Congratulations to this year’s FSP Athlete Of The Year, Sumner high school running back Connor Wedington. Connor was a staple in the success of Sumner’s state semifinal run totaling over 2,000 yards and 24 touchdowns, while also being that shut down corner that everyone has come accustomed to him being. Connor not only exemplified what an FSP athlete of the year should look like on the field, but also off the field being a vocal leader not only at school, in the classroom, as well as in his community. Connor was able to take a few minutes out of his hectic life to answer some questions. When asking Connor what it means to be named FSP player of the year he says “ it means a lot winning FSP player of the year! Throughout the ENTIRE off-season i consistently made the drive to Bellevue to train. It paid off, the best training in the northwest by far. Tracy always says “ success comes out of risk and dedication”. I resembled my off-season off that. Everyday i was up at FSP trying to improve my game. Couldn’t be more happy with the results” When asking Connor how he felt the season went “The season went great! Although it ended short for me in week 9. i’m thankful for my team, school, and community. I wouldn’t sacrifice them for anything! Their support helped push out team to the final 4, and we couldn’t have done it without them. Thi team will go down in Sumner history! Love those guys! The 4 star ATH is committed to the University Of Washington and has major plans in store “College is the next chapter in my life! I can’t wait to go out and represent the 253. All the support they’ve given me, i can’t wait to go out and put on for them! I’m going to continue to train at FSP and grind until i surpass my goals. Finally Connor wanted to give a few shout outs “ i just want to shout out my family because i couldn’t do it without them. Their support has gotten me to where i am today. Would also like to shout out my team for the amazing season they’ve given me. I’ll always remember this team.
in a close race Oak Harbor senior running back Princeton Lollar Jr took second. The senior tailback had a career year totaling over 2,000 yards and 29 touchdowns while leading Oak Harbor to the playoffs.
Taking 3rd place was Monroe senior running back JJ Jerome. JJ was a huge reason why they were able to make a state playoff run, amassing over 2,000 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Coming in 4th place is Senior Quarterback Willie Patterson. Patterson had historically one of the best seasons you will see from a quarterback in the state of Washington. Willie is what a true dual threat quarterback looks like. Willie totaled over 3,900 yards and 51 touchdowns in the regular season, while also leading his team to a state playoff berth.
In 5th place is Juanita senior running back Salvon Ahmed, the future UW running back totaled over 1,200 yards yards and 14 TD in just a handful of games due to injury. When he was back he showed why he is known as the top athlete in the nation.
Coming in 6th place is another UW Commit Tight End Hunter Bryant. Hunter had over 1,000 yards and TD’s in an injury shortened season but when he came back he was as dominant as any putting up a 200+ game in the state playoffs.