Posted: Tuesday, 13 November 2012 1:53PM

Poll: Who is the 2012 high school football MVP?




As the 2012 high school football season draws to a close we reflect on it by asking, "Who is the season's MVP?"  The below list of 10 candidates was compiled by a panel of experts based on not only individual statistics and accolades but also the impact they had on their team success.  Vote early and often to show support for your favorite player.  Voting closes Saturday at 5:00 pm.  We will announce the winner on the Ozarks Sports Zone Show following the late news on KSPR Saturday night.

Results will be released soon.


Jaelon Acklin, MV-BT/Liberty - The junior QB/DB racked up 3,436 total yards and 47 touchdowns in leading the Eagles to a 10-3 record, eventually falling to Lamar in the class 2 quarterfinals.  Acklin accounted for 50 tackles on the defensive side of the ball, including 3 interceptions and a fumble recovery.  Acklin is a 1st team All-SCA player starting both seasons for MV-BT/Liberty. -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF MV/BT LIBERTY FOOTBALL

Kurran Blamey, Monett - The senior athlete has accounted for 941 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns for the Cubs on just 100 carries.  He's also caught 23 passes for 585 yards and another 7 touchdowns, leading Monett to a 10-3 record, still alive in the class 3 semifinals, hosting John Burroughs Saturday.  Defensively, Kurran has 85 tackles, 4 interceptions, a sack and 2 defensive touchdowns.  He is 1st team All-Big 8 on both sides of the ball. -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF MONETT FOOTBALL

Logan Bryan, Skyline - The Tigers senior running back rushed for a school record 2,380 yards in 2012 scoring 43 touchdowns.  Bryan was the key offensive weapon for the Skyline (10-3) who fell to class 1 2nd ranked Tipton in the quarterfinals. -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF SKYLINE FOOTBALL

Dalton Gulick, Miller - The Cardinals senior quarterback rushed for 1,320 yards and 19 touchdowns.  He passed for 1,950 yards and another 19 touchdowns, being named Spring River Valley Conference Player of the Year.  Miller won its first 12 games this season before falling to class 1 5th ranked Valle Catholic in the quarterfinals.
-- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF MILLER FOOTBALL

Jonah Hill, Hillcrest - The 6-3, 245 pound athlete converted to quarterback this season, leading Hillcrest to a 2nd straight Ozark Conference championship 1,867  passing yards and 11 TDs to go with 818 yards rushing and 15 TDs.  The 10-2 Hornets fell to class 4 top ranked Webb City in the district championship.  Hill is verbally committed to play HB/FB at FBS Arkansas State next year. -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF HILLCREST FOOTBALL
 
Cole Jenkins, Parkview - The bruising senior running back rushed for 1,302 yards and 19 touchdowns to lead Parkview to its best season ever.  His best game came against West Plains where he rushed for 238 yards and 4 touchdowns.  The Vikings (8-3) fell to class 5 top ranked Lee's Summit West in the district championship. -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF PARKVIEW FOOTBALL
 
Cody Lindsay, Ozark -  The Ozark senior running back rushed for 1,317 yards and 24 touchdowns while playing a key role on defense with 106 tackles, 6 sacks and 5 forced fumbles.  Lindsay, who is also a former state champion wrestler, is a 3-year starter for the Tigers, leading them to a 4th quarter comeback win over class 5 top ranked Lee's Summit West in the quarterfinals.  The Tigers visit top 5 Ft. Osage in the quarterfinals Friday night. -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF OZARK FOOTBALL
 
Rafe Peavey, Bolivar - The Liberators junior quarterback finished with 1,872 passing yards and 14 touchdowns and 514 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in his 2nd season as starter.  The University of Arkansas verbal commit threw only 3 interceptions for the COC Small champ Liberators (9-3) who fell to Harrisonville in the district championship. -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF BOLIVAR FOOTBALL

Jacob Wade, Strafford - The Indians 6-4 quarterback led one of the top class 2 offenses in the state with 2,094 passing yards and 24 touchdowns to go with 647 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns.  Wade was the unanimous Mid-Lakes Conference Player of the Year.  Strafford won its first 11 games before falling to MV-BT/Liberty in the district semifinals. -- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF STRAFFORD FOOTBALL

Brock West, Lebanon - The Yellow Jackets senior running back set a school record with 2,080 yards and 32 touchdowns on an average of 8.22 yards per carry.  West helped lead Lebanon (9-2) to a Co-Ozark Conference title before falling to Camdenton in the district championship.
-- CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS OF LEBANON FOOTBALL
 
 
 

Photo Galleries

Pictures: Mount Vernon 10, Monett 3


Senior JL Forrester would scatter six hits, walk three, and strike out four en route to the complete game victory. 

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