A host of Monett Cubs have been named to the All-Big 8 Conference football team for the 2011 season.
|Leading the list of honored players are senior Jared Childress, center, junior Kurran Blamey, wide receiver, and senior Matt Schifner, tight end, who were all named to the All-Big 8 first team.|
Monett players named to the second team All-Big 8 list were: junior Aaron Hall, running back; senior Jeff Craft, tackle; senior Tyler Green, wide receiver; senior Carter Huffmaster, line backer; junior Matt Murphy, line backer; and junior Blamey, return specialist.
Honorable mention selections for Monett were: junior Reese Bounous, tackle and defensive end; senior Green, all-purpose; senior Craft, defensive tackle; and junior Zach Swearingen, defensive back.
The rest of the list
A complete list of All-Big 8 honors is listed below minus the Monett players listed above.
First team: senior Ricky Nichols, Cassville quarterback; senior Everett Basham, Aurora, running back and linebacker; senior Markell White, Lamar, running back and return specialist; Kyle Brattin, Cassville, running back (unanimous choice); Nichols, Cassville, quarterback (unanimous choice); junior Austin Boice, offensive tackle; senior A.J. Eaves, Lamar: junior Jalon Skaggs, Seneca, wide receiver and defensive back; senior Brett Campbell, Lamar, all purpose back; senior Lucas Guthrie, Aurora, defensive end; senior Justin Pflug, Cassville, defensive end; senior Zakk Yokley, Lamar, defensive tackle senior Jesse Galloway, Aurora, defensive tackle; junior Jade Morgan, Lamar, linebacker; senior Dalton Lindsey, Seneca, linebacker; junior Shane Williams, defensive back senior Josh Lannum, offensive tackle; senior Trey Rose, Cassville, wide receiver and defensive back (unanimous choice); senior Garrett Barnes, Cassville, kicker; senior Stanton Stringer, linebacker (unanimous choice); junior Garrett Kirk, Cassville, defensive back; and junior Stone Phelps, Cassville, punter.
|Second team: sophomore Levi Peterson, Lamar, quarterback; junior Shane Williams, Mt. Vernon, running back and kicker; junior Marty Mailes, Seneca, running back; senior Jacob Wall, Carl Junction, offensive tackle and defensive end; senior Lucas Guthrie, Aurora, offensive tackle; junior Drew Henbest, Cassville, defensive tackle; junior Cody Frana, Cassville, linebacker; sophomore Hayden Prater, Cassville, linebacker senior Jacob Haskins, Lamar, offensive guard; senior Tyler Hough, Carl Junction, center; senior; senior Cedric Gartman, Lamar, wide receiver; junior J. Thomas, Carl Junction, wide receiver; junior Kyler Ng, Seneca, wide receiver; sophomore Sam Bailey, Lamar, tight end; sophomore JT Tucker, Lamar, defensive end; senior John Hansen, East Newton, defensive end; junior Montana Cooper, Seneca, defensive tackle; senior Michael Helms, Aurora, linebacker; senior Jaron McCully, East Newton, defensive back; senior Cory Lear, Lamar, defensive back; sophomore Jared Beshore, Lamar, defensive back; junior Kurt Hadlow, Aurora, defensive back; and senior Dalton Bailey, Lamar, senior.||Honorable mention: junior Clayton Sumners, Aurora, quarterback; senior Jaron McCully, East Newton, running back; sophomore Jared Beshore, Lamar running back; sophomore Ben Bailey, Lamar, offensive tackle; junior Chris Dunker, Cassville, running back; junior Josh Carlton, Cassville, offensive guard; and junior Jake Sizemore, Cassville, defensive tackle; junior Tyler Richardson, Mt. Vernon, offensive tackle; junior Brett Roark, Seneca, offensive tackle; junior Josh McCulloch, Aurora, offensive tackle; sophomore Mac Yust, Seneca, offensive guad; senior Gus Werries, East Newton, center; junior Drew Parker, Aurora, wide receiver; junior Jordan Fronabarger, Aurora, wide receiver; senior Zack Keckler, Aurora, tight end; freshman Colby Thomas, East Newton, kicker; sophomore Calvin Bremmerkamp, Carl Junction, linebacker; senior Ammon Allphin, East Newton, linebacker; junior Chad Rice, Lamar, linebacker; senior Trevor Sill, Seneca, defensive back; junior Marty Mailes, Seneca, defensive back; senior Matt Magee, Carl Junction, defensive back; senior Manuel Rios, Aurora, punter; and junior Shane Williams, Mt. Vernon, return specialist.|
|Nichols, of Cassville, was tapped as the 2011 Offensive Player of the Year, and senior Pflug, of Cassville, and senior Yokley, of Lamar, were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year.|
Cassville Wildcats head coach David Large also was honored as Big 8 Coach of the Year after his squad went 7-0 in the Big 8 to win the championship.