Dakota Wesleyan vs. Concordia, 10/28/17

Concordia's Tarence Roby breaks up a pass intended for Dakota Wesleyan's Hayden Adams during first-quarter action Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 at Bulldog Stadium in Seward.

ERIC GREGORY, Journal Star

Concordia landed four players on the all-Great Plains Athletic Conference first team in football Tuesday, including three on defense, while Doane had two players receive first-team honors.

Bulldogs freshman linebacker Lane Napier and senior defensive backs Tarence Roby and D'Mauria Martin were named to the first-team defense. Teammate Matt Romero received first-team honors at offensive line. Roby also received second-team honors at kick returner.

Napier, an Aquinas graduate, led the GPAC with 97 tackles, and his game average of 9.7 tackles ranks 14th nationally.

Doane sophomore Bryce Cooney was named first-team kicker, and Sutton graduate Cole Wiseman was named to the first team at defensive back. Wiseman also received second-team honors at punt returner.

Hastings had two first-team honorees, including junior defensive lineman Austin Bretting, a Lincoln North Star graduate.

Concordia's Jared Garcia (wideout), Ryan Durdon (running back), Seth Fitzke (tight end) and Erik Small (defensive line) earned second-team honors.

Doane's Anthony Malone (defensive line), Bret Andrew (linebacker), Tariq Mustafaa (defensive back), Chayton Crow (defensive back), Jacob Cornelius (wideout), Drew Klein (slot) and Tanner Webster (offensive line) also received second-team honors.

Dakota Wesleyan's Dillon Turner was named GPAC offensive player of the year, and Caden McDonald was named GPAC defensive player of the year. Morningside's Steve Ryan was selected the league's coach of the year.

North Star grad honored by MIAA

Central Missouri quarterback Brook Bolles, a Lincoln North Star graduate, was named to the all-MIAA first team Tuesday.

Bolles, in his first year as the Mules' starting quarterback, finished the regular season ranked second in NCAA Division II in passing yards per game with 316.8. He threw for 3,485 yards and 21 touchdowns, and also rushed for 474 yards and eight scores.

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