Anthony Pritzel of Kearney heads up a list of 18 graduated Northland seniors from the 2016 high school football season selected to play in the Papa John’s Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game.
Pritzel, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound quarterback, completed 150 of 249 passes for 2,457 yards and 26 touchdowns as he led Kearney to a 13-2 record and the Class 4 title game. A dual threat, Pritzel also rushed for 975 yards and 18 touchdowns on 200 carries. He will play for William Jewell this fall.
Ethan Luft, a 5-10, 175 linebacker, will also represent Kearney on the Missouri team.
Platte County placed three on the team, including TJ Guillory a 5-9 165 wide receiver; Kevin Neal, a 6-0 185 defensive back; and Mike McNair, a 5-9 180 running back. North Kansas City also has three representatives: Damon Whitmill, a 5-9 200 running back; Nathan Shook, a 6-1, 255 defensive lineman; and Rasean Weathers, a 5-9 165 defensive back.
Excelsior Springs teammates Dakota Reemer, a 5-11 165 wide receiver, and Mason Moreland, a 5-10 220 linebacker, are also on the team, as are Staley’s Hunter Heyne, a 6-1 230 linebacker, and Mohammed Harb, a 6-2 250 offensive lineman. Winnetonka will have DJ Harral, a 6-2 190 defensive back, and James McMullen, a 6-0 245 defensive lineman.
Also on the team are Kyle Linville, a 6-4 275 offensive lineman from Oak Park; Parker Sampson, a 6-0 180 kicker from Park Hill; Trace Weatherford, a 6-2 220 tight end from Park Hill South; and Max Wittman, a 6-5 260 offensive lineman from Liberty.
The 26th annual Papa John’s Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game will take place 7 p.m. Thursday at Blue Springs South High School. The game matching Kansas and Missouri all-star teams is presented by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association.
Missouri, which beat Kansas 28-24 in last year’s game, has won the last six meetings and leads the all-time series 13-11.