Mustang High School current top-30 athletes: Nos. 16-20
Mustang News sports editor Kyle Salomon is listing his current top-30 Mustang High School athletes in a six-week series of columns counting down. This is week are Nos. 16-20.
Here is a look at my top 30 Mustang High School athletes list Nos. 16-20, starting with No. 16.
16. Zach Davis, senior, football
Zach Davis is the definition of a journeyman on the Mustang football team. The senior defensive back saw time as a running back for the Bronco offense as a sophomore, was a starting cornerback on the defense his junior season and this year will be a starting safety for the Broncos.
Davis will be the defensive leader for the Broncos on the gridiron this fall when Mustang takes the field in early September against rival Yukon. Having him at the back end and in the middle of the defense will free Davis up to make plays in a bigger area of the field compared to just one side of the field as a cornerback.
Davis has added size to his frame, which will allow him to come up and make plays at the line of scrimmage in the run game for the Bronco D. His one-on-one matchup days against receivers are finished, but Davis will play a big role in the MHS pass defense as well.
Look for Davis to make another huge step in his progression as a football player and become an even bigger force for opponents to deal with this fall.
17. Kyra Fuller, senior, cross country and track
Kyra Fuller enters her senior year as an athlete with something to prove. She had the nearly impossible task of taking over for 2013 Mustang graduate Emily Helms as being the face of girls cross country.
Helms won eight individual state championships between cross country and track, so for Fuller to step into those shoes would be a more than daunting task. The senior has not disappointed in her time as the face of girls cross country as a part of the girls track team.
Fuller has dealt with several injuries in her career that have slowed her down in key races, but if the Lady Bronco can stay healthy for her senior year in cross country and track, she will be a force to be reckoned with come state championship time.
18. Cade Fulton, junior, baseball
Cade Fulton is one of the best up and coming pitchers in the state. His size, arm strength and potential will have college recruiters and professional scouts all over the Mustang baseball facility for the next two years.
Fulton was counted on down the stretch last season for the Broncos. It seemed like every time Mustang needed a big win down the stretch of the year, Fulton was on the bump for MHS.
Fulton will be counted on next season to be a leader for the Broncos as a junior. His performance on the mound will dictate how successful Mustang will be on the diamond next year.
If Fulton continues to progress the way he has the past two seasons, the 6-foot-5 right-handed slinger will be one of the top pitchers in the entire state.
19. Keegan Radichel, senior, soccer
Mustang returns a lot from that squad and Radichel will be one of those pieces counted on to carry Mustang soccer back to the top of the state.
Radichel has the ability to be a game-changer every time his foot touches the ball. If the Bronco boys are going to be successful next spring on the soccer field, Radichel will be a big reason why.
20. Logan Haller, sophomore, basketball
Logan Haller was counted on late in the season last year for Kevin Korstjens and his staff to provide a spark off the bench for the Lady Broncos basketball team.
Haller didn’t disappoint as the year went on, she improved every time she took the court. The sophomore forward will have a bigger role for the Bronco girls this year on the hardwood and will compete for a starting job.
Haller already looked like a much more confident player this summer in the team camp the Lady Broncos hosted at Mustang High School. If Haller can continue to develop her game and her confidence, the young Lady Bronco will have a solid sophomore year.
Kyle Salomon is the sports editor at the Mustang News and can be reached at email@example.com