Bulldogs News · 2019 Van Meter Football Post-Season Honors


The Van Meter Bulldogs concluded the 2019 season with a 12-1 record as the Class 1A Runner-Up and District #8 Champions. The outstanding efforts of the team have made it possible for several individual players to receive post-season recognition for their play on the football field.

Parker Fryar has been selected to play in the 2020 Iowa Shrine Bowl All-Star Football Classic. Parker is the 9th Bulldog football player to be selected to play in Shrine Bowl which will take place at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Parker was a consensus 1st Team All-State Linebacker selection by both the IPSWA and the DM Register. The Iowa Shrine Bowl Game is an all-star football game between a select group of Iowa’s most talented pre-college football players on each side of a north-south dividing line in Iowa. The game recognizes the players, their schools and their communities for their outstanding efforts on the field, but more importantly, it raises money for The Shriner’s Hospital for Children. To date, the Iowa Shrine Bowl has raised over $2,600,000 for The Shriner’s Hospitals for Children. “Strong legs run that weak legs may walk.”

Several other Van Meter Bulldogs received many post-season honors listed below.

The following players received 2019 All-State recognition from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association:

  • Anthony Potthoff – 1st Team At Large
  • Brett Berg – 1st Team OL
  • Parker Fryar – 1st Team LB
  • Ian Abrahamson – 2nd Team RB
  • Zach Madden – 2nd Team DB
  • Blade Koons – 3rd Team Punter

The following players received 2019 All-State recognition from the Des Moines Register:

  • Anthony Potthoff – 1st Team UTL
  • Brett Berg – 1st Team OL
  • Bryce Cole – 1st Team DL
  • Parker Fryar – 1st Team LB
  • Blade Koons – 1st Team Punter
  • Ian Abrahamson – Honorable Mention

The following players received 2019 Academic All-State recognition from the IFCA for having a 3.7 or greater cumulative GPA:

  • Tyler Haynes
  • Blade Koons
  • Max Pettit
  • Parker Fryar
  • Anthony Potthoff
  • Brett Berg
  • Zach Madden
  • Patrick Junker

The following players were selected by the Class 1A District #8 coaches to the 2019 All-District Teams:

  • Anthony Potthoff – Offensive MVP & 1st Team QB
  • Parker Fryar – Defensive MVP & 1st Team LB
  • Ian Abrahamson – 1st Team RB
  • Blade Koons – 1st Team WR & Punter
  • Lincoln Olsen – 1st Team OL
  • Max Gilliland – 1st Team OL
  • Bryce Cole – 1st Team DL
  • Cody Coffman – 1st Team DB
  • Zach Madden – 1st Team DB
  • Andrew Simpson – 2nd Team OL
  • Brett Berg – 2nd Team DL
  • Patrick Junker – 2nd Team DL
  • Calvin Sieck – 2nd Team LB
  • Tyler Haynes – 2nd Team DB
  • Max Pettit – Honorable Mention
  • Kolby Booge – Honorable Mention
  • Korbin Barck – Honorable Mention

The following players earned 2019 Academic All-District Honors for having a 3.5 or greater cumulative GPA:

  • Ian Abrahamson
  • Ganon Archer
  • Korbin Barck
  • Brett Berg
  • Tristan Drake
  • Parker Fryar
  • Nic Grob
  • Tyler Haynes
  • Hunter Hinde
  • Patrick Junker
  • Blade Koons
  • Ryder Koons
  • Zach Madden
  • Lincoln Olsen
  • Jack Pettit
  • Max Pettit
  • Anthony Potthoff
  • Isaac Roeder
  • Sam Ruggles
  • Chris Schreck
  • Andrew Simpson
  • Casey Trudo
  • Dalten Van Pelt
  • Colby Wiederholt
  • Kyler Young