Earlier this week the Missouri Football Coaches Association announced their Academic All-State teams.  A number of Ozarks players were selected with Neosho leading the SW Mo contingent with 6 selections.  Thayer, Fair Grove, Catholic, Monett, Salem, and state champion Webb City all placed 4 players.  Congratulations to all who were selected.  Especially to those players who made both the football and academic all-state teams.  Those players are Jacob Eckman & Lance Schneider of Thayer, Caleb Schaffitzel of Fair Grove, Beau Bounous & Kyle Meyer of Monett, Thomas Gori of Catholic, Parker Graham & Austin Lepper of Webb City, and Ryan Howerton of Lebanon.  Thanks boys.  You’ve made us doubly proud.

There is a disappointing side to this though.  It’s obvious that not nearly as many coaches submitted the paperwork to nominate their players for the academic all-state teams as for the football all-state teams.  Which is again sending the exact wrong message to our young people.  It is definitely more work to verify that players are eligible for academic all-state status, but we have to show our kids that we value them as more than just athletes.  And those kids who make the commitment to excel in academics while playing a sport would appreciate being recognized for their efforts in the classroom just as much as on the field.  If your coach is a member of the MFBCA, encourage them to take the time to nominate their student athletes for the academic all-state teams.  If it’s not important to us, it most likely won’t be important to them.

MFBCA Academic All-State Teams


CLASS 6

  • Paul Bubash, SR – St. Louis University High
  • Dan Marklin, SR – St. Louis University High
  • Matt Storey, SR – St. Louis University High
  • John Swanston, SR – St. Louis University High
  • Brian Kinealy, SR – St. Louis University High
  • Jake Fechter, JR – St. Louis University High
  • Griffin Lowry, JR – St. Louis University High
  • Mike Mayberger, JR – St. Louis University High
  • Michael Riddering, JR – St. Louis University High
  • Andrew Mackin, JR – St. Louis University High
  • T.J. Moe, SR – Ft. Zumwalt West
  • David Washko, JR – Ft. Zumwalt West
  • Nick McCullough, SR – Ft. Zumwalt West
  • Jacob Myers, SR – Ritenour
  • Ryan Campbell, SR – Lindbergh
  • Garth Sherman, SR – Lindbergh
  • Christian Brinser, JR – Liberty
  • Marshall Arnold, SO – Liberty
  • Zac Leach, SR – Liberty
  • Scott Buffa, SR – Liberty
  • Josh Johnston, SR – Liberty

CLASS 5

  • Mark Sappington, SR – Raymore-Peculiar
  • Andrew Mueller, JR – Raymore-Peculiar
  • Jerome Link, SR – Raytown South
  • Sean King, SR – Raytown South
  • Dalton Pierce, SR – Lebanon
  • Ryan Howerton, SR – Lebanon
  • Zach Cooley, JR – Lebanon
  • Kameron Davis, SR – Waynesville
  • Damian Fadl, SO – Waynesville
  • Josh Kim, JR – Waynesville

CLASS 4

  • Logan Hollaran, JR – Staley
  • Jackson Long, SO – Staley
  • Austin Hooten, SO – Staley
  • Stephen Backes, SR – Helias
  • Austin Bernskoetter, SR – Helias
  • Brad Lorang, SR – Helias
  • Brent Wildhaber, SR – Helias
  • Derek Naida, SR – Harrisonville
  • Nick Palmero, SR – Festus
  • David Purcell, SR – Festus
  • Chris Walter, SR – Festus
  • Luke Propst, JR – Festus
  • Dylan Biondo, JR – Festus
  • Alex Wise, SO – Neosho
  • Blake Stauffer, Soph. Neosho
  • Jake Brown, SR – Neosho
  • Evan Baker, SR – Neosho
  • Jake Baggs, SR – Neosho
  • Ryan Padilla, JR – Neosho
  • Adam Banks, SR – Clayton
  • Hal Lewis, SR – Clayton
  • Colter Janssen, SR – Union
  • Stephen Pursley, SR – Union
  • Andrew Bromet, SR – Union
  • Lucas Hart, JR – Marshall
  • Marty Kays, SR – Marshall
  • Jeremiah Oteh, SR – MICDS
  • Brannon Champagne, SR – St. Charles West
  • Alex Burns, JR – St. Charles West
  • Ryan Olive, JR – St. Charles West
  • Austin Stephens, SR – Kearney
  • Kyle Street, SR – Kearney
  • Tyler Brite, SR – Kearney
  • Tim George, SR – Pacific
  • Blake Arnette, JR – Pacific
  • Will Leidecker, SR – Branson
  • Josh Fletcher, SR – Branson
  • Kael Bowling, SR – Branson
  • Arthur Hartt, SR – Smith-Cotton
  • Jared Hagedorn, SR – Smith-Cotton
  • Bryce Johnson, SR – Smith-Cotton
  • Addisson Foote, SO – Smith-Cotton
  • Parker Graham, SR – Webb City
  • Austin Lepper, SR – Webb City
  • Adam Williams, SR – Webb City
  • Jerry Workman, SR – Webb City
  • Ron Johnson, JR – Nevada
  • Tanner Greer, JR – Nevada

CLASS 3

  • Sam Doerr, SR – Priory
  • Charles Friedman, SR – Priory
  • Dan Pasque, SR – Priory
  • Drew Sexton, SR – Priory
  • John Tabash, SR – Priory
  • Ben Selby, JR – Reeds Spring
  • Riley Brown, SR – East Newton
  • Cole Bagby, JR – Luthern St. Charles
  • Brian Loesel, JR – Luthern St. Charles
  • Alex Edwards, SR – School of the Osage
  • Aaron Williams, SR – School of the Osage
  • Tyler Davis, SR – School of the Osage
  • Joe Pepple, SR – Archbishop O’Hara
  • Stephen Swillum, SR – Mt. Vernon
  • Tony Martin, SR – Park Hills Central
  • Ty Floyd, JR – Salem
  • Kevin Presley, SO – Salem
  • Cody Wofford, SR – Salem
  • Yousef Ibrahim, SR – Salem
  • Kellen Bounous, SR – Monett
  • Michael Roberts, SR – Monett
  • Beau Bounous, JR – Monett
  • Kyle Meyer, SR – Monett
  • Colin Pashia, SR – North Callaway
  • William Craft, SR – New Madrid County
  • Nathan Oneill, SO – Oak Grove
  • Austin Rogers, JR – Oak Grove
  • Jackson Schnieders, SO – Oak Grove
  • Darrick Smith, SR – Oak Grove
  • Jacob Wright, SR – Oak Grove
  • Paul Black, SO – Pembroke Hill
  • Jay Todd Max, SR – Pembroke Hill
  • Cory Coale, SR – Clinton
  • Scott Johnson, SR – Catholic
  • Max Jersak, JR – Catholic
  • Thomas Gori, SR – Catholic
  • Chase Bureman, SR – Catholic
  • Seth Orozco, SR – Pleasant Hill
  • Aaron Roach, SR – Pleasant Hill
  • Sam Harvey, JR – Pleasant Hill
  • Cody Todd, JR – Pleasant Hill
  • Mitch Hatten, SO – Cameron
  • Dakoda Phillips, JR – Cameron
  • Huston Jack, JR – Cameron

CLASS 2

  • Marc Jensen, SR – Higginsville
  • Madison Bennett, JR – Higginsville
  • Chad Nuelle, JR – Higginsville
  • Chase Berry, SO – Higginsville
  • Bryan Johnson, SR – Trenton
  • Kade Kinney, SR – Trenton
  • Michael Kurtz, SR – Trenton
  • Tyler Allen, SO – Warsaw
  • Johnny Eierman, SO – Warsaw
  • Ryan Spry, SO – Warsaw
  • John Ward, JR – Warsaw
  • Riley Neal, JR – Warsaw
  • Alex Maples, SR – Warsaw
  • Logan Smith, SR – Warsaw
  • Cody Wright, SR – Warsaw
  • Jerad Bruggeman, SR – El Dorado Springs
  • Kanon Hoover, SO – El Dorado Springs
  • Caleb Schaffitzel, JR – Fair Grove
  • Alec Hackett, JR – Fair Grove
  • Jacob Green, SR – Fair Grove
  • Trey Allen, SR – Fair Grove
  • Brett Nardoni, JR – Orchard Farm
  • Kollin Groves, JR – Orchard Farm
  • Dustin Starks, JR – Caruthersville
  • Jace Bohlmeyer, SR – Centralia
  • Michael Schmidt, JR – Centralia
  • Nic Ford, JR – Centralia
  • Joel Bohlmeyer, SO – Centralia
  • Andy Coulter, SO – Centralia
  • Michael Mahien, SO – Centralia
  • Logan Jett, SO – Crystal City
  • Jacob Duncan, JR – Crystal City
  • Drew Marlow, JR – Crystal City
  • Dakota Reel, SR – Crystal City
  • Nathan Adair, JR – Wright City
  • Stephen Hanff, SR – Wright City
  • Cody Anthony, SR – South Callaway
  • Brett Shoop, SR – Windsor
  • Brian White, SR – Palmyra

CLASS 1

  • Nick Allen, SR – Thayer
  • Lance Schneider, SR – Thayer
  • Ryan Veatch, SR – Thayer
  • Jacob Eckman, SR – Thayer
  • Johnathan Schieber, SR – Penney
  • Sam Fairchild, SR – Penney
  • Joey Mulheron, SR – Wellington-Napoleon
  • Ethan Arndt, JR – Wellington-Napoleon
  • Dylan Register, SO – Wellington-Napoleon
  • Stephen Key, JR – Lone Jack
  • Patrick Kirk, SO – Lone Jack
  • Clayton Coulson, SR – West Platte
  • Matthew Atkinson, JR – Gallatin
  • Colton Selby, JR – Gallatin
  • Dylan Leeper, SO – Gallatin
  • Zakk Huddleston, SR – McAuley
  • Justin L’ Hote, SR – St. Vincent
  • Austin Davis, SR – St. Vincent
  • Lance Snodgrass, JR – Polo
  • Alan Vassmer, SR – Polo
  • Dalton Rardon, JR – Polo
  • Spencer Snodgrass, SR – Polo
  • Robert Sanders, SR – Tipton
  • Tanner Edwards, SR – Tipton
  • Shane Andriano, SR – Mid Buchanan
  • Andrew Sass, SR – Mid Buchanan
  • Matthew Bell, JR – Marceline
  • Michael Womack, JR – Marceline
  • Jake Ewigman, SO – Marceline

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