A total of 17 area players have been selected to the Academic All-State Team by the Missouri Football Coaches Association.
The Jefferson City Jays had three players selected to the Class 6 squad. Five Helias seniors made the Class 4 team.
School of the Osage placed five players on the Class 3 team. Versailles had three players on the Class 3 squad. A Tipton senior was selected to the Class 1 team.
Among the criteria to be selected are a player must have a 3.5 GPA, be in the top 10 percent of his class, be a starter on offense or defense, and be a sophomore, junior or senior.