High School Sports

The Star’s high school football players of the week (Sept. 18)

Beau Baker
Beau Baker

Missouri: Beau Baker

SCHOOL: Staley

YEAR: Junior

While Baker is listed as a quarterback, it's his legs that make him a dangerous weapon. He ran for three touchdowns last Friday in a 28-17 victory against Liberty North — a game in which Staley trailed 17-0 deep into the third quarter. Baker leads the Falcons with five touchdown runs this season.

| Sam McDowell, smcdowell@kcstar.com

Kansas: Miles Alexander

SCHOOL: Blue Valley Northwest

YEAR: Senior

Alexander helped deliver BV Northwest's first victory of the season by scoring four of the team's five touchdowns in a 34-26 victory against Mill Valley. Alexander, the Eastern Kansas League's top returning rusher, scored on touchdowns of 13, 10 and 3 yards, and also a 1-yarder.

| Kathleen Gier, kgier@kcstar.com