11/23/2012 12:05:00 PM Lundell MVP of Bomber football
by Mike Dalton
The CFHS football team finished with a 2012 record of 7-4, and were only the second team in school history to reach a section final.
After ending with a 5-3 HVL record, the Bombers won playoff games over Minneapolis Edison and Concordia Academy before losing to St. Croix Lutheran in the Section 4AAA title game.
Junior Jordan Lundell was named the team's most valuable player, and along with Ian Althoff, Austin Noble and Andrew Anderson was named to the HVL all-conference team. Zak Pribyl, Alex Bultena, Hunter Johnson, Clay Broze and Taylor Carlson were honorable mention.
Lundell was the team's leading receiver, catching 34 passes for 585 yards and six touchdowns. He also gained 214 yards on the ground, and was a threat returning kicks.
Althoff was the offensive player of the year. The senior running back gained 1,151 yards on 207 carries, and scored a team-high seven touchdowns. He added 38 tackles on defense.
Broze and Anderson shared defensive player of the year honors. Anderson led the team with 59 tackles and 21 assisted tackles, and had three sacks. Broze had 49 tackles and 14 assisted tackles with five sacks and two fumble recoveries. Special teams players of the year were Lundell and placekicker Derek Johnson.
Quarterback Hunter Johnson, a junior, completed 90 of 168 passes for 1,345 yards and 13 touchdowns. Lundell caught 34 passes, Bultena 29 for 289 yards, and Colton Sande 14 for 246 yards. Johnson had 474 rushing yards, Lundell 214, Ryan Castillo 112 and Zach Holes and Jacob Hanka 100 each.
Defensively, Sterling Carlson had 42 tackles and two sacks, Castillo 39 tackles, Althoff 38, Brock Peterson 37, Taylor Carlson 31 with five sacks, and Noble 22 with three sacks. Saul Carter led the team with seven sacks, and Lundell led with four interceptions. Sande recovered six fumbles.
"What a great group of kids!" exclaimed coach Josh Hofstedt. "They are great examples of what Bomber football players are."