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THE WINNER: Reilly Hennessey
School: Camas (Wash.)
Weight: 195 pounds
Athletic achievement: He has led the Papermakers to a 13-0 record and a berth in the Class 4A state final against Chiawana (Pasco, Wash.), scheduled for Dec. 7. Hennessey passed for 3,205 yards and 36 touchdowns, completing 168-of-260 attempts while throwing just four interceptions through 13 games. A 2013 First Team All-Conference selection, he has averaged 12.3 yards per attempt for a Camas offense that has produced 55.9 points per game this fall.
Academic excellence: Hennessey has maintained a 3.44 GPA.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally on behalf of multiple school fundraisers and as a youth football coach.
“Reilly Hennessey made some throws against us that I have only seen a few quarterbacks make during my 33 years of coaching,” said Dave Miller, head coach at Lakes (Tacoma, Wash.). “His leadership is awesome and he conducts one of the most potent offenses in the state in recent years, not just this year.”
THE FUTURE: Hennessey has verbally committed to Eastern Washington.