2015 Football Finalists
Malden seniorAt 6 foot 3 and 333 pounds, Bailey helped pave the way for a Green Wave running attack that proved virtually unstoppable in reaching the Class 2 semifinals. Malden amassed 791 points on the season, averaging 56.5 points per game.
Jackson seniorThe senior wide receiver caught 46 passes for 815 yards for the Indians, who advanced to the Class 5 state quarterfinals. He also carried the ball 37 times for 195 yards and finished with 1,010 total yards to go along with 11 touchdowns.
Malden seniorDobbins rushed for a remarkable 806 yards on just 50 attempts, meaning he averaged a whopping 16.1 yards per carry. He also caught 13 passes for 352 yards and scored 16 touchdowns for the Green Wave.
Cape Central seniorThe 6-foot-7, 310-pound offensive lineman helped the Tigers’ gain a total of 4,063 yards rushing on 602 attempts, good for 6.7 yards per carry, while also providing protection for quarterback Peyton Montgomery.
Cape Central seniorMontgomery orchestrated a high-powered offense that helped the Tigers reach the Class 4 state championship. The senior quarterback threw for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns, and rushed for 899 yards and 15 touchdowns on 118 carries.
Cape Central seniorThe running back rushed for 1,678 yards and 21 touchdowns on 233 carries. He only committed one turnover the entire season, fumbling in the team’s Class 4 state semifinal, a game when he followed up a 209-yard rushing performance with 193 yards.
Malden seniorRobinson was the primary running back in the Green Wave’s offensive juggernaut. Despite having his carries limited due to lopsided scores, Robinson finished with 1,752 yards and 34 touchdowns. He averaged 12.0 yards per carry.
Jackson seniorThe Carr Trophy recipient and Southeast Missouri State commit led his team to the Class 5 state quarterfinals for the second year in a row. Vandeven threw for 2,210 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 954 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior.
Kennett juniorA dual threat, Wilson amassed 2,441 yards total offense in helping the Indians to the Class 3 District 1 final. He rushed for 1,828 yards, averaging 9.6 yards per carry, and 25 touchdowns. He added six touchdowns receiving and totaled 613 yards.
Cape Central juniorNo matter how the ball ended up in Young’s hands, it usually led to good things for the Tigers. The junior receiver had 28 catches for 638 yards and 13 touchdowns and 94 carries for 808 yards and 12 touchdowns to propel Central to its first state title game.
Cape Central seniorBanks had 71 total tackles, 19.5 of which were tackles for loss, during the Tigers’ state runner-up season. The senior also had four sacks, recovered a fumble and had an interception.
Poplar Bluff juniorHaley racked up 128 total tackles, including 68 solo and 17 tackles for loss, for the Mules. The linebacker also had three sacks and deflected three passes during his junior campaign.
Kennett seniorOf Hilburn’s 141 total tackles, 29 were remarkably for loss. The senior also registered seven sacks and forced five fumbles for the Indians’ defense.
Jackson seniorHobeck, the SEMO Conference defensive player of the year, recorded 65 tackles and assisted on 12. He had 20 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, forced three fumbles and recovered three fumbles and broke up two passes as a senior.
Dexter seniorThe linebacker registered 112 total tackles, including 70 solo and 12 tackles for loss for the Bearcats. The senior and first-team all-conference selection also had two fumble recoveries.
Portageville seniorPriggel finished his senior season with 118 tackles and six sacks for Portageville. The linebacker also recorded three interceptions, blocked a punt and scored a defensive touchdown for the Bulldogs.
Cape Central seniorDefensive back Reddin forced four fumbles, intercepted four passes and had four pass breakups for the Tigers squad. The senior also recorded 113 total tackles — 70 solo, 43 assists and two for loss.
Caruthersville seniorStrickland logged 32 solo tackles and assisted on 20 more during his senior season. The defensive lineman also had 14 tackles for loss for Caruthersville.
Jackson seniorThe senior led the Indians with 131 total tackles, including 17 tackles for loss. The first-team all-conference linebacker also forced a fumble and had two sacks in Jackson’s state quarterfinal season.
Malden juniorThompson had five interceptions, and returned three of them for touchdowns for the Green Wave. The junior linebacker also recorded seven sacks, forced two fumbles and had 94 total tackles.