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Northeast Kansas League Awards All-League Football Honors
By Mike Smith
Copyright: MSC Sports

The football season has come to an end for Northeast Kansas League teams and the All-League honors have been handed out. 

For the second straight year both Jefferson County North and Jackson Heights finished unbeaten in NEKL play not playing each other in the regular season but unlike last year meet up in the first round of the playoffs and JCN earned the win. The Chargers finished 6-0 in NEKL action and 10-1 overall making the Sectional round of the 2-1A playoffs. Five Chargers earned first team All-League offensive honors, while four got the first team nod on defense and one on special teams. Second teams honors were given to a pair of Chargers on offense and a trio of guys on defense and one player also picked up honorable mention honors. 

Jackson Heights Cobras finished 8-2 on the season falling to JCN in the first round on of the 2-1A playoffs and posted a 5-0 NEKL performance during the season. Two Cobras earned first team All-League on offense and two more on defense, while four Cobras were named second team on offense and four more on defense and one more earned honorable mention. 

Maur Hill-Mount Academy was back in the playoffs again in Class 3A and finished the season 7-3 overall and 4-2 in NEKL play. One Raven earend first team honors on offense and another on defense and one on special teams too. Four guys got the nod for second team All-League offense, while three players earned second team defense and one more picked up second team special teams honors. One more Raven earned honorable mention All-League honors. 

Oskaloosa Bears finished 3-3 in NEKL action and 3-6 overall on the season. One Bear earned first team All-League defensive honors, while two players picked up second team offensive honors. One more Oskaloosa Bear earned honorable mention honors. 

Both Horton and Pleasant Ridge finished 3-4 in NEKL play but finished 3-6 and 4-6 overall, respectively. Horton won the head-to-head matchup over the Rams to finish fifth in the NEKL standings. Leading Horton in the All-League honors was one first team All-League offensive honoree and two first team defensive players and one first team special teams player. Two more Horton Chargers earned second team special team honors and one more honorable mention honors. 

Pleasant Ridge Rams qualified for the 3A playoffs yet again and have two guys on offense and defense earn first team All-League. Two more guys picked up second team honors on defense, while one more earned honorable mention. 

McLouth finished 0-9 on the season 0-6 in the League and had one player earn first team All-League on offense, while another picked up honorable mention honors. 

Valley Falls Dragons who are in the NEKL in all sports but unable to compete in the League for football as the Dragons play 8-Man football had one NEKL All-League honoree picking up honorable mention honors. The Dragons finished the season 0-9 this year. 

2017 Northeast Kansas League All-League Honors:

Offense: Defense:

QB: Boston Lane (JCN, SR) 1st TM
Jack Caudle (MH-MA, SO) 2nd TM

RB: Ridge Robertson (JCN, SR) 1st TM
Brady Holliday (Jackson Heights, SR) 1st TM
Ronald Fauk-Tindal (MH-MA, SR) 2nd TM
Jared Miller (Oskaloosa, SR) 2nd TM
Konner Walker (Pleasant Ridge, SR) HM
Zach McCowan (McLouth, SR) HM
Triston Hopkins (Oskaloosa, SR) HM 
Carter Allen (Valley Falls, JR) HM

SB: Sam Larson (JCN, SR) 1st TM
Sebastian Butto (Jackson Heights, SR) 2nd TM

TE: Clayton Richter (Pleasant Ridge, JR) 1st TM
Braden Dohl (Jackson Heights, SR) 2nd TM

WR: Brayden Summers (JCN, SR) 1st TM
Colten Kocour (MH-MA, SR) 2nd TM

OL: Jacob Schrick (JCN, SR) 1st TM
Cole Harris (MH-MA, SR) 1st TM
Hunter Wagner (Pleasant Ridge, JR) 1st TM
Carson Williams (Jackson Heights, SO) 1st TM
Connor Winter (Horton, SR) 1st TM
Kyle Budy (JCN, JR) 2nd TM
Knox Tweed (JCN, SR) 2nd TM
Sean Mason (MH-MA, SR) 2nd TM
Tyler Wendorff (Jackson Heights, SR) 2nd TM
Colby Peck (Oskaloosa, SR) 2nd TM
Taylor Wamego (Jackson Heights, FR) HM

Offensive Specialist: 
Jeremy Carlton (McLouth, JR) 1st TM
Garrett Harman (Jackson Heights, SR) 2nd TM

DE: Kyle Budy (JCN, JR) 1st TM
Clayton Richter (Pleasant Ridge, JR) 1st TM
Carson Williams (Jackson Heights, SO) 2nd TM
Cameron Taft (MH-MA, JR) 2nd TM

DL: Cole Harris (MH-MA, SR) 1st TM
Lane Selle (Horton, SR) 1st TM
Gentry Noll (JCN, SR) 1st TM
Carson Bertrand (Pleasant Ridge, JR) 2nd TM
Austin Mock (Jackson Heights, JR) 2nd TM
Caden McAfee (JCN, JR) 2nd TM

LB: Brady Holliday (Jackson Heights, SR) 1st TM
Jacob Schrick (JCN, SR) 1st TM
Heath Knopp (Oskaloosa, SR) 1st TM
Sam Larson (JCN, SR) 2nd TM
Jared Thibault (MH-MA, SR) 2nd TM
Conlon Bruggeman (Jackson Heights, JR) 2nd TM
Abe Siebenmorgen (MH-MA, SO) HM
Cole Gormley (Horotn, SR) HM

DB: Breydon Baragary (Pleasant Ridge, SR) 1st TM
Ridge Robertson (JCN, SR) 1st TM
Kolby Rethman (Jackson Heights, JR) 1st TM
Anthony Cahill (JCN, SR) 2nd TM
Nathan Peltzer (MH-MA, SR) 2nd TM
Cooper Williams (Jackson Heights, SO) 2nd TM

Defensive Specialist: 
Conner Dean (Horton, SR) 1st TM |
Hunter Wagner (Pleasant Ridge, JR) 2nd TM 

Punter: Nathan Isaacs (Horton, SR) 1st TM
Jared Thibault (MH-MA, SR) 2nd TM
Boston Lane (JCN, SR) HM

Kicker: Taylor Folsom (MH-MA, SO) 1st TM
Nathan Isaacs (Horton, SR) 2nd TM

Returner: Ridge Robertson (JCN, SR) 1st TM
Marshall Randall (Horton, JR) 2nd TM


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