McDonald County Football’s Sam Barton Signs with MSSU

ANDERSON, MO – McDonald County’s Sam Barton signed to play football at MSSU on Tuesday afternoon.

A star running back for the Mustangs, Barton will earn All-Conference and All-Area honors in 2023. An integral part of Kellen Hoover’s first district championship team last season, Barton will be attending the same school as his brother, Peyton Barton.

Barton said he wants to continue the success his brother Peyton has created for athletics at the track and field level, but he also discussed how he wants to forge his own path.

“My brother has had great success there and I definitely want to continue that,” Barton said.

“However, I want to make my own path and I thought playing football was the only way I could do that. I am very excited to join Coach Atiba Bradley’s group.

Barton said his coaches will likely put him at the running back position, and he said he plans to study business management in college.