McPherson High quarterback Kyler Kinnamon has been selected among the Top 25 football players to watch this fall byCatchitKansas.com.
Kinnamon checked in a surprisingly low No. 21. He was the only area player to make the list, which was headlined by Hays quarterback Alex Delton, who has committed to Kansas State and whose team will be a district opponent for the Bullpups this year.
Kinnamon certainly put up eye-popping numbers as a junior. He broke Dwayne Chandler’s 25-year-old single-season rushing record — despite being a quarterback. He rushed for 1,662 yards and scored 24 touchdowns, while also throwing for 1,154 yards and five touchdowns, despite the fact his top receiver, TJ Stites, was moved to wide receiver after four games, which led to his passing numbers declining.
Another surprisingly low rating went to Andale’s Hunter Knoblauch, who is ranked only No. 11 on the list despite the fact he might be the state’s top running back.
Buhler quarterback Jace Williams, whose team also is on the district schedule for the Bullpups, came in at N0. 8.
Here is the list:
No. 1 — Alex Delton, QB, Hays
No. 2 — Kyler Ehm, OL/DL, Wichita Collegiate
No. 3 — Denzel Goolsby, RB, Bishop Carroll
No. 4 — Michael Lickteig, DL, Kapaun Mt. Carmel
No. 5 — Jack Copher, WR, Wichita Collegiate
No. 6 — Tyler Burns, RB, Wichita Trinity
No. 7 — Tommy Marquez, LB, Bishop Carroll
No. 8 — Jace Williams, QB, Buhler
No. 9 — Dylan Brazell, DB, Wichita Northwest
No. 10 — Connor Lungwitz, QB, Maize
No. 11 — Hunter Knoblauch, RB, Andale
No. 12 — Hunter Hall, QB, Clearwater
No. 13 — Garrett Xanders, WR, Derby
No. 14 — Josh Hornback, DB, Bishop Carroll
No. 15 — Travis Wood, QB, Conway Springs
No. 16 — Dakota Wolf, DB, Buhler
No. 17 — Eli Renoux, RB, Andover
No. 18 — Colton Howell, QB, Bishop Carroll
No. 19 – Curtis Whitten, RB, Derby
No. 20 — Brett Bonar, LB, Rose Hill
No. 21 — Kyler Kinnamon, QB, McPherson
No. 22 — Brylie Ware, DB, Sedgwick
No. 23 — Brock Monty, QB, Kapaun Mt. Carmel
No. 24 — Will Adler, QB, Winfield
No. 25 — Romello Cotman, DB, Wichita Northwest