Jacob Crouch

Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton’s Jacob Crouch tries to find a running lane in Janesville against Cleveland. Crouch is one of eight Bulldogs to receive all-district honors. (Nick Gerhardt/southernminn.com)

The Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton football team placed five players on the Mid Southeast Red Division All-District team while Waterville-Elysian-Morristown had three selections.

Seniors Jack Morsching, Cody Gartner, Jacob Cahill, Ethan Rider and junior Dawson Slaughter received all-district selections for the Bulldogs. Seniors Griffin Atherton, Kurtis Crosby and junior Domanik Paulson were named all-district for the Buccaneers.

JWP senior Jacob Crouch, junior Austin Westphal and sophomore Karson Lindsay received all-district honorable mention selections.

Morsching ran for a team-high 459 yards and four touchdowns for the Bulldogs. He also caught eight passes for 121 yards with two touchdowns.

Cahill led the team with 10 receptions for 173 yards and two touchdowns. He also had 37 tackles on defense and an interception.

Crouch ran for 139 yards on 17 attempts this season as well as 30 tackles.

Rider led the team with 63 tackles and finished with four sacks. Gartner had 45 tackles and a team-high five sacks.

Slaughter finished with 33 tackles and a sack.

Westphal had 32 tackles while Lindsay, the starting quarterback, completed 30 of 126 passes for 470 yards with four touchdowns.

Paulson ran for a team-high 110 yards on 34 carries with two touchdowns for WEM. He also threw for 300 yards and completed 32 of 68 passes.

Atherton finished with 13 ½ tackles and two sacks on defense for the Buccaneers. Crosby finished second on the team with 23 ½ tackles and two sacks. Paulson also had 12 ½ tackles and a forced fumble.

JWP finished the season with a 2-5 overall mark and went 2-3 in the district. WEM finished 0-5 and 0-4 in district games.

New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva placed three players on the South Central District Blue Division all-district team.

Senior quarterback/defensive back Kordell Schlaak, junior running back/linebacker Clay Stenzel and senior offensive lineman/defensive end Max Seltun made the cut.

Junior offensive lineman/defensive lineman Walker Thompson and junior wide receiver/defensive back Bo Budach were named all-district honorable mention.

Schlaak went 31-for-72 passing for 505 yards and six touchdowns in four games. He also had 14 tackles and a few pass break-ups.

Stenzel had 44 total tackles, 33 solo. In four games, Stenzel led the district in tackles, and before the season pause for NRHEG was top 20 in the state. Stenzel also had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery to go with two sacks.

Budach was the top receiving target, with six catches for 214 yards and two touchdowns. Budach also chipped in nine tackles.

Thompson was a huge force in the middle who was a great run stuffer this year. He ended the year with 22 tackles, and was extremely hard to handle for opposing offensive lines.

The Panthers finished 2-2 on the season and 1-1 in district games.

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