo North; RB -- Isaac Felchle, Bismarck St. Mary’s; Mason Lockwood, Fargo North; WR -- Nate Fedorchak, Bismarck St. Mary’s; Caden Kappes, Wahpeton; Preston Kroeber, Jamestown; OL -- Jack Weikum, Bismarck St. Mary’s; Alex Wegner, Fargo North; Thomas Allmer, Jamestown; Dayton Allery, Turtle Mountain; Tyler Christianson, Fargo South
First team defense
DL -- Nick Windsor, Bismarck St. Mary’s; Jacob Johnson, Fargo North; Devin Beach, Jamestown; LB -- Luke Mavity, Dickinson; Zack Thomasson, Fargo South; Paine Parks, GF Red River; Colton Mewes, Jamestown; DB -- Troy Berg, Dickinson; Adam Kallenbach, Jamestown; Gavin Gerhardt, Valley City; Brit Senftner, Bismarck St. Mary’s; Beau Arenstein, Wahpeton
Sam Stillings, Dickinson; Bennett Carlson, Dickinson; Landon Gerving, Bismarck St. Mary’s; Jackson Walters, Jamestown; Ethan Gall, Jamestown; Jason Hogue, Watford City; Sam Strandell, GF Central; Drew Hofstad, Devils Lake; Ben Heilman, Devils Lake; Kolby Jones, Fargo South; Peder Haugo, Fargo North; Nathaniel Fritel, Fargo North; Garrin Sattler, GF Red River; Broden Muske, Valley City
Outstanding Senior Athlete of the Year -- Blake Schaefer, Wahpeton and Brit Senftner, Bismarck St. Mary’s
Coach of the Year -- Adam Roland, Fargo North