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All-state football notes: Kautz and Krause headline second-team Super-State

All-state football notes: Kautz and Krause headline second-team Super-State

Seward vs. York, 11/2

Quarterbacks Garrett Snodgrass (left) and Joseph Krause exchange words following York's win over Seward during the Class B quarterfinals at Levitt Stadium on Nov. 2.

State record holders Dylan Kautz and Joseph Krause top the second-team Super-State honorees.

Kautz, the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Norfolk Catholic senior running back, sprinted his way to 2,737 yards and a Class C-2 state-record 47 touchdowns this season. Kautz, the fastest high school athlete in Nebraska and the 100- and 200-meter state champion in track, finished his career with the state’s 11-man rushing record with 7,580 yards.

He and teammate Ethan Piper are the C-2 honorary captains.

Krause, the 6-1, 185-pound Seward senior quarterback who committed to Northwest Missouri State earlier this month, threw for a Class B state record 3,335 yards and 38 touchdowns. His passing yards per game (303.2) and his completions (206) were also single-season B records.

Here’s a look at the other Journal Star honorary all-state captains who were not either first- or second-team Super-State.

Class D-1: Bryce Zimmerer, Creighton: The senior carried Creighton past Burwell in the D-1 state championship game with 320 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns. He finished the season with 2,742 yards on the ground and 48 touchdowns to go with 63 tackles defensively.

D-1: Travis Tyler, Creighton: The lineman was a devastating blocker up front and a disruptive force defensively. He finished with 55 tackles on the season and six sacks, while also blocking five kicks and recovering one fumble.

D-2: Ty Hahn, Johnson-Brock: The junior was a standout wide receiver and defensive back for the state champion Eagles. He caught 62 passes for 1,165 yards and 23 touchdowns, rushed for 267 yards and nine more scores, made 98 tackles, intercepted four passes, recovered two fumbles and blocked two punts.

D-2: Cole Fossenbarger, Johnson-Brock: The senior quarterback completed just over 70 percent of his passes for 2,969 yards and 56 TDs to power the high-octane Johnson-Brock offense. He also contributed defensively with 60 tackles, two forced fumbles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Six-man: AJ Jenkins, Wilcox-Hildreth: Led the Falcons to an undefeated state championship by rushing for 2,752 yards and 46 TDs while making 170 tackles on defense.

Six-man: Colton Leslie, Spalding Academy: A dual threat who rushed for 1,572 yards and 19 TDs while passing for 1,541 more and 29 scores. He had 130 tackles on defense and six fumble recoveries.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7437 or On Twitter @ronpowell_ljs.


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Ron Powell is a longtime prep writer for the Journal Star. He covers high school football, boys basketball and track as well as state college football and Husker and professional tennis.

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