PREP FOOTBALL: Area all-state picks
Larimore averaged 264.8 rushing yards per game this season, although it didn't have a single running back rush for as many as 600 yards. The stars of that run-oriented offense were up front. Polar Bears linemen Brayden Hofer and Matt Bratlie both...
Larimore averaged 264.8 rushing yards per game this season, although it didn't have a single running back rush for as many as 600 yards.
The stars of that run-oriented offense were up front. Polar Bears linemen Brayden Hofer and Matt Bratlie both have been named to the first team of the North Dakota Class A all-state high school football team.
Selections are made by the North Dakota High School Coaches Association football coaches.
Larimore was undefeated during the regular season, losing in the first round of the playoffs. The Polar Bears averaged 5.7 yards per carry behind its experienced line. Hofer, a senior, is a three-time all-state pick and a repeat first-team selection. Bratlie, a junior, was a second team all-state pick last season.
Here are other area all-state picks.
Gust Riemer: The senior was a second-team pick on offense. He anchored a line that helped the Burros to averages of 283 yards and 24.3 points a game.
Chris Brogdon: The senior is a second-team pick on defense. The defensive back was in on 50 tackles (34 solos) and had four interceptions. Brogdon also was 41-of-67 passing for 634 yards and five TDs.
Robb Kuchar: The junior is a second-team pick on offense. He rushed for 913 yards (5.1 per-carry average) and 14 touchdowns. He also made 52 tackles on defense, with four fumble recoveries.
Dalton Fetsch: The junior is a second-team pick on defense. He was in on 115 tackles (45 solos) and had one interception. On offense, Fetsch rushed for 870 yards and 10 touchdowns and was 34-of-95 passing for 542 yards.
Bennie Bradner: The senior is a first-team pick at defensive back. Bradner made 71 tackles (55 solos), with three sacks, three tackles for losses and two interceptions. On offense, Bradner rushed for 683 yards and 12 TDs and passed for 219 yards.
Grayson Marty: The senior is a first-team pick on the defensive line. Marty was in on 72 tackles (29 solos) with one sack, six pressures and a blocked kick.
Trevor Gottbreht: The senior is a second-team pick on defense. He made 60 tackles (26 solos) with two interceptions. Gottbreht also rushed for 288 yards and 11 TDs and passed for 526 yards and 6 TDs.
Trent McCloud: The senior is a second-team pick on offense. He was one of the anchors of the offensive line that helped the Cougars average 313 yards in total offense and 28.3 points per game.
Levi Cudmore: The second-team pick on offense is one of only three sophomores named all-state. Cudmore had 25 catches for 718 yards and nine touchdowns. He also had eight interceptions on defense.