Brandon Ellingson, Valley High
Brandon Ellingson played for three years in the Valley/Dowling Rivalry including 5 different games. During the span from 2008-2011, each school won a state title. Brandon, was first team All-State Linebacker and will be remembered for his competitive spirit and dedication t his teammates and Valley Football. Tragically, Brandon was killed in a boating accident just over a year ago. Today his Father Craig are here to accept this honor on his behalf. Brandon Ellingson, 2011 Valley Tiger.
Tommy Gaul, Dowling Catholic
Tommy played in the 2007,2008, and 2009 rivalry game between Dowling Catholic and Valley. Tommy was a standout two way lineman his Junior and Senior years at Dowling. Tommy earned all state honors at Dowling Catholic and is considered one of the standout players during Coach Wilson’s tenure at Dowling Catholic. Tommy attended the University of Iowa and walked on as a football player. Tommy eventually earned playing time as a starter during his senior year at the University of Iowa. After earning his degree, Tommy elected to play football in Japan.