Wildcats duo invited to all-star game
16th annual Grin Iron Classic has hometown feel
The 16th Annual Grin Iron Classic has released its 2017 rosters, and several area players have made the cut.
Cassville Head Coach Lance Parnell will serve as the linebackers coach, and Cassville’s Rick Lawson will be the assistant head coach of the West All-Star team.
Making the roster from Cassville’s 2016 football team are: Devin Phelps, offensive lineman, and Gilbert Medina, linebacker.
Cassville fans making the trip to the game will also recognize several Big 8 conference players.
Monett sends Ian Meyer, quarterback; Mason Swearingen, defensive back; Michael Branch, running back; Alex Turner, tight end; Aiden Brown, offensive lineman; Kurran Bartkoski, offensive lineman; and Cameron Cody, kicker.
From East Newton, linebacker Coleman Booker wil participate.
Mt. Vernon will be represented by Garrett Hadlock, quarterback; Jarrett Massie, wide receiver; James Lee, offensive line; and Shain Lester, offensive line
Aurora quarterback Payton Evans will play, as will Seneca’s Lance Hymer, linebacker.
From Lamar, Anthony Wilkerson, defensive back, and Angel Contreras, offensive lineman, will attend.
The complete West All-Star roster is as follows:
Derrek Uhl, Monett, Head Coach
Tom Cox, Mt. Vernon, Offensive Coordinator
Ricky Nichols, Monett, Wide Receivers
Russell Ellis, Sarcoxie, Running Backs
Kyle Wood, Monett, Defensive Coordinator
Rick Lawson, Cassville, Assistant Head Coach
Garrison Earnest, Monett, Defensive Line
Lance Parnell, Cassville, Linebackers
Kelley Beckner, Mt. Vernon, Special Teams
Wes Page, Catholic, Defensive Backs
Coleman Booker, East Newton
Zay’Shawn Weston, Carl Junction
Garrett Hadlock, Mt. Vernon
Payton Evans, Aurora
Chris Lawson, Kickapoo
Ian Meyer, Monett
Keith Guest II, Carthage
Coleman Scott, Neosho
Connor Sechler, Bolivar
Lance Hymer, Seneca
Mason Swearingen, Monett
Jalen Timberlake, Neosho
Jarrett Massie, Mt. Vernon
Hunter Vanlue, Webb City
Michael Branch, Monett
Justin Pfeifer, Stockton
Maverick McGee, Kickapoo
Nicos Oropeza, Nixa
Jokiem Crawford, Joplin
Quincy Weston, Carl Junction
Devon Ward, Republic
Anthony Wilkerson, Lamar
Gilbert Medina, Cassville
Alex Turner, Monett
Garrett Presnall, Republic
James Lee, Mt. Vernon
Shain Lester, Mt. Vernon
Jordan Cruz, Pierce City
Rhys Hine, Sarcoxie
Gage Sweet, Webb City
Angel Contreras, Lamar
Aiden Brown, Monett
Grant Martin, Kickapoo
Kurran Bartkoski, Monett
Tucker Edmondson, Carthage
Devin Phelps, Cassville
Jerrett Esposito, Greenfield
Cameron Cody, Monett
Ben Lambton, Nixa
Robbie Mercer, Kickapoo
Brandon Emmert, Bolivar
Corey Dye, Kickapoo
Hayden Young, Nixa
Bryce Murphy, Neosho
Nate Daugherty, Joplin
Ethan Bates, Lockwood
The all-star football game is on June 2 at 7:30 p.m. at JFK Stadium, located at 1333 S. Grant Ave. in Springfield.
Tickets for the event are $6 each and can be purchased at Springfield’s two Ronald McDonald Houses or on game day at the event.