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Derek Venteicher — 2018 South Central Iowa Athlete of the Year finalist

Lenox

Derek Venteicher
Derek Venteicher

Football

• All-state as a punter as a senior.

• First team all-district (8-man District 6).

• Made 70 tackles (fourth in District), 47 solo.

• 17 solo tackles for loss (third in district).

• Second in district in solo sacks (9).

• Three fumble recoveries.

• Came off line to play more in backfield after early injuries to teammates.

• Rushed for 564 yards (9.3 yards per carry).

• 13 rushing touchdowns (tied for third in district) and a long run of 43 yards.

• Accounted for 98 points (third in district) and 16 2-point conversion points.

• Caught eight passes for 69 yards.

• Averaged 33.2 yards per punt on 32 punts with a long of 59.

• Averaged 41.2 yards per kickoff.

Wrestling

• Finished seventh in Class 1A as a senior.

• Ranked top 10 in state most of senior season by IA Wrestle.

• 49-3 record as a senior.

• 36 pins, five decisions and two tech fall victories.

• Lost once before postseason (in POI finals against 182-pound state champion Logan Schumacher of Martensdale-St. Marys).

• Sectional and district champion at 182 pounds.

Golf

• Best 9-hole round score of 52.

• Best 18-hole round score of 102.

Baseball

• Hit .256 with 20 hits, four doubles, a triple and a home run.

• Stole 18 bases.

• 17 RBis and 23 runs.

• 17 1/3 innings pitched, 13 strikeouts.

• Career 53 hits, 38 RBIs, 39 stolen bases and 58 runs.

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