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Cedar football players earn All District honors

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HARTINGTON — Five members of the District runner-up Cedar Catholic Trojan football team were named this week to the All District First Team. 

Rex Becker, Jacob Keiser, Eric Hoesing, Peyton Haahr and Cole Becker all earned spots on the elite squad. 

Six other Cedar Catholic players earned All District Honorable Mention status. 

Ted Bengston, Tate Thoene, 

Myles Thoene, Easton Becker, 

Ben Loecker and Connor Vlach. 

Despite missing four games this season due to injury, Keiser still managed to gain over 1,000 yards rushing for the third straight year. Keiser carried the ball 105 times this year, gaining 1,006 yards. 

He became just the third person to ever rush for over 4,000 yards in his career in a Cedar Catholic uniform. 

Keiser finishes his career as the second most productive running back in school history, gaining 4,407 yards in his career. Keiser’s running backs coach, Chad Koch, holds the all-time mark with 5,647 yards. 

He also inked his name in the school record book for a single game performance against Stanton, when he rushed for 310 yards on just 10 carries. He churned out the fifth-most single game yards in school history. 

Keiser finishes his career with three games where he carried the ball for over 300 yards. Jeff Leise still holds the school record for his 337- yard effort in 1976 against Wayne. 

Rex Becker commanded a double team all season long from foes, but yet still managed to lead the team in sacks and tackles for loss. 

He set a new school record for most sacks in a season with 11.5 for a total yardage loss of 80 yards. 

The old mark was shared by Logan Weinandt, who notched 10 sacks in 2011, and Tim Wieseler, who had 10 sacks during the 2007 season. 

Becker also far out-distanced the rest of the team in tackles for loss, collecting 28 tackles resulting in minus yardage this season. 

Becker was also the team’s second-leading tackler as he was in on 94 tackles this season. 

Eric Hoesing led the team in tackles from his linebacker spot, recording 56 solo tackles. He was in on 111 total tackles on the season. 

Peyton Haahr was also a dominant force, both in the offensive and defensive line. He collected the third most unassisted tackles on the team. He also helped open quite a few holes for Keiser to run through. 

Cole Becker led the team in receptions, snagging 14 passes for 151 yards, scoring two touchdowns..