Boys Varsity Football
Four Columbus North athletes have been chosen first-team Class 6A all-state by the Indiana Football Coaches Association.
Wide receiver Jaylen Flemmons, linebacker Brigham Kleinhenz and cornerback J.D. Harris were selected all-state among the seniors, while quarterback Trenton Kelley was a junior all-state honoree.
The 6-5, 200-pound Kelley threw for 2,233 yards and tied a school season record with 25 touchdown passes to pace the Bull Dogs’ attack in a 9-2 season that included second place in Conference Indiana and a runner-up finish in Class 6A Sectional 8. The yardage total was the third-best in CN season annals, and he had two individual games – 307 yards against Terre Haute South and 304 yards against Columbus East – that were second- and third-best CN single games.
The 6-3, 200-pound Flemmons caught 55 passes for 995 yards and 13 TDs, the yardage figure setting a school season record and the reception total being the second best for a season. The 55 catches also pushed his career total to 93 receptions, a career school record.
Kleinhenz, a 6-0, 190-pounder, amassed 108 solo tackles, 46 assisted tackles, 16 tackles for loss, three sacks, five passes broken up and one blocked punt. The solo count was second best for a single season and the TFL total tied for second best in a CN season. His 152 career solos is third and his career 20 TFLs tied for fifth in the program’s all-time list.
Harris, a 5-11, 170-pound athlete, recorded 24 total tackles with six interceptions and nine PBUs. The picks moved his career total to 14, a Columbus North all-time best. He also caught 18 passes for 252 yards and two TDs, returned nine kickoffs for a 27.0-yard average and 24 punts for a 9.0-yard average. He had a 96-yard kick return against Franklin Central that tied a CN record for longest return.
All four players previously earned first-team all-Conference Indiana accolades.