MMA Colonels Fall Athletes Receive All-State, All-District Recognition

Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Colonels junior wide receiver Enrique Padron (Boynton Beach, Florida) was a 3rd team selection on 2020 Missouri Football Coaches Association Class 2 all-state team. Padron finished the season with 20 touchdowns (11 rushing and nine touchdown receptions) and over 2,000 all-purpose yards.  

Scoring seven touchdowns in a single game, he currently ranks fourth all-time in the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) for single game touchdowns and fourth all-time in MSHSAA for total points in a game with 52 against Crystal City on Oct. 16, 2020 (seven touchdowns, plus five two-point conversions). 

Padron completed 118 tackles, five interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), 25 tackles for loss, seven forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. 

In addition to Padron’s all-state recognition, four Colonels football players were named 1st team all-district for their fall 2020 season performance:  

Christopher Bryant (RB/LB, 116 tackles, 2 sacks, 7 touchdowns, and 497 rushing yards) 

Phasakorn Cunningham (OL/DL, 77 tackles, 3 sacks, 3 recovered fumbles)  

Juan Pedro Garduno (OL/DL, 68 tackles, 5 sacks, 3 recovered fumbles)  

Enrique Padron (WR/OL) 

Internally, the following cadets were recognized by MMA coaches at the fall 2020 sports banquet. See full list of cadets who earned varsity letters in fall 2020. 


Read about the fall 2020 football season – with the best Colonels football record since 1985. 

  • Best Running Back Award: Christopher Bryant 
  • Best Lineman:  Juan Pedro Garduno 
  • Best Newboy:  Jacob Merritt 
  • Defensive MVP: Enrique Padron 
  • Offensive MVP: Enrique Padron 
  • Most Improved Player: Phasakorn Cunningham 


The fall 2020 Colonels varsity soccer team finished the season ranked in the state’s top 20 at #18 in Class 1. 

  • Best New Boy: Alejandro Beverido 
  • Most Valuable Player: Alejandro Beverido 
  • Most Improved Player: Dhalil Belko 
  • Goal of the Year:  Kenny Kazoora vs. Canton High School 

Middle School Soccer 

  • Best New Boy: Avin Hernandez 
  • Top Teammate of Middle School Team: Dallas Grantz 
  • Most Improved:  Michael Brooks-Diaz 


  • Best New Boy: Kevin Gonzalez 
  • Most Improved Swimmer: Kevith Sangster 
  • Most Valuable Swimmer: Anthony Melick 

JROTC Raiders 

  • Most Improved Raider Award: Patricio Regis 
  • Best New Boy Award: Isaac Way 
  • Overall MVP for Raiders: Shane Macon and Sun Kit Tsui 

Cross Country 

  • Best New Boy: Noah Cecil 
  • Most Valuable Runner: Alex Thomas 
  • Most Improved:  Christopher Chew 

Cadet News

MMA Choir Featured in KOMU-TV Holiday Choirs

In October, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Choir traveled to the Missouri Theatre in Columbia to record songs for KOMU-TV (Columbia) Holiday Choirs, which will air throughout the holiday season. Their performance will debut on November 28 at 6 PM. It will also air on December 9 at 5 PM and December 21 at 12 PM. A second song will be shared during the broadcast on December 2 at 10 PM and December 14 at 9 PM.

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