Dane Kinamon • McIntosh
Dane Kinamon is continuing a tradition of excellence. The latest in the talented line of Kinamons to pass through the halls of McIntosh, Dane dominated in two sports as a junior. Stepping in as a first-time starter at quarterback in the fall, Kinamon piled up 1,000 yards passing, 750 yards rushing, and 24 total touchdowns in leading the Chiefs to the playoffs. For his efforts, he was named All-County Offensive Player of the Year. In the spring, he was named to the All-County First Team for his play as an infielder. He hit .323 with 15 RBIs and 29 runs scored as the baseball Chiefs also made it to the playoffs.
Jared Godfrey • Sandy Creek
Jared Godfrey capped off his high school career with a bang. Stepping up on a team with high hopes, the senior guard was a leader for the Patriots as they reached the Final Four, narrowly missing a shot at the state title. He filled up the stat sheet nightly with averages of 17.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.1 assists, earning All-County First Team honors for his play. Godfrey is signed to play at Fort Wayne University next year.
Austin Schriver • Starr’s Mill
In a year of top performances by Starr’s Mill teams, senior Austin Schriver was a vital cog. In the fall he earned All-County First Team honors on the defensive line, piling up 62 tackles and 7 sacks as the Panthers won the region in football and reached the state quarterfinals. In the spring, Schriver was a key member on the track and field team, competing in the 100 meter, 200 meter, 4 x 100, and 4 x 400, helping the Panther boys win a region title. Next year, he will join the football and track teams at Berry College.
Kyris Barnett • Whitewater
Kyris Barnett was a Wildcat for all seasons. As part of a three-headed monster running the ball, Barnett bruised and battered defenses for 694 yards rushing and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, he added 29 tackles as Whitewater returned to the state playoffs. He was also a key member of the Wildcats’ wrestling and track teams, competing at state in both. Barnett is signed to play football next year at Charleston Southern.
Bernard Turner Jr. • Landmark Christian
Bernard Turner Jr. just completed his junior year at Landmark Christian School. Bernard has been competing in football and track and field since his freshman year at LCS, and he truly hit his stride this season. Playing wide receiver and safety, he earned All-Region recognition for the War Eagles. In the spring, he shined for the track and field team, competing in the 300 meter hurdles and 4×100 and 4×400 relay teams. He has qualified for the state meet two straight years, and was part of the state champion 4×400 squad this year. The true-scholar athlete has big plans on his looming senior year and will do it sporting a 3.9 GPA.
Cameron Browning • Our Lady of Mercy
Cameron Browning was a multi-sport dynamo for the Our Lady of Mercy Bobcats. Browning earned All-County First Team honors, tallying 60 tackles and 5 interceptions on a stingy Bobcat defense that reached the playoffs. Browning is signed to play football at Butler University in the fall, and is currently playing with Team USA in the U-19 World Championship. He kept up the strong showings in the spring, taking second in the long jump, second in the triple jump, and fourth in the 300 meter hurdles at the region track meet. He added a seventh-place finish in the 300 meter hurdles at the state meet.