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8 Man 2013 Division I West Roster

Head Coach Chris Bamberger - Ness City
Assistant Coach Paul Dold - Little River
Assistant Coach CT Young - Pretty Prairie

Rustin Ardery - Kiowa County - Rustin Ardery, Mullinville, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Kiowa County High School.
Football accomplishments and stats include: 114 tackles in 2012. He was named First Team All District Center, First Team SPIAA Defensive End, Honorable Mention TCJ, Hutchinson News and Wichita Eagle (All State).
Rustin was a three year letterman in basketball.
He is a member of the Methodist Youth Fellowship and enjoys hunting and fishing.
Activities and honors in school include National Honor Society-2011-2013, Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, KU and K-State Honor Banquet.
Rustin's parents are Shannon and Zandrea Ardery. He plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Animal Science.

Brandon Baird - Pratt-Skyline - Brandon Baird, Pratt, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Skyline High School.
Football accomplishments and stats include: 4 year varsity starter and letter, senior stats: 101 tackles, 730 rushing yards, 9 rushing TDs, 1 passing TD, 1 return TD. Junior stats: 90 tackles, 420 rushing yards, 7 rushing TD's. In 2011 he was named Honorable Mention All State Linebacker, All District 1st Team Linebacker, All League 1st Team Linebacker; 2012: All District 1st Team Linebacker, All league 2nd Team Linebacker, All District 1st Team Running Back, All League 2nd Team Running Back.
Brandon lettered 2 years in basketball and track.
He is a farmhand and enjoys paintballing.
Activities and honors in school include Pep Club, National Honor Society, Roll of Excellence, Math Relays, Science Olympiads, Scholars Bowl.
Brandon's parents are Gretchen Banks and Michael Baird. He plans to attend Kansas State University and major in biochemistry.

Jarod Borger - Hodgeman County - Jared Borger, Jetmore, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Hodgeman County High School.
Football accomplishments include: Receiving: 16 catches for 389 yards, 14 TD's and 7 interceptions; Rushing: 98 attempts for 821 yards and 12 TDs. He was selected K-Preps District 6 Running Back 2011; SPIAA 2nd Team Safety, 1st Team Offensive End, 2011; SPIAA 1st Team, 2012; All Area 1st Team 2012.
Hodgeman County was District Champions, Bi-District Champions, Regional Runner-Up in 2010, losing to Solomon 22-18.
Jared went to State in track in the 4x100 in 2011, was selected 2nd Team All League in Basketball as a junior and went to State Golf and placed 18th as a Junior.
He plays softball and enjoys hunting, fishing, working and just having fun with friends.
In school he was a member of FFA, KAYS and choir.
Jared's parents are Dale and Vonda Borger and he plans to attend college.

Josh Burdine - Solomon - Joshua Christopher Burdine, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Solomon High School.
Football accomplishments and stats include: selected All State Player 2 years and 16 Player of the Game 2012 football season. Solomon was League Champs, Conference Champs, District Champs and Sub-State Runner-Up in 2012.
Joshua was also selected All State in basketball. in 2012-2013. He was a member of the basketball, track and swim teams.
He served as a lifeguard and is a member of the summer swim team and was King of the Winter Court at school in 2013.
Joshua's parents are Harold and Debbie Murphy. He plans to attend college.

Chet Cordell - Little River - Chet Cordell, Little River, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Little River High School.
Football accomplishments and stats include: 2,530 rushing yards, 236 solo tackles, 213 assisted tackles. He was selected All League in 2010 and 2012 and All State in 2012, 2nd team in 2011. LIttle River made the playoffs in 2011.
Chet was a member of the basketball team that was Sub-State Runner Up, League Champs, named Burrton All Tourney Team 2 years and All League 1 year. In baseball he was selected 2nd Team All League and Honorable Mention 2nd Team All State 1 year.
Activities and honors outside school include PSR-Catholic Youth Group and helping with Special Olympics.
Hobbies and interests include camping, shooting, 4-wheeling and working.
Activities and honors in school include Stuco 3 years, president junior year.
Chet's parents are Shane and Jacky Cordell. He plans to attend Bethany College and play football.

Garrett Flax - Ness City - Garrett Flax, Utica, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Ness City High School.
Football accomplishments include: over 3,000 total yards, over 50 TDs, 150 tackles, 10 interceptions. Senior year honors include: 1st Team All League Punt & Kick Returner, 2nd Team All League Runningback and Linebacker, K-Preps All State Return Man, Wichita Eagle Defensive Player of the year.
Ness City was District and Bi-District Runner up in 2010 and 2011, and undefeated State Champs in 2012.
Garrett was a member of the 2010 track team that was state champion, and member of the 4x100 state champion relay; the 2011 and 2012 basketball teams that qualified for the state tournament; and placed 2nd in the 4x100 relay in 2011.
He is a member of CYO and enjoys fishing and hunting.
Activities and honors in school include: FFA-secretary, KAYS, National Honor Society, Student Council, Senior Class President, Principals honor roll all 4 years.
Garrett's parents are Vernon and Cinda Flax. He plans to attend college and major in animal science.

Dalton Gantz - Ness City - Dalton Gantz, Ness City, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Ness City High School.
Football accomplishments include: over 3,000 yards, scoring 50 touchdowns. He was selected 1st Team All League Running Back, All League Linebacker, All State Running Back and All State Linebacker. Dalton was the District Offensive and Defensive MVP, K-Preps 8 Man Defensive Player of the Year, Kansas Sports Offensive Player of the Year, All State All Class 3rd Team Running Back and Linebacker; and a Shrine Bowl Selection.
Ness City made the state playoffs the last three years and was the undefeated state champion in 2012.
Dalton was a member of the 2011 and 2012 basketball teams that made the state playoffs and in track he was a member of the 4x100 Class 1A relay team that placed 1st at state and the team also placed 1st at state; and in 2011 the 4x100 relay team that placed 2nd at state in 2A.
He is a member of United Methodist Youth and enjoys hunting, fishing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, and hanging out with friends.
Activities and honors in school include FFA, Honor Roll and Stuco Representative.
Dalton's parents are Gary and Jodi Gantz and he plans to attend Garden City Community College, play football and major in Ag Business.

Matt McClaren - Minneola - Matt McClaren, Fowler, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Minneola High School.
Football accomplishments include: named Topeka Capital Journal First Team All-State Quarterback, Kansas Sports First Team All State Quarterback, K-Preps First Team All State Quarterback, 8M-1 Co-Offensive Player of the Year, District-First Team Quarterback, Safety and Honorable Mention Linebacker, Running Back; SPIAA League-First Team Quarterback, 2nd Team Safety. His senior year stats were: 44 touchdowns and 2172 rushing yards.
Minneaola reached the Playoffs and were League Champions.
Matt was selected SPIAA League Honorable Mention in basketball and All State 2nd Team Shortstop in baseball.
He enjoys sports, hunting and fishing and was a member of the National Honor Society and on the High Honor Roll.
Matt's parents are Doug and Michelle McClaren. He plans to attend college and major in ag business.

Creighton McDonald - Kiowa County - Creighton McDonald, Mullinville, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Kiowa County High School.
Football accomplishments include: 2012-2013: 1024 yards rushing, average 9.14 yards per carry, 12 rushing TD's, 58 solo tackles, 28 assisted tackles and 5 INTs. He was a 4 year letterman. Creighton was named SPIAA Honorable Mention Running Back and 2nd Team Safety; All Around Honorable Mention in the Hutchinson News, Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital-Journal.
Kiowa County had a 6-4 record and was district runner-up in 2012.
Creighton participated in the 2012 State Track meet as a member of the 4x100 relay that placed 5th.
He enjoys sports and hunting and received 3rd Place in Journalism with his Editorial Cartoon at Regional.
Creighton's parents are Devin McDonald, Kyla McDonald and Courtny Mills. He plans to join the Navy as an Aviation Rescue Swimmer.

Blake McVicker - Ness City - Blake McVicker, Ness City, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Ness City High School.
Football accomplishments and stats include: total points-14, solo tackles-70, receiving yards-97, rushing yards-3, total TD's-2. He was selected 8 Man All State Team, AL League Defensive League First Team and received the longest pass (73 yards) in the league.
Overall Ness City was 13-0 with a National Ranking of #5 and State Rank #1. They were league, district and state champs.
Blake is a member of the United Methodist Church Fellowship and enjoys hanging out with friends, lifting weights, dirt biking, snowboarding, hunting and fishing.
Activities and honors in school include participating in powerlifting, track and field and he is a member of FFA.
Blake's parents are Darren and Shelly McVicker. He plans to attend Garden City Community College and play football.

AJ Moore - Hodgeman County - A.J. Moore, Jetmore, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Hodgeman County High School.
Football accomplishments include: Selected All League Linebacker, All District Linebacker, District 7 MVP. Hodgeman County was League Champions, District Champions, Bi-District Champions and Regional Runner-Up in 2010 and 2012.
A.J. was a state qualifier in USA Kids Wrestling, state placer in USA Kids Greco and Freestyle Wrestling and a state placer in Power LIfting.
He coaches kid's wrestling and enjoys hunting, fishing and lifting weights and has been a member of FFA in school.
A.J.'s parents are Steve and Kristi Moore. He plans to attend college, major in criminal justice and play football.

Troy Nagle - Pretty Prairie - Troy Nagle, Pretty Prairie, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Pretty Prairie High School.
Football accomplishments include: starting on offense and defense and special teams for 2 years; selected to the first team State offense and defensive lineman, and making the playoffs all 4 years, and sub-state once.
Troy has qualified for State Track for 3 years.
He is involved in the People to People pogrom and Pretty Prairie's Town Theater play.
Troy is interested in electronics and was an Honor Student all 4 years, Top of the Class, Scholar's Bowl and was in the school play.
His parents are Peter and Stacey Nagle. He plans to attend Kansas State Universtiy.

Blayne Neilson - Solomon - Blayne Neilson, Abilene, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Solomon High School.
Football accomplishments and stats include: lettering all 4 years. In 2011 he was selected All Wheat State League Honorable Mention and in 2012, Wheat State All League First team, All District #5 First Team Defensive and Offensive Lineman.
In 2012 Solomon was Wheat State League Champs, District #5 Champions, Bi-District Champions, Regional Champions and Sub-State Runner-Up.
Blayne lettered in track and enjoys hunting, fishing, hanging out with friends and spending time with family.
His parents are John and Laurie Neilson. He plans to attend college and play football.

Brandon Salmans - Hoxie - Brandon Wade Salmans, Hoxie, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Hoxie High School.
Football accomplishments and stats include: 296 total tackles, 12 total sacks, 8 total fumble recoveries, 1 blocked punt, 17 punts for 661 yards, longest 55 yards; rushing yards: 2 carries for 33 yards, longest 31. In 2010 he was named NWKLS Honorable Mention Defensive End: 2011: NWKC 2nd Team Guard and Defensive End; 2012; NWKL 1st Team Defensive End, 1st Team Guard.
In 2012 Hoxie made the playoffs with a 7-3 team record.
Brandon was a three time state wrestling qualifier. In 2012 he placed 5th at state at 182# and in 2013 he was the State Wrestling Champ at 195 pounds.
He enjoys fishing and hunting.
Activities and honors in school include: FFA, FCCLA, junior and senior stuco representative, Best of Show at FHSU Industrial Arts Fair for his walnut panel cedar chest.
Brandon's parents are Blaine and Lori Salmans. He plans to attend Garden City Community College and play football.

Mark Schnittker - Pretty Prairie - Mark Schnittker, Pretty Prairie, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Pretty Prairie High School.
Football accomplishments include: All State Running Back and Linebacker, All District Running Back and Linebacker, 1st Team LInebacker and Running Back. He had 163 total tackles in 2012 and 66 assists; 954 yards rushing, averaging 11.8 yards per carry.
Pretty Prairie was Bi-District Champions in 2012.
Mark serves as a Pretty Prairie Volunteer Fire Fighter and enjoys fishing, hunting and working.
He played football 3 years and was in choir for 2 years.
Mark's parents are Mark F. Schnittker and Julane Schnittker and he plans to attend college and study business.

Bryce Steiner - Central Plains - Bryce Steiner, Claflin, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Central Plains High School.
Football accomplishments include: CPL All League Quarterback; CPL Honorable Mention League Quarterback; District #5 8 Man Division I All District Unanimous Cornerback Honorable Mention Quarterback; K-Preps 8-Man Div. I All State Defensive back; K-Preps All District Team #5 Defensive Back and Honorable Mention Quarterack; Hutchinson News All Area Honorable Mention; Varsity Kansas.com KSN 3 2012 All Class 8-Man Football Team Honorable Mention Defensive Back; Selected to the Kansas Shrine Bowl West Squad.
Bryce was a four year starter and letterman at defensive back and two year starter at quarterback and was the 2012 captain of the team.
He was a four year starter and letterman in baseball and was selected 2011 All League Catcher. He was selected to play in the 2012 Oklahoma Midwest All-Star Showcase. He was also a two year starter in basketball.
Bryce enjoys hunting and sports.
Activities and honors in school include: 2012-2013 Honor Roll, 2009-2012 Honorable Mention; 2012 December Student of the Month, Freshman and Sophomore Class President, 2012-2013 O-Club President; C-Club and O-Club member (4 years), FFA member (3 years), Member of 2012 FFA State Land Judging Team (1st place, 2nd place individual), All School Band (4 years) and All School Play (4 years).
Bryce's parents are Chris and Tammie Steiner. He plans to attend college and play baseball or football.

Gary Stewart - Minneola - Gary Stewart, Minneola, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Minneola High School.
Football accomplishments include: 2012 SPIAA League Defensive End, 2012 SPIAA League 2nd Team Tight End, 2012 District 1st Team Defensive End, 2012 District 1st Team Tight End, 2011 SPIAA League 2nd Team Defensive End, 2011 District Honorable Mention Defensive End, 2012 Season Totals: 14.5 sacks, 62 total tackles, 12.43 average yards per catch (Tight End).
Minneola was 2012 SPIAA League Champions, 2012 District and Bi-District Runner-Up, 2009 SPIAA League Champions, 2009 District Champions, 2009 Bi-District Runner-Up.
Gary was named 2011-12 SPIAA League Honorable Mention, 2012 District Honorable Mention in basketball and was a member of the 2011-12 Sub-State Runner-Up team. He was a member of the 2011 1A/2A Regional Champion and State qualifying baseball team.
Activities and honors outside school include leader of the Young Men's Bible Study Group, Operation Christmas Child, Pumpkins in the Park, Ireland Mission trip member.
He enjoys hunting, fishing, shooting bows, woodworking, playing sports and hanging out with friends.
Activities and honors in school include NHS 2 years, NHS President 1 year, Stuco 1 year, Fort Hays State Math Relays 4 years, Academic Olympics 2 years, Scholar's Bowl 4 years, Band 4 years, Band President, Choir 2 years, Junior and Senior Class President, Football 4 years, Basketball 4 years, Baseball 4 years, Lamp of Knowledge 4 years, High Honor Roll 4 years, Kansas Honor's Scholar, United States Achievement Academy Scholar, 4.0 GPA.
Gary's parents are Mark and Brenda Stewart. He plans to attend Garden City Community College on a football scholarship.

Dayton Walter - Lincoln - Dayton Walter, Lincoln, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Lincoln High School.
Football accomplishments include: 3000+ passing yards from 2010 to the present time; 9 TD passes in 1 game, state record (tied); 1000+ rushing yards. He was selected All District Quarterback in 2010, 2011 and honorable mention, 2012; Topeka Capital Journal All State Honorable Mention Quarterback.
Lincoln was District Champions in 2010.
Dayton was a 3 year letter winner in basketball and was named to the All League 3rd term; 3 year letter winner in baseball and 3 year letter winner in track.
He is a member of the church choir and CYO and enjoys hunting, fishing, farming and ranching.
Activities and honors in school include National Honor Society, Forensics, School Play, KAY Club, STUCO member and Junior Class President.
Dayton's parents are Chad and Christi Walter. He plans to attend Ottawa University on a football scholarship.

Caleb Watts - South Gray - Caleb B. Watts, Montezuma, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of South Gray High School.
Football accomplishments include: 2010: Honorable Mention All League Interior Lineman; 2011: 2nd Team All League Offensive Interior Lineman and Defensive Lineman, Honorable Mention All State Offensive Lineman; 2012: 1st Team All League Center, 2nd Team Linebacker, Honorable Mention All State Offensive Center.
In 2011 South Gray was League, District, Bi-District, Regional, and Sub-State Champs and State Runner-Up.
Caleb was a High Plains League Champion wrestler in 2012 and third place state qualifier at 195 pounds in the Regional meet.
Activities outside school include placing 3rd in State Archery, 2 Time National Qualifier in Archery.
He is a member of youth group, taking 2 Mission trips to the Philippines.
Other hobbies and interests include archery, watching high school sports, star gazing, ice fishing with his father, long walks on the beach followed by bubble baths, free running, bouldering, putting on bake sales with mother, underwater basket weaving, noodling and hanging out with friends.
Activities and honors in school include: A-B Honor Roll, State Vocal Soloist.
Caleb's parents are Tony and Wendy Watts and his future plans are undecided.

Steven Yergey-Dible - Hoxie - Steven Yergey-Dible, Menlo, has been selected to play on the West squad. He is a 2013 graduate of Hoxie High School.
Football accomplishments include: Defensive Player of the Year, All District and All League, 1st Team Running Back and 1st Team Linebacker.
Ness City was District Runner-Up in 2012.
Steven finished 3rd in the State 3-2-1A Wrestling Tournament.
He is lifeguard and assistant manager of the Hoxie Municipal Swimming Pool and enjoys working on the farm.
Hobbies and interests include hunting, carpentry work and camping. He was a Homecoming Candidate in 2012.
Steven's parents are Debra and Dan Dible and he plans to attend Manhattan Area Technical College.

 

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