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D-1 semifinal: Howells-Dodge vs. East Butler, 11/13/17

East Butler's Dalton Bohac (10) passes on Monday during the third quarter of a Class D-1 state semifinal in Dwight.

State champions East Butler and BDS landed two players each for the East Team to headline the rosters for the 41st annual Nebraska Eight-Man Coaches Association Sertoma All-Star football game, which will be played June 16 at 6 p.m. at Hastings College’s Lloyd Wilson Field.

Class D-1 all-state quarterback Dalton Bohac and all-state end Trevor Havlovic were selected from East Butler, while a pair of D-2 all-staters — Karson Dickson and Holden Stengel — will represent BDS.

East roster — Dalton Bohac, QB, East Butler; Brady Oliver, QB, Pender; Kolby Houlden, RB, Friend; Ashton Dohmen, RB, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family; Lucas Thingstad, End, Wynot; Thomas Ragland, End, Lourdes Central Catholic; Ben Riegsecker, RB, Nebraska Lutheran; Matt Hoffmann, RB, Plainview; Quinten Moles, RB, Bloomfield; Caden Theis, QB/RB, Osceola; Nolan Kosch, End, Humphrey St. Francis; Brandon Watters, QB/RB, Winside; Cooper Smith, RB, Tri County; Trevor Havlovic, End, East Butler; Connor Boehr, End, Heartland; Karson Dickson, End, BDS; Ben Bohling, OL/DL, Johnson-Brock; Anders Jensen, OL/DL, Lawrence-Nelson; Theo Rohrer, OL/DL, Falls City Sacred Heart; Ryan Macholan, OL/DL, Howells-Dodge; Holden Stengel, End, BDS; Jacob Yosten, OL/DL, Guardian Angels Central Catholic; Kole Prososki, OL/DL, Fullerton.

Head coach — Greg Wood, High Plains. Assistants — Matt Maltsberger, Heartland; Shawn Biltoft, East Butler; John Kucera, High Plains.

West roster — Cameron Downey, RB, Anselmo-Merna; Landon Lenz, RB, Medicine Valley; Creston Bertschinger, RB, Clearwater-Orchard; Spencer Wichmann, QB, Palmer; Miles Davis, QB, Hemingford; Daniel Libolt, RB, CWCE; Alex Horky, RB, Twin Loup; Daniel Duffy, RB, Kenesaw; Charles Johnson, QB, Perkins County; Josh Hinrichs, End, Giltner; Jack Rush, QB, South Loup; Blake Schwarz, RB, South Loup; Hunter Kraus, End, Twin Loup; Wyatt Fiene, OL/DL, Cambridge; Holden Eckhout, End, Amherst; Jacob Pruitt, RB, Arapahoe; Lane Deisley, RB, Blue Hill; Austin Geis, End, Elm Creek; Taylan Reiser, OL/DL, St. Mary’s; Mason Lofquist, OL/DL, West Holt; Thomas Hughes, OL/DL, Burwell; Tell Spies, OL/DL, Mullen; Drake Davenport, OL/DL, Overton; Roper Chandler, OL/DL, Paxton.

Head coach — Luke Gideon, Burwell; Assistants — Mitch Pfeiffer, Mullen; Jon Coffey, Blue Hill; Mike Max, Burwell.

Eight-Man Football Hall of Fame inductees announced

Former Nebraska football great Dean Steinkuhler heads the 2018 inductees who will be added to the Eight-Man Football Hall of Fame. The ceremony will be at halftime of the Eight-Man All-Star game.

Steinkuhler is one of 14 players being inducted to go with two coaches and two contributors.

The players going in are Nolan Beyer (Sidney St. Patrick), Terry Connealy (Hyannis), Brent Gatzemeyer (Bancroft-Rosalie), Scott Gray (Cambridge), Craig Hass (Beemer), La Vane Johnson (Eagle), Ken Mehlin (Humboldt), Lynn Menke (Marquette), Randy Rasmussen (Elba), Jim Scott (Ansley), Dean Steinkuhler (Sterling) and Dale Van Housen (Polk-Hordville).

The two coaches are Ron Peck (Beemer) and Bill Mimick (Monroe, Lynch, Spencer-Naper, Newman Grove, Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family). The Mimick family is also receiving a family legacy award with sons Jeff and Tom Mimick (Spencer-Naper). The contributors are historian Bobby Mills and All-Star game announcer Russ Batenhorst.

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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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