810 Varsity has named its 810 Varsity 2019 Elite 81 award winners, revealed throughout the holidays
Dontae Manning scored TDs in about every facet of the game. (Photo: David Smith, 810 Varsity)
Dontae Manning, Raytown
Manning literally did everything in helping Raytown to a 9-3 season and district title. The senior rushed for 970 yards and 20 TDs, registered 96.5 tackles with 67 solo at cornerback, and returned a punt return and two kickoff returns for TDs. Manning holds offers from Georgia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas A&M and others.
Spencer Miller played WR and safety last year, then converted to QB and earned Offensive POY in the Suburban Blue in 2019.
Spencer Miller, Smithville
Miller earned the Suburban Blue Offensive Player of the Year while helping the Warriors to a 9-2 record. After starring last year as a receiver and first-team all-league safety, Miller converted to quarterback and threw for 1,235 yards and 18 touchdowns while running for 945 yards and 14 scores.
Arland Bruce IV ran for 2,300+ yards and 40 TDs as well as 400+ and 5 TDs at QB. (Photo: AJ Hildreth)
Arland Bruce IV, Olathe North
Bruce did it all on offense in boosting the Eagles to the Kansas Class 6A state title game. On the ground, Bruce led all big class rushers with 2,351 yards and 40 touchdowns, while also spending time at quarterback occasionally to the tune of 404 passing yards and five touchdowns.
La'James White did a lot of everything on offense, defense and special teams for Piper. (Photo: AJ Hildreth)
La'James White, Piper
What didn't White do for the Pirates? The junior ran for 1,241 yards and 9 TDs, caught 14 balls for 256 yards and 6 scores, and registered 35 tackles. Oh yeah - White also back one punt return and three kickoffs for TDs for a grand total of 9 rushing, 6 receiving and 4 special teams (19 total) TDs.