7th Annual NEN All-Star Classic Rosters Announced

The 7th Annual Northeast Nebraska All-Star Football Classic rosters have been announced by Mike Sunderman, president of the event’s Board of Directors. Sunderman said “we are proud of the coaching staffs we have chosen for this game and are excited about the players the coaches have selected for their teams. This is a great event for Northeast Nebraska and for the sport of football.”

The football game will be played on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Veteran’s Memorial Field in Norfolk. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 noon. Faith Regional Health Services of Norfolk is the game’s Title Sponsor. In addition to the title sponsor, the many other sponsors, contributors and volunteers that make this game a success are appreciated.

Ron Beacom, head coach of the White NEN All-Star team, said “We are very excited about the kids we were able to put together. We have a lot of very talented football players that can run and like to hit. We have a good complement of size and strength up front as well as some very athletic skill kids. It should allow us to be very diverse offensively and make us able to be very sound and quick to the ball defensively.”

Beacom will be assisted by AJ Burki, head coach at Wisner-Pilger, Brendan Dittmer, head coach at Elkhorn Valley, Scott Morrison, head coach at Osmond, Dave Ridder, head coach at Guardian Angels Central Catholic, and Blake Wockenfuss, assistant coach at Norfolk High School.

Tom Allen, head coach of the Red NEN All-Star team, said “I am really looking forward to coaching some of the best football players, not only in Northeast Nebraska, but in the entire state.  We have put together a tremendous roster and the coaches and I are really looking forward to putting this talent together and playing a competitive game this summer.” Allen is the head coach at Crofton High School.

Allen will be assisted by Mike Hassler, head coach at Wakefield, Adam James, head coach at Winnebago, Zac Kliment, head coach at Creighton, Johnnie Ostermeyer, assistant coach at Crofton, and Corey Uldrich, head coach at Hartington-Newcastle.

This year’s football officials, including position and hometown are Rich Rethwisch, referee (Wayne), Mark Reinke, umpire (Lincoln), Taylor Wyatt, head linesman (Lincoln), Lyle Ziems, line judge (Lincoln), and Joe Reinke, back judge (Lincoln).

White Team

First Name Last Name School
Blake Anderson West Point-Beemer
Brenden Beierman Boone Central
Austin Bruzek Norfolk High
Weston Choat Boone Central
Connor Clayton Norfolk High
Conner Cowling Norfolk High
Spencer Davis O’Neill
Braden Freudenburg Humphrey St. Francis
Will Frey Boone Central
Justyn Hale Oakland-Craig
Tyson Harney Oakland-Craig
AJ Hawthorne Battle Creek
Anthony Heiman Osmond
Ty Heimes Battle Creek
Dylan Horejsi Howells-Dodge
Brady Hull Logan View
Jake Lingenfelter Plainview
Jacob Long Clearwater-Orchard
Ty Martinsen Riverside
Austin Marx Battle Creek
Robby Mayberry Oakland-Craig
Josh McFarland Elkhorn Valley
Jefferson McNeill Oakland-Craig
Jon Merten Boone Central
Jared Minnick Guardian Angels Central Catholic
Tommie Peed Clearwater-Orchard
Hunter Reestman Elgin Public Pope John
Nick Reikofski Osmond
Austin Rice Neligh-Oakdale
Nick Ronnfeldt Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur
Nick Sazama Norfolk High
Jadyn Smeal Guardian Angels Central Catholic
Clay Thiele Clearwater-Orchard
Seth Totten Bancroft-Rosalie-Lyons-Decatur
Ben Vander Griend West Point-Beemer
Jarrett Weidner Humphrey St. Francis


Red Team

First Name Last Name School
Romello Porter Walthill
Brad Tomasek Crofton
Evan Anderson Ponca
Grady Semin St. Mary’s
Noah Scott Randolph
Esgar Godinez Wakefield
Matthew Becker Cedar Catholic
Landon Wieseler Wynot
Devan Roth Pierce
Izac Reifenrath Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
Turner Korth Hartington-Newcastle
Juan Vergara Wayne
Gage McGill Ponca
Marcus Fertig Wayne
Jaydon Jump Pender
Ryder Fuchs Pierce
Kyle Smith Allen
Ghatlin Hegge Wausa
Marcus Echtenkamp Lutheran High Northeast
Brad Hartnett South Sioux City
John Klemmensen South Sioux City
Connor Wilcox Lutheran High Northeast
Luis Quezada South Sioux City
Michael Logue Ponca
Josh Pinkelman Cedar Catholic
Mitchell Mackeprang Bloomfield
Travis Tyler Creighton
Jakob Meier Pierce
Juan Popoca South Sioux City
Kaleb Anderson Pierce
Drew Buck Wayne
Kaden Kneifl Wayne
Cameron Tyler Creighton
Cole Richards Ponca
Jalen Robinson Norfolk Catholic
Jacob Kneifl Emerson-Hubbard