Posted On: 12/28/20 9:21 AM

There were several outstanding players on the defensive side of the ball in 2020 for class 6A.  Many of these players will be playing at the Division 1 or Division 2 level in college.  Here are the players who made my all state team for defense.

DL Damian IlalioDamianIlalio6'2" | DLManhattan | 2021StateKS Manhattan

The 6’2 250 lb Senior had a monster year for the Indians.  He made 61 tackles with 21.5 TFL, 6.5 sacks and 3 fumble recoveries.  He won’t have to travel very far for college as he will be playing for the Kansas State Wildcats.  A versatile player who plays all over the defensive line, he effectively uses his excellent combination of burst, hand use, play strength and physical toughness to overpower all OL during a bullrush but also is light on his feet as he uses his quickness to defeat reach and scoop blocks.  He displays a very good motor as he plays until the whistle and uses his very good instincts and play speed in pursuit while using his play strength to bring down the RB or QB with force.

DL Andon Carpenter Derby

The 6’2 245 lb Junior looked outstanding in 2020.  During the season, he

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