Jarrett Gronski (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Jarrett Gronski (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)


Jarrett Gronski

Sr. • QB/DB • Superior

• The Superior Telegram Player of the Year completed 42-of-88 passes for 753 yards and four TDs. … Also rushed for a team-high 1,146 yards, 19 TDs and 10 two-pointers. … Had 49 tackles, one fumble recovery and two interceptions on defense.

• Only returning player from last year’s Telegram team, named the Big Rivers Conference Offensive Player of the Year and to WFCA All-Region Team.

• “Jarrett is such a fierce competitor, one of the toughest, most physical players I’ve seen at the high school level,” SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. “He’s also one of the most athletic players we’ve ever had who can play and dominate wherever you line him up. Teams had to always be aware of where No. 6 (Gronski) was lined up because of his explosive playmaking abilities.”

Luke Persons (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Luke Persons (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Luke Persons

Sr. • OL/DL • Superior

• Was one of the anchors on an offensive line that helped Superior outscore its opponents 371-243, rush for 2,686 yards and pass for 1,222 more.

• The senior captain was named a BRC first-team offensive lineman and to the WFCA All-Region Team.

• “Luke is a remarkable young man in every way,” SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. “He’s worked very hard to become the dominant force he is as a lineman today. He was the leader of our front five and also helped us defensively in crunch time. With his big-guy athleticism and football IQ. Luke has the tools to play at the next level. He’s one of the brightest student-athletes I’ve ever coached as his GPA, ACT and WFCA Academic All-State honors are proof of that.”

Brady Herbst (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Brady Herbst (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Brady Herbst

Sr. • WR/DL • Superior

• Led the Spartans with a team-leading 24 receptions for 499 yards and 5 touchdowns. … Was also second on the team with 100 tackles, including nine for losses and six sacks.

• Only Spartan named BRC all-conference on both offense (receiver) and defense (defensive line).

• “Brady is one of the best examples of how hard work, grit, perseverance and discipline pays off,” SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. “He’s a throwback type that played nearly every position and has never missed a workout in four years. Brady’s commitment has helped him become one of the most explosive athletes on the field. He can break a game open as a wideout, catching the deep ball or catching a hitch, breaking a tackle and making defenders miss. He’s also one of the most disruptive, unblockable players on defense in the BRC.”

Carter Fonger (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Carter Fonger (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Carter Fonger

Jr. • RB/LB • Superior

• Rushed for 454 yards and four TDs on 58 attempts and dangerous out of the backfield with 10 catches for 255 yards and four TDs. … Also had 24 tackles, including two sacks and two tackles for losses.

• Named a BRC second-team running back.

• “Another two-way player that gets it done in the classroom, weight room and on the field,” SHS coach Bob DeMeyer. “Pound-for-pound, and really overall, he’s one of the strongest players we’ve ever had in our program. He’s also one of the strongest leaders on our team because of his passion for competing, his desire to win and to be the best teammate he can be. Carter is like having another coach on the field because he is so conscientious and focused on success.”

Will Schorr (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Will Schorr (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Will Schorr

Sr. • RB/LB • Superior

• Recorded 64 tackles, including one for negative yards, and intercepted two passes. … Was the Spartans' main kick returner with 286 yards on 12 returns.

• Named a BRC second-team defensive back.

• “A very gifted athlete who is still learning about how good he can be,” SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. “His primary position was in the secondary where he was always matched up with our opponent’s No. 1 wideout. He would literally shut down his half of the field. He’s a great cover guy, a ball hawk and a physical, sure tackler. Will was also very valuable on our special teams. As a kick returner he is very explosive and always a threat to bust out a big return every time.”

Caden Stone (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Caden Stone (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Caden Stone

Sr. • RB/LB • Superior

• Spartans’ second-leading rusher with 766 yards, 10 touchdowns and a pair of two-point runs. … Also caught five passes for 23 yards and was third with 79 tackles.

• Named a BRC second-team linebacker.

• “Caden is another player who knows the importance of preparing himself to play,” SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. “He attacks every workout the same way he played the game, with all out effort and intensity. His durability and versatility was unbelievable. He never came off the field, never got tired and gave everything he had every snap. Caden is a physical runner, a great route runner and he’ll argue that he has the best hands on the team.”

Cody Kurki (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Cody Kurki (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Cody Kurki

Sr. • ILB • Superior

• Spartans’ leading tackler with 121, including five for losses, two sacks and a fumble recovery. … Also caught three passes for 42 yards and rushed for 16 yards on four carries.

• Named a BRC second-team linebacker.

• “I’m so proud of Cody for so many reasons,” SHS coach Bob DeMeyer said. “He’s grown as a leader, as an athlete and as a respectful, responsible and driven young man. To come back from his knee injury and perform as he did this season was remarkable. He was a leader as our “Mike” linebacker and he helped out as a physical blocker, runner and receiver as a slot on offense.”

Jagar Stillson (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Jagar Stillson (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Jagar Stillson

Sr. • OLB/TE • Northwestern

• Finished with 49 tackles, including a sack, a team-high five interceptions, a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. ... Also carried the ball five times for 11 yards and caught two passes for 27.

• The Heart O’ North Conference Defensive Player of the Year was a first-team outside linebacker and offensive lineman.

• “Jagar embodies every trait a coach desires in their athletes,” NHS coach Jovin Kroll said. “He is a leader on the field and in the classroom, he studies the game, and he helps younger athletes learn the nuances of the program. He’s a great football player and an even better human being.”

Drew Pearson (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Drew Pearson (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Drew Pearson

Sr. • OL/DL • Northwestern

• The 6-foot-4, 240-pound lineman was key in helping the Tigers outscore their opponents 491-115, and pile up 4,862 total yards (3,761 rushing, 1,101 passing).

• HON first-team offensive lineman.

• “Drew really is the perfect offensive tackle, he has the ability to protect or collapse an entire side of the line of scrimmage,” NHS coach Jovin Kroll said. “His size and footwork allowed so many different backs to have success this year. The offense relied on Drew's ability to move defenders off the line of scrimmage; and Drew consistently delivered.”

Jake Brill (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Jake Brill (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Jake Brill

Sr. • QB/DB • Northwestern

• Completed 52% of his passes (51-of-98) for 1,101 yards, 16 touchdowns and only two interceptions. ... Also rushed for 538 yards and six TDs. … In limited time on defense, he had 19 tackles with two interceptions.

• HON first-team quarterback.

• “Jake is the dream quarterback for any offense,” NHS coach Jovin Kroll said. “As an opposing coach said, ‘Brill is just a nightmare to prepare for.’ He’s such a smart player. He could audible out of any play in any formation, he possessed more speed than our opponents, and he could throw the ball over the top of the defense as well. Jake was always prepared and innovative at what we were doing offensively. He was a special quarterback, maybe a once-in-a-career-type kid to get to coach.”

Colin Trautt (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Colin Trautt (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Colin Trautt

Jr. • RB/DB • Northwestern

• Led the Tigers with 1,067 yards rushing and shared the team-lead with 13 touchdowns (Brennen Werner). ... Was second with 13 receptions for 234 yards and three TDs. ... Also had 26 tackles and averaged 21.6 yards on eight kick returns (173 yards).

• HON first-team running back.

• “Colin grew throughout the year to emerge as our top running back by the end of the season,” NHS coach Jovin Kroll. “He understands football, and as dominant as he became this season, with another year ahead of him, he could develop into an impossible running threat to stop next fall as a featured tailback.”

Adam Thompson (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Adam Thompson (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Adam Thompson

Jr. • OL/LB • Northwestern

• Led the Tigers with 74 tackles, including 19 for losses and five sacks. ... Also recovered a fumble and forced a fumble. … Was one of three juniors on the Telegram team.

• Was HON first-team defensive lineman and second-team offensive lineman.

• “Adam has a really high ceiling as a football player,” NHS coach Jovin Kroll. “He is a dominant run stopper and was our TFL machine as the year went on. He has the ability to split double teams, run over blockers and get after the quarterback. The fact that he has another year left in high school has to be disheartening to the rest of the HON opponents.”

Brennen Werner (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Brennen Werner (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Brennen Werner

Sr. • OL/LB • Northwestern

• Was second on team with 633 yards rushing on 100 carries and shared the team lead with 13 touchdowns (Colin Trautt). ... Was second with 55 tackles, which included a sack, three TFLs and a forced fumble. ... Also had two interceptions.

• Was HON first-team inside linebacker and second-team running back.

• “Getting hit by Brennen is like running into a moving boulder,” NHS coach Jovin Kroll said. “He has such great pad level that he is nearly impossible to get leverage on to block. He’s a very intelligent linebacker who always finds himself in the right spot. I’m overjoyed that he is still an underclassman.”

Bryson Mazur (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
Bryson Mazur (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)

Bryson Mazur

Sr. • RB/DB • Northwestern

• Was third on team with 550 yards and four TDs on 63 carries. ... Only caught nine passes, but five of them went for TDs. Finished with 363 yards receiving. … Also had 41 tackles and intercepted three passes. ... Returned 15 punts for 133 yards and six kicks for 124 yards.

• Was HON first-team defensive back and second-team running back.

• “Bryson is an elite defensive back and is a player that most offenses over the course of the year simply chose to stay away from,” NHS coach Jovin Kroll said. “He has exceptional ball skills both as a receiver and corner and was always a threat when he got his hands on the ball. When challenged defensively, he most always made the play.”

Also nominated

Also receiving nominations were Northwestern seniors Isaac Nichols and Isaiah Huray.

Nichols was 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 56-of-60 on extra points. Also had 35 tackles, recovered two fumbles on defense and rushed for 270 yards and five TDs on offense.

Nichols was 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts and 56-of-60 on extra points. Also had 35 tackles, recovered two fumbles on defense and rushed for 270 yards and five TDs on offense.

“Having a kicker with the abilities of Isaac is a rare thing in high school,��� NHS coach Jovin Kroll said. “He kicked with such accuracy over the years that extra points or field goals seemed to be a guarantee. He knows the skills of his trade, and he will be a great asset to a team at the next level.”

Huray, a member of the 2018 Superior Telegram All-Area Football Team had 42 tackles, including nine for loss, despite missing two games. The senior also forced a fumble.

“Isaiah was the player opposing offenses dreaded having to face,” Kroll said. “He was the strongest player on our team, and even our best offensive linemen struggled to move him. He was an all-state level player his junior year, and he was all that good again in 2019. He was a featured run-stopper for two 9-0 conference championship teams.”