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The 2005 All-Standard Democrat Football Dream Team

Sunday, November 27, 2005

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Paris Tipler

GRANT RESSEL

K 6-2, 150, Jr.

Ressel's foot accounted for 34 points for the 6-4 Indians with 28 PATs and two field goals.

PARIS TIPLER

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Craig Millington
RB 5-9, 190, Jr.

Tipler combined speed and power to finish as the area's second leading rusher with 1,759 yards for an area-best 10.9 yards-per-carry average. He also was the top scorer with 194 points on 31 TDs, six PATs and a 2-point conversion run.

Kendrickus Reed

RB 6- 0, 195, Jr.

Reed, a powerful 195-pound running back, led all area rushers with 2,147 yards and was the second leading scorer with 170 points. His most productive day was a 379-yard, four-touchdown effort against East Prairie.

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Arlen Pixley
Alex Becker

RB 5-11, 170, Sr.

At a less than imposing 5-11, 170 pounds, Becker led all area rushers with a whopping 292 carries. Never seeming to take a play off, he ran for 1,689 yards (5.7 yards per carry) and 23 touchdowns for Dexter's district championship team.

Joseph Watts

UTILITY 5-9, 174, Jr.

With his third straight 1,000-yard rushing season, the 5-9, 174-pound scatback has put his mark on Bluejays football, with a senior season remaining. Watts ran for 1,377 yards (8.8 yards per carry) with 12 TDs. He returned one kick for a touchdown and helped put the Bluejays in excellent field position with his stellar returns.

Ryan Criglar

WR 5-10, 165, Jr.

The quick 165-pound wingback, was a force on the ground as well as through the air for the Green Wave. He pulled in 22 catches for 521 yards (23.7 yards per catch) and five TDs and rushed for 1,005 yards with another eight rushing TDs.

Anthony Guyton

QB 6-0, 195, Sr.

Guyton led one of the area's more intricate and prolific offenses at Hayti with 1,629 passing yards for 15 TDs, second only to Poplar Bluff's Asa Wyatt, triggerman for the Mules pass-first scheme, who threw for 1,914 yards with 14 TDs on about 90 more attempts. Guyton completed 59 percent of his passes and also ran for five scores in only nine games.

Nick Stith

WR 5-10, 155, Jr.

The top receiver in yardage and number of catches, Poplar Bluff's Stith averaged 22.3 yards per catch. He had 53 grabs for 1,184 yards with 11 TDs, all by far the most of any player in the area.

Jamarcus Williams

TE 6-5, 213, Jr.

Williams, a big physical receiver with sprinter's speed and good hands, led the Bluejays with 20 catches for 411 yards and four TDs. The 6-5 tight end often simply outleaped and outmuscled smaller defenders for the football.

William Cooper

OL 6-5, 250, So.

Cooper, a mammoth 6-5, 250-pound offensive lineman with quickness and agility, is the lone sophomore on the All-Standard Democrat. To the chagrin of opposing teams, he will be a bulwark of Hayti's line for two more seasons.

Craig Millington

OL 6-2, 275, Sr.

Sikeston's most effective method of moving the football on offense was simply lining up behind the huge lineman Millington and smashing their way up the field. He was named first team all-conference in the SEMO North and first team all-region.

Bryan Maslinski

OL 6-3, 280, Sr.

Maslinski, a huge 6-3, 280 pounder, was one of the senior leaders on the Bearcats' overpowering offensive line which opened holes for prolific running back Alex Becker.

Erick Englehart

OL 6-1, 260, Sr.

A three-year starter, Englehart was a stalwart on the Indians' offensive line. The 6-1, 260-pound senior, along with Cole Jansen, led Jackson's solid line play.

R.C. Strand

DL 6-2, 194, Sr.

Strand, smallish by linemen standards at 6-2, 194-pounds, was the Eagles leader as the only senior on the offensive and defensive lines. The DT wouldn't let lack of size or a partially torn bicep muscle hamper his production, which resulted in 54 tackles.

Patrick Guest

DL 6-0, 235, Jr.

Guest, a 6-foot, 235-pound junior, anchored the Eagles' defensive line from his tackle spot. He had 58 tackles, 13 for losses, and led the team with 8.5 sacks. NMCC coach Arlen Pixley said Guest, a first-time starter, improved each week of the season.

Cole Jansen

DL 6-1, 240, Sr.

Touted by Jackson coach Carl Gross as the Indians' best lineman on both sides of the ball, the 6-1, 240-pound Jansen paced a stout Jackson defense with 54 tackles, nine tackles for losses and seven quarterback sacks.

Austin Matthews

LB 5-9, 180, Sr.

Matthews, a 5-9, 180-pound linebacker, led the Bearcats with 74 tackles, six for losses totaling 29 yards. Just a junior, Matthews was named Dexter's defensive player of the year.

Antonio McIntosh

LB 5-11, 220, Sr.

The compact 5-11, 220-pound McIntosh delivered big hits to opposition ballcarriers from his middle linebacker spot. He had a team-leading 106 tackles, including 17 for losses. He also had three pass defenses and one fumble recovery.

Brandon Beck

LB 6-0, 225, Sr.

Beck, a 6-foot, 225-pound ballhawk, led the Indians in tackles with 70 from his middle linebacker spot.

Printice Willis

LB 6-2, 210, Sr.

Willis, the Eagles' second-leading tackler with 94, was a force from his outside linebacker position. A quick, strong athlete at 6-2, 210 pounds, he had the ability to cover from sideline to sideline, recording 12 tackles for losses, 3.5 sacks, two interceptions and four pass defenses.

Josh Davis

LB 6-3, 230, Sr.

At 6-3, 230 pounds, the Bearcats' Davis presented a menacing presence to enemy ballcarriers from his linebacker post. Possessing good speed, he totaled 65 tackles, seven for losses, and had one interception.

Eric Rinehart

DB 6-0, 175, Sr.

Rinehart led the Bearcat secondary with three interceptions. The six-foot, 175 pounder also had 33 tackles, while leading Dexter's receivers with 14 catches for 275 yards and three TDs.

Ty Craft

DB 6-0, 180, Sr.

Craft was often the last line on a leaky Cape Central defensive unit. He seldom missed an opportunity with a team-leading 110 tackles, 27 more than the second highest. He had seven tackles for losses with one interception.

Josh Marshall

DB 6-0, 187, Sr.

Marshall's football knowledge and instincts were his greatest assets as he had 60 tackles and four interceptions from his defensive back position. He ran back two interceptions for scores for the 7-3 Bluejays. Marshall, a two-

way player, was also Charleston's starting QB.

Joel Penrod

P 5-11, 200, Sr.

Penrod averaged 38.7 yards per punt, pinning opponents inside the 15-yard line nine times. His longest boot was 71 yards and he had six over 50 yards. In addition, Penrod rushed for 1,097 yards and was the SEMO North leading scorer with 116 points and 18 touchdowns.

ARLEN PIXLEY

Coach

Pixley, in his second season at the helm, guided the NMCC Eagles to a 7-3 record after a disastrous 1-9 mark in 2004. The Eagles went 2-1 in the district, losing only to champ Dexter. The future for NMCC looks bright as well with a solid group of returning lettermen and a fine crop of young players on the horizon.