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Creek Boys earn football honors

Bollers and Swails among 14 CCA players on 3A-6 All-District teams
Harrison Rosenberg breaks up a pass intended for Cedar Rapids Xavier Catholic’s Jack Goldsmith Friday, Sept. 11, at Xavier. Rosenberg earned a spot on the Class 3A District 6 All-District First Team.

TIFFIN– Fourteen Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School varsity football players were selected for spots on the 2020 Class 3A District 6 All-District Football teams.
Senior TJ Bollers and junior Ben Swails were recognized as the District Defensive Player of the Year and Punter of the Year, respectively, with 35.5 tackles (25 solo, 1.5 sacks and 6.5 tackles for a loss) for Bollers, and 22 punts for 936 yards (with an average of 42.5 yards per kick) for Swails.
Bollers and Swails were also First Team picks, along with Nate Beckman, Alex “Fig” Figueroa, TJ Hansen, Tom Johnson, Ryan Navara and Harrison Rosenberg.
Beckman, a senior, had one carry for two yards and led the Clippers defense with 55.5 tackles including 37 solos, one sack, and four for a loss of yards. Figueroa, a senior, was the go-to rusher for the Creek Boys with 996 yards on 161 carries. Fig scored 10 touchdowns this season and caught four passes for 39 yards and one more score.
Hansen, a senior, made 15 tackles with seven solos, one sack, and five for a loss.
Navara, a senior, was the primary quarterback for CCA this season, completing 82 of 133 passes for 1,045 yards and 10 scores. He kept the ball 68 times for 386 yards and six touchdowns.
Rosenberg, a junior, had 19 receptions for 337 yards and four touchdowns, made 18.5 tackles with 14 solos, recovered one fumble, and made a pair of interceptions.
Arron Feinberg, Anthony Hennes and Tommy Morlan were named to the Second Team.
Feinberg, a senior, made six tackles with four solos.
Hennes, also a senior, split the uprights 29 out of 30 times on point-after kicks and launched 42 kickoffs with four touchbacks for 2,141 yards. Hennes was second in tackles with 53 including 46 solos, two sacks, and five for a loss of yards.
Morlan, a junior, made one solo tackle this season.
Gage Freeman, Joey Lepire and Brock Reade earned Honorable Mention.
Freeman, a junior, took eight passes 111 yards and rushed 36 times for 253 yards and two scores. He made 37.5 tackles with 29 solos, one sack and four for a loss. In addition, Freeman made eight kick returns for 192 yards and one touchdown.
Lepire, a senior, made two tackles with one solo and one for a loss of yardage.
Reade, a senior, took 14 passes 231 yards and scored three times. Reade also had six tackles with four solos this season and made a pair of interceptions for 29 yards.
Johnson, Figueroa, Mason Stanfield, Noah Banwart, Hansen, Mark Gorbatenko, Bollers, Swails, Morlan, Bryce Mougin, Ethan Pegump, Will Haughey, Reece Hoffman, Riley Wolfe, Reade, Harrison Cory, Tanner Webb, Lepire, Feinberg, Treyton Bickel, Freeman, Rosenberg, Blaine Stockman, Gunther Sandersfeld and Keyan Gisleson were all named to the All-Academic Team.
The Clippers finished the season 4-4 after an 18-14 loss to Marion in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs. CCA opened the season with a 28-27 non-district road loss to Mount Pleasant, but bounced back for a 41-21 romp over Muscatine before visiting Cedar Rapids Xavier Catholic in district play. The Saints rolled over the Clippers, 30-7. However, CCA punished their next three opponents, Benton Community, Newton and Oskaloosa, 49-3, 41-14, and 37-7, before dropping the final game of the shortened regular season, 31-24, at the hands of the Grinnell Tigers.