The word under-appreciated can mean different things. To me, it means a player that is talented and has produced on the field but might not be getting the recognition they deserve. While it was hard to narrow this list down because there are some many kids that might not be recognition they deserve, here is my list of the five most under-appreciated athletes in the Shawnee area.
*List in no particular order*
Ajay Lynch, Meeker, RB/DB, Senior
Lynch is a complete back that can run between the tackles and catch the ball out of the backfield. He is also a solid DB that is not afraid to stick his nose in there and make a play.
Caleb Hawkins, North Rock Creek, ATH, Junior
Hawkins is a guy that plays in all three phases of the game and scored touchdowns on offense, defense, and special teams last season. As North Rock Creek continues to establish itself on the field, look for Hawkins to continue to make a name for himself as well. Another big year this year and he likely won’t be on next year’s underappreciated list.
Reagan Curry, Bethel, WR/DB, Senior
Following a junior year that saw Curry lead the Wildcats in receiving, he is looking to prove he is not a one-year wonder and again take his game to a new level.
Keegan Plumley, Tecumseh, TE/DE, Senior
Plumley is a dynamic and energetic playmaker for Tecumseh. He sets the physical style of play from both his tight end and defensive end position. As a DE, Plumley excels at getting after the quarterback and recorded seven sacks as a junior.
Luke Sellers, Harrah, WR/DB/P, Senior
Sellers is another athlete that effects the game in all three phases. Offensively, Sellers can stretch the field from receiver spot. Defensively, he is capable of slowing down the pass and playing the run from his safety spot. Sellers also handles punting duties for Harrah making him a threat in all aspects of the game.