Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Most successful senior class in Piper football history signs with colleges

This year's Piper Pirates football senior class had quite the resume.

The senior class won three district championships and three bi-district titles, but saved the best for last.

The 2012 Piper Pirates football team became the first Piper team to advance into the "Final Four" of the 4A state playoffs, winning a sectional and regional championship.

Four of the seniors who signed with colleges today were four of the biggest reasons why.
  • Matt McDonald, Garden City CC: McDonald was an outstanding running back who came back from a career-threatening injury during his junior season. He was the leading rusher and touchdown-scorer for the Pirates this season.
  • Paul Jones, Garden City CC: Jones was a terrific special teams player for Piper and made some big plays in the passing game. Piper head coach Chris Brindle compared him to Darren Sproles.
  • Dalton Hays, Highland CC: Hays was underrated secondary player who made several key interceptions this season during Piper's postseason run.
  • Keaton Cofield, Butler CC: Cofield was one of the best defensive players in the KC metro area and earned a spot on the Kansas Shrine Bowl. He was the heart and soul of Piper's defense this season.