Posted On: 04/6/21 12:20 PM

The 2021 season has been full of surprises with so many obstacles and setbacks that our players and teams had to endure, but we got through and look back at a successful it was. We came out with our favorites for the player of the year, but there are still some players that deserve some recognition with their performances this season. Here are five more players that could be in the running at being named the Gatorade Player of the Year.

Elijah Knudsen Elijah Knudsen 5'9" | CG Mead | 2022 State CO – Mead

Some players are talented, some players have the mentality to take over at any moment, and others are still trying to figure it all out. Knudsen has the “IT” factor. I always heard, “big-time players step up in big-time games,” and I am unsure that anybody separated themselves as Knudsen did in the playoffs. For Mead to go on such a run last year, then for it to be shut down in the way that it was and lose so many players to graduation, speaks volumes on the year that he had. It was known that there would be some fall off. Doubters saw the three-game losing streak and

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