As the 2015 high school football season came to an end with LHSAA Class championship games, it only makes sense that the final WAFB Sportsline Player of the Year for 2015 was one of the champions in the Superdome.
Kentwood Kangaroo fans and head coach Jonathan Foster were quite nervous when their star quarterback Shyheim Carter popped his knew in warm-ups the day before their Class 1A State Championship Game against Haynesville. As a matter of fact, they weren't even sure Carter would be able to play, but not only did he take the field, he was the game's MVP.
"You know you can have a talented player, but they don't have any heart. Shyheim displayed he had the heart of a champion tonight," said Foster. He could've easily said 'Coach, I'm not gonna play tonight,' but he didn't do that. He said 'Coach, I'm gonna give you everything I've got tonight.'"
The senior led the Kangaroos in their 40-7 rout to win the title. Carter stayed in the pocket to pass for 235 yards and four touchdowns.
"Guys look up to me. Young guys look up to me. So I just had to do what I do and lead my team to victory," said Carter.
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