The Cherokee Braves landed four players on the First Team District 2 All-District Football team announced this week, two on Second Team, and two more on Honorable Mention.
Three Braves earned First Team honors on offense, including Brock Dagel, a 6-7, 250-pound senior lineman; Jakob Hummel, a 6-1, 165-pound senior utility player; and Seth Mahnke, a 6-5, 175-pound senior wide receiver. The Braves Kristian Freed, a 6-1, 200-pound senior linebacker, was named to First Team on defense.
Earning Second Team honors for Cherokee were Sam Hinkhouse, a 5-9, 160-pound senior utility player; and Alanzo Ruble, a 6-2, 205-pound senior linebacker.
Braves named to Honorable Mention All-District were Kyle Halder, a 6-0, 205-pound senior defensive lineman; and Miah Back, a 6-1, 300-pound junior offensive lineman.
Nine Cherokee Braves earned District 2 All-Academic status, the criteria being the player is either a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.25 or better.
Those Braves were Dagel, Hummel, Hinkhouse, Gus Laursen, Jack Letsche, Tyler McLaughlin, Trevor Devitt, Dillon Drefke, and Zac Anderson.
Four Cherokee football cheerleaders also earned All-Academic honors, including Maggie Lubeck, Jordan Miller, Amanda Kellen, and Nicole Springer.