Louisburg's Ewy happy to be a Wildcat
By Dion Clisso PrepsKC Managing Editor
Tyler Ewy’s playing days for Louisburg are behind him now. The season is over and Ewy and the Wildcats reached their ultimate goal a state championship.
Ewy was a big part of that team leading a defense that was one of the toughest in the Metro in any class. Louisburg was able to dominate Class 4A in Kansas on its way to a 14-0 record and a state championship.
The senior defensive lineman’s achievements earned him a spot as a finalist for the Bobby Bell Award given out to the top small school lineman or linebacker in the Kansas City Metro. When his name was announced he was surprised given the talent level of the finalists.
“It’s just kind of fun to be here,” Ewy said. “There are terrific athletes around here. It was a real special moment for me. This award means a lot. It’s just an honor to be mentioned. Actually winning it is a surreal thing. I’m just really happy right now.”
Joining Ewy as a finalist were Piper linebacker Daris Anthony, Harrisonville linebacker Kyle Livingston and Kearney linebacker Jared Love. All had outstanding seasons and led their teams to the playoffs.
Ewy finished the season with more than 100 tackles with more than 30 of those as either sacks or tackles for loss. The Wildcats defense was a dominant force all season and Ewy said it was a team effort.
“I couldn’t have done it with my teammates,” Ewy said. “They are my brothers and my family. They deserve this award as much as I do. Defense is a team thing.”
Being a part of that team is something Ewy will always treasure.
“I love playing for Louisburg,” Ewy said. “It’s real sad leaving there. I’ve grown up being a Wildcat so I’ve loved playing for them.”
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