Eight Alta High football players were named to either the first or second 2004 Class 1A All District 2 football team, it was announced last last week.
In addition, three Sioux Central players were named to the first team and two more to the second team.
Named to the all-district first team from Alta were senior running back Joel Corlew, senior defensive back Nick Nesbitt, senior linebacker Corey Diischer, junior defensive end T.J. Aube, senior defensive tackle Wyatt Svendsen and senior offensive tackle Tyler VanHouten.
Two other Alta players made the second team, including senior kicker Adam Pedersen and junior quarterback Brad Payne.
Making the first team for Sioux Central were senior wide receiver Cody Wiitmaack, junior linebacker Aaron Beacom and senior defensive back Alex Rehnstrom.
Making the second all-district team for Sioux Central were junior quarterback Kasey Huebner and junior running back Andrew Phinney.
Making honorable mention to the team for the Cyclones were senior linebacker Jarrod Garrison and junior offensive lineman Dan Sievers. For Sioux Central, making honorable mention were senior tight end Matt McKibben and junior noseguard Nick Scog.
Named the district's defensive player of the year was linebacker Justin Gross of Marcus Meriden-Cleghorn while running back Ryan Oetken of Akron Westfield was voted the offensive player of the year.
The Coach of the Year was Leo Hupke of Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn.
MMC led the selections, as it placed seven players on the first team and two on the second team. Akron-Westfield placed six players on the first team and two more on the second team.
This season, Alta finished with a 5-2 district record and finished with a third-place finish behind Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Akron-Westfield.
Sioux Central finished 2-5 in the district. Hinton finished in fourth place in the district with a 4-3 mark and following were South O'Brien (4-3), South O'Brien (4-3), Sioux Central (2-5), Pocahontas (2-5) and West Sioux (0-7).