Eight-Man State Championships

Mark Schnabel
The Kansan
Meade Buffaloes

Saturday, Fischer Field

Ticket information — https://gofan.co/app/events/415206

Division I

11 a.m.

Little River (12-0) vs. Meade (12-0)

Little River

(12-0, 6-0 Wheat State League, 5-0 district)

W Peabody-Burns 62-6

W Clifton-Clyde 14-6

W @ Goessel 66-20

W @ Lincoln 51-6-d

W Canton-Galva 60-52-d

W @ Bennington 50-0-d

W @ Herington 54-6-d

W Solomon 48-0-d

W Valley Falls 60-0-p

W Burlingame 42-36-p

W @ Madison-Hamilton 38-32-p

W Canton-Galva 76-68-p

Roster

(Courtesy MaxPreps)

3 Braden Young, WR, CB, jr.

7 Braxton Lafferty, TE, RB, OLB, jr., 6-1, 185

8 Carter Stansbury, G, OLB, so.

9 Hayden Eck, WR, CB

10 Spencer Strecker, TE, CB, fr., 6-0, 150

12 Ruxton Birdsong, G, NG, fr.

14 Steele Barta, C, DE, jr.

16 Braeden Grasser, WR, TE, G, jr.

18 Grant Stephens, FB, TE, G, jr.

20 Ty Herzog, TE, DE, sr., 6-1, 180

22 Andrew Smith, TE, CB, so.

23 Corbin Herbst, RB, CB, jr.

24 Logan Renken, QB, FS, fr., 6-0, 150

25 Rylan Konen, QB, SS, jr., 6-1

27 Brady Obley, TE, DE, jr.

30 Kyler Bergkamp, RB, MLB, fr.

34 Juzden Mazur, RB, CB, jr.

42 Dylan Rogers, G, NG, so.

49 Toby Jesseph, MLB, FB, jr., 5-6, 150

50 Kaden Schafer, C, DE, sr., 5-10

54 Hunter Sneath, G, NG, fr.

55 Carter Holloway, G, DE, NG, sr.

59 Willie Waters, FB, TE, NG, jr.

70 Kyle Bruce, G, NG, DE, sr., 5-10

Stats

(Courtest MaxPreps)

Passing (comp-att-int, yds., TDs) — Rylan Konen 42-78-2, 778, 14 TDs; Braxton Lafferty 14-23-2, 315, 5 TDs.

Rushing (attempts-yds., TDs) — Braxton Lafferty 145-1,362, 25 TDs; Rylan Konen 106-899, 19 TDs; Braden Young 42-376, 8 TDs; Grant Stephens 36-326, 8 TDs; Corbin Herbst 8-67, 1 TD; Toby Jesseph 3-15, 0 TDs.

Receiving (catches-yds., TDs) — Braden Young 23-366, 2 TDs; Grant Stephens 12-265, 4 TDs; Braxton Lafferty 12-251, 7 TDs; Andrew Smith 5-119, 2 TDs; Rylan Konen 3-50, 2 TDs; Ty Herzog 2-43, 2 TDs.

Tackles (solo-assists) — Grant Stephens 54-31, Braxton Lafferty 60-16, Kaden Schafer 36-26, Kyle Bruce 39-17, Ty Herzog 36-17, Rylan Konen 22-16, Braden Young 27-10, Toby Jesseph 15-11, Andrew Smith 14-5, Braeden Grasser 11-2, Carter Stansbury 6-6, Kyler Bergkamp 3-0, Steele Barta 2-0, Corbin Herbst 1-0, Logan Renken 1-0.

Sacks — Ty Herzog 3.5, Kaden Schafer 3.5, Kyle Bruce 3.5, Toby Jesseph 3.0, Grant Stephens 2.0, Carter Stansbury 1.0, Braxton Lafferty .5.

Interceptions — Braden Young 6, Braxton Lafferty 3, Andrew Smith 1, Rylan Konen 1, Kaden Schafer 1.

Fumble recoveries — Grant Stephens 3, Kaden Schafer 2, Kyle Bruce 2, Braden Young 1, Braxton Lafferty 1, Ty Herzog 1, Toby Jesseph 1.

Kickoffs (kicks-avg.) — Rylan Konen 80-46.7, Grant Stephens 6-13.3.

Punting (punts-avg.) — Grant Stephens 5-30.0, Ty Herzog 1-35.

Championship history — State champions: 2020 (Eight-Man I), 1999 (Eight-Man I), 1996 (Eight-Man I). Runner-up: 2001 (Eight-Man I), 1997 (Eight-Man I), 1995 (Eight-Man I).

Meade Buffaloes

(12-0, 6-0 Southern Plains-Iroquois League, 5-0 district)

W South Central 40-20

W Ingalls 52-0

W @ Santanta 46-0

W @ Spearville 46-14-d

W South Gray 44-6-d

W @ Wichita County 49-24-d

W Ness City 58-6-d

W @ Hodgeman County 54-8-d

W Rawlins County 54-6-p

W Trego Community 54-6-p

W @ Goessel 70-20-p

W Hill City 48-34-p

Roster

2 Bradon Bird, 6-0, 145, so., WR/DB

3 Cade Cronister, 5-9, 160, so., WR/HB/DB

4 Brayden Norris, 5-7, 185, jr., HB/LB

5 Harrison Bachman, 5-8, 140, so., WB/LB

9 Grayden Stapleton, 5-11, 165, jr., WB/CB

10 Ethan Hill, 6-0, 150, jr., WR/DB

11 Torren Haynes, 5-11, 165, jr., QB/FS

12 Korben Clawson, 6-0, 190, jr., HB/LB

14 Tayte Flavin, 5-4, 110, fr., QB/WR/DB

15 Nico Rodrigo-Coffe, 5-10, 140, jr., WR/DB

22 Brock Keith, 6-0, 165, so., WB/HB/DB

23 Kasch Jackson, 6-1, 150, jr., WR/DB

24 Joshua Hughes, 5-8, 140, jr., WB/DB

34 Zachariah Volden, 5-11, 210, jr., TE/DE

42 Lane Paul, 5-7 140,, fr., WB/DB

44 Jaryn Knott, 5-10, 200, so., OL/DL

50 Jace Jones, 5-10, 190, fr., C/DL

52 Vincent Lynn, 6-0, 145, so., TE/DL

54 Carson Godfrey, 5-11, 195, jr., C/DL

56 Alek Holguin, 6-1, 220, fr., TE/DL

62 Brady Papay, 6-2, 285, jr., OL/NG

64 Zachary Hawley, 5-8, 160, jr., OL/DL

68 Chandler Hanks, 6-0, 190, fr., OL/DL

72 Cullen Lumry, 6-2, 265, jr., OL/DL

75 Cole Papay, 6-6, 250, so., OL/DL

77 Austin Hansen, 6-4, 315, jr., OL/DL

83 Hayden Sions, 5-8, 125, fr., WR/DB

Head Coach — Bryan Luetters.

Assistant Coaches — Chad Rudzik, Clint Kuhns.

Stats

(Courtest MaxPreps)

Passing (comp-att-int, yds., TDs) — Torren Haynes 72-116-6, 1,416, 18 TDs; Korben Clawson 0-3-0, 0 yards.

Rushing (attempts-yds., TDs) — Korben Clawson 253-1,812, 31 TDs; Torren Haynes 123-1,226, 21 TDs; Brock Keith 12-108, 1 TD; Brayden Norris 7-46, 0 TDs; Grayden Stapleton 6-37, 0 TDs; Joshua Hughes 1-4, 0 TDs.

Receiving (catches-yds., TDs) — Grayson Stapleton 32-633, 12 TDs; Brock Keith 22-508, 4 TDs; Zachariah Volden 12-190, 0 TDs; Joshua Hughes 4-82, 1 TD; Korben Clawson 3-7, 0 TDs.

Tackles (total) — Brayden Norris 117, Korben Clawson 100, Grayden Stapleton 88, Brock Keith 88, Zachariah Volden 76, Torren Haynes 55, Cullen Lumry 54, Brady Papay 34, Cole Papay 21, Kasch Jackson 4, Joshua Hughes 4, Carson Godfrey 3, Zachary Hawley 3, Harrison Bachman 1, Jace Jones 1.

Sacks — Cullen Lumry 6.0, Brayden Norris 4.0, Zachariah Volden 2.0, Carson Godfrey 1, Cole Papay 1.

Interceptions — Grayden Stapleton 4, Torren Haynes 3, Cade Cronister 2, Brock Keith 2, Kasch Jackson 2, Korben Clawson 1.

Fumble recoveries — Zachariah Volden 6, Brayden Morris 5, Torren Haynes 2, Brock Keith 2, Cullen Lumry 2.

Kickoffs (kicks-avg.) — Korben Clawson (31 touchbacks).

Punting (punts-avg.) — none.

Championship history — State Champions: 2012 (Class 2-1A), 2010 (Class 2-1A), 1980 (Class 2A), 1972 (Class 2A).

Division II

3 p.m.

Axtell 12-0 vs. Wheatland-Grinnell (11-1)

Axtell Eagles

(12-0, 5-0 Twin Valley League, 6-0 district)

W Wheatland-Grinnell 62-16

W Randolph-Blue Valley 68-6-d

W @ Rock Hills 62-14

W @ Hanover 30-24-d

W Frankfort 54-8-d

W @ Linn 58-8-d

W Wetmore 64-16-d

W @ Onega 54-8-d

W Beloit St. John’s-Tipton Catholic 48-0-p

W Hanover 52-26-p

W @ Waverly 62-16-p

W @ Thunder Ridge 46-0-p

Roster

(Courtesy MaxPreps)

1 Noah Scheibe, TE, DB, sr., 5-1, 110

5 Rylan Buessing, RB, LB, fr., 5-7, 140

9 Gavin Shaughnessy, TE, DB, fr., 5-11, 128

10 Eli Broxterman, ATH, ATH, fr., 5-11, 180

11 Evan Buessing, TE, DB, jr., 5-10, 155

12 Isaac Detweiler, QB, DB, jr., 5-11, 165

16 Brandon Schmelzle, QB, LB, fr., 6-1, 166

18 Owen Strathman, OL, DL, jr., 6-4

21 Blaise Buessing, OL, DL, fr., 6-0, 160

23 Daltyn Heinen, RB, DB, fr., 5-10, 145

32 Dylan Harbolt, OL, LB, fr., 5-7, 195

34 Grady Buessing, TE, DB, so., 6-2, 165

52 Ian Skalla, OL, DL, sr., 5-8, 185

54 Grant Buessing, OL, DL, so., 6-0

88 Sawyer Deters, OL, DL, so., 6-1, 240

Amy Smith

Stats

(Courtesy Digital Scout)

Passing (comp-att-int, yds., TDs) — Isaac Detweiler 108-140-2, 1,720, 32 TDs; 6-15-1, 84, 1 TD.

Rushing (attempts-yds., TDs) — Isaac Detweiler 170-1,132, 25 TDs; Brandon Schmelzle 62-709, 19 TDs; Eli Broxterman 33-397, 8 TDs; Dalton Heinen 9-53, 1 TD; Rylan Buessing 10-29, 0 TDs.

Receiving (catches-yds., TDs) — Brandon Schmelzle 35-565, 11 TDs; Grady Buessing 27-522, 13 TDs; Eli Broxterman 35-438, 5 TDs; Evan Buessing 12-240, 3 TDs; Rylan Buessing 3-30, 1 TD; Noah Scheibe 1-5, 0 TDs; Dalton Heinen 1-4, 0 TDs.

Tackles (solo-assists) — Isaac Detweiler 37-49, Eli Broxterman 36-43, Evan Buessing 37-22, Grady Buessing 24-32, Grant Buessing 14-49, Brandon Schmelzle 33-17, Owen Strathman 19-33, Sawyer Deters 18-24, Rylan Buessing 14-14, Dillon Harbolt 5-5, Blaise Buessing 4-3, Noah Scheibe 1-6, Ian Skalla 2-2, Gavin Shaughnessy 2-1.

Sacks — Rylan Buessing 2, Owen Strathman 2, Ian Skalla 1, Sawyer Deters 1.

Interceptions — Brandon Schmelzle 9, Isaac Detweiler 6, Grady Buessing 3, Eli Broxterman 2, Evan Buessing 1.

Punting (punts-avg.) — Isaac Detweiler 3-30.7.

Championship history — State Champion: 1993 (Eight-Man II). Runner-up: 2019 (Eight-Man II), 1985 (Eight-Man I).

Wheatland-Grinnell Thunderhawks

(11-1, 4-0 Northwest Kansas League, 5-0 district)

L @ Axtell 62-16

W Kinsley 58-34

W @ Stockton 63-8

W Quinter 58-26-d

W @ Wallace County 65-12-d

W Logan 50-0-d

W St. Francis 46-0-d

W @ Triplains 55-20-d

W South Central 50-0-p

W Bucklin 53-22-p

W @ South Barber 46-0-p

W Victoria 42-30-p

Roster

(Courtesy MaxPreps)

1 Nathan Vollbracht, DE, G, jr.

4 Jett Vincent, QB, FS, FS, jr., 6-2, 175

7 Treven Humphries, CB, jr., 5-9, 170

10 Devin Zimmerman, CB, fr., 5-2, 102

11 Ryan Heier, CB, WR, sr., 5-9, 170

12 Junior Gorczyca, QB, FS, CB, fr., 5-7, 135

13 Adam  Phillips, jr.

14 Isaac Mendez, RB, OLB, sr., 5-10, 170

15 Maddix Cushwa, WR, so.

16 Trey Vincent, QB, sr., 6-0, 160

21 Hunter Stroup, so.

22 Deagan Herl, so.

30 Tyrell Chapin

32 Jordan Perez, RB, WR, so.

44 Ian Farber, DT, fr., 5-10, 170

45 Chris Poage, so.

47 Treyton Barnett, fr.

52 Robert Mason, G, NG, DE, jr., 6-1, 216

56 Kaden Aeschilman, DE, C, G, fr., 5-10

69 Kaleb Dohm, jr.

Adam Phillips

Head Coach — Jesse Vincent. Assistant Coach — Matt Wolf.

Stats

(Courtesy MaxPreps)

Passing (comp-att-int, yds., TDs) — Trey Vincent 139-225-9, 2,235, 27 TDs.

Rushing (attempts-yds., TDs) — Isaac Mendez 181-1,577, 35 TDs; Trey Vincent 52-482, 8 TDs; Nathan Vollbracht 15-38, 6 TDs; Jett Vincent 4-33, 0 TDs; Tyrell Chapin 7-24, 0 TDs; Junior Gorczyca 1-(-2), 0 TDs.

Receiving (catches-yds., TDs) — Jett Vincent 60-1,194, 17 TDs; Isaac Mendez 24-370, 4 TDs; Treven Humphries 20-305, 4 TDs; Ryan Heier 25-253, 1 TD; Nathan Vollbracht 10-83, 1 TD; Junior Gorczyca 1-15, 0 TD; Tyrell Chapin 1-13.

Tackles (solo-assists) — Isaac Mendez 86-60, Adam Phillips 75-64, Ryan Heier 56-55, Jett Vincent 71-38, Tyrell Chapin 33-23, Treven Humphries 23-14, Nathan Vollbracht 18-13, Trey Vincent 10-9, Kaden Aeschilman 11-8, Hunter Stroup 6-11, Junior Gorczyca 2-2, Deagan Hurl 0-2, Jordan Perez 1-1, Treyton Barnett 0-1, Robert Mason 0-1.

Sacks — Isaac Mendez 11.0, Tyrell Chapin 9.0, Nathan Vollbracht 4.0, Adam Phillips 1.5, Kaden Aeschilman 1.5, Ryan Heier 1.0, Robert Mason 1.0.

Interceptions — Jett Vincent 6. Treven Humphries 3, Adam Phillips 3, Ryan Heier 2, Isaac Mendez 2, Trey Vincent 2.

Fumble recoveries — Jett Vincent 4, Nathan Vollbracht 3, Isaac Mendez 2, Adam Phillips 1, Kaden Aeschilman 1.

Kickoffs (kicks-avg.) — Isaac Mendez (26 touchbacks).

Punting (punts-avg.) — Trey Vincent 10-34.9, 4 in 20.

Championship history — Runner-up: 1973 (Class 1A).