Today's Paper Obits Crime Today's Photos Movie Style ON FILM: And the Oscar goes to ... GARY SMITH: Winter is no cupcake Puzzles
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/BEN GOFF and ANDY SHUPE Top row, from left: Carson Ray, Quinn McClain, Noah Reyes Bottom row, from left: Jaiden Henry, Scott Hyatt

Player of the Year

Carson Ray - Booneville - Sr. - 5-6.5 - 201 - Rushed for 1,750 yards and scored 33 TDs in leading Bearcats to 3A state title; had 54 tackles on defense at linebacker; rushed for 165 yards and 2 TDs in title game.

Offensive Player of the Year

Quinn McClain - Elkins - Jr. - 6-2 - 195 - 177 of 297 passing for 2,554 yards and 25 TDs; 129-886 rushing and 15 TDs; led team to playoff berth in first season in 4A.

Defensive Player of the Year

Noah Reyes - Booneville - Sr. - 6-1 - 261 - Anchored defensive line with 64 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 25.0 tackles-for-loss; provided seal blocking on the edge as a tight end for explosive run game.

Newcomer of the Year

Jaiden Henry - Shiloh Christian - So. - 5-8 - 140 - 48 of 67 passing for 927 yards and 11 TDs; 55-444 rushing and 6 TDs; 17-233 receiving and 4 TDs; 6-183 punt returns and 3 TDs.

Coach of the Year

Scott Hyatt - Booneville - Led the Bearcats to a state title for a second time, going 15-0; Lost all-state QB in the season-opener and still went undefeated.

Offense

Position Player School Class Height Weight Notable
QB Dawson Dietz Ozark Sr. 5-11 185 105 of 168 passing for 1,892 yards and 19 TDs; 76-534 rushing and 6 TDs; Led team to 4A-4 Conference title and third round of 4A playoffs.
RB Jacob Parmenter Lamar Jr. 5-8 160 162-1,077 rushing and 13 TDs; 14-230 receiving and 3 TDs; 131 KO return yards, 1 TD for team that went three rounds in the 3A playoffs.
RB Tyler Sanders Ozark So. 5-9 165 129-1,160 rushing and 13 TDs; 14-240 receiving; 72 tackles on defense; moved into the starting lineup when injuries sidelined two seniors.
WR Truitt Tollett Shiloh Christian Jr. 6-1 170 67-1,039 receiving and 9 TDs for 12-2 state semifinalist; Led team to 4A-1 Conference title and best season since 2010.
WR Chad Graham Elkins Sr. 5-11 165 61-980 receiving and 14 TDs; 3 rushing TDs; 5 interceptions, 1 returned for a touchdown on defense; led team to playoffs in first season in 4A.
WR Zaylen Bryant Greenland Jr. 5-9 150 54-897 receiving and 9 TDs; 10-151 rushing and 3 TDs; top offensive threat for playoff team in the 3A-1 Conference.
OL Dalton Nesbitt Pea Ridge Sr. 6-1 230 Three-year starter at guard and helped the Blackhawks earn the No. 2 seed in the 4A-1 Conference.
OL Marcus Nichols Booneville Sr. 5-9 205 Anchored offensive line for team that rushed for 391 yards in the state title game and 4,917 on the season with 69 rushing TDs.
OL Logan Kalleson Shiloh Christian Sr. 6-3 290 A four-year starter and college prospect; named Lineman of the Year in the 4A-1 Conference.
OL Hayden Hurst Elkins Sr. 6-0 210 Anchored offensive line for team that compiled 4,700 yards of offense and earned a playoff berth in first season in 4A.
OL Chad Hollingsworth Ozark Sr. 5-10 230 Three-year starter at guard for team that averaged 400 yards of offense per game and went 9-3 in Class 4A.
K Patrick Williams Shiloh Christian Sr. 5-9 160 56 of 57 on extra-points; 3 of 4 field goals; 64 kickoffs, 7 recovered; 20 onside kicks, 4 recovered.

Defense

Position Player School Class Height Weight Notable
DL Mike Mahoney Pea Ridge Sr. 6-1 265 Two-year starter and an all-state selection; 61 tackles; 6 tackles-for-loss; 2 sacks; 7 QB hurries.
DL Jack Lotspiech Shiloh Christian Sr. 5-11 230 23 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles; 10 tackles-for-loss; 5 QB hurries; 6 sacks; 1 interception for 4A-1 champs.
DL Garrett Heltemes Prairie Grove Sr. 6-1 190 28 solo tackles; 2 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries; 3.0 sacks; rushed for 1,400 yards on offense.
DL Garrett Hays Gentry Sr. 5-9 190 Led the area with 160 total tackles — 64 solo stops; 11.5 tackles-for-loss; 7 sacks; 6 QB hurries.
LB Tristin Brewer Pea Ridge Sr. 5-8 200 93 total tackles; 7 tackles-for-loss; 4 sacks; 8 QB hurries; three-year starter and all-state player.
LB Christian Crittenden Lincoln Sr. 5-10 207 112 total tackles; 17 tackles-for-loss; 2 sacks; 4 caused fumbles for 4A-1 Conference No. 3 seed.
LB Cam Brasher Booneville Sr. 5-8 195 97 total tackles; 7.5 tackles-for-loss; interception in closing seconds sealed 34-31 semifinals win; rushed for 78 yards and a touchdown in title game win.
LB Bryant Burns Ozark Jr. 6-3 215 Recorded 48 total tackles; 8.0 tackles-for-loss; 8.0 sacks; 8 QB hurries; 1 blocked punt for 4A-4 Conference champions.
DB Micah Button Shiloh Christian Sr. 5-8 170 55 solo tackles, 18 assisted tackles; 13 tackles-for-loss; 7 QB hurries; 4 sacks; 5 interceptions.
DB Camren Dunn Elkins Sr. 5-11 150 Led the area with 7 interceptions; 3 fumble recoveries; 40 tackles; 51-652 receiving and 4 TDs on offense
DB Carson Rhine Pea Ridge Sr. 5-11 170 57 tackles; 5 interceptions; 107-504 rushing; 13 of 19 passing for 253 yards on offense.
DB Michael Hesson Booneville Sr. 5-10 170 55 total tackles; team-high 6 interceptions including an interception in the state title game; 4 fumble recoveries.
P Ethan Foster Ozark Jr. 6-1 155 Averaged 43.1 yards per punt with a long of 65; had 7 punted downed inside opponents’ 20-yard line.

Sponsor Content

Comments

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT