All-KJCCC football: 'Hounds have 17 picked
Seventeen members of Fort Scott Community College's football team were named to the All-Jayhawk Conference Football Team, released Wednesday afternoon.
Five of the six First Team pics were on offense. Sophomore defensive lineman Horace Hubbard, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, linebacker Jacquain Williams and cornerback Coryell Judie and freshman linebacker LeVonte David were picked along with sophomore wide receiver Brandon Kinnie.
The Second Team includes Fort Scott sophomore tackle David Lazenby and center Branden Martens and freshman tackle Jermarcus Hardrick and fullback Brad Terron. Judie was also named a Second Team return specialist while sophomore punter Derek Helton and freshman kicker Luke Halsey were also picked for the Second Team on special teams.
Honorable mention choices from Fort Scott were sophomore tight end Jeremy Sutton and freshman quarterback Zac Dickey and running back Jasmin Hopkins on offense. Defensively, both safeties, sophomore Arvel Nelson and freshman David Garrett, were picked.
Troy Morrell, who recently guided Butler to its eighth consecutive conference title, was named Coach of the Year. The No. 3-ranked Grizzlies will face No. 15 Hutchinson Sunday evening for the Region VI championship in Wichita.
Hutchinson running back LaDarrian Page, the conference's leading rusher, was named Offensive Player of the Year. Teammate Eugene Kinlaw was picked as the Defensive Player of the Year.
Other players of interest to area readers are Hutchinson linebacker Jacob Lattimer and receiver Gage McKinnis. Lattimer, a Fort Scott High graduate, was named to the Second Team while McKinnis, who played at Uniontown, was a First Team return specialist.