Five Central players, two from Roncalli named to South Dakota All-State football teams

Aberdeen Central tight end Alec Voegele runs away from a Yankton linebacker in an early-season contest. Voegele was selected to the 11AA All-State team.
Aberdeen Central tight end Alec Voegele runs away from a Yankton linebacker in an early-season contest. Voegele was selected to the 11AA All-State team.

Seven players from Aberdeen and others from across the region have been named to the 2021 South Dakota All-State high school football teams.

In Class 11AA, five Central players High School made the team. They include Alec Voegele, Karson Carda, Brady Rohrbach, Sam Rohlfs and Parker Bauer.

In Class 11B, two Roncalli High School players, Matthew Martinez and Jackson Isakson, were honored.

The complete all-state teams by class follow, including information about local players, when it was provided.

Class 11AAA

Quarterback: Jacob Knuth, Harrisburg

TE/FB/HB: Peyton Carroll, Brandon Valley

TE/FB/HB: Ryland Satter, O'Gorman

TE/FB/HB: Sam Hindbjorgen, Sioux Falls Lincoln

Running back: Gavin Ross, Harrisburg

Running back: Jordan Johnson, Brandon Valley

Running back: Nelson Wright, Sioux Falls Roosevelt

Wide Receiver: Griffin Wilde, Sioux Falls Jefferson

Wide Receiver: Josh Piper, Sioux Falls Washington

Wide Receiver: Lincoln Carlson, Harrisburg

Offensive line: Joe Cotton, Sioux Falls Roosevelt

Offensive line: Navarro Schunke, Brandon Valley

Offensive line: Aiden Brink, Sioux Falls Washington

Offensive line: Jordan Larsen, Harrisburg

Offensive line: Mason Jacobson, Harrisburg

Offensive line: Elliott Renville, Sioux Falls Lincoln

Athlete: Taylen Ashley, Sioux Falls Jefferson

Athlete: Bennett Dannenbring, O'Gorman

Athlete: Gabe Frerichs, Sioux Falls Washington

Athlete: Kyler Briest, Brandon Valley

Defensive line: David Alpers III, O'Gorman

Defensive line: Jackson Geerts, Sioux Falls Lincoln

Defensive line: Christian Jepperson, Brandon Valley

Defensive line: Abraham Myers, Sioux Falls Washington

Defensive line: Ayden Viox, Harrisburg

Linebacker: Matt Goehring, Sioux Falls Roosevelt

Linebacker: Kobe Lage, Sioux Falls Lincoln

Linebacker: Gabe Guiterrez, Sioux Falls Lincoln

Linebacker: Ryan Doll, Brandon Valley

Linebacker: Cade Larson, Harrisburg

Defensive Back: Carter Bahrenfuss, Harrisburg

Defensive Back: Matthew Agyeman, Sioux Falls Washington

Defensive Back: Noah Thompson, Brandon Valley

Defensive Back: Emmanuel Struck, O'Gorman

Defensive Back: London Kolb, Sioux Falls Jefferson

Special teams: Zach Brummels, Brandon Valley

Special teams: Bryce Soli, Harrisburg

All-American: Jacob Knuth, Harrisburg

Honorable mention

Max Thomson, Sioux Falls Washington

Uriah Glynn, Rapid City Stevens

Andrew Walter, Harrisburg

Ben Goldy, Rapid City Stevens

Asmerom Mahammad, Sioux Falls Roosevelt

Owen Warren, Brandon Valley

Brandon Inman, Rapid City Stevens

Lane Ferguson, Sioux Falls Roosevelt

Carter Petersen, O'Gorman

Dylan Howard, Sioux Falls Roosevelt

Class 11AA

Quarterback: Lincoln Kienholz, Pierre T.F. Riggs

TE/FB/HB: Alec Voegele, Aberdeen Central. Voegele, had 22 catches on the season for 465 yards and eight touchdowns. He also helped the Golden Eagles on defense with 18 tackles, 10 assisted tackles and five sacks.

"He has been a valuable asset to the Aberdeen Central Golden Eagle football team. A great athlete with great intelligence," Central Head Coach Scott Svendsen said. "Very diligent in getting the little things right so that the big things would happen. He not only made some fabulous catches, but he would block for us as well. He was very unselfish in this role as a tight end."

TE/FB/HB: Chase Van Tol, Tea Area

Running back: Jaxon Weber, Tea Area

Running back: Josh Grosdidier, Mitchell

Running back: Hunter Gray, Brookings

Running back: Karson Carda, Aberdeen Central. In his first season of high school football, Carda ran 192 times for 1,108 yards and nine touchdowns. He also caught four passes for 61 yards. Next season, Carda will play a big role in the Golden Eagles offense next year, Svendsen said.

Wide receiver: Jack Merkwan, Pierre T.F. Riggs

Wide receiver: Cole Holden, Watertown

Wide receiver: Klayton Sattler, Tea Area

Offensive line: Thomas Ostrem, Tea Area

Offensive line: Jason Maciejczak, Douglas

Offensive line: Carson Haak, Yankton

Offensive line: Brady Rohrbach, Aberdeen Central. A three-year starter, Rohrbach was an "outstanding and dynamic quick tackle," Svendsen said.

Offensive line: Brock Longville, Brookings

Offensive line: Paden Johnson, Watertown

Aberdeen Central quarterback Sam Rohlfs looks for an open receiver during an October game. Rohlfs was named an All-State athlete and led the Golden Eagles throughout the season.
Aberdeen Central quarterback Sam Rohlfs looks for an open receiver during an October game. Rohlfs was named an All-State athlete and led the Golden Eagles throughout the season.

Athlete: Sam Rohlfs, Aberdeen Central. Rohlfs accounted for roughly 81% of the offensive production through his dual-threat throwing and rushing the ball. On the ground, he had 63 carries for 647 yards and eight touchdowns. Through the air, he connected on 93 of his 188 attempted passes for 1,509 yards and 17 touchdowns.

"I have coached against Vince Young for three years in a row when I was coaching high school football in Texas. He comes to mind when I watch Sam Rohlfs play football. Sam has great athletic ability and works extremely hard," Svendsen said. "He's a great leader for our team, a team captain and a great competitor."

Rohlfs has been offered a full scholarship for track and field at South Dakota State University.

Athlete: Rugby Ryken, Yankton

Athlete: Cael Lundin, Tea Area

Athlete: Konner Berndt, Sturgis

Defensive line: Ethan Remington, Huron

Defensive line: Reis Kirschenman, Tea Area

Defensive line: Bodie Rutledge, Yankton

Defensive line: Jaden Flor, Pierre T.F. Riggs

Defensive line: Pierce Miller, Spearfish

Linebacker: Joseph VanOverschelde, Mitchell

Linebacker: Ben Althoff, Watertown

Linebacker: Reese Jacobs, Sturgis Brown

Linebacker: Jayden Beck, Huron

Linebacker: Brady Hartwig, Spearfish

Defensive back: Jeff Worth, Tea Area

Defensive back: Lincoln Hardin, Brookings

Defensive back: Cody Oswald, Yankton

Defensive back: Parker Bauer, Aberdeen Central. For Central, Bauer, a team captain, had 56 total tackles and five interceptions. Bauer was "an unsung hero on our team who brought stability and great play to our defense," Svendsen said.

Defensive back: Jacob Mayer, Pierre T.F. Riggs

Special Teams: Trevor Paulson, Yankton

Special Teams: Payton Theodosopoulos, Brookings

All-American: Joseph VanOverschelde, Mitchell

Honorable Mention

Drew Norberg, Watertown

Max Raab, Yankton

Tyler Sohler, Yankton

Ethan Remington, Huron

Christian Busch, Pierre T.F. Riggs

Jagger Tyler, Mitchell

Jaxton Eck, Brookings

James Stewart, Yankton

Jayden Wiebe, Pierre T.F. Riggs

Hunter Wientjes, Watertown

Class 11A

Quarterback: Nate Ricke, Madison

TE/FB/HB: Marshall Voeltz, Milbank

TE/FB/HB: Jaden Witte, Sioux Falls Christian

TE/FB/HB: Beau Williams, Canton

Running back: Landon Ruesink, Dell Rapids

Running back: Jackson Arlt, Lennox

Running back: Isaiah Young, Sioux Falls Christian

Wide receiver: Braden Dierickx, West Central

Wide receiver: Steven Christion, Lennox

Wide receiver: Payton Eben, Canton

Offensive line: Marshall Baldwin, Canton

Offensive line: Gabe Olson, Madison

Offensive line: Zach Brady, Vermillion

Offensive line: Jace Rufer, Milbank

Offensive line: Jacob Stubbe, Lennox

Offensive line: Connor Christensen, Tri-Valley

Athlete: Mike Peters, Madison

Athlete: Quincy Means, Lakota Tech

Defensive Line: Camden Buchholtz, Madison

Defensive Line: Zach Madsen, West Central

Defensive Line: Avery Herting, Canton

Defensive Line: Mitchell Nelson, Sioux Falls Christian

Linebacker: Trey Smith, Madison

Linebacker: Logan Maras, West Central

Linebacker: Nick Sorensen, Vermillion

Linebacker: Connor Bender, Milbank

Defensive back: Bennett Schwenn, Milbank

Defensive back: Gage Tennyson, Custer

Defensive back: Jack Kratz, Vermillion

Defensive back: Brayden Pankonen, Dell Rapids

Special teams: Austin Henry, Dell Rapids

Special teams: Karson Weber, Milbank

All-American: Trey Smith, Madison

Honorable mention

Gavin Koch, West Central

Noah Hutmacher, Chamberlain

Peyton Wolf, Madison

Evan VanScoyk, Dakota Valley

Josh Kreber, Canton

Gabe Heck, Belle Fourche

Quade Parker, Custer

Dossen Elmore, Custer

Class 11B

Quarterback: Parker Puetz, Sioux Valley

TE/FB/HB: Nolan Dvorak, Wagner

TE/FB/HB: Mason Schelske, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central

Running back: Riley Orel, Winner

Running back: Koby Kayser, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan

Running back: Clay Olinger, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central

Wide receiver: Cody Miles, McCook Central/Montrose

Wide receiver: Damian Danziesen, Sioux Valley

Wide receiver: Isaiah Richards, Beresford

Offensive line: Charley Pravacek, Winner

Offensive line: Quinten Christensen, Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central

Offensive line: Achilles Willuweit, Winner

Offensive line: Cole Pranger, Mount Vernon/Plankinton

Offensive line: Noah Larson, Elk Point-Jefferson

Offensive line: Layson Lucas, Sioux Valley

Athlete: Reed Rus, Mount Vernon/Plankinton

Athlete: Dustin Honomichl, Wagner

Defensive line: Joey Cole, Winner

Defensive line: Jackson Vesely, Winner

Defensive line: Jacob Lichtenberg, Elk Point-Jefferson

Defensive line: Ashton Tjaden, Beresford

Linebacker: Brynn Thompson, Hot Springs

Linebacker: Carson Christopherson, Sioux Valley

Linebacker: Kaden Klumb, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan

Linebacker: Matt Larson, St. Thomas Moore

Defensive back: Kaden Keiser, Winner

Defensive back: Matthew Martinez, Aberdeen Roncalli. Martinez had 71 tackles, seven tackles for loss, a fumble recovery touchdown and led the Cavaliers with 20 catches.

Defensive back: Favian Sanchez, Groton Area. Sanchez was a key player in the Groton defensive attack and has led the Tigers in interceptions the past two years. He was put in charge of covering the top receiving option for opponents. On offense, Sanchez had 210 rushing yards, five rushing touchdowns and was a threat through the air. He caught 28 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensive back: Sutton Arend, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan

Special teams: Jackson Isakson, Aberdeen Roncalli. Isakson averaged 38 yards per punt inside the 45 yard line. Outside of the 45, he had an average of 44 yards per punt, and his longest punt of the year was 65 yards. He has been the Roncalli kicker since eighth grade and had 16 punts inside the 20 this season, with 12 of them being inside the 10-yard line.

Aberdeen Roncalli punter Jackson Isakson punts a ball during an October contest against Mobridge-Pollock. Isakson has been the Roncalli kicker since eighth grade and was named the 11B All-State team.
Aberdeen Roncalli punter Jackson Isakson punts a ball during an October contest against Mobridge-Pollock. Isakson has been the Roncalli kicker since eighth grade and was named the 11B All-State team.

Special teams: Lincoln Klooz, Mount Vernon/Plankinton

All-American: Parker Puetz, Sioux Valley

Honorable mention

Gavin Gordon, McCook Central/Montrose

Tash Lunday, Flandreau

Benjamin Swatek, Elk Point-Jefferson

Jedidah Sullivan, St. Thomas Moore

Hunter Bailey, Bridgewater-Emery/Ethan

Will Cleveland, McCook Central/Montrose

Kaden Kurtz, Groton Area. Kurtz suffered a severe knee injury last year, but returned for Groton Area and turned in a productive offensive season. He had 120 carries for 680 yards and 11 touchdowns. He was also the quarterback and had 105 completions on 175 attempts for 1,300 passing yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Avery Nichols, Clark/Willow Lake

Jaydon Keller, Webster. Keller had 60 carries for 241 yards and three touchdowns. Webster also used him in the passing game, and he had 16 receptions for 287 yards and five touchdowns. Keller also saw some time at quarterback and connected on eight of his 29 attempts with one passing touchdown.

"Jaydon was our main athletic weapon. He was the one opposing teams prepped for and made adjustments for. Offensively, he was our main weapon, and we tried to get him the ball as much as feasibly possible," Webster Head Coach Tanner Christensen said.

Dryck Two Bulls, Bennett County

Chris Nelson, Wagner

Treyton Saylar, Jim River

Class 9AA

Quarterback: Dylan Kindt, Garretson

FB/HB: Brock Tuttle, Hanson

FB/HB: Jayce Lawrence, Timber Lake. Lawrence rushed 42 times for the Panthers for 319 yards, averaging 7.6 yards per carry. He found the end zone three times.

Running back: Hank Kraft, Timber Lake. Kraft had 181 rushing attempts for 1,983 yards and 24 touchdowns. He ended his high school career with 5,676 all-purpose yards and 76 career touchdowns. He was also an all-state selection last year.

Running back: Isiah Robertson, Canistota/Freeman

Running back: Ashton Hanson, Florence/Henry

Wide receiver: Cooper Long, Garretson

Wide receiver: Will Ortman, Canistota/Freeman

Tight end: Caden Foxley, Platte-Geddes

Offensive line: Trace Ortman, Canistota/Freeman

Offensive line: Royce Finney, Platte-Geddes

Offensive line: Zach Geditz, Ipswich. Along with being a key part of the Tiger's offensive line, Geditz was a force on the defensive side. He had 53 tackles, five sacks and four fumble recoveries.

Offensive line: Michael Stevenson, Hamlin

Offensive line: TJ Moran, Lyman

Athlete: Colten Collins, Lyman

Athlete: Jovi Wolf, Chester

Defensive line: Riley Heiberger, Canistota/Freeman

Defensive line: Tell Mollman, Lemmon/McIntosh

Defensive line: Chase Kelly, Florence/Henry

Defensive line: Conner Kessler, Viborg-Hurley

Linebacker: Grayson Hanson, Platte-Geddes

Linebacker: Stratton Eppard, Chester Area

Linebacker: Noah Kleinsasser, Canistota/Freeman

Linebacker: Luke Peterson, Ipswich. On defense, Peterson posted 89 tackles and a fumble recovery. On offense, he rushed 52 times for 234 yards and four touchdowns.

Defensive back: Ryan Benson, Chester Area

Defensive back: Isaac Crownover, Bon Homme

Defensive back: Jackson Neuman, Platte-Geddes

Special teams: Jackson Olsen, Platte-Geddes

Special teams: Jenna VanHolland, Garretson

Honorable mention

Xander Sheehan, Hamlin

Hadley Wallace, Hanson

Tanner Miller, Lemmon/McIntosh

Max Scott, Parkston

Chayse Weber, Parkston

Ty Kadlec, Ipswich. Kadlec was a force for the Tiger defensive unit and had 53 tackles to go along with six interceptions. He finished his career with 140 tackles, seven interceptions and four fumble recoveries. He would frequently cover the opponent's best pass-catching option.

Luke Fraser, Hamlin

Cole Prunty, Parkston

Vincent Petrich, Leola/Frederick

Stran Scott, Stanley County

Brock Wages, Chester Area

Carson Gohl, Ipswich. Gohl was a force for the Tigers' offense and had 99 rushes for 849 yards and 17 touchdowns. Through the air, he had 10 passes for 95 yards and a score. Gohl, a senior, had 2,456 career rushing yards.

Jackson Jarding, Hanson

Class 9A

Brenden Begeman (20) stiff arms a De Smet defender in the Class 9A semifinal game in Selby. Begeman, a junior, accounted for 1,720 rushing yards with 24 rushing touchdowns on 208 carries this year. Through the air, Begeman caught 34 passes for 570 yards and nine touchdowns.
Brenden Begeman (20) stiff arms a De Smet defender in the Class 9A semifinal game in Selby. Begeman, a junior, accounted for 1,720 rushing yards with 24 rushing touchdowns on 208 carries this year. Through the air, Begeman caught 34 passes for 570 yards and nine touchdowns.

Quarterback: Tray Hettick, Herreid/Selby Area. Hettick, in his second season starting, threw 109 completions on 171 attempts for 1,723 yards, 27 touchdowns and just three interceptions. The Wolverines advanced to the 9A Class state title game.

Running back: John Callies, Howard

Running back: Brenden Begeman, Herreid/Selby Area. Begeman was a key part of the Herreid/Selby offense, accounting for 1,720 rushing yards with 24 touchdowns on 208 carries. The Wolverines also used him through the air, and the junior had 34 receptions for 570 yards and nine receiving touchdowns.

Running back: Kalen Garry, De Smet

Running back: Cedar Amiotte, Wall

Wide receiver: Rylan McDonnell, Wall

Wide receiver: Rett Osthus, De Smet

Tight end: Jace Sifore, Howard

Offensive line: Chance Gregg, Herreid/Selby Area. On defense, Greg had 74 tackles, four sacks, 15 tackles for loss and a fumble recovery. And he was a major factor on the offensive line for a Wolverine offense that had more than 4,900 yards and 70 touchdowns.

Offensive line: Kaden Hofer, Howard

Offensive line: Damon Wilkinson, De Smet

Offensive line: Cayne Krogman, Wall

Athlete, Colt Wilkinson, De Smet

Athlete, Taron Serr, Burke

Defensive line: Atticus Darnell, Howard

Defensive line: Norman Livermont, Wall

Defensive line: Jonah Wiersma, Castlewood

Defensive line: Blake Van Regenmorter, De Smet

Defensive line: Reece Ohrtman, Kadoka Area

Linebacker: Trey Sayler, Herreid/Selby Area. He finished the season with 134 tackles, 18 tackles for a loss, four interceptions, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

Linebacker Trevor Sayler, Herreid/Selby Area. He had 140 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, an interception and three forced fumbles and recoveries for the Wolverines.

Linebacker: Ty Beyer, Howard

Linebacker: Dawson Hanson, Warner

Defensive back: Marrion Gohn, Wolsey-Wessington

Defensive back: Carson Kirwan, Castlewood

Defensive back: Will Matson, Oldham-Ramona/Rutland

Special teams: Blair Blasius, Wall

Special teams: Aidan Fredrickson, Britton-Hecla. Frederickson averaged 32.1 yards per punt, and was a force on kick returns, scoring three touchdowns. He had 24 returns for 669 yards. He also played some quarterback.

"Our offense came and went with Aidan Fredrickson this year. QB is not his natural position, but with an athlete like him running our offense, it added another dimension. It was very rare for him to carry the football and not make at least one (defender) miss along the way," Head Coach Jacob Skogstad said.

All-American: Ty Beyer, Howard

Honorable mention

Burk Blasius, Wall

Keegan Haider, Wolsey-Wessington

Trevor Sayler, Herreid/Selby Area. He was selected to the all-state team as a linebacker, but also was a key part in the Herreid/Selby offense. He had 28 receptions for 477 yards and five touchdowns.

BoDell Davidson, Britton-Hecla

Bryce Frank, Burke

Kade Krutzfeldt, Wolsey-Wessington

Kade Stukel, Gregory

Kadyn Fast, De Smet

Tory Holland, De Smet

Class 9B

Quarterback: Grant Luikens, Potter County. Offensively, Luikens was a dual-threat passing and rushing. Through the air, he had 101 completions for 1,657 yards and 21 touchdowns. On the ground, he had 161 carries for 1039 yards and 22 touchdowns. Luikens started at quarterback for the Battlers since he was freshman, but missed games in his sophomore and junior years due to injuries.

FB/HB: Andrew Gustad, Gayville-Volin

Running back: Brady Bierema, Avon

Running back: Jovey Christensen, Alcester-Hudson

Runningback: Erik Salmen, Hitchcock-Tulare

Wide receiver: Kyle Hirsch, Gayville-Volin

Wide receiver: Drake Bassett, Potter County. Bassett finished the year with 1,148 all-purpose yards, with 528 of those coming through the air on 28 receptions. He had four receiving touchdowns. Bassett also rushed the ball 51 times for 256 yards and two touchdowns

Tight end: Lincoln Thury, Avon

Offensive line: John Pica, Dells St. Mary

Offensive line: Kley Heumiller, Avon

Offensive line: Grey Gilbert, Hardington County

Offensive line: Jacob Kemner, Alcester-Hudson

Athlete: Nick Gasper, Dells St. Mary

Athlete: Logan Albers, New Underwood

Defensive line: Hunter Niederbaumer, Faulkton

Defensive line: Jesse Schall, Sully Buttes

Defensive line: Gabriel Lindeman, Dells St. Mary

Defensive line: Colt Wieseler, Potter County. Wieseler had 56 solo tackles, 24 assisted tackles, 11 sacks and a fumble recovery. He fought through a lingering neck injury throughout the season and ended his high school career with 97 solos tackles and 36 assisted tackles.

Linebacker: Cooper Logan, Potter County. Logan had 73 solo tackles, 36 assisted tackles, four sacks, three interceptions and a fumble recovery. He was also used in the offensive game, with 460 rushing yards and 14 rushing touchdowns. Through the air, he had 28 catches for 296 yards and six touchdowns.

Linebacker: Kyle Hamilton, Hitchcock-Tulare

Linebacker: Simon Bowar, Faulkton

Linebacker: Caden VanDrongelen, Corsica/Stickney

Defensive back: Emmitt Richter, New Underwood

Defensive back: Parker Geditz, Faulkton

Defensive back: Ty Brown, Dells St. Mary

Special teams: Ben Gustafson, Langford

Special teams: Cade Martian, Harding County

All-American: John Pica, Dells St. Mary

Honorable mention

Riley Rucktaeschel, Avon

Keegan Hett, Harding County

Hunter Niederbaumer, Faulkton

Jack Boomsma, Hitchcock-Tulare

Gabe Bushong, Faith

Alex Tanner, Potter County. "From his guard position, Alex was a key part of our offense that rushed for 2,394 yards and (had) 1,760 passing yards," Head Coach Vern Smith said.

This article originally appeared on Aberdeen News: 7 Aberdeen players named to South Dakota All-State football teams