Five Jasper County football players named all-state by Des Moines Register
On Sunday the Des Moines Register released its 2012 all-state football teams, on which five Jasper County players received honors for this fall.
Leading the area selections were two first-team selections in Prairie City-Monroe senior Ethan Kain at wide receiver in Class 2A and Lynnville-Sully junior Bailee Samson on the defensive line in Class A. Earning second-team honors were Newton senior Derrick Hurt on the defensive line in Class 4A, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter senior Tim Thalacker as an offensive lineman in 2A and Lynnville-Sully junior TJ Cunningham as a defensive back in A.
Kain was a force in multiple ways for the Mustangs' playoff-qualifying team. His 929 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns led the team and the district, and were also second in Class 2A. He was also first in the district and fifth in Class with 2A 539 kick return yards. As a defensive back for the Mustangs, Kain had a team-leading five interceptions to go along with 34 total tackles.
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