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.
Here are some more Sport Highlights Unlimited highlights from Johnathan Jackson's performance against the Schlagle Stallions last Friday.
For those who loved the running game, there was no better opportunity in Kansas City to see two great running backs go at it.
Like I did with Browning a few moments ago, I'll point out some of the best moments in these highlights.
- Throughout the film, one thing you should notice is once the hole in the offensive line opens up, Jackson hits it as quick as possible. He does not play around.
- At both the :26-28 and :49 portions of the video, his power of getting those extra yards is on display. The first hit normally does not drop him.
- Though it's not overly on display in these highlights and its easier to see on the field, Jackson has tremendous patience on the field and does not commit to a bad decision. He waits for his blocks. A nice example of it can be found from the :37-39 mark.
- It may not have been the longest run of the game for him, but his run from 1:11 - 1:13 is my favorite from these highlights. He changes directions a few times and he displays some of that awesome patience that I rave about. Patience can get two or three extra yards, like it did in this case.
Here are highlights, courtesy of David Brox at Sport Highlights Unlimited (see the link in our tabs up top).
Rather than just post the video, I will attempt to start analyzing these highlights so you might see why I'm a big fan of J'veyon Browning and the other players we feature here.
- At the :11-12 mark, Browning makes an awesome sidestep against the Bonner Springs line. It looked clear that the original call was him hitting the hole inside the tackle, but Browning side-stepped that and glided into the end-zone. He can quickly make a decision in the backfield and his cuts are just awesome.
- :26 mark: He's solid in the passing game and I think he would be great in some screen action. Once Browning gets the ball, he runs downhill.
- :35-38 mark: One of the things that impressed me about Browning against Bonner Springs last Friday was his ability to take a hit and then still gain a few yards. This is not a huge running back, but he still runs with power and can fight for yardage. I also recommend watching this at both the :57 and 1:24 points of the video. Browning's power is very underrated.
Harmon's Isaiah Ming and Bonner Springs' Johnathan Jackson are also special running backs. It's extremely tough picking between the three.
But if I had to pick just one at this point of the season, I would go Browning. All three offer tremendous skill and ability.
For now, give me Browning, though it's so close.
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The ACT is crucial in getting into college, so I'm trying to do my part in helping to remind athletes of that and to help improve their chances on passing the exam, which can tough.
Here is today's ACT Word of the Day: