The Missouri Football Coaches Association's all-state teams were unveiled last weekend, and Marceline was well-represented at the Class 1 level. Brookfield also managed to sneak an athlete into the list.
Marceline running back Rylan Chrisman was the Tigers' sole representative at the first-team level. Chrisman finished the season with 1633 yards rushing on 236 attempts. Chrisman scored 32 touchdowns.
Offensive lineman Nathan Sayre and receiver Levi Terrell both earned second-team nominations on offense. Terrell finished with 14 touchdowns and was eight yards shy of the 1000 yard mark for the season on 54 receptions.
Trevor Ganaway, the behemoth on the defensive interior, got a second-team nod as well. He finished with 65 total tackles, and 39 of them were for loss.
Marceline's Cullen Bruner was named second-team kicker. He was 61-of-73 on PAT attempts, and made six of his eight field goal tries on the year, including railing a 43-yarder in the opening week of the season.
No Marceline players were represented on the third team.
For Class 2 Brookfield, the all-state selections presented some respite for an uncharacteristically dismal season. Brooks Baker was named a third-team offensive lineman.
"I had the backing of a lot of people to help me get to where I'm at now," the junior lineman said.
Brookfield coach Scott Stevens said that he is pleased with the development of the stalwart of his offensive line.
Stevens said that he expects to see Baker's name on the defensive side of the all-state lineup next season as well.
"It's something he definitely deserved," Stevens said. "He was the leader of our team week after week. It's a tremendous honor, but he wouldn't have been able to do it without his teammates."