Three from Mills County named to pre-season all-state team

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

Three Mills County football players have been named to the Iowa Football Coaches Association Pre-season All-State football teams.

Dylan Blankenship and Colin White of Glenwood were named to the Class 3A team. Blankenship, a senior running back, was fourth in Class 3A last season with 1,538 yards rushing and scored 16 touchdowns. White, a senior offensive and defensive lineman, was first-team all-Hawkeye 10 Conference last year on the offensive line.

Also named to the team was East Mills’ quarterback Jake Bolton. Bolton, a senior, had 1,452 yards passing and 22 touchdowns for the Wolverines last season.

Fall football practice begins Aug. 10 in southwest Iowa. The season kicks off Aug. 27.