KANSAS CITY — An all-conference and all-district defensive end a year ago, Raytown South senior Jahmel Boarman is off to a strong start to the 2017 season.
At 6’3, 245-pounds, Boardman has helped the Cardinals open the season 2-1 with wins over Rusking (48-6) and North Kansas City (37-27) and a loss to Kearney (20-0).
Boarman describes himself as a facilitator and a leader on the field. He plays wth a big motor and is always looking for that big play to change momentum.
“I feel like this is going to be a great season we have a lot of returning starters and a lot of seniors that one thing on their mind and that is getting a state championship,” he said.
Boarman says he began playing football in second grade.
“The youth team I favored most growing up was when I played for the Wolverines in eighth grade I had a lot of fun playing for them,” he said.
Boarman says he enjoys watching defensive lineman Ndamukong Su and appreciates the intensity and aggression he brings to the field.
He currently holds an offer from NCAA Division II program Wayne State and has also drawn interest from Missouri State, Illinois State, Northwest Missouri State and Emporia State.