Cobbers Place 10 On Conference Postseason Award List
MOORHEAD, Minn. (11/21/22)---Concordia had 10 players earn MIAC postseason honors as voted on by the league coaches.
The 10 conference postseason award winners are the most for the Cobbers since the 2017 season when CC had 13 players receive league honors.
Peyton Mortenson (Sr., Marietta, Minn./Lac qui Parle Valley HS), Collin Fleisch (Sr., Fall City, Wash./Mount Si HS), Chase Dockter (Bismarck, N.D./Bismarck HS), Preston Johnson (Fr., Glyndon, Minn./ Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton HS), Collin Thompson (Jr., Thatcher, Ariz./Thatcher HS) and Noah Jenson (Sr., Broomfield, Colo./Broomfield HS) were named to the MIAC All-Conference Team, while Owen Miller (So., Aitkin, Minn./Aitkin HS), Abel Perry (Sr., New Effington, S.D./Rosholt HS), Ty Moser (Sr., Perham, Munn./Perham HS) and Noble Scott (Sr., Laplace, La./De La Salle HS) received All-Conference Honorable Mention honors.
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Mortenson, Fleisch and Dockter are the only 2-time MIAC All-Conference award winners in the group. Fleisch earned All-Conference First Team honors in 2021, while Mortenson and Dockter were named to the All-MIAC Second Team last season.
For Jenson, Perry and Moser, it is their second straight season earning MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention honors.
The Cobber offense had four players receive accolades from the conference coaches. Mortenson was the workhorse for the Concordia attack as he finished second in the league in rushing yards in league games with 696 yards. Mortenson rushed for over 100 yards in four of the team's eight games against MIAC opponents. He also led the conference in scoring with 11 touchdowns in league play.
Fleisch and Perry were two of the Cobber offensive lineman that helped CC finish second in the MIAC in rushing yards. Concordia averaged 166.9 rushing yards per game. The Cobbers rushed the ball 348 times in conference play which was the most among any team in the league.
Miller capped his breakout sophomore season by catching 37 passes for 464 yards and five TDs. He was the team's leading receiver in the final four games of the year and posted a career-high 127 receiving yards at Augsburg on Oct. 29.
Concordia was the only school that had all of its defensive line earn MIAC All-Conference honors. Dockter, Thompson and Johnson helped the Cobber Black Shirts lead the MIAC in rush defense. CC only allowed 74.0 rushing yards per game and allowed only four rushing TDs all season.
The Cobber defense also finished second in sacks for the season. The front three, coupled with a linebacking crew that featured Jenson and Moser, posted 18 sacks in eight games. CC was also second in total defense, allowing only 310.1 yards per game.
Thompson and Johnson were both in the Top 15 in the MIAC in sacks and tackles for a loss.
Jenson and Moser controlled the field from their inside linebacker spots. Jenson finished tied for second in the MIAC in total tackles for the season with 79. He had 42 solo tackles, 37 assisted tackles and came away with four sacks. Jenson was also tied for first in the MIAC in tackles for a loss with 11.5.
Moser capped his career with his best season. He finished second in the MIAC in assisted tackles (40) and was in the Top 15 in total tackles (55). Moser was also tied for third in sacks (3).
Scott was one of the leaders of the ball hawking Black Shirt secondary which was fourth in pass defense and tied for fifth in interceptions. Scott had 34 total tackles in league play, and came up with a big interception in the Cobbers' win over Carleton.