Evan Prater, Mr. Football


Evan Prater, Wyoming quarterback, has been named Mr. Football in Ohio for 2019.  The award is chosen by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association (OPSWA).  It is given to the best football player in Ohio all divisions.  The award has been given out since 1987 and Prater is only the second Cincinnati area player to be honored with the title.  The last time was 1992 when Marc Edwards of Norwood won.  For Prater, this is a fitting tribute to a player that has rewrote Wyoming football records.  As a starting quarterback, he is 40-2 with three CHL championships, two regional championships, two appearances in the final four and the 2018 Division IV State Championship.  Prater will be playing his college football at the University of Cincinnati.  Interesing enough, he will be teammates with another Mr. Ohio Football.  Running back Michael Warren won the honor in 2016 at Toledo Central Catholic.

SID Note - When I was a middle school teacher at Norwood I had Marc Edwards in my class.  I followed Marc's football career covering him many times on cable TV.  Marc stood out as one of the best students I have ever known.  He and Evan have many things in common.  One of the top ones is being a "class" individual.   Another outstanding student I had as a middle school teacher was Aaron Hancock, Wyoming football coach.