All-West Metro football team
I liked Boneman’s idea of an all-zone team, so here are your All-West Metro selections honoring the players from Mustang, Yukon and the Putnam City schools.
Instead of honorable mention, I went with a second team. No particular reason why. Just seemed like a neat idea. Don’t assume that this was easy. There were a lot of talented, deserving players that didn’t get on the list, but you’ve got to draw the line somewhere. That resulted in several tough decisions.
Offensive Player of the Year: Daniel Farrow, Mustang
I didn’t watch every RB in the state, but I saw most of the good ones and I know I didn’t see one better than Farrow. As Glidden once pointed out to me, the 60-yarders weren’t the impressive runs. Those were the 6-yarders when two guys hit him at the line of scrimmage and a third or fourth hopped on as he carried the first two. I actually considered Glidden for this honor, because he impacts the game in more ways, scoring TDs on receptions, rushes, kick returns and interceptions. But Farrow’s ability to take over a game and still be productive when everyone in the stadium knew he was getting the ball lifted him to the top.
Defensive Player of the Year: Dillon Schooley, PC North
Why this kid doesn’t have a half-dozen Division I offers, I can’t understand. He has the speed, the size and the intangibles to play D-I. He can play cornerback or safety and return punts and kicks. And he’s a gamer. You couldn’t watch a PC North game without noticing No. 16. Maybe he’s not quite a Big 12-caliber DB, but he’s D-I. Dowty, with the bulky sack numbers, was the next-best contender for this spot
Coach of the Year: Todd Wilson, Yukon
Ty Prestidge at Mustang and Bob Wilson at PC North each had to replace a lot of starters and kept their teams at a playoff level, but Todd Wilson took a team with some new faces at key positions and a growing stigma of not being able to make the playoffs, and got them to Week 11 for the first time since 1998.
First Team Offense
QB Corben Jones, Yukon: Right off the top, this was one of the hardest decisions. It came down to Jones and Jace James of Putnam City North, but Jones’ efficiency and leadership in getting the Millers to the playoffs was huge. Jones had slightly better passing numbers and led his team in rushing.
RB Daniel Farrow, Mustang: Had he played a full season, we’d be talking about one of the greatest years ever from a Class 6A back.
RB Dre Holman, PC North: Only a sophomore, he’s a hard runner with a great future.
WR David Glidden, Mustang: The scariest player in the state with the ball in his hands.
WR Antonio Johnson, PC North: Didn’t make a lot of flashy plays, but he was consistent and reliable.
WR Kollin Retter, Yukon: 100 percent pure football player with a good toughness/speed combo.
OL Bronson Irwin, Mustang: An all-around lineman — size, speed and smarts.
OL Mason Mathews, Yukon: Played all five spots on the line. And played them all well.
OL Taylor Prather, PC North: Played through pain as a leader on the Panthers’ underrated line.
OL Cody Murray, Mustang: Gave the Broncos a great pair of bookend tackles.
OL Jordan Anderson, PC West: Showed his talent against some of the best in 6A.
K Kris Godwin, Yukon: Hit some big kicks for the Millers with good range.
KR David Anwanwan, PC: An early injury and offensive struggles prevented him from showing his full talent, but he was dangerous.
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