The 2019 football season was a historic one for Hallsville High School. The Indians compiled a 10-3 record on their way to winning the first district title in program history. Following the season, three Hallsville seniors, Mason Huskey, Cooper Crane, and Nelson Pipes signed to play college football for the 2020 season.

On National Signing Day, Huskey signed to continue his football career at Truman State University. This past season Huskey ran for 1,523 yards and 24 touchdowns. Those 24 rushing touchdowns set a single season record at Hallsville.  He also set the career rushing touchdown record with 40. Huskey says he is excited to continue his career as a Bulldog.

Cooper Crane will also stay in state after signing with the University of Central Missouri. Crane will join the Mules after rushing with 1,579 yards and 19 touchdowns his senior season. Serving as Hallsville’s backup quarterback he also threw for 195 yards and three touchdowns. Crane says both football and academics played into his decision to attend Central Missouri.

Crane plans to major in Construction Management at UCM. The third player to sign to play college football will do so outside of Missouri. Nelson Pipes will serve as a long snapper for Kansas State University as a preferred walk-on in 2020. This comes after Pipes previously gave verbal commitments to Mizzou and Missouri Western. Pipes explains what led him to choosing Kansas State.

Hallsville coach Justin Conyers took over the Hallsville program in 2019 after previously coaching at Battle High School in Columbia. Conyers says he provided all three players with important advice ahead of their college football journeys.

Hallsville’s 2019 season ended with a 22-7 loss to Clark County in a Class 2 Quarterfinal. You can hear full interviews with all three players and coach Justin Conyers online at

Mason Huskey

Cooper Crane

Nelson Pipes

Justin Conyers