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2018 Sports in Kansas Football POY Finalists Announced

Tank Young had a huge sophomore year for Aquinas. (Susan Goodwyn)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Nov 28, 2018

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We have narrowed down finalists for our 2018 Sports in Kansas Player of the Year honorees which will be released along with our Top 100 Seniors and All Non-Senior lists on Sunday December 2nd 2018. Congrats to the following on being a finalist for the awards that will be announced Sunday, December 2nd. Voting and nominations were done by a statewide media panel of media members, who also are on our rankings team, who work in radio, tv and newspaper across the state of Kansas from all different areas in the state w/ final input from Chet Kuplen, CEO/Founder, of Sports in Kansas. 

Sports in Kansas All-Classifications Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

All participants that are player of the year finalists in classes are finalists

Sports in Kansas All-Classifications Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

All participants that are player of the year finalists in all classes are finalists

Sports in Kansas 6A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Graham Mertz, BV North Sr. QB

Cameron Burt, BV North Sr. WR

Daymonn Sanchez, Olathe North Sr. RB

Ky Thomas, Topeka, Jr. RB

Jax Dineen, Free State, Sr. RB

Kevonate McDonald, Manhattan Sr. RB

Sports in Kansas 6A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Isaac Keener, Derby Sr. DL

Quinton Hicks, Campus, Sr. LB

David Hernandez, Manhattan Sr. DE

P.J. Spencer, SM East, Sr. DE

Keenan Garber, Free State Sr. DB

Sports in Kansas 5A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Breece Hall, Wichita Northwest, Sr. RB

Reagan Jones, Wichita Northwest, Jr. QB

Caleb Grill, Maize, Sr. QB

Tank Young, Aquinas, Soph. RB

Taylon Peters, Salina Central, Sr. RB

Koy Brack, Great Bend, Sr. QB

Joe Michalski, Aquinas, Sr. OL

Clay Cundiff, Bishop Carroll, Sr. TE

Sports in Kansas 5A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Javier Derritt, Aquinas, Sr. DL

Josh Carter, Wichita Northwest, Sr. LB

Marcus Hicks, Wichita Northwest, Sr. DE

Chase Shryock, Mill Valley, Sr. LB

Noah Stanton, Maize, Sr. DE

Zach Goodeyon, Aquinas, Sr. LB

Scott Valentas, Kapaun Sr. DB

Sports in Kansas 4A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Dylan White, Pittsburg, Sr. WR/KR

Austin Moore, Louisburg, Sr. RB

Kyler Hoppes, McPherson, Sr. QB

Dylan Mussett, Basehor Linwood, Sr. QB

Jace Kinnamon, McPherson, Sr. RB

Taylor Poitier, Miege, Sr. OL

Brison Cobbins, Miege, Jr. RB

Sports in Kansas 4A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Dylan Downing, Miege, Sr. LB

Kam’Ron Gonzalez, Goddard, Sr. LB

Dylan Jordan, Pittsburg Sr. LB

Jerek Butcher, Pittsburg Sr. LB

Jalen Williams, Miege, Sr. DE

Khalil Lisbon, McPherson, Sr. DL

Sports in Kansas 3A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

J.C. Shelton, Galena, Sr. QB/KR

Travis Theis, Pratt, Sr. QB/RB

Gabe Garber, Sabetha, Jr. QB

Mason Farichild, Andale, Sr. TE

Wyatt Hayes, Scott City, Sr. RB

Sports in Kansas 3A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Elliott Strahm, Sabetha, Sr. DL

Cauy Rokey, Sabetha, Sr. LB

Daquan Johnson, Parsons, Jr. DB

Mason Fairchild, Andale, Sr. DE

Wyatt Hayes, Scott City, Sr. DE

Sports in Kansas 2A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Wyatt Pedigo, Hoisington, Jr. RB

Trey Sides, Phillipsburg, Sr. QB

Mason Griffin, Silver Lake, Sr. QB

Jake Burke, Chaparral, Sr. QB

Conor Haviland, Humboldt, Jr. RB

Sports in Kansas 2A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Daniel Becker, Conway Springs, Sr. DL

Jake Burke, Chaparral, Sr. DB

Tristan Kulp, Riley County Sr. DB

Wyatt Pedigo, Hoisington Jr. LB

Sports in Kansas 1A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Nick Davenport, Ell Saline, Sr. QB

Hooper Schroeder, Sedgwick, Sr. QB

Lane Whisennand, Elkhart, Sr. QB

Derek VanDorn, Centralia, Sr. OL

Ethan Peterson, Smith Center, Sr. RB

Sports in Kansas 1A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Nick Davenport, Ell Saline Sr. LB

Jared Casey, Plainville, Jr. LB

Austin Hobbelman, Smith Center, Sr. DL

Logan Zabel, Smith Center, Sr. LB

Jordan Finnesy, Plainville, Jr. DB

Sports in Kansas 8M-I Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Landon Everett, Canton-Galva, Jr. QB

Jordan Raby, St Francis, Sr. RB

Eli Salmans, Hodgeman County, Jr. RB

Sports in Kansas 8M-I Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Drake Steinbrock, Clifton Clyde, Sr. LB

Andres Rios, Ness City, Sr. DE

Brett Liebl, Central Plains, Sr. DE

Gage Girk, South Central, Jr. DB/P

Sports in Kansas 8M-II Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Darnell Holloway, Osborne, Sr. QB

Adam Albertini, St. Paul, Jr. QB/RB

Daiken Stallbaumer, Hanover, Sr. QB

Hunter Koch, Axtell, Sr. WR

Quinn Buessing, Axtell, Jr. QB

Sports in Kansas 8M-II Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Carter Bruna, Hanover, Sr. LB

Zane Colson, Rock Hills, Sr. LB

Blair Hoffman, Dighton, Sr. DB

Kade Miller, Osborne, Sr. LB

Sports in Kansas 6-Man Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Kade Scott, Pawnee Heights Sr. RB

Jace Mackley, Weskan Jr. QB

Dylan Spresser, Golden Plains, Jr. RB

Sports in Kansas 6-Man Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Kade Scott, Pawnee Heights, Sr. LB

Caleb Korte, Golden Plains, Sr. DL

Cody Lohrding, Ashland, Sr. LB

Sports in Kansas Non-Senior Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Ky Thomas, Topeka, Jr. RB

Wyatt Pedigo, Hoisington, Jr. RB

Malik Berry, Free State, Jr. QB

Tank Young, Aquinas, Soph. RB

Arland Bruce IV, Olathe North, Jr. QB

Brison Cobbins, Miege, Jr. RB

Alex Schremmer, Great Bend, Jr. WR

Ty Black, SM Northwest, Soph. QB

Tre Washington, Derby, Jr. RB

Reagan Jones, Wichita Northwest, Jr. QB

Sports in Kansas Non-Senior Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Kordon Harris, Aquinas, Jr. DB

Matthew Roberts, Aquinas, Jr. DE

Wyatt Pedigo, Hoisington, Jr. QB

Cade Lautt, St. James, Jr. LB

Gabe Garber, Sabetha, Jr. LB

Dalton Miller, Great Bend, Jr. DB

Lovette Epelle, Free State, Jr. DL