Newspaper Article Archive of
After an 8-3 season and quarterfinal finish, the Highland football team put nine players on the Class A District 5 All-District team.
Starting at the top, Trey Lasek was named the offensive most valuable player of the district. Lasek broke the all-time rushing record for Highland High School this season, gaining 2,695 rushing yards over four years of varsity play. This season he was one of two quarterbacks in Class A to pass and rush for more than 1,000 yards.
First-team selections included Brody Burton, Brady Hahn and Corey Stewart.
Burton was a crucial member of the offensive line, leading the group at the center position and played a critical defensive role as well. Burton was fourth on the team in tackles with 51 total, but led the team in tackles for loss with 12 total including three sacks. He had three interceptions this season. He showed his other utility on special teams, as Burton was 19-27 on extra-point attempts and 2-2 on field goals. Burton also returned 10 kicks for 169 total yards.
Hahn led the team in tackles at 90.5 including 3.5 tackles for loss and he had one interception. The Highland senior was also the second leading rusher with 620 yards on 92 carries and one touchdown. The Huskies also broke out Hahn on trick plays, as he completed 3-of-4 passes for 77 yards and two touchdowns. That includes a touchdown in their playoff win over Durant.
Stewart was a go-to receiver for Lasek, and he reeled in 361 yards and three touchdowns this season. On third-and-long situations, Stewart on a crossing route seemed to be a sure thing for the Huskies. On defense Stewart had two interceptions, two fumble recoveries and had 42.5 tackles.
Second team selections were Cole Adamson, Zack Lasek and Mason McFarland .
Adamson was third on the team in rushing with 401 yards on 80 carries and fourth in receiving with seven catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Adamson was second on the team in tackles with 56 total and six tackles for loss.
Lasek was a key piece of the offensive and defensive lines. On defense he came up with five tackles for loss including three sacks. He was fifth on the team with 50.5 tackles.
McFarland was the leading receiver for the Huskies with 18 catches for 367 yards and five touchdowns. As a defensive back, McFarland intercepted three passes and had 17.5 tackles.
Honorable mention selections were Jordan Sosa and Cael Yeggy. Sosa played both running back and defensive back for the Huskies. Yeggy was a key defender in the playoffs for Highland, coming up with a big sack and punt block in their final game against Hudson.
Dan Burton and Geoff Streb earned the golden award for off-the-field contributions.
Class A District 5 All-District
Trey Lasek, offensive MVP
Brody Burton, linebacker/offensive line
Brady Hahn, linebacker/running back
Corey Stewart, linebacker/tight end
Cole Adamson, linebacker/running back
Zack Lasek, defensive line/offensive line
Mason McFarland, wide receiver/defensive back
Jordan Sosa, running back/defensive back
Cael Yeggy, linebacker/offensive line