Mid-Prairie saw its fair share of ups and downs this football season. Their final record of 5-5 reflects this, but the upward trend they were on in the second half of the season, winning …
Mid-Prairie saw its fair share of ups and downs this football season. Their final record of 5-5 reflects this, but the upward trend they were on in the second half of the season, winning four of their last six games, bodes well for future success.
What cant be denied is Mid-Prairie’s talent. With 10 Golden Hawks earning all-district honors it’s safe to say others took notice of their skills on the gridiron.
Having himself a breakout year, Hudson Ehrenfelt was Mid-Prairie’s workhorse running back. His efforts running and catching the ball earned him all-district honors and he was chosen as the Offensive Most Valuable Player.
Last year as a freshman Ehrenfelt recorded no rushing stats, finishing with three tackles and 14 yards on one kick return attempt. This year was a different story entirely.
Ehrenfelt rushed for over one hundred yards in seven consecutive games. His season high of 183 rushing yards came in a week four matchup against West Burlington. He ended the year rushing for 1336 yards on 227 carries, the 8th most in Mid-Prairie school history.
He also knew how to attack an opponent’s defense through the air. On 26 receptions Ehrenfelt stockpiled 355 yards and scored three touchdowns. When adding in his rushing scores and his lone kickoff return TD, he ended the year with 16 TDs.
Taking the helm of starting quarterback this year Brady Weber earned all-district honors and he firmly placed himself in the school history books.
Throwing for over one hundred yards in eight out of ten games, Weber threw his season high 264 yards in Mid-Prairie’s regular season finale against Albia. He ended his junior year completing 117 passes on 196 attempts for 1497 passing yards, the second most in school history.
Weber tied a school record by scoring six TDs, whether it be rushing or throwing, in a single game and he did it in back-to-back weeks. This season he threw 20 TDs, first in school history.
When he saw an opportunity Weber also used his legs to great success. Ending with the second most rushing yards on the team he rushed for 233 yards on 98 carries. He scored four rushing TDs with his longest TD run being 12 yards.
Being chosen all-district as a defensive back was senior Dylan Henry.
Standing at 6’2” Henry, a wide receiver/cornerback, ended up nabbing two interceptions. Scoring off one of those interceptions he took the ball back 76 yards for the TD, the fourth longest pick-six in school history. He also had 31 total tackles, with 18 of them being solo.
One of Weber’s go-to targets when passing, Henry had 27 receptions for a team leading 375 yards. Having never scored a receiving TD in his high school career Henry changed the narrative by leading the team with seven TD catches, tied for sixth most in school history.
Taking care of business on the defensive and offensive side of the ball sophomore Kaden Kos earned all-district honors as a linebacker.
A player proficient at bringing down the opposition, Kaden led the Golden Hawks in the tackling department. He had 74 total tackles with 34 being solo and 9.5 being tackles for loss.
On offense Kaden had his fair share of explosive plays. Averaging 21.2 yards per catch, his longest TD reception of the season, 80 yards, is tied for sixth longest in school history. On 13 catches he had 276 receiving yards and six TDs.
In charge of keeping the QB up right and battling in the trenches all year long two Mid-Prairie offensive linemen earned all-district honors, Jarron Thomas and Landon Kos.
As a team Mid-Prairie rushed for 1772 yards and Thomas and Landon opened the way for those hard-earned yards. On defense Thomas had 20 total tackles, four being tackles for loss, and Landon had 11 tackles, 2.5 being tackles for loss.
Looking at the numbers Grady Miller, in his senior year, played the best football season of his high school career and he earned all-district honors as a defensive lineman.
Miller, a tight end/linebacker, had a knack for getting after the passer, recording four quarterback sacks. He had 33.5 total tackles, 15 being solo and 10.5 being tackles for loss.
On offense Miller caught his first ever receiving TD and on 15 receptions he compiled 133 yards.
Three Golden Hawks earned honorable mentions for all-district: Lukin Rediger as a linebacker, Conner Wiles on the offensive line, and Parker Ehrenfelt on the offensive line.
Rediger, a senior, recorded one INT and had 46 tackles. Conner had 21.5 tackles with nine being solo. Parker recorded eight total tackles with two being quarterback sacks.