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2018 Craw-Kan Southeast Kansas All-Area Football Team

Dylan White & Jerek Butcher of Pittsburg named All-Area OPOY & DPOY. (photo: Susan Crowley)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Dec 28, 2018

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Sports in Kansas has released the 2018 Craw-Kan "Your Community Technology Partner" Southeast Kansas All-Area Football Team. Players are made up from the CNC, SEK (plus Pittsburg, Parsons) and TRL leagues in Kansas. Every week Sports in Kansas releases a "Craw-Kan Team of the Week" from the Southeast Kansas area. Visit Craw-Kan online here.  Craw-Kan now offers gigabit fiber in Pittsburg and Frontenac! PARENTS/ATHLETES: Every player on the list below is eligible for an All-Area 1st Team, 2nd Team or Honorable Mention patch by emailing sportsinkansas@gmail.com

First Team All-Area Offense

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Easton Dean, Labette County Sr.

J.C. Shelton, Galena Sr.

Ty Roark, Pittsburg Sr.

Gage Friess, Parsons Sr.

Cade Simmons, Colgan Sr.

Running Backs/Fullbacks

Alec Michaud, Fort Scott Sr.

Jace Wilson, Oswego Jr.

Kooper Lawson, Galena, Sr.

Adam Albertini, St. Paul Jr.

Tight Ends/Receivers

Blake Booth, Galena Sr.

Trenton Austin, Pittsburg Sr.

Dylan White, Pittsburg Sr.

Evan Troike, Girard Sr.

Patch Loadholtz, Parsons, Sr.

Corbett Kimberlin, Chanute Jr.

All Purpose/Athlete

Matt Campbell, Fort Scott, Sr.

Jaylen Logan, Coffeyville Sr.

Offensive Line

Garrett Bolinger, Colgan, Sr.

Weston Ward, Galena, Sr.

Sam Herring, Pittsburg, Jr.

Brayden Ketterman, Pittsburg Sr.

Carter Doherty, Girard Sr.

Jacob McDonald, Chanute Jr.


Luke Orender, Colgan Sr.

First Team All-Area Defense

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Defensive Lineman

Shay Mahnken, Pittsburg Jr.

Rodney Welch, Parsons, Sr.

Caleb Haggard, Labette Co., Sr.

Braydon Roberts, Galena, Sr.

Matt Lomshek, Colgan, Sr.

Aaron Woods, Pittsburg, Jr.

Qualin Powell, Chanute Sr.


Chandler Humble, Girard, Sr.

Jerek Butcher, Pittsburg, Sr.

Dylan Jordan, Pittsburg, Sr.

Cal Marquardt, Colgan, Sr.

Joel Schibi, Parsons, Sr.

Zach McCarty, Labette Co., Sr.

Defensive Backs

Joel Kafka, Pittsburg, Sr.

Caleb Hentzen, Labette Co. Sr.

Lane Harvey, Chanute Sr.

DaQuan Johnson, Parsons, Sr.

Ty Gorman, Fort Scott Sr.

Brendan Ishimura, Frontenac Sr.


DaVonte’ Yates, Parsons Sr.

Nick Lawrence, Fort Scott Sr.


Dariq Williams, Parsons, Jr.

C.J. Kelley, Coffeyville Sr.


Trey White, Baxter, Sr.

All-Area Offensive Player of the Year

Dylan White, Pittsburg High School Sr. WR

White, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior, was a human highlight reel in 2018, earning Sports in Kansas 4A Player of the Year. He had over 800 yards receiving as a senior and hauled in 14 touchdown receptions. White, who has several Division I FCS offers, is also one of the fastest players in the state with 4.43 speed. He also had five interceptions on defense, two of which went for touchdowns.

All-Area Defensive Player of the Year

Jerek Butcher, Pittsburg High School Sr. LB

Butcher had over 100 tackles for the Dragons for the second consecutive year, his second year in a row to lead the team in tackles. The 6-foot-0, 235-pound, senior, linebacker, was one of the best players in 4A this season and was a Sports in Kansas 4A Defensive Player of the Year Finalist.

All-Area Coach of the Year

Beau Sarwsinksi, Galena (11-1) State Semifinalist - 3A

Sarwinski led the Bulldogs to their second semifinal appearance in school history as Galena fell to eventual state champion Sabetha in the 3A sub-state championship on the road. Galena (11-1) was the CNC league champion and dominated everything in their path. He also picked up his 100th career win in the come from behind win over Marysville in the state quarterfinals this season. Sarwinski has created a total team atmosphere in Galena, who has become one of the most consistent teams in Southeast Kansas over the last 10 or so seasons.

All-Area Newcomer Coach of the Year

Kurt Friess, Parsons

Kurt Friess led Parsons to a complete turnaround in 2018 and their first playoff win since 1976. Parsons ultimately loss to eventual state champion Sabetha in the state quarterfinals but picked up two playoff victories in 2018. It was one of the best turnaround stories in the area for 2018.

Matt Fowler, Oswego

Fowler led the Indians into the the playoffs in 2018 with a 6-3 record as a first-year head coach. The three years prior to him, the program had five total wins. Fowler, a Lockwood native, came from Spearville where he won a state football title in 2015 in 8M-I. It was quite the turnaround for Oswego who we expect to make an even bigger improvement in 2019.

Second Team All-Area (click here to order patch)


QB- Ty Bowman, Chanute Sr.

QB- Kaden McKee, Pleasanton Sr.

RB- Collin Carlson, St. Paul Sr.

RB- Kash Marietta, Colgan Sr.

RB- Nick Sarwinski, Galena Jr.

WR- Kale Irwin, Labette Co. Sr.

WR- Kasen McKee, Pleasanton Jr.

WR- Brett Wiemers, Pittsburg Sr.

TE- Jarrett Shoemaker, Fort Scott Sr.

OL- Coby Maples, Frontenac Sr.

OL- Tyler Stice, Columbus Sr.

OL- Mason Couch, Fort Scott Sr.

OL- Korbin Reyes, Fort Scott Sr.

OL- Dylan Fields, Galena Jr.

ATH- Tajahn Thomas, Coffeyville Sr.

K- Jacob Adams, Chanute Jr.

All-Area Second Team Defense (click here to order patch)

DL- Caden Soper, Columbus Sr.

DL- Logan Hall, Fort Scott Sr.

DL- Brendan Barrager, Coffeyville Sr.

DL- Ricky Ellis, Parsons Soph.

LB- Joseph Helton, Galena Sr.

LB- Drew Bolinger, Frontenac Sr.

LB- Gabe Martin, Columbus Sr.

LB- Trenton Wilson, Fort Scott, Sr.

DB- Durbie McReynolds, Girard Jr.

DB- Sam Roark, Pittsburg Jr.

DB- Andrew Lomshek, Colgan Jr.

Ret- Nathan Boswell, Northeast Sr.

P- Amuryon Farley, Independence Jr.

Honorable Mention (click here to order patch)

Paiden Kite – Oswego, Kenney Haney – St. Paul, William Lowder – Marmaton Valley, Dalton Gray – Oswego, Bo Knavel – Marmaton Valley, Mayson Mills – Oswego, Kade Hoppock – Chetopa, Isaac Elliott – Chetopa, Caiden Elliott – Marmon Valley, Gib Carter – St. Paul, Isaac Heskett – Marmaton Valley, Chris Goddard – Oswego, Gage Griffifith – Marmon Valley, Dayton Marsh – Altoona, Jimmy Willard – Altoona, Dawson Adams – Baxter, Bryce Davis – Columbus, Chase Bryant – Girard, Shawn Robinson – Columbus, Caden Burris – Frontenac, Trevor Parsons – Riverton, Gavin Gilmore – Riverton, Wes Jayhay – Girard, Ryan Raio – Frontenac, Rico Gordon – Galena, Grayson Walden – Columbus, Logan Henderson – Galena, Kreed Curran – Girard, Derek VanBecelaere – Colgan, Garrett Evans – Colgan, Jake Beckmann – Frontenac, Zach Hill – Baxter, Clay Saporito – Columbus, Bryce Johnson – Riverton, Patrick McLaughlin – Riverton, Ethan Weidert – Pittsburg, Michael Dardene – Baxter, Brett Freeman – Pittsburg, Will Comeau – Pittsburg, Ben Brinegar – Pittsburg, Tyler Brock – Labette County, Jared Huebner – Labette County, Dalton Colvin – Fort Scott, Garrett Almond – Chanute, Aaron Emery – Fort Scott, Jayden Crawford – Coffeyville, Parker Boring – Labette County, Briley Peavy – Chanute, CJ Horton – Fort Scott, Nathan Smith – Labette County, Trey Myrie- Coffeyville, Adam Rutherford – Coffeyville, Ryan Bruce – Independence, Trace Smith – Independence, Ethan Samples – Coffeyville, Jayden Crawford – Coffeyville, Trevor Rinne – Independence, Easton Dent – St. Paul, Dalton Misener – Chanute, Cole Swearingen – Independence, Tyler Davis – Chanute, Ethan Jameson – Labette County, Briley Peavy- Chanute, Clayton Moore – Labette County, Aaron Emery – Fort Scott, Marquise McDaniels, Ethan Camp, Braydon Lewis – Labette County, Jacob Zubienta – Fort Scott, Mason Manbeck – Chanute, Caden Bressler – Pittsburg, Tanner Barcus – Parsons, Yusef Kindrick – Parsons, Croix Hogan – Parsons, Luke Wolgamott – Parsons, Nolan Proehl – Parsons, Jaden Costin – Chanute, Jeb Ralle – Pleasanton, Dan Cheney – Southeast, , Austin Ralle – Pleasanton, Hayden Miller Uniontown, Blake Pohlmeier – Pleasanton, Hayden Broyles – Jayhawk Linn, Turner Dent – Pleasanton, Noah Newcomb – Souheast, Ty Cummins – Southeast, Eli Brandy – Pleasanton, Thayne Smith – Yhates Center, Thomas Cronister – Northeast, Andrew Reed – Uniontown, Jaret Brumback – Southeast, Reece Jacobs – Southeast, Nolan Jones – Yates Center, Brance Ware – Jayhawk Linn, Ty Davidson – Uniontown, Zach Nickleson – Jayhawk Linn, Bryce Peterson – Southeast, Zaden Hendricks – Southeast, Noah Ryan – Parsons, Cooper Woodworth – Parsons, Aidan O’Banion – Parsons, Chrs Hizey – Parsons


Sports in Kansas handles the entire selection process with input from local media. Also special thanks to Scott Nuzum (Fort Scott Tribune), Sean Frye (Parsons Sun), Matt Newbery (Crawford County Sports Feed), Derek Livingston (Derek Livingston Photography) for providing us with info, stats and photos this season. 

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