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Knights, Silverstreaks on all-section football team

Ross Anderson1 / 9
West Central Area-Ashby senior Dawson Staples hauls in a long pass during the state quarterfinals in Brainerd. Staples was one of six WCA-Ashby players named to the All-Section 6AA team. (Eric Morken / Echo Press)2 / 9
Dawson Staples3 / 9
Jacob Backes4 / 9
Brady Sabolik5 / 9
Triston Stoetzel6 / 9
Kaden Spindler7 / 9
Tanner Bennett8 / 9
Logan Paulson9 / 9

More all-section teams were announced for football recently with West Central Area-Ashby and Osakis both seeing players named to the All-Section 6AA squad.

The Knights won the section championship and were honored accordingly for that with six players getting named to the team. Seniors Ross Anderson (QB/LB), Kaden Spindler (RB/WR/CB), Brady Sabolik (RB/S), Logan Paulson (OT/DT) and Dawson Staples (TE/DE) joined junior Tanner Bennett (RB/DB) as representatives for WCA-Ashby.

Osakis juniors Tristan Stoetzel (FB/LB) and Jacob Backes (FB/LB) were also named to the all-section team.

The Silverstreaks and WCA-Ashby met up in the first round of the section playoffs where the Knights won a 30-13 game. Osakis finished the season 2-7, with the Knights wrapping up a 7-5 year at the Class AA state tournament.


WCA-ASHBY - Ross Anderson, Kaden Spindler, Brady Sabolik, Logan Paulson, Dawson Staples, Tanner Bennett

PILLAGER - Eli Horn, Dylan Loftis, Tucker Peterson, Tyler Wilcox, Isaac Thomsen

MORRIS AREA - Joseph Kleinwolterink, Jaret Johnson, Brady Cardwell, Matt McNiell

WADENA-DEER CREEK - Jake Dyhkoff, Preston Warren, Matt Goeden, Steve Thomas

OSAKIS - Tristan Stoetzel, Jacob Backes

STAPLES-MOTLEY - Braden Tyrrell, Cade Schmidt

LONG PRAIRIE-GREY EAGLE - Sam Olson, Keegan Cavellaro

BRECKENRIDGE - Andrew Kram, Tommy Heideman

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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