College football updates on Brantley III, Metcalf, Dahlgren

Soldotna High School graduate Galen Brantley III earned First Team All-North Star Athletic Association honors this season for Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota.

Dickinson State’s season ended Saturday with a 28-3 loss at Grand View in Des Moines, Iowa, in the second round of the NAIA playoffs.

The Blue Hawks opened the season with a loss and won 10 in a row before losing to Grand View. That was enough for Dickinson State to clinch a ninth straight NSAA title.

Brantley III, a junior, appeared in eight games at tight end and had 11 receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown.

Another Soldotna graduate, Dylan Dahlgren, is a defensive lineman who appeared in nine games. He had 11 tackles and seven assisted tackles, also coming up with a pair of sacks.

Dahlgren also earned Scout Team Player of the Week at special teams in Week 7 of the season.

SoHi graduate Metcalf finishes junior season

Soldotna graduate Hudson Metcalf finished his junior year on the football team at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Metcalf, a linebacker at the NCAA Division II school, appeared in all 11 games for Mavericks. Colorado Mesa won four of its final five games to finish 6-5 overall and 5-4 in the Rocky Mountain Conference.

Metcalf had 35 solo tackles and 36 assisted tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a total loss of 12 yards. He also had a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He had a season-high 10 tackles on Nov. 4 against Chadron State.

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