AS WE CLOSE out the season with the all-star games, I felt it would be good to do the “Midlands Football Superlatives,” giving note to outstanding players at each position, as well as the top coach.
This was difficult, with so many great players in the Midlands area. I have to go with Dutch Fork’s Derek Olenchuk, for leading his team to the Class 4A Div. I state title.
I give this to another Dutch Fork player, Matt Colburn, a major impact in the success of the Foxes.
Blythewood’s Lynard Jamison had more than 1,200 yards receiving, had 400 yards rushing, and 22 touchdowns.
Offensive utility player
This was a tough one to call, like quarterback, but Spring Valley’s Christian Miller was a game changer and one that offensive coordinators had to plan around.
Defensive utility player