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Free State’s Lisher all-league pick

November 27, 2005


Free State High senior Brett Lisher has earned first-team All-Sunflower League honors on both offense and defense.

Lisher, a 6-foot, 200-pound senior, was chosen at wide receiver and defensive back on the mythical team selected by league coaches.

Lisher, son of Free State coach Bob Lisher, repeated as a first-team defensive back. He had earned honorable mention at wide receiver in 2004.

Lawrence High had three first-team honorees - senior Scott Penny at linebacker, senior Brandon Lassiter at defensive back and junior Nick DeBiasse at offensive guard.

The Lions also had three second-team picks - senior running back Nolan Kellerman, senior defensive tackle Travis Alexander and Lassiter at wide receiver.

Free State's second-team honorees were running back Brian Murphy, kick returner Ryan Murphy and defensive tackle Mikel Ruder. All three are juniors.

All-Sunflower League

First Team


QB-Derek Miller, 6-3, 185, Sr., Olathe East

RB-Josh Gore, 5-8, 170, Jr., Olathe North; Demetrius Bell, 5-9, 165, Jr., Olathe East; Devin Cummings, 5-10, 155, Sr., Olathe South.

WR-Adam Parks, 5-10, 165, Sr., Olathe East; Brett Lisher, 6-0, 200, Sr., Free State; Sam Jacobson, 5-10, 170, Sr., SM Northwest.

TE-Steve Underwood, 6-3, 220, Sr., SM West.

OL-Brent Jepson, 6-4, 285, Sr., Olathe East; Sean Kolich, 6-3, 225, Sr., Olathe South; Clint Benge, 6-3, 260, Sr., SM West; Nick DeBiasse, 6-2, 225, Jr., Lawrence; Victor Butler, 6-2, 294, Jr., Leavenworth; Tyler Redden, 6-1, 270, Sr., Olathe Northwest.

PK-Jared Witter, 6-3, 195, Jr., SM West.

KR-Kelly Zumbehl, 5-8, 160, Sr., SM East.


DE-Steve Underwood, 6-3, 220, Sr., SM West; Sean Kolich, 6-3, 225, Sr., Olathe South.

DT-Jervon Graves, 6-1, 305, Jr., Olathe South; Victor Butler, 6-2, 294, Jr., Leavenworth.

LB-Scott Penny, 6-1, 215, Sr., Lawrence; Young Hu, 6-0, 225, Sr., Olathe East; Phil Snook, 5-11, 185, Sr., SM West; Mitch Praeuner, 6-2, 198, Sr., Olathe South.

DB-Brandon Lassiter, 5-11, 175, Sr., Lawrence; Dorain Williams, 5-10, 170, Jr., Olathe East; Kyle Crow, 6-1, 185, Sr., SM West; Brett Lisher, 6-0, 200, Sr., Free State.

P-Jared Witter, 6-3, 195, Jr., SM West.

Second Team


QB-Tyler Lawrence, 6-3, 210, Sr., SM West.

RB-Nolan Kellerman, 5-9, 170, Sr., Lawrence; Brian Murphy, 5-8, 165, Jr., Free State; Rodney Kenner, 6-1, 210, Jr., Olathe Northwest.

WR-Bobby Miller, 6-2, 175, Jr., SM East; Brandon Lassiter, 5-11, 175, Sr., Lawrence; Anthony Riley, 5-10, 155, Sr., Olathe East.

TE-John Duvall, 6-3, 210, Sr., SM East.

OL-Taylor Stewart, 6-1, 265, Sr., Olathe South; Justin Pessetto, 6-3, 270, Sr., SM Northwest; Rory Enderle, 6-4, 220, Sr., Olathe East; Josh Jetton, 6-2, 230, Sr., Olathe North; Brett Marlier, 5-10, 225, Sr., SM West.

PK-Derek Miller, 6-3, 185, Sr., Olathe East.

KR-Ryan Murphy, 5-10, 170, Jr., Free State.


DE-Jacob Metzger, 5-11, 200, Sr., Olathe East; John Brickson, 6-1, 200, Jr., SM East.

DT-Mikel Ruder, 6-3, 225, Jr., Free State; Travis Alexander, 5-9, 245, Sr., Lawrence.

LB-Blake Lawrence, 6-3, 200, Jr., SM West; John Duvall, 6-3, 210, Sr., SM East; Jimmy Sweeney, 6-2, 230, Sr., Olathe South; Adam Specht, 5-9, 165, Jr., SM South.

DB-Brady Croucher, 6-0, 177, Sr., Olathe South; Brian Tagg, 6-3, 170, Sr., SM East; Jared Wilkes, 6-2, 160, Sr., Olathe South; Brad Eichenberg, 6-3, 185, Sr., Olathe Northwest.

P-Darren Tidd, 5-10, 170, Soph., Olathe North.

Honorable Mention

Free State-Ryan Murphy (QB, DB), Nick Ayre (WR, DB), Ben Bell (WR), Christian Ballard (TE, LB), Chris Coffey (OL), Mikel Ruder (OL), Kyle Weinmaster (OL, DL), Andy Petz (LB).

Lawrence-Cory Gaston (OL), Travis Alexander (OL), Patrick Johnson (OL, DL), Uliti Fangupo (OL), Scott Penny (TE), Brian Heere (QB), Nathan Hickey (RB, DB), Matt Stiles (DB), Marc Albers (DB), Cameron Reschke (DL), Justin Long (DL), Nolan Kellerman (DB), Nick DeBiasse (LB), Brendan Halpin (DL), Brett Sims (DL).


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