High schools

The Star’s high school football players of the week (Nov. 7)

Updated: 2013-11-08T00:22:24Z

Missouri: Josh Drake

SCHOOL: Raytown

YEAR: Junior

Drake may lack size — he’s listed at 5 feet, 6 inches — but he still manages to produce at a high level. In a 48-9 playoff victory against Truman last week, Drake carried the ball only seven times but still ran for 224 yards and five touchdowns. He finished the season with 1,667 yards — a new school single-season record — and added 23 rushing touchdowns. Winnetonka eliminated Raytown from the playoffs Wednesday.

Kansas: Jeffrey Martin

SCHOOL: Bishop Miege

YEAR: Senior

Martin picked a fine time for his breakout game. Bishop Miege capped an undefeated district run with a 50-16 win against St. Thomas Aquinas last week, with Martin playing the starring role. He caught six passes for 252 yards and three touchdowns. He entered the game with only one touchdown over the first eight games. Bishop Miege plays host to Lansing in the Kansas Class 5A playoffs on Friday night.

| Sam McDowell, smcdowell@kcstar.com

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