Published On: Wed, Feb 8th, 2012

Weinandt signs to play at Wayne State

WAYNE — For the second time in four years, Wayne State College has tapped one of Cedar Catholic’s best football players to help the Wildcat football team.
Logan Weinandt signed a letter of intent last Wednesday to accept a scholarship to play football at Wayne State College.
Two years ago, Cedar’s all-time rushing leader, Chad Koch, signed to play football for Wayne State.
Wayne State football coach Dan McLaughlin said he is impressed by the 6-5, 205-pound Weinandt’s athleticism and desire.

Weinandt is used to a big-game atmosphere. He played in high school playoff games for four straight years and has been an impact player on Cedar’s state basketball teams the past two years. He has also been a stand-out on the Cedar track team, making it to state track last year in the discus.
Two other area athletes the Pierce Blue Jays’ Tyler Lindsay, a kicker, and tight end Bronson Stonacek also signed with the Wildcats.
Wayne State finished 7-4 last season, their fifth straight winning season in the Northern Sun Conference.
Weinandt, who plans to major in criminal justice at Wayne State, said he was happy to sign with the Wildcats, where he is expecting play on defense.
“The campus is nice, and they have a lot of new facilities. The coaches are nice,” he said.
Weinandt turned heads with his  size and aggressive play.
Weinandt, a three-year starter for Cedar, collected 171 career tackles and 18 career sacks. He also caught 46 career receptions for 712 yards as a tight end.
Weinandt was on 2009 Second Team All-District football, 2010 First Team All-District and team MVP, 2011 honorable mention Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World Herald and Associated Press and 2012 honorable mention Lincoln Journal Star, Omaha World Herald and Associated Press.
The Wildcats stocked up on linemen during national signing day Wednesday.
Nearly half of McLaughlin’s class of 30 are linemen.
“We feel it is a good class with a majority of the kids from Nebraska and Iowa,” said McLaughlin. “We feel we have a nice array of talent with a specific area of need being linemen and we feel like we have addressed that with nearly half of the class linemen.
“We are very pleased with this class and feel it is a great day for Wayne State College football.”
Other signees from Nebraska are:
Bronson Stonacek, Tight End, 6-4, 200, Pierce.
Stonacek was a three year starter in football and track while also starting one season in basketball while at Pierce High School. He was All-State First Team in 2010 and 2011, All District in 2011, was a member of National Honor Society and was a district winner in track. Stonacek was a part of the 2008 state championship Pierce team and was also on the 2010 state runner up team. In his senior season, Stonacek hauled in 18 receptions for 323 yards and four touchdowns and career offensive totals of 33 catches for 557 yards and nine TDs. On the defensive side of the ball, he notched 35 solo tackles, 65 assisted tackles, three sacks, eight tackles for loss, six fumble recoveries and two interceptions in his career at Pierce.
Tyler Lindsay, Kicker, 5-9, 165, Pierce.
Lindsay started two years at kicker for Pierce High School where he received 2011 Associated Press honorable mention All-State, Omaha World Herald and Lincoln Journal Star honorable mention and honorable mention All-District. He was a member of the 2008 Nebraska Class C1 State Championship Pierce team and was also on the 2010 Nebraska Class C1 Runner up team. He was also a state qualifier in track all four years he competed in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles.