Mound Westonka White Hawks standout football player Isaiah Dempsey was recently selected to play in the 2019 Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game, which will take place on Saturday, December 7th at 1:00pm at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The senior captain adds this great accomplishment to a long list of football accolades. Dempsey was a three-year starter and 4-year letter winner for the White Hawks and was a Twin Cities All-District selection in both 2018 and 2019. Additionally, Dempsey was selected as the Twin Cities Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in 2018 and the Twin Cities Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in 2019.
"Isaiah Dempsey is one of those kind of players who make us coaches look really smart. He is honestly one of the most talented players I have had the opportunity to coach. His physicality and tenacity were unparalleled as he was constantly in the backfield on defense even though teams dedicated two blockers, if not three to him on every play," White Hawks Head Coach Nick David said. “His high motor and pure determination on each and every play was second to none every game that he stepped out onto the field. His ability, grit, and leadership will truly be missed," Coach David said.
Dempsey’s High School Career Stats:
Total Tackles – 84
TFLs – 21
QB Sacks – 9
Forced Fumbles - 2
Fumble Recoveries - 3
Blocked Kicks - 1
Safeties - 1
Rushing Attempts – 2
Rushing Yards – 25
Receptions – 5
Receiving Yards – 58
TDs – 2
Dempsey joins the list of 13 former Mound Westonka High School football players that were selected to play in the Minnesota High School All-Star Football Game: Bernard Linquist (guard, 1946), Ron Bates (back, 1952), Andy Jackson (center, 1954), Scott LaGault (guard, 1959), Tom Wiswell (defensive end, 1980), Marc Illies (defensive back, 1981), Tom Illies (defensive back, 1982), Christian Norton (defensive back, 1990), Nate Schermerhorn (defensive line, 2011), Bryan Tierney (defensive back, 2014), Isaiah Cherrier (defensive back, 2016), Evan Dahl (defensive back, 2017), and Kris Kurtz (linebacker, 2018).
Dempsey is currently undecided on his college plans.