091215-spt-football6.jpg

Beulah running back-linebacker Mikey Morris (7) earned all-state honors for the third straight year.

TOM STROMME, TRIBUNE

Mikey Morris closed out a stellar high school football career with yet another all-state accolade.

His third to be exact.

After being named to the Class AA all-state second team in 2015 and 2016, the Beulah running back earned Class A first-team honors after putting together a highly-productive 2017 campaign. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Morris rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the second time in three years (1,001 on 131 carries) and caught six passes for 100 yards. He also saw time at quarterback, completing 13 of 22 passes for 276 yards and five scores. Morris scored 16 touchdowns, which accounted for 96 of his 133 points.

Morris, who was a major player on Beulah’s Class AA state championship team in 2015, helped the Miners to an 8-2 record.

Mikey was a good leader for us and a hard worker in addition to being a gifted athlete," said Beulah coach Jim Dooley. "He could do it all."

Morris was a standout at linebacker, as well. He registered a team-high 68 tackles and intercepted two passes.

One of Morris’ teammates, Dillon Schramm, is a first-team selection on defense. The 5-11, 276-pound senior lineman was in on 62 tackles -- 18 for a loss -- and sacked the quarterback four times.

“Dillon was a three-year starter for us but made the most impact this past year," Dooley said.  "He came in this year about 20 pounds lighter and showed incredible quickness for a player his size. Regardless of how offenses planned for him, he was a dominant player on our defensive line."

Beulah's Tyler Erickson, a 5-11, 185-pound senior running back-linebacker, was named to the second team. He recorded 59 stops on defense and rushed for 499 yards on offense.

Other second-team picks include seniors Cole Dukart (running back-linebacker) and Garrett LeMieux (tight end-linebacker) of Killdeer, and Thomas Leintz (offensive lineman-linebacker) of Hazen.

The 5-9, 160-pound Dukart carried 153 times for 1,105 yards and 11 touchdowns. On defense, he recorded 45 tackles.

LeMieux had 78 tackles, including four quarterback sacks. As a tight end, the 6-4, 190-pounder caught 25 passes for 267 yards and seven touchdowns.

The 5-8, 190-pound Leintz is a second-team pick for the second straight year. He had 42 tackles and three pass break-ups this season.

State champion Hillsboro-Central Valley had four first-team selections and one second-teamer. Runner-up Langdon Area-Munich-Edmore placed five players on the first team and one on the second team.

1
0
0
0
0