Carter Putz has been snubbed for virtually every award and all-state teams in Kansas.
The Bishop Miege junior quarterback was left off of the all-state team by the Wichita Eagle and the all-metro team by the Kansas City Star. Putz wasn’t only absent from the first team, but also the second team if there was one.
Putz put up video game numbers throwing the ball as he completed 71.4 percent of his passes (167-for-234) for 3,264 yards and 50 touchdowns. Last year Putz threw for 3,187 yards and 36 touchdowns while completing 69.1 percent of his passes.
What does a guy have to do to earn some hardware?
Well, Gatorade took notice as Putz was named the Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year. He is now a finalist for the national award.
The Kansas Football Coaches Association omitted Putz’s name from the Class 4A-I all-state team in favor of Basehor-Linwood’s Justin Phillips. (Note: Miege defeated Basehor-Linwood 52-0 in the semifinals).
Putz was a finalist for the Frank Fontana Award given to the best small class player (KS 4-1A, MO 4-1) in the metro, but that award was given to Anthony Pritzel of Kearney, who completed 150 of 249 (60.2 percent) passes for 2,457 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also ran for 975 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns.