Gansberg Northern 4A first team for Douglas
December 5, 2018
Luke Gansberg was named to the Northern 4A first team on defense to lead the Douglas High football team's postseason honors.
Gansberg averaged more than nine tackles a game this season, finishing the year with 75 tackles to help lead the Tigers to a 5-5 record and a Northern 4A playoff appearance.
Gansberg was also a Sierra League first team selection. Also for Douglas, Chris Flores was named to the all-Northern 4A first team and the Sierra League first team as a kicker.
Named to the Sierra League second team on offense for the Tigers was running back Trevor Kruger, who rushed for nearly 1,000 yards on the season.
Isaiah Geilenfeldt was also a second team choice as a receiver for the Tigers. Geilenfeldt caught 34 passes for 469 yards on the season. Offensive lineman Anthony Munoz was also a second team choice for the Tigers.
On defense, Flores was a second team choice as a linebacker, Andrew Browning was a second team choice as a defensive lineman and Mateo Rasmussen was a second team choice as a defensive back for Douglas. Gansberg was a second team choice as a return specialist.
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Honorable mention choices for Douglas on offense were quarterback Colton Weidner, receiver Cameron Swain, tight end Matt Schick and offensive linemen Ulysis Gonzales, Andrew Browning, Jose Ramirez and Danny Longre.
Honorable mention choices on defense for Douglas were Nolan Hagen and Andrew Wilken. Weidner was an honorable mention choice as a punter.
Not surprisingly, Damonte Ranch and Manogue dominated the Northern 4A and Sierra League top honors. Mustang quarterback Cade McNamara was Northern 4A and Sierra League Player of the Year, Manogue running back Peyton Dixon was the Northern 4A and Sierra League Offensive Player of the Year, Damonte's Derrick Knoblock was the Northern 4A and Sierra League Defensive Player of the Year and Manogue's Josh Malafu was Sierra League Lineman of the Year.