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Check out the Des Moines Register picks for the 2022 All-Iowa Boys Soccer.

A couple of weeks ago, the Iowa boys’ high school football season ended with three state champions named.

Davenport Ouspensky received the class 1A state title. Lewis Central upset Pella in the 2A championship. Pleasant Valley eliminated Walkie Northwest for the Spartans’ second consecutive state title.

Some of these teams featured some of Iowa’s best boys’ football players this season. But other players showed their prowess in the regular season and failed to overcome the tough competition in the off-season.

With that said, here are the Des Moines Register picks for All-Iowa Boys football teams. There are six elite team selections, six first team selections for each, and 16 honorable mentions.

The 2022 All-Iowa Elite Team features the best players of all classes. The selection was made based on regular season and state tournament results, as well as observations of USA TODAY Network staff in Iowa and feedback from high school coaches.

The names are listed in alphabetical order.

Elite Team

Mitchell Dixon Sr., West Central Valley

Second among all high school football players with 93 points in 2022. Scored 36 goals and added 21 assists as West Central Valley’s offensive leader. Dixon’s performance helped the Wildcats’ sophomore goalie to a 16-2 record this season.

Jasia Galvan Sr., West Liberty

Consistently one of the top boys football players in the state, the Northern Iowa Football Club ended their high school athletic career with a trip to the state semi-finals. This year he scored 73 points and 30 goals in 17 games.

Jack Kilstrom Jr., Pleasant Valley

An absolute brick wall in the grid for the Spartans, who won the Class 3A state championship in 2021 and 2022. Put outs in all three playoff games, including against hot Waukee Northwest in the finals. Only conceded four goals all season and had a 94.7 percent shooting percentage in 1,430 minutes played.

Jackson Kirsch Jr, Marion

He ended the 2022 season as a leader in all three classes, with 119 (55 goals, 9 assists) points. His contributions helped Marion advance to the first round of the state tournament and post a 16-2 overall record, including a 12-game unbeaten streak in the Wolf Conference.

Wilmont Manne Sr., Johnston

Johnston’s two-year captain led the Dragons to the first round of the state tournament with 61 points (23 goals, 15 assists) this season. Is the all-time leader in goals in the program, scoring 47 goals in his high school career at Johnston.

More: Wilmont Manneh became a Johnston football legend by helping pay bills at home.

Lucas Newhard Sr., Ankeny

Achieved football stardom in his first and only high school football season in Iowa. Eighth among all classes with 80 points (36 goals, 8 assists). Helped the Hawks advance to the first round of the state tournament.

First Class 3A Team

Jack Kilstrom Jr., Pleasant Valley

Evan Larson Sr, Ankeny Centennial

Wilmont Manne Sr., Johnston

Lucas Newhard Sr., Ankeny

Cole Shrage Jr, Walkie Northwest

Truman Unruh Sr., Cedar Falls

First Class 2A team

Jackson Kirsch Jr, Marion

Mitchell Potitakis Sr., Fort Madison

Evan Reha Sr, Bonduran-Farrar

Zach Siegler Sr, Dallas Center-Grimes

Noah Skow Sr., Humboldt

Tristen Vasquez Sr, Xavier

First class 1A team

Mitchell Dixon Sr., West Central Valley

Jasia Galvan Sr., West Liberty

Nate Gerling, So., West Central Valley

Alex Milton Jr, Assumption

Drew Robinson, Jr., Nevada

Parker Davis Sr, Burlington Notre Dame

Honorable mention

Kendall Bickford Sr, Dallas Center-Grimes

John Churchill Sr., Lewis Central

Will Devine Sr., Lewis Central

Caleb Gimer Sr, Bonduran-Farrar

J. J. Gonzalez-Hayes Sr., Bettendorf

Nate Hersom Sr., Urbandale

Rashidi Ishibwami Jr., Ankeny Centennial

Luke Klostermann Jr., Assumption

Sam McDevitt Sr, Walkie Northwest

Roberto Medrano Jr. Assumption

Enoch Musengo Sr., Des Moines Hoover

Michael Nelson Jr., West Iowa City

Aiden Neumann, So., Prairies

Arya Novruzi Sr, Burlington Notre Dame

Jeffrey Rinker, Jr., Pleasant Valley

Ty Van Essen Sr., Western Christian

Alyssa Hertel is a college recruiting reporter for the Des Moines Register. Contact Alissa at [email protected] or on Twitter. @AlyssaHertel.

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