The Wright City High School Wildcats football team had two players earn MSHSAA Class 3 all state team honors in Missouri.
Wright City senior Devin Myers and junior Duan McRoberts both recently received all-state football accolades.
Myers and McRoberts were both named to the Class 3 all-state third team. They also were first-team all district selections.
Myers was named to the Class 3 third team and all-district first team as a defensive end. One of the anchors of Wright City’s defense this past season, Myers led the Wildcats with 40 tackles solo tackles and four sacks. He logged 66 total tackles
Wright City Football Coach Tyler Rickard said Myers was deserving of recognition as one of the best defensive ends in the state. They asked a lot of Myers on defense, Rickard said.
“He excelled at whatever we needed him to do,” Rickard said. “We played him on the line to help with run defense or rush the quarterback and also had him drop in pass coverage in certain scenarios. He did a great job of utilizing his speed to get around larger linemen and his length and strength to get past receivers and running backs … Devin is a great young man and we are grateful for all that he contributed to our team on and off the field.”
McRoberts was named to the Class 3 third team and the all-district team as a running back. Despite playing multiple games at quarterback, McRoberts rushed for 1,326 yards and 15 touchdowns this season. He averaged just under 10 yards per carry. McRoberts also hauled in 15 receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns.
“He is no doubt one of the best running backs in the state of Missouri,” Rickard said. “He has all the attributes you look for in a back: speed, quickness, strength, vision and patience. Any time he got the ball, good things were going to happen.”
Rickard also stressed McRoberts’ versatility. He started five games at quarterback for the Wildcats this season and threw for 449 yards and five touchdowns.
Rickard also credited the Wright City offensive line for their help in paving the way for McRoberts and Wright City’s other running backs this season. The Wildcats rushed for 230 yards per game, which is the third most in school history, and 36 rushing touchdowns.
“I’m really excited to get Duan and four out of our five starting offensive linemen back next season,” Rickard said.
Wright City linebackers Carle’on Jones and Quinn Schnarre also took home postseason honors. Both linebackers were named second team all-district. Jones registered 70 total tackles and one sack. Schnarre led the Wildcats with 90 total tackles and three fumble recoveries.
Schnarre and Mason Wendt were named academic all-state.