Football postseason lists for the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League have been announced, and 14 McPherson High Bullpups were chosen for 20 honors.
Football postseason lists for the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League have been announced, and 14 McPherson High Bullpups were chosen for 20 honors. Leading the way was senior Marcus Houghton, who was named to the All-AVCTL defensive back first team, the wide receiver second team and was selected kicker honorable mention. The 6-foot-1 Houghton caught 43 passes for 757 yards and five touchdowns this past season for the Pups and had a 71.4 percent completion rate as a quarterback for 502 yards and six touchdowns. Joining Houghton on the wide receiver list was senior Keaton Sorenson, who was selected to the first team for his efforts this past season, where he caught 43 passes for 925 yards and 10 touchdowns. His longest grab of the season was a 76-yard beauty in the Bullpups’ loss to Hays. Sorenson also was selected to the defensive first team as a defensive end. Senior Austin O’Bannon was named to the first team as a running back, while teammate Dalton Clark picked up a second team nod. The pair combined for 1,923 yards rushing and 27 scores over course of the season. Additionally, Clark was also named defensive honorable mention as a linebacker. Sophomore Kyler Kinnamon was selected to the second team as a quarterback, having completed 58.8 percent of his passes with an average of 182.6 yards per game in 2012. Kinnamon also was given an honorable mention nod as a punter. Other offensive honors went to senior tight end James Mowery and offensive linemen Colin French, Jaelon Barnes and Avery Goering, seniors, and Garrett Larson, junior. Mowery, selected honorable mention, had eight grabs on the year for 112 yards. French and Barnes were selected to the first team, Larson the second and Goering was named honorable mention. Defensive honors went to seniors Travis Steenson and Aaron Elsasser, both selected to the linebacker first team, while French and Larson were selected to the first and second teams, respectively as interior defensive linemen. Junior defensive back Collin Harvey was given first team honors, while senior Tanner Hamilton picked up a second team nod. Mulvane’s Ty Redington picked up All-AVCTL Offensive MVP honors, while Mulvane coach Daven Fennewald was selected as the AVCTL coach of the year.