Brady Minter, Ross Hastert(Greeen Team) and Colby Linthicum (Silver Team) pictured after the 8th annual 8-man Senior All-Star Football Game. (Submitted photo)
The Missouri 8-Man Football Coaches Association hosted its 8th annual Missouri 8-Man Football Senior All- Star Game on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at a new venue. It was played in the newly remodeled Sprat Stadium on the campus of Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Missouri.
Twenty-two of Missouri’s top 8-Man 2015-16 senior football players took the field after practicing together for three days as a member of either the Green or Silver team in preparation for the event. The teams are coached by 8-Man football coaches from the eight teams that made the state playoffs in 2015.
The Silver Team, led by Coach Jonathan Schoonover (North Andrew), with Tyler Anderson (Southwest Livingston), Kirk Thacker (N-H-C), and Steve Juhl (St Joseph Christian) Assistant Coaches, defeated the Green Team led by Coach Shane Hilton (Stanberry), Doug Fountain (Albany), Chris Healy (Worth County), and Ross Hastert (Rock Port) with a score of 24-0. The three Atchison County All-Stars were, Blue Jays Colby Linthicum (Sliver Team)and Brady Minter (Green Team) and East Atchison’s Garrett Ball (Green Team).
The offensive MVP of the game was Gunner Hughes (North Andrew), and the defensive MVP was Rhyler Estenbaum (Norborne/Hardin-Central).