SIOUX CITY, Iowa – (Sioux City, Iowa) – The 2019 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) Football All-Conference Team has been selected after a vote of the league coaches on Sunday, November 17. Midland University had 10 players earn honors, five first-team selections, four second-team picks, and one honorable mention. The Warriors went 7-4 this season and were 6-3 in GPAC play, finishing in third in the conference standings.
Tyson Kooima of Northwestern has been named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year. Tanner Machacek of Northwestern was named the Hauff Mid-America Sports/GPAC Defensive Player-of-the-Year. Steve Ryan of Morningside College was named the Hauff Mid-America/GPAC Coach-of-the-Year.
Harris, a sophomore from Omaha, Nebraska, finished the year with a team-highs 12 touchdowns and was second in receiving yards with 739.
Jahn, a senior from Omaha, has been a four-year starter for the Warriors. This season he helped the Midland offense a new single season record for yards with 4,675. The Warriors ranked 10th in the NAIA in rushing offense with 2,325 yards gained on the ground.
Griffiths, a junior from Omaha, handled kicking and punting duties for the Warriors this season. He connected on 47/51 PATs and also made 4/5 field goals. As a punter he averaged 42.4 yards, which ranks third best in the NAIA.
Havlovic, a sophomore from Prague, Neb., led the team in tackles this year, recording 98 total tackles including 42 solo stops. He also had nine quarterback sack and one interception.
Harmon, a senior from Omaha, finished the year with eight interceptions on the season, three of which came in the season finale at Dordt. He ranks first in interceptions in the NAIA. He also added 41 tackles from his defensive back position.
Second team honorees include Maximus Wold (freshman; Bellevue, Neb.), Austan Daniels (senior; Omaha, Neb.), Riley Williams (senior; Omaha, Neb.), Jett Hampton (senior; Paradise, California). Noah Oswald (senior, Omaha, Neb.) was an honorable mention.
“Our coaching staff is extremely proud of our players that were selected to the GPAC All-Conference football team,” commented head coach Jeff Jamrog. “It’s great to see them recognized for their outstanding play and impressive contributions this year. We overcame multiple season ending injuries early in the season and our guys were able to finish strong on a 6 game winning streak. The 10 players selected by our conference coaches are very deserving of this award. This is the most first team players we have had selected in our tenure here as well as second team players. The future of our program looks bright.”
For the complete list of first-team, second-team and honorable mention selections, click here.