The Courier-Post will highlight an area football player to watch this upcoming season with kickoff rapidly approaching.

Danny Dennison

School: Monroe City

Year: Senior

Position: Lineman

Height: 5-7

Weight: 195

The stats: Made 19 tackles, including four for loss, while recovering a fumble. Helped pave way for offense to rush for 3,828 yards.

Why watch: Monroe City’s line had been anchored by Jon Saxbury, who’s now playing at Truman State this season. His departure leaves the door open for linemen like Dennison to step in.

Dennison had an injury bug that allowed him to only play in eight games last season. At full health, he should be one of the top interior linemen for the Panthers this fall.