CLASS 2A FOOTBALL ALL STATE RETURNEES

Class 2A All State Football Returnees
Joshua McDonald ran for 746 yards and collected 95 tackles for Kent Denver a year ago and is one of three first team all-state selections for the Sun Devils

After finishing runner-up in Class 2A a year ago, Kent Denver may be considered the team to beat as the Sun Devils return four players who received first team all-state honors in 2016.  Heading up that list are running backs Joshua McDonald and Charles McKissick and defensive heavyweights Willy Boatman and TJ Love.

Defending state champion La Junta lost a senior class involving many three-year starters but the Tigers welcome back do everything QB Jon Nuschy who led the team in rushing and passing as a sophomore last year.  Trevon Wehrman (Platte Valley) and Cole Sienknecht (Manitou Springs) are two other talented signal callers in Class 2A this year as both were second team all-state last season.

Below is a quick list and breakdown of the players in Class 1A that return after being named either first or second team all-state in 2016.

FIRST TEAM

Willy Boatman – Kent Denver

  • Led Sun Devils with 29 tackles for loss
  • Third on team with six sacks
  • Fourth on team with 75 tackles
  • Recovered two fumbles

Peter Flack – D’Evelyn

  • Led Jaguars defense with 104 tackles
  • Topped team with 11 tackles for loss
  • Tied for second on team with three passes defended

TJ Love – Kent Denver

  • Third on team with 77 tackles
  • Second on squad with 24 tackles for loss
  • Second on team with seven sacks
  • Second on team with five passes defended

Joshua McDonald – Kent Denver

  • Second on team with 746 yards rushing
  • Caught 11 passes for 115 yards and four touchdowns
  • Led defense with 95 tackles including 10 for loss
  • Tied for second on team with three interceptions

Charles McKissick – Kent Denver

  • Third on team with 687 yards rushing
  • Led team with nine touchdowns on the ground
  • Caught 12 passes for 113 yards and two scores
  • Tied for second on team with three interceptions

Jon Nuschy – La Junta

  • Starting QB on state championship team
  • Threw for 1,100 yards and 17 touchdowns with just four interceptions
  • Ran for team best 1,407 yards and 16 touchdowns
  • Rushed and passed for at least 100 yards in the same game four times

 

SECOND TEAM

Mitchell Black – Faith Christian

  • Fifth on the team in tackles with 35
  • Key member of offensive line that helped create 1,500 yards passing and 1,636 yards rushing last year

Logan Church – Delta

  • Fourth on defense with 71 tackles
  • Second on team with three tackles for loss
  • Tied for second on team with three sacks

Ryan Phelps – Bayfield

  • Led team with 13 sacks
  • Fourth on team with 81 tackles
  • Second on team with 17 tackles for loss
  • Second on team with 21 receptions for 191 yards and a touchdown

Josh Reeder – Delta

  • Led team with five sacks
  • Second on team with 51 tackles
  • Led team with four tackles for loss
  • Helped offense generate over 4600 yards and 42 touchdowns

Cole Sienknecht – Manitou Springs

  • Completed 48 of 80 passes for 924 yards and 13 touchdowns against only three interceptions
  • Led offense with 980 yards rushing with eight touchdowns
  • Fourth on the team with 34 tackles
  • Ran and passed for least 100 yards in the same game three times

Trevon Wehrman – Platte Valley

  • Threw for 1,356 yards in first year as starter – completed 142 of 252 attempts including 15 touchdowns
  • Threw for at least 200 yards in three games
  • Ran for team best 1,180 yards and 11 touchdowns
  • Ran for at least 100 yards in six games

Cole Wood – Bayfield

  • Second on team with 90 tackles
  • Second on team with 11 sacks
  • Tied for team lead with two fumble recoveries
  • Tied for fourth on club with 13 tackles for loss

Taylor Wright – Manitou Springs

  • Registered 20 tackles on defense
  • Helped offense generate 43 touchdowns and nearly 400 yards of offense per game

 

2016 All State Football Teams (Class 1A & 2A)

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