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1992 Season

Mississippi Athletic Champions — State Champions — 13-0 Record

#21 National Ranking by USA Today     |     #25 National Ranking by L.A. Times  


ROW 1: K. Yi, B. Hungerford, T. Keller, J. Agnew, J. Mumey, W. Ruma, T. Ball, M. Brinkley, M. Longcarich. ROW 2: C. Sherman, B. Fox, J. Soldat, B. Kock, N. Hurtado, M. Peters, P. Harnung, J. Mitchel, C. Winship, J. Vroman, D. Driever, J. Berg, C. McCoy, B. Skahill, P. McGrath. ROW 3: Coach G. Meyers, J. Burge, J. Poston, C. Cowherd, B. Fowler, A. Ricks, A. Schumacher, E. O'Brien, C. Betts, T. Seymour, S. Pearson, J. Josinger, B. Malich, P. Jones, P. Plynn. ROW 4: Head Coach Merv Habenicht, Coach D. Hodam, M. Schara, M. Sage, C. Lensing, C. Miller, E. Hoch, R. McQuay, A. Matthews, S. McAllister, T. Banks, C. Talley, J. Ridenour, R. Weis, Coach D. Boynton, Coach J. Lavelle, T. Gustafson. ROW 5: J. Nolting, E. Hull, L. Moore, B. Manion, F. Lawler, P. Melchert, T. Krueger, T. Glen, S. Longval, J. Mosbrucker, Z. Ryan, B. Ryan, E. Gruenhagen. ROW 6: M. Hichborn, C. Kauth, T. LaMarre, D. Melchert, B. Cavill, D. McCarthy, C. Ryan, M. Andriano, D. Fitzpatrick, R. Andriano, B. Miller, J. Lavelle, S. Boyle, T. Scogland, A. Sierk, R. Leslein, R. Nylen. ROW 7: Coach L. Brown, Coach B. Woodley, C. Taylor, A. Viering, V. Jones, A. Stahmer, D. Antle, N. Hernandez, P. Kotrodimos, C. Westphal, B. Simpson, B. Gallagher, J. Dixon, T.J. Lechtenberg, D. Gossard, Coach R. Scott, Coach T. Freeman, Coach, R. Egger.

Game Scores/Results

Regular Season
Week #1: (W)
Bettendorf 42, Burlington 0
Week #2: (W) Bettendorf 28, Pleasant Valley 14
Week #3: (W) Bettendorf 24, Davenport North 6
Week #4: (W) Bettendorf 42, Davenport West 3
Week #5: (W) Bettendorf 26, Davenport Assumption 7
Week #6: (W) Bettendorf 55, Clinton 0
Week #7: (W) Bettendorf 48, North Scott 6
Week #8: (W) Bettendorf 49, Muscatine 7
Week #9: (W) Bettendorf 23, Davenport Central 6

Class 4A Playoffs
1st Round: (W) Bettendorf 28, Davenport Assumption 18
Quarterfinals: (W) Bettendorf 31, Iowa City High 28
Semifinals: (W) Bettendorf 14, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0
State Championship: (W) Bettendorf 41, WDM Valley 0

Mississippi Athletic Conference
Team Standings

Bettendorf... 9-0 / 13-0
Davenport Assumption... 8-1 / 8-2
Davenport Central... 6-3 / 6-4
Burlington... 6-3 / 6-3
Pleasant Valley... 5-4 / 5-4
Davenport North... 4-5 / 4-5
Davenport West... 4-5 / 4-5
Muscatine... 2-7 / 2-7
Clinton... 1-8 / 1-8
North Scott... 0-9 / 0-9

All-Conference Players
:: Offense ::

1st Team: Shane McAllister - End
1st Team: Corey Ryan - Tackle
1st Team: Brent Kock - Guard
1st Team: Chris Miller - Center
1st Team:
Tavian Banks - Running Back

All-Conference Players
:: Defense ::

1st Team: Chris Lensing - End
1st Team: Eric Hoch - Linebacker
1st Team: Mike Sage - Linebacker
1st Team: Jeff Nolting - Punter

2nd Team: Anthony Matthews - Back

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


Tavian Banks - Running Back
1st Team - Des Moines Register & Iowa Newspaper Association

Corey Ryan - Offensive Tackle
1st Team - Des Moines Register & Iowa Newspaper Association

Chris Lensing - Defensive End
1st Team - Iowa Newspaper Association
2nd Team - Des Moines Register

Eric Hoch - Linebacker
1st Team - Des Moines Register
Honorable Mention - Iowa Newspaper Association

Mike Sage - Linebacker
2nd Team - Iowa Newspaper Association
3rd Team - Des Moines Register

Shane McAllister - Tight End
Honorable Mention - Iowa Newspaper Association

Brent Kock - Offensive Guard
Honorable Mention - Iowa Newspaper Association

Matt Schara - Kicker
Honorable Mention - Iowa Newspaper Association

Anthony Matthews - Defensive Back
Honorable Mention - Iowa Newspaper Association

Jeff Nolting - Punter
Honorable Mention - Iowa Newspaper Association

Parade Magazine All-American Team

Tavian Banks - Running Back

1993 Shrine Bowl All-Star Game
South Squad - Selectee

Eric Hoch - Linebacker
Lost Game: 39-14

Captains, M.V.P., Managers

Tavian Banks, Eric Hoch, Jeff Nolting, Corey Ryan, Mike Sage

Tavian Banks - Running Back



Coaches & Trainers

Head Coach
Merv Habenicht (22)

Assistant Coaches

Tom Freeman, Dave Hodam, John Lavelle, Randy Scott

Paul Flynn

Miscellaneous Information

5th state championship in school history
• Bettendorf became the very first 4A school to win two (2) sets of back-to-back state titles (1987-88 & 1991-92)
• Extended winning streak from 7 to 20 straight games (dating back to Week #6 of the 1991 season)
• Tavian Banks named "Iowa High School Yearbook Player of the Year"
• Ranked #21 in nation by USA Today and #25 by L.A. Times (National Prep Poll by Doug Huff)

Category Player Stats 1 Stats 2
Rushing Tavian Banks 258 caries for 2394 yards 42 TD, 1 PAT, 9.2 avg., 254 pts
Punting Jeff Nolting 21 punts for 743 yards 35.4 average; 67 long.
Punt Returns Tavian Banks 5 returns for 135 yards 1 TD; 27.0 average
Kickoff Returns Tavian Banks 5 returns for 216 yards 1 TD; 43.2 average
XP & FG Matt Schara 55/60 XP; 2/2 FG 37 longest FG; 61 points