High School Sports

The Star’s high school football players of the week (Sept. 22)

Parker Sampson of Park Hill High School
Parker Sampson of Park Hill High School

Missouri: Parker Sampson

SCHOOL: Park Hill

YEAR: Senior

In a 34-21 win against Lawrence Free State, Sampson was a difference-maker in the third phase of the game — special teams. He made two field goals, including a 51-yard boot, and converted all four extra points. He also pinned two of his five punts inside the 20-yard line.

Sam McDowell, smcdowell@kcstar.com

Kansas: Michael Maffry

SCHOOL: Blue Valley

YEAR: Senior

Maffry had 16 tackles and four quarterback hurries against Blue Valley North last week. On the first series of the game, he also added an interception, his second pick this year. In Blue Valley’s three wins this season, Maffry has accumulated 42 total tackles, 28 of them solo.

Ashley Scoby, ascoby@kcstar.com