“He was just solid. He had an injury at the start of the season and just played defense the first few games and worked through that. He was solid on both sides of the ball and a lot of Katschke’s yards came because Keegan was leading the way.
“He’s a great kid to be around and he finds the good in everybody. He was very coachable. He was ornery like a lot of them were but in football that’s a good thing a lot of times.”
LB — Michael Leonard, Logansport
The 5-11, 180-pound senior had 65.5 tackles which included 37 solo tackles and 57 assists. He added 7.5 tackles for a loss including 1.5 sacks and an interception.
Urban noted as the season went along Leonard played better and better.
“He was a move-in from Rochester and we didn’t know what to expect from him. As the year went on he got more comfortable and made bigger and bigger plays for us. He made tackles for a loss and interceptions and was all over the field, and he never complained about anything and was the consummate team player,” he said. “He played offense too when we got banged up on the O-line and we got a great effort from him.”
LB — Conner Martin, Caston
Martin, a 5-6, 153-pound senior, had 63 tackles for the Comets which included 24 solo tackles, 39 assists and eight tackles for a loss.
He was also the team’s starting fullback and had 609 yards of offense which included 497 yards on the ground and a team-high nine touchdowns and six 2-point conversions to go with seven PATs for a total of 67 points.
“He’s an undersized kid with an oversized heart. He gave his all out there all the time,” Ulerick said. “He scored the most touchdowns for us this year. He had nine touchdowns and we didn’t score as much as we had the last couple years but he found a way to get in the end zone in multiple ways. He had a blocked punt and a fumble recovery and the rest were on the ground. He’s a solid football player.”