Six local athletes were named to the 2017 All-USA Missouri Football Team.
The all-state team was selected by USA Today High School Sports and is sponsored by American Family Insurance.
Two area players were listed on the first team offense — Lamar senior running back Cooper Lucas and Webb City senior lineman Landon Bebee.
Webb City senior Drake Tweed was a second team pick at tight end.
On the defensive team, Mount Vernon junior linebacker Will Boswell was a first team pick at linebacker, while Lamar’s TW Ayers (lineman) and Carthage’s Dillon Lancaster (defensive back) were second team selections.
Scott Pingel of Christian Brothers College was named the Missouri Coach of the Year.
Pingel led CBC to its second state championship and a 13-1 record. Overcoming injuries to key players, CBC beat Blue Springs 31-14 in the Class 6 Show-Me Bowl.
Eureka senior running back Hassan Haskins was named the Missouri Offensive Player of the Year. A Michigan recruit, Haskins ran for 2,197 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Daniel Parker of Blue Springs was named the Missouri Defensive Player of the Year. A Missouri commit, Parker recorded 17 sacks and 22 tackles for loss.
The entire All-USA Missouri Team is listed on page 2B.
GINAVAN, AMOS RECOGNIZED
Frontenac’s Broc Ginavan was the lone player from Southeast Kansas named to the All-USA Kansas Football Team. A senior lineman, Ginavan was a first team pick on defense.
Afton senior Wil Amos was named to the All-USA Oklahoma Football Team. Amos was listed on the second team as a defensive back.