After two years dominating the rest of Class 3A en route to two undefeated state championships, most of the key playmakers from those teams graduated, including Noah Clayberg, Will Warner, Payson Vande Lune, Nathan Henry, and others. The 2016 Dutch — aiming to fill those enormous shoes, pushed forward and evolved on the winning formula of explosive plays with one of the most dynamic passing attacks ever in Class 3A history, led by Quarterback Nick Finney, Wideout Ryan Van Wyk, and the next addition to our All-Decade Team — Donovan Holterhaus.
Holterhaus had one of the most explosive years for a wide receiver in state history, as his 1,221 yards in 2016 ranks 32nd all-time for a single season. Holterhaus owns the school record with his 74 catches and 16 touchdowns that season — both of which just missed the cut of some of the greatest ever recorded among Iowa high school athletes.
2020 All Decade Team (two new players will be revealed every week — tune in every Friday at 4:30 p.m. to hear a special feature about one offensive and defensive honoree):
WR – Levi Jungling, Pella Christian
WR – Donovan Holterhaus, Pella
WR – COMING WEEK FOUR
OL – Jake Crozier, Twin Cedars
OL – Jace Smith, PCM