810 Varsity has named its 810 Varsity 2019 Elite 81 award winners, revealed throughout the holidays.
Tucker Atwood was a first-team Class 6 selection in 2018, and notched 120 tackles in 11 games in 2019. (Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity)
Tucker Atwood, Rockhurst
Atwood earned first-team Missouri Class 6 in 2018 with 144 tackles - 104 unassisted, followed by another 120 tackles with 85 unassisted in just 11 games in 2019 for the Hawklets.
Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan helped lead Lincoln Prep to the district title game. (Photo: David Smith, 810 Varsity)
Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan, Lincoln Prep
Hamilton-Jordan helped lead the Blue Tigers to an 11-0 start and berth in the Class 4, District 8 title game. The junior registered 150 tackles - 18 for loss - with five sacks, two punt blocks, two forced fumbles and two touchdowns.
Cade Lautt earned EKL Defensive Player of the Year for St. James. (Photo: HUDL)
Cade Lautt, St. James Academy
Lautt earned the Eastern Kansas League Defensive Player of the Year with 73 solo tackles in just 10 games, and 8.5 tackles for loss. Lautt is committed to the University of North Carolina for wrestling.
Connor Searcy, Tonganoxie
Searcy helped anchor the Chieftains defense and lead THS to a 10-0 start and trip to the Kansas Class 4A quarterfinals. The senior tallied 100 total tackles - 77 solo - with 14 for loss.