Nex-Tech Wireless Western KS AOM: Joel Green

Joel Green of Stockton has been named Nex-Tech Wireless AOM for Western Kansas for October.
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Nov 8, 2016

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The Nex-Tech Wireless Athlete of the Month (AOM) for Western Kansas for their play over the month of October is Stockton senior linebacker Joel Green.

Green, who stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 170 pounds, put together one of the best seasons in the state statisticsally on defense in 2016. He registered 198 tackles (19.8 tackles per game) this season for the 8M-II Tigers, who made the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Stockton went 4-0 over the month of October with victories over Thunder Ridge, Wilson, Northern Valley, and Lakeside. In the 54-48 win over Thunder Ridge, Green racked up 36 tackles in a single game. The 36 tackles in that game are believed to be the highest total in a game in Kansas this season. Green also got it done this season on offense as he had over 500 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns this year. 

Stockton finished the season at 4-6 after making the playoffs for the first time in 14 years. The Tigers, led by Phil Conyac, lost in the first round of the 8M-II playoffs to Sharon Springs-Wallace County, 48-18. Hats off to the Tigers for getting into the playoffs for the first time since 2002. Stockton, a 2-1A power in the seventies, eighties and nineties, is 31-14 all-time in the Kansas playoffs with five state titles (1971, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1995). 

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Sports in Kansas and Nex-Tech Wireless are in partnership over the 2016-2017 school year to release a Central Kansas and Western Kansas Athlete 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 chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com, please provide stats.

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