New Hampton football

New Hampton senior Josh Fenske was named the district’s defensive most valuable player for the second year in a row.
It’s a simple truth: Win a lot of football games and you’re going to get a lot of postseason honors. Exhibit A would be New Hampton as the Chickasaws had 21 players honored by Class 2A, District 2 coaches as nine made the first-team, four were selected as honorable mention picks and 18 earned all-...
    It’s pretty simple for the New Hampton football team.    Win tonight [Friday] at Clear Lake, claim the Class 2A, District 2 title and earn a home playoff game.    And if the Chickasaws don’t win? Well, then they’re going to need help just to make the playoffs.    “It’s obviously the biggest...
Josh Fenske, shown pressuring a quarterback last fall, committed to Southern Illinois this week.
    Josh Fenske visited the Southern Illinois University last month and came away impressed.    “I liked the campus. It’s beautiful. I liked the coaches and I felt like it was a good place for me,” he said. “The coaching staff was a key part. ... They have guys who know football and you can look up...
Members of the New Hampton football team listen intently to Chickasaw coach Scott Frerichs during a practice earlier this week.
    The New Hampton football team will head to Decorah tonight [Friday] to finally play someone other themselves.    The Chickasaws and Vikings, for a second straight year, will scrimmage against each other, beginning at 7 p.m.    “It’s a good thing for us,” New Hampton coach Scott Frerichs said. “...
An all-state, first-team pick, New Hampton’s Josh Fenske brings down a Hampton-Dumont ball carrier during the season.
Maybe in the back of his mind one of Josh Fenske’s preseason individual goals was to make an all-state team.  But ...  “During the season it just vanished,” the junior linebacker said, “and all of us were just playing football.”  Fenske played it well enough to be named to the Iowa Newspaper...
Sawyer Anderson shucks off his blocker and makes a tackle against Buena Vista.
For Sawyer Anderson, the epiphany came when he stepped onto the field at the Walston-Hoover Stadium for pregame warmups.  “It really me hit me then,” the former New Hampton High School star said, “that this was it. This was the last time I was ever going to play football.”  For Nolan Boyd, it came...
New Hampton's Noah Hopp was named Lineman of the Year for Class 2A District 2.
The New Hampton football team was rewarded by Class 2A, District 2 coaches for its 8-1 regular season and trip to the playoffs in a big way.  Nine Chickasaws earned all-district first team honors while another three were named honorable mention. New Hampton players were also honored for their work...
A host of New Hampton players bring down GHV’s Connor Shaw during Friday night’s game.
Scott Frerichs gathered his team together on the football field in Garner, smiled and asked his seniors to think back to the trip they took to a water park this summer.  “Would you have taken 7-1?”  And to a man, the seniors smiled, for in a season that began with so many unknowns, the Chickasaws...
New Hampton’s offensive line opens a hole up for Josh Fenske to score on a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of Friday’s game at Osage.
The boxscore — at least on the offensive side — from Friday night may not contain the names of Kam Pfaffle, Noah Hopp, Tyler Rentschler, Noah Fenske, Dillon Roberson and Trevor Svec.But make no mistake about it, the big boys in the trenches had plenty to do with New Hampton’s 50-14 win over Osage.“...
New Hampton’s Noah Hopp and Kam Pfaffle bring down Crestwood’s Spencer Cuvelier after a short gain during Friday night’s Class 2A, District 2 game.
This one is going to sting for a while, no doubt about it. But the New Hampton football team must try to put Friday’s heartbreaking 21-20 loss to Crestwood behind it, for there’s still much to play for when it comes to the 2016 season. “I’m proud of the effort our kids gave,” New Hampton coach...

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