Troy Buchanan’s Kasten Named To 2021 MFCA Hands-On Team | Local sports


Troy, Missouri – The Missouri Football Coaches Association has released its 2021 MFCA Handset Team.

This award illustrates the selflessness and community service displayed by Missouri high school student-athletes who make exceptional contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic engagement and embody the true spirit of “teamwork” and “Give back” through commendable acts of kindness. It honors their dedication to volunteering and enriching the lives of others.

Earlier this season, Missouri high school football head coaches and / or coaching staff, high school principals and guidance counselors across the state submitted nominations of players who , they believe, best embody the spirit of the Hands Team Award.

A jury of members of the Missouri Football Coaches Association from across the state selected the winners.

“To me, the MFCA Hands team embodies what it means to be successful as a student-athlete,” said Brian Van Hauen, assistant football coach at Liberty High School and chair of the MFCA Hands team committee. “I know it is important to develop the skills of the players on the pitch, but it is much more important to encourage these young people to see all the positive things they can do off the pitch and to help them achieve. the influence they can have in their communities. . “

The following players have been named to the 2021 MFCA Hands squad:

• Austin Gard – Lafayette County High School – Higginsville

• Alex Israelite – Blue Springs South High School – Blue Springs

• Bryan Kasten – Troy Buchanan High School – Troy

• Cameron Lawson – Liberty High School – Liberty

• Braden Nicholson – Blue Springs South High School – Blue Springs

• Evan Westermayer – Affton High School, Affton

“The 2021 MFCA Hands team members are prime examples of the great student-athletes and coaches who are part of high school football teams across our state,” said Van Hauen. “The MFCA is very proud to honor these exceptional individuals who go above and beyond to make their schools and communities a better place.


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