Whitfield, Bush on All-KCAC football team

By Steve Sell
August 19, 2016

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


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