Player: Will Kirkpatrick.
School: Colonel Crawford.
Regular season stats: 176 carries, 1,759 yards, 23 touchdowns; 59-101 passing, 1,068 yards, 10 touchdowns, four interceptions.
Honors: Division VI Northwest District Offensive Player of the Year, Northern 10 Offensive Player of the Year.
Notes: Two-year starter … Holds school records for rushing in a game and season, plus scoring and all-purpose yards … Rushed for more than 3,150 yards in his career … Special mention NW District as a junior … Helped Eagles to first playoff win in school history … 3.6 GPA … Likely an NCAA Division II recruit.
Coachspeak: “When your quarterback is doing that kind of work (in the offseason), your team feeds off that. He doesn’t ask his teammates to do anything he’s not willing to do,” Colonel Crawford coach Ryan Teglovic said. “He can do a lot of things. He could be a fullback, a tight end, an outside linebacker or even an inside linebacker. I could see him putting on another 20 pounds. That’s just how he is. He could play a variety of positions and do very well at it.”
– Rob McCurdy