16 players and one coach were named the top area football players in 2014

The 2014 Dodge City Daily Globe All-Area Football Team

A.J. Cooper (Cimarron), TE-DE

Cooper was a Hi-Plains League first team selection as a tight end and defensive end for the Bluejays. Cooper caught eight touchdown passes on offense and was second in total tackles (117).

Dawson Davis (Dodge City), DL

Davis was a Western Athletic Conference first-team selection for the Red Demons as a defensive lineman. Davis led the team in tackles (92) and tackles for loss (14).

Edgar Flores (Ingalls), End-DL

Flores was a SPIAA first team selection as an end and a linebacker for the Bulldogs, who went undefeated in the regular season. Flores led the Bulldogs in tackles (79).

Joey Harrington (Minneola), QB

Harrington was a SPIAA second team selection for the Wildcats. Harrington led the team this season in rushing yardage (1,922) and rushing touchdowns (37).

Luke Heskamp (Spearville), RB-DB

Heskamp was a first team SPIAA selection at running back and second team at defensive back. He ran for 939 yards and 15 touchdowns and averaged 14.9 yards a catch on the season.

Josh Irsik (Ingalls), RB-DB

Irsik was a first team SPIAA selection at running back and second team at defensive back. He was second in rushing yards (737), but also was called upon to help open holes for other backs in the Bulldogs' offense and was second in tackles (71).

Dayton McGroarty (Dodge City), WR-DB

McGroarty was a Western Athletic Conference first team selection at wide receiver for the Demons. McGroarty caught 40 passes for 724 yards on offense and also led the Demons in interceptions.

Blake Neuschafer (Cimarron), LB-RB

Neuschafer was a Hi-Plains League first team selection at running back. Neuschafer led the Bluejays in rushing (687) and rushing touchdowns (15) and was third in total tackles on defense.

Kaleb Neuschafer (Cimarron), OL-LB

Neuschafer was a Hi-Plains League first team selection as both an offensive lineman and linebacker. Neuschafer led the Bluejays in tackles (118) and was a primary blocker for the offense.

Branson Sandoval (Ingalls), RB-LB

Sandoval was a SPIAA second team selection at running back for the Bulldogs. He led Ingalls in rushing (1,124) and rushing touchdowns (22); and also led the Bulldogs in interceptions.

Kaden Stein (Spearville), End-DL

Stein was a first team SPIAA selection at offensive end and defensive lineman. He was primarily a blocker for the Spearville running game on offense and led the team in sacks on defense.

Nathan Stein (Spearville), QB-LB

Stein was selected as first team quarterback, linebacker and punter in the SPIAA, along with second team placekicker. He led the Lancers in rushing yards (954), rushing touchdowns (22) and tackles (75) and also threw 10 touchdowns.

Eric Torres (Kiowa County), DL-OL

Torres was a first team SPIAA selection as a defensive lineman and second team offensive lineman. He anchored the Mavericks' defense and also was sometimes asked to handle the ball along with his blocking duties on offense.

Landon Walker (Minneola), DB-RB

Walker was a first team SPIAA selection at defensive back and second team selection at running back. He finished with 1,022 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns and led the defense in interceptions and second in tackles.

Caden Walters (Dodge City), QB

Walters was a first team Western Athletic Conference selection with 2,288 yards and 18 touchdowns passing for the Red Demons. He also led the team in rushing (494) and rushing touchdowns (12).

Kolt Washburn (Hodgeman County), RB-DB

Washburn was a SPIAA first team selection as a running back and defensive back for the Longhorns. Washburn led the Longhorns in rushing yards (1,002), receiving yards (671) and interceptions (4) with 26 combined offensive touchdowns.

COACH: Matt Fowler (Spearville)

Fowler helped the Royal Lancers build a 10-1 record as the program recorded victories over perennial powers Madison-Hamilton, Ness City and Hodgeman County on the way to winning the Eight-Man I District 7 championship.