Gang: Given what happened on Saturday, I think we could all use a reminder about some of the positives that came out of this past football season, particularly at the local level.
Which is why I’m particularly grateful to the good people at Sports in Kansas for releasing their Coaches of the Year list on Friday – especially since SM East’s own Dustin Delaney won both the 6A category and the “All-Classes” honor, the top distinction given.
“East may have not won the 6A state title in 2013, but its hard to argue with the job first year head coach Dustin Delaney did for the Lancers this season,” said the editors. “Look for many more bright years for the Lancers.”
Sports in Kansas also released a list of the Top 100 senior players in the state, including the Lancers’ Dominique Atkinson, Mitchell Tyler, Luke Taylor and Ryan Carter.
Junior defensive end Kyle Ball received Underclassman Defensive Player of the Year honors, while James Woolridge, Devin Price and Charley White all received honorable mentions on the underclassmen list.