The Labette Bank Athlete of the Month for Southeast Kansas is Columbus High School junior running back and linebacker Gabe Martin for his play over the 2020 high school football season.
Martin, along with his teammates, have led the Titans to a perfect 5-0 start in 2020. Martin has 601 total yards of offense over the first five games, including 562 rushing yards with seven total touchdowns. He has also added 26 tackles on the defense.
The Columbus defense has been very solid as Trent Smith, Sylas Stone, and Lynn Shallenburger all have over 30 tackles this season. They've allowed just 39 points over the last five weeks, making them one of the top defenses in 3A. The very physical offensive and defensive lines have also stepped up big in the undefeated start.
The Columbus offense, outside of Martin, has also had a lot of success with quarterback Jaxson Haraughty, Shallenburger and Landin Midgett.
Columbus, led by head coach Blake Burns, has league rival Galena this week in a district matchup on the road of two unbeatens.
Labette Bank is a proud supporter of Southeast Kansas Athletics and coverage with Sports in Kansas. To nominate a Labette Bank Athlete of the Month, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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