Decorah’s Josey Jewell, pictured above and right, was one of three capatains this year, along with Andy Hovden and James Ostlie.
Decorah’s Josey Jewell, pictured above and right, was one of three capatains this year, along with Andy Hovden and James Ostlie.

Decorah senior Josey Jewell is going to have to add another line to the already impressive award section of his 2012 football resume.

The linebacker/running back was named The Cedar Rapids Gazette/KCRG All-Area Player of the Year.

Jewell was also named the MVP of the Class 3A state championship game, in which Decorah defeated Sioux City Bishop Heelan 49-21 to win its fifth state title and first since 1989.

Already this year Jewell has been named the Class 3A captain by the Iowa Newspapers Association, to the Des Moines Register's defense all-elite team and first team all-district out of Class 3A District 5. He was named first team by the INA, Des Moines Register and Class 3A District 5 after the 2011 campaign.

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