Bullpups dominate AVCTL D-III football team

By Steve Sell
November 28, 2016

McPherson High’s football team reaped the rewards of an 8-3 season that resulted in advancing to the second round of the Class 4A Division I playoffs.

The Bullpups were well represented on the All-AVCTL Division III team announced on Sunday.

First-team offensive selections included Casen Hoover at both quarterback and punter, Jack Reifschneider at both receiver and special teams and Jared Ruth in the line.

On defense, top picks were Wyatt Seidl in the line, Jayse Alexander at linebacker and Drew Labertew in the secondary.

Bullpups making the second team were receiver Jeff Reed, tight end Thomas Diggs, lineman Britton Bate (both offense and defense), Kollin Goering at linebacker, Ben Nikkel in the secondary and Labertew as a kicker.

Honorable mention for the Bullpups were Seidl at running back, Dylan Baldwin and Clayton Gerbrandt in the offensive line, Caleb Spaich and Michael Mendez in the defensive line and  Luke Koehn at linebacker.

Buhler’s Dalton Brown was named the Offensive MVP and Augusta’s Dallin Marlnee was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Brent Pfeiffer of Maize South was Coach of the Year.

Here is the first team:


Quarterback — Casen Hoover, McPherson

Backs — Dalton Brown, Buhler; Jacob Perez, Maize South

Receivers — Jack Reifschneider, McPherson; Isaac Anthemides, Andover Central; Dalton Smyres, Buhler

Tight end — Preston Seiler, Maize South

Line — Jared Ruth, McPherson; Lawson Schultz, Buhler; Austin Bickel, Buhler; Mike Storrer, Maize South; Xavier Krumm, Andover Central

Punter — Casen Hoover, McPherson

Special teams — Jack Reifschneider, McPherson


Line — Wyatt Seidl, McPherson; Brendan Webb, Buhler; Tyler Whitson, Buhler; Nick Glenn, Maize South

Linebacker — Dallin Marlnee, Augusta; Jayse Alexander, McPherson; Braden Lock, Buhler; Justin Swafford, Maize South

Secondary — Drew Labertew, McPherson; Tyler White, Maize South; Hunter Wiehl, Buhler; Jack Wagner, Maize South

Kicker — Jim Sheehan, Maize South