Football announces all-league teams
Last updated 11/23/2021 at Noon
The Outlaws had seven football players selected to all-league teams this year, including senior Josh Buettner, who was named first-team, all-league on offense as a wide receiver.
Buettner made some big catches for the Outlaws during the season, highlighted by the game-winning touchdown against Pleasant Hill with just over one minute to go in the game.
Coach Clayton Hall said, “Josh worked very hard this past summer to develop his skills to where they are today. I am very proud of Josh for his desire to improve his work ethic, and his great contribution to our team.”
Senior Wyatt Maffey and juniors Jamen Schwartz and Jesse Murillo were named second-team, all-league on both offense and defense.
Maffey was honored at the running back position on offense and at linebacker on defense. As a two-way starter, Maffey was a true leader on the Outlaws squad. Hall noted that as a team captain, he always exhibited a great attitude and work ethic, and led by
“Wyatt is the type of kid that will do extra conditioning by himself after practice when everyone else has gone to the locker room,” said Hall. “We are going to miss having Wyatt in our program.
Schwartz was selected tight end on offense and defensive back on defense. He did an outstanding job in both the run and the pass game. He was asked to block opponents that weighed on average at least 50 pounds more than him, and he did a great job opening holes for the Outlaws’ running backs. Toward the end of the season he came on strong and made some big catches against Pleasant Hill, Junction City, and
“Jamen did a great job against a core of very tough receivers in our league,” said Hall. “He battled with those athletes and was always in the right position to make a play.”
Murillo earned recognition on both the offensive and defensive line, and did a very good job for the Outlaws all season.
“Week in and week out Jesse went up against some very big and talented offensive and defensive lineman in our league, and did a great job,” said Hall. “Jesse has a great work ethic and attitude. Jesse had a great junior season and we are very excited to get him back next year and can’t wait to see how he develops.”
Adam Maddox-Castle (junior) was a second-team pick as a defensive back.
“Adam has a nose for the football and has really developed into a great football player this year,” said Hall. “He continues to work hard to accomplish his goals. We are very excited to have him back in our program next season. The sky is the limit for this young
Henry Rard was selected honorable mention defensive line, and was an anchor for the Outlaws this season at that position. Rard had 25 tackles and three sacks during league play as a junior. Hall noted that he was a huge part of the Outlaws’ defensive success this season and is excited he’ll be back next
Senior Griffin Gardner earned honorable mention at quarterback.
“Griffin was one of our team captains and gave everything he had this year to the success of our team,” said Hall. “Griffin plays football the way it should be played: with intensity and physicality. Even though Griffin played injured most of the time, he never asked to be taken out of the game, and left everything on the field. When he looks back on his high school career in 10 to 15 years, he can be assured that he gave his everything to this
Hall added, “I thought we were represented well in a very tough league. We played against some very tough opponents who had some very good athletes. Towards the end of the season, I felt we competed well in each game. These young men who were nominated for league awards are well deserving.”