Three MHS boys earn honorable mentions

No first, second or third team selections for Manhattan, but three Tribe boys were honored as the Centennial League coaches announced year-end awards on Wednesday.

Honorable mention honors went the way of MHS seniors Keaton Barrager, Brandon Payne, and Deante Burton.

Burton, who is committed to play football at Kansas State next fall, was also named to the Centennial League’s All-Defensive Team.

All-Centennial League Teams

First Team

Marcus Fillyaw, sr., Topeka High; DJ Johnson, sr., Topeka High; Jahmal McMurray, so., Highland Park; Jackson Perez, jr., Emporia; Collin Strobel, sr., Hayden.

Second Team

Shaffee Carr, so., Highland Park; Emeka Okoronkwo, sr., Topeka West; Josh Sweet, sr., Washburn Rural; Garin Vandiver, jr., Emporia; Ryan Wynne, sr., Washburn Rural.

Third Team

Sam Glennon, sr., Hayden; Adam Heald, sr., Seaman; Matt Hutchinson, sr., Hayden; Evan Robinson, sr., Topeka High; Raymond Solis, jr., Topeka High.

Honorable Mention

Emporia: Ryan Huth, sr.; Austin Knight, sr.; Jerel Morrow, jr. Hayden: Andy Otting, jr.; Tanner Triggs, jr. Highland Park: O’Shai Clark, jr.; Michael Johnson, sr.; Steffon Kyles, jr.; Tray Wheeler, jr. Junction City: Cedric Johnson, jr.; Tra Twitty, sr. Manhattan: Deante Burton, sr.; Keaton Barragar, sr.; Brandon Payne, sr. Seaman: Butch Rea, jr.; Tyler Ward, sr. Shawnee Heights: Chris Orton, sr.; Braeson Sester, so. Topeka High: Andrew Dawson, sr. Topeka West: Jonathan Mariani, jr.; Antonio Ross, sr. Washburn Rural: Brandon Ediger, sr.; Reed Rowell, jr.

All-Defensive Team

Deante Burton, sr., Manhattan; Emeka Okoronkwo, sr., Topeka West; Andy Otting, jr., Hayden; Tray Wheeler, jr., Highland Park; Ryan Wynne, sr., Washburn Rural.

Player of the Year — Collin Strobel, sr., Hayden.

Coach of the Year — Ted Schuler, Hayden.

Newcomer of the Year — Garin Vandiver, Emporia.