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Flynn, Shive and Poynton receive overdue recognition

Cam Miller named Your Prep Sports 2019 Player of Year

IOWA CITY– Yourprepsports.com, a website providing prep sports coverage in Johnson and Cedar Counties in Iowa, named Solon Spartan linebacker Jax Flynn its 2019 Defensive Captain, and provided some overdue recognition of Flynn’s performance this season, while naming its 2019 Your Prep Sports Area Football Team. Fellow Spartans Carson Shive and Seamus Poynton received recognition, as well.
Additionally, Cam Miller was celebrated as Your Prep Sports 2019 Player of the Year and quarterback of the 2019 Your Prep Sports Area Football Team for being multi-sport athlete, his involvement in the Solon Spartan football program from its very beginning under head coach and father Kevin Miller, and his three successful years as a starter while suiting up in the black and orange for the Spartans.
The 2019 Your Prep Sports Area Football Team included:
On offense, at quarterback Solon senior Cam Miller; at running backs, City High senior Tanka Hickman, Liberty High junior Max Tafolla and West Branch senior Tanner Luvasky; wide receivers were Solon senior A.J. Coons, Regina junior Alec Wick, West Branch senior Trey Eagle and West High senior Tate Crane; on the offensive line, Solon senior Michael Broghammer, Liberty High senior Sam Nicklaus, Clear Creek Amana senior Eric Zierke, Regina senior Russell Hingst and City High senior Kolbe Schnoebelen; utility player West High junior Marcus Morgan; and kicker, Regina senior Michael Dunn.
On defense, at linebacker and defensive captain, Solon senior Jax Flynn; linebackers, Solon junior Carson Shive, Liberty High senior Dawson Zimmerman, Clear Creek Amana senior J.J. Denny, West High senior Will Hoeft; defensive linemen, Solon senior Jace Andregg, West Branch junior Jeff Bowie, Regina senior Rowan Udell and Clear Creek Amana junior T.J. Bollers; defensive backs, City High sophomore Gable Mitchell, Clear Creek Amana senior Kaden Giselson and West High junior Ian McAreavy; utility player, Solon senior Seamus Poynton; and punter, Liberty High senior Drake Woody.
Miller, 6-1, 205, was named to the 2019 team for his performance as all-time leader in school history for passing, being ranked third in Class 3A for passing with 2,436 yards and 28 touchdown passes, and completing a career-best 69.6 percent of his passes. His recognition as area player of the year cited his improvement from completing less than 59 percent of his passes in his first two seasons combined to his senior season performance with a career-low four interceptions while adding rushing to his repertoire. He ran for 344 yards and four touchdowns in his first two varsity seasons before his break out senior scrambling success for a team-high 840 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior. Miller ended his high school career as a starter at 32-3. Miller has signed to play with North Dakota State in college.
Coons, 6-4, 210, was named to the team for being a South Dakota State recruit, earning first team all-state honors, and finishing the season ranked in the top three in Class 3A with 60 receptions for 961 yards and 12 touchdown receptions.
Broghammer, 6-3, 245, was named for his performance on both sides of the ball earning him fist team all-state recognition on offense and for his performance on offense allowing the Spartans to average better than 383 yards and 37 points per game.
Flynn, 6-0, 185, was named defensive captain and linebacker for being the “heart and soul of a Solon defense,” allowing just 11.9 points and 200 yards per game while leading the defense with 95 tackles and five interceptions.
Shive, 6-0, 200, was named for playing in his first varsity season with a performance ranking him second on the team with 77.5 tackles and being part of a Spartan defense holding opponents to seven or fewer points in eight of 13 games.
Andregg, 6-2, 205, made his way on the team for being a Northern Iowa recruit and making a big impact on Solon’s defense in his first season as a Spartan ranking fourth on the team with 39.5 tackles and leading with five tackles for loss with four sacks while earning first team all-state recognition.
Poynton, 6-0, 195, found his way on the list making 22.5 tackles, a pass interception and recovering a fumble as an outside linebacker while finding time to rush for 748 yards and two scores playing both sides of the ball.