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2018 Football Preview

A view of Frerichs Field in the background.

2018 Football Preview

School:                        Urbandale

Nickname:                  J-Hawks

Class:                          4A

Colors:                        Blue and White

Division:                     Class 4A District #7


Head Coach:             

Sam Anderson (BS - University of Wisconsin LaCrosse, 1990 / MA – Drake University, 2004)

16th Season at Urbandale        64-67 Urbandale / Overall Record 129-92


Assistant Coaches:    Tim TeBrink, Tyler Perry, Paul Peletz, Ryan Williams, Danny Triplett, Joel Jacobs, Steve Dannenfeldt, Shawn Llewellyn, Tyler Motter, Tyler Ahrens, Mark Baethke, Tony Perez, Don Heinrich, Devon Mau


2017 Record / Highlights:    

  • Overall Record:  6-4; District Record:  5-0
  • District #3 Champions
  • Academic All-State:  Adam Banwell, Ben Daumueller, Dominic DeCarlo, Adam Fraher, Luke Llewellyn, Paul MacDougall, Chris Miller
  • Des Moines Register's Elite All-State Team:  Isaac Erbes
  • INA 2nd Team All-State:  Grant Garwood
  • 1st Team All-District:  Luke Llewellyn, Henry Drake, Isaac Erbes, Adam Fraher, Chris Miller, Grant Garwood, Ben Daumueller
  • 2nd Team All-District:  Brennan Kennedy, Anthony Berry, Hayden Friedrichsen, Brook Heinen, Dante' Raymond, Riley Longlet, Ethan Kiehne
  • Honorable Mention All-District:  Will Pattison


2018 Returning Letterwinners (24):

Cal Baethke, Anthony Berry, Chase Brundage, Max Carver, J.D. Colby, Ty Cowley, Carson Cox, Blake Davis, Alex Economos, Hayden Friedrichsen, Grant Garwood, Brook Heinen, Gabriel Hoyt, Tanner Kelaher, Riley Longlet, Drake Page, Will Pattison, Sam Petrillo, Jackson Rutto, Cole Secaur, Lucas Strain, Owen Towers, Jerimiah Breeze, Harrison Waylee


2018 Outlook:

The 2018 season will feature a new District and new opponents.  Urbandale opens play against Johnston on August 24 at Frerichs Field.  The J-Hawks will face Ankeny Centennial, DM Lincoln, and Linn Mar before opening District play.   


For more information, contact Head Coach Sam Anderson at (515) 457-6839 or or Bill Watson at (515) 457-6994 or



To see individual statistics for this year's returners, visit:  Football Statistics