Trojan Football Team Season Awards

The Worthington Trojan Football team wrapped up their 2013 season with their end of the year banquet on Tuesday night.

Awards were handed out on Tuesday night.
Trojan Award: Zak Abdulrahman
Lineman of the Year: Zach Kempema
Offensive Player of the Year: Will Dudley
Defensive Player of the Year: Carson Hagen
Special Forces Player of the Year: Will Mulder
Team Most Valuable Player: Will Dudley

Worthington had 3 players chosen to the Southwest Conference's All-Conference team in seniors Will Dudley, Jessie Guerra and Zach Kempema. For Will Dudley, it was the 2nd time he was chosen as a SWC All-Conference selection in football. Dudley was also chosen as a Class 3A Academic All-State Selection, one of just 16 players honored in Class 3A.

In his senior season, Will Dudley was 35-of-76 passing for 406 yards and 2 touchdowns and also rushed for 4 touchdowns this season. On defense, Dudley was a 3-year starter at outside linebacker. In his senior season on defense, Dudley accumulated 66 tackles, 51 of them solo tackles (Most on the team) to go along with 6 tackles for loss, broke up 2 passes and had 1 interception

Jessie Guerra was moved to free safety near the beginning of his senior season, a move that proved to have a tremendous impact for the Trojan defense. Guerra racked up 60 tackles on the season (38 solo) and had 2 interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown in Worthington's win over the Windom Eagles. Guerra was also instrumental in the Kickoff and Punt return teams for the Trojans.

Zach Kempema has done a little bit of everything during his career as a Worthington Trojan. He began his career starting at nose tackle as a sophomore for the Trojans before making the move to Inside Linebacker during his junior season. As a senior, Kempema picked up 79 tackles on the year (48 solo), with 3 tackles for a loss. He also forced a fumble and recovered a fumble on defense, while helping to anchor the middle of the Trojan offensive line from his guard position.

Worthington also had 2 Honorable Mention All-Conference Selections in Cody Ober and Carson Hagen.

Cody Ober was a 2-way starter on both the offensive and defensive lines during his senior season as a Trojan. Ober excelled at Defensive Tackle this season with 36 tackles (14 solo), a tackle for loss and recovered a fumble.

Junior Carson Hagen has been a starter at center and saw significant time on the defensive line last year as a sophomore. In his junior campaign this season, Hagen really excelled when he got his turn to line up for the Trojans at defensive end this season. Hagen had 51 tackles this season (38 solo) and led he team with 14 tackles for loss. Hagen also forced 2 fumbles this season on defense, while anchoring the middle of the Trojan offensive line for a second straight season.

The Worthington Trojans finished the season with a 3-6 record and 3-3 in the Southwest Conference.


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