The Ozark Conference released their All-Conference list on Monday, Nov. 13. Rolla was well represented on the list, led by Offensive Player of the Year Josh Pritchett.
Pritchett was joined by two of his top targets, Blaize Klossner and Tristan O'Neal on the first team All-Conference offense. Pritchett had a phenomenal senior season, finishing the year with 3,174 passing yards, 24 passing touchdowns and 15 interceptions. He also ran the ball 251 times for 1,735 yards and 26 touchdowns. Klossner was Rolla's top receiver and second leading rusher this season. He led the team with 103 receptions in his junior season for 1,196 yards and 10 touchdowns. Klossner added 424 yards on the ground and five touchdowns. Rounding out the first team offense for Rolla was their senior tight end. O'Neal caught 34 passes this season for 501 yards and three touchdowns. He also stepped into the backfield down the home stretch and had eight carries for 40 yards.
Defensively, Rolla had two players on the All-Conference first team. Isaiah Thompson was Rolla's fourth leading tackler with 96 tackles as a defensive lineman to earn a first team spot in his senior season. He was also second on the team in tackles for a loss with five. Thomson was tied for the team lead in sacks with six this season. The senior defensive lineman also blocked two field goals and caused one fumble, while recovering three. Ahmed Boubacar was the second defensive player on the All-Conference first team. The junior cornerback had two interceptions this season, scooped up a pair of fumbles and scored two defensive touchdowns. The cornerback also had 87 tackles, one sack and one tackle for a loss.
The Bulldogs also had a pair of players on the second team offense with Ryan Smith and Davis Buhr. Smith, a senior lineman, was one of the anchors of the offensive line that helped Pritchett earn his Offensive Player of the Year honor. Buhr made the list despite playing in just eight games this season. The senior receiver and running back missed several games after breaking his leg against Glendale, making his return in the State Quarterfinal against Parkway Central. Buhr was second on the team in receiving with 597 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 336 yards and four scores.
The Rolla defensive front had several players on the defensive second team. Seniors Spiro Makridis and Colton Morris were joined by Colton Franks as Rolla players on the list. Punters were included on the defensive list, where Trey Quick was named to the second team. Madrikis had 41 tackles on the defensive line with a tackle for a loss and matched Thompson with a team high six sacks. Franks and Morris, both linebackers, were the top two tacklers for Rolla with 150 and 149 tackles, respectively. Franks added six tackles for a loss, four sacks and caused three fumbles. Morris Hs two tackles for a loss this season and two forced fumbles. Quick punted 31 times this season, averaging 34.9 yards per punt with a long of 50 and eight punts within the 20-yard line.
Rolla also had a total of six honorable mentions on the All-Conference list. Issac Stormes and Jacob Coble were both named as honorable mentions for their work on the offensive line. After being named to the first team on the offensive side of the ball, earned the honorable mention nod as a defensive player. Klossner led the team with four interceptions and was among the leading tacklers with 93. He was joined by fellow junior defensive back Elijah Young. Young had 80 tackles for the Bulldogs this season with one interception and two fumbles recovered. Josh Morris rounded out the linebacking core on the All-Conference list as an honorable mention. J. Morris was third on the team in tackles with 124, three of which were for a loss. He also forced two fumbles this season. Justin Briggs was the final honorable mention. The defensive lineman had 49 tackles, three of which were or a loss. Briggs also added three sacks and a fumble recovery.