MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mankato West quarterback Ryan Schlichte has been picked as the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year for high school football.
The award was announced Tuesday with the AP’s all-state teams.READ MORE: Missing And Murdered Indigenous Persons Day Recognizes 'Generation Upon Generations' Of Families With Lost Loved Ones
Schlichte led the Scarlets to the Class 5A championship with a 42-19 victory Saturday over Simley. Mankato West beat St. Michael-Albertville 26-21 in the snow in the semifinals, when Schlichte accounted for 320 yards and four touchdowns. For the season, Schlichte finished with 45 scoring passes and just six interceptions plus 18 rushing touchdowns. His completion percentage was better than 63 percent.READ MORE: DNR: 2 Bald Eagles Found Dead In Northern Minnesota Last Month
Schlichte has committed to play for his hometown school, Minnesota State. He’s the second Mankato West quarterback in four years to be named the AP Player of the Year, following Philip Nelson in 2011.MORE NEWS: Police: Man Found Dead Inside University Of Minnesota Fraternity House
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