Brookings put five players on the All-Eastern South Dakota Conference football team, as announced Monday.
Senior Cody Shepardson anchored the Bobcat defense and was honored as a linebacker. He finished the season with 53 tackles, including two sacks, an interception and a fumble recovery.
Senior Tyler Madler made the team as a defensive back after intercepting five passes and making 19 tackles.
Jordan Lerdal is an All-ESD punter. The senior averaged 36.3 yards on 45 punts, with 10 punts inside the 20-yard-line.
Junior RJ Helsper earned a spot on the squad as a defensive lineman. He recorded team-high totals of 74 tackles and 6 1/2 sacks.
Junior Dayton Bird finished with 542 yards of offense and seven touchdowns, and was honored as a wide receiver. He had 24 receptions for 298 yards and four TDs, and 33 rushes for 244 yards and three TDs.For the complete article see the 11-04-2013 issue.
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