PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Remarkable football and track star who signed with Arkansas. … a dynamic playmaker for the Fayetteville team who went 10-3 and reached the State Championship game in Class 7A. …. Led the nation with 1,930 receiving yards. …. Caught 100 passes and scored 17 touchdowns. …. Scored on an 80-yard run in Fayetteville’s first scrimmage game this season. …. Will compete in track and field for Fayetteville this year before turning to football with the Razorbacks.
THIS IS WHAT HE SAID “It was great with football, but I’m going to be staying all year in Fayetteville and breaking 10 state track records. That’s my goal.”
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
The notable senior quarterback who guided Fayetteville to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the Class 7A State Championship game. …. Completed 271 of 438 passes for 4,098 yards and 44 touchdowns with 12 interceptions. …. Also ran for 196 yards and five scores. …. Won NWA Democrat-Gazette Player of the Week honors after hitting six touchdowns in a 48-13 win over Rogers. …. Received Division I offer from Middle Tennessee State.
THIS IS WHAT HE SAID “I’m going to remember the adversity we faced, especially with that playoff game against Cabot when we came back and won, then getting a winning placement in week of after against Conway. These games stand out and then the experience of spending time with my buddies and attending the championship game are things I will remember the most. “
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING Top tackle of a Fayetteville team that finished 10-3 overall and won the 7A-West Conference Championship. …. Ended the senior season with 82 tackles, including 8 sacks and a total of 21 lost yardage saves. …. Intercepted two passes and credited with 16 precipitations. … scored an offensive touchdown and a defensive touchdown in the semifinal victory over Conway. … Top athlete who also started center as a junior for the Fayetteville basketball team.
THIS IS WHAT HE SAID “I worked as hard as I thought I could do this year. I worked hard and tried to develop myself as a leader. When I look back on this year, I’m going to see that work ethic. “
NEW OF THE YEAR
CLASS Second year
The notable second-year quarterback who guided Farmington to an 8-3 overall record, including 5-2 in the 5A-West conference. …. Completed 168 of 260 passes for 2,330 yards and 27 touchdowns. …. Added four rushing touchdowns to end with 31 scores as a freshman varsity player. …. Younger brother of Makenna Vanzant, former Farmington basketball star who plays at Central Missouri University.
THIS IS WHAT HE SAID “At the start of the year I was super nervous. But the summer camps really helped me get to know my guys a lot. The older guys on the team got me started. helped a lot and before my first game I was much more comfortable in what I was doing as a quarterback. “
COACH OF THE YEAR
OUTSTANDING Led an impressive turnaround for a team from Fayetteville who went 10-3 and reached the Championship game in Class 7A after finishing 4-6 in 2020. ….. Won the 7A Championship -West Conference with a 7-0 record. …. Came to Fayetteville after serving for a year as head coach at Van Buren. …. Former quarterback leaving college for the Arkansas Razorbacks.
THIS IS WHAT HE SAID “It was good to get back to a normal routine with the kids. We didn’t have to wear a mask and we had a normal spring and summer and we had a lot of valuable reps. . This has led to a better quality of football, not just for us, but for everyone. “
COMMENTARY All Member States accounted for over 3,400 violation yards in total, 34 touchdowns.
RBSundquist ChurchFS Northside5-10205Senior
COMMENTARY Half of the Grizzlies’ rushing offense totaled 1,337 yards and 12 touchdowns.
RBJosh Ficklin, Bentonville5-11200Junior
COMMENT An all-state player finished with 1,524 yards and 23 touchdowns.
RBTy MasseyFS Northside5-11205Senior
COMMENT The other half of the Grizzlies’ rushing offense totaled 1,237 yards, 17 touchdowns on 182 carries.
COMMENTARY The Tennessee signatory made 48 catches for 972 yards and 12 touchdowns despite double and triple teams
COMMENT Broken a number of school receiving records and finished with 86 receptions for 1,313 yards, 7 touchdowns.
WRMalachi HenryVan Buren6-1175Junior
COMMENTARY Complete athlete combined for 1,356 yards, 16 touchdowns and landing.
COMMENT Joined the team in midsummer, then later made a verbal engagement with Arkansas.
COMMENTARY Starting center for the 10-3 team who finished with over 6,000 yards of attack overall.
OLJack Struebing, Springdale Har-Ber6-3265
COMMENTARY Rare four-year-old winner of All-State Honors, signs NLI with Central Arkansas.
OLBrandon BaileyFS Northside5-11255Senior
COMMENTARY Finished second in outstanding offensive lineman vote in 7A-Central.
OLJace SutulovichSiloam Springs6-2278Senior
COMMENT An all-state player enlisted in the Air Force signed his letter earlier this month.
ATH Josh ShepherdRogers5-11170Senior
COMMENTARY The All-State Interpreter totaled 2,272 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns on the ground and receiving.
COMMENT Has 52 of 55 extra point attempts and 6 of 8 field goal attempts, as well as 42 touchbacks on kickoffs.
COMMENT Recorded 35 tackles, including 12 for lost yardage and 3.5 sacks for All State status.
COMMENT Named 5A-West’s top lineman with 77 tackles, 10 sacks, 15 tackles for loss
COMMENT Won all-state honors after recording 57 tackles, 4 sacks and 5 tackles for a loss.
LBDmitri LloydFS Southside6-1225Senior
COMMENT 64 Tackling 28 Solo 36 assists 4 TFL 2 INT 1 FF 1 Fum Rec
COMMENT An all-state selection that finished with 116 tackles, 7 sacks and 2 interceptions.
COMMENT The All-State nominee finished with 90 tackles, 12 loss tackles and 5 quarterback sacks
DBJack GreenFS Northside5-8163Senior
COMMENT Has five interceptions this season, including a key in a win over Greenwood.
DB Nick BellBentonville West5-10155Junior
COMMENT The interpreter of all states had 44 tackles, 13 missed passes and three interceptions, including one return for a touchdown.
COMMENT Played across the field with 166 tackles, 1 interception and one fumble recovery.
COMMENT The double team member made 47 tackles, two forced fumbles and three interceptions.
COMMENT Won all-state honors with 67 tackles, 3 tackles for loss and 5 interceptions.
ATHBraden JonesBentonville West6-0183Junior
COMMENT Linebacker made 104 tackles, 3 quarterback sacks and 7 touchdowns (3 offensives, 2 defensives, 2 kickoff returns)
RETLuke WyattFS Southside5-11170Sophomore
COMMENT Accumulated 39 kickoff returns for 948 yards (24.3 yards average) and 2 touchdowns.
PJosh BuxtonBentonville West5-10171Junior
COMMENT Averaged 39.1 yards on 17 punters with two touchbacks and three inside opponents.