Four Bluejays honored by KFBCA
Four members – one coach and three players – of the Sabetha High School 3A State Football Championship team have received more honors for their performances during the 2017 football season by the Kansas Football Coaches Association (KFBCA).
Bluejays Head Coach Garrett Michael was named overall Coach of the Year by the KFBCA, as well as 3A Coach of the Year.
Senior offensive lineman Kyle Grimm says Michael is the best coach.
“Coach Michael is the best coach anyone could have,” he said. “He truly cares about what you think about everything.”
“But the most important thing about coach is he backs his football slogan of faith first, family second and then football,” Grimm said. “He is truly there for all his players on and off the field.”
Additionally, three Bluejay seniors also were named to the 3A All Class Team. Those named were: Grimm, offensive lineman; Cole Oehm, defensive linebacker; and Wyatt Beyer, defensive back.
Throughout the 2017 season, Kyle totaled 15 tackles. He was also named 1st Team All Big 7 League Offensive Lineman, All State 3A Honorable Mention Offensive Lineman by the Wichita Eagle, and All State Honorable Mention Lineman by the Topeka Capital Journal.
Throughout the 2017 season, Oehm totaled 67 tackles, one sack, one interception, one fumble recovery and three rushes for 10 yards for the Bluejays. He was also named 1st Team All Big 7 League Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, All State 3A Defensive Line by the Wichita Eagle, and All State 3A Honorable Mention Lineman by the Topeka Capital Journal.
Throughout the 2017 season, Beyer totaled 24 tackles, seven interceptions, three receptions for 30 yards, and 126 rushes for 712 yards for the Bluejays. He also tallied 11 touchdowns and two 2-point conversions.
Beyer also was named 1st Team All Big 7 League Defensive Back, All State 3A Honorable Mention Defensive Back by the Wichita Eagle and All State Defensive Back by the Topeka Capital Journal.
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Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.