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8-Man Football End of the Season Awards

Billie Carlson Sedco vs DSC
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8-Man Football End of the Season Awards

My 2019 8-Man End of the Season Awards.  Remember these are not CHSAA official but are Mile High Prep Reports Awards Winners.  Picking is never easy and usually takes me a while to decide on any of these awards. I physically could not make every game, so I used stats and tried to watch any film available.  I will not lie, and I leaned heavily towards teams that made the playoffs for picking First/Second team all-State.  If you would like an award/awards feel free to message me on Facebook, Twitter, or Email me at

Quick Note: If your team has not posted stats it is very hard for me to give awards to players with no stats even if your team is doing good, I cannot guess stats.

One other Note: Being a lineman in high school it also hurt me inside not giving any offensive lineman awards.  Just know that everyone on this list needs a good offensive line!

Player of the Year

Beau Parker Sr. Sedgwick County; 1,829 yards rushing, 9.3 yards per carry, 39 Total TDs, 73 Tackles, 2 TFL, 1 Sack, 1 Interception, 2 Punt Returns for TDs, and 1 Kickoff Return for TD

Billie Carlson Sedco vs DSC
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Player of the Playoffs

Jackson Bates Jr. Fowler High School; 427 yards rushing and 4 TDs in the Playoffs.  Helped Fowler reach the State Finals.

Van Hollis Fowler vs PPC 2
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Offensive Player of the Year

Beau Parker Sr. Sedgwick County; 1,829 yards rushing, 9.3 yards per carry, 38 TDs, 158 yards receiving, and 1 TD

OT Sport Parker

Defensive Player of the Year

Colt Fury Jr. Mancos High School; 170 Tackles, 11 Tackles for Loss, 7 Sacks, 2 Interceptions, 2 Fumble Recovery’s, and 2 Forced Fumbles

Colt Fury

Newcomer of the Year: (New Award given to either a Freshman or Sophomore)

Dakota Eaton So. Holly High School; 1,699 yards passing, 68.1 Completion %, 16 TDs, 5 INTs, 469 yards rushing and 9 TDs

WCPP Holly vs McClave
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Special Teams Player of the Year (Given to Kicker, Kick Returner or Punt Returner)

Alex Ramos Sr. Holly High School; 26 Kickoff Returns averaging 26.7 per return, 17 Punt Returns averaging 21.8 per return, 1 Punt Return for a TD and 2 Kickoff Returns for TDs

Surprise team of the Year

Sanford High School finished the year at 10-1 and a playoff victory.  Sanford also won the Mountain League and made huge strides this season.  Sanford went 6-3 a year ago but finished 4th in their league.

Coach of the Year

Chris Michel Sedgwick County

Chris Michel
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Position Awards:

QB of the Year: Christian Still Jr. Dayspring Christian; 1,476 yards passing, 59.6 completion %, 18 TDs and 5 INTs

RB of the Year: Beau Parker Sr. Sedgwick County, 1,829 yards rushing, 9.3 yards per carry, 38 TDs

WR of the Year: Alex Ramos Sr. Holly HS; 830 yards receiving and 9 TDs

Most Tackles: Gabriel Proctor Jr. Fowler HS; 189 Tackles (55 Solo and 134 Asst)

Most Sacks: Grayden Flint Sr. Holly HS; 15 Sacks

Most Tackles for Loss: Lucas Whitmire Jr. Las Animas HS; 22 TFL

Most Interceptions: Anthony Medina Sr. Mancos HS; 8 Interceptions

8-Man MileHigh Prep Report All-State Teams

1st Team Offense

QB Jared Ehmke Sr. Sedgwick County

QB Dakota Eaton So. Holly High School

QB Christian Still Jr. Dayspring Christian

QB Dylan Huss Sr. Caliche High School

RB Beau Parker Sr. Sedgwick County

RB Chase Moore So. Mancos High School

RB Kelton Gartrell So. Sanford High School

RB Nathan Seay Sr. Pikes Peak Christian

RB Jackson Bates Jr. Fowler High School

WR Alex Ramos Sr. Holly High School

Sedgwick County Offensive Line

Fowler Offensive Line

2nd Team Offense

QB Nathan Tornone Sr. Elbert High School

QB Jamison Lee Sr. Vail Christian

QB Weston Hill Jr. Hoehne High School

QB Kage Pepper Jr. Sargent High School

QB Chorbin Cressler So. Dove Creek High School

QB Anthony Lujan Jr. Rangely High School

QB Thomas Faucette Sr. Sanford High School

RB Joshua Daniels Jr. Fowler High School

RB Rene Dominguez Jr. West Grand High School

RB Matthew Mendoza Jr. Swink High School

RB Ike Anderson So. Haxtun High School

Pikes Peak Christian Offensive Line

Dayspring Christian Offensive Line

Honorable Mention (I am sure I will miss someone)

Luke Hiltman Jr. Front Range Christian, Ty Miller Sr. Byers, Tyler Wytulka Jr. Norwood, Cade Conger Sr. Merino, Trent Elliott Jr. Merino, Hayden Lasley Jr. Springfield, Jesse Koler Sr. Soroco, Hudson Grant Sr. Pikes Peak Christian, Kaleb Fowler Jr. Sedgwick County, Ryan Campbell So. Calhan, Blake Behil Jr. Sargent, Riley Stump Sr. Caliche, Stephen King Jr. Gilpin County, Levi Scadden Jr. Front Range Christian, Mario Enriquez Sr. Sangre De Cristo, Ethan Pratt So. Dayspring Christian, Sanford Offensive Line, Merino Offensive Line, Vail Christian Offensive Line, Mancos Offensive Line, Holly Offensive Line, Sargent Offensive Line, Caliche Offensive Line

1st Team Defense

Gabriel Proctor Jr. Fowler High School

Colt Fury Jr. Mancos High School

Alejandro Castanon Jr. West Grand High School

Caden Bonnell Sr. Dayspring Christian

Fabian Lopez Sr. Sedgwick County

Terrance Heath Jr. Sedgwick County

Trevor Barowsky Sr. Sedgwick County

Grayden Flint Sr. Holly High School

Clay Canty Sr. Sanford High School

Andrew Harris Jr. Pikes Peak Christian

Anthony Medina Sr. Mancos High School

Correy Derr Sr. Caliche High School

2nd Team Defense

Cole Budds Sr. Custer County High School

Coletin Mazerall Jr. Simla High School

Braxton Asbell Jr. Sargent High School

Christian Cova Jr. Mancos High School

Austin Mclean Sr. Dayspring Christian

Braydon East Sr. Caliche High School

Gabe Polley Jr. Rangely High School

Jaciel Villalobos Jr. Sedgwick County

Aldon Sniff Sr. McClave High School

Nolan Carlson So. Sedgwick County

Honorable Mention (I am sure I will miss someone)

Jesus Dominguez So. West Grand, Hayden Gray Jr. Dove Creek, Austin Davis Jr. Rangely, Tyson Campbell Sr. Springfield, Payton Brown Jr. Sargent, Garrett Buchanan Jr. Elbert, Austin Schake Jr. West Grand, Aiden Jack Fr. Calhan, Shane Montoya Sr. Hoehne, Ben Kopriva Sr. Pikes Peak Christian, Diego Tamayo Sr. Holly, Brett Price Jr. Sanford, Breccen Morelli Sr. Mancos, Xavier Livesay So. Akron, Orin Carnes Sr. Fowler, Lucas Whitmire Jr. Las Animas, Mason Hanagan Jr. Swink, Austin Beanland Jr. Dove Creek, Christian Chisholm Sr. Front Range Christian, Tate Goddard Jr. Sedgwick County, Dalton Carlson Sr. Sedgwick County, Jonathan Mobbley Sr. Fowler