Lakin OL Panzer unanimous pick on All-HPL Football
There are many players who have shown their versatility and talent, and were recognized by coaches in the Hi-Plains All-League Football selections, including a handful of athletes which earn two (or three) spots on the league honors squad.
Only one name, though, was on every coaches' ballot in the Hi-Plains - Offensive Lineman Hadley Panzer of Lakin, who was the lone unanimous selection.
Panzer was one of four Lakin players to earn multiple spots in the All-League First Team, Panzer (Offensive Line/Defensive Line) was joined by fellow Broncs Kayden Christiansen (RB/LB), Servando Gonzalez (QB/DB) and Dawson Aller (C/DL).
HPL Champion Cimarron had two players who earned two first-team picks, and one who earned three. Payton Marshall earned First-Team status at Wide Receiver, Defensive Back and Kick Returner. Teammates Tate Seabolt (RB/LB) and David Harman (OL/DL) also earned multiple First-Team honors, while tight end Andrew Ridenhour, and defensive ends Kyler Henry and Hunter Renick also earned a spot on the First Team.
Other First-Team picks were Elkhart running back Chance O'Hair and kicker Jose Gonzalez; offensive lineman Efren Natividad, defensive back Walter Ramirez and linebacker Demetrio Flores of Southwestern Heights; Meade offensive lineman Cullen Lumry, Syracuse wide receiver Damien Ramirez, and Sublette punter Brice Williamson.
Cimarron also claimed six spots on the All-HPL Second Team - Henry (at offensive line), center Bryan Chavez, offensive lineman/punter Clay Frink, wide receiver Charles Sayler and defensive back Allen Martinez.
Demetrio Flores of Southwestern Heights and Elkhart's Chance O'Hair also earned Second-Team honors at running back and linebacker, respectively. The rest of the Second Team includes offensive lineman/defensive lineman Roger Martinez and defensive back Gio Callejas of Stanton County; quarterback Hector Mercado and offensive lineman Steve Diaz of Southwestern Heights; Lakin tight end Jaylin Hash and kicker Cai Gallo; Elkhart defensive end Tanner Hattabaugh and defensive lineman Tyler Reeves; Meade defensive back Preston Woodruff and linebacker Korben Clawson; and Sublette linebacker Anthony Morales.
Four of the league's 11-man teams - Cimarron, Lakin, Meade and Elkhart - have advanced into the second round of the playoffs.