After each week I will update, who I think is in the running for Area Player of the Year, the same way that analysts debate who is in the running for the Heisman Award after each week of college football.
The two frontrunners for the Area Player of the Year award didn’t disappoint in the first round of the playoffs.
Central High junior running back Kevin Harris took on one of the best defenses in the state and once again proved just how talented he is, rushing for 141 yards and a lengthy touchdown against No. 1 Laverne.
Velma-Alma senior running back Dallen Mercer, meanwhile did his best Clark Kent impression, swooping in to save the day (and the Comet’s season). Mercer, who has stepped up for the Comets whenever things have gotten dire this season, punched in the third of his three touchdowns with 27 seconds left, lifting Velma-Alma to a 52-48 win over Watonga. He finished with 217 yards rushing..
Greg Crews is sports editor of The Duncan Banner. He can be reached at 580-255-5354, Ext. 143 or at email@example.com.