Published On: Wed, Nov 23rd, 2011

Cedar Catholic lands 11 on All District team

HARTINGTON  — The District champion Cedar Catholic football team landed 11 players on the the All District honor squad.
Named to the All District First Team were: Trent Jansen-Punter; Keenan Sudbeck, running back; Zach Wuebben, receiver; Logan Weinandt, tight end; Kyle Klug, quarterback; Andrew Lorenz, offensive line; Tyler Loberg, linebacker.
Honorable Mention: Nick Uhing, fullback-linebacker; Eric Kruse, offensive line; Conner Wieseler, offensive line; Frank Herbolsheimer, running back, linebacker.
Seniors Kyle Klug and Keenan Sudbeck led the Trojans to a 7-3 season this year.

Klug connected on 79-119 passing attempts for 1,341 yards this season. His 66 percent completion rate inked his name into the Cedar Catholic school record books.
“That school record for completion percntage in a season says a lot if you look at some of the great quarterbacks this school has had,” Cedar Catholic Coach Chad Cattau said.  “Not only did he break it, but he shattered it.  That is also a tribute to the excellent receivers we had this year.
Cattau said Klug’s ability to guide the team was a huge assett to the football program.
“Kyle played a very pivotal part in our success all season,” Coach Cattau said.  “He did an excellent job of controlling our offense and getting us into the correct formations.  Part of the reason we were able to go no huddle was because of his ability to make decisions and understand what the defense was going to give us.
Sudbeck carried the ball 162 times for 1,341 yards. It was the first time in four years of varsity action that Sudbeck was able to compete the entire season.
“It was fun to finally get to watch Keenan compete with his full health all season,” Cattaus said.
Sudbeck could have picked up a lot more yards on the year, had he played even more, Cattau said.
“When people look at his stats on the season, they need to understand he only played about half of the game for four straight weeks,” Cattau said. “I can’t imagine what kind of numbers he would have had if he would have had the opportunity to play the entire game in those weeks.”
Cattau said Sudbeck’s play on both sides of the ball was, “really inspiring throughout the season.  It was great to see him able to finish his career healthy knowing just how good he really is.”
Tyler Loberg, who anchored the offensive line as a three-year starter, was also a key cog in the team’s success this season.
Loberg also led the team in tackles on the season, compiling 137 stops on the season.
”He did an excellent job of making the switch to our middle linebacker position.  It took him a couple of games to really grasp what we wanted him to do, but after he figured it all out, he became an excellent tackler and defensive leader for us,” Cattau said.
Loberg’s veteran presence was also a big key to the team’s success in practice each week, Cattau said.
“He also had a great attitude every day at practice for us this season.  His play was very inspiring to our entire team throughout the season.  He has done a lot of things throughout his career to put himself into position to be successful, and it was enjoyable to see him rewarded for those efforts,” Cattau said.
Zach Wuebben and Logan Weinandt were two big reasons why Klug was able to complete so many passes this season.
Weinandt led the team in receptions this season, hauling in 15 catches for 326 yards. Wuebben was also big-play threat for the Tojans. He caught 21 passes for 270 yards this season.
Wuebben’s best game was during Cedar’s second game of the season when he hauled in six catches for 100 yards against Oakland-Craig.
Weinandt’s top game of 2011 came in the final game of the season, a 20-19 playoff setback against Oakland-Craig. He hauled in six catches for 118 yards in the contest.
Junior punter Trent Jansen bailed the Trojans out of several holes this season with his strong leg. His longest boot of the season was a 52-yarder against Wakefield.
He averaged 37 yards per punt this season.