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Seven city players earn All-United Kansas Conference first-team football honors

By RICK PETERSON

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Twenty-five city players have earned All-United Kansas Conference football recognition, led by seven first-team picks.

AllenBaughmanWestShawnee Heights junior running back Allen Baughman was one of four T-Birds to earn first-team spots on the All-United Conference football team. [File photo/TSN]

BrysonVawterFB2Seaman senior Bryson Vawter earned All-United Kansas Conference first-team recognition at running back. [File photo/TSN]

XavierAlexanderTopeka West senior Xavier Alexander (32) was named the All-UKC first-team punter and also received honorable mention at running back. [File photo/TSN]

Shawnee Heights put a city-high four players on the All-UKC first team, with junior running back Allen Baughman, senior offensive lineman Gavin Zuperku, junior all-purpose pick Jayden Moore and junior defensive lineman Christian Gonzales all earning first-team berths.

Seaman is represented on the first team by senior running back Bryson Vawter and senior offensive lineman Sean Miller while Topeka West senior Xavier Alexander was named the All-UKC first-team punter.

Earning second-team all-conference honors on offense were Topeka West senior quarterback Malachi Berg, Seaman junior receiver Callen Barta, Shawnee Heights junior tight end Jayden Holly and Shawnee Heights junior lineman Rykan Carver.

Eight city players earned second-team spots on defense -- Seaman senior lineman Kasen Hasenkamp, Topeka West junior lineman Kyrece Robinson, Seaman senior linebacker Jaxson Thomas, Shawnee Heights junior linebacker Alex Dittman, Shawnee Heights senior linebacker Sean Wunder, Seaman junior back Jack Bloom, Shawnee Heights senior back Jayden Berry and Heights senior back Jaye Jones.

In addition to earning first-team honors at punter, West's Alexander received All-UKC honorable mention on offense while Seaman's Vawter, a first-team running back, received honorable mention on defense. Six other city players received honorable mention.

ALL-UNITED KANSAS CONFERENCE FOOTBALL

First team offense

Quarterback -- Eddie McLaughlin, sr., Leavenworth.

Running back -- Bryson Vawter, sr., Seaman; Allen Baughman, jr., Shawnee Heights.

Wide receiver -- Brant Wilson, sr., Basehor-Linwood; Lexton Grafke, jr., Lansing

Tight end -- Nash McCarty, jr., Basehor-Linwood.

Line -- Levi Cooley, sr., Basehor-Linwood; Josue Perales, sr., De Soto; Camden Beebe, sr., Piper; Sean Miller, sr., Seaman; Gavin Zuperku, sr., Shawnee Heights.

All-purpose -- Jayden Moore, jr., Shawnee Heights.

First team defense

Line -- Charlie Woleben, so., De Soto; Jamale Williams, sr., Lansing; Evan Damron, jr., Piper; Christian Gonzales, jr., Shawnee Heights.

Linebacker -- Gage Greer, sr., Basehor-Linwood; Sam Torline, sr., De Soto; Luciano Riggi, jr., Lansing; Aaron Henson, jr., Piper. 

Defensive back -- Kaleb Scott, jr., Basehor-Linwood; Cole Heitman, jr., De Soto; Adrian Spencer, sr., Lansing; Jacob Robinson, sr., Leavenworth.

First team special teams

Kicker -- Zane Busick, sr., Piper.

Punter -- Xavier Alexander, sr., Topeka West.

Returner -- Brant Wilon, sr., Basehor-Linwood.

Second team offense

Quarterback -- Malachi Berg, sr., Topeka West.

Running back -- Bennett Hutchinson, jr., De Soto; Tyron Butler, jr., Lansing.

Wide receiver -- Colin Vigil, sr., Piper; Callen Barta, jr., Seaman.

Tight end -- Jayden Holly, jr., Shawnee Heights.

Line -- Sam Lough, jr., Basehor-Linwood; Grant Brownell, sr., De Soto; Zachary Eagle, jr., Leavenworth; Sam Jarvis, sr., Piper; Rykan Carver, jr., Shawnee Heights. 

All-purpose -- Tannar McDaniel, so., Piper.

Second team defense

Line -- Dallas Griffin, sr., Leavenworth; Kasen Hasenkamp, sr., Seaman; Kyrece Robinson, jr., Topeka West; Peyton Waldo, sr., Turner.

Linebacker -- Mason L'Heureux, sr., Piper; Jaxson Thomas, sr., Seaman; Alex Dittman, jr., Shawnee Heights; Sean Wunder, sr., Shawnee Heights.

Defensive back -- Colin Vigil, sr., Piper; Jack Bloom, jr., Seaman; Jayden Berry, sr., Shawnee Heights; Jaye Jones, sr., Shawnee Heights. 

Second team special teams

Kicker -- Gage Greer, sr., Basehor-Linwood.

Punter -- Davis Barr, jr., De Soto.

Returner -- Lamar Lynch, jr., Piper.

Honorable mention offense

Basehor-Linwood -- Logan Gall, sr.; Brady VanDonge, jr.; Jekai Harris, sr. De Soto -- Jacob Fagen, sr.; Carson Miller, jr.; Ryan Schottler, sr. Lansing -- Dalton Jorgensen, jr.; Caden Howell, jr. Leavenworth -- Nolan Norburto, jr.; Xavier Strickland, jr.; Kaden Ramey, sr.; Xander Finn, sr. Seaman -- Kaden Jordan, so.; Logan Cox, sr. Shawnee Heights -- Aidan Fennell, sr.; Alex McHardie, jr. Topeka West -- Xavier Alexander, sr. Turner -- Donovan Moore, jr.; JaRon Brown, jr.

Honorable mention defense

Basehor-Linwood -- Nate Martin, fr.; Garrett Pierce, so. De Soto -- Angelo Saunders, sr.; Charlie Tadlock, jr.; Misael Calderon, sr.; Jason Jurmann, sr.; Sean Gibson, jr. Leavenworth -- Sam Curtis, sr.; Winston Rhym, jr. Piper -- Miguel Martin, sr.; Zane :Pudenz, jr.; Camden Beebe, sr.; Lamar Lynch, jr.; Terrel Anderson, sr. Seaman -- Bryson Vawter, sr. Shawnee Heights -- Alex Dawkins, jr. Turner -- Angel Madrid, sr.

Honorable mention special teams

Basehor-Linwood -- Isaac Neil, jr.; Kaleb Scott, jr. De Soto -- Misael Calderon, sr. Shawnee Heights -- Carson Christian, sr.

Offensive player of the year -- Eddie McLaughlin, sr., Leavenworth.

Defensive player of the year -- Jamale Williams, Lansing.

Coach of the year -- Brian King, De Soto.

 

 

 

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