NCKL All-League Football Teams Announced

The North Central Kansas League announces 2017 all-league honors for football.

1st Team All-League Offense

Kade Funston – Abilene – SO – OL
Kobey Stroud – Chapman – JR – OL
Holden Heigele – Clay Center – SR – OL
Peyton Lane – Clay Center – SR – At-Large QB
Caleb Mendum – Clay Center – SR – RB
Brent Beaumont – Concordia – SR – OL
Rope Dorman – Concordia – SR – RB
Garrett Lawrence – Concordia – SR – WR
Bryson Meinhardt – Marysville – SR – OL
Gabe Peischl – Marysville – SR – WR
Jacob Backus – Marysville – JR – WR
Jack Blumer – Marysville – SR – QB/Punter
Atreyau Hornbeak – Marysville – SO – RB
Dawson Delforge – Wamego – SR – OL

1st Team All-League Defense

Tucker Robinson – Abilene – SR – DL
Dalton Harvey – Chapman – SR – LB
Monroe Morgan – Chapman – JR – DB
Gavin Ware – Clay Center – SR – DL
Peyton Lane – Clay Center – SR – DB
Brent Beaumont – Concordia – SR – DL
Billy Bechard – Concordia – SR – LB
Seth Mooradian – Marysville – SR – DL
Bryson Meinhardt – Marysville – SR – LB
Gabe Pieschl – Marysville – SR – DB
Derek Roever – Marysville – JR – At-Large DB

Honorable Mention – Offense

Dominick Campbell – Abilene – SR – WR
James Mayden – Abilene – JR – RB
Trenton Hodson – Chapman – SR – OL
Dalton Harvey – Chapman – JR – RB
Brandon Colston – Chapman – JR – WR
Gavin Ware – Clay Center – SR – OL
Anthony Atkinson-Enneking – Clay Center – SR – WR
Levi Pfizenmaier – Clay Center – SR – RB
Billy Bechard – Concordia – SR – RB
Austin Higbee – Concordia – SR – OL
Seth Mooradian – Marysville – SR – OL
Nick Sparks – Marysville – SR – OL
Tylar Patrick – Wamego – SR – OL
Jayson Ebert – Wamego – SR – WR

Honorable Mention – Defense

Preston Boyd – Abilene – JR – LB
Logan Anguiano – Abilene – JR – LB
Dominic Campbell – Abilene – SR – DB
Danny Espinoza – Abilene – JR – DB
Trenton Hodson – Chapman – SR – DL
Jaiden Jackson – Chapman – SR – LB
Brandon Colston – Chapman – JR – DB
Holden Heigele – Clay Center – SR – DL
Gavin Siebold – Clay Center – SR – LB
Caleb Mendum – Clay Center – SR – DB
Connor Last – Clay Center – SR – DB
Austin Higbee – Concordia – SR – DL
Garrett Lawrence – Concordia – SR – LB
Gabe Capp – Marysville – SR – DL
Storm Slupianek – Marysville – SR – LB
Brennan Wetter – Marysville – SR – DB
Dawson Delforge – Wamego – SR – DL
Ty Cooper – Wamego – JR – DB

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.