INDIANAPOLIS – A memorable football season for an area trio will continue after selections were made for the Indiana Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game.
NorthWood free safety Bronson Yoder, Triton cornerback Tye Orsund and Wawasee punter Brayden Johnson were all chosen to the North All-Stars. The 53rd annual game will be played July 12 at North Central High School in Indianapolis.
Yoder, who has committed to football play at William & Mary, had a standout season that had him finish in the top four voting for Mr. Football. Yoder had 29 solo and 62 total tackles for the Panthers, and picked off seven passes, two returns resulting in touchdowns. On offense, Yoder did nearly everything for the Panthers with nearly 2,800 total yards and 28 more touchdowns.
Johnson was one of the top punters in the state, averaging 45.3 yards per punt and added 68 yards per kick-off for the Warriors. Johnson, who has committed to Ball State, was named a Kohls and ESPN All-American as well as numerous area and regional accolades.
Orsund was a two-way threat for an upstart Triton program. Orsund, chosen as a cornerback for the All-Star game, was part of a Trojan defense that improved dramatically in Orsund’s four years. Orsund, who was an AP All-State Honorable Mention selection at receiver, helped Triton win its first sectional title in 10 years and win nine games overall, the most in program history.
The North-South Game will have plenty of representation from the surrounding area, as well, with offensive selections of Chris Harness of Mishawaka and Daniel Gregorich of Pioneer at running back, and offensive linemen Connor Walker of Pioneer, Ashton Bradley of Penn and Aiden Ortega of Southwood.
On the defensive side of the ball are defensive linemen Levi Leffers of Central Noble, Reece Lueking of Northridge and Cameron Lain of Concord, linebackers Luke Honer of Angola and Jacob Wunder of Bremen, and cornerbacks Kaiden Harshberger of East Noble and Jaden Jennings of South Bend Riley.
Mishawaka’s Sam Long and Rochester’s Catherine Hughes were chosen as managers and Concord’s Craig Koehler, Mishawaka’s Kyle Shaw and Pioneer’s Adam Berry were all chosen as assistant coaches.