Kneisl named to 9-Man All-State grid team
Verndale's Dan Kneisl has earned a place on the Class Nine-man All-State football team for the 2010 season for his defensive line play.
Kneisl joined Lanesboro's Jake Reed as a first-team choice.
Other Pheasant North Conference players to make the all-state team were Underwood quarterback Dalton Jampsa and linebacker Brett Collins and Bertha-Hewitt defensive back Jared Hoemberg.
Hillcrest's Zach Taylor was received honorable mention.
Nine-man All-State Football Team
QB: Dalton Jampsa, Underwood; Jordan Suhonen, Cromwell
RB: Aaron Olson, Ada-Borup; Evan Schindele, Stephen-Argyle Central; Dillon Olson, Goodridge-Grygla-Gatzke; Caleb Leichtnam, Grand Meadow
WR: Preston Hurd, McGregor; Blake Bode, Nicollet
OL: Greg Purcell, Cromwell; Elliott Haapoja, McGregor; Wylie Pullis, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley
DL: Dan Kneisl, Verndale; Jake Reed, Lanesboro
LB: Bill Atwood, Ada-Borup; Brett Collins, Underwood; Luke Spray, Clearbrook-Gonvick; Derek Suhonen, Cromwell; Alex Taray, Floodwood; Robbie Miller, Goodridge-Grygla-Gatzke
DB: Riley Wilson, Wheaton; Ryan Buria, Mt. Iron-Buhl; Jared Hoemberg, Bertha-Hewitt
Honorable mention: Jon Brower, Waubun; Zach Taylor, Fergus Falls Hillcrest; Alex Erickson, C-A-H-N; Justin Seifert, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley; Zerek Marsyla, McGregor; Lucas Johnson, Lanesboro; Nick Halfmann, Nevis; Chris Ostby, Goodridge-Grygla-Gatzke; Tyler Schultz, Goodridge-Grygla-Gatzke; Mitchell Andrews, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley; Scott Wilson, Grand Meadow; Jerimia Brown, Lanesboro; Tyler Rogstad, Clearbrook-Gonvick; Adam Wojciechowski, Northern Freeze; Nick Mans, Nicollet; Jordan Villebrune, Orr; Elijahjuan Dotts, Orr; Mike Hedin, Cromwell