By RICK PETERSON
Highland Park's football team, which ended a 65-game losing streak in its season-opener and went on to a breakout 6-3 season, swept the offensive, defensive and coach of the year honors in its first season in the Meadowlark Conference.
Scot senior Tre Richardson was named the offensive player of the year while senior teammate Mackey James was named the defensive player of the year and Highland Park coach Jermaine Monroe was named the conference coach of the year.
Richardson was also named the Meadowlark returner of the year and was a first-team pick at receiver while James was named the utility player on the first-team defense and senior A'Ydren Drew-Gregory was a first-team selection at defensive back.
Highland Park sophomore linemen Adrian Burney and freshman Andres Ochoa-Perez were second-team all-conference selections on offense while lineman Burney and junior linebacker Isaac Shafer were second-team picks on defense.
Scot senior quarterback Kei'Juan Johnson received All-Meadowland honorable mention.
ALL-MEADOWLARK CONFERENCE FOOTBALL
First team offense
Quarterback -- Cameron Johnson, Sumner Academy.
Running back -- Jesse Greenly, Atchison; Antonio Harrison, Sumner.
Wide receiver -- Tre Richardson, Highland Park; Jeter Purdy, Atchison.
Line -- Ethan Watson, Atchison; Landen Bell, Atchison; Nicholas Flores, Sumner; Ricardo Santeliz, Atchison; Jaden Selmon, Washington.
Athlete -- Brenden Martin, Atchison.
Kicker -- Aidan Battle, Atchison.
First team defense
Line -- Lorenzo Johnson, Schlagle; Legend Jones, Washington; La'Vonte McGowan, Atchison; Nathan Rios, Sumner
Linebacker -- Javeare Akande, Sumner; Brenden Martin, Atchison; Xavyer Powell, Washington.
Defensive back -- A'Ydren Drew-Gregory, Highland Park; Trey Carter, Atchison; Enrique Najera-Antunez, Sumner.
Utility -- Mackey James, Highland Park.
Punter -- Amarion Womack, Washington.
Second team offense
Quarterback -- Trey Carter, Atchison..
Running back -- Johvonte' Ross, Washington; Kameron Daboe, Schlagle.
Wide receiver -- Howard Peoples III, Sumner; Amarion Womack, Washington.
Line -- Adrian Burney, Highland Park; Marius Washington, Schlagle; Ronnie Ross, Schlagle; Ahahid Jimenez, Harmon; Andres Ochoa-Perez, Highland Park.
Athlete -- Shaun Carter, Washington.
Kicker -- Marco Contreras, Sumner.
Second team defense
Line -- Adrian Burney, Highland Park; Keyon Anderson, Wyandotte; Ronnie Ross Jr., Schlagle; Todd Daniels, Atchison.
Linebacker -- Jaden Carter, Atchison; Isaac Shafer, Highland Park; Camerron Campbell, Schlagle.
Defensive back -- Chaddrick Jones, Washington; Jeter Purdy, Atchison; Kameron Daboe, Schlagle.
Utility -- Alec Tyler, Sumner.
Punter -- Stephon Jones, Schlagle.
Atchison -- Adam Molt. Harmon -- Ivan Hernandez. Highland Park -- Kei'Juan Johnson. Schlagle -- Elonnie Fishback. Sumner -- Jayden Gordon; Washington -- Ja'Quarey Williams. Wyandotte -- Victor Limas.
Offensive player of the year -- Tre Richardson, Highland Park.
Defensive player of the year -- Mackey James, Highland Park.
Returner -- Tre Richardson, Highland Park
Special teams player of the year -- Aiden Battle, Atchison.
Coach of the year -- Jermaine Monroe, Highland Park.