McPherson College’s football team placed two members on the All-KCAC Preseason Team announced today by the conference.
Linebacker Dalton Whitfield and defensive back Braden Bush are among the members of the defensive unit. Bush led the KCAC with six interceptions, including three against playoff team Kansas Wesleyan.
Bethany also has two players on the team, both on the offensive side — running back Nate Ocran and offensive lineman Justin Burns.
McPherson High graduate Zach Lanning was named to the defensive first team. He’s a senior at Ottawa.
Here is the team:
• OFFENSE •
Quarterback — Cedrick Phillips, Sterling
Backs — Nate Ocran, Bethany; Jesse Rogers, Friends; Jaylen Sykes, Bethel
Fullback— Joe Donnell, Tabor
Tight end — Mitch Kufahl, Kansas Wesleyan
Receivers — Marquis Jackson, Bethel; Sam Camp, Friends; Terrance Polk, Ottawa; T.J. Brown, Sterling
Utility — Easton Ridley, Saint Mary
Linemen — Justin Burns, Bethany; Mitch Butterfield, Friends; Ayrius Brown, Kansas Wesleyan, Trae Boese, Ottawa; Lars Lind, Sterling; Spencer Baalman, Tabor
• DEFENSE •
Line — Kelechi Chukwuka, Friends; Christian McQueen, Kansas Wesleyan; Andrew Kump, Saint Mary; Zach Lanning, Ottawa
Linebackers — Josh Lewis, Friends; Dalton Whitfield, McPherson College; Levi Huneke, Ottawa; KyRandall Smith, Saint Mary
Secondary — Braden Bush, McPherson College; Kenny Nez, Saint Mary; Marquis Hodge, Southwestern; Tyus Williams, Sterling
• SPECIAL TEAMS •
Punter — Aiden Pirrin, Saint Mary
Returner — LonDarius Thomas, Kansas Wesleyan; Charles Beale, Tabor
Kicker — Jared Slavens, Tabor