Bulldogs News · 2020 Van Meter Football Post-Season Honors


The Van Meter Bulldogs concluded the 2020 football season with an 11-1 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 as well as their efforts in the classroom.

The following players received 2020 All-State recognition from the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association & IFCA:

  • Dalten Van Pelt – 1st Team RB
  • Lincoln Olsen – 1st Team OL
  • Jack Pettit – 1st Team UTL
  • Casey Trudo – 1st Team DL
  • Calvin Sieck – 1st Team LB
  • Max Gilliland – 2nd Team OL

The following players received 2020 All-State recognition from the Des Moines Register:

  • Dalten Van Pelt – 1st Team RB
  • Lincoln Olsen – 1st Team OL
  • Jack Pettit – 1st Team UTL
  • Casey Trudo – 1st Team DL
  • Calvin Sieck – 1st Team LB

The following players were selected by the Class 1A District #8 coaches to the 2020 All-District Teams:

  • Calvin Sieck – Defensive MVP & 1st Team LB
  • Jack Pettit – 1st Team QB
  • Dalten Van Pelt – 1st Team RB
  • Chris Schreck – 1st Team WR
  • Max Gilliland – 1st Team OL
  • Lincoln Olsen – 1st Team OL
  • Casey Trudo – 1st Team DL
  • Korbin Barck – 1st Team LB
  • Alex Jones – 1st Team DB
  • Maddox Artzer – 2nd Team WR
  • Gabe Kuehler – 2nd Team OL
  • Caden Tost – 2nd Team K
  • Ben Gilliland – 2nd Team LB
  • Allen Van Pelt – 2nd Team DB
  • Ryder Koons – 2nd Team P
  • Carter Durflinger – Honorable Mention
  • Ganon Archer – Honorable Mention
  • Kobe Richards – Honorable Mention

The following players earned 2020 Academic All-District Honors for having a 3.5 or greater cumulative GPA:

  • Ryder Koons
  • Isaac Roeder
  • Joseph Junker
  • Korbin Barck
  • Dalten Van Pelt
  • Kyler Young
  • Aidan Michalski
  • Dylan Sherlock
  • Jack Pettit
  • Chris Schreck
  • Nic Grob
  • Lincoln Olsen
  • Casey Trudo
  • Ganon Archer
  • Michael Banks
  • Matt Kerber
  • Ben Adams
  • Ben Gilliland
  • Drew Glade
  • Levi Beeler
  • Tyler Glade
  • Jackson Boese
  • Ashtian Watson
  • Rylan Wiedman
  • AJ Redondo
  • Carter Durflinger
  • Ike Speltz
  • Mason Drake
  • Hagan Miller
  • Will Gordon