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Kooper Ebel named Class A Player of the Year

The accolades keep coming for Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn senior Kooper Ebel, who was named the 2022 Class A Player of the Year by the Iowa Football Coaches Association.

The Hawk quarterback helped lead H-M-S to back-to-back 8-3 records in 2021 and 2022, each ending in the quarterfinal round of the Class A playoffs. He was the Offensive MVP of Class A District 1 for three straight seasons.

"I could not be more excited for him," said Hawk coach Jay Eilers in a recent announcement of the honor.

According to statistics listed on Bound, the statewide high school athletic database, Ebel ranked ahead of...