Gridiron standouts earn state honors

Sports

December 6, 2012 - 12:00 AM

Three local high schools — Humboldt, Marmaton Valley and Crest — advanced to the second round of the Kansas playoffs during the 2012 football season.
Key contributors for each of the three schools received word they’ve been selected to all-state football teams, as announced by the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal.
Five Humboldt players, headlined by senior Tanner McNutt, were recognized by both newspapers.
McNutt earned first-team honors as a wide receiver by both newspapers.
He was joined by senior quarterback Nathan Whitcomb, who earned honorable mention as a quarterback; Noah Thornbrugh, honorable mention as a defensive end; Jacob Carpenter, honorable mention as a linebacker; and senior Hayden Boring, honorable mention as a kicker.
The Cubs finished the season 8-3 in Class 3A.

MARMATON Valley’s Cole Becker and Nathan Smart earned first-team honors.
Becker was named a first team linebacker by the Capital Journal, while Smart was named first team offensive lineman by the Wichita Eagle.
Becker also earned honorable mention by the Wichita Eagle as a running back and linebacker. Smart earned honorable mention by the Capital Journal.
Jared Kale joined the duo by earning honorable mention by both newspapers for his work on the offensive line.
The Capital Journal also gave Daylen Houk honorable mention as a back.
The Wildcats went 10-1 in Eight Man, Division I.

CREST STANDOUT Kyle Hammond earned multiple honors. He was named to the first team by the Capital Journal as an “at large” offensive player, fitting for Hammond, who starred both as running back and quarterback at various points of the year. He earned honorable mention by the Eagle as a running back and linebacker.
Jordan Morton earned honorable mention as a quarterback and defensive back by he Eagle. Dylan Sedlak also earned honorable mention as a running back and linebacker by the Eagle.
Jesse Boone earned honorable mention by the Capital Journal as a lineman. Brock Ellis earned honorable mention as an end.
The Lancers went 7-4 in Eight Man, Division II.

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