Published in the Iola Register on Dec. 4, 2012.

Three Panthers receive all-state recognition

Three members of the Concordia High School football team have received Class 4A All-State recognition.
Gabe Bergmann was named first-team all-state on defense by the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Wichita Eagle.
Trevor Nordell and Derek Pearson received all-state honorable mention by the Capital-Journal and the Eagle.
Bergmann, a 6-4, 245-pound senior defensive end, had 77 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss, and nine sacks for a Concordia team that finished 8-3 and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs.
Nordell, a 6-2, 190-pound runningback/safety, had 52 tackles, including four tackles for loss. He rushed for 934 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Pearson, a 6-0, 245-pound lineman, helped lead the way for a Concordia team that racked up 3,592 yards rushing on the season.