John Raybourn interview with Sports Radio 810's Derek Haglund
John Raybourn, Staley
Raybourn was simply unbelievable, with 3,170 passing yards and 44 touchdowns, as well as 1,109 rushing with 12 rushing scores. And the 44 touchdowns (tied for 9th all-time single season in MO history) came with just four interceptions. The 4,279 pass + rushing yards also is 9th all-time in MO history. Raybourn was named the Class 5 Offensive Player of the Year.
Oh yeah, he led the Falcons offense in an undefeated season, engineering the title-winning drive with just :57 left against Pattonville, with a touchdown and two-point conversion pass to win the state title.
Daniel Parker Jr's interview with Sports Radio 810's Derek Haglund
Daniel Parker Jr, Blue Springs
The Mizzou commit led the Wildcats on both offensive and defensive line, and helped Blue Springs to its second straight Class 6 title game. Park er Jr. finished with 17 sacks and 22 tackles for loss, while forcing three fumbles.
The senior was named the Missouri Class 6 Defensive Player of the Year for 2017.
Ivan Webb with Sports Radio 810's Derek Haglund
Ivan Webb, Schlagle
Webb threatened the 3K mark before checking in at "only" 2,842 rushing yards and 35 touchdowns for the season.
300+ yard games: 4 (High: 411 vs Wyandotte)
4+ TD games: 5 (High: 7 vs Washington)
Webb committed to Missouri State in the fall.
Ronnie Bell with Sports Radio 810's Derek Haglund
Ronnie Bell, Park Hill
This is the biggest no-brainer of all-time, as Bell racked up the best receiving year in Kansas City history. Bell caught 89 passes for 1,605 yards and 21 touchdowns. The yards finish 7th in Missouri history for a single season, while the touchdowns tie for 9th.
Bell also rushed for 3 touchdowns and scored on a return.
Bell eclipsed the 200-yard mark three times, and caught multiple touchdowns in seven games.
Phil Lite with Sports Radio 810's Derek Haglund
Phil Lite, Staley
After going 10-3 and advancing to the Class 5 semifinal game in his first year as Staley's head coach in 2016, what could Lite do for an encore? Just guide the Falcons to a perfect 14-0 record and the Class 5 state title. And in dramatic fashion, as the Falcons trailed by 7 with just 57 seconds left to Pattonville. After Staley drove the field for a touchdown, the Falcons went for two - and the win - and converted for the school's second state title.