All-Big 8 Football Team released



The All-Big 8 Football team has been released. Cassville and Lamar led the way with 10 total First-Team selections each. Cassville took two of the premier awards as David Large was named Coach of the Year and Hayden Prater was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Wildcats. Lamar's Jared Beshore took the top offensive award as Offensive Player of the Year.

The complete teams are below. Click the links below to see photos from games invoving Big 8 Teams.

PICTURES: Cassville vs. Mt. Vernon
PICTURES: Monett vs. Cassville
PICTURES: Lamar vs. Cassville
PICTURES: Monett vs. Aurora
PICTURES: Mt. Vernon vs. Monett
PICTURES: Aurora vs. Mt. Vernon
PICTURES: Seneca vs. Aurora
PICTURES: Carl Junction vs. Hillcrest

Offensive Player of the Year:  Jared Beshore - Lamar            
Defensive Player of the Year:  Hayden Prater - Cassville            
Big 8 Coach of the Year:  David Large - Cassville   

First Team Offense

Quarterback
Levi Petterson - Lamar (Sr.)

Running Back
Everett Basham - Aurora (Sr.)
Jared Beshore - Lamar (Jr.)
Aaron Hall - Monett (Sr.)
Shane Williams - Mt. Vernon (Sr.)

Wide Receiver
Kurran Blaney - Monett (Sr.)
Matt Magee - Carl Junction (Jr.)
Jalen Skaggs - Seneca (Sr.)

Tight End
Sam Bailey - Lamar (Jr.)
Logan Scott - Cassville (Sr.)

Tackle
Austin Boice - Lamar (Sr.)
Reece Bounous - Monett (Sr.)

Center
Justin Frieden - Lamar (Sr.)

Guard
Ben Bailey - Lamar (Jr.)
Josh Carlton - Cassville (Sr.)

All Purpose Back
Braxton Graham - Seneca (Jr.)

First Team Defense

Defensive End
Reese Bounous - Monett (Sr.)
JT Tucker - Lamar (Jr.)
Braiden Vaught - Cassville (Sr.)

Defensive Tackle
Brandon Eaves - Lamar (Jr.)
Drew Henbest - Cassville (Sr.)

Linebacker
Everett Basham - Aurora (Sr.)
Cody Franna - Cassville (Sr.)
Jake Morgan - Lamar (Sr.)
Matt Murphy - Monett (Sr.)
Hayden Prater - Cassville (Jr.)

Defensive Back
Kurran Blamey - Monett (Sr.)
Ty Craig - Cassville (Jr.)
Garrett Kirk - Cassville (Sr.)
Brett McDonald - Lamar (Soph.)
Shane Williams - Mt. Vernon (Sr.)

First Team Special Teams

Punter
Stone Phelps - Cassville (Sr.)

Kicker
Bradley Loeckenhoff - Cassville

Returner
Braxton Graham - Seneca (Jr.)
Matt Magee - Carl Junction (Jr.)

Second Team Offense

Quarterback
Payton Rawlins-Seneca (Jr.)

Running Back
Chris Dunker-Cassville (Sr.)
Marty Mailes-Seneca (Sr.)
Nick Thompson-Carl Junction (Sr.)

Wide Receiver
Andrew Parker - Aurora (Sr.)
Stone Phelps - Cassville (Sr.)
Chance Smith - Seneca (Sr.)

Tight End
Zane Phillips - Mt. Vernon (Sr.)

Tackle
Dalton Cloven - Carl Junction (Sr.)
Brett Roark - Seneca (Sr.)

Center
Mac Yust - Seneca (Jr.)

Guard
Devin Madison - Seneca (Jr.)
Tyler Richardson - Mt. Vernon (Sr.)

All Purpose Back
Garrett Kirk - Cassville (Jr.)

Second Team Defense

Defensive End
Josh McCulloch - Aurora (Sr.)
Mac Yust - Seneca (Jr.)

Defensive Tackle
Montanna Cooper - Seneca (Sr.)
Jake Sizemore - Cassville (Sr.)

Linebacker
Calvin Bremmerkamp-Carl Junction (Jr.)
 Korbin Carlson-Carl Junction (Sr.)
Rocky Liveoak-East Newton (Sr.)
Marty Mailes-Seneca (Sr.)
Kaden Schader-Seneca ( Sr.)
Dominic Swillum-Mt. Vernon (Jr.)

Defensive Back
Braxton Graham-Seneca (Jr.)
Kurt Hadlow-Aurora ( Sr.)
Matt Magee-Carl Junction (Jr.)
Jalen Skaggs-Seneca ( Sr.)

Second Team Special Teams

Punter
Keenan Bagley - Lamar (Sr.)

Kicker
Reece Tholen - Carl Junction (Soph.)

Returner
Mark Barlett - Lamar (Jr.)

Honorable Mention Offense

Quarterback
Dustin Satterlee-Carl Junction (Jr.)

Running Back
Ian Plemmans-East Newton (Sr.)
Brent Thompson-Cassville (Sr.)

Wide Receiver
Brandon Abbott-East Newton (Sr.)
Denton Thomas-Mt. Vernon (Sr.)
J Thomas-Carl Junction (Sr.)

Tight End
Devon Overall-Monett (Sr.)

Tackle
Jimmy Keutzer-Lamar (Jr.)
Payton Meeks-Mt. Vernon (Sr.)

Center
Trevor Carney-Cassville (Sr.)

Guard
Clint Bray-East Newton (Sr.)
Matt Wentz-Monett (Jr.)

All Purpose Back
Cedric Gartman-Lamar (Sr.)

Honorable Mention Defense

Defensive End
Alex Sheppart-East Newton (Sr.)

Defensive Tackle
Dez Bradford-Monett (Jr.)
Dallas Doyle-Lamar (Sr.)

Linebacker
Zack Justice-Mt. Vernon (Sr.)
Dalen Merriman-Seneca (Sr.)
Devon Overall-Monett (Sr.)
Chad Rice-Lamar (Sr.)

Defensive Back
Tyler Bass-Monett (Sr.)
Landon Compton-Lamar (Jr.)
Tyler Ng-Seneca (Sr.)
Denton Thomas-Mt. Vernon (Sr.)

Honorable Mention Special Teams
Punter
Dima Spellman - Mt. Vernon (Sr.)

Kicker
Ben Bailey - Lamar (Jr.)


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