Impact Player: Manny Barragan

barragan.jpgBy Ray Wolf

How does a player make an impact? If you’re Manny Barragan you rush for 1322 yards. That was the highest total in the Northern Athletic League, and ninth highest in the North Section. And, if you were Barragan you’d be first on the Yreka Miners football team in TDs scored (13), and third in the NAL.

Just for good measure, you’d also average 41.26 yards when you punted, and 29.09 yards when you returned a punt, as well as 22.36 yards on kickoff returns. Combine rushing yards, return yards, and receiving yards, and you’d be just shy of 2000 total yards.

And finally, if you were Barragan, you’d also be the place kicker, and you’d be second on the team in tackles.

Barragan’s performance this season has earned him an Impact Player Award. Congratulations

The Impact Player Award is given on a monthly basis and goes to Siskiyou County high school athletes, male or female, that have had a significant impact on the success of their team. I select the players based on my own observations, often in consultation with the player’s coaches.

bowen-ad-rev.jpgA total of four awards are given each month and are not school specific; they can go to a player at any school that Siskiyou Youth covers. Winners receive Impact T-shirts that were designed by Golden Grotto. The T-shirts and award are cosponsored by Siskiyou Youth and NorCal Classic Hits radio 102.3/101.7.

There are three more awards to given out this month….

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