Payton Allen Named 2017-18 KBRB Athlete of the Year

By a vote of coaches and staff members at Ainsworth Community Schools, Payton Allen has been selected as the 2017-18 KBRB Athlete of the Year.

Each head coach at AHS receives a vote, with the high school faculty combining for one overall vote and the A Club receiving one overall vote. The Athlete of the Year is chosen for participation in multiple sports, lettering in two varsity sports for at least two years, coachability, character, leadership, classroom work, and personal conduct.

Allen was a 12-sport athlete at Ainsworth High School, participating in football, basketball and track and field during each of his four years. He received 11 varsity letters out of a possible 12, with the only varsity letter evading him being in basketball his freshman year.

Allen was a four-year starting quarterback and defensive back for the Bulldog football team, setting a school record for career passing yards. He was named to the All-District Team in football three times, and was selected to participate in the West Nebraska All-Star Game at Scottsbluff in June.


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