The Central Missouri Newspapers have released their All-District football teams this week. Rolla and St. James are both well represented in their respective classes.
The Bulldogs earned 11 spots on the All-District team in Class 4. Offensively, Rolla had four players earnTrey Quick ran away with a spot at the running back position after rushing for 1,697 yard and 19 touchdowns, while catching 15 passes for 156 yards and a score. Blaize Klossner earned a spot as an all purpose player, despite missing a chunk of the season. Klossner still managed 32 catches for 303 yards, 115 rushing yards and three touchdowns. The Bulldogs also had a pair of linemen earn spots, as Kaberon Burgess and Darius Facen both made the All-District team.
Defensively, Rolla added another seven players, which included Quick earning the spot at punter. The defensive line saw both Corbin Cox and Elijah Cunningham named to the All-District team. Cox had 39 tackles on the season, four of which were for a loss, while adding 3.5 sacks and two interceptions. Cunningham had 29 tackles on the season and four sacks. Rolla also had a pair of linebackers in senior Josh Morris and junior Colton Franks. Morris had 88 tackles on the season, one of which was for a loss and a forced fumble. Franks had 128 tackles on the season, seven of which went for a loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles, an interception and a blocked field goal. The secondary saw the final two Bulldogs earn All-District spots. Ahmed Boubarcar used three interceptions, two fumble recoveries, 50 tackles and three total touchdowns on defense and special teams to secure a spot. Elijah Young also claimed a spot in the secondary after leading the team with four interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, and 69 tackles.
The Tigers were also well represented in a crowded Class 3, earning four first team spots and and four second team spots. Leading the charge for St. James on the first team was running back Tyler Recker. The senior rushed for 1,432 yards and 17 touchdowns, while adding 12 catches for 173 yards and two scores. Grant Conway earned a spot as a first team wide receiver, as well as the second team punter. He caught 26 passes for 457 yards and five scores, while adding 249 yards on the ground. The Tiger offense also saw Logan Ives earn a first team spot on the offensive line. The lone defensive player on the first team was Sage Gibson, who racked up an unbelievable 184 tackles on the season. He also intercepted two passes, forced four fumbles and recovered one.
Zach Davis earned second team honors on both sides of the football as a lineman. Defensively, he had 55 tackles on the season, two sacks and forced two fumbles. Rounding out the second team was Connor Gorrell in the secondary. The senior had 89 tackles on the season to go along with a pair of interceptions and seven pass break ups.