By CONOR NICHOLL
Sports in Kansas will have in-depth previews on all nine classes, six-man to 6A, in the next three weeks. All per-game football statistics and per-game rankings from Conor Nicholl, SIK, along with databases from KPreps and Prep Power Index. Class 1A, Eight-Man, Division I and II and Six-Man are already at sportsinks.com. Follow along for video interviews from SIK’s Bethany Bowman, too.
2A: Elite defenses and parity highlight the classification
St. Marys (now 1A) and Seneca-Nemaha Central are separated by 48 miles on KS-63. Last season, the teams were in the same Class 2A district. In Week 5, St. Marys delivered a 30-12 victory against a talented NC squad that effectively decided the district title.
Nemaha Central played numerous sophomores and juniors on defense, had recently went through an injury to starting quarterback Zac Kramer and had first-year head coach Michael Glatczak. NC eventually finished 7-3 with a playoff loss to Rossville, the two-time undefeated state champions.
This summer, St. Marys saw bigger classification schools in 7-on-7 and/or padded camps, along with Nemaha Central. St. Marys coach Kyle Schenk was highly impressed with the improved Thunder.
“Nemaha Central was probably the biggest team that we saw,” Schenk told SIK this summer. “And they are big and physical, and they love football there. That’s the things that I noticed is that they’re a really great coached team, and they love to play football. They are huge.”
NC returns its entire linebacking corps, paced by 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior Cooper Hajek, senior QB/S Brayden Uphaus and top defensive linemen with senior Connor Deters and junior Holden Bass, a Division I prospect. Seven of the top eight tacklers return. Deters won a shot put title in the spring.
At 6-foot-4, 270 pounds, Bass will likely become a headliner prospect for the Kansas Class of 2024. Glatczak noted Bass has “phenomenal feet for a big kid.” He paced NC with 11 TFLs, tied for second among all Kansas sophomores, per MaxPreps. Both Deters and Bass will again start on the offensive line.
“He’s a weight room warrior,” Glatczak said of Bass. “He will work his tail off, and he is the nicest kid alive. Obviously on the football field, he’s mean, but if you run into him in the hallways, he is ‘Hi coach, hey coach, yes sir, no sir, yes ma’am, no ma’am.’ He’s an awesome kid that every coach wishes they could coach.”
This season, Nemaha Central is part of a deep group of 2A squads, many whom have experienced, elite defensive players that rank among Kansas’ best for any classification. Class 2A collectively averaged 22.8 points per game, the lowest of any class, per SIK research. NC has nine seniors, six to seven that will start both ways in the 3-3 stack defense.
“Once you get experience-wise like our seniors now, it’s like the back of their palm,” Glatczak said. “You don’t know where the d-line is going, they are going to slant, they are going to twist up there, they are going to bull rush, and the linebackers, we are always to bring one, possibly two every play, so you don’t know where exactly we’re coming from.”
Nemaha Central has set a goal to hold teams under 10 points a game. Just seven 11-man Kansas teams had a scoring defense under 10 points a contest in ’21. The school record for scoring defense in 11.2, set in 2017.
“Really excited to see how they do,” Glatczak said.
“They are always going to be in the state championship hunt” – key teams return after successful 2A seasons last year
With coach Derick Hammes, Rossville led the classification in scoring offense (47.1 points per game) and scoring defense (8.8). The Bulldawgs took huge graduation losses, including 2A co-Offensive Players of the Year Torrey Horak and Corey Catron. Rossville carries a 26-game winning streak into 2022. The last team to beat Rossville was Nemaha Central in the ’19 playoffs en route to the state crown.
“The tempo offense, it’s very quick, and if you are not in line on the defensive side, then they are going to expose you,” Glatczak said of Rossville. “Coach Hammes over there does a phenomenal job. Obviously, he has some kids. … They are always going to be in the state championship hunt.”
Kingman, coming off a state semifinal berth and its best season since the ‘70s with a 10-2 mark, ranked third with 10.3 points allowed a contest.
Head coach Tanner Hageman and defensive coordinator Dusty Beam pace the Eagles that return quarterback Nolan Freund and the 3-3 HAVOC defense paced by Ty Birkenbaugh and Jake Fischer. In the last three seasons, Kingman has collectively allowed 13.8 points a game, including the No. 6 2A scoring defense in 2020. Some of last year’s juniors emerged as the ’21 vocal leaders.
Birkenbaugh finished with 126 tackles, 19 for loss. Fischer, known for drawing double teams, had an impressive summer combine showing. He delivered 65 tackles, seven for loss.
Thomas More Prep-Marian finished 8-3 and was sixth with 13 points allowed a contest. The Monarchs had its best season since ’02. Kade Harris, a four-year starter at quarterback, returns after a team-best 100 tackles. Junior Kendall Walker led with 10 tackles for loss and was a 2A Defensive Player of the Year finalist. Kolton Hagans, Michael Hale, Landon Rozean and Griffin Schumacher all return after at least 30 tackles.
In his career, Harris has 2,814 passing, 2,450 rushing yards, along with 30 passing and rushing TDs apiece. He’s recorded 3,739 all-purpose yards and 273 tackles, four interceptions and four blocked kicks.
Osage City was second in 2A scoring offense with 43.4 points a game and was seventh in defense at 14.3 points a contest. OC has junior Cooper Parsons, who paced with 86 tackles. Senior Landon Boss is a prolific three-sport athlete, starting quarterback, and paced his squad with 10.5 tackles for loss. Boss has an Emporia State offer for linebacker. He threw for 1,378 yards and 16 scores, and rushed for 635 and 15 TDs.
Beloit, the defending state runner-up to Rossville, finished 9-4 and was ninth with 14.9 points permitted a contest. Beloit returns senior lineman Grady Seyfert, the reigning 2A Defensive Player of the Year. Seyfert is a consensus top-5 lineman for all classes. Against consistent double and triple teams, Seyfert recorded 67 tackles, 23 for loss and five sacks. Beloit brings key lineman Brody Widrig and senior running back Benson Berndt. He cleared 1,200 yards as a sophomore and more than 1,800 last season. Berndt missed the state title game with an ankle injury.
Plus, 2A features Silver Lake, which went 9-3, was fourth with 40.7 points a contest and permitted 20.9. Legendary C.J. Hamilton, the state’s all-time winningest coach, retired after last season. Senior Troy Heiman is the Eagles’ top offensive returner with 401 receiving yards, while senior Kamryn Kaniper delivered 366 receiving yards and eight TDs.
Senior Tristan Vandevelde is back after he easily paced the Eagles with 87 stops. Former SL all-state lineman Logan Pegram takes over for the Eagles. Pegram graduated from Silver Lake in ’08 and played his full career at Northern Illinois. Pegram has previously served as head coach at Anderson County. Hamilton has faced a variety of health ailments.
“People around the state are often congratulating, and then they are talking, the next thing that comes out of their mouth is, ‘How’s Coach?,’” Pegram said to SIK’s All-Access this summer. “So to follow up in those footsteps, it’s something that I’m kind of excited for. I mean, it’s a great opportunity to continue to build on the legacy that he built, and kind of give back to everything in his honor. We have great people, and I am going to be coaching with two of his sons and a nephew. And the other two assistants – we all played there. Most of us were Shrine Bowl kids there.”
“If they are anything like they were last year, if they are better than last year, then, yeah, good luck to the rest of 2A”: SES among teams that move down
The above group doesn’t include possibly the preseason No. 1 team – Southeast of Saline
Additionally, five possible contenders dropped down from 3A: SES (11-1), Riley County (9-1), Sabetha (4-5), Russell (4-5) and Council Grove (1-8). Sabetha returns senior quarterback Michael Garber (581 passing) and senior running back Josh Herrmann (871 yards). Thirty-six of the 42 receptions came from non-seniors.
In 2021 Class 3A, SES was second to Andale in scoring offense (48.0) and scoring defense (7.5) for longtime coach Mitch Gebhardt. Southeast of Saline and 5A Mill Valley have arguably Kansas’ best defensive backfield. SES finished No. 2 in the final 3A rankings in ’21.
Senior quarterback Luke Gebhardt had a huge season with 70 percent completion, 2,389 passing yards, 31 scores against five interceptions. He delivered 100 carries for 596 yards and 12 scores.
His twin, senior Jake Gebhardt, caught 38 passes for 524 yards and six touchdowns. Senior Michael Murray has 33 catches for 489 yards and seven TDs. Senior Landen Allen delivered 26 carries for 278 yards and a score. Senior Caden Isaacson was second with 77 tackles, eight for loss.
The Gebhardt’s oldest brother, Jaxson, was a former first team all-state pick. Murray’s two older brothers were elite players. Michael has elite speed. He was second in the 100 and third in the 200 at 3A state track last spring.
“If somebody misses him, and he can get a foot in the ground and start getting up field, his speed is very, very good, and we feel like a danger to score just about every time he touches the ball,” coach Gebhardt said.
Both Gebhardts and Murray return at defensive back for a team that forced 28 turnovers.
“They were good,” Andale coach Dylan Schmidt told SIK this summer regarding SES. “I was just impressed with their athleticism. … For being that small of a school, they just checked all the boxes. When it came to having guys at positions. And you have got receivers that can run, that are athletic. Yup, they had it.
“You’ve got a quarterback that can run,” he added. “Yup, they have it. You’ve got a fullback and a linebacker – same kid – that can come in there and bring the thump. Yup, they’ve got it. That’s tough to do. At a small school, usually you are deficient somewhere where you don’t have quite the kids up front. But they did, and it was a really physical game for us, too.”
Andale eventually won 37-16, in the state semifinals, its closest game all season. SES is 20-2 in the last two years.
“Now at the end, we kind of wore them down as the game went on,” Schmidt said. “That probably speaks to the size of school they are versus the size of school we are – just a little bit bigger, and you get more kids.”
Under 13th-year coach Mitch Gebhardt, SES has posted the two best scoring defenses in school history the past two years, with 7.3 in ’20 and 7.5 last season. Those are just ahead of 8.0 allowed in ’84 and 8.2 in ’70, per Kansas Football History and SIK research.
“If they are anything like they were last year, if they are better than last year, then, yeah, good luck to the rest of 2A,” Schmidt said. “Because they are really good.”
RC and Sabetha were eighth and ninth in defense in 3A with 15.1 and 15.6 points permitted, respectively. Russell allowed 24.9 points a game, its best scoring defense since 2010. Council Grove returns basically its entire team, led by athletic speedster Ethan Burton, an Arkansas Tech commit.
Elite players on other contenders
Overall, Nemaha Central, Southeast of Saline, Rossville, Silver Lake, Kingman and Beloit, Osage City and TMP are likely the top teams. But the class is highly deep, including Hillsboro (9-2, 12.9 points allowed, fifth-best 2A), Chaparral (8-2), Garden Plain (6-4), Hoisington (8-2), Humboldt (6-4), Norton (4-5) and Atchison County (6-3).
All except Humboldt ranked in the top half in 2A in scoring defense.
Those teams all return at least one elite player. Chaparral has 6-foot-5 senior Jackson Swartz, who delivered 31 catches for 783 yards and eight scores. Hoisington returns Cole Gilliland, an all-state lineman and wrestler. Norton has 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebacker Sean Anderson with 240 career tackles. Atchison County features dual threat quarterback Bricen Lee (821 passing, 421 rushing).
Humboldt has senior Trey Sommer, who rushed 168 times for 1,097 yards and 14 scores.
The defenses could statistically even better this year, too. Seven of the bottom eight scoring defenses shifted to 1A. Overall, 15 of the bottom 29 defenses went to 1A.
Wellsville, 10-1 and the second-best scoring defense in 2A, did move up to 3A.
“We were playing awful high-level football last year, and that was good for us to play the teams that we got to play last year,” Gebhardt said. “But if you look at the 2A division, there’s a lot of really good football teams in 2A. And our expectations are to play the best that we can and be playing the best at the end of the year. There’s some awful good football teams in every division, and we would like to be among those no matter what division we are in.”
Nemaha Central loaded across the board
Nemaha Central has been among Kansas’ most consistent programs. Since Nemaha Valley and Baileyville B&B consolidated before 2014, the Thunder have posted eight straight winning seasons, a 70-18 total record and the ’19 state championship. The first seven years came with coach Warren Seitz before he took a position in Missouri.
Glatczak, a former Shrine Bowler, played for his dad, Larry, at Centralia, and in college at Butler County and KU. Coach Larry Glatczak retired in the spring after a legendary career that included four football titles with the Panthers. Michael had previously coached track at Axtell. While NC was a 2A contender in ’21, Michael Glatzcak faced some steep history.
Only four coaches since ’13 for any class had won a state title in its first season at a school. All four were previous assistants at that school before taking over as head coach, per SIK research.
Last season, NC played two to four seniors, including quarterback Zac Kramer, a Shrine Bowl pick and lost for the season. NC notably kept the same 3-3 stack defense with coordinator Terry Stueve. In 2020, the Thunder ranked fifth in 2A with 12.1 points allowed a contest.
“Experience is really good, but as a first-year guy, it was kind of a roller-coaster ride, but hats off to my five assistant coaches,” Glatzcak said. “They helped out tremendously throughout the year when I got here late spring and throughout the summer, they helped me out through fall camp, throughout the season, and then when we made our playoff run, they definitely helped out.”
Brayden Uphaus, a senior this season, often played quarterback after Kramer’s injury. Uphaus completed 26 of 50 passes for 434 yards with six touchdowns against three interceptions. He rushed 35 times for 252 yards and five scores. As well, Uphaus, one of Kansas’ most versatile players, led or tied in the three receiving categories with 20 catches for 302 yards and three TDs.
Uphaus will start at quarterback in 2022. He was the top pitcher on the baseball team. Uphaus is very shifty and athletic with 4.5-4.6 speed in the 40.
“It’s awesome, him just being a multi-sport athlete,” Glatczak said. “Honestly, he’s probably a better baseball player than he is a football player. That’s what’s nice about having athletic kids that could (play) at the quarterback spot. He’s a big confidence guy. I trust in him. He trusts in me, so I am really excited to see what he can do this year.”
Hajek delivered 76 carries for 646 yards and tied for the team-high with 10 rushing TDs. Senior Gavin Cain had at least 97 yards in passing, rushing and receiving and accounted for eight offensive scores. Cain probably has the team’s top 40-yard dash. Hajek led with 73 tackles, Bass collected 52. Hajek has offers from Benedictine, Bethel and Nebraska Wesleyan.
“His sideline to sideline speed,” Glatczak said of Hajek. “He’s a phenomenal kid. He’s 6-2, every bit of 215. His weight room numbers are good, and his combine numbers are OK, so I am excited to see what kind of (college) looks he gets, if he has a good year this fall.”
Senior Wade Leonard had 45 stops, while senior Blake Stallbaumer recorded 44. Uphaus finished with 32 tackles, senior Jacob Hundley delivered 31, and Deters delivered 28. NC delivered 18 sacks and forced 21 turnovers. Stallbaumer, Hajek and Leonard play on the inside, and Hundley is on the outside.
“I would say that’s the most toughest spot on the field, because A) they have got to stop the run, they have got to stop the outside, and B) they might have to drop back at a safety and cover 1-on-1 pass plays,” Glatczak said of outside linebacker. “What coach Stueve likes to do, he likes to put an athletic kid back there.”
SES with plenty of returners
Southeast of Saline’s Gebhardt twins have been around football since they were born. They have played catch together since they could walk. Before SES, coach Gebhardt was at Lincoln. Jaxson was the ball boy in the second grade for his dad. He is currently played at Dodge City Community College. The twins have had similar roles.
“They enjoy it, so I think that’s a big key,” coach Gebhardt said.
Southeast of Saline has long been a consistent winner under Gebhardt, though has one all-time championship appearance, a title in ’05. The program has four all-time state semifinals.
“I am excited to see what these kids can do,” Gebhardt said. “We have high expectations, and our kids have had a really good summer, and we are excited to get the season started.”
Along with the experienced secondary, SES has some capable players at linebacker: senior Mac Chambers, senior Landon Allen and senior Caden Isaacson. Five to six players are on the defensive line rotation. Chambers is the lone starter back on the defensive line.
Gebhardt noted the team has “good speed” and the players “want to be good.” He’s been pleased with the “extra things” the team has accomplished and the summer weight work. SES has improved its speed through its no-huddle offense installed a couple of years ago. Plus, the current Trojans have watched the past players enjoy success.
Southeast of Saline is located in Gypsum, which is 419 people. The Gebhardts live in the country, three miles from the school. Among other places, SES draws from Assaria (448), and very tiny Kipp, an unincorporated town. Assaria to Gypsum is 13 miles. Salina to Gypsum is 19 miles.
“Our families that go to school at Southeast of Saline have to commit to come here, because everyone drives to get here, or rides the bus,” Gebhardt said. “One of the two, and it seems like. And I am not sure that’s why it is, but it seems like our families are very committed to Southeast of Saline, and they have made the effort to get kids here.
“We always have very high percentage of our kids that come to the weight room during the summer, and that’s not just in football, that’s in all aspects,” he added. “I think it’s the commitment to come to our school, and our families are committed here to do that and to make Southeast of Saline better.”
Council Grove looks for big improvement
Council Grove is a trendy potential breakout team for 2022. The Braves have five wins in the last three seasons, including 1-8 in ’21 against a highly challenging 3A slate. Council Grove played multiple freshmen as veteran coach Butch Hayes looked to revamp the program.
Hayes previously served a long stint as Ellis’ defensive coordinator and then EHS head coach, including quarterfinal berths in ’06, ’08 and ‘09. He led Ellis to the best seasons in school history. Hayes was last at Rock Creek in a variety of roles. His wife is a teaching position at Emporia State. CG moves down to 2A and returns nearly everyone.
“We are still a young team,” Hayes said. “Sometimes we look at it as coaches going, ‘Yeah, we could really maybe win some, surprise a few people,’” but we are still a young team. We just have a lot of really good, young talent.”
Sophomore Ace Monihen is back at quarterback and should improve on 56 of 164 passing for 1,109 yards with 10 scores against 16 interceptions. He led CG with 311 rushing yards. All but one of Council Grove’s 60 receptions return. Burton, a speedster and Arkansas Tech commit, has set team receiving records. He caught 24 passes for 580 yards and six scores.
Burton had several big plays where he just outran the coverage. CG is going to try to get him the ball in several different situations, including running back and quick wide receiver screens. Last year, Burton was fourth at 3A state track in the 100 dash (10.85) and second in the 200 (23.91). He ran on the 400 relay that had zero seniors and finished tenth.
“He is more talented than he was last season,” Hayes said. “Has more speed, more size.”
In Week 1 last season, Burton started at quarterback. At halftime, Hayes believed CG “needed a spark” and put Monihen under center.
“He just played with so much poise,” Hayes said. “I haven’t seen it before from a freshman, with how much poise he had. Just kind of that presence about him as a freshman, just kind of that leader that we needed, making plays when we needed to make plays, and kind of an even-keeled kid. He has a big arm. That kid can rocket it down the field.”
Senior Jace Goodman delivered 13 catches for 288 yards and three TDs. Sophomore Cade Goodell flashed talent last season, though was injured in early fall in a JV game. He could emerge in the backfield.
Sixty-four percent of the tackles came from non-seniors, paced by 44 from Goodman. Senior lineman Jaxon Buchman stands 6-foot-3, 265 and has earned the team’s Big Man on Campus (BMOC) award each of the past two seasons. In Hayes’ eyes, Buchman is a “solid kid, quiet-type leader.” Buchman started as a defensive end and left tackle the last couple of years.
“He’s going to have a huge season,” Hayes said.
Top-15 2021 2A Scoring Offenses (out of 48)
Osage City 43.4
Silver Lake 40.7
St. Marys 36.2
Nemaha Central 34.3
Garden Plain 32.9
Top-15 and ties 2021 2A Scoring Defenses (out of 48)
Nemaha Central 12.7
Osage City 14.3
Garden Plain 16.3
St. Marys 19.1
Eureka/Phillipsburg (tie) 19.6
Below is last years all-state team in the classification (keep in mind, some teams listed below are no longer in 2A as this is from 2021)
Sports in Kansas First Team 2A All-State Football – 2021
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QB- Torrey Horak, Rossville, Sr.
RB- Legend Robinson, Hoisington, Sr.
RB- Nash Money, Wellsville, Jr.
RB- Reed Adelhardt, Garden Plain, Sr.
RB- Benson Berndt, Beloit, Jr.
WR- Garrett Fager, Osage City, Sr.
WR- Jackson Swartz, Chaparral, Jr.
TE- Brennan Walker, Beloit, Sr.
OL- Cameron Konkel, Beloit, Sr.
OL- Eduardo Lopez, Wellsville, Sr.
OL- Garin Gilmore, Riverton, Sr.
OL- Jake Berg, Wellsville, Sr.
OL- Brody Lietz, Rossville, Sr.
ATH- Corey Catron, Rossville, Sr.
ATH- Landon Boss, Osage City, Jr.
ATH- Nolan Freund, Kingman, Jr.
K- Jace Wentling, TMP, Sr.
Sports in Kansas First Team All-State Defense – 2021
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DL- Grady Seyfert, Beloit, Jr.
DL- Kaleb Green, Wellsville, Jr.
DL- Holden Bass, Nemaha Central, Soph.
DL- Mshewe Hale, Rossville, Sr.
LB- Memo Flores, Southwestern Heights, Sr.
LB- Colby Schriener, Kingman, Sr.
LB- Tristan Rathbone, Hillsboro, Sr.
LB- Sean Anderson, Norton, Jr.
LB- Clayton Garrett, Riverton, Sr.
DB- Kade Harris, TMP, Jr.
DB- Braxton Harrison, Cimarron, Sr.
DB- Kaden Brown, Rossville, Sr.
DB- Matthew Potucek, Hillsboro, Sr.
ATH- Derek Larison, Riverton, Sr.
RET- Jalen VanBecelaere, Colgan, Sr.
P- Daigan Kruger, Silver Lake, Sr.
Sports in Kansas Honorable Mention All-State Football – 2021
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Dezmond Winton – Wellsville, Garrett McCarty – Wellsville, Jack Francis – Chaparral, Tucker Harrell – Colgan, Cooper Simmons – Colgan, Kade Perine – Rossville, Trey Sommer – Humboldt, Cooper Hajek – Nemaha Central, Silas Jones – Norton, Pedro Arantes – Rossville, Aitor Curto – Lakin, Ely Jackson – Chaparral, Sean Anderson – Norton, Cooper Parsons – Osage City, Keller Hurla – St. Marys, Jacob Carver – Rossville, Abe Huaracha – St. Marys, Jaxon Hurla – St. Marys, Barrett Lietz – Rossville, Jordan Rodriguez – Ellsworth, Quinn Eilert – Beloit, Caiden Hoffman- Hoisington, Cole Gilliland – Hoisington, Chase Steinert – Hoisington, Carter Helm – Kingman, Carson Gates – Chaparral, Wade Morgan – Douglass, Aiden Guy – Chaparral, Austin Clark – Chaparral, Jake Fischer – Kingman, Avrey Albright – Kingman, David Signs – Wellsville, Dylan McCarty – Wellsville, Brody Kanaar – Colgan, Keegan Bryant – Fredonia, Blake Stallbaumer – Nemaha Central, Garrett Urban- Norton, Nate Johnson – Ellis, Jacob Ney – Russell, Maddox Johnson – Humboldt, Maddox Johnson – Humboldt, Carson Spoonts – Eureka, Dakota Slocum – Humboldt, Brock Buresh – Phillipsburg, Kolton Field Norton, Mason Gottschalk – Ellis, Tyson Jiminez – Ellis, Jesse Whitmer – Russell, Joel Ford – Phillipsburg, Drake Harding – Norton, Jamari Harris – Hillsboro, Treyton Yoder – Haven, Frank Wichert – Hillsboro, Memo Flores, Kaleb Scripsick – SW Heights, Daryan Edgington – Lakin, Omar Gonzalez – Lakin, Servando Gonzalez – Lakin, Kaden Hedrick – Riverton, Alec Pfaff – Chaparral, Joe Martin – Douglass, Nolan Reynolds – Belle Plaine, Trevor Schmidt – Garden Plain, Kieran Courter – ACCHS, Dalton Damon – ACCHS, Landon Brown – ACCHS, Devin Stuts – Pleasant Ridge, Bricen Lee – ACCHS, Sean Hoffman – Maur Hill, Landon Brown – ACCHS, Tyler McRae – ACCHS, Garrett Hatahaway– Pleasant Ridge, Coltin Myers – ACCHS, Bricen Lee – ACCHS, Dalton Hilyard – Douglass, Zac Kramer – Nemaha Central, Kobe Davis – Riverside, Mason Eskam – Cimarron, Jordan Smith – Cimarron, Luke Janzen – Cimarron, Tanner Bailey – Cimarron, Jarrett Bogner – Cimarron, Asher Navarra – Cimarron, Michael Feltman – Cimarron, Jake Berg – Wellsville, Sam McWilliams – Nemaha Central, Dylan Schnoor – Wellsville, Garrett Ruark – Erie, Drew Caudle – Maur Hill, Joel Deters – Mission Valley, Gannon Remer – Silver Lake, Brogan Renfro – Silver Lake, Luke Homan – St. Marys, Tristan VandeVelde – Silver Lake, Preston Gillen – Silver Lake, Gavin Page – Humboldt, Chasyn Vogan – Minneapolis, Wyatt Drouhard – Chaparral, Gannon Cleveland – Minneapolis, Dayton Davis – Ellsworth, Brennan Walker – Beloit, Braden Burks – Beloit, Brad Vopat – Ellsworth, Jon Lowe – Minneapolis, Eduardo Lopez – Wellsville, Colton Dinkel – Fredonia, Tyler Sage – Osage City, Cole Watkins – Kingman, Drake Harding – Norton, Duncan Duell – Hillsboro, Will Tice – Garden Plain, Kolton Field – Norton, Aaron Siemens – Kingman, Frank Wichert – Hillsboro, Parker Lengel – Wellsville, Dylan Schnoor – Wellsville, Aidan Fleming – Colgan, Cash Windsor – Southeast Cherokee, Gage Bell – Neodesha, Brandon Favuzzi – Southeast Cherokee, Caden Eads – Erie, Kyler Harper – Riverton, Garrison Spoonts – Eureka, Bryce Sieb – TMP, Jacob Windholz – Russell, Brody Littrell – Osage City, Jared Willard – Jayhawk Linn