Bulldog Football Squad Earns All Conference Honors

Eighteen KHS players picked for 2021 recognitions

Kearney, Mo., November 17, 2021: Congratulations to the following Kearney High School football players for earning spots on the 2021 All Conference teams:

1st Team Offense

  • KJ Smith RB
  • Ian Acosta WR
  • Zach Grace TE
  • Keanon McNally OL

1st Team Defense

  • Sam Lowman DL

2nd Team Offense

  • Briggs Terwilleger OL

2nd Team Defense

  • Kale Conway DL
  • Daryn Langford LB
  • Luke Noland DB
  • Drake Cole DB

2nd Team Special Teams

  • Ian Acosta Punter

Honorable Mention Offense

  • Casey Rooney QB
  • Luke Starr OL
  • Isaac Bates WR
  • Carter Schmidt OL
  • Connor Smith OL

Honorable Mention Defense

  • Will Lincoln LB
  • Joe Marshall DB

Honorable Mention Special Teams

  • Braxton Breedlove Kicker

KHS fought to a 4-2 record in the Suburban Blue Conference this year, good for third place in a league packed with strong opponents. The team finished 5-5 overall.

Head Coach Josh Gray praised all of these players for their leadership and focus in the face of challenges like the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“These young men have done an outstanding job this season,” Coach Gray said. “Our entire squad demonstrated real grit as they came together as a team to improve and overcome adversity.”