Elkhorn’s Drew Christo is the Journal Star’s athlete of the year. Here’s a look at 12 other multi-sport standouts that shined in 2020-21.
Football: Omaha Public Schools decided to cancel fall sports because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Jackson stayed true to Burke instead of transferring outside of OPS to play. His recruiting stock grew nationally during the fall without playing a down, and the linebacker has narrowed his choices to five schools — Arizona State, Miami, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Texas A&M.
Track and field: Captured the all-class gold medal in both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, winning the Class A races in 10.57 seconds and :21.63, respectively.
Football: The first-team Super-State defensive lineman was a huge disruptive force with 32 tackles behind the line of scrimmage. The tackle on offense helped spur a Viking running game that averaged 259 yards per game.
Wrestling: Finished as the 285-pound Class B state champion with a 37-1 record.