SOLOMON, Kan.—The 2012 Fall Wheat State season is now complete with the announcement this past week of the 2012 All Wheat State football team.
The Solomon Gorillas won the 2012 Wheat State championship and were the Wheat State team which advanced the furthest in the playoffs as the Gorillas played until the 8-man I sub-state championship game before they were ousted by Ness City.
Goessell and Peabody Burns each had three players named to the First Team, Hope and Centre each had two individuals named while Wakefield and White City each had one representative on the 2012 Wheat State First Team.
The Gorillas, who posted a 10-2, 4-0 record in 2012, were represented on the First Team by junior Colton Shirack and seniors Josh Burdine, Blayne Neilson and Hunter Base. The Gorillas had Craid Wiese named honorable mention.
The Lions went 4-4 and 1-2 in 2012 and had junior Trevor Hostetter and senior Austin Pierce named to the First Team in 2012. Dustin Davidson was named to the honorable mention list.
Wakefield posted a 4-5 and 1-2 record in 2012 and was represented by senior John Doll on the 2012 First Team and sophomore Keenan Westerman on the honorable mention list.
The Redskins went 7-2 overall and 2-1 in Wheat State action in 2012 and were represented on the 2012 First Team by seniors Chet Cordell, Tanner Hodgson, Ethan Wright and Brady Holler and junior Trevor Smyres on the honorable mention.
The Huskies went 2-7 overall and 0-5 in Wheat State action in 2012 and did not have anybody named to the First Team but were represented by junior Sam Morgan on the First Team and senior Jace Beavers on the honorable mention.
The Cougars went 5-4 and 1-2 in 2012 in football and had junior Kyle Methvin and senior Justin Deines named to the 2012 All Wheat State First Team and senior Houston Syoboda on the honorable mention.
The Bluebirds went 6-4 and 2-1 in football in 2012 and had seniors Trey Schmidt, Nic Buller and Shane Goerzen named to the 2012 Wheat State First Team and junior Zach Showalter on the honorable mention.
The Warriors were 6-4, 2-1 in 2012 in football and had seniors Hunter Pickens, Tommy Morris and Lucas Larsen named to the 2012 All Wheat State First Team and senior Austin Savage on the honorable mention.
Elyria Christian High School, which does not offer football, sits in third place in the 2012-2013 Wheat State All Sports race with 21 points after earning 5 points in volleyball, seven in boys’ cross country and 9 points in girls’ cross country. The Lady Eagle volleyball team, which finished its season as the lone Wheat State state qualifying team, finished its season with a 12-14, 4-4 record and had several players earn All Wheat State honors. Seniors Abby Fields and Cori Mines were named All Wheat State 2nd team and senior Laura Keil was named to the honorable mention list.