Published in the Iola Register on Nov. 13, 2012.

Lions club honors CHS football team

Gabe Bergmann and Trevor Nordell were presented awards during the Lions Club Football Banquet, to honor the Concordia High School football team, Monday night at the Catholic Parish Hall.
Bergmann, a 6-4, 245-pound tight end/defensive end, received the Keith Christensen Outstanding Senior Lineman Award.
Nordell, a 6-2, 190-pound runningback/defensive back, was selected as the recipient of the Outstanding Senior Offensive Player Award in memory of Trevor Gennette.
Bergmann, a first team All-North Central Kansas League selection offense and defense, had four catches for 56 yards. He finished the season with 77 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss.
Nordell ranked third in the League in rushing with 934 yards on 143 carries with 10 touchdowns. He averaged 6.5 yards per carry. He was an all-League pick on defense.
Concordia finished the season 8-3.
The Panthers won a third consecutive Class 4A district championship and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs before losing to Buhler.
Receiving varsity letters during the banquet include:
Bergmann, Nordell, Joshua Pounds, Nick Thomas, Nathan Gieber, Alan Garcia, Drake Hake, Zach Kyle, Caleb Strait, Ryan Vignery, Zach Hibbs, Logan Whitney, Kyle Bogart, Shea Crum, Will Strommen, Blane Payeur, Brentin Hake, Skyler Hittle, Gage Canfield, Kyle Marks, Tristin Morgan, Derek Pearson, Zak Romo and managers Colton Martin, Chelsea Martin, Jordynn Gumm, Makayla Nelson, Madeline Hoard and Brianna Hake.
Receiving participation awards include:
Dustin Branaugh, Jace Coppoc, Ethan Bechard, Logan Higbee, Dalton Walters, James McCabe, Gilberth Garcia, Emmanuel Mares, Karter Steinle, Brenton Edwards, Logan Widen, Wyatt Forshee, Greg Baroux, Diobelys Nunez, Jared Knapp, Stafen Guevara, Trey Workman, Jerod Toogood, Colby Trost, Josh Kennedy, Russell Dethloff, Braden Johnson and Trevor Tholstrup.