MONTGOMERY — Lanett quarterback Kristian Story, a University of Alabama signee, was named the state’s Mr. Football on Wednesday.
Mr. Football and the state’s other major high school football award winners were named at a luncheon banquet sponsored by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association. It was held at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center.
The awards are named by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.
A few other Alabama signees from the 2020 signing class were honored. Demouy Kennedy of Theodore was the Class 7A Lineman of the Year and was selected to the Super All-State team.
Jackson Bratton of Muscle Shoals was the 6A Lineman of the Year and was named to the Super-All-State team. In 3A, Deontae Lawson of Mobile Christian, an Alabama commitment, was the Lineman of the Year.
Story ran for 1,036 yards and 15 touchdowns, and threw for 2,335 yards and 26 TDs this season, helping Lanett and coach Clifford Story win the AHSAA Class 1A championship and finish with a 14-0 record.
In his career, he set AHSAA records for total touchdowns and total yards.
Story’s 13,218 career yards broke the record of 12,497 set by last year’s Mr. Football, Pinson Valley’s Bo Nix. Story’s 175 total touchdowns also broke a record of Nix’s. Nix had 161.
Story’s 9,070 career passing yards rank eighth in AHSAA history and his 119 career touchdown passes are third.