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Chieftain football players dominate coaches’ picks for all-league team

November 15, 2006

The 2006 Kaw Valley League championship team earned some individual accolades as well.

Tonganoxie High won the outright KVL football title last month and last week, landed several Chieftain players on the all-league team.

League coaches named nine Tonganoxie players to 18 spots on the all-league team, by far the most of any KVL team.

THS garnered eight first-team selections for the 2006 football season. Senior Jeff Hughes earned first-team honors in the offensive backs and receivers category, as did senior Zeb Kissinger. Hughes compiled 2,006 yards of offense -- 1,156 rushing yards and 850 passing yards as a quarterback. He also had 13 rushing touchdowns and 9 passing touchdowns. Kissinger had 265 yards as a receiver on 15 catches.

On the offensive line, seniors Justin McDaniel and Derek Parrett brought home first-team honors. The duo earned the same recognition as defensive linemen. Parrett had 49 assisted tackles and 25 solo with 11 behind the line of scrimmage in the regular season; McDaniel had 46 assisted, 18 solo and 10 behind the line

And in the defensive backs/linebackers category, Kissinger and fellow senior Daniel Volk earned first-team recognition.

Kissinger registered 50 assisted tackles and 22 solo tackles, along with three in the backfield. Kissinger also intercepted a pass. Volk accumulated 37 assisted tackles, 18 solo tackles and five interceptions.

Second-team status went to several Chieftains also.

Volk, senior Tyler Miles and junior Kevin Gill were named second-team all-league for offensive backs and eceivers, while senior Bryan Morris received recognition as a lineman on offense and defense. Offensively, Volk was Tonganoxie's top running back with 782 yards on 160 carries. Gill rushed for 464 yards on 82 carries. Defensively, Morris had 35 assisted tackles, 24 solo tackles and 13 behind the line in the regular season.

Hughes was the second-team punter.

As for honorable mention, senior Noah Fugate made the team at that level as an offensive lineman, while junior Wes Armstrong and Miles and Hughes were named honorable mention as defensive backs and linebackers.

Armstrong, a junior, had 44 assists, 19 solos and two behind the line. Miles made 30 assisted tackles and 15 solo, while Hughes had 33 assisted and nine solo. Hughes and Miles also intercepted three passes each on the season.

Tonganoxie finished the season with an 8-2 record that included an undefeated league record. THS dropped two of its final three games to Atchison and Holton, two teams that advanced in the Class 4A playoffs. Atchison advanced to the second round, where it fell to Eudora, while Holton lost in the third round Friday to Holton.

Holton knocked Tonganoxie out of the first round of the playoffs with a 20-0 victory Oct. 31 in a game played at the HHS football stadium.

2006 Kaw Valley all-league
OFFENSIVE BACKS AND RECEIVERS
First team
Player School
Justin Woods Mill Valley
E.J.James Piper
Tyler Jock Bonner Springs
Jeff Hughes Tonganoxie
Chris Wing Bishop Ward
Zeb Kissinger Tonganoxie

Second team
Jay Burns Bishop Ward
Anthony Brown Bonner Springs
Tyler Miles Tonganoxie
Trey Scott Mill Valley
Shane Gizmo Bishop Ward
Daniel Volk Tonganoxie
Kevin Gill Tonganoxie

Honorable Mention
Joe Kohl Lansing
Stephen Didde Lansing
Caleb Denton Perry
Vince May Piper
Chris Hill Lansing
OFFENSIVE LINEMEN
First team
Justin McDaniel Tonganoxie
Charlie Shively Santa Fe Trail
Derrick Parrett Tonganoxie
Andy Roberts Bishop Ward
Matt Nelson Mill Valley

Second team
Ethan Douglas Basehor-L'wood Tyler Chanell Piper
Josh Dickinson Immaculata
Alex Hackathorn Perry-L'compton
Bryan Morris Tonganoxie

Honorable mention
Player School
Noah Fugate Tonganoxie
Jake Hetrick Perry-L'compton
Kyle Schempp Immaculata
Peter Wilcott Lansing
Swede Johnson Basehor-L'wood

SPECIAL TEAMS
PUNTER
First team
John Oropeza Bishop Ward
Second team
Jeff Hughes Tonganoxie
Honorable Mention
Ben Kelly Immaculata

KICKER
First team
Zak King MIll Valley
Second team
Corey Wells Santa Fe Trail
Honorable Mention
Alex Barbuto Piper
Alex Jones Immaculata

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN
First team
Kevin Marshall Basehor-L'wood
Tyler Hancock Mill Valley
Kyle Schempp Immaculata
Derek Parrett Tonganoxie
Justin McDaniel Tonganoxie

Second team
Charlie Shively Santa Fe Trail
Angelo Barron Lansing
Nick Watson Piper
Josh Durflinger Perry-L'Compton
Bryan Morris Tonganoxie
Honorable mention
Cody Mikessell Piper
Jake Hetrick Perry-L'compton
Jay Burns Bishop Ward
DEFENSIVE BACKS/LINEBAKCERS
First team
Cam Cauthon Santa Fe trail
Joe Kohl Lansing
Zeb Kissinger Tonganoxie
Daniel Volk Tonganoxie
John Oropeza Bishop Ward
Tyler Jock Bonner Springs

Second team
Vince May Piper
Sam Cigich Bishop Ward
Brent Garrison Perry-L'compton
Caleb Denton Perry- L'compton
Mike Bassett Immaculata
Trey Scott Mill Valley

Honorable mention
Greg Nigles Santa Fe Trail
Tyler Schuman Piper
Wes Armstrong Tonganoxie
Josh Cauthon Santa Fe Trail
Tyler Miles Tonganoxie
Jeff Hughes Tonganoxie

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