BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - In this year’s class of finalist for Sportsline Player of the Year, we had three guys who played defense exclusively. On the other hand Zachary wide receiver Chris Hilton was the only Warrick Dunn Finalist who played only offense.
While Hilton didn’t have the eye-popping numbers you’d expect for a class 5-A First Team All-State performer, but he made plenty of eye-popping plays. Some of this two sport sprinting standout and four-star LSU signee limited stats probably had something to do with COVID cancellations and contact tracing.
Plus number one faced coverages designed to make someone else on Zachary’s offense win the game when he was bracketed on virtually every play.
“He makes the really difficulty plays look routine, and that’s what the great ones do, right?” said head coach David Brewerton. “So, just being able to watch that sometimes is pretty awesome, pretty awesome experience. But I also watch the work that he puts in too. So, I see what’s going on and how that’s benefited him throughout the course of his career.”
That makes all nine finalists and the big show and announcement is almost here as we will name the Sportsline Player of the Year Saturday night.
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