Thompson, Downing are Players of the Year

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: December 4, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Starting with the first week of the season on both sides of the state line PrepsKC announced a Papa John’s Player of the Week. Each week those players were highlighted on and in their local Papa John’s location.

A player of the week was awarded all season long. At the end of the season a Papa John’s Player of the Year was selected from the weekly winners. The year-end winners’ program will receive a $250 donation from Papa John’s and a pizza party for the entire team.

This year’s Papa John’s Players of the year are listed below. Congratulations to the players and their teams on outstanding 2015 seasons

Dawson Downing, running back Bishop Miege

Downing ran for 1,900 yards and 42 touchdowns in just 12 games. Capped his Miege career with 231 yards and 6 TDs in the state title game.

Skylar Thompson, quarterback Fort Osage

Thompson finished with 2,127 passing yards and 25 touchdowns. Ran for 1,100 yards and 21 TDs including seven combined touchdowns in Fort Osage's state championship victory.