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Rural football has eight All-Centennial picks; High's Saili two-way selection

Rick Peterson, Top Sports News Writer

By RICK PETERSON
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Washburn Rural, which earned a share of the Centennial League championship and went 8-2 on the season, earned eight first-team spots on the All-Centennial League football team.

Rural sophomore quarterback Branton DeWeese, junior tight end Lukas Hanks, senior receiver Robby Bolin and senior lineman Shane Sexton earned berths on the all-league first-team offense while junior linebacker Ty Weber and senior defensive back Landon MacEwan were first-team selections on defense.

BrantonDeWeese1Washburn Rural quarterback Branton DeWeese was the lone sophomore to earn first-team honors on the All-Centennial League football team. [File photo/TSN]

Senior Giles Frederickson was named the all-league kicker while junior Dayton Smoot got the nod as the all-league punter.

DannySaili1Topeka High senior Danny Saili was one of only two players to earn All-Centennial League first-team honors on offense and defense. [File photo/TSN]

A total of 13 city players earned first-team All-Centennial League honors, including Topeka High senior Danny Saili, who earned first-team spots on the offensive and defensive lines.

Senior receiver Brody Gormley and senior defensive back Casen Stallbaumer represent Seaman on the all-league team while Topeka High senior Tylan Alejos earned a first-team berth at running back and Highland Park junior Tre Richardson was named the all-league returner.

Saili was one of only two players who earned first-team honors on offense and defense while DeWeese was the only sophomore to earn all-league first-team recognition,

Manhattan senior Vinny was named the Centennial League offensive player of the year while Junction City senior Keghan McConnell was named the defensive player of the year.

Manhattan's Joe Schartz was named the league coach of the year.

ALL-CENTENNIAL LEAGUE FOOTBALL

FIRST TEAM

Offense

Quarterback -- Branton DeWeese, so., Washburn Rural. Backs -- Vinny Smith, sr., Manhattan; Tylan Alejos, sr., Topeka High; TJ Jones, jr., Junction City. Tight end -- Lukas Hanks, jr., Washburn Rural. Receivers -- Robby Bolin, sr., Washburn Rural; Brody Gormley, sr., Seaman. Line -- Cade McIlvaine, sr., Manhattan; TJ Osa, sr., Junction City; Danny Saili, sr., Topeka High; Shane Sexton, sr., Washburn Rural; Talique Houston, sr., Manhattan.

Defense

Line -- Talique Houston, sr., Manhattan; Danny Saili, sr., Topeka High; Rudy Vargas, sr., Junction City; Elijah Clarke-Boyd, jr., Junction City. Linebackers -- Keghan McConnell, sr., Junction City; Jaxon Vikander, jr., Manhattan; Ty Weber, jr., Washburn Rural; Bobby Trujillo, jr., Emporia. Backs -- Colby Klieman, sr., Manhattan; Casen Stallbaumer, sr., Seaman; Landon McEwan, sr., Washburn Rural; Chaz Ruffin, sr., Junction City.

Returner -- Tre Richardson, jr., Highland Park.

Kicker -- Giles Frederickson, sr., Washburn Rural.

Punter -- Dayton Smoot, jr., Washburn Rural.

SECOND TEAM

Offense

Quarterback -- Camden Barta, sr., Seaman. Backs -- MaKenttis Adams, sr., Washburn Rural; Randall Banks, sr., Junction City; JaVion Lee, sr., Topeka West. Tight end -- Elliott Cooper, sr., Topeka West. Receivers -- Tre Richardson, sr., Highland Park; Joe Hall, sr., Manhattan; Casen Stallbaumer, sr., Seaman. Line -- Logan Cox, jr., Seaman; Petren Batolome, fr., Junction City; Zach Franco, jr., Washburn Rural; Kobe Jordan, sr., Seaman; Sean Miller, jr., Seaman.

Defense

Line -- Austin Fager, sr., Washburn Rural; Kelonnie Patterson, jr., Manhattan; Brody Gormley, sr., Seaman; Josh Adeniji, sr., Manhattan. Linebackers -- Braden Colley, sr., Seaman; EJ Whitfield, sr., Manhattan; Connor Conklin, sr., Washburn Rural; Bryson Vawter, jr., Seaman. Backs -- Joe Hall, sr., Manhattan; Robby Bolin, sr., Washburn Rural; Terrence Tedder, sr., Junction City; Camden Barta, sr., Seaman.

Returner -- Vinny Smith, sr., Manhattan. Kicker -- Grant Snowden, sr., Manhattan. Punter -- Brody Gormley, sr., Seaman.

Honorable mention

Offense

Quarterback -- Malachi Berg, jr, Topeka West; Keenan Schartz, jr., Manhattan; Xavion Felton, jr., Junction City; Cam Geitz, sr., Emporia. Backs -- JC Heim, so., Washburn Rural; Xavier Alexander, jr., Topeka West; Tyrell Reed, jr., Highland Park. Tight end -- Jaxon Bowles, jr., Manhattan; Logan Nabus, jr., Junction City. Receivers -- Tyree Holloway, jr., Junction City; JaqSon Bush, sr., Topeka West; Amr Sabarrini, jr., Washburn Rural; Parker Leeds, jr., Emporia; Kyler Hahn, sr., Manhattan. Line -- Jacob Jackson, sr., Topeka High; Jaxson Thomas, jr., Seaman; Nate Thomas, jr., Emporia; Jay Orozco, sr., Emporia; Morgan Dean, sr., Highland Park; Robert Allaman-Wesley, fr., Emporia.

Defense

Line -- Elliott Cooper, sr., Topeka West; BJ Canady, so., Topeka High; Jaxson Thomas, jr., Seaman; Mackey James, jr., Highland Park; Thai Iverson, so., Emporia; Kobe Le, fr., Emporia; Packson Bettis, so., Washburn Rural; Jamal Shahid, sr., Topeka West; Kasen Hasenkamp, jr., Seaman; Rodney Coleman, jr., Junction City; Kyrece Robinson, so., Topeka West. Linebackers -- Jaylen Holloway, sr., Junction City; Logan McDaniel, sr., Topeka High; JC Heim, so., Washburn Rural; Quaveon Gilmore, sr., Junction City; Wyatt Conklin, jr., Washburn Rural; Kyle Obermeyer, Emporia. Backs -- Tylan Alejos, sr., Topeka High; Dante Walters, jr., Manhattan; Zac Hirschev, sr., Manhattan; Kellan Spruce, jr., Highland Park; Isiah Kincade, so., Topeka High; Callen Barta, so., Seaman; Kaden Woydziak, sr., Emporia; Michael Boganowski, so., Junction City; Donque Williams, jr., Junction City; Kason Williams, jr., Washburn Rural; Fred Jackson, jr., Emporia; Kadyn Galbreath, sr., Emporia.

Kicker -- Aiden Field, jr., Junction City; Gavin Wilhelm, sr, Seaman.