For the second year in a row a South Winn football player earned an MVP award as senior Jacob Herold notched the Offensive MVP nod for the 2020 season. 

Joining Herold in the line-up of special awards was Calvin Knutson, who was named the Lineman of the Year, while Collin Wiltgen received the Golden Award.

Special awards

Leading up to 2020, Herold has been a two-time first team honoree. As the Offensive MVP, Herold picked up his third nod as the Warriors’ multi-faceted quarterback. The senior was 41-for-87 in passing with 834 yards with seven touchdowns. Herold was also the squad’s leading rusher and third in the district with 607 yards in 118 carries with 14 of them scoring TDs for South Winn.

Second on the South Winn team with 30 solo tackles and 50 total takedowns, Knutson earned Lineman of the Year. Of those tackles, the senior had 13.5 tackles for a loss. This is his first all-district honor.

The Golden Award is for athletes in the district who likely would have made an impact on the team; however, an injury had them sidelined. Wiltgen received the award after earning second-team all-district honors the last two seasons.

First team

Besides Herold and Knutson, three other Warriors were named first team all-district.

Senior Cael Kuboushek was the leading receiver with 14 catches for 243 yards, averaging 17.4 yards per catch. He also had 45 carries out of the backfield for 386 yards. Defensively, Kuboushek made 19 solo tackles and had 21.5 total stops. This is his second all-district honor.

Also picking up his second first-team nod is Zach Taylor. He was the Warriors’ second-leading rusher, averaging 5.0 yards per carry. The senior had 86 touches for 426 yards and scored four touchdowns. As the team’s kicker, Taylor provided 54 kick-offs for 2,284 yards, made 25-for-32 PATs and averaged 36.1 yards per punt.

An honorable mention athlete last year, Ethan Timp was a mainstay on the offensive and defensive lines. The junior was part of a unit that allowed the Warriors to pick up 3,645 yards of total offense and score 44 touchdowns. 

Second team

Junior Sam Conway was selected for his first all-district honor. He was fourth on the team in total tackles with 34.5 and had 25 solo tackles, along with five tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries. Hanging on to the pigskin 19 times, Conway picked up 243 yards, averaging 12.8 yards per carry.

Logan Hageman garnered his first all-district nod. Leading the Warriors in total tackles with 64, he made 43 solo tackles, 2.5 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss. In the full back position, the junior had his named called 59 times for 334 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry.

Another staple on the offensive and defensive lines, Damon Meyer received his first all-district honor, helping the Warriors average 298.4 yards per game, with 83.4 in the air and 215 on the ground.

Honorable mention

Senior Dominic Sisneros and junior Trey Kriener were named honorable mention. Both are first times.

Sisneros caught nine passes for 236 yards, an average of 26.2 yards per reception. He also shouldered the punt return duties, averaging 29.6 yards in his eight attempts. On kick returns, Sisneros garnered 245 yards to average 18.8 yards per attempt. Defensively, the senior had six interceptions and 24.5 total tackles.

Kriener finished the season with 29.5 total tackles with 22 being solo stops.