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1989 Season

Mississippi Athletic Champions — Semifinalist — 11-1 Record

Honorable Mention "Team to Watch" by USA Today


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ROW 1: J. Kerker, T. Sullivan, A. Grisson, E. Bauswell, M. Bliss, J. Mahoney, J. Weinzweig, E. Arguello, B. Kock, J. Wagner, T. Hartwig. ROW 2: C. Uhde, W. Bohlen, E. Westerfield, M. Hurd, G. Habak, P. Hungerford, D. Schmidt, C. Mathiasen, G. Lechtenberg, D. Reinders, O. Dothard, R. Hornbuckle. ROW 3: Trainers J. Keimeg, C. Eichorn, M. Keimeg, Mr. Speak, Coach Randy Scott, Coach John Lavelle, Head Coach Merv Habenicht, Coach Tom Freeman, Coach Dave Hodam, Coach Lyle Klein, Trainers C. Frutiger, K. Ruma. ROW 4: M. McNamara, S. Chanez, F. Davis, K. Slusher, W. Arensdorf, J. Elkin, T. LaMarre, K. Koehler, M. Rebro, M. Murphy, M. Pingel, S. Ross. ROW 5: M. Brown, J. Spranger, J. Leslein, M. Sonksen, R. Funk, D. Pipe, C. Fors, B. Dockery, M. Ulrich, M. Blance, S. Hockaday. ROW 6: M. Harnung, C. Hicks, M. Moeller, T. Eustice, T. Connors, J. Pickett, T. Folks, C. Johnson, B. Ranum, K. Dolan, B. Coon. ROW 7: R. Lovett, G. Wilming, S. Houston, C. Henning, C. Johnson, M. Evans, C. Boyens, R. Benson, N. Willey, D. Hegland, E. Doerder.

Game Scores/Results

Regular Season
Week #1: (W)
Bettendorf 42, Pleasant Valley 0
Week #2: (W) Bettendorf 28, Davenport Assumption 8
Week #3: (W) Bettendorf 41, Clinton 21
Week #4: (W) Bettendorf 41, Davenport West 14
Week #5: (W) Bettendorf 17, Davenport North 0
Week #6: (W) Bettendorf 41, North Scott 6
Week #7: (W) Bettendorf 41, Muscatine 14
Week #8: (W) Bettendorf 21, Davenport Central 14
Week #9: (W) Bettendorf 34, Burlington 12

Class 4A Playoffs
1st Round: (W)
Bettendorf 28, Davenport Assumption 6
Quarterfinals: (W)
Bettendorf 16, Iowa City High 7
Semifinals: (L)
Bettendorf 7, Linn-Mar 25

Mississippi Athletic Conference
Team Standings

Bettendorf... 9-0 / 11-1
Burlington... 8-1 / 8-2
Davenport Assumption... 6-3 / 6-4
Davenport Central... 5-4 / 5-4
Davenport North...  5-4 / 5-4
Muscatine... 4-5 / 4-5
Pleasant Valley... 4-5 / 4-5
North Scott... 2-7 / 2-7
Clinton...  1-8 / 1-8
Davenport West... 1-8 / 1-8

M.A.C. Coach of the Year
Merv Habenicht


All-Conference Players
:: Offense ::

1st Team: Mike Evans - Tackle
1st Team: Mike McNamara - Guard
1st Team: Wes Arensdorf - Center
1st Team: Tony LaMarre - Running Back
1st Team: Ryan Lovett - Kicker

2nd Team: Matt Ulrich - Quarterback

All-Conference Players
:: Defense ::

1st Team: Ken Koehler - End
1st Team: John Elkin - Noseguard
1st Team: Matt Rebro - Linebacker
1st Team: Jim Kerker - Back
1st Team: Ken Slusher - Punter

2nd Team: Bill Dockery - Back




All-Quad City Metro Players
:: Offense [or] Defense ::


1st Team: Wes Arensdorf - Center
1st Team: Tony LaMarre - Running Back
1st Team: Ken Koehler - Defensive End
1st Team: John Elkin - Noseguard

2nd Team: Mike Evans - Offensive Tackle
2nd Team: Mike McNamara - Offensive Guard
2nd Team: Matt Rebro - Linebacker



All-State Players

Tony LaMarre - Running Back
1st Team - Des Moines Register & Iowa Newspaper Association

John Elkin - Noseguard
1st Team - Iowa Newspaper Association
2nd Team - Des Moines Register

Ken Koehler - Defensive End
1st Team - Iowa Newspaper Association
3rd Team - Des Moines Register

Matt Rebro - Linebacker
1st Team - Des Moines Register

Wes Aresndorf - Center
2nd Team - Des Moines Register

Mike Evans - Offensive Tackle
3rd Team - Des Moines Register




1990 Shrine Bowl All-Star Game
South Squad - Selectee

John Elkin - Noseguard
Won Game:  29-27




Captains, M.V.P., Managers

Captains
John Elkin, Tony LaMarre, Matt Rebro, Matt Ulrich

M.V.P.

Tony LaMarre - Running Back

Manager

Tami Cady, Colli Eichorn, Kristine Frutiger, Jennifer Keimig, Mike Keimig, Kristi Ruma

Coaches & Trainers

Head Coach
Merv Habenicht (19)

Assistant Coaches

Tom Freeman, Dave Hodam, Lyle Klein, John Lavelle, Anthony Losasso, Randy Scott

Trainer
Reggie Speak




Miscellaneous Information

Bettendorf was ranked #1 the entire season by both the Des Moines Register and Coaches Poll
• #1-ranked Bettendorf (8-0) defeated #3-ranked Burlington (8-0) in Week #9 for the M.A.C. Championship
• The Dawgs were an "Honorable Mention: Team to Watch" by USA Today
• Extended winning streak from 25-wins to 36-straight games
• 3rd consecutive year in MAC without a loss (26-straight wins)
• Merv Habenicht named as "MAC Coach of the Year"
• Trainer Reggie Speak earned the "Distinguished Service Award" by the Iowa Football Coaches Association




Category Player Stats 1 Stats 2
Passing Matt Ulrich 44 comp. / 102 att. 753 yards, 6 TD
Rushing Tony LaMarre 284 carries for 1721 yards 31 TD, 6.0 avg., 186 points
Receiving Rob Benson 23 rec. for 372 yards 2 TD; 16.1 average
Kickoff Returns Chad Uhde 6 returns for 134 yard 22.3 average
Punting Ken Slusher 42 punts for 1405 yards 33.4 average; 50 long
XP & FG Ryan Lovett 44/50 XP; 2/3 FG 38 longest FG; 50 points
Tackles John Elkin
Ken Koehler
Matt Rebro
Dave Schmidt
Matt Brown
89 tackles, 7 QB sacks
83 tackles, 4 QB sacks
81 tackles
46 tackles
40 tackles
67 solo, 22 assists
53 solo, 30 assists
62 solo, 19 assists
29 solo, 17 assists
28 solo, 12 assists
Interceptions Jim Kerker
Bill Dockery
Chad Fors
Dave Schmidt
5 interceptions
3 interceptions
2 interceptions
2 interceptions
27 return yards
85 return yards
24 return yards
10 return yards