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A four-sport standout, Marcus Morgan is among the most versatile athletes in the state.
It’s versatility that has helped Morgan establish himself as one of the best quarterbacks in Iowa.
Morgan put that versatility on display this season while accounting for nearly 1,900 yards of total offense and 13 touchdowns on his way to being earning all-state honors from the Iowa Print Sports Writers association for the second consecutive season.
The junior quarterback was named to the Class 4A all-state third team after throwing for 1,723 yards and 11 touchdowns and rushing for 143 yards and two scores in his second season leading the West High offense.
Morgan was a second-team all-state selection as a punter a year ago and averaged 37.9 yards on 26 punts this season.
The 6-foot-2, 165-pound Morgan completed 62 percent of his passes this season and had three games with more than 200 yards passing including a career-high 347 yards in a loss to Southeast Polk.
Junior kicker Owen Smith joined Morgan as the West High all-state honorees earning second-team honors in his first season of action.
Smith connected on all 20 of his extra points this season and went 6-of-9 on field goal attempts with a long of 51.
City High senior center Kolbe Schnoebelen was named to the Class 4A third team.
A two-way starter for the Little Hawks, the 5-foot-9, 197-pound Schnoebelen was a third-team pick as an offensive lineman but also ranked third on the City High team with 28 tackles including four for loss from his defensive line spot.
Quarterback – Mitch Randall, Sr., Waukee
Tight end/Wide receiver – Tysen Kershaw, Sr., Fort Dodge; Brody Brecht, Jr., Ankeny; Sam O’Dell, Sr., Waukee
Lineman – Connor Colby, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Griffin Liddle, Jr., Bettendorf; Charlie Nank, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Logan Mueller, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Zach Shaner, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Brady Petersen, Sr., Ankeny Centennial
Backs – Harrison Bey-Buie, Sr., Bettendorf; Gavin Williams, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Creighton Mitchell, Sr., West Des Moines Valley
Kicker – Logan Sunvold, Sr., Southeast Polk
At-Large – Jase Bauer, Jr., Ankeny
Lineman – Collin Boehnkamp, Sr., Cedar Falls; Jackson Filer, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Nolan Jacobs, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Nick Buttolph, Sr., West Des Moines Valley
Linebackers – Cade Parker, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Carsen Shelton, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Cole Spyksma, Sr., Waukee; Jake Thompson, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson
Backs – Drew Jirak, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Xavier Nwankpa, Soph., Southeast Polk; Brandtley Koske, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Michael Keough, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Punters – Cael Loecher, Sr., Cedar Falls
Kick returner – Aaron Smith, Jr., Waukee
At-large – Tucker Langenberg, Jr., Urbandale
Quarterback – Marcus Orr, Sr., Linn-Mar
Tight end/Wide receiver – Kendrick Watkins-Hogue, Jr., Dubuque Senior; Jack Johnson, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Jordan Kumm, Sr., Ankeny
Lineman – Noah Abbott, Sr., Bettendorf; Jack Witt, Sr., Southeast Polk; Colton Staab, Sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Drew Hoth, Jr., Cedar Falls; Ryan Boles, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Sam Belding, Sr., Ankeny
Backs – Cairron Hendred, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Jayden Williams, Jr., West Des Moines Valley; Teagan Johnson, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling
Kicker – Owen Smith, Jr., West High
At-Large – Max White, Jr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Lineman – Jack Kriebs, Sr., Ankeny; Dominic Wiseman, Soph., Davenport North; Cayden Lovett, Jr., Dubuque Hempstead; Conner Arndt, Sr., Waukee
Linebacker – Nyanti Gehrke, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Jay Oostendorp, Sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy; Jaden Harrell, Jr., Urbandale; Austin Lee, Sr., Fort Dodge
Backs – Owen Schiltz, Sr., West Des Moines Dowling; Jack West, Sr., Davenport North; Jeron Senters, Soph., Linn-Mar; Joe Morrison, Jr., Waukee
Punter – Jacob Cross, Jr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson
Kick returner – Bryce Albaugh, Sr., Cedar Falls
At-large – Asle Thorson, Sr., Fort Dodge
Quarterback – Marcus Morgan, Jr., West High
Tight end/Wide receiver – Ben Sernett, Sr., Cedar Falls; Isaiah Wagner, Sr., Southeast Polk; Will Zahradnik, Sr., Linn-Mar
Lineman – Kolbe Schnoebelen, Sr., City High; Joe Bream, Jr., Urbandale; Cleo Gehrls, Sr., Linn-Mar; Jim Bonifas, Jr., Dubuque Senior; Cael Thorson, Sr., Waukee; Kane Zemo, Jr., Pleasant Valley
Backs – Nick Pearson, Jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie; Harrison Waylee, Sr., Urbandale; Avery Gates, Sr., Ankeny Centennial
K – Reed Shea, Sr., Bettendorf
At-Large – Tim Nimely, Jr., Muscatine
Lineman – Lucas Pieper, Sr., Ankeny Centennial; Max Llewellyn, Jr., Urbandale; Sam Strang, Sr., Davenport Central; Queden Ballew, Sr., Des Moines East
Linebacker – Desmond Vaughn, Sr., Ankeny Centennial; Ryan Cole, Jr., Bettendorf; Josiah Szabo, Jr., Cedar Rapids-Jefferson; Brecken Manus, Jr., Ankeny
Backs – Cal Killian, Sr., Johnston; Trajen Thornton, Sr., West Des Moines Valley; Jamarre Robinson, Sr., Cedar Rapids Jefferson; Cael Boyd, Jr., Ankeny
Punter – Sam Braksiek, Jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie
Kick returner – Antonio Alzheimer, Sr., Des Moines Roosevelt
At-large – Clayton Muszynski, Soph., Linn-Mar
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