• Hunter Lanham was voted the Offensive Sophomore of the district after taking over at quarterback and guiding the Steers to another district championship. Leader photo by Travis Martinez.

17 Steers land on 3-4A all-district football team in ‘18

Seventeen Graham Steers landed on one of three All-District 3-4A Division II teams following the team’s district champion season in 2018. Once the Iowa Park Hawks were eliminated in the state semifinal round of the playoffs on Dec. 14, the selections were announced. After graduating nearly its entire roster from the 2017 state semifinal team, the Steers had to reload and put together almost a completely new roster.

How did they respond?

The Steers got hot at the right time by reeling off eight straight wins in the middle of the schedule. Two of Graham’s wins came over two teams that played in the fifth round of the postseason. The streak started with an offensive clinic put on by the offense in a win over Decatur. The game, which was moved a day early to beat the impending weather forecast, proved to be the beginning of a fine season for the young Steers. It is no surprise to anyone who saw Graham play this year that when post-season honors were announced they dominated the list. Chase Gilmore, Daniel Gilbertson, Klayton Read,...

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