9 Sugarbeeters, Wildcat Earn Post Season Football Honors, Schoen & Niederegger are All-State
November 24, 2021
The Class C Football season has officially come to an end with the State Championship game being played this past Saturday. The attention now turns to those Athletes named to post season honor teams. This year the Chinook Sugarbeeters had a remarkable nine athletes recognized with two earning All-State recognition. The Harlem Wildcats had an athlete honored as well.
The Sugarbeeters had a fine season that included a return to the Class C Eight player Football Playoffs. As a result several athletes were recognized for their play. Senior Toby Niederegger and junior Tyler Schoen were both named to the Northern C All-State team.
Niederegger could impact the game in all three facets: offense, defense and special teams. The senior was responsible for three special teams touchdowns, recorded a couple of pick six interceptions, scored a rushing touchdown and caught eight receiving touchdowns as well.
Schoen made a huge impact on both sides of the ball. Defensively, he was in or around every play and if he didn't make the tackle himself he often forced the ball carrier into the arms of a teammate.
Schoen led the team with 15 tackles for loss as well as total tackles with 81. Offensively Schoen led the team in rushing attempts from his fullback position scoring six rushing touchdowns and catching three receiving touchdowns.
Chinook Head Coach Mike Jones had nothing but high praise for these two athletes, "These two are nightmares for opposing coaches to game plan around. Toby is one of those players you must game plan around if you are an opposing coach. They are tremendous athletes and have the ability to influence the game in numerous ways. We had a lot of good athletes this year, but these two stood out among everyone and were recognized by not only our coaching staff but the entire northern conference."
In addition seven more Sugarbeeters were named to various post season teams. Junior Braxton Inman was named First Team All-Conference Defensive Line. Junior Daniel MacLeod was selected as First Team All-Conference Offensive Guard.
Other named to All Conference Teams are: Senior Oskar Pula -Second Team Defensive End; Senior Drake Berreth - Second Team Outside Linebacker/Cornerback; Junior Levi Jensen - Second Team Quarterback; Senior Hunter Molyneaux - Honorable Mention Runningback; Junior Lane Hassler - Honorable Mention - Inside Linebacker
"The athletes on this year's teams were great to work with and are full of potential," said Jones. "Our Quarterback Levi Jensen only threw three interceptions all year." Jones continued to speak highly of his athletes, "Daniel McLeod is great to have on the line, he is highly intelligent and a great leader. Braxton Inman caused chaos for opposing offensive lines from his nose tackle position."
The team included all kinds of players that contributed in their own unique way, "Drake Berreth is a glue guy for us and was responsible for defending some of the best receivers in this conference as well as his aggressiveness when coming down hill to tackle ball carriers. Hunter Molyneaux when healthy was one of the best pure athletes in the North," added Jones.
The list also includes an athlete playing his first year of high school football as a senior, "Oskar (Pula) was huge addition to our team this year and a legitimate threat at the Defensive End positions. Oskar a tough match up for offensive lines this year and led our team in quarterback rushes and knockdowns," said Jones.
Lane Hassler impressed Coach Jones throughout the season, "He is a kid that has really worked on his linebacker play, focusing on reading his keys correctly and being in the right spot. He was great at getting in the backfield and even if he wasn't able to get a tackle he was able to hold the ball carrier off long enough for teammates to rally around the ball."
Harlem senior Dalray Begay was the lone Wildcat to earn post season recognition. Begay was listed as Honorable Mention All-Conference Defensive Line for the Northern C 'B' Subdivision.
Begay was a force on the defensive line all season for the Wildcats and even scored a touchdown following a fumble recovery in the end zone against Chinook.
NORTHERN C ALL-STATE SELECTIONS
NAME SCHOOL YEAR
Rhett Reynolds Shelby 12
Toby Niederegger Chinook 12
Tyler Schoen Chinook 11
Mike Leach Simms 12
Carter McDowell Simms 12
Kyle Harmon Chester/Joplin-Inverness 12
Bridger Vogl Belt 11
Andrew Ballantyne Fort Benton 12
Garrett Metrione Belt 11
Brock Hanford Fort Benton 12
Tim Lane Fort Benton 12
Colter Ball Fort Benton 10
Keagan McDaniel Belt 11
Carter Morgan Choteau 12
Josey Hinderager Simms 11
Northern C Eight Player All-Conference - Defense
Safety - First Team: Toby Niederegger, Chinook
OLB/Cornerback - Second Team: Drake Berreth, Chinook
Inside Linebacker - First Team: Tyler Schoen, Chinook
Honorable Mention: Lane Hasler, Chinook
Defensive Line - First Team: Braxton Inman, Chinook
Honorable Mention: Dalray Begay, Harlem
Defensive End - Second Team: Oskar Pula. Chinook
Offensive Guard - First Team: Daniel MacLeod, Chinook
Northern C Eight Player All-Conference - Offense
Wide Receiver - First Team: Toby Niederegger, Chinook
Quarterback - Second Team: Levi Jensen, Chinook
Fullback - First Team: Tyler Schoen, Chinook
Runningback - Honorable Mention: Hunter Molyneaux, Chinook