Billy's and KSCB/KLDG again teamed to bring the Billy's 10 Best Banquet Thursday night in the Mid America Air Museum. Area football players were present with their families and coaches and received placques and will receive 350 dollar scholarships to their school of choice next year from Billy's and KSCB. Lady Saint basketball coach and former Booker High standout Toby Wynn delivered the motivational speech.
Liberal's Britton Abbott was named the overall winner and will receive an additional 250 dollars. He joins Hugoton's Colton Lissolo and Meade's Chris Hardaway as the winners of this event.
Liberal may never see another quarterback who put up numbers like Britton Abbott. He passed for 3,070 yards breaking his own school record. He threw 27 TD passes and rushed for 1,189 yards and 20 TD’s. He leads all classes in scoring, passing, and total offense. He is expected to be one of the leaders on the LHS basketball team. He has also participated in track and is a member of FCA and NHS.
Here are the other winners who attended the banquet.
Hooker’s Taylor McBee rushed for over 1,000 yards in two consecutive seasons and this year showed his versatility moving out to receiver. He is involved in football, basketball, baseball, and quiz bowl.
Southwestern Heights Saul Sanchez found the ball on defense. He had 109 tackles this season. He forced four fumbles and recovered two fumbles. The four year was a key blocker on offense. He is a four year starter and won the clean in the state powerlifting competition last year.
Moscow’s Cuyler Cross anchored their line. He was a leader for first year head coach Greg Brown.
Meade’s Jordan Woodruff paved the way in maybe the most important position in Meade’s single wing offense. He is the blocking back. He also has 39 tackles which is third best for the Buffs. Woodruff plays football, runs track, and is a member of the Science Club, Key Club, and FBLA.
Hugoton’s Bradley Campbell would make any parent or coach proud. He is an outstanding football player and had 124 tackles for the Eagles this season. He is also a standout in wrestling, baseball, and on the track. He is STUCO treasurer, and a member of NHS, FBLA, and the STUCO treasurer.
Sublette’s Travis Webb is what Sublette Lark football is all about. He is an outstanding lineman on both sides of the ball but he is also very involved. He has competed in football, basketball, wrestling, and baseball and participates in KAYS, S Club, Relay for Life, and is a member of the Sublette honors choir.
Beaver’s Jorge Rivera is a constant force on the Duster defense. Rivera had 136 tackles this year and averaged 13.6 per game. He also runs cross country, plays basketball, runs track, is a member of STUCO, and is on the superintendent’s honor roll.
Tyrone’s Ethan Reece played just about everywhere for the Bobcats. He played quarterback, guard, and mainly fullback on offense. He plays football, basketball, and baseball, and is a member of FCA.
Turpin’s Davian Ratzlaff is special Cardinal. He was the lone senior to go out for football and help lead a young team with a new coaching staff. He also plays basketball and baseball and runs track. He is a rare talent who is also a talented member of the Art program at Turpin.