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Small Class Player of Year Watch

By Chad Rader, 810 Varsity, 09/22/22, 5:30PM CDT


Check out the current listing for small class Player of Year race

Joseph Vick, Center
1,118 passing yards, 12 TDs, 1 INT
Team Record: 4-0
Vick has helped lead Center into the top 10 in Missouri Class 4, with 166 passing yards in a 42-7 laugher vs Lincoln Prep, and 422 passing and 5 scores in a 61-31 shootout with Oak Grove. 

Andrew Hedgecorth, Smithville
428 passing yards, 272 rushing yards
The numbers aren't glossy but the winning is. The senior playcaller has rushed for 2 touchdowns in 3 of the 4 Warrior games.

Zane Palmer, Odessa
1,065 rushing yards, 18 TDs
Team Record: 3-1
The numbers are astonishing, and leading the Metro in all categories, such as yards per game (266) and TDs. 

Dylan Kauffman, Pleasant Hill
524 rushing yards, 7 TDs
Team Record: 4-0
Coming into the year, quarterback Easton Roe figured to be in this slot. For now, its Kauffman, though missing Week 4 doesn't help.

Steven Clark, Hogan Prep
656 ruhing yards, 6 TDs
Team record: 4-0
Clark has quietly amasssed nice numbers for the undefeated Rams. 

Errol Simeon, Eudora
351 rushing yards, 5 TDs
18 tackles

Simeon nudges teammate Lyles, as he's rushed for 145, 110 and 96 yards while averaging 7.8 ypc. Simeon also piles up tackles on defense.

Jesse Greenly, Atchison
446 rushing yards, 10 TDs

Octavius Lyles, Eudora
411 rushing yards, 6 TDs
Lyles has averaged a stupid 10.3 ypc with games of 83, 213 and 115 yards on just 40 total carries. The senior has scored 1+ TD in every game for the undefeated Cards.

Xavier Arambula, Mid-Buchanan
The quarterback has rushed for games of 244 and 174 with 4 TDs apiece in the last two weeks.

Aidan Ivison, Richmond
The senior running back has piled up 534 yards and 7 TDs on the ground, despite pretty much missing Week 2 (2 carries, 6 yards) for the undefeated Spartans.

Brayden Bush, Pleasant Hill
Bush has compiled 200 rushing yards and three TDs, but also 44 tackles - 5 for loss - for the undefeated Roosters.

Trevor Klein, East Buchanan
403 rushing yards, 177 receiving yards, 6 rushing TDs.

Jacorey Love, Center
Love has piled up 502 rushing yards - including 267 and 3 TDs vs Lincoln Prep - but has scored a TD in every game.

Colton Brusven, Tonganoxie
567 rushing yards, 4 TDs
The junior has already notched two 200+ yard games with a TD in each game. Ironically, the only game with "just" 102 yards was the lone Tongie win.

Brady VanDonge, Basehor-Linwood
The junior has stepped into the QB spot with 433 yards and 5 TDs, as well as three TDs on the ground for the 3-0 Bobcats.

Martell Buchanan, Lincoln Prep
308 rushing yards, 4 TDs

Andrew Murphy, Van Horn
656 passing yards, 13 TDs


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