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CBC’s Gabbert, Anderson named Class 6A players of year for offense, defense

By: Warren Mayes


CBC senior quarterback Brett Gabbert has been named the Class 6 Offensive Player of the Year by the Missouri Football Coaches Association. (Photo courtesy of Keith Gegg)

The Missouri Football Coaches Association recently announced their high school all-state football team and CBC dominated the Class 6 team.

The Cadets won their second consecutive state championship with a 45-21 win over Rockhurst.

The coaches association named Blaine Gabbert as the Offensive Player of the Year. MJ Anderson was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Year.

Gabbert, a 6-foot, 200-pounder has signed with Miami of Ohio. Gabbert was a team captain. He completed 191-of-274 passes for 3,047 yards and 42 touchdowns as a senior. Gabbert also earned first team all-state. As a junior, he threw for 2,862 yards and 36 scores.

Gabbert started at CBC for three years as a starter. In his career, he threw for 8,874 yards, 103 touchdowns. He was intercepted only 11 times. Gabbert finished career 36-4 as a starter.

CBC senior MJ Anderson has been named the Class 6 Defensive Player of the Year by the Missouri Football Coaches Association. (Photo courtesy of Keith Gegg)

Anderson, a 6-4, 265-pound defensive end, signed with Minnesota. Anderson was a consensus three-star recruit and rated as the No. 16 recruit in Missouri by Rivals. Anderson missed junior season with an injury.

However, he returned and helped lead his team to a state title as a senior. He notched 62 tackles, 21 tackles for loss, 11 sacks and two forced fumbles during championship run. He was named first team all-conference, all-district, and first team all-state. He was honored as the MCC’s Defensive Player of the Year as well.

Here are the local players honored by the coaches group.

Class 6
First team
QB Brett Gabbert 12 6-foot 195 CBC
RB Bryan Bradford 12 6-1 235 CBC
WR Julian Williams 12 6-foot 185 CBC
WR Niko Hea 12 6-4 235 CBC
OL Jeremiah Marlin 12 6-6 330 CBC
OL Brady Feeney 11 6-5 295 CBC
DL MJ Anderson 12 6-4 275 CBC
DL Faze Thomas 12 6-5 305 CBC
LB Jaden Brown 12 6-1 220 CBC
Second team
OL Josh Baker 11 6-3 275 Eureka
DB Antonio Sanders 12 6-2 185 Eureka
K Christiaan Masucci 12 6-1 160 Lafayette
Ret. Darez Snider 10 5-9 180 De Smet

Class 5
First team
P Brady Cook 11 6-2 200 Chaminade
Second team
RB L.J. Fortune 11 5-11 180 Chaminade
DE Julian McBride 11 6-2 265 Chaminade
Second team
RB L.J. Fortune 11 5-11 180 Chaminade
DE Julian McBride 11 6-2 265 Chaminade
Third team
OL Jacob Swihart 12 6-4 295 Parkway West
LB Kevin Re 11 6-1 220 Chaminade
LB Luke Ward 11 5-10 175 Parkway West
DB Luc Nichols 11 6-foot 170 Chaminade

Class 4
First team
WR Graham Bundy Jr. 12 6-1 185 MICDS
OL Luke Bernstein 11 6-6 235 MICDS
OL Kyle Dolan 12 6-3 245 Westminster
DL Tommy Maiocco 12 6-1 190 MICDS
LB Henry Carpenter 12 6-1 200 MICDS
DB Jalani Williams 12 6-3 170 Parkway North
Second team
RB Tyler Purdy 12 6-0 190 MICDS
OL Jimmy Chalfant 12 6-1 215 MICDS
Third team
LB Joe Condie 11 6-1 185 MICDS

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