Player: James Ort.
Position: Offensive guard.
Regular season stats: 94 percent blocking percentage, no sacks allowed, offensive averaged 406 yards of total offense, 291 yards on the ground and 40 points per game.
Honors: Division VI first-team All-Northwest District and Northwest District Co-Lineman of the Year in the division, first-team Northern 10.
Notes: Three-sport athlete who throws the weights in track and plays basketball … First-year offensive lineman who played quick guard despite his size … Highest vote-getter among Northern 10 offensive linemen in league voting among coaches … NCAA Division II recruit.
Coachspeak: “He certainly had size. It was just a matter of him dedicating himself and turning that size into something really productive,” Wynford coach Gabe Helbert said. “He had quite a year defensively for us last year as a junior, and this is a kid who did not play football for us as a sophomore and wasn’t sure if football was for him. He sat and then realized he has two years of high school to play football. He made the most of it.”
– Rob McCurdy