MHS pulls in league honors

By The Mercury

With Topeka High eliminated this past week from the playoffs, the Centennial League announced its all-league teams for football Monday evening.

Manhattan High placed nine different players on the various teams, with punter Jonah Webber, defensive lineman Chance Drake and tight end Winston Dimel all named to the first team.

Earning second-team honors were quarterback Jacob Holloway, running back Darian Taylor and offensive tackle Gabe Caldas.

Offensive guard Wyatt Charlson, defensive linemen Chris Hudgins and Brandon Velez were all named honorable mention for the Indians.

Topeka High, which advanced to the second round of the 6A playoffs while finishing one of the best seasons in its history, cleaned up in the league awards. Coach Walt Alexander was named coach of the year, while quarterback Raymond Solis was named offensive MVP while defensive lineman Will Geary was named defensive MVP. In addition, the Trojans got six on the first team and a total of 15 selections.

Emporia also did well, placing seven players on the first team, 11 overall. Shawnee Heights had only two first-team selections, but placed 14 players overall. Washburn Rural had just one first-teamer, while Highland Park and Topeka West had no first-team players.

Junction City finished with just two first-teamers, but placed 10 players overall.

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