GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - The2013 KARE 11 All-Metro Offense was announced Friday.This is 27th edition of the KARE 11 All-Metro Football Team.
Randy Shaver first started naming an All-Metro prep football team in 1987.
TheAll-Metro offense is led by Washburn running back and Gopher recruit Jeff Jones. The senior scored 34 rushing touchdowns, averaging nine yards per carry.At 6 feet 185 pounds, Jones is a tough, slashing runner with great vision.
He scored eight receiving touchdowns and finished with 92 career touchdowns,.
Chaska senior running back Kolby Seiffert has led the Hawks to an impressive 11-0 record. At 6 feet 190 pounds--the three year starter has great speed to go with a tough runners attitude. He has rushed for over 1380 yards on 203 carries and 18 touchdowns. He makes Chaska go. The Hawks will play in the 5A State semifinals.
Eden Prairie senior Anthony Anderson is a big back at 6 feet 2 inches235 pounds. But he's deceptively quick and extremely physical. He's rushed for almost 1200 yards averaging 10-yards per carry. Coach Mike Grant says Anderson is an outstanding multi-sport athlete who is just beginning to reach his potential as a great running back
Our All-Metro quarterbacks are led by Roseville senior Jacques Perra at 6 feet 3 inches,200 pounds. Perra has a strong, accurate arm, a very physical player and he's a student of the game. Perra has passed for nearly three thousand yards with 32 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He's recognized as the best offensive player in the Suburban East Conference. Roseville is in the 6A State semifinals.
Osseo senior Matt Miedtke is also 6 feet 3 inches, 200 pounds and is recognized as one of the best offensive players in the Northwest Suburban Conference. He really blossomed this fall into a big time quarterback passing for 2363 yards and 26 touchdowns with justfive interceptions. Coaches who played against Matt talked about his poise in the pocket and his ability to make all the throws. He led Osseo to the State 6A quarterfinals
Our All-Metro offensive line is impressive led by East Ridge center JC Hassenauer...at 6 feet 3 inches,300 pounds.
Hassenauer is a tremendous blocker, strong, quick with excellent technique. The three year starter is a three-star recruit according to the website Rivals.com, and has verbally committed to Alabama. He's strong with a mean streak. East Ridge averaged six yards per carry behind Hassenauer and company.
Chanhassen tackle Frank Ragnow is being heavily recruited Division-One. He's 6 feet 6 inches,300 pounds. The three-year starter is strong and smart. He loves football and loves the weight room and it shows. He's being recruited by over 15 DivisionI programs including the Gophers. Not only did he play well on offense, but he got a chance to play defense and had a great season with 47 tackles and 7 sacks.
Robert Olson is just a beast at tackle for Eden Prairie. The senior is 6 feet 6 inches,260 pounds. Olson is just a nasty blocker, physical, aggressive and he is technically sound.Eden Prairie averages 323 yards rushing per game and they rely on Olson who is simply one of the best in Eagle history. The Eagles are undefeated and in the State 6A semifinals.
Prior Lake offensive tackle Drew Trabing was a three-year starter for the Lakers. He's 6 feet 4 inches,250 pounds, considered the top offensive lineman in the South Suburban Conference. The senior captain is physical, and relentless. Thanks in large part to Trabing, Prior Lake rushed for over 2500 yards the past two seasons.
Eastview tackle Joey Marinello is a beast of a man at 6 feet 6 inches,305 pounds. He's big, tough with a mean streak and blocks until the whistle blows. Eastview relies on an inside running game, and they ran behind Marinello to get the crucial yards. Eastview finished 6-5 and made it to the State 6A quarterfinals.
Our All-Metro receivers are led by Osseo senior Connor Kittelson who's a big target at 6 feet 3 inches,190 pounds. Coaches who played against him said Kittelson ran excellent routes and made the tough catches.He finished the season with 51 catches for almost 1,000 yards averaging 19 yards per catch. He scored 11 touchdowns in leading Osseo to a 9-2 record.
Roseville junior receiver Jesper Horsted has emerged as a pretty special receiver.At 6 feet 3 inches,the receiver was unstoppable in the State 6A quarterfinals making an incredible 19 catches for almost 300 yards in the Raiders win over previously unbeaten Maple Grove. Horsted has all the tools to be a great one. He has 77 catches for 1430 yards and 19 touchdowns so far in leading the Raiders to the 6A state semifinals.
Our All-Metro tight ends are led by Wayzata senior Brandon Lingen who committed to the Gophers. He's 6 feet 5 inches,240 pounds and extremely physical. A tough kid, he can be a receiving threat and finished with 15 catches averaging 17 yards per catch and four touchdowns.
Zach Hovey is a tremendous blocker in the Eden Prairie offense at the tight end position. He is a blocker first, receiver second. But, you can't dismiss his ability to catch the ball. Hovey is 6 feet 5 inches,225 pounds, a big target, and he's being recruited Division I.
Our All Metro Athletes are led by Benilde-St. Margaret's quarterback Keaton Studsrud. Studsrud was named the North Suburban Conference MVP. The senior shattered all sorts of Red Knight records amassing over 2,300 yards of total offense and 28 touchdowns. He was a three-year starter and a great leader. BSM finished 7-3.
Rosemount junior Dimitri Williams, at 5 feet 11 inches, 175 pounds, is described as the best athlete in the South Suburban Conference. He is by far, the most dynamic player in the South Suburban Conference. And he's led Rosemount to the state 6A semifinals.He has 28 touchdowns this season.
Our All Metro kicker is Zimmerman senior Alex MacGregor.
He made 5 of 6 field goal attempts this fall, his longest from 47 yards. MacGregor has a big leg and is regarded as one of the state's best. He finished with eight career made field goals.
This year we had two All- Metro "Coaches of the Year."
The first coachis Lambert Brown of Chaska. In his fifth year at Chaska, he led the Hawks to an undefeated season and a berth in the State 5A semifinals. It's Chaska's first trip to state since 1974. He's done it with hard work, and a clear vision.
The second coach is Andy Rostbergof Hutchinson. The Tigers have won 25 straight games including a win the State 4A semifinals. In his 15th season, after taking over for his Hall of Fame Coach and father Grady, Andy has 134 career wins and a state championship. He wins with leadership and discipline.