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Charger football: Hintermeister named to All-State football team

Brandon-Evansville's Levi Hintermeister has earned a lot of recognition for his play on the football field over his career but none bigger than the honor he received earlier this fall.

The Minnesota Football Coaches Association and the Minnesota State High School League recently selected Hintermeister to the 9-Man All-State football team. The 5'10" 190-pound senior earned the honor after being a dominant force on each side of the ball.

"Levi's selection to the all-state 9-man team is a fitting way to cap [off] his fine football career at Brandon-Evansville," co-head coach Greg Lanners said. "The award certainly is well deserved and reflects his consistent performance and overall contributions to B-E football over the past four years. It is also a nice tribute for his teammates and our overall program."

Hintermeister ran for 1,283 yards and 15 touchdowns from the fullback position this past season. He added seven two-point conversions as well.

He was equally as impressive on defense where he anchored the Chargers at linebacker. He finished with 58.5 tackles, 27 assisted tackles, 3.5 sacks, eight tackles for loss and three forced fumbles.

Hintermeister ended his career as one of the best players in Chargers' history. He carried the ball 449 times for 3,233 yards (7.2 avg.) and 30 touchdowns. He added 241 tackles and 111 assisted tackles on defense.

The Chargers went 0-8 during Hintermeister's freshman season. He went on to lead a turnaround for Brandon-Evansville that included back-to-back winning seasons in the last two years.

"Levi's role as a leader in the rebuilding of our program over the past few years cannot be overstated," Lanners said. "His abilities as a player are a primary reason for our back-to-back winning seasons. He sure was an exciting player to watch."

His other honors this season included the Pheasant Conference South Most Valuable Back Award. He was a three time first-team all conference player, two-time Brandon-Evansville back of the year and the 2011 Dallas Hanson Team Award winner for his dedication, leadership and commitment to the team.

Hintermeister was also a two-time team captain and still holds a Minnesota State High School League record for his 107 yard interception return for a touchdown during his freshman season.

"In addition to being talented, Levi was a pleasure to coach," Lanners said. "He was an extremely hard worker who played and practiced with great intensity, enthusiastically accepted responsibility and dedicated himself to off-season preparation. Levi definitely left his mark on Brandon-Evansville football."

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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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