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Dawson Shively • Senior • Monroe City football
Shively came down with his second interception of the game with 26 seconds left to secure a 12-7 win over Valle Catholic in the Class 1 state championship at Faurot Field in Columbia. The senior finished the fall with a school-record nine picks to lead a defense that shut down highly-touted spread offenses the final three playoff weeks.
McKenzie Lathrom • Senior • Mark Twain basketball
Lathrom scored 27 points in the first half to keep the Lady Tigers competitive in a loss to Palmyra. The senior point guard finished the night with seven 3-pointers fueling her 37-point outburst. The University of Missouri-St. Louis signee is the focal point of head coach Alex Brandenburg’s team that is comprised nearly half of freshmen.
Dezi Jones, Hannibal basketball
Delanie Okenfuss, Monroe City basketball
Male honorable mentions:
Laithan Sublette, Palmyra basketball
Alex Huffman, Marion County basketball
Female honorable mentions:
Audrey Fohey, Palmyra basketball
Peyton Utterback, Hannibal swimming