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Three members of the Salem team at four positions have been selected to the Central Missouri Class 3 All-District Team.

The district team was selected by sportswriters and sportscasters from Missouri Media and released last week. The district is not the grouping of schools the teams played in their respective district tournaments; instead a geographic district region.

The Central Missouri Class 3 District consists of Salem, Blair Oaks, Boonville, Eldon, Fulton, Owensville, Osage, Southern Boone and St. James.

Salem finished 7-4, one of four teams in the district with winning records. The Tigers were eliminated by defending Class 2 state champion Blair Oaks in the district tournament semifinals. Blair Oaks lost to Cassville in the Class 3 Quarterfinals – its first defeat since the 2017 state playoffs.

All-Central District players from the Salem Tigers include junior Caden Camden (5-5, 135) at both running back and defensive back; junior Brandon White (6-0, 255) at offensive line, and senior Brenden Smith (5-10, 180) at linebacker. All Tigers were selected to the all-district second-team.

Camden had a huge year in first-year head coach’s Dylan Wyrick’s offensive and defensive systems. Camden was one of the SCA’s leading rushers, finishing with 1,163 yards and seven touchdowns. On defense he finished with 70 tackles and recovered three fumbles, returning one for a TD.

Smith paced the Tigers in tackles with 90, including four for loss.

White was the top offensive lineman for a squad that passed for more than 1,000 yards and rushed for nearly 2,000 yards.

Missouri Media

Central Missouri District

Class 3

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

Quarterback

Dylan Hair, 5-9, 160, fr., Blair Oaks

All-purpose

Brendan Decker, 5-11, 170, soph., Owensville

Running backs

Kaden Dillon, 5-10, 215, sr., Eldon

Tristan John, 5-11, 180, sr., Southern Boone

Avian Thomas, 5-10, 190, sr., Boonville

Wide receivers

Jake Closser, 5-8, 165, jr., Blair Oaks

Tramell Coleman, 5-10, 205, sr., Boonville

Carson Prenger, 6-1, 175, jr., Blair Oaks

Linemen

Tyler Frese, 6-1, 245, sr., Southern Boone

Shane Gillmore, 6-1, 210, sr., Blair Oaks

Andrew Luebbering, 5-10, 225, sr., Blair Oaks

Nathan Platt, 6-4, 275, sr., Boonville

Jon Schoenfeld, 5-11, 230, sr., Eldon

Kicker

Zach Herigon, 5-9, 155, soph., Blair Oaks

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

Linemen

Alan McCarter, 6-2, 285, sr., Boonville

Kamron Morriss, 5-9, 190, sr., Blair Oaks

Rylee Niekamp, 5-9, 185, jr., Blair Oaks

Reygan Whitt, 6-0, 200, sr., Southern Boone

Linebackers

T.C. Fisher, 6-0, 165, jr., Owensville

Kyler Griep, 6-0, 170, sr., Blair Oaks

Sam Luebbering, 5-11, 180, sr., Blair Oaks

Josh Polk, 5-9, 175, sr., Boonville

Lane West, 6-2, 210, jr., Boonville

Secondary

Derek Brandt, 5-8, 185, soph., Owensville

Jake Closser, 5-8, 165., jr., Blair Oaks

Tramell Coleman, 5-10, 205, sr., Boonville

Carson Prenger, 6-1, 175, jr., Blair Oaks

Punter

Charlie Bronakowski, 6-5, 185, jr., Boonville

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

Quarterback

Tyson Smith, 6-4, 180, sr., Southern Boone

All-purpose

Courtland Simmons, 5-11, 175, fr., Fulton

Running backs

Caden Camden, 5-5, 135, jr., Salem

Riley Lentz, 5-11, 190, sr., Blair Oaks

Zaylin McNeil, 5-10, 170, sr., Fulton

Wide receivers

Blake Dapkus, 6-0, 170, jr., Southern Boone

Cason Gray, 6-1, 175, sr., Owensville

Logan Havner, 6-4, 190, sr., School of the Osage

Linemen

Jace Hills, 6-2, 210, jr., School of the Osage

Wyatt Moore, 6-2, 225, sr., Blair Oaks

Colton Phillips, 5-10, 225, sr., Eldon

Saylor Marquez, 6-2, 235, jr., Boonville

Brandon White, 6-0, 255, jr., Salem

Kicker

Will Rehagen, 5-8, 150, sr., Boonville

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

Linemen

Carson Bax, 6-4, 185., jr., Blair Oaks

Rudy Escobar, 5-9, 205, sr., School of the Osage

Matt McCubbin, 6-3, 205, sr., School of the Osage

Greyson Mesik, 5-10, 230, sr., Boonville

Linebackers

Ben Brookshire, 5-8, 180, jr., Southern Boone

James Hutchcraft, 6-2, 220, sr., School of the Osage

Brenden Smith, 5-10, 180, sr., Salem

Harper Stock, 5-11, 195, jr., Boonville

Cade Stockman, 6-0, 185, jr., Blair Oaks

Secondary

Caden Camden, 5-5, 135, jr., Salem

Colby Caton, 5-8, 150, fr., Boonville

Blake Dapkus, 6-0, 170, jr., Southern Boone

Luke Funderburk, 6-0, 170, sr., School of the Osage

Punter

Reid Dudenhoeffer, 6-1, 210, soph., Blair Oaks

COACH OF THE YEAR

Ted LePage, Blair Oaks