Hutchinson freshman quarterback Mason Schucker continues to make steady improvement each week. A statement to that fact came Saturday when he threw four touchdown passes in a 61-21 No. 12 Hutch victory over Fort Scott. Schucker completed 11 for 22 passes and touchdowns of 4, 48, 73 and 11 yards, all coming in a first half where Hutch built a 38-7 lead. Schucker is the first Blue Dragon QB since 2014 to have at least four touchdown passes in one game.
Others nominated - Otumos Payemanu, Independence; Ja'Kevious Vickers, Butler
Blue Dragon freshman cornerback Art Green became the second Blue Dragon this season with a two-interception game. Green had two picks in a 61-21 Blue Dragon win over Fort Scott. Green had four total tackles, three were solo stops and one pass broken up. Green's second interception of the game was a highlight-reel one-handed grab right on the sidelines at the Hutch 4-yard line.
Others nominated - Treymon Fullwood, Independence; D'Anthony Bell, Butler.
Blue Dragon freshman kicker Sebastian Garcia highlighted a busy day against Fort Scott with a school-record 48-yard field goal. That kick was his final boot of the day in a 61-21 Blue Dragon victory over the Greyhounds. Garcia was 6 of 6 on point-after tries and 2 of 2 on field goals from 33 and 48 yards. Garcia also had seen kickoffs and three touchbacks. He averaged 28.1 yards per punt on seven attempts.
Others nominated - Markiese King, Independence; Charles West, Garden City; Ty Zentner, Butler