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2020 Sports in Kansas Football POY Finalists Announced

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By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Dec 3, 2020

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We have narrowed down finalists for our 2020 Sports in Kansas Player of the Year honorees which will be released along with our Top 100 Seniors and All Non-Senior lists on Saturday/Sunday December 12th/13th 2020. Congrats to the following on being a finalist (all are eligible to order a POY Finalist patch - sportsinkansas@gmail.com) for the awards that will be announced Saturday/Sunday, December 12th/13th. Voting and nominations were done by a statewide media panel of media members (20 plus), 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 and Conor Nicholl 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

Ty Black, SM Northwest Sr. QB

Andrew Khoury, Junction City Sr. QB

Henry Martin, BV North Jr. QB

Lem Wash, Derby Sr. QB/ATH

Dylan Edwards, Derby Soph. RB

Devin Neal, Lawrence Sr. RB

Sports in Kansas 6A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Dasan McCullough, BV North Jr. ATH

Damian Illalio, Manhattan Sr. DL

Jack Hileman, Derby Sr. LB

Sterling Smithson, Blue Valley Sr. DL

Coleson Syring, Derby Sr. LB

Cole Mondi, Lawrence Sr. LB

Sports in Kansas 5A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Cooper Marsh, Mill Valley Sr. QB

Jackson Miller, De Soto Sr. QB

Josh Sanders, Maize Sr. RB

Julius Bolden, Wichita Northwest Sr. RB

Alec McCuan, Hutchinson Sr. RB

Sam Hecht, Mill Valley Sr. OL

Danny Carroll, Aquinas  Sr. OL

Sports in Kansas 5A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Gaven Hasehlorst, Hays Sr. DE

Ethan Kremer, Mill Valley Sr. DL

Gavin Meyers, Hays Jr. LB

Ethan Stuhlsatz, Kapaun Sr. DB

Austin Rosetta, De Soto Sr. DB

Jack Hawver, Hutchinson Sr. LB

Ashton Ngo, Andover Sr. LB

Wetu Kolomo, Wichita NW Sr. DB

Kolten Jegen, Mill Valley Sr. LB

Sports in Kansas 4A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Tyler Bowden, Tonganoxie Sr. RB

Jovanni Blackie, Paola Jr. RB

Timothy Dorsey, Miege Sr. QB

La James White, St. James Academy Sr. RB/ATH

Dylan Rinker, McPherson Sr. QB

Sam Elliott, Buhler Sr. RB

Sports in Kansas 4A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Branden Martin, Tonganoxie Sr. LB

Collin Williams, Bishop Miege Jr. DE

Caden Crawford, Lansing Jr. LB

Brycen Labertew, McPherson Sr. LB

Cael Lynch, Eudora Sr. LB

La James White, St. James Academy Sr. DB

Riley Eveland, Wamego Sr. LB

Sports in Kansas 3A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Tanner Cash, Clearwater Sr. QB

Eli Rowland, Andale Sr. RB

Charlie Killingsworth, Rock Creek Sr. QB

Desmond Purnell, Hayden Sr. RB

Canon Karn, Holton Sr. RB

Wesley Fair, Collegiate Soph. QB

Jackson Gebhardt, SE Saline Sr. QB

Thad Metcalfe, Perry-Lecompton Sr. QB/ATH

Lakin Farmer, Halstead Sr. RB

Sports in Kansas 3A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Cayden Winter, Andale Sr. DE

Hayden Robb, Perry-Lecompton Sr. LB

Austin Carlson, Clearwater Sr. LB

Desmond Purnell, Hayden Sr. DB/ATH

Landon Dean, Frontenac Jr. DE

Doug Grider, Halstead Sr. LB

Caden Parthemer, Andale Sr. LB

Sports in Kansas 2A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Torrey Horak, Rossville Jr. QB

Holt Hanzlick, Hoisington Sr. RB

Andrew Schwinn, Maur Hill-MA Sr. RB

Zac Kramer, Nemaha Central Sr. QB

Landon Boss, Osage City Soph. QB

Spencer Davidson, Minneapolis Sr. TE

Darby Roper, Haven Sr. QB/ATH

Sports in Kansas 2A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Darby Roper, Haven Sr. DB

Andrew Schwinn, Maur Hill-MA Sr. LB

Kade Harris, TMP Soph. DB

Tyler Gerety, Nemaha Central Sr. DB

Dane Whalen, Osage City Sr. DL

Anthony Hays, Garden Plain Sr. LB

Sports in Kansas 1A Offensive Player of the Year Finalists

Ethan Abell, Oakley Sr. RB

Damon Redeker, Olpe Jr. QB

Luke Detweiler, Lyndon Sr. RB

Lance Hoffsommer, Sedgwick Jr. QB

Jonathan Wright, Conway Springs Sr. RB

Jace Doerksen, Inman Jr. QB

Sports in Kansas 1A Defensive Player of the Year Finalists

Henry Burns, Sedgwick Sr. DB

Ted Skalsky, Olpe Jr. LB

Eric Cain, Oakley Sr. DB

Carter Brown, Inman Sr. LB

Griffin Kugler, Smith Center Sr. DB

Dustin Tobler, Lyndon Sr. LB

Miles Kitselman, Lyndon Sr. DL

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

Kayde Ritezke, Leoti-Wichita Co. Sr. QB

Aaron Skidmore, South Gray Sr. ATH/QB

Sheldon Whalen, Leoti-Wichit Co. Sr. TE

Jayden Garrison, Little River Sr. ATH/QB

Tyson Struber, Canton-Galva Jr. WR

Hunter Engle, Madison Sr. FB

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

Manny Chavez, Leoti-Wichita Co. Sr. DE

Hunter Engle, Madison Sr. DE

Brome Rayburn, Madison Sr. DB

Tyson Struber, Canton-Galva Jr. DB

Harlan Obioha, Hoxie Sr. DL

Graham Stephens, Little River Sr. LB/K

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

Jacob Jueneman, Hanover Sr. QB

Shadryon Blanka, St. Francis Sr. RB

Devan McEwen, Lebo Sr. QB

Isaac Detweiler, Axtell Soph. QB

Colin Jueneman, Hanover Sr. ATH

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

Jett Vincent, Wheatland-Grinnell Soph. DB

Tra Barrientes, Sylvan-Lucas, Sr. DL

Grant Schoenrock, Victoria, Jr. ATH/LB

Jacob Klipp, Hanover, Sr LB

Trevor Zarybnicky, Wheatland-Grinnell, Sr. LB

Jesse Baxter, St. Francis, Sr. DL

Adam Krien, St. Francis, Sr. DL

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

Colton McCarty, Cheylin 
Logan McCarty, Cheylin
Andrew Schields, Cheylin
Kayden Martinez, Natoma
Dalton Mackley, Weskan 

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

Adan Granillo, Moscow
Colton McCarty, Cheylin
Wade Rush, Golden Plains
Gerardo Garcia, Moscow
Derek George, Natoma
Andrew Schields, Cheylin

 


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