By CONOR NICHOLL
Sports in Kansas continues with its classification breakdowns. Seven classification previews and positional stories are at sportsinks.com. Video interviews available on SIK platforms. Statistical rankings from Conor Nicholl, Sports In Kansas.
Class 4A: Fathers and sons connect elite contenders St. James and Chanute
Myron Radke is in the Iowa Hall of Fame. Radke coached for 25 seasons, and delivered a 141-85 heading coaching record, including a state runner-up in 2001. Radke retired in ’09 after coaching at Aurelia. His son, Tom, was a walk-on wide receiver at Iowa State, eventually earned a scholarship and picked up three varsity letters.
Tom served as an assistant at St. Pius X, a Missouri power. Radke helped SPX to three state titles. He became head coach at KC Piper, and St. James Academy. Both teams have been consistent winners, though neither had ever made a state championship game.
In 2020, Radke led St. James to a wild overtime win against rival Bishop Miege in the 4A state semifinals. The win ended the Stags’ run of six straight state titles. The Thunder beat Arkansas City in the state title game. Afterward, Radke thought about his father.
“I always say we won that together two years ago,” Radke said.
Chanute is 108 miles south of St. James Academy on US-169. Kent Frazell served as the Blue Comets’ head coach from ’95-02, per Kansas Football History. Frazell resigned from the head position and became an assistant when his sons went to Emporia State for college football.
Kent Frazell retired from teaching in 2015 after he taught physical education and health in Chanute for 39 years. Kent Frazell has continued to serve as an assistant coach for his son, Clete, a CHS alum and current head football coach. This fall, he coaches the defensive backs.
This year marks Kent’s last coaching season. Clete said his dad has coached Chanute football in some capacity for 43 years. Midway through fall camp, Chanute had picture day. The Frazells took a picture together that included Clete, Kent, and Clete’s two nephews, Cade and Brock, who are on the team, and Clete’s sons, Gage and Wade. They are sixth and second grade respectively and serve as ball boys.
“Family deal on the football field this year,” Frazell said. “Pretty awesome.”
Chanute, like St. James, has generally been an above average team. However, the Blue Comets have never made a final or semifinal in their football history.
Like Tom Radke, Clete Frazell looks to capture a state championship for his family and program. St. James and Chanute headline a highly intriguing Class 4A for 2022. This is the most compelling the class has been for several years.
Public versus private schools yield highly compelling 4A East
St. James and private schools Bishop Miege and St. Thomas Aquinas headline the classification. Aquinas moved down from 5A for the first time. Miege went 5-7 and lost to SJA in the state semifinals. Aquinas posted a 7-5 mark and returns running back Sean Carroll, who rushed 298 times for 1,608 yards and 23 scores. STA lost quarterback Maxxwell Ford and defensive lineman Sa’o Siavi’i to Lee’s Summit North (Mo.)
The public vs. private school debate continues to swirl around schools and legislature. This nexus is most felt in 4A.
St. James returns senior defensive lineman Wade Spencer, the reigning 4A Defensive Player of the Year, and DL Jayden Mabion. Senior wide receiver John Niesen delivered 64 catches and eight receiving scores for 1,275 yards, best among 11-man returning players. St. James returns 16 starters.
“This could be one of the best defenses that we’ve ever had here,” Radke said.
Miege is loaded at multiple positions, including quarterback Mac Armstrong and defensive back Aidan Wing. Armstrong threw for 2,650 yards and 22 scores. Junior Isaiah Coppage is a talented player. De Andre Beasley has committed to Northern Iowa.
Chanute has possibly the best football team in school history after an 8-2 season that led 4A with 8.8 points allowed a contest. Plus, Basehor-Linwood (9-1) and KC Piper are strong 4A East teams. Piper has offensive lineman Camden Beebe, a Kansas State commit. B-L lineman Levi Cooley has MIAA offers and, like Beebe, is returning first team all-state.
“It’s always super-duper hard to win a state championship and make a long run, and it’s got even tougher,” Radke said.
The West is relatively wide-open with defending state runner-up Andover Central (11-2), Buhler (10-2), Wamego (9-2), McPherson (7-3) and Arkansas City (3-6) as the favorites. Wamego quarterback Hayden Oviatt, an Army West Point commit, will likely miss more than a month with a preseason injury. Tonganoxie (4-5) could be a breakout team and has junior specialist Jackson McWilliams, who did not miss a kick last year. Andover Central features Cooper Tabor, one of the state’s top versatile players as a receiver, defensive back and returner.
AC and Buhler have gone 0-4 against private schools Miege and St. James in championship games since 2015. That includes a 28-21 win by Andover Central over SJA last year.
No public school has won a 4A title since Buhler in ’13. (From ’14-17, 4A, Division II existed and had public schools Andale, Holcomb, Pratt and Holcomb as champions, though Miege was not in that class).
In the preseason 4A rankings, St. James is No. 1, followed by Miege, Aquinas, McPherson and Chanute. Chanute has a goal to win state.
“We are doing to do everything we can to win a game when we step out on Friday night no matter who we are playing,” Frazell said. “When we get to that point in the playoffs, whoever steps on the field, we are going to try to beat, and I feel good about our athletes, and our ability to make plays.”
“A great group and lucky to have them” – Chanute’s group highly experienced and athletic
Chanute defensive coordinator Kip Keeley, a former La Crosse Shrine Bowler, took the Hays High DC job. Veteran Don Epps, who coached at Colgan and Fort Scott, will lead the defense.
Several Blue Comets helped Chanute wrestling finish first and fifth the past two seasons. Chanute boys’ track was the state runner-up in the spring, including the 400-meter relay championship with four then-juniors: Ty Leedy, Eric Erbe, Rawley Chard and Dagen Dean.
Dean is 6-foot-3, 205 with offers from Pittsburg State, Emporia State and Central Missouri. Dean is one of the first ones to show up to everything and last ones to leave. Frazell said Dean is a model leader for the underclassmen with great athleticism and speed.
Dean has played free safety in his career. He will be at defensive end this season. Offensively, he has been at wide receiver and tight end, mainly at wide receiver this year.
“He’s a great kid first of all,” Frazell said. “And he’s a kid that treats everyone the right way. He’s got some confidence in himself, but he’s the most humble kid that you are ever going to meet, and he’s a hard working kid. He does everything the right way. You never get an eye roll or any bad body language from him. He’s a ‘yes sir’ guy, and one of those kids that you love to coach, because that kid just puts his nose down and works everyday.”
Erbe completed 122 of 196 passes for 1,718 yards and 25 scores. Erbe has played quarterback since youth football.
Leedy delivered 133 carries for 1,150 yards and 21 TDs. Leedy, with great quickness, has 166 total tackles in the last two seasons. Leedy was seventh at state in the 100 meter dash with great agility. Leedy is a state champion wrestler.
“Just a fantastic athlete,” Frazell said. “He could be a gymnast, he could be a basketball player, he could do whatever.”
Before Frazell took the head football position, he worked at the elementary school. He taught the current seniors in elementary school. Frazell imagined the possibilities when the group was young.
“Man there’s going to be some good athletes when they get into high school,” he said.
Frazell watched the group in middle school football, which further solidified the potential. Junior receiver/defensive back Kaiden Seamster played as a freshman. Erbe played some receiver as a freshman. Dean started as a sophomore. Junior tackle Augustus Thuston (6-5, 275) started as a freshman. Thuston has taken over as the offensive line leader in ’22. Chanute has to replace three offensive linemen.
“Moves really well,” Frazell said. “He’s got good feet, and is a good athlete, so I think the sky is the limit for him.”
Senior left guard Bryan Jackett (6-0, 220) started some games as a freshman. Leedy started on special teams and had limited time on defense as a freshman.
“It’s a great group and lucky to have them,” Frazell said.
Chanute has the No. 1 scoring defense in 4A in ’21 – looks for more this season
Chanute finished 9-2 in 2019 and dropped to 3-4 in the COVID-19 affected 2020, with two close losses and a 64-17 defeat to Bishop Miege.
Last year, Chanute opened with a 20-12 loss at Towanda-Circle, a relative upset. Circle eventually finished 6-4, its most wins in more than a decade.
“It certainly did pave the way for us,” Frazell said. “I look back on that, and I put a lot of the blame on us coaches and myself, losing the first game of the year. It was a hot day in Circle, and we didn’t have a rotation set up in place to get multiple bodies in the game, and we tried to two-platoon a lot of players,
“And didn’t give them enough breaks, and we ran out of steam late in the game,” he added. “We knew we had a good group, and I think our kids knew that we were going to be a special team, so I think that first game, losing to Circle really helped to kind of bring the focus together, and our kids staying paying more attention to detail.”
Chanute had a meeting on the weekend after the Circle game. The players bought into getting back on track. Chanute didn’t change anything scheme-wise.
In Week 2, Chanute beat Southeast Kansas League rival Pittsburg, 21-7. The Blue Comets had lost 11 in a row to Pittsburg dating back to 2009. Pittsburg is historically a great rushing team. Chanute held the Purple Dragons to 57 rushing yards.
“Got tremendous focus from our group, and they pulled off a huge win the next week, and one of the funniest games I have ever coached in,” Frazell said.
Chanute eventually went 4-0 in SEK play. It marked the Blue Comets’ second Southeast Kansas League title since 2009, per Kansas Football History.
Frazell said Chanute “really got on a roll defensively.” Chanute had 6-foot-4, 235-pound middle linebacker Kolten LaCrone, a Shrine Bowl selection this summer and currently playing at Emporia State. Frazell said LaCrone was the best player on the field in a playoff loss to Miege.
Frazell said Leedy played “fantastic,” part of a high quality group effort.
Chanute didn’t allow more than 14 points until the close 33-21 home defeat to Miege, a loss that still stings for Frazell.
“There were some calls that I made offensively that I wish that I would’ve had back,” Frazell said. “…One of the better teams that we’ve had at Chanute High School, and we had a shot to beat them.”
Thuston, then a sophomore, faced off against Miege’s 6-4, 240-pound defensive tackle Collin Williams, a three-time all-state pick and FCS Southeast Missouri State signee.
“Williams didn’t hardly make a play that night,” Frazell said. “So it was pretty incredible to watch, a sophomore kid shut a D1 kid like that down.”
The previous week, Miege had defeated Tonganoxie, 34-20. Frazell noted Miege struggled with Tonganoxie’s heavy set with the quarterback sweep. Chanute put that in and thought it would be good to use after halftime to give Miege a different look.
Miege stuffed Chanute for two plays for minus-8 yards.
“I still look back on that and kick myself in the rear end for trying to do something special,” Frazell said. “We should have just kept doing what we were doing and do what we do well. Just a piece of learning to take into the future and remember just do what you do and try not to get too fancy because you are playing somebody that you think you need to do something crazy on.”
Chanute was down five with five minutes left and had Miege in a 3rd-and-16 situation. Miege picked up 17 yards with a screen pass for the first down.
DLs Wade Spencer and Jayden Mabion pace SJA’s defense
Radke has known Wade Spencer and his family for many years. Wade has a sister and a brother in the Marines, and another brother with the Naval Academy. Radke first met Spencer as a third grader. Even as a youngster, Spencer had plenty of energy, focus and wanted to win.
“Whole family just works so hard,” Radke said. “They have one speed, and it’s all go, right, you just turn on a light switch, and they are on.”
St. James’ youth summer camp has a game called “razzle-dazzle,” which is similar to ultimate frisbee. The ball can be thrown forward and backward, and teams have four plays to clear the width of the field.
“He would win every one of them,” Radke said. “He would make his team win. So he’s all about winning, but he’s not overbearing about it. People will follow everything he does.”
On the ’20 state title team, Spencer played on the defensive line and a little at offensive guard.
Last year, St. James opened 0-4 against Eastern Kansas League squads. The Thunder took all defeats by at least 21 points. In Week 5, the Thunder travelled to St. Pius X, Radke’s former team. Radke said the Thunder “needed” to play somebody different; not an EKL team from the state’s best conference. St. James had a very young ’21 team and a first-year quarterback. The coaching staff kept staying positive.
“Kept telling them, ‘You guys are a really good football team,’” Radke said. “Just trust us, and things are going to click.”
At that point, the Warriors were 5-0 and eventually finished 12-2. St. James won, 33-13. In the first half, Spencer made four sacks. Radke said Spencer “kind of turned our whole season on the defensive side.”
“Completely disrupted everything,” Radke said.
St. James won eight straight, all by at least 18 points. That included a 42-19 win against Bishop Miege in the state semifinals when Spencer delivered eight tackles and two TFLs. Spencer played a role in a big sack in the first quarter that forced Miege into a turnover on downs. Then, St. James scored back-to-back touchdowns.
Spencer finished with 79 tackles, 23 TFLs and 13.5 sacks en route to Top 11 all classes honors. He set the SJA single season tackle for loss record. Spencer stands 6-foot-2, 220. Division IIs William Jewell, Missouri Southern and Central Missouri have offered.
“Saying if he was two inches taller, he would get a lot of D1s,” Radke said. “And I agree. He’s that special, because you can’t block him, and he is relentless, and he got great feet and great hands and just great moves. When he is out there – and we have a really good offensive line – it’s really hard for us to slow him down.”
Radke is especially high on Mabion. Even as a freshman, Radke knew Mabion had plenty of talent. In ’20, Radke noted Mabion was still “kind of timid.” Last season, Radke told a coach that Mabion would “be great someday.” The coach said, “Let’s just go ahead and be great right now.”
Mabion eventually recorded 40 tackles, seven loss and three sacks in his first season on varsity. Mabion is long at 6-3, 190. Earlier this summer, Radke told his athletic director to watch the first game. Radke said Spencer will be the best player out there – and Mabion second-best. Radke is highly excited to see Mabion play in the season opener against Blue Valley Northwest, the defending 6A state champion.
“I can’t wait to just watch him in a football game,” Radke said. “I am just going to watch him. …Some college is going to get a steal. I keep telling these guys, some college is going to get an absolute steal when they get Jayden Mabion.”
Radke believes this could one of the best defenses he has had at St. James. Junior linebacker Spencer Dohm is back after 86 tackles and has worked on his flexibility.
“He got so much faster this year,” Radke said.
Junior Braxton Guetterman returns on the defensive line after 35 stops, 4.5 for loss. Senior Blake Boydston picked off two passes.
“He’s just a kid who doesn’t miss tackles and doesn’t make mistakes,” Radke said.
Senior Josh Boone is back at defensive back. Senior Nick McDermott returns after a pair of sacks. Overall, St. James collected 31 of 33 sacks from non-seniors. After the first three days of fall camp, SJA had all its defense in, and asked the coaching staff for more.
“You can’t overthrow John Niesen”
St. James has retained the same coaching staff, which Radke said has helped build the state championship teams. Before 2020, St. James had generally been in 5A. The Thunder were a run-heavy program.
Offensive coordinator Matt Joshi played for St. Thomas Aquinas when Radke when an assistant with the Saints. Radke called Joshi “a tremendous play caller and builder of men.” Joshi came in 2011, Radke’s first year at St. James. Defensive coordinator Jason Denton has been with Radke since ’17. Assistants Larry Beashore and Brian Gray were with Radke at Piper. Christen Buckner and Julian Cole played for Radke at Piper.
Before ’20, St. James installed the Air Raid and has completely rewrote the school’s passing record. In 2019, the Thunder went 5-5, scored 20.1 points a game, passed for 142 yards a contest with a 9/9 TD/INT ratio. The next fall, SJA went 8-4, averaged 37.6 points a contest, passed for 239 yards a game and threw for 29 scores.
Joshi changed the practice plan and St. James works on deep passes daily. St. James has four variations of a fade pass. SJA’s top three plays are Stick, Mesh and 84 with four vertical routes.
Last year, Jackson House stepped in for an offense that scored 29.6 points a contest. St. James threw for 234 yards a contest with 26 passing scores.
In ’20 and ’21, those three plays made up 75 percent of the offense.
House moved to Louisiana when his dad, Matt, became LSU’s defensive coordinator. Junior Ben Wheeler takes over under center. Wheeler’s brother, Sammy, has played in 27 career games as a Kansas State tight end. Ben has tremendous athleticism, including 4.5 speed in the 40-yard dash and a 35-inch vertical. He holds a Division I University of Texas-El Paso offer.
In addition to Niesen, seniors Finn Burritt and Callahan Huston combined for 38 catches. SJA has the state’s best receiving group. Niesen was fourth in the Class 4A 400 in the spring in 48.86 seconds. He ran the anchor on the gold-medal winning 400 relay. In a recent practice, Niesen caught 204 balls. St. James receivers catch around 200 balls a day.
“We always say, ‘You can’t overthrow John Niesen,’” Radke said.
KC Piper, Andover Central, McPherson, Eudora with elite players; pace contenders
KC Piper (7-4) – The Pirates went 4-3 in one-score games, including a Week 2 home win against Eudora. Piper lost, 31-7, to St. James Academy. Logan Ladish returns after he played in four games before injury. Ladish competed 35 of 68 passes for 625 yards with eight scores against two interceptions. Ladish had 55 carries for 297 yards and three scores. Piper returned five of top-six and 10 of its leading 12 tacklers, including senior Mason Lheureux with a team-best 120 stops.
Andover Central (11-2) – Andover Central enjoyed another banner season last year with its third state runner-up. The Jaguars return three starters on both sides. Offensive linemen Bronx Wood and Aydan Tommer and wide receiver Cooper Tabor were expected to run, though Wood transferred late to Rose Hill. The Jaguars’ defense was second in 4A with 12.4 points allowed a contest and delivered 206 yards a game. Tabor delivered 56 catches for 825 yards and eight scores. He delivered 1,028 all-purpose yards, 31 tackles and three interceptions. Wood finished with 45 tackles and 6.5 tackles for loss. He has 14.5 TFLs in his career. Senior Mason White (three INTs) has three NAIA offers, and senior Mason Sanchez has one offer. Tabor is expected to play college baseball.
“Our desire for and pursuit of consistency will be key,” coach Derek Tuttle said. “Furthermore, we must improve our self-discipline from last year as we gave opponents far too many yards on penalties.”
All-state punter and all-league kicker Isaac Saye is back. He delivered 38.4 yards per punt, 4 of 9 on field goals and 22 touchbacks. AC has made the playoffs in 18 of 20 seasons, winning at least one playoff game in nine appearances.
Basehor-Linwood (9-1) – Levi Cooley and Sam Lough anchors the offensive line. Senior Brant Wilson has 35 catches for 463 yards and five touchdowns. Sophomore Brady VanDonge is a rising quarterback prospect. B-L has to replace 27 seniors.
Eudora (6-5) – The Cardinals are highly skilled, including two returning first team all-state selections: tight end Jaden Hamm and athlete Adrion Seals. Hamm has committed to Arkansas.
Buhler (10-2) – Buhler’s two losses came against Andover Central, including in the state semifinals. Buhler graduated highly decorated running back Sam Elliott, the school’s all-time leading rusher and Top 11 all classes selection. Coach Steve Warner has 251 career wins. Matthew Eddy is back after 23 catches.
Wamego (9-2) – Wamego has enjoyed a turnaround under Weston Moody. Dual threat quarterback Hayden Oviatt is out with injury, though is expected to return in early midseason. He finished with more than 3,000 yards of total offense. Wamego averaged 31.6 points a game, eighth-best in school history and at least the tops for the Raiders since the mid-80s. Chase Cottam, Colin Donahue and Hagan Johnson combined for 22 receiving scores. Dawson Tajchman picked off four passes.
McPherson (7-3) – Hunter Alvord, the 4A baseball player of the year, is back as the Bullpup quarterback. He completed 96 of 147 for 1,442 yards with 12 scores against five interceptions. Senior Jaytin Gumm has delivered back-to-back big seasons, including 111 carries for 953 yards and 14 TDs. McPherson has never made a state championship game, including a 0-6 record in state semifinals. The Bullpups lost in the state semifinals in ’17-20.
Arkansas City (3-6) – Arkansas City went through a terrible tragedy when Rhett Lathers died in a car wreck. AC forfeited its playoff game against McPherson. Arkansas City returns three-year starting quarterback Gabe Welch with 884 passing yards and five scores. Cadon Clark passed for 409 yards and had 289 receiving yards. Wyatt Bahm finished with 36 tackles and four sacks.
2021 Class 4A Scoring Offense top-15 (out of 32)
Andover Central 34.0
St. James Academy 29.6
KC Piper 28.9
El Dorado 28.3
Bishop Miege 27.4
2021 Class 4A Scoring Defense top-15 (out of 32)
Andover Central 12.4
KC Piper 20.5
St. James Academy 23.6
Last seasons all-state team from 2021 season
Sports in Kansas 2021 4A First Team All-State Offense
QB- Jackson House, St. James Academy, Jr. (moved to Louisiana)
QB- Kai Kunz, Andover Central, Sr.
RB- Sam Elliott, Buhler, Sr. (POY)
RB- Jesse Greenly, Atchison, Jr.
RB- Zack Sisemore, Basehor Linwood, Sr
RB- Ashton Barkdull, Andover Central, Sr.
RB- Brayden Beerbower, Eudora, Sr.
WR- Tyler Claiborne, St. James Academy, Sr.
WR- John Niessen, St. James Academy, Jr.
WR- Hunter Seier, Mulvane, Sr.
TE- Chants Nelson, Basehor Linwood, Sr.
TE- Jaden Hamm, Eudora, Jr.
OL- Camden Beebe, Piper, Jr.
OL- Drew Daniels, Andover Central, Sr.
OL- Gavin Bell, El Dorado, Sr.
OL- Braxton Bailey, McPherson, Sr.
OL- Levi Cooley, Basehor Linwood, Jr.
ATH- Hayden Oviatt, Wamego, Jr.
ATH- Jaylen Burch, Miege, Sr.
K- Malcom Russell, St. James Academy, Soph.
Sports in Kansas 4A First Team All-State Defense – 2021
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DL- Kamden Wilson, Andover Central, Sr.
DL- Wade Spencer, St. James Academy, Jr. (POY)
DL- Collin Williams, Miege, Sr.
DL- Daigen Dean, Chanute, Jr.
DL- Bo VanBruggen, Buhler, Sr.
DL- Kolten LaCrone, Chanute, Sr.
LB- Caden Crawford, Lansing, Sr.
LB- Jake Welsh, Bishop Miege, Sr.
LB- Ty Leedy, Chanute, Jr.
LB- Adam Janatello, St. James Academy, Sr.
DB- Holden Artzer, St. James Academy, Sr.
DB- Richie Patrick, Lansing, Sr.
DB- Sam Kleidosty, Tonganoxie, Sr.
DB- Noah Garcia, Andover Central, Sr.
ATH- Mason Ellis, Mulvane, Sr.
RET- Adrion Seals, Eudora, Soph.
P- Isaac Saye, Andover Central, Jr.
Coach of Year: Tom Radke, St. James Academy, 4A State Champs
Sports in Kansas 4A All-State Honorable Mention
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Hunter Alvord – McPherson, Daegen Jensen – Bishop Miege, Blaise Hoover – McPherson, Jackson McWilliams – Tonganoxie, Cooper Tabor – Andover Central, Matthew Moeder – Great Bend, Augustus Thuston – Chanute, Kainen White – Coffeyville, Hayden Smith – Independence, Collin Vigil – Piper, Jeremy Schleicher – Bishop Miege, Mac Armstrong – Miege, Rohan Putz – Bishop Mege, Collin Keeney- Bishop Miege, Spencher Dohm – St. James Academy, Jaytim Gumm – McPherson, Dylen Slusser – Augusta, Sam Becker – McPherson, Ty Smith – Circle, Austin Bryan – Winfield, Julien Myers – Mulvane, Austin Vancerhoof – Mulvane, Kaiden Abasolo – Mulvane, Brant Wilson – Basehor Linwood, Gage Greer – Basehor Linwood, Chase Cottam – Wamego, Cameron Rogers – Piper, Jackson Rooney – Louisburg, Collin Vigil – Piper, Kaiden Seamster – Chanute, Eric Erbe – Chanute, Wyatt Bahm – Ark City, Cadon Clark – Ark City, Dawson Tajchman – Wamego, Bronx Wood – Andover Central, Gabe Welch – Ark City, Antonio Caballero – Bonner Springs, Tyler Nehis – Eudora, Dalton Picek – Paola, Aiden Barker – Louisburg, Gage Hayden – Eudora, Blake Porter – Piper, Divanta Herrig-Brittian – Piper, Silas Etter – Eudora, Connor Burch – Tonganoxie, Brandon Doles – Louisburg, Layton Moore – Paola, Ethan Walker – Piper, Kaleb Becker – Abilene, Paco Hernandez – Great Bend, Dillon Savage – Andover Central, Isaac Sheeran – Andover Central, Nate Peak – Andover Central, , Jackson Childs – Buhler, Kale Hammerschmidt – Eudora, Wes Miller- Buhler, Darienne Gibbs – McPherson, Bradley Neill – Buhler, Armon Arcosta – Winfield, Trey Buckbee – McPherson, Holt Williams – Augusta, Cameron Campbell – Buhler, Diante Campbell – Buhler, Jayden Dukes- McPherson, Luke McGinnis – Circle, Jaydon Sundgren – El Dorado, Jake Hagemann – Circle, Ian Comer – Mulvane, Ethan Mendez – Mulvane, Josh Bichelmeyer – St. James Academy, , Christian Bowen-Webb – Miege, Jackson Hoshor – Miege, Ben Scott – Ulysses, Manny Vasquez – Basehor Linwood, Brady Garrison – Basehor Linwood, Tommy Lally – Basehor Linwood, Dalton Harris – Basehor Linwood, Drake Courtney – Basehor Linwood, Sam Hicks – Basehor Linwood, Richie Patrick – Lansing, Aidan Ingram – Basehor Linwood, Nathan Cunningham – Chanute, Kedric Emling – Chanute, Kam Koester – Chanute, Shan Williams – Chanute, Kendall Bebb – Labette Co., Giovanni Blackie – Paola, Caden Rhamy – Paola, Ryan Leiker – Indy, Sir Grant – Independence, Cooper Smith – Independence, Wyatt Shaffer – Independence, Dalton Jones – Independence, Canyon Umpenhour – Independence, Luke McGinnis – Circle, Silas Etter – Eudora, Casey Sutley – Atchison, Greg Booker – Atchison, Jake Rebant – Atchison, Gabe Bailey – Tonganoxie, Keegan Beavers – Rose Hill, Cade Evans – Rose Hill