Irons, Montalto Earn Top League Honors

Rashad Witty

Demarcus Irons was named the ICCAC Offensive Player of the Year, the league announced. The quarterback was one of 12 Tritons placed on the all-conference team.

Joining Irons were Kurt Taylor, Rashad Witty, Tanarious Achan, Richard Rodriguez, Jakob Bradford, Marquis Burks, Daquan Cross, Eugene Brown, Dijion Walls and Tristin Waugh. Witty also was named the return specialist, giving him two spots on the team.

Iowa Central head coach Jesse Montalto collected the league coach of the year award.

Iowa Central finished the year 6-6 overall and 2-0 in the ICCAC, winning the regular season conference title. They will face No. 19 Nassau on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. in Cedar Falls inside the UNI-Dome.

Irons, who battled injuries this year, is the current NJCAA leader in quarterback rating at 191.1. He has thrown for 1,724 yards, completing 63 percent of his passes with an 18-to-3 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Along with that, Irons has ran for 231 yards and scored five more touchdowns. In games in which he took the majority of the snaps under center, the Tritons went 6-2 including wins over the Reivers and Ellsworth in the conference.

Taylor leads Iowa Central with 698 yards, as the Michigan transfer has found the end zone three times. He also has six receptions on the year.

Achan has a team-high 50 catches for 745 yards and nine scores, with Witty adding a team-best 1,077 all-purpose yards.

Cross, Brown and Barber all have recorded over 70 tackles, with Burks posting four sacks. Walls has four interceptions on the year.

Waugh snapped every Triton punt and kick this year on special teams.

Irons, Taylor, Witty, Achan, Terrell Carey, Jason Young, Rodriguez, Bradford, Avery Demmons, Anthony Berry, Trey Winters, Burks, Nathan Proctor, Romello Gray, Kalen Burt, Cross, Brandt Casey, Malik Adams, Elijah Freking, Rocky Schoenfelder, Brown, Stanley Cross, Jarran Barberand Walls and were placed on the all-region team.