Orms, Peters, Stonehouse and the rest of this group can play and pack a stat sheet, but what makes them special is their ability to make the big play at the perfect moment. Which one would be your choice for offensive player of the year?
Bryan Peters 6-2 185 QB Rocky Mountain High School
Are you kidding me? Peters first year starting at QB and he goes for over 3,000 yards total offense and scores close to 50 TDs and this is not even his best sport. Not fair. More impressive than his stats was his ability to make the big play at the right moment and yet still stay efficient throwing only two picks for the 11-1 Lobos.
Josh Morton 6-0 190 RB Poudre High School
Morton was the work horse for Poudre. The senior RB carried the ball over 300 times and carried Impala offense all the way to the semifinals. Morton was not a grinder as he averaged nearly eight yards a carry on the way to over 2,300 yards. What may make him a sleeper pick at the next level is his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield.
Tommy Flanagan 5-10 190 RB Bear Creek High School
It seems Flanagan has been playing forever for the Bears and although his squad did not make it a far in playoffs as many people thought, Flanagan once again put together a huge season. This season, as with his career, Flanagan cemented himself as one of the most versatile offensive players in 5A. Flanagan had a strong year running the ball, rushing for over 1,300 yards. More impressive were the nearly 60 receptions he had this season.
Dakota Stonehouse 5-10 180 QB Glenwood Springs High School
While leading his Demons to a 15-0 undefeated, 3A title season, Stonehouse threw for nearly 3,000 yards while rushing for just under 1,000 yards. On nearly 300 attempts, Stonehouse was picked only three times. This accuracy coupled with an explosive O made Glenwood Springs tough to beat.
Parker Orms 5-10 185 RB Wheat Ridge High School
Orms had a season for the ages as he led the Farmers to an undefeated 4A title season. On the year, Orms rushed for nearly 3,000 yards while scoring every way imaginable. The state final against Greeley West put the exclamation point on the season as Orms rushed for 280 yards and scored five times, including the game winner in the waning seconds of the ball game.