This months Labette Bank Southeast Kansas Area Athlete of the Month is Parsons HS senior Tanner Barcus.
Barcus, a senior reciever, has 18 receptions for 373 yards with three touchdowns this season in the first two weeks of the season. Barcus had 12 catches for 224 yards and two touchdowns in the 25-20 victory over Iola on Friday. He also has 4.6 speed, 275-bench press and a 4.0 GPA.
It's not just Barcus either that is having a big season in the 1-1 start for the Vikings, Ethan Houk has passed for 557 yards (38-63) with five touchdowns to just one interception. Houk threw for 379 yards in the win last week over Iola with four touchdowns.
Barcus comes from a family of sports. His grandfather, the late Don Barcus, was a sports icon in the Parsons school district for years while his father, Rob, is a former all-state athlete at Parsons in the 1980s and also the schools athletic director.
Friday's win over Iola also marked the first career win for Jeff Schibi as the head coach of Parsons HS. Parsons is at home this Friday against Prairie View.
Labette Bank is a proud supporter of Southeast Kansas Area Sports and Sports in Kansas. Be sure to nominate a Labette Bank Athlete of the Month every month with Sports in Kansas by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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