Three from Ely named to All-District team

by Tom Coombe
Ely’s high school football season has been capped with individual honors for three Timberwolves.
Senior Lane Anderson, junior Eddie Prijatel and sophomore Jason Kerntz were all named to the All-District Team, as selected by district coaches.
The recognition comes on the heels of a winning regular season for the Wolves, their first since 1987.
Anderson, a multiyear starter, played a key role in that success.
The 250-pounder anchored the offensive and defensive lines and came up with 39 tackles, second-most on the team.
Ely also utilized Anderson as a running back out of its “Heavy Jumbo” set, and he delivered, amassing 178 rushing yards and plowing into the end zone a team-high five times
Prijatel was a two-way starter for the Wolves and helped anchor the Ely defense, leading the team with 59 tackles for the season. He also started at running back and picked up 131 yards on the ground.
Kerntz was one of the most explosive runners in the district and topped the Ely charts with 479 yards rushing with two touchdowns. He also caught four passes, one for a touchdown, for 86 yards, and came up with 32 tackles on defense.
Three other Wolves gained honorable mention.
They were:
• Junior Mason Davis, 26 tackles, 21 pass completions for 279 yards;
• Junior Harry Simons, 37 tackles, 159 yards rushing, 179 yards receiving;
• Senior Brock LaTourell, 39 tackles.
Neighboring Northeast Range had one All-District selection with senior Bralyn Lislegard selected for the squad.
District champion South Ridge had both the back of the year - senior Connor Bushbaum - and the defensive player of the year in senior Deekon Anvid. Ero Wallin of Silver Bay was picked as the district’s top lineman.