The Alabama Sportswriters Association announced its winners for the players of the year in each classification and the Mr. Football award yesterday in Montgomery.
Lanett’s Kristian Story is the winner of the Mr. Football title for the 2019 season. Story is a University of Alabama signee. The 6’1, 210 quarterback threw 38 TD passes and ran for 19 more touchdowns. He was the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
“I’m extremely happy for him,” said his father and Lanett head coach Clifford Story. “He’s worked extremely hard. He put himself in position to do it. He’s been wanting to win this award ever since he was a little boy. I always used to talk about Mr. Football guys and how they are game changers week in and week out. I put in his head early what type of player he needed to be overall to even be put on this stage.”
Story’s 13,129 yards of total offense and his 175 touchdowns that he accounted for are both state records. He is the first 1A Player to win the award since Thomas Banks of West Jefferson won in 1983.
Here are the other winners of the Back and Linemen of the Year Awards in each classification for 2019.
7A Lineman of the Year
Demouy Kennedy, LB, Theodore
7A Back of the Year
Sawyer Pate, QB, Thompson
6A Lineman of the Year
Jackson Bratton, LB, Muscle Shoals
6A Back of the Year
Kris Abrams-Drane, QB/WR, Spanish Fort
5A Lineman of the Year
Trent Howard, OL, Briarwood Christian
5A Back of the Year
Zayquez Perryman, QB, Pleasant Grove
4A Lineman of the Year
Will Breland, LB, UMS Wright
4A Back of the Year
Rontarius Wiggins, RB, Jacksonville
3A Lineman of the Year
Dontae Lawson, LB, Mobile Christian
3A Back of the Year
Daquan Johnson, QB/DB, Flomaton
2A Lineman of the Year
Arion Gregory, LB, Luverne
2A Back of the Year
Jalen White, RB, Daleville
1A Lineman of the Year
Mack McCluskey, OL/DL, Mars Hill
1A Back of the Year
Kristian Story, QB, Lanett