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8 Man 2014 Division II West Roster

Head Coach Marc Cowles Weskan
Assistant Coach Keith Kresin St. John's/Beloit
Assistant Coach Chuck Fessenden Northern Valley

Isaac Alinor, Dighton, has been selected for the Wes squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Dighton High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 2,124 rushing yards, 7.086 average, 301 carries, 64.4 rushing yards per game, 31 rushing TD's, 53 total TD's, 76 receptions for 1280 yards, 18 TD's, 4,431 all purpose yards. He was selected All League Return Specialist.
Dighton was Bi-District Champions in 2013.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include: Sub-State Champs in Basketball, 2012-2013; lettered in basketball 4 years, track 3 years and football 4 years.
Activities and honors outside school include referring recreation league basketball games, umpiring recreation league baseball/softball games, coaching little league recreation football games.
Activities and honors in school include: Honor Roll, Scholar's Bowl, Electrathon, Weight Lifting, Band, Basketball, Football and Track.
Issac's parents are Melvin and Heather Wilms. He plans to attend college.

Jordan Baird, Long Island, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Northern Valley High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 2011: 161 carries for 1160 yards and 17 TD's; 11 pass receptions for 69 yards and 2 TD's; 54 tackles, 1 interception, 7 punt returns for 644 yards, 7 kick returns for 113 yards; 2012: 161 carries for 1160 yards, 17 TD's; 11 pass receptions for 69 yards, 2 TD's; 54 tackles, 1 interception, 7 punt returns for 64 yards and 7 kick returns for 113 yards; 2013: 138 carries for 935 yards, 13 TD's; 16 pass catches for 331 yards, 5 TD's; 62 tackles, 2 interceptions, 6 punt returns for 87 yards, 16 kick returns for 400 yards.
In 2012 Jordan was selected All District 2nd Team Punt Return, Honorable Mention Running Back; All League 2nd Team Running Back and 2nd Team Return Specialist; Hays Daily News Honorable Mention Running Back. 2013: All District 2nd Team Kick Return, 2nd Team Punt Return; All League 1st Team Running Back, 1st Team Return Specialist; Hays Daily News, 2nd Team Running Back.
Northern Valley was Conference Co-Champion in 2012-2013.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include: Basketball: Heart of America Camp in Salina 3 Time All Star Team, 2 Time All Star Game MUPC, 2011, 2013; WKLL All League 2nd Team sophomore year and All League Honorable Mention junior year; Hill City C-Team Tournament All Tournament Team freshman year.
Jordan worked for All American Glass and enjoys sports, fishing, hunting and going to the lake.
Honors in school include Academic Honorable Mention 4 years.
Jordan's parents are Shane and Kirsten Baird. He plans to attend Fort Hays State University.

Ty Clark, Fowler, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Fowler High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 2,096 receiving yards, 35 TD's, 386 tackles and 8 interceptions. Ty was selected 1st Team All League Wide Receiver and Linebacker 2012, 2013; 1st Team All-District Wide Receiver, Linebacker, 2012 and 2013; 1st Team Dodge City Globe All Area 2012 and 2013; 1st Team All State 2012 and 2013; 1st Team All District Defensive Most Valuable Player.
Fowler was District Champions 2 times and Bi-District Champion 1 time during his career.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include: Basketball 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 Sub-State Champs. Ty was named All Area Dodge City Globe 2nd Team in 2012-2013; All-State Honorable Mention Topeka Capital 2013; Honorable Mention All State Wichita Eagle 2013. The team received 1A Division II State Basketball 3rd place in 2011-2012 and 1A Division II State Basketball Runner-up in 2012-2013.
In Track Ty was a 1A state qualifier in the 4x800 in 2011 and 2012, state qualifier in the 4x400 in 2012-2013, state qualifier in the javelin in 2013.
He enjoys hanging out with friends, playing sports and lifting weights and was an Honor Student in high school.
Ty's parents are Steve and Kelly Clark and Brian and Pam Brungardt. He plans to attend Dodge City Community College and play football.

Tyler Compton, Weskan, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Weskan High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 2012: 1st Team Defensive Back, 2nd Team Running Back, Topeka Capital Journal All State Football Team, honorable Mention Linebacker; 2013: All League Team, 1st Team Running Back, 2nd Team Defensive Back.
Stats: Rushing - 745 total yards on 128 carries, average 5.82 yards per carry, 9 TD's , 93.1 yards per game, longest rush 58 yards; Defense: 31 solo tackles, 30 assisted tackles, 61 total, TFL - 4.0.
Weskan was District Runner Up in 2012 and 2013.
Tyler was a member of the State winning 4x800 relay team in 2013 and placed 5th at State Track in the 4x800 relay in 2012.
He enjoys working and hunting and made the All League Academic Team and Tested in WKLL League Testing.
Tyler's parents are Brad and Lisa Compton. He plans to attend Kansas State University to become an Electrical Engineer.

Marcus Denham, Wilson, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Wilson High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 2011: 359 yards, 40 tackles; 2012: 818 yards, 50 tackles - Honorable Mention All District Running Back; 2013: 642 yards, 103 tackles - All District Line Backer.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include: All League Basketball 2 years; Varsity Basketball Letter 3 years, Varsity Track Letter 3 years, Varsity Baseball Letter 1 year, State Power Lifting 1 year.
Activities and honors outside school include: Published Author in "Kansas Living" Magazine; Who's Who 1 Year, United States Achievement Academy 1 year, All American Scholar 1 year, Young Eagles 2 years.
Hobbies and interests include Active Christian Teens, weight lifting, Science Club, Eco-Meet and Art Club. He was Class Student Council Representative 2 yeas and Class Vice President 1 year.
Marcus' parents are Brett and Wendy Denham. He plans to attend Colby Community College to be a Physical Therapy Assistant.

Connor Eilert, Beloit, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of St. John's Catholic High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: Team Captain, 4 years; 2011: All District Linebacker; 2012: All State Linebacker, All District Linebacker, Running Back, Punter and Kicker; 2013: All State Linebacker and Running Back, All District Running Back, Linebacker; All District Defensive MVP.
Statistics: career passing - 62 completions in 177 attempts for 725 yards, 5 TD's; rushing - 364 carries for 1948 yards, 43 TD's, averaging 5.35 yards per carry; receiving - 21 receptions for 413 yards, avg. 19.67 ids, 7 TDs; total all purpose yards, 1948 rushing, 413 receiving, 439 kick returns, interception returns 49, 2849 total; 1948 total yards rushing, 725 total yards passing, 413 total yards receiving; Defensive: 186 solo tackles, 193 assisted tackles, 337 total tackles; 10 sacks; 4 interceptions for 49 yards; 6 kickoff returns for 243 yards; 32 punts for 936 yards, avg. 29.25; 43 TD's scored.
In 2010 St. John's had a record of 0-9; 2011, 2-7; 2012, 8-2 and 2013, 11-1. In 2012 St. John's was Bi-District Runner-Up and in 2013 they reached the state playoffs winning the District, Bi-District, and Regional, ending the season as State Runner-Up.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include: Basketball: Lettered 4 years, selected All League in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014. All League Sophomore, Junior and Senior Year; Sub-State Runner up in 2012 and State Champions in 2014.
Connor lettered in track and field 3 years, in golf 2 years, placing 4th at State Golf both years.
Activities and honors outside school include Platinum Service Award (200 hours) within community, school and church; Prayer and Action Mission Trip; Conquest - Young Men's Group, CYO member. Played American Legion baseball with the Beloit Legion and Concordia Legion, state qualifier with both teams.
Hobbies and interests include farming with his father and grandfather on the family farm, hunting, fishing, trapping and hanging out with friends.
Activities and honors in school include Scholars Bowl, lettering 4 years, State Qualifier 3 years, freshman year 6th place, senior year state champions; Student Council, National Honor Society; Fort Hays State University Math Relays-Multiple Individual and Team Awards, Ecology Regional and State Competition, S.A.D.D. member, Vocal Music, Class President, Scholastic Letter, First Honor Roll, Wichita State Presidential Scholar, Wendy's High School Heisman School Winner and State Finalist.
Connor's parents are Brad and Vickie Eilert. He plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Agribusiness.

Luke Eilert, Beloit, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of St. John's Catholic High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: career stats: 1 of 2 passes completed for 14 yards; 52 carries for 156 yards; 46 catches for 782 yards; 993 total all purpose yards.
In 2010: Luke was Team Captain; 2012: Selected All District Tight End & Defensive Line, All State Honorable Mention Defensive Line, Team Captain; 2013: Team Captain, All District Tight End and Defensive Line, All State 1st Team Defensive Line and Honorable Mention Tight End.
St. John's had an 8-2 record in 2012, was Bi-District Runner-Up; 2013: District Champ, Bi-District Champ, Regional Champ, Sub-State Runner-Up with an 11-1 record.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include: 2011-2012: 2nd Team All League Basketball, State Golf; 2012-2013: 2nd Team All League Basketball, State Golf, Basketball Sub-State Runner-Up, League Basketball Runner-Up; 2014: Basketball League Champions; Basketball State Champions; plus participation in Track and Golf.
Activities and honors outside school include: Conquest Boys Group Leader, Prayer and Action Mission Trip, CYO, Gold Service Recipient for 100+ hours of service work.
Luke enjoys farming, hunting, fishing and playing sports.
Activities and honors in school include: Student Body President, Treasurer of National Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, S.A.D.D.
Luke's parents are Doug and Beth Eilert. He plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Mechanical Engineering.

Kyle Gfeller, Winona, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Wallace County High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: Selected All State, All District, and All League; Hays Daily News Super 11, Topeka Capital-Journal Specialist, VarsityKansas.com Quarterback Honorable Mention, K-Preps All State Defensive Back and 2 Year Team Captain.
Wallace County reached the playoffs the past 4 years, was district and league champion 2 years.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include state basketball, track and golf.
Activities and honors outside school include Strand Theatre volunteer and a member of the Bethesda Lutheran Church.
Kyle helps with Gfeller Farms and enjoys hunting and fishing.
Activities and honors in school include Powerlifting-Team State Champions & Individual State Champion, Forensics, Three Sport Award 4 years, Student Council, Academic Honor Roll, Homecoming King Candidate.
Kyle's parents are Dennis and Jana Gfeller. He plans to attend Bethany College and play football.

Callahan Grund, Wallace, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Wallace County High School.
Football statistics include: 32 receptions for 702 yards, 15 TD's, 135 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 3 interceptions. Wallace County has reached the playoffs all four years and was District Champs, 2 time League Champs, State Runner-Up and Sub-State Runner-Up.
Honors and accomplishments include 7th in the Mile Relay Anchor Leg State Track in 2012; 9th place in the Mile in 2012; and 4th place in the 800 in 2012. He was a member of the 4th Place at State 1A Basketball Team in 2013.
Activities and honors outside of school include 4-H, American Gelbvieh Junior Association, 4-H Key Award 2013, National Cattleman's Beef Association Public Speaking Champion in 2013, AGJA 2 Time All Around Champion.
Hobbies and interests include showing livestock in 4-H.
Activities and honors in school include Class Officer 4 years, NHS 3 years, STUCO 4 years, Forensics 3 years, Western Kansas Liberty League 2 years Academic Testing.
Callahan's parents are Jerry and Chrysanne Grund. He plans to attend junior college to livestock judge and transfer to Kansas State University.

Trenton Klaus, Victoria, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2914 graduate of Victoria High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 2012: 25 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles, 5 sacks, 4 tackles for loss; 2013: 18 solo tackles, 25 assisted tackles, 5 sacks, 6 tackles for loss. Trenton was selected All League Offensive Lineman - Unanimous Selection and All Area Offensive Lineman Honorable Mention.
Victoria was District Runner Up 3 years and Undefeated District Champion in 2012 and 2013.
Trenton has worked for a local farmer since the summer of 8th grade and helps local parishes with annual church clean-ups.
He enjoys riding horses and 4-wheelers, anything that involves being outdoors.
Activities and honors in school include 3rd place team at the State in Skills USA and V-Club all 4 years.
Trenton's parents are Terry and Peggy Klaus. He plans to attend Colby Community College and major in Feedlot/Ranch Management.

Nathan Kuhn, Victoria, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Victoria High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 1st Team All League Center/Nose Guard, 2012 and 2013; All State Honorable Mention Offensive Lineman, 2012 and 2013; 2nd Team All Area 8 Man Hays Daily News. Victoria was District Champs in 2012 and 2013.
Nathan enjoys farming, hunting and fishing.
Activities and honors in school include: SADD, FCCLA, V-Club and Skills USA.
Nathan's parents are Leon and Colleen Kuhn. He plans to attend NCK Tech College in Beloit and become a welder.

Jackson Stull Meiers, Natoma, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Natoma High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include selected All State Honorable Mention Kicker 2 years and 1st Team All District Kicker 2 years.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include: Two year State Track Medalist, long jump; 4x800 Relay School Record Holder; League Power Lifting Champion and record holder in bench, squat and clean.
Activities and honors outside school include President of the 4-H club, member 6 years; showing cattle and pigs.
Jackson has been in FFA 4 years, serving as treasurer this year.
He is the son of Chris Meiers and Allie Williams and plans to attend college.

Leyton Miller, Arapahoe, Colorado, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Weskan High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include:
JUNIOR YEAR: Weskan Coyotes made it to the first round of 8-man Division II playoffs during the 2012 - 2013 season. Leyton was named to the 2012 WKLL All League Team as 1st team Center and 1st team defensive line; 2012 K-Preps Class 8-man Division II All District team Honorable Mention Defensive lineman
SENIOR YEAR: Weskan Coyotes made it to the first round of 8-man Division II playoffs during the 2013 - 2014 season. Leyton was named to the 2013 WKLL All League Team as 2nd team Center and 1st team Defensive Line; 2013 K-Preps Class 8-man Division II All District team Offensive lineman and Defensive lineman
Leyton was ranked 15th in the State of Kansas among all 8-Man Division II Defensive Lineman in total tackles his Senior year with only 8 games played.
Leyton was ranked 1st in Tackles in the Western Kansas Liberty League for Defensive Lineman. Leyton also led the WKLL and District with 15 Tackles for Loss as a Defensive Lineman.
Leyton placed 6th in the shot put at the State Track Meet in 2013.
He is a member of 4-H and is active in church activities.
Hobbies and interests include hunting, fishing and outdoor activities and hanging out with friends and family.
Leyton's parents are Jeff and Brenda Miller. He plans to attend Northwest Technical College, studying electrical technologies.

Brett Pinkerton, Logan, has been chosen to play on the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Logan High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 2,042 passing yards, 3 TD's, 1,755 rushing yards, 23 TD's, 291 tackles, 9 interceptions. Brett was selected by the Hays Daily News and Topeka Capital as All State Quarterback in 2013; All District Honorable Mention Quarterback, Defensive Back and Punter, 2012 and 2013; All WKLL Honorable Mention Quarterback 2012, Defensive Back 2013.
Logan was 2013 WKLL Runner-Up, defeating Northern Valley in 2013.
Brett was a State Track Meet qualifier as a freshman and sophomore in the 4x400 Relay.
He is a member of CYO and enjoys hunting, fishing, working on vehicles, trapping and the occasional game night.
School activities include FFA and KAY.
Brett's parents are Rob and Lisa Pinkerton. He plans to attend K-State at Salina, studying Aviation Maintenance.

Seth Smith, Winona, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Triplains USD 275.
Football accomplishments, statistics and honors include: All League Center and Linebacker; he had 79 solo tackles, 29 assisted tackles, total of 108 tackles, averaging 12 tackles per game. He also had 2 sacks, 2 tackles that caused fumbles, 1 interception for a TD, 2 fumble recoveries, and caught 2 kickoffs he ran back for 31 yards, averaging 15.5 yards per return. Seth was a leader on the team.
Triplains had a losing record in 2010 and 2012, in 2012 you were 2-7 and in 2013 6-3, losing to Weskan.
In other sports Seth was selected to the All League Team in Basketball in 2012-2013.
Activities outside of school include Church Youth Group. He enjoys fishing, guns, collecting John Deere Toys and Ford pickups.
Activities and honors in school include Scholars Bowl (2011-2012, 2012-2013), KAYS 4 years, Pep Club, 2 years, League Scholarship Testing 4 years, All League Academic Team 2013-2014.
Seth's parents are Dan and Ruth Smith. He plans to attend Fort Hays State University, majoring in Ag Business.

Benjamin Speer, Dighton, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Dighton Junior-Senior High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 2013 K-Preps 8 Man II All District Line, End and Overall Defensive Most Valuable Player; NWKL League 1st Team Offensive Guard, 2nd Team Defensive End, Topeka Capital Journal Honorable Mention Line. Benjamin had 15.5 sacks, 165 tackles and 12 pancake blocks.
Dighton was Bi-District champions and Regional Runner Up in 2013.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include State Track 2011, lettering in track and football all 4 years.
Activities and honors in school include Scholars Bowl, National Honor Society and Electrothon.
Benjamin's parents are Dean and Amy Speer. He plans to attend Seward Community College.

Kole Urban, Bison, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Otis-Bison High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 35 games played completing 62 of 140, .443%, for 836 yards and 6 TD's. He carried the ball 296 times for 1437 yards, averaging 4.86 yards per carry, scoring 27 TD's. Kole had 214 tackles, 8 interceptions and 3 fumble recoveries.
He was selected All League 1st Team Defensive Back and Utility Back in 2013 and Hays Daily News All District 1st Team Safety.
In 2010 Otis-Bison was 1A DII State Runner-Up, 2011 Sub-State Runner Up, 2012 Regional Runner Up and 2013 3rd in District. They were District Champions in 2010 and 2012.
Honors and accomplishments in other sports include: 2010, 3rd in State in Basketball; 2011, State Runner Up in Basketball; 2013, Sub-State Runner up in Basketball and 3rd in State Powerlifting as a team.
Activities and honors include CYO, NCYC and 4-H.
Kole enjoys hunting, fishing and playing sports.
School activities and honors include: NHS, StuCo, SADD, KAYs, Football, Basketball, Track, Forensics, Scholar's Bowl, All-School Play and Teacher's Aide.
Kole's parents are Ken and Melanie Urban. He plans to attend Kansas State University and major in biological systems engineering.

Ian Vincent, Long Island, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Northern Valley High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 277 career tackles. 2012: Selected 2nd Team WKLL Offensive Team Guard, 1st Team WKLL Defensive Back, All District 1st Team Guard, All-District 1st Team Linebacker; 2013: 1st Team WKLL Guard, All District 1st Team Guard, Honorable Mention All-District Linebacker.
Northern Valley was he WKLL Co-Champions in 2012.
Ian letter in Basketball and Track.
He enjoys hunting, farming and sports.
Activities and honors in school include: WKLL All-League Academic Team, FFA, Honor Roll, Student Council.
Ian's parents are Paul and Tammy Vincent. He plans to attend Kansas State University.

Dalton Walker, Sharon Springs, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Wallace County High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 161 total tackles, 6 fumble recoveries. He was selected All State Defensive Lineman, 8 Man Division II Co-Defensive Player of the Year, Top 100 Seniors of 2013: WKLL 1st Team Center & 1st Team Defensive Line; 2012: WKLL 1st Team Defensive Line, 2nd Team Center; 2011: WKLL 2nd Team Defensive Line. He was selected for the 2014 Shrine Bowl.
Wallace County reached the playoffs all 4 years, they were District Champ and League Champ 2 years, Sub-State Runner Up and State Runner Up.
Dalton was the overall State Power Lifting Champion 220 class junior year and overall State Power Lifting Champion 181 class freshman year.
He is a member of Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout.
Activities and honors in school include National Honor Society, Academic Testing, Scholar's Bowl - State Runner Up freshman year.
Dalton's parents are Dowell and Lisa Walker. He plans to attend college in Rapid City, SD and obtain a BS in Mining Engineering.

Hayden Walker, Sharon Springs, has been selected for the West squad. He is a 2014 graduate of Weskan High School.
Football statistics, accomplishments and honors include: 2012: All League First Team, All State First Team; 2013: All League Second Team, All District Team.
Weskan reached the state playoffs and was conference champions 2 years in a row.
Accomplishments in other sports include All League Basketball junior and senior year, State Track qualifier.
Activities and honors outside school include Youth group member, taking part in mission trips to Kansas City and Puerto Rico.
Hayden enjoys playing sports and being with friends.
He was NHS president and a Student Council member.
Hayden's parents are Bryce and Tracy Walker. He plans to attend Kansas State University and earn an Engineering degree.

 

 

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