Football

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Football

Junior High, Junior Varsity, Varsity

Roster, Coaches and Schedule

Results

College Players

  • Britton Barrier | Morningside College, Sioux City, IA | 2013
  • David Carlson | NWMSU, Maryville, MO | 1995
  • Ethen Christensen | Midland Univ., Fremont, NE and Peru State, Peru, NE | 2014
  • Andy Christiansen | Peru State, Peru, NE and Dana College, Blair, NE | 2002
  • Jacey Garren | Dana College, Blair, NE | 2007
  • Wade Garren | Morningside College, Sioux City, IA | 2005
  • Jerry Joe Green | Dana College, Blair, NE | 1989
  • Brad Guill | Simpson College, Indianola, IA | 1998
  • Tracy Kosmacek | Drake University, Des Moines, IA | 1999
  • Scott Krumweide | Simpson College, Indianola, IA | 1987
  • Steven Messerschmidt | Central College, Pella, IA | 2010
  • Jim Morse | Iowa State University, Ames, IA | 1995
  • Tyler Paulson | Morningside College, Sioux City, IA | 2017
  • Nick Schnitker | Morningside College, Sioux City, IA | 2015
  • Josh Torneton | Dana College, Blair, NE | 2007
  • Brandon Vorthmann | Concordia Univ., Seward, NE | 2004
  • Ben Wellman | Truman University, Kirksville, MO | 2014
  • Colton White | Simpson College, Indianola, IA | 2007

Individual Honors

ALL STATE:

  • 1982 -- Pat Dermody -- Des Moines Register 2nd Team -- Wide Receiver
  • 1984 -- Brad Armstrong -- Des Moines Register 2nd Team -- Defensive Line
  • 1986 -- Scott Krumwiede -- Des Moines Register 1st Team -- Punter
  • 1986 -- Rodney Schultz -- Des Moines Register 1st Team -- Offensive Line
  • 1987 -- Tom Nelson -- Des Moines Register 2nd Team -- Linebacker
  • 1988 -- Tom Schneckloth -- Des Moines Register 1st Team -- Defensive Line
  • 1990 -- Dan Elliott -- Des Moines Register 2nd Team -- Defensive Line
  • 1993 -- David Carlson -- Des Moines Register 2nd Team -- Running Back
  • 1994 -- David Carlson -- Des Moines Register 3rd Team -- Running Back
  • 1996 -- Adam Ring -- Des Moines Register 3rd Team -- Linebacker
  • 1996 -- Cary Cochran -- Des Moines Register 3rd Team -- Quarterback
  • 1996 -- Nick Kuster -- Des Moines Register 3rd Team -- Wide Receiver
  • 1997 -- Jake Stone -- Des Moines Register 2nd Team -- Defensive Line
  • 1997 -- Tracey Kosmacek -- Des Moines Register 1st Team -- Running Back
  • 1998 -- Tracey Kosmacek -- Des Moines Register 1st Team -- Running Back
  • 2005 -- Tim Kramer -- Des Moines Register 1st Team -- Wide Receiver
  • 2007 -- Kurt Spomer -- Des Moines Register 1st Team -- Quarterback
  • 2012 -- Britton Barrier -- Sports Focus 1st Team -- Utility
  • 2012 -- Ben Wellman -- Iowa Preps 1st Team -- Linebacker
  • 2012 -- Ben Wellman -- Des Moines Register 2nd Team -- Linebacker
  • 2012 -- Ben Wellman -- Iowa Newspaper Association 2nd Team -- Linebacker
  • 2012 -- Doug Hoke -- Iowa Preps 3rd Team -- Utility
  • 2013 -- Ben Wellman -- Des Moines Register - 1A First Team Running Back
  • 2013 -- Ben Wellman -- Iowa Sports Spotlight Magazine - 1A First Team Running Back
  • 2013 -- Ben Wellman -- Iowa Preps - 1A First Team Linebacker
  • 2013 -- Ben Wellman -- Iowa Newspaper Association - 1A Third Team Linebacker
  • 2016 -- Tyler Paulson -- Des Moines Register - 1A 1st Team Placekicker


ACADEMIC ALL STATE (Started keeping track on the website in 2011):

  • 2011 -- Collin Kunzman
  • 2012 -- Trevor Lyons
  • 2012 -- CJ Peters
  • 2012 -- Jon Reed
  • 2013 -- Ben Wellman and Ty Jarrett
  • 2014 -- Samuel Sorenson
  • 2015 -- Adam McDermott
  • 2017 -- Wes Kramer


SHRINE BOWL HONOREES:

  • 1987 -- Ray Wellman
  • 1995 -- David Carlson
  • 2011 -- Caleb White
  • 2013 -- Britton Barrier
  • 2013 -- Coach John Tiarks
  • 2014 -- Ben Wellman
  • 2017 -- Tyler Paulson


SWI FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • 2013 -- Ben Wellman -- Running Back and Linebacker
  • 1994 -- David Carlson -- Running Back


SWI MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR BY THE NONPAREIL

  • 2014 -- Ben Wellman
  • 2013 -- Britton Barrier
  • 2008 -- Kurt Spomer

If accurate information can be found, earlier year stats and updates will be put on this page. Please give information to Athletic Director Cassie Harris at charris@tctrojans.org. Thanks.

Historical Records

Tri-Center Trojan Football Individual Records

1979 to present

Rushing

  • Single game: Ben Wellman 484 yards v. Panorama 2013 STATE RECORD
  • Season: Ben Wellman 2,041 yards 2013
  • Career: Ben Wellman 3,664 yards 2010-2013

Passing

  • Single game: Kurt Spomer 267 yards v. Riverside (13-30) 2005
  • Season: Cary Cochran 1,806 yards 1996
  • Career: Cary Cochran 4,144 yards 1993-1996

Receiving

  • Single game: Tim Kramer 7 catches for 177 yards v. Riverside 2005
  • Season: Tim Kramer 899 yards 2005
  • Career: Tim Kramer 1, 219 yards 2002-2005

Tackles

Two points are given for unassisted tackles and one point is given for assisted tackles to get number in parenthesis. See Below.

  • Single game: Jacey Garren 16 unassisted and 8 assisted (40) v. Riverside 2005
  • Season: Wade Garren 71 unassisted and
  • 68 assisted (210 points) 2004
  • Career: Ben Wellman 173 unassisted and 249 assisted (605 points) 2010-2013

Interceptions

  • Single game: 2 - Nick Schnitker, Dave Gravert, Eric Benning, Tim Kramer, Doug Hoke, Austin Hoke, Colby Brink
  • Season: Dustin Benning 5 INT's 1999
  • Career: Dustin Benning 8 INT's 1997-2000

Punt Returns for TD

  • Single game: Britton Barrier 2 v. AHST 2012
  • Season: Britton Barrier 5 2012
  • Career: Britton Barrier 5 2012

Field Goals

  • Long: Tyler Paulson 48 Yards vs. ACGC 2016
  • Season: Tyler Paulson 4/4 2016
  • Career: Tyler Paulson 5/5 2016

Tri-Center Team Records

1962 to Present--Scroll Down

Rushing

  • Game: 616 2008
  • Season: 3,231 YDS 2013 (359 YDS per game)

Passing

  • Game: 267 2005
  • Season: 1,814 1996 (10 games - 181.4 average)

Total Offense

  • Game: 668 2013
  • Season: 3,660 YDS 2013 (9 games - 406.6 YDS/GAME)

Points Scored

  • Game: 66 2008
  • Season: 443 Points 2012 (10 games - 44.3 Pts./Game)

Punt Returns for TD

  • Team 6--STATE RECORD FOR A SEASON 2012

Defensive Takeaways

  • Team 27 2012

Turnover Margin

  • Team +17 2012

Team Honors

  • 1962 Tri-County Conference Champs
  • 1963 Tri-County Conference Champs
  • 1966 Tri-County Conference Champs
  • 1985 Western Iowa Conference Champs--Undefeated
    • Qualified for State Playoffs--Lost to St. Albert in Playoffs
  • 1990 Western Iowa Conference Champs
    • Qualified for State Playoffs
  • 1996 District 10 Champs
    • Qualified for State Playoffs
  • 1997 District 10 Champs
    • Qualified for State Playoffs--Lost to Bedford in Playoffs-- TC had a 9-1 Record
  • 2011 Qualified for State Playoffs--Lost to Panorama in Playoffs--TC had a 6-4 Record
  • 2012 District 8 Runner Up
    • Qualified for State Playoffs--Lost to Ogden in Playoffs--TC had a 7-3 Record

Head Coaches

  • George Sorensen
  • Maury McDonald
  • Mr. Miller
  • Roger Johnson
  • Jerry Bayse 1980-1982
  • Gaylord Schelling 1983-1990
  • Jay Bellar 1991-1997
  • Mark Fritch 1998-1999
  • Dan Elliott 2000-2003
  • Max Kozeal 2004-2008
  • Travis Sell 2009-2010
  • John Tiarks 2011- 2017
  • Ryan Schroder 2018-Present

If accurate information can be found, earlier year stats and updates will be put on this page. Please give information to AD Cassie Harris charris@tctrojans.org Thanks!