Hoxie senior running back Latham Schwarz has earned the Nex-Tech Wireless Western Kansas Athlete of the Month for leading his team to the 2017 8M-I state title with a 54-14 victory over St. Paul.
Schwarz helped Hoxie to their first state football title since 1981 as he had 1,718 rushing yards with 37 total touchdowns over his senior year. On defense, he registered 77 tackles, blocked two punts, and had two fumble recoveries. In the 54-14 win over St. Paul in the 2017 8M-I title game he went for 204 yards on 33 carries with four scores in the game. Hoxie finished the season 12-1 under head coach Lance Baar.
Congrats to Latham and the Hoxie Indians on the 2017 8M-I State Title from Nex-Tech Wireless.
Sports in Kansas and Nex-Tech Wireless are in partnership over the 2017-2018 school year to release a Central Kansas and Western Kansas Athlete(s) of the Month, two separate monthly honors. Schools west of Russell, Kansas (including Russell) in the Nex-Tech Wireless footprint (click to see) qualify to be nominated for the Western Kansas Athlete of the Month and schools East of Great Bend (including Great Bend) qualify to be the Central Kansas Athlete of the Month (click to see). You can nominate an athlete over the last seven days of the month by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, please provide stats.
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