WARRENSBURG, Mo.- Saturday, July 18, 2015 the Missouri Lions Club is holding their 39th annual all-star football game.  Tomorrow the pre-game festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with kick-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Walton Stadium/Vernon Kennedy Field on the University of Central Missouri (UCM) Campus, in Warrensburg, MO.  The game features 50 phenomenal 2015 graduated high school football players from around the state to play one last game with and against their peers before entering the world of college or other careers including 18 of our own local area high school participants. The annual event was created in order to benefit the youth of Missouri and this years proceeds will help with a donation to Saving Sight out of Columbia, MO. Saving Sight is a nonprofit organization that changes lives through the gift of sight and charitable vision services. They were founded in 1960 as an eye bank in central Missouri, and today, their vision programs serve more than 55,000 people each year.

The student-athletes arrived at UCM on Monday.  Leading up to the game the players and coaches spent the week getting acquainted, learning plays and two-a-day practice sessions, and involved in local community appearances including visiting with veterans.  The game is divided into Blue and Gold Teams. Heading this year’s Blue squad will be Justin Conyers from the defending 5A State Champ Battle High School, and the Gold team will be led by Coach Pat Kelley from Fulton High School.  Game tickets are $7 in advance (or $10 at the gate) and are available by contacting the Missouri Lions State Office at (573) 635-1773. Children 5 & under will be free, and Student Tickets (1st grade thru college) will be $3.00 in advance ($5.00 at the gate).
Missouri Lions Club

2015 Football Players Roster – Blue
No Name Position Height Weight High School College
9 Dylan Bazarian SS 5’9″ 178 Dexter H.S. Arkansas State Univ.
19 Peyton Risner TE 6’5″ 250 Thayer H.S. Central Methodist Univ.
1 Jake Coleman DB 5’9″ 150 Potosi H.S. Missouri Valley College
28 Daniel Shelton FS 6’1″ 190 Eureka H.S. McKendree Univ.
51 Logan Reynolds LB 5’7″ 210 Festus H.S. MO Univ. of Science & Technology
53 Tyree Crowder-Brown DE 6’2″ 225 Hazelwood Central H.S. Quincy Univ.
4 Nash Sutherlin RB 5’9″ 173 Battle H.S. Lindenwood Univ.
31 AJ Jones LB 5’11” 220 Battle H.S. Central Methodist Univ.
43 George Wielms ML 6’1″ 240 Warrenton H.S. Northwest Missouri State Univ.
44 Marshall Willingham OLB 5’11” 210 Battle H.S. Missouri Baptist Univ.
67 Ryan Larrick OL 6’1″ 265 South Shelby H.S. Truman State Univ.
5 Luke Wozny ILB 6’0″ 210 Carrollton H.S. Benedictine College
13 Quendarius Bass DE 6’1″ 269 Lafayette H.S. Missouri Western Univ.
14 Johnny Weidmaier QB 6’2″ 200 Kearney H.S. Truman State Univ.
15 Jeremiah Benson WR 6’1″ 180 Park Hill H.S. William Penn Univ.
21 Marquis McIntosh C 6’1″ 200 Staley H.S. Central Methodist Univ.
34 Brody McMahon RB 5’11” 200 Maryville H.S. Northwest Missouri State Univ.
52 Jordan Lashbrook C/OL 6’2″ 280 Park Hill H.S. Quincy Univ.
72 Joe Tuimauga LG 6’0″ 250 Park Hill H.S. Brigham Young Univ.
73 Connor Haynes DE 6’2″ 230 Bishop LeBlond H.S. Missouri Western State Univ.
84 Keegan Wyatt DE 6’5″ 250 Salisbury H.S. University of Central Missouri
6 Blaine Wheeler DB 6’1″ 175 Lafayette County C-1 H.S. Missouri State Univ.
33 Tommie Smith RB 5’8″ 160 Lexington H.S. Central Methodist Univ.
2 Justin Heiser RB 5’9″ 165 School of the Osage H.S. Undecided
7 Troy Hentges QB 6’0″ 180 South Callaway H.S. State Technical College of Missouri
30 Caleb Bischoff OLB 5’10” 185 Blair Oaks H.S. Truman State Univ.
80 Koby Knievel TE 6’5″ 230 Cole Camp R-1 H.S. University of Central Missouri


2015 Football Players Roster – Gold
No Name Position Height Weight High School College
6 Jacob Money S 5’9″ 155 St. James H.S. Westminster College
22 Drake Mitchell DE 6’0″ 205 Dexter H.S. Southeast Missouri State Univ.
32 Noah Kronk ILB 6’0″ 210 Dexter H.S. Missouri State Univ.
31 Bradley Peeples S 5’11” 180 Northwest Cedar Hill H.S. St. Louis Comm. College-Meramac
78 James Wheeler DE 5’11” 201 Northwest Cedar Hill H.S. University of the Ozarks
40 Keithan Litton FB 5’7″ 200 Penney H.S. Undecided
54 Bryson Underwood LT 6’4″ 315 Lafayette H.S. Midland Univ.
58 Austin Reiter LG 6’2″ 285 Park Hill H.S. Quincy Univ.
49 Christian Turner DE 5’8″ 175 Lafayette County C-1 H.S. University of Central Missouri
56 Tucker Schlesener DE 6’0″ 230 Harrisonville H.S. Benedictine College
57 Matthew Wright DE 6’1″ 234 Adrian H.S. State Fair Community College
3 Kyle Williams Punter 5’10” 170 Diamond R-4 H.S. Missouri State Univ.
55 Isaac Hill DE 6’2″ 230 Miller H.S. Ozarks Tech. Community College
1 Sam Christensen QB 6’2″ 190 Fulton H.S. Tulsa Univ.
2 Devin Gibson WR 6’3″ 194 Fulton H.S. Qunicy Univ.
7 Bailey Jelinek WR 6’4″ 180 Warsaw H.S. University of Central Missouri
10 Cory Hanger WR/FS 5’10” 170 South Callaway H.S. Southwest Baptist Univ.
12 Dylan Cooper QB 6’0″ 200 Tipton R-VI H.S. University of Central Missouri
18 Mikel Drehle WR 6’0″ 185 Blair Oaks H.S. Missouri Valley College
21 Noah Braun OLB 5’11” 170 Fulton H.S. Undecided
63 Wyatt Hays OL/C 6’2″ 270 Tipton R-VI H.S. State Fair Community College
71 Zach Speckhals OG 6’1″ 275 Hermann H.S. Avila Univ.