Some of the top graduated seniors from the 2016 high school football season, including two from Lee’s Summit, have been selected to play in the Papa John’s Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game.
The Missouri All-Stars roster includes Salvatore Garozzo, a 6-0 190 running back from Lee’s Summit, and Zach Shanholtzer, a 5-9 170 wide receiver from Lee’s Summit West.
Garozzo, 6-0 and 190 pounds, rushed for 525 yards on 138 carries and scored nine touchdowns last season for the Tigers. He has signed with Central Missouri.
Shanholtzer, 5-9 and 170 pounds, made at team-high 42 catches for 641 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for 155 yards and three TDs for the Titans. He will play this fall for Pittsburg State.
The Missouri roster also includes Nick Snider, a 5-foot-10 170 wide receiver from Belton. Snider had 1,254 yards on 90 catches with 17 touchdowns last season for the Pirates, and he also ran for 135 yards and five TDs. A finalist for the Otis Taylor Award that goes to the Kansas City area’s top wide receiver last year, Snider has signed to play this fall with Baker University.
Also selected from Belton were Roger McDaniel, a 6-1 245-pound defensive lineman, and Tui Huston-Asaeli, a 6-0 290 offensive lineman.
Raymore-Peculiar is represented by three players Andrew Houston, a 5-10 175 defensive back headed to Central Missouri, Nick Cook, a 6-1 180 defensive back who has signed with Pittsburg State, and Genesis Combs, a 6-0 285 offensive lineman who is going to Benedictine.
Center football coach Bryan DeLong, who led his team to a 12-1 record and the Class 3 quarterfinals last season, will serve as the Missouri team’s head coach. The Kansas team will be coached by Rod Stallbaumer, who guided Basehor-Linwood to an undefeated regular season and a trip to the Kansas Class 4A-I semifinals.
The 26th annual Papa John’s Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game will take place 7 p.m. June 15 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.