Eight different Piper Pirates football players earned awards at last weekend's KCK Preps Awards Presentation. Head coach Chris Brindle and linebacker Colton Beebe took home two of the top three awards.
Check out some photos from last weekend's awards show at The Legends Theatre in KCK!
Here's a look at Piper Pirates quarterback Tanner Eikenbary.
Despite missing nearly half the season, Mill Valley Jaguars running back Kendall Short finished with over 700 yards of total offense and 12 touchdowns.
The Kansas City, Kan., Alumni Basketball Game will be held this Saturday night at Schlagle High School.
Alumni teams from Wyandotte, Washington, Sumner Academy, Schlagle and Harmon will be getting it on for a good cause - scholarship dollars.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Scholarship Fund for Schlagle students.
For more information, see the above flyer.
The Bonner Springs Braves defeated the Schlagle Stallions by seven points Friday night.
Seven was also the difference in yards between Wyandotte County's two most explosive offensive players this season.
Yardage wise, Johnathan Jackson from Bonner Springs edged out Schlagle's J'veyon Browning 196 to 189 Friday night. Jackson also scored two touchdowns, while Browning was able to crack the end-zone just once.
Still, there is this for Browning - his yards per carry was a full one-yard higher than Jackson's. Browning averaged 7.27 yards on 26 carries, while Jackson had a 6.13 average, which is still excellent for a running back.
Both running backs were successful in doing what they have all season long - finding yards.
Jackson was patient and hit the hole when he found it. Browning, who was not stopped behind the line of scrimmage outside of a few sweep plays, was excellent between the tackles.
It's safe to say the individual contest was a draw.
I do think Browning proved to some general critics of "smaller running backs" that he's not just a fast guy who hits the corners and goes down the sidelines.
He can take a hit just fine and he welcomes it. Browning earned a lot of tough yards and the Bonner Springs game should be proof that he's versatile enough to get those tough 3rd-and-1 first downs when his teams really need them.
I won't lie - winning in football is a lot harder in this community than it is in basketball. And it's especially harder compared to the advantages experienced by the Johnson County football schools.
It's my hope that there's something I can do to at least help.
Our growing audience and staff have made it possible to publish more highlights, photos and stories about the players. We've done 150 stories or posts about teams, players and coaches during this football season. Other media outlets cannot do that.
I am a machine and would love to work with any football coach to help him attract kids to local schools.
Coaches - if there's a way for KCK Preps to be a tool to help everyone out, please contact me at NJSloan212@gmail.com. I am open to any suggestion you may have and I would be more than happy to assist you.