After putting themselves into the state record book with an all-time six consecutive football championships, Pahranagat Valley had eight players named to the First Team, offense and defense, All League Southern Division IV, as selected by the league coaches.
Senior Jake Carter was named as the league Most Valuable Player. The anchor of the Panthers offensive and defensive line, Carter had 83 solo tackles, three fumble recoveries, and 5.5 sacks.
Coach Ken Higbee said in all his years of coaching, “It’s the first time I’ve seen an offensive lineman named as league MVP. Quite an accomplishment for him.”
Coach of the Year was Sandy Valley’s Bret Kramer.
Alamo’s Wade Leavitt was named Offensive Player of the Year. Despite missing one game, he led the league in rushing with 1,334 yards and 15 touchdowns including two in the state championship game.
Also on first team offense were Tabor Maxwell, Shawn Wadsworth, Carter, and Paden Higbee.
Jeremy Minick was named Second Team Offense, with Honorable Mention going to Caleb Hansen, Jordan Cryts, and Utah Ray
On defense, PVHS placed Leavitt, Carter and Minick on First Team, with Hansen, Ray and Cryts on Second Team. Honorable Mention to Wadsworth and Higbee.
In Division III football, Preston Robbins of Lincoln County was selected on Second Team offense and defense. He was the only Lincoln player on the Division III All-Star teams.