DICKINSON, N.D. – The 2017 Dacotah Bank/North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Football All-Conference Teams were announced Monday by the conference office. The All-Conference teams and postseason awards were voted by the league coaches.
Head Coach Pete Stanton was voted as the league Coach-of-the-Year after guiding his Blue Hawk football team to the third consecutive NSAA conference title outright and a spot in the NAIA Football Championship Series with a No. 13 final regular-season national ranking. This is Stanton's third consecutive year receiving the honor. In his four years at the helm of the program Stanton has compiled a total record of 33-12.
Thomas Sease, a senior from Bismarck, was named the Defensive player of the year for the North Star. Throughout the season Sease had compiled 71 tackles, 2 sacks, and three interceptions.
Nine Blue Hawks were also named to the NSAA All-Conference First-Team:
- Karsten Mack Jr. (RB)
- Devin Schwanz (OL)
- Jeff Fisher (OL)
- Sifa Vea (DL)
- Hunter Moore (DL)
- Thomas Sease (LB)
- Elijah Staton (LB)
- Jay Liggins (DB)
- Cain Boschee (DB)
Jeff Fisher, a Junior from Baker, Montana, and Sease's selection to the First-Team marks their third straight year receiving the award.
The Blue Hawk team also had four members named to the All-Conference Second-Team: