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MileHigh Prep Reports 6-Man Football End of the Season Awards

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6-Man Football End of the Season Awards

My 2022 6-Man Football End of the Season Awards.  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.  Making the playoffs and having a deep playoff run will matter with these awards.  Also if you think I miss anyone I am open to looking at who you think I missed.  These are not easy to come up with and if you want a certificate I can email them out.

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!

Last Note: Only one team per player, you cannot be on both offense or defense.

Player of the Year

Alex Cruz Sr. Stratton High School, 1745 yards rushing, 15.0 yards per carry, 45 rushing TDs, 313 yards receiving, 4 receiving TDs, 66 Tackles, 10 Sacks, 1 INT, 3 fumble recoveries, 3 Blocked Punts, and 1 defensive TD

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Player of the Playoffs

Blake Feather Sr. Fleming High School, 402 yards rushing, 200 yards receiving, 6 Total TDs, 35 Tackles, 5 TFL (In the Playoffs)

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Offensive Player of the Year

Maddox Coleman So. Granada High School, 438 yards passing, 12 passing TDs, 977 yards rushing, 10.9 yards per carry, 12 rushing TDs, 792 yards receiving, 12 receiving TDs, and 1 Kickoff Return for a TD

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Defensive Player of the Year

Tyler Hofmann Sr. Hanover High School, 141 Total Tackles, 111 Solo tackles, 35 TFL, 5 Sacks, 2 Interceptions, 4 Fumble recoveries, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 defensive TDs

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Newcomer of the Year: (Given to a first-year starter)

Aron Ojeda So. Sierra Grande High School; 1492 yards passing, 56% Completion, 27 TDs to just 7 INTs, 482 yards rushing, and 6 rushing TDs

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Special Teams Player of the Year (Usually given to a Kicker, but can go to Kick Returner or Punt Returner)

Carlos Sanza So. Stratton High School, 70 of 76 on PATs a 90% on extra points, Averaged 47.7 yards per kick and 43 touchbacks,

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Surprise team of the Year

Cotopaxi High School finished the year 7-4 and made it to the State Playoffs, last season Cotopaxi went 2-7.

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Coach of the Year

Jesse McConnell, Stratton High School

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Position Awards:

QB of the Year: Trey Smith Jr. Genoa-Hugo; 2290 yards passing, 65.8% Completion, 28 TDs to just 6 INTs

RB of the Year: Alex Cruz Sr. Stratton; 1745 yards rushing on 116 carries, 15 yards per carry, 45 rushing TDs

WR of the Year: Maddox Coleman So. Granada; 792 yards receiving, 12 receiving TDs, 977 yards rushing, 12 rushing TDs

Defensive Lineman of the Year: Cyler Notter Jr. Stratton High School

Linebacker of the Year: Tyler Hofmann Sr. Hanover High School

Most Tackles: Trey Smith Jr. Genoa-Hugo (144 Total Tackles)

Most Sacks: Cyler Notter (18.0 Sacks)

Most Interceptions: Braylen Feather (10 INTs)

Freshman Player of the Year: Austin Wright Fr. Arickaree

Sophomore Player of the Year: Maddox Coleman So. Granada

Junior Player of the Year: Trey Smith Jr. Genoa-Hugo

Senior Player of the Year: Alex Cruz Sr. Stratton

6-Man Football All MileHigh Teams

1st Team Offense

QB Trey Smith Jr. Genoa-Hugo High School

QB Logan Wright Sr. Arickaree High School

QB Ty Scheler Sr. Cheyenne Wells High School

QB Porter Spady Jr. Eads High School

RB Alex Cruz Sr. Stratton High School

WR/RB Maddox Coleman So. Granada High School

Stratton Offensive Line (Brody Webb, Daniel Tanner, and Dawson Thompson)

2nd Team Offense

QB Braylen Feather Sr. Fleming High School

QB Brandon Gonzales Sr. Granada High School

RB Tayte Smith So. Otis High School

RB Claytin Hove Sr. Prairie High School

RB Braeden Harris Sr. Cheraw High School

RB Peyton Cranson Sr. Branson/Kim

RB Nolan Japp Sr. Fleming High School

Otis Offensive Line (Jack Willeke, Taylor Ringlein, and Sawyer Packer)

Fleming Offensive Line

Honorable Mention Offense

Ty Coleman Sr. Cotopaxi, Aron Ojeda So. Sierra Grande, Jessey Montunnas Jr. La Veta, Hunter Sessions Sr. North Park, Owen Doherty Jr. Branson/Kim, Tim Provost So. Cheraw, Stockton Mitchek So. Eads, Kye Towns Sr. Idalia, Joe Autry Sr. La Veta, Dominik Mingee So. Deer Trail, Konner Rowsen-Stum Jr. Genoa-Hugo, Kyler Rowden-Stum Sr. Genoa-Hugo, Rhyder Bayne Fr. Peetz, Jonus Guevara Jr. Granada, Montgomery Ramsey Sr. North Park

1st Team Defense

Tyler Hofmann Sr. Hanover High School

Cyler Notter Jr. Stratton High School

Blake Feather Sr. Fleming High School

Zarron Skubal So. Arickaree High School

Brody Webb So. Stratton High School

Leyton Jones Jr. Walsh High School

Kolten Houser Sr. Fleming High School

2nd Team Defense

Angelo Lucero Sr. Sierra Grande High School

Cade Smith Sr. Branson/Kim

Bo Arnold Jr. Eads High School

Makeon Crum Jr. North Park High School

Brayden Nix Jr. La Veta High School

Jack Kissel Sr. Genoa-Hugo High School

John Hainer Sr. Granada High School

Honorable Mention Defense

Jacob Martinez Jr. Mountain Valley, Austin Wright Fr. Arickaree, Hayden Page Sr. Arickaree, Brock Doherty Jr. Branson/Kim, Carter Jaeger So. Prairie, Tyler Kester Jr. Sierra Grande, Axeton Bishop Jr. Walsh, David Byers So. Hanover, Kagen Hoyda Jr. Idalia, Riggin Dutton Sr. Cheraw, Trey Scheler Fr. Cheyenne Wells, Kolter Cranson So. Branson/Kim, Preston Gonzales Sr. North Park, Charlie Tagtmeyer Jr. Stratton, Joe Shean Sr. Stratton