North Union gridiron players awarded AP All-District honors for 2023 season
By Bob Putman,
North Union was well represented as The Associated Press announced its Central District football teams for 2023.
North Union had three first-team selections in Division V in seniors Rylan Keever, Nolan Draper and Carter Skaggs.
Draper played the dual position of defensive back and running back for the Wildcats (4-6).
He had five interceptions, including one for a touchdown, and scored another defensive touchdown on a fumble return. He totaled 416 yards rushing, 270 yards receiving and eight touchdowns.
Keever graded out 90% blocking and did not allow a sack in 10 games on the offensive line.
Skaggs, who also was North Union’s quarterback, averaged 38.9 yards per punt, including a 60-yard boot to earn first team. He passed for 1,166 yards.
Junior Tyler Krebehenne and senior Cameron Osborne were named to the second-team defensive squad, while seniors Landon Converse, Henry Hayward and Caden Potts were special/honorable mention selections.
North Union’s Carter Skaggs (right) rolls out during a regular season home game while Henry Hayward (3) tries to protect his quarterback. Skaggs earned a First-Team All-District selection for Division V and Hayward was awarded a special/honorable mention award. (Photo submitted)