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All-Metro football 2013 VarsityKansas.com All-Metro football team

  • Published Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 10:40 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 11:40 a.m.

HOW THE TEAM IS SELECTED

The VarsityKansas.com All-Metro teams recognize the best players in team sports in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. Beat writer Joanna Chadwick sends nomination ballots to coaches within those counties, and coaches are asked to nominate the best players they saw, including their own.

Chadwick selects the football team by position, based on those nominations and her own evaluation of players. The VarsityKansas.com Top 11 team, recognizing Kansas’ top players, will appear online Friday and in Sunday’s Wichita Eagle.

HOW THE TEAM IS SELECTED

The VarsityKansas.com All-Metro teams recognize the best players in team sports in Sedgwick, Harvey and Butler counties. Beat writer Joanna Chadwick sends nomination ballots to coaches within those counties, and coaches are asked to nominate the best players they saw, including their own.

Chadwick selects the football team by position, based on those nominations and her own evaluation of players. The VarsityKansas.com Top 11 team, recognizing Kansas’ top players, will appear online Friday and in Sunday’s Wichita Eagle.

Offense

Trever Buckner

OL, Andale, 6-3, 260, sr.

A strong lineman, both on the offensive and defensive side, he helped make Andale (11-1) a formidable offensive team.

Brabender Crabrera

OL, Andover, 6-0, 210, sr.

The Trojans’ best lineman for an offense that averaged 30 points a game and went undefeated in the regular season.

DeAndre Goolsby

TE, Derby, 6-5, 225, sr.

Goolsby, a two-time All-Metro selection, consistently drew defensive attention, but when he got the ball on a pass or a punt return, he was tough to bring down. Had 38 catches for 613 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Cole Hansen

OL, Derby, 6-4, 284, sr.

A three-time All-Metro selection, he was a force on a line that helped the Panthers (12-1) become a potent offense, both in the run game (3,125 rushing yards) and the passing game (1,460).

Craig Lantz

OL, Kapaun, 6-3, 325, sr.

A physical lineman, Lantz helped lead Kapaun to the Class 5A semifinals for the first time since 1990.

Connor Lungwitz

QB, Maize, 6-0, 199, jr.

Lungwitz had 1,975 passing yards, completing 152 of 252 passes with 28 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Had six touchdowns, five passing, in five overtime playoff loss.

Blake Lynch

K, Eisenhower, 5-5, 135, jr.

Only missed one point-after attempt, kicked the winning field goal against Maize South and made 6 of 11 field goals, including a 47-yarder.

Michael Mason

RB, Mulvane, 6-1, 205, sr.

Had 2,232 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns on 296 carries. Set Mulvane records for touchdowns, yards in a season and a game. Ran for 345 against Collegiate in first round win in the 4A playoffs.

Ryan Schadler

RB, Hesston, 5-11, 180, sr.

Had 2,438 rushing yards on 174 carries, an average of 14 yards per carry. Had 524 yards and seven touchdowns in a win over El Dorado. Also had 88 tackles, six for loss, and four interceptions.

Kendall Stewart

WR, Maize, 5-9, 151, jr.

A speedster with good hands, Stewart had 750 receiving yards on 43 catches and 11 yards. Helped lead Maize to the Class 6A playoffs with seven wins.

Trey Tucker

OL, Sedgwick, 6-0, 245, sr.

Right tackle who was the key on the line for an offense that threw for 2,921 yards and also had a nearly 2,000-yard rusher.

Chase White

RB, Maize, 6-0, 192, sr.

Had 1,670 rushing yards on 191 carries with 18 touchdowns, setting Maize career and season TD records. Had a season-high 399 rushing yards on 19 carries and five TDs against Goddard.

Defense

Aderio Ammons

DL, Heights, 6-0, 245, sr.

Three-time All-Metro selection, led Heights to 6A quarterfinals. A physical presence on the line, had 54 tackles, nine for loss and two sacks.

Sean Bernard

LB, North, 6-3, 230, sr.

An athletic, tough linebacker who consistently caused offenses problems and led North to two straight playoff berths. Had 97 tackles, 13 1/2 for loss.

Jose Delgado

LB, Derby, 5-11, 190, sr.

Covered the field from sideline to sideline. Derby held holding opponents to three first-half touchdowns in the final 12 games. Led Derby with 69 solo tackles, 19 tackles for loss and three sacks.

Patrick Dugan

DL, Carroll, 6-2, 240, sr.

Led Carroll to a 10-1 record, the City League title and a 23-game win streak. Had 23 tackles, five tackles for loss and five sacks.

Ethan Harp

LB, Kapaun, 6-1, 205, sr.

A two-way player, who also ran for 721 yards, he had 107 tackles, eight for loss, three sacks, two interceptions and two defensive touchdowns for Crusaders (10-2).

Hunter Knoblauch

DB, Andale, 5-11, 170, jr.

Knoblauch, who had 1,753 rushing yards and 24 touchdowns, led Andale’s defense with 55 solo tackles and 35 assists.

Sam LaFleur

DL, Kapaun, 5-11, 235, sr.

Had 67 tackles, 13 for loss and six sacks as he led a defensive line that routinely wreaked havoc en route to the Class 5A semifinals.

Josh Lewis

LB, Maize South, 6-0, 220, sr.

Had 174 tackles, six interceptions, a fumble recovery and three defensive touchdowns for the Mavericks (8-2).

Trevon Mitchell

DB, West, 5-11, 190, sr.

Led West to first playoff berth in 11 seasons. Had 78 tackles, five interceptions and a defensive touchdown. Also rushed for 801 yards and had 356 receiving yards.

Nick Nolting

DL, Carroll, 6-2, 225, jr.

Had planned to focus solely on wrestling, but decided to come out for football and then made opponents wish he hadn’t. He had 63 tackles, 32 for loss and 11 sacks.

Joe Stevens

P, Northwest, 5-10, 175, sr.

Stevens was a consistent presence at punter, where he averaged 43 yards a punt.

Travis Young

DB, Derby, 6-1, 191, sr.

A hard-hitting defensive back, Young had the speed to track down any receiver on a pass play or get to the line and make the stop. Had 44 solo tackles, six for loss, two sacks and three interceptions.

COACH OF THE YEAR

Brandon Clark, Derby

Clark led Derby to its first Class 6A title since 1994 and first title game appearance since 2002. Derby won its final 12 games, only giving up three first-half touchdowns in that period.

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