The only player on the All-Ozarks team already done with high school, Peavey capped a brilliant career in Bolivar and is enrolled at Arkansas for the second semester.
The quarterback led the Liberators to another Central Ozark Conference Small Division title and a berth in the Class 4 quarterfinal.
Stats: 124-of-191 passing for 2,136 yards, 14 touchdowns and 4 interceptions; rushed 159 times for 1,412 yards, 26 TDs.
The 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete moved to quarterback for his senior year after earning all-state accolades at two other positions in his first two seasons.
Fittingly, he was named to the Class 4 all-state team as an all-purpose player after leading Hillcrest to a 7-4 season, reaching the district semifinal.
Stats: 83-for-159 passing for 1,158 yards, 9 passing touchdowns and 10 interceptions; rushed 227 times for 1,764 yards and 22 touchdowns.
The 5-9, 168-pound running back dominated for the Indians, who reached the Class 3 state title game.
Coach Dan Schieble’s team went 11-4 after dropping the first two games of the season, and Graham was a big reason why.
Stats: Rushed for 2,896 yards and 39 touchdowns; caught 42 passes for 789 yards and 12 receiving scores
One of the area’s most exciting recruits heading into his senior season, the 6-1, 215-pound running back has all the physical tools you’d want in a running back.
As a junior, Murphy was an all-state running back and the Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the Central Ozark Conference.
Stats: 209 carries for 1,793 yards and 22 touchdowns
Carlock set the Camdenton school record for receptions in a season and career receiving yards as well.
Coach Jeff Shore’s team put up a valiant fight in the Class 5 quarterfinal again and Carlock made his mark on the storied program.
Stats: 77 receptions for 1,083 yards and 12 receiving touchdowns
Morgan put up big-time numbers, which were among the best in the state.
Coach Jon Guidie’s team finished 6-5 this season, and the 6-foot-2, 175-pound wide receiver was a big reason why.
Stats: 82 receptions for 1,172 yards and 13 touchdowns
Helped lead the Lamar offense to a near historic season, threatening the national record for most points in a season en route to a third straight Class 2 state title.
The 6-5, 255-pound offensive lineman helped pave the way for 6,105 yards of offense this season and 771 points, a staggering average of 59.3 per game. His twin brother, Sam, is also an All-Ozarks selection.
Webb City senior
The Cardinals won their fourth straight Class 4 state championship, and another stout offensive line was a major reason why.
The 6-1, 220-pound Fowler was another one of coach John Roderique’s technicians on the line, dominating the competition.
Webb City senior
Another dominant player for Roderique on the O-line, Green goes 6-foot-2, 270 pounds.
Green helped lead the Cardinals to a 14-1 season and the program’s 12th state championship.
The two-way lineman finished with 52 tackles, two sacks and 10 tackles for a loss for coach Richard Rehagen’s Eagles.
Up front, he also helped lead the way for Murphy to have a great season from his running back position, and helped Nixa to a 9-2 mark.
Turner helped the Tigers win the battle up front throughout the season, paving the way for a host of rushers to put up big numbers through the season.
The 6-6, 320-pound lineman helped the Tigers break long losing streaks against Ozark and Republic this season, en route to a berth in the district finals.
The 6-5, 255-pound senior was a two-way anchor for the Tigers, who won state for the third straight season.
While the Tigers compiled more than 6,000 yards of offense, Bailey led a defense that held opponents to only 1,991. His twin brother, Ben, is also an All-Ozarks selection.
Stats: 53 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 3 forced fumbles
The 6-3, 220-pound defensive end set a school record in sacks in a season by four, finishing with 18.
Malone always seemed to be in the backfield for coach Will Christian, and was the Co-Ozark Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Stats: 18 sacks and 84 total tackles
The junior was the Defensive Player of the Year in the COC, and at 6-1, 320 pounds was a force on both sides of the ball for coach Brock Roweton.
Willard had one of its finest seasons, going 8-3.
Stats: 67 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 9 tackles for loss, 2 forced fumbles.
The 6-2, 180-pound defensive end also was a tight end for coach Joel Wells and the Chiefs.
Simmons made big plays on both sides of the ball, and was another player who bought into the team concept for Kickapoo.
Stats: 39 tackles, 4 sacks, 6 batted passes; caught 12 passes for 288 yards and 3 touchdowns
Reeds Spring senior
Also the quarterback for the Wolves, the 6-2, 215-pound Flaugh isn’t your typical signal caller.
Flaugh was just as likely to run opponents over on offense or defense en route to a 9-2 season. Coach Brian Moler said he’s probably the best all-around player he’s coached in 20 years in the region.
Stats: 90 tackles, including 2 for a loss, and 2 pass break-ups
An absolute team player, Fuchs was probably the best overall football player for the Chiefs.
Fuchs’ selflessness set a tone for Wells’ team, which won the Ozark Conference and made a run to the Class 5 state quarterfinals.
Stats: 47 tackles and 4 interceptions, and 3 fumble recoveries on defense; 523 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns, 33 catches for 520 yards, and 10 TDs on offense
College: Missouri State (golf)
The anchor of the Ozark defense, Herrold had another strong season despite losing many of his strong teammates from the 2012 Class 5 state semifinal run.
Herrold was one of the area’s leading tacklers from his middle linebacker position, a standout for coach Mark Bliss and the Tigers.
Stats: 118 tackles, 18 for a loss, 2 fumbles caused, and interception, 1 interception return for a touchdown and 3 sacks.
Mountain View-Liberty senior
He moved to quarterback for the last two seasons of his high school career and continued making a huge impact, earning all-state honors for the third straight season. He led the Eagles to a 12-1 season and a berth in the Class 2 state quarterfinals.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound athlete plans to play wide receiver next season, committing last week to Western Illinois.
Stats: Passed for 2,335 yards, rushed for 1,102 yards; accounted for 65 total touchdowns; made 8 interceptions
College: Western Illinois
A hard-hitting and efficient safety, coach Steve Hancock said Daniels set a record for defensive production points this season for the Pirates.
Daniels took a back seat on offense, lead blocking for tailback Jordan Bailey, who finished with 1,314 yards on the ground.
Stats: 86 tackles
One of Springfield’s best football players, the 5-11, 150-pound Downey was a playmaker on both sides of the ball.
He helped the Vikings to a 5-6 season, and earned first-team all-state honors from the media along the way.
Stats: 9 interceptions, including 2 taken back for touchdowns, 9 pass breakups, 72 tackles, 2 forced fumbles; 30 receptions for 490 yards and 7 touchdowns
Webb City junior
One of the area’s best athletes, Hardin will be a sought-after recruit this summer as he heads into his senior year.
He closed the season with a late interception in the state final against Helias, erasing any chance of a comeback and once again coming up big when it mattered.
Stats: Made 4 interceptions, 41 tackles including one for a loss; caught 24 passes for 458 yards and 11 touchdowns
Also one of the area’s best punters, Garner was a strong weapon for coach Bobby Cornelison in his final season with the Irish.
Garner earned all-state honors as a punter from the media and as a kicker from the coaches’ association.
Stats: 36-of-38 kicking on extra points, 3-4 on field goals with a long of 43 yards; 80 percent of kickoffs reached inside the 5-yard line, and 21 touchbacks; punted for a 34.6-yard average.
A fantastic all-around athlete, Jack was a solid special teams weapon for coach Jason Smith in his first season with the Cardinals.
The 6-4, 215-pound junior also played quarterback and led Miller to a 3-7 season.
Stats: 27 punts for 1,109 yards and a 41.1 average; a long of 63 yards
Ervin was voted on the team as much for his ability as a quarterback on offense, defensive back on defense and overall playmaker for the Pirates.
The 6-0, 175-pound player is one of the area’s best athletes and helped Branson to a 5-6 record in the tough COC.
Stats: 11 kickoff returns for a 21.8-yard average and 1 touchdown; had 6 punt returns for a 27.3-yard average
– Matt Schoch