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Starting with the first week of the season on both sides of the state line PrepsKC will announce a Papa John’s Player of the Week. Each week those players will be highlighted on and in their local Papa John’s location.

A player of the week will be awarded for all nine weeks of the regular season. At the end of the Kansas regular season a Papa John’s Player of the Year will be selected from the weekly winners. The Players of the year will each receive a pizza party for their team at the end of the season.

Below is this week’s Papa John’s Player of the Week


Payton Hartman, quarterback Blue Valley Northwest

The Huskies signal caller had a big night leading his team to a 35-28 win over Gardner-Edgerton. Hartman finished 25 of 39 with 340 yards and two TDS in the win.


Caleb Krell, Grain Valley, running back

The Eagles tailback had a huge night in Grain Valley’s 27-12 win over Excelsior Springs. Krell had 152 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries.