Labette Bank Athlete of the Month: Brandon Mlekus

Brandon Mlekus (2) of Frontenac is among the states best at QB for 2016. (Photo: Derek Livingston)
By: Sports in Kansas - Chet Kuplen
Dec 9, 2016

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Frontenac senior Brandon Mlekus has been named the Labette Bank Athlete of the Month for the Southeast Kansas area for his achievements over the month of November. 

Mlekus, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound senior, quarterback and defensive back had an all-state season for the Raiders for the second consecutive year in 4A-II. He rushed for over 1,000 yards and passed for over 1,000 yards while racking up 59 total touchdowns and 4,500+ yards of career offense. He also became the first Frontenac player since 2000 to earn Top 33 All-State All-Classes honors from the Topeka Capital Journal and Wichita Eagle. Mlekus was also named the 4A-II Offensive Player of the Year from Sports in Kansas, the first football player of the year honoree for the Raiders since Tildon Burns earned 2-1A Player of the Year in 1994 by the now discontinued Kansas Sports Magazine. He also earned Offensive Player of the Year from the Southeast Kansas Area by Craw-Kan. 

The senior signal caller led Frontenac to a 17-5 record over the last two seasons and the Raiders went 10-1 this season with an undefeated CNC League Football Title. Mlekus is also an all-state wrestler and will wrestle at 170 pounds this year in Class 4A. 

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Labette Bank Athlete of the Month Nomination Criteria

-Athlete (girl or boy) must play in the CNC, Pioneer, SEK, or TRL Leagues in Kansas.

-Selection will be based on the play of that athlete over the period of that month. All stats and info must be provided. 

-All nominations are accepted with selection process being handled and finalized only by @sportsinkansas. Coaches are encouraged to nominate their own athletes or athletes from opposing schools. 

-Nominations MUST be emailed. Please email chetkuplen@kansas-sports.com during the last seven days of the month to nominate your athlete!

-Labette Bank is a proud supporter of local athletics in the Southeast Kansas area.. Visit them online here