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Former Holton Wildcat Mason Barta Seeing Success at Kansas State
Mason Barta

It’s been the year of Northeast Kansas kids for the Kansas State football team with four guys from the area on the active roster at the start of the 2019 season including former Holton Wildcat Mason Barta.

Barta is currently in his redshirt sophomore season on the K-State football team where he has helped the Cats off to a 3-2 start to the year as the starting fullback on offense.

He has played in all five games so far this season and has led the Cats to an average of 217 yards per game on the ground which is fourth in the Big 12 Conference and a total of 1089 yards rushing which is fifth in the conference.

Barta played in all 12 games a year ago, mainly on special teams and short-yardage situations helping the Cats’ offense finish third in Big 12 by averaging 182.6 yards per game including a 184.2-yard average in conference games which ranks second.

He came to K-State after a prolific career at Holton where he played under his dad and legendary head coach Brooks Barta which ended with him being named the top outside linebacker in the state of Kansas in 2016 by Scout.

Barta earned first team all-state honors as a senior in 2015 from the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capitol-Journal, while he earned an honorable mention all-state selection his junior campaign.

He was a part of the 2015 Holton team that made it to the state championship game and a part of the 2012 team that went 14-0 and captured the Class 4A State Championship.

Barta rushed for 1,718 total yards and 21 touchdowns in his career at Holton, including going over 1,000 yards in his senior season along with recording 128 tackles.

He will look to continue to lead the Wildcat offense to more success in 2019 as the Cats are currently 3-2 on the year and will host TCU Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

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