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Division I team selects 3 BHS graduates for Kansas 8-Man All Star Games

Three Burlingame High School 2023 graduates have been selected to play in the 38th annual Kansas 8-Man All Star Games, to be played Saturday, June 10, 2023, in Beloit, Kan.

Matthew Heckman, Colby Middleton, and Tyler Lockwood, all of Burlingame, were selected to play for the Division I East team. Kick-off for the Division I game will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, at Trojan Field on North Hersey Avenue, Beloit. Pre-game will begin at 1 p.m. with introduction of the players.

The Beloit Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Pep Rally and refreshments for the players, coaches and fans starting at 4 p.m. Friday, June 9, at Chautauqua Park, Beloit.

Heckman’s parents are Cody and Amy Heckman. His high school coach was Jeff Slater. Football accomplishments and honors include SIK Defensive Player of the Year Nomination, SIK First Team All State Defense, KSHSAA Covered First Team All State Defense, First Team All League WR and DB, First Team All District WR and DB.

Heckman’s team accomplishments include sub-state runnerup, section champions, regional champions, district champions, and Lyon County league champions. Honors and accomplishments in other sports include two-time state qualifier for high jump, track state runner-up high jump, state qualifier in 400m. Activities and honors in school include four years football, basketball and track, honor roll, one year of Stuco. Heckman plans to attend college on a sports scholarship. Activities and honors outside of school include being actively involved in Bible study and youth group. He enjoys traveling to new places, trying new foods, and relaxing with video games.

Middleton’s parents are Travis and Bridget Middleton. He plans to attend Washburn University. Coach Slater was also his high school football coach.

Middleton’s football statistics, accomplishments and honors include 1,300 rushing yards and 34 touchdowns; 1,318 passing yards and 21 touchdowns, 80 tackles, 1st Team all-state and all-league. Burlingame was 2022 district champions, league champions and sub-state runnerup. Colby qualified for the state track meet in the shot put. Middleton’s hobbies and interests include hanging out with friends, fishing and other sports. has been on the honor roll in high school and was a member of Stuco.

Lockwood’s mother is Jessica Lockwood, and Coach Slater was his football coach.

Lockwood’s football statistics, accomplishments and honors include first team all league offensive guard, all state honorable mention. Team achievements include sub state runnerup, league champion, district champion. He has been an honor roll student and Stuco representative. He plans to attend college. He enjoys video games.

Team members were scheduled to report to team camp June 6. The Division I All-Star Game will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday; the Division II All-Star Game will be played at 10 a.m. Saturday. Division I East head coach is Brody Vandegrift, of Chase County High School.

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