TOPEKA (KSNT) – Ichabod are restocking the roster with local talent.
Washburn Football signed eight players from northeast Kansas on Wednesday. Three will stay at home in Topeka.
Nate Chandler, Elijah Clarke-Boyd, Troy Heiman, Mackey James, Amr Sabbarini, Keenan Schartz, Ty Weber and Keller Hurla are all officially Ichabod.
Nate Chandler is a linebacker at Manhattan High School. He helped MHS win the 6A state championship in 2022 and garner a perfect 13-0 record. He also played wide receiver for the Indians.
Keenan Schartz he is a wide receiver at Manhattan High School. Schartz played quarterback for the Indians and helped them to the 6A state championship as a senior. He was named to the Kansas Shrine Bowl after passing for 1,501 yards and 11 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,232 yards and 20 touchdowns. He was also named to the All-State first team by the KFBCA and the Wichita Eagle. Schartz was named the 2022 Centennial League Offensive Player of the Year.
Elijah Clarke-Boyd he is a defensive end for Junction City High School. He was honorable mention first-team All-League and All-State as a senior and junior. Clarke-Boyd was also a first-team All-League pick as a sophomore. In addition to soccer, she lettered in track and field and basketball.
Troy Heiman is a wide receiver at Silver Lake High School. Heiman led the Eagles offense at quarterback in 2022. He was an All-League and All-State honorable mention as a senior. He earned honorable mention All-League and All-State honors as a junior as well, while also earning honorable mention All-League and All-State honors in basketball.
Keller Hurla is a quarterback at St. Marys High School. As a senior in 2022, he passed for 2,656 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushed for 1,272 yards and 25 touchdowns. He earned Top 11 All-Class, first team All-State, first team All-League and an invitation to the Kansas Shrine Bowl.
Mackey James is a fullback at Highland Park High School. He was a second team All-State selection and was named the conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Administrator Sabbarini is a wide receiver at Washburn Rural High School. Sabbarini had 29 catches and seven touchdowns, racking up more than 400 receiving yards in 2022. He earned All-League and All-County honors as a senior. His junior year, he caught 37 catches for 500 yards and seven touchdowns, earning second-team All-State honors along with All-County and All-League honors.
Ti Weber is a linebacker at Washburn Rural High School. He was named 6A Defensive Player of the Year by Sports In Kansas and Defensive Player of the Year by the Centennial League. Weber also earned KFBCA All-State first-team honors. He recorded 134 total tackles with 82 solo tackles, 19 tackles for loss, two sacks, one interception, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 2022. He was selected for the Kansas Shrine Bowl and Blue/Gray All-American game, finishing his career as Washburn Rural’s all-time leader in tackles and tackles for loss.