Notable Football Alumni

Wildcats that went on to play at the college level.

 


William H. Williams (Class of 1923)- Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo



Graham Woolridge (Class of 1924)- Central College, Fayette, Mo.

 


Burton "Kid" Moore (Class of 1925)- Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.

Coaching:

Pleasant Hill HS (Head Coach)

 


Ross Shelton (Class of 1925)- Westminster College, Fulton, Mo./Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo.



A.R. "Doc" Elder Jr. (Class of 1925)- Central College, Fayette, Mo.

 


Charles Williams (Class of 1926)- Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo.

 


Foster "Spoof" Wiley (Class of 1927)- Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.

 


Virgil Maxey (Class of 1927)- Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, Mo.

 


Joe Miller (Class of 1927)- Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.

 


Gilbert Holloway (Class of 1928)- San Bernardino Junior College, San Bernardino, CA/Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo.

 


Willie Sulser (Class of 1929)- Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, Mo./Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo.

 


Lisle Denny (Class of 1929)- Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo.

 


Marion "Tom" Parsons (Class of 1929)- Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrenburg, Mo.

 


Fred Schultze (Class of 1929)- Westminster College, Fulton, Mo./Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo.

 


Lyle Epps (Class of 1931)- Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo.

 


Frank Gray (Class of 1931)- Central Missouri State Teachers College, Warrensburg, Mo.

 


Walter Halcomb (Class of 1931)- Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.

 


Ernest Duncan (Class of 1931)- Westminster College, Fulton, Mo.

 


W.R. Marquette (Class of 1933)- William Jewell College, Liberty, Mo.

 


Howard Bearce (Class of 1934)- Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo./University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

 


Gordan Roberts (Class of 1936)- Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo.

 


Jack Logan (Class of 1936)- Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo.

 


Boyd Ludlow (Class of 1937)- Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo.


Hugh Dunn (Class of 1940)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)

Hugh Dunn graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1940. During his days at Harrisonville he ran track and played football from 1937-1939. Upon graduation he would attend Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Missouri beginning in 1941. He would play one season before WWII began. At that time he would put his college career on hold to join the U.S. Army. While in the service he was twice wounded in battle losing a portion of his hand and lower arm. He would receive the Purple Heart with cluster and the Silver Star Medal in 1945. Upon being honorably discharged in 1945 Hugh would return to Missouri Valley College to resume his academic and athletic career. Despite his wartime injuries he would play in the backfield at running back, blocking back and quarterback for the Vikings, leading the team to four undefeated seasons, a 41 game winning streak, and two bowl game victories. He was awarded the Williamson Trophy as the Most Valuable Small College Player in the country in 1947.

Upon graduation he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia to pursue his masters in education. He would then begin a teaching and coaching career in football and track at Macon, Missouri that would last over 40 years. Hugh would end his football coaching career at Macon High School with a record of (234-148-15), six league championships with four playoff appearances. In 1971 Macon High School would name the football field in his honor. In 1972 Hugh was inducted into the NAIA Hall of Fame, 1974 into the Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame, 1992 into the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame, 1999 into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, and 2008 into the Harrisonville High School Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame.

Coaching:

Macon HS, Missouri (Head Coach)

 

Luke Scavuzzo (Class of 1945)- University of Missouri-Columbia/Missouri Valley College (NCAA Division I) (NAIA)

Luke Scavuzzo graduated from Harrisonville in 1945. He played running back for the Wildcats from 1941-1944. Upon graduation Luke would play football for one season at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He would then join the U.S. Navy for two years from 1946-1948. After returning from the service he would enroll at Missouri Valley College and play football from 1948-1950. During his time on the football team Luke would play guard for the Vikings. The 1948 team that he was a member of would win the Small College National Championship. The 1948 and 1949 teams that he played on were conference champions, and he was named 1st Team All-Conference Guard in 1950. Teams that Luke played on at Missouri Valley College were part of a 41 game winning streak from 1941-1948. He along with those teams were inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 2007.

After graduation Luke returned to Harrisonville to work in the family grocery business. His first year back in town he would also help as an unpaid assistant coach on the Harrisonville High School undefeated (10-0) Mineral Water Bowl Championship team. He would also spend several years doing scouting for the Harrisonville Wildcats football program. Luke would also serve as the public address announce for the Wildcat football program.

Luke would retire in 1994 as the President and Chairman of the Board of Scavuzzo's Corporation. In 1994 he was inducted into the Missouri Valley College Hall of Fame, and in 2010 he was inducted into the Harrisonville High School Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame.

Coaching:

Harrisonville HS (Assistant Coach)

 

 

Karl Lathrop (Class of 1952)- University of Kansas (NCAA Division I)

Karl Lathrop graduated from Harrisonville in 1952. He was a member of the 1951 Mineral Water Bowl Championship team. He played on teams at Harrisonville that were a part of a 40 game winning streak from the 1950-1954 season's (the longest in the State of Missouri at the time). Karl was named to the 1951 Missouri Sportswriter/Sportscaster All-State Team as a 2nd Team End during his senior season.

Upon graduation he would earn a scholarship to play football at the University of Kansas. Karl was named "Freshman of the Year" during his first season with the Jayhawks. He would only play one season at Kansas before being drafted into the U.S. Army were he serves for 3 years. After his military service he would finish his degree in education at the University of Missouri-Columbia. After graduation he would go on to become the head football coach at Slater High School (Missouri). He would eventually leave teaching and coaching and start a successful landscaping business.

Coaching:

Slater HS, Missouri (Head Coach)

 

 

Dudley Childress (Class of 1952)- University of Missouri (NCAA Division I)

Dudley Childress graduated from Harrisonville in 1952. He played quarterback and was the valedictorian of his class. He was a member of the 1951 Mineral Water Bowl Championship team. He played on teams at Harrisonville that were a part of a 40 game winning streak from 1950-1954 season's (the longest in the State of Missouri at the time). Dudley was named to the 1951 Missouri Sportswriter/Sportscasters All-State Team as a 3rd Team Back during his senior season.

He would earn a scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia and play football for the Tigers. He would earn a Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from MU. He then received his Ph. D. from Northwestern University with a major in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. He would go on to become a pioneer in the field of prosthetics and rehabilitation engineering. Dudley was a professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in Evanston, Illinois. He directed the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center in Prosthetics and Orthotics and served as Executive Director of Prosthetics and Orthotics Education Programs at Northwestern University.

Dudley Childress was inducted into the Harrisonville High School Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame in 2005.

 

Miles Greenway (Class of 1952)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)


Gary Sivils (Class of 1952)- William Jewell College (NAIA)

 

Robin Wright (Class of 1953)- University of Missouri (NCAA Division I)

Robin Wright graduated from Harrisonville in 1953. He was a member of the 1951 Mineral Water Bowl Championship team. He was on teams at Harrisonville that were a part of a 40 game winning streak from 1950-1954 season's (the longest in the State of Missouri at the time). Robin was named to the 1952 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State Team as a 1st Team Back during his senior season.

He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia on a football scholarship from 1953-1957. Robin then served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1961 where he quarterbacked two Army National Championship teams. After his military career he would graduate from the University of Missouri in 1961.

Robin would go on to work 37 years for the Ward Paper Box Company with the final 16 years as President of the company. He is the son of Glenn Wright who played 12 years as a Major League Baseball player, then was a coach, manager and scout.

 

 

Gene Roll (Class of 1953)- University of Missouri (NCAA Division I)

Gene Roll graduated from Harrisonville in 1953. He was a member of the 1951 Mineral Water Bowl Championship team. He played on teams at Harrisonville that were a part of a 40 game winning streak from 1950-1954 season's (the longest in the State of Missouri at the time). In 1953 Gene Roll was the winner of the Brutus Hamilton Award for the Outstanding Harrisonville High School athlete.

He would attend the University of Missouri-Columbia on a football scholarship from 1953-1957. Gene would start at fullback for 3 years for the Tigers. He was a 4 year letter man at MU, and was the leading ground gainer in 1955. He was awarded the "Outstanding Back Award" by the MU Quarterback Club for his performance that season. In 1958 he would join the Marine Corps. where he would play football and win 4 national service championships.

After his military service Gene would go on to work 28 years at Union Carbide Corporation, and 10 years at Rohne Ploulenc Ag Company. Gene Roll is a 2007 inductee into the Harrisonville High School Distinguished Alumni Wall of Fame.

 

Jack Lyon (Class of 1953)- Central Missouri State Teachers College (NCAA II)

 

 

Bennie Alburtis (Class of 1954)- University of Missouri (NCAA Division I)

Bennie Alburtis graduated from Harrisonville in 1954. He was a member of the 1951 Mineral Water Bowl Championship team. He played on teams at Harrisonville that were a part of a 40 game winning streak from 1950-1954 season's (the longest in the State of Missouri at the time).Bennie was named to the Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State Team as a 2nd Team End during his senior season. He would play football at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1955-1957.

He would go on to a career in frozen foods sales and retired in 1998 as a National Accounts Sales Manager.

 

Edwin Hartzler (Class of 1955)- Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo.

As a member of the 1955 Missouri Valley College team Ed would play in the Mineral Water Bowl and the Tangerine Bowl in the same season. This would be the only MVC team to play in two bowl games in the same season.



Dick Ritchie (Class of 1956)- Missouri Valley College, Marshall, Mo.


Lloyd Moore (Class of 1959)- Fort Lewis College, Durango, Co.


Don Cochran (Class of 1961)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)

Coaching:

Houston HS, Missouri (Assistant Coach)



Phil Young (Class of 1961)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)


Steve Tieman (Class of 1965)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)



Marvin Cochran (Class of 1968) Southwest Missouri State University (NCAA Division IAA)

Coaching:

Raymore-Peculiar HS (Assistant Coach)

Harrisonville HS (Assistant Coach)


Leslie Clark (Class of 1968) University of Missouri-Rolla (NCAA Division II)

Les Clark played football at the University of Missouri-Rolla from (1968-1971). Here are a list of his accomplishments.

1969 All-Conference Honorable Mention Running Back

1971 All-Conference Honorable Mention Running Back

1969 Team Rushing Leader (740) Yards

1971 Team Rushing Leader (683) Yards

1969 All-Purpose Yards Leader (856) Yards

1971 All-Purpose Yards Leader (768) Yards

Career Rushing Leaders: Currently ranked #7 with (1,709) Yards (1968-1971)

Rushing Attempts in a Game: Currently ranked #5 (35) attempts vs. Central Missouri, October 30, 1971

Rushing Attempts in a Game: Currently ranked #6 (35) attempts vs. Northwest Missouri State, November 8, 1969

Single Season Rushing Attempts: Currently ranked #7 (206) attempts (1969 season)

Single Season Rushing Attempts: Currently ranked #9 (195) attempts (1971 season)


Arthur Allen (Class of 1968) Central Missouri State College/Missouri Western State University

Arthur Allen played 3 seasons of football at Central Missouri State College from (1968-1970). He would appear in their record books by the name Leon Allen. In 1970 he would lead the team in Kick Off Returns with (6) for (163) yards.

 

Michael Weaver (Class of 1968)- University of Missouri (NCAA Division I)

Michael Weaver graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1968. He would walk-on and play college football at the University of Missouri-Columbia from 1968-1971.

Here is a list of Michael's accomplishments for the Harrisonville Wildcats Football program:

1966 West Central All-District 1st Team Center

1966 West Central All-District 1st Team Linebacker

1967 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Offense

1967 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Defense

1967 West Central All-District 1st Team Back

1967 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State Honorable Mention Linebacker

 

Tommie Snead (Class of 1971) Missouri Western State University (NCAA Division II)

 

Steve McGhee (Class of 1971) University of Missouri-Rolla (NCAA Division II)



Luke Scavuzzo (Class of 1974)- Benedictine College (NAIA)

 

Gillis Leonard (Class of 1976)- University of Missouri (NCAA Division I)

Gillis Leonard graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1976. During is high school career he excelled as a three sport athlete in football, basketball and track. He is the only athlete from Harrisonville High School to be named All-State in football and basketball. As a member of the football team he was named to the Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team as a linebacker in (1975), and on the hardwood he would grab 1st Team All-State honors as a junior, and as a senior during the (1974-75 & 1975-1976) season's. During his senior season of football (1975) Gillis broke the National High School record of average yards per reception with a 26.1 yard average. As a senior he would set the Harrisonville High School basketball record for rebounds in a game, with 32 against Clinton.

Following his high school career Gillis was recruited by Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri. He also prompted inquires from Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Brown due to his high academic record. He would chose to play football for the University of Missouri-Columbia. He would play on the freshman team at Mizzou for one season in the fall of 1976. He would leave Missouri to pursue playing basketball. Gilllis would join the basketball team at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and play for Kangaroos for three seasons during (1978-79, 1979-80 & 1980-81) school years.

 

John Harris (Class of 1980)- William Jewell College (NAIA)

 

Scott White (Class of 1981)- University of Missouri-Rolla (NCAA Division II)



Russ Pogue (Class of 1982)- University of Missouri-Rolla (NCAA Division II)



Kevin Stewart (Class of 1982)- Pittsburg State University (NCAA Division II)

 


Lloyd Hansen (Class of 1983)- Washburn University (NCAA Division II)

 

Randy Hartzler (Class of 1985)- University of Colorado (NCAA Division I)

Randy Hartzler graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1985. He was a 3 year starter on the offensive line for the Wildcats in his 4 seasons from (1981-1984). During his high school career the teams he played on finished with a 39-7 record. The teams he played on qualified for the state playoffs 3 out of 4 seasons, (1981 Class 3A Quarterfinals, 1983 Class 3A State Runners-up & 1984 Class 4A Semifinals).

After graduating Randy would continue his college football career at the University of Colorado. He played for the Buffaloes from (1985-1988). He was a letterman during his final season at Colorado in 1988.

Here is a list of Randy's awards and accomplishments for the Harrisonville Wildcats football program:

1982 West Central All-Conference 2nd Team Offensive Lineman

1983 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Tackle

1983 Class 3A All-District 1st Team Offensive Lineman

1983 Class 3A Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 2nd Team Offensive Lineman

1984 West central All-Conference 1st Team Tackle

1984 Class 4A All-District 1st Team Tackle

1984 Class 4A Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team Offensive Lineman

 


Bart Cole (Class of 1985)- Baker University (NAIA)


Kelly Donohoe (Class of 1986)- University of Kansas (NCAA Division I)

Kelly Donohoe graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1986. Kelly was a 4 year letterman for the Wildcats, and found playing time at quarterback as a freshman. During his 4 years at HHS he would lead his teams to a 38-7 record from (1982-1985). Teams that Kelly played on would qualify for the state playoff 3 out of 4 seasons, (1983 Class 3A State Runners-up, 1984 Class 4A Semifinalist & 1985 Class 4A District Playoff Qualifiers). During his high school career he completed 321 of 591 passes attempted for a 55% completion rate. He would pass for 4,324 yards and 35 touchdowns for a 13.5 yards per pass average.

Kelly was heavily recruited by several Division I college programs including, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Missouri, U.S. Air Force Academy and Alabama. He would eventually choose the University of Kansas. Kelly would play for the Jayhawks from (1986-1989). During his time at KU the teams he played on had a record of 9-34-1. Kelly would pass for 5,382 yards while at Kansas. He still holds the record for the longest completed pass from scrimmage for a touchdown hooking up with Willie Vaughn in 1987 for a 98 yard strike.

After his playing days Kelly Donohoe has gone on to become one of the most successful high school football coaches in the state of Missouri at Blue Springs High School. He has been the head coach of the Wildcats for 15 years, winning three Class 6 State Championships (2003, 2012, 2013), and State Runners-up in (2009).

Here is a list of Kelly's awards and accomplishments for the Harrisonville Wildcats football program:

1983 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Quarterback

1983 Class 3A All-District 1st Team Quarterback

1983 Class 3A Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 2nd Team Quarterback

1984 Team Awards Top Offensive Player

1984 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Quarterback

1984 Class 4A All-District 1st Team Quarterback

1985 Team Awards Team Captain

1985 Team Awards Offensive Player of the Year

1985 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Quarterback

1985 Class 4A All-District 1st Team Quarterback

1985 Class 4A Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team Quarterback

 

Coaching:

Hutchison HS, Kansas (Assistant Coach)

Blue Springs South HS,Missouri (Assistant Coach)

Raytown South HS, Missouri (Head Coach)

Blue Springs HS, (Head Coach)

 

Duane Brock (Class of 1986)- Baker University (NAIA)

Duane Brock graduated from Harrisonville in 1986. He would play college football for Baker University. Duane has had a lengthy minor league/professional football career.

Minor League

(1992-1997) Missouri/Kansas City Bulldogs

(1998-1999) Kansas City Wolfpack

(1999) Midwest Razorbacks

(2000-2001) Kansas City Panthers

(2002-2004) Kansas City Jazz

(2005-2006) Kansas Kaos

(2007-2015) Midwest Titans-- 3 National Championships, 2008 NAFL2 Championships, 2012 World Bowl Champions (AFL), 2015 Midwest Football League Champions

Professional

(2000-2001) St. Joseph Explorers

(2002) Midwest Lumberjacks

(2003) Kansas Koyotes-- American Professional League Champions

(2004) Black Hills Reddogs

(2005) Texas Storm

(2005-2007) Missouri Minutemen

(2008-2012 & 2015) Missouri Mustangs

(2016) Kansas City Phantoms- Champions Indoor Football (Offensive Line Coach)

 

Ron Litchfield (Class of 1987)- Baker University (NAIA)

Ron played on at Baker University that reached the NAIA semifinals 3 out of 4 seasons.

Coaching:

Liberty HS (Assistant Coach)

Fort Osage HS (Assistant Coach)

Lee's Summit HS (Assistant Coach)

Blue Springs HS (Assistant Coach)

Park Hill South HS (Head Coach) 8 years

United Township HS, East Moline, IL (Head Coach) 4 years

Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, IA (Assistant Coach) 3 years



Chris Butler (Class of 1988)- Highland Community College (NJCAA)



Trent Flanary (Class of 1989)- Mid-America Nazarene University (NAIA)

Coaching:

Harrisonville HS (Assistant Coach) 1998, 1999

 

Randy May (Class of 1990)- Mid-America Nazarene University (NAIA)

 


Justin Gillen (Class of 1990)- Southwest Baptist University (NCAA Division II)



Phil Rogers (Class of 1991)- William Jewel College (NAIA)

Coaching:
Harrisonville HS (Assistant) 2017


Craig Frazier (Class of 1993)- William Jewell College (NAIA)



Danny Smith (Class of 1993)- Central Methodist University (NAIA)

 

Tucker Painter (Class of 1993)- Missouri Southern State College (Division II)



Jeremy Hamilton (Class of 1996)- William Jewell College (NAIA)



Philip Seemann (Class of 1997)- Northwest Missouri State University (NCAA Division II)

Philip was a member of the 1998 & 1999 NCAA Division II National Championship teams his sophomore and junior season's at Northwest Missouri State University.

 


Austin Painter (Class of 1999)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)

 


Jared Britz (Class of 1999)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)



Chad Speer (Class of 2000)- William Jewell College (NAIA)

Coaching:

Clinton HS (Offensive Coordinator) 2004

Northwest Missouri State University (Graduate Assistant, Offensive Line/Tight Ends) 2005, 2006

Leavenworth HS, Kansas (Head Coach) 2007, 2008, 2009

Southeast Oklahoma State University (Offensive Line) 2010-2012 (Offensive Coordinator) 2013-present

 


Derek Huseman (Class of 2000)- Fort Lewis State University (NCAA Division I-AA)

 


Dustin Miller (Class of 2001)- Avila University (NAIA)

 


Blake Mills (Class of 2002)- Missouri State University (NCAA Division I-AA)

 


Kyle Moles (Class of 2002)- University of Central Missouri (NCAA Division II)


Travis Huseman (Class of 2004)- Missouri Southern State University/Mid-America Nazarene University (NCAA Division II/NAIA)


Josh Speer (Class of 2004)- Missouri Southern State University/Mid-America Nazarene University (NCAA Division II/NAIA)

Coaching:

Smithville HS (Assistant Coach)

 

Jacob Lumpkin (Class of 2004)-United States Air Force Academy, University of Central Missouri, Missouri Valley College (NCAA Division I/NCAA Division II, NAIA)



Zach Wood (Class of 2004)- Pittsburg State University (NCAA Division II)


Jeff Hedrick (Class of 2005)- Evangel University (NAIA)



Tyson Travis (Class of 2005)- Missouri Southern State University (NCAA Division II)


Reuben Hartzler (Class of 2005)- Southwest Baptist University (NCAA Division II)

Coaching:

Willard HS (Assistant Coach) 2010-2011

Harrisonville HS (Assistant Coach) 2012-2016


Zach Kendall (Class of 2006)- Kansas State University (NCAA Division I)

Zach Kendall graduated from Harrisonville High School in 2006. During his time at Harrisonville teams he played on from (2002-2005) would have a record of 47-6, winning two State Championships in 2003 and 2005, and State runner-up in 2004. Zach would then play at Kansas State from (2007-2010) making 17 career starts on the offensive line. He played center and guard during his time at Kansas State. He was a 2 year letterman and was voted player representative and team captain during his senior year by his teammates. He won the following honors at Kansas State in 2010, 1st Team All-Big 12 (Dallas Morning News), 2nd Team All-Big 12 (Coaches), 2nd Team All-Big 12 (AP), 2nd Team All-Big 12 (Kansas City Star) and 2nd Team All-Big 12 (Phil Steele). Zach would also play in the inaugural Pinstripe Bowl played at Yankee Stadium in New York City. In 2011 Zach would play professionally for one season with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League (UFL).

Here is a list of Zach's awards and accomplishment for the Harrisonville Wildcats football program:

2003 West Central All-Conference 2nd Team Defensive Lineman

2003 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-District 2nd Team Defensive Lineman

2004 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2004 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2004 Kansas City Star All-Metro 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2005 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2005 Kansas City Area All-District 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2005 Kansas City Star All-Metro 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2005 Missouri Sportswriters/sportscasters All-State 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2005 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2005 Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 3 Defensive Player of the Year

2005 Democrat Missourian All-County Large Class Football Team Defensive Lineman

2005 Bobby Bell Memorial Award Finalist

 

Luke Gassman (Class of 2006)- Waldorf College (NAIA)

 


Steven Wiseman (Class of 2006)- Northwest Missouri State University (NCAA Division II)

 


Jason Wiseman (Class of 2006)- Northwest Missouri State University (NCAA Division II)

Jason started 15 games at right tackle during his junior season at NMSU. Jason would play in all 15 games as a senior starting 14 of those games. He was named 1st team All-MIAA at tackle and 2nd team All-Region by Don Hansen's Football Gazette and Daktronics. Jason was a member of the 2009 NCAA Division II National Championship team at NMSU during his senior season.

 


Drew White (Class of 2006)- William Jewell College (NAIA)

Coaching:

University of Missouri (Graduate Assistant)

Blue Springs HS (Assistant Coach)

Staley HS (Assistant Coach)

 


Jason Thomas (Class of 2006)- Ottawa University/Missouri State University (NAIA)

 


Michael Stadler (Class of 2006)- Northwest Missouri State University (NCAA Division II)

Michael was the starting punter for 3 seasons (2007, 2008, 2009) at NMSU. During his time at NMSU teams that Michael played on would make 3 straight appearances in the NCAA Divisions II National Championship game. During his senior season they would win the championship defeating Grand Valley State.

2007 Cory Stanton Award Winner (Northwest Walk-on of the Year)

2007 All-MIAA Honorable Mention

2008 MIAA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll

2009 MIAA Commisioner's Academic Honor Roll

 


Caleb Noland (Class of 2006)- William Jewell College (NAIA)

Coaching:

Adrian HS (Assistant Coach)

 


Travis Foerschler (Class of 2006)- William Jewell College (NAIA)

Coaching:

William Chrisman HS (Assistant Coach)

 


Cameron Chenoweth (Class of 2006)- Culver-Stockton College (NAIA)

 


Andrew Collins (Class of 2006)-Culver-Stockton College (NAIA)

Coaching:

Sherwood HS, Missouri (Head Coach)

Butler HS,Missouri (Assistant Coach)

 

 

Michael Keck (Class of 2007)- University of Missouri/Missouri State University (NCAA Division I/NCAA Division IAA)

Michael Keck graduated from Harrisonville High School in 2007. He is the most highly recruited player to every come out of Harrisonville in the football program's history. Michael would play on three State Championship teams (2003, 2005, 2006) and one State Runner-up team in (2004). During his time at Harrisonville he would play on teams that accumulated a 53-3 record from (2003-2006).

Upon graduation Michael would be named a Parade Magazine All-American. He was rated No. 1 in the State of Missouri by Super Prep, and the No. 1 overall prospect in the State of Missouri by Rivals.com. Michael was also ranked by Prep Star as the No. 16 overall prospect at any position in the Midlands Region , as well as the No. 11 overall weak-side linebacker recruit in the nation. He ranked as the nation's No. 26 defensive line prospect in (2006-2007).

Michael would chose to play college football at the University of Missouri-Columbia over offers from Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa, Alabama, Colorado, Kansas State and Kansas among a host of others. He would play at Mizzou for two seasons from (2007-2008). Michael would "red shirt" during his freshman year (2007) due to injury, and played in only one game of 2008. In the season opener against Illinois, he would register 1 tackle in the game. He would leave the team for personal reasons following that game. Michael would then transfer to Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. During the 2009 season Michael was twice named Missouri State Defensive Player of the Week. He was also honored as the Missouri Valley Football Conference All-Newcomer of the Year. Following the 2009 season he was ranked the No. 26 Division I FCS outside linebacker by Phil Steele's College Football Preview.

Here is a list of Michael's awards and accomplishments for the Harrisonville Wildcats football program:

2003 Team Awards- Rookie of the Year

2003 Class 3 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-District 3rd Team Linebacker

2004 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Linebacker

2004 Class 3 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Defensive Back/ Strong Safety

2004 Democrat Missourian All-County Large Class Football Team Linebacker

2004 Kansas City Star All-Metro 1st Team Defensive Back

2005 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Defensive End

2005 Class 3 Kansas City Area All-District 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2005 Kansas City Star All-Metro 1st Team Linebacker

2005 Class 3 Missouri Sportswriter/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team Linebacker

2005 Class 3 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2005 Democrat Missourian All-County Large Class Football Team Defensive Lineman

2005 Bobby Bell Memorial Award Finalist

2006 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2006 Class 3 Kansas City Area All-District 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2006 Class 3 Missouri Sportswriter/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team Defensive End

2006 Bobby Bell Memorial Award Winner

2007 Parade Magazine All-American

 

Andrew Clarke (Class of 2007)- William Jewell College (NAIA)

 


Quentin Weygaerts (Class of 2007)- Mid-America Nazarene University (NAIA)

 


Dan Reichert (Class of 2007)- Mid-America Nazarene University/Missouri State University (NAIA/NCAA Division IAA)

 


Chris Ramirez (Class of 2007)- William Jewell College (NAIA)

 


Zach Livingston (Class of 2007)- Washburn University (NCAA Division II)

Coaching:

Sprayberry HS, Georgia (Assistant Coach)

Louisburg HS, Kansas (Assistant Coach)

Basehor-Linwood HS, Kansas (Assistant Coach)

 

Zach Zaroor (Class of 2007)- Benedictine College (NAIA)

 

Taylor Lee (Class of 2008)- University of Kansas (NCAA Division I)

Taylor Lee graduated from Harrisonville High School in 2008. He would play college football at the University of Kansas. He would walk-on as a preferred grey shirt walk-on. He played for the Jayhawks from 2008-2010. In 2008 he was named the Defensive Scout Player of the Week in preparation for the Sam Houston State game.

Here is a list of Taylor's accomplishments for the Harrisonville Wildcats Football program.

2007 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Defensive Back

2007 Class 3 Kansas City Area All-District 1st Team Defensive Back

2007 Class 3 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team Defensive Back

2007 Class 3 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Defensive Back

2007 Democrat Missourian All-County Large Class Football Team Selection Defensive Back

2007 MoKan Classic All-Star Game Selection

 

 

Sean Ransburg (Class of 2008)- Mid-Amercia Nazarene University (NAIA)

Sean Ransburg graduated from Harrisonville High School in 2008. He originally committed to play football at the University of Kansas. He would play his college football at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. Sean would play wide receiver in his first year at MNU. He would start at quarterback his final 3 season's. As a senior he was named American Football Coaches Association All-American. Sean would win the Heart of America Athletic Conference MVP as a senior. He would score 27 touchdowns during his final season as the Pioneer quarterback. Sean would post a 26-4 career record as the starting quarterback in 3 seasons at MNU, with 3 playoff appearances including an NAIA Playoff semifinal run in 2010.

Here is a list of Sean's accomplishments for the Harrisonville Wildcats Football Program.

2006 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Quarterback

2006 West Central All-Conference Offensive Player of the Year

2006 Class 3 Kansas City Area All-District 1 st Team Quarterback

2006 Class 3 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 2nd Team Quarterback

2006 Class 3 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 2nd Team Quarterback

2006 Democrat Missourian All-County Large Class Football Team Quarterback

2006 Frank Fontana Memorial Award Finalist

2007 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Quarterback

2007 West Central All-Conference Offensive Player of the Year

2007 West Central All-Conference 2nd Team Punter

2007 Class 3 Kansas City Area All-District 1st Team Quarterback

2007 Class 3 Missouri Sportswriter/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team Quarterback

2007 Class 3 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Quarterback

2007 Democrat Missourian All-County Large Class Football Team Quarterback

2007 Kansas City Star All-Metro Player of the Year

2007 Frank Fontana Memorial Award Winner

2007 MoKan Classic All-Star Game Selection

 

Coaching:

Staley HS, Missouri (Assistant Coach)

Shawnee Mission East HS, Kansas (Assistant Coach)

 

Donnie MacLeod (Class of 2008)- Mid-America Nazarene University (NAIA)

 


Brian Kagarice (Class of 2008)- Mid-America Nazarene University/Missouri State University (NAIA/NCAA Division IAA)

 


Spencer Murry (Class of 2008)- Mid-America Nazarene University (NAIA)

 


Andrew Johnson (Class of 2008)- Mid-America Nazarene University (NAIA)


Kelsie Holmes (Class of 2008)- Mid-America Nazarene University (NAIA)



Nathan Schrock (Class of 2008)- Mid-America Nazarene University (NAIA)

 

Derek Naida (Class of 2009)- United State Air Force Academy (NCAA Division I)

Derek graduated from Harrisonville High School in 2009. He would play college football at the United States Air Force Academy for 1 season. He would stay at the Academy and join the Wings of Blue-USAF Parachute Team. In 2013 Derek and the Wings of Blue would skydive the team flags, American flag and game ball into Sun Life Stadium for the Orange Bowl BCS National Championship game.

Here are Derek's accomplishments for the Harrisonville Wildcats Football program.

2007 West Central All-Conference 1st Team Slot Back

2007 Class 3 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 2nd Team All-Purpose

2007 Class 3 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Slot Back

2008 Missouri River Valley West Academic All-Conference

2008 Missouri River Valley West All-Conference 1st Team Running Back

2008 Class 4 Kansas City Area All-District 1st Team Running Back

2008 Class 4 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 2nd Team Running Back

2008 Class 4 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 2nd Team Running Back

2008 Democrat Missourian All-County Large Class Football Team Running Back

 

Taylor Saunder (Class of 2009)- Graceland University (NAIA)


Dallas Herndon (Class of 2009)- Missouri Southern State University (NCAA Division II)

(2015) 4-State Fusion--Joplin, Mo (Central Plains Football League) CPFL Champions

(2017) Kansas City Phantoms- Independence, Mo (Champions Indoor Football)

 

Matt Smith (Class of 2010)- Central Methodist University/University of Central Missouri (NAIA/NCAA Division II)

Coaching:

University of Central Missouri (Volunteer Football Operations)

Northwest Missouri State University (Strength & Conditioning)

Mid-America Nazarene University (Strength Coach)

 


Terry Scott (Class of 2010)- Washburn University (NCAA Division II)


Joe Dahman (Class of 2010)- Missouri Western State University (NCAA Division II)

Coaching:

Harrisonville HS (Assistant Coach)


Alex Bartlett (Class of 2011)- Southwest Baptist University/Grand View University (NCAA Division II/NAIA)

Alex Bartlett graduated from Harrisonville High School in 2011. During his time at Harrisonville he would play on teams that would play in the Class 3 Show-Me Bowl in 2007, Class 4 Sectional in 2008, Class 4 Quarterfinal 2009 and Class 4 Semifinal in 2010. Alex would play his college football beginning at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri. He would later transfer to Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Alex would continue to play football professionally in Europe for the Warsaw Sharks (Poland) for 1 season in 2014. He played 2 season's professionally for the Iowa Barnstormers of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Alex was in training camp with the Lisboa Devils in Portugal in 2016 before an injury brought him back to the states. In the spring of 2017 Alex will play for the Omaha Beef of the Champions Indoor Football League.

Coaching: Harrisonville HS (Assistant Coach) 2017

Here is a list of Alex's awards and accomplishments for the Harrisonville Wildcats Football program:

2009 MRVC West All-Conference 2nd Team Defensive Back

2010 MRVC West Alll-Conference 2nd Team Defensive Back

2010 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team Defensive Back

2010 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Defensive Back

2010 MoKan Metro Classic All-Star Game Selection

 

Caleb Roberts (Class of 2011)- Graceland University (NAIA)



Kord Page (Class of 2011)- Graceland University (NAIA)

 

Chance Alexander (Class of 2011)- University of Missouri Science & Technology (NCAA Division II)

 


Kyle Livingston (Class of 2011)- Central Methodist University (NAIA)

 


Justin Strong (Class of 2011)- Pittsburg State University (NCAA Division II)

 


Zech Blaine (Class of 2011)- Benedictine College (NAIA)

Coaching:

Harrisonville HS (Assistant Coach) 2016

Adrian HS (Assistant Coach) 2017

 


Tyler Hern (Class of 2011)- William Jewell College (NCAA Division II)

 

Josh Oryall (Class of 2011)- Southwest Baptist University (NCAA Division II)


Jasen McGee (Class of 2011)- Graceland University (NAIA)



Dustin Young (Class of 2012)- Central Methodist University/University of Saint Mary (NAIA/NAIA)

 


John Fuller (Class of 2012)- Central Methodist University (NAIA)


Nick Meissen (Class of 2012)- Avila University (NAIA)


Nick Ingrassia (Class of 2012)- Central Methodist University (NAIA)


Brett Bearden (Class of 2012)- University of St. Mary (NAIA)


Ben Sevy (Class of 2012)- Southwest Baptist University (NCAA Division II)

 


Travis Britz (Class of 2012)- Kansas State University (NCAA Division I)

Travis Britz graduated from Harrisonville High School in 2012. During his time at Harrisonville he played on teams that would appear in two Class 4 Quarterfinals and two Class 4 Semifinals. He would end his career at Harrisonville with a record of 43-9 on teams he played on from (2008-2011). Coming out of high school Rivals.com had Travis rated as the No. 20 football player in the State of Missouri in 2011. He would choose Kansas State University to play football at the next level. He made an immediate impact as a freshman playing in 11 games. He would play in all 13 games as a sophomore. He would be voted by the Big 12 coaches as Honorable Mention All-Big 12 following his sophomore year. Travis was voted as a player representative by his teammates for his junior season at Kansas State, and was once again named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention for his play on the defensive line. During his senior campaign Travis would be named as a team captain. He was also honored as an All-Big 12 2nd Team selection by the coaches. During his 4 years at KSU Travis would play in 47 games starting 36 games in his career finishing with a 34-18 record and in 2012 K State would finish the season as Big 12 Champions. During his career Kansas State would appear in 4 straight Bowl games. Travis would tie the school record with 5 blocked kicks in his career. In 2016 Travis would be invited to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie mini camp. Travis would participate in training camp with the Buccaneer before being released.

Here is a list of Travis' awards and accomplishment's for the Harrisonville Wildcats football program:

2010 MRVC West All-Conference 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2010 Class 4 Missouri Sportswriter/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2010 Class 4 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2010 Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 4 Player of the Year

2011 MRVC West All-Conference 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2011 Missouri Sportswriter/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2011 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-State 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2011 Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 4 Player of the Year

2011 Kansas City Star All-Metro 1st Team Defensive Lineman

2011 All-Simone Team Defensive Lineman

2011 Bobby Bell Memorial Award Winner

2011 MaxPreps 2nd Team All-American

 

Coaching:

Kansas State University (Defensive Graduate Assistant 2017)

 

Tyler Bundt (Class of 2013)- William Penn University (NAIA)

 


Walter Eastwood (Class of 2013)- William Penn University (NAIA)

 

Zach Davidson (Class of 2014)- Kansas State University (NCAA Division I)

Zach Davidson graduated from Harrisonville High School in 2014. He would play college football at Kansas State University as a preferred walk-on. He would red shirt for the 2014 season. Zach saw game action during the 2015 season during the 45-14 win over the Kansas Jayhawks.

Here are Zach's accomplishments for the Harrisonville Wildcats Football program.

2011 Missouri River Valley West Academic All-Conference

2011 Missouri River Valley West All-Conference Honorable Mention Quarterback

2012 Missouri River Valley West Academic All-Conference

2012 Missouri River Valley West All-Conference 1st Team Quarterback

2012 Class 4 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-District Team Quarterback

2012 Class 4 Missouri Sportswriters/Sportscasters All-State 1st Team All-Purpose

2013 Pre-Season 810 Varsity Elite 81 Team 1st Team Quarterback

2013 Missouri River Valley West Academic All-Conference

2013 Missouri River Valley West All-Conference 2nd Team Quarterback

2013 Missouri Football Coaches Association All-District 7 Team Quarterback

2013 Missouri Football Coaches Association Academic All-State Team

 

Brock Kliewer (Class of 2014)- Missouri State University (NCAA Division IAA)

 


Mason Saffels (Class of 2014)- Northwest Missouri State University (NCAA Division II)


James Pesek (Class of 2014)- Coe College (NCAA Division III)

Coaching:

Harrisonville HS (Assistant Coach)


Brice Renner (Class of 2015)- Lindenwood University/University of Central Missouri (NCAA Division II/NCAA Division II)

 


Tucker Schlesener (Class of 2015)- Benedictine College (NAIA)

 


Adam Schrock (Class of 2015)- Evangel University (NAIA)

2017 Daktronics-NAIA Football Scholar Athlete

 


Landon Hern (Class of 2015)- William Jewell College (NCAA Division II)

2015 Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference

2016 Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference

 

Tanner Gulick (Class of 2016)- Pittsburg State University (NCAA Division II)


Austin Hastings (Class of 2016)- Central Methodist University (NAIA)

 

Chris James (Class of 2016)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)

 

Hunter Leipham (Class of 2016)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)

 

Parker Peck (Class of 2016)- Hutchinson Community College (NJCAA)

 

Wyatt Schenker (Class of 2016)- University of Wisconsin-Platteville (NCAA Division III)/University of Missouri Science & Technology (NCAA Division II)


Ben Styron (Class of 2016)- University of Missouri Science & Technology (NCAA Division II)

Ben was named the Missouri S&T Special Teams MVP for the 2017 season as a freshman. Ben would kick 8 of 9 extra points in his college debut against Bacone College. Against St. Joseph College Ben went 6 for 7 on extra points with 2 field goals of (35, 37 yards). Ben tied the Great Lakes Valley Conference record with 4 field goals in a game versus William Jewell College (42, 32, 37, 32 yards), and was named Special Teams Player of the Week. Ben named Great Lakes Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week against West Florida on 9/4/2017.

 

Scylar Polk (Class of 2016)- Missouri Valley College (NAIA)


Morgan Selemaea (Class of 2017)- Pittsburg State University (NCAA Division II)

10/23/2017 MIAA Defensive Player of the Week vs. Emporia State

11/6/2017 Co-MIAA Defensive Player of the Week vs. Nebraska-Kearney

2017 All-MIAA Honorable Mention Linebacker

2017 Ronald Moore Award (Most Outstanding Freshman)

 

Joe Snooks (Class of 2017)- Pittsburg State University (NCAA Division II)


Isack Jordan (Class of 2017)- Fort Hays State University (NCAA Division II)


Nathan Kreimeyer (Class of 2017)- Wartburg College (NCAA Division III)


NickKruse (Class of 2018)- Missouri Western State University (NCAA Division II)


Jesse Wallen (Class of 2018)- Baker University (NAIA)

 

 

 

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