The Wayne Falcons gridiron squad ended their 2019 regular season action with a 6-3 record. The 6 wins and only 3 losses were improved compared to the 2018 season where the Falcons recorded 5 wins and 4 losses that season.
With the winning record three Falcons were recognized for their success on the field from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association. Chasen Kiefer, Bret Whitehall and Matt Davis were recognized by the association as All-State selections.
Kiefer was a 2nd team All-State selection for running back to finish his senior year. Leading not only the Falcons in total offense this season with rushing and receiving yards, Kiefer also led the district with 1,923 yards. He was 6th overall in Class A state for his 1,799 rushing yards and 124 receiving yards.
Kiefer led the district in total points scored for the season with 152, which landed him 8th across the state in Class A. He scored 29 touchdowns this season with a 92-yard run being his longest recorded to land him the number one spot in the district and 2nd in Class A state overall.
Kiefer gained 120 yards from 6 kickoff returns this season and recorded 100 punt return yards on 10 carries.
He was also an asset on defense for the Falcons as well as he recorded 31 solo tackles and 8 sacks this season along with 13 assisted tackles and 2 sack assists. Kiefer also recorded 2 fumble recoveries.
Wayne Falcon senior Whitehall earned a nod with his 3rd team All-State selection as linebacker. Whitehall led the Falcons with 52.5 tackles this season with 39 being solo. These stats earned him a 4th place position within the district.
He also added 9 solo tackles for loss along with 2 solo quarterback sacks.
On the offensive line, Whitehall took charge on the field in the quarterback position where he completed 43 of 108 attempts for 749 total yards. These stats landed him 5th in passing within the district.
Whitehall scored 7 touchdowns this season with his longest being 67 yards. He tallied 50 points in scoring with 42 coming from rushing touchdowns and the remaining 8 points from quarterback sneak 2-point conversions.
He rushed for 251 yards on 62 attempts averaging 4 yards a carry with a 31-yard touchdown being his longest rushing touchdown this season. In total offensive yards with rushing and passing, Whitehall reached the 1,000 total yards mark.
Davis, another Falcon senior, finished his high school football career being named as a 3rd team All-State selection on the offensive line. He kicked off 19 times this season for a total of 637 yards, averaging 33.5 yards to place him 5th in the district with total kickoff yards.
On defense, Davis also proved his value for the Falcons adding 13 solo tackles, 8.5 tackle assists, 5 solo tackles for loss and 3 solo quarterback sacks.
The IPSWA was formed in February of 2018 and selects All-State athletes for all-state teams in football, boys basketball, girls basketball and baseball