Sports in Kansas is pleased to announce its Sports in Kansas Offensive Player of the Year & Defensive Player of the Year from 6A to Six-Man. SIK also has selected an All-Classes Coach of the Year and Classification Coaches of the Year on another feature coming out. Selections made through votes from a statewide panel of media who regularly cover high school football and represents all areas and classes. This year, over 20 media members were part of the committee with Chet Kuplen of Sports in Kansas and Conor Nicholl of Sports in Kansas calculating the votes and the final selection process. Input was also gathered from coaches, observations and statistics.
Six-Man Offensive Player of the Year: Colton McCarty, Bird City-Cheylin, QB
Bird City-Cheylin senior Colton McCarty won SIK six-man offensive player of the year for the second straight season. McCarty led the Cougars to a 9-0 record and six-man state championship, the first athletic title in school annals. McCarty completed 23 of 45 passes for 638 yards with 17 scores against two interceptions. He rushed 121 times for 1,833 yards and 34 rushing scores. The 6-foot, 180-pound McCarty has multiple offers at the NAIA/junior college level and is widely regarded as among Kansas’ best players for all classes.
In his remarkable career, McCarty completed 226 of 416 passes for 3,464 yards with 71 scores against nine interceptions. He rushed 527 times for 6,386 yards and 111 scores. This season, Cheylin ran more I formation with McCarty as the running back and he averaged 15.1 yards per carry, easily the best of his four years.
McCarty caught 11 passes for 226 yards and five scores. Overall, he delivered 15 catches for 310 yards and seven TDs.
In his career, McCarty accounted for 308 yards of total offense per game. SIK has researched records in several states that have six-man football, especially Texas. By all accounts, McCarty is the all-time national leader in six-man total offensive yards per contest. McCarty earned Six-Man Offensive MVP from the classification coaches for the second straight season.
Congrats to Cheylin HS senior Colton McCarty on back-to-back POY honors from Sports in Kansas. We are proud of you! - From Coach Walden and the Cheylin HS Cougars!
Six-Man Defensive Player of the Year: Adan Granillo, Moscow
Moscow senior Adan Granillo earned Six-Man Defensive MVP honors from the classification coaches. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound senior served as a linebacker/defensive back for the six-man state runner-up Wildcats. Granillo collected first team all-state Utility Player and unanimous first team all-state Return Specialist. Granillo helped Moscow to a 6-2 mark and 19.8 points per game permitted.
Sports in Kansas 6-Man Offensive Player of the Year Finalists
Sports in Kansas 6-Man Defensive Player of the Year Finalists
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