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Somerset's Larson, Central's Nyhagen are two-way all-state football selections

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Somerset's Reggie Larson and St. Croix Central's Cody Nyhagen are officially the best of the best.

Both local seniors pulled off a rare achievement on Wednesday, being named to the first team on offense and defense as part of the 2012 Wisconsin Football Coaches Association All-State Team.

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Larson was named a first team all-state player as an offensive lineman and a defensive end. Nyhagen was honored as a wide receiver and a defensive back.

Larson is one of the leaders of the Somerset team that has reached the WIAA Division 4 state championship game for two straight seasons.

Nyhagen was one of the most prolific receivers in the season, with his 1,168 yards receiving tying for the most receiving yards in the state. He's a four-year starter on defense with more than 270 tackles in his career.

Here is a listing of western Wisconsin players who received All-State honors

First Team Offense

Line: Reggie Larson, Somerset

Receiver: Cody Nyhagen, St. Croix Central

Line: Nick Jacobsen, Prescott

Line: Bryan Caffin, Hudson

Receiver: Isaiah Frandsen, Barron

First Team Defense

End: Reggie Larson, Somerset

Back: Cody Nyhagen, St. Croix Central

Line: Nick Jacobsen, Prescott

Line: Alex Burgess, Hudson

End: Will Kraft, Boyceville

Linebacker: Austin Roberts, Rice Lake

Honorable Mention Offense

Back: Jake Weber, Durand

Tight End: Drew Minturn, Durand

Line: Sepestiano Pupungatoa, River Falls

Quarterback: Neil Rasmussen, Barron

Quarterback: Kyle Larson, Clayton

Tight End: Luke Stanley, Menomonie

Honorable Mention Defense:

End: Jared Johnson, Hudson

Back: Dan Kelly, Hudson

Line: Troy Rudesill, Spring Valley

Linebacker: Bryce Byl, Osceola

Punter: Ian Scott, Mondovi

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