Ziegler, Jensen named to All-Conference list

PINEDALE – The Wyoming Coaches Association released football postseason awards before the Thanksgiving holiday. Two Wranglers made the 2021 2A West All-Conference roster – senior Konner Ziegler and junior Ethan Jensen.

Ziegler also received 2021 All-State honors.

Pinedale seniors James Kervitsky and Bryton Nelson, and as well as sophomore Austin Green, were recognized as 2A West All-Conference honorable mention players.

Ziegler led the Wrangler offense as quarterback and played cornerback. The senior tallied 650 all-purpose yards over the season, ranked No. 1 on the team, with 81.2 all-purpose yards per game.

Ziegler was first on the team in rushing with 437 yards, 54.6 yards per game.

Defensively, Ziegler made 20 tackles over the season, averaging 2.5 per game.

Ziegler’s top offensive performance was against Lovell on Oct. 8 with 182 all-purpose yards and 157 rushing yards. During the Oct. 22 match against Thermopolis, Ziegler rushed for 113 yards and totaled 156 all-purpose yards.

“Konner was the focal point of the offense and he made great improvements throughout the season in the running option,” said head coach Clay Cundall.

Jensen played safety/linebacker and running back for the Wranglers.

Jensen’s best performance took place against Cokeville on Sept. 24, where he totaled 142 all-purpose yards with 109 rushing yards.

Jensen also tallied 142 all-purpose yards versus Mountain View on Oct. 1. Another season highlight included 87 rushing yards during the Oct. 14 match against Lyman.

Over the 2021 season, Jensen racked up 621 all-purpose yards, 77.6 yards per game, and 373 rushing yards, 46.6 per game.

Jensen led the team in kick returns with 241 total yards, or 14.2 yards per return and 30.1 yards per game.

Jensen excelled on defense and ranked first on the team with 73 defensive points. The junior made 49 tackles for the season, averaging 6.1 tackles per game. The total included two tackles for loss.

“Ethan played very tough football and was very crucial in our offense,” said coach Cundall.