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J.T. DenHartog, Hopkins, sr., QB: Makes plays with his arm, but had a 44-yard, game-winning run against Houston Episcopal, 91-yard TD run against Minnetonka. Was 147-for-256 for 1,693 yards, 17 TDs passing; 97-580 and 7 TDs rushing.
Bridge Tusler, Osseo, sr., RB: The most indispensible on any team this year. Did everything at a high level, led on and off the field. Rushed for 1,173 yards and 16 TDs, caught 18 passes for 243 yards, three TDs. Intercepted a metro-leading eight passes.
Eji Ejiya, Spring Lake Park, jr., RB: Powerful (6-2, 210) junior rushed for a school record 1,475 yards in 156 carries. Scored 17 TDs. Led team in tackles at linebacker with 92. Played special teams, rarely left the field.
Marley Allison, Edina, sr, WR: 5-11, 190. Excelled at yards after the catch. Scored game-winning 97-yard TD against Wayzata. Caught 50 passes for 680 yards, five TDs. Intercepted two passes, averaged 35 yards on 29 punts.
Jake Wieneke, Maple Grove, sr, WR: 6-4, 210. Physically dominant, among the few receivers who can control a game. Terrific hands and body control, surprising speed. Caught 53 passes for 1,130 yards, 13 TDs. Scored one in every game in which he played.
Noah Scarver, Mpls. Washburn, sr., TE: Two-way force, Minneapolis Conference Player of the Year. At 6-5, 234 pounds, dominated at defensive end. Caught 27 passes for 382 yards, seven TDS. Had 14 quarterback sacks, 39 total tackles, one interception return for a TD, two safeties.
Zach Ziemer, Lakeville North, sr, OL:The 6-5, 280-pounder has multiple D-I offers. A lacrosse player with quick feet. Excels at run blocking, gets downfield quickly.
John Bednarczyk, Totino-Grace, sr, OL: 6-3, 275, hard-nosed tackle and leader, never gets outworked. Primary blocker for getting tough yards. Agile enough to get off the line, set the edge.
Chad Fahning, DeLaSalle, sr., OL: 6-7, 280, OT. Anchored offensive and defensive lines. Dominates opposing linemen. Twenty D-I schools showing interest.
Michael Warren, Providence Academy, sr., OL: 6-5, 275 OT. A 4.9 40-yard dash. Straight-ahead run blocker, at his best using his agility on sweeps and screens. Wide base, long arms aid in pass protection.
Chandler Wright, Wayzata, sr, OL: 6-3, 265, OG. A mauler who blocks through the whistle. Louisiana native has received interest from Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin.
James Onwualu, Cretin-
Derham Hall, sr., athlete: 6-1, 210, WR/RB/KR. Minnesota's top recruit has an explosive burst, a knack for weaving through traffic and always makes the first man miss. Led the Raiders in rushing and receiving. Committed to Notre Dame.