810 Varsity has named its 810 Varsity 2018 Elite 81 award winners, revealed throughout the holiday break.
Severino didn't lost to a Metro foe, and led Rockhurst to the Class 6 title game. (Photo: Darryl Woods, 810 Varsity)
Tony Severino, Rockhurst
Severino continued to work his mastery, going undefeated against Metro powers with two wins over Blue Springs, beating Lee's Summit West and conference champ Lee's Summit North, Blue Valley and the hyped matchup vs. Bishop Miege. The Hawklets lost twice to CBC - the last in the Class 6 title game.
Jamar Mozee, Lee's Summit North
Mozee led the turnaround of Lee's Summit North to many landmarks - the school's first-ever win over Blue Springs, a Suburban Gold title and a trip to the Class 6 district title game.
Mozee led the Broncos to their first league title. (Photo: David Smith)
Ambroson guided Smithville to a 12-2 record, the Class 4 semis and a league title. (Photo: David Smith, 810 Varsity)
Jason Ambroson, Smithville
Smithville moving up from the Midland Empire League to the Suburban League?
Ambroson led the Warriors to a 12-2 record, Suburban Blue league title and onto the Class 4 state semifinals. The Warriors beat Kearney twice and Platte County - in a four-week period.
Cornelsen turned the Blazers around from 0-9 in 2017 to a 10-0 start in 2018.
Ryan Cornelsen, Gardner-Edgerton
When you take over an 0-9 team, 4-5 wins is a major accomplishment.
But to flip the record and go 9-0, and earn the No. 1 seed in Kansas Class 6A - unreal.
Cornelsen did just that in his first year at GEHS, leading the Blazers to a 10-1 mark before bowing out to defending champ and state finalist Blue Valley North.
Ebenstein led Louisburg to a Frontier League title and the No. 1 seed in the East. (Photo: LouisburgSportsZone.com)
Robert Ebenstein, Louisburg
Ebenstein led the Wildcats to a Frontier League title and a 10-0 start to earn the No. 1 seed in the Kansas Class 4A east side. Louisburg held the opposition to one score or less in 9 of the 12 games, including a 25-7 win over Paola.