Kinnamon on Top 25 football players to watch list

By Steve Sell
July 11, 2014
File-Kendall Shaw

McPherson High quarterback Kyler Kinnamon has been selected among the Top 25 football players to watch this fall

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