February 9, 2017
Mill Valley coach Joel Applebee and eight of his players were recognized for the Jaguars' back-to-back Class 5A state championships on Wednesday at the Kansas State Capitol Building during Wednesday's House of Representatives meeting. Front row (left to right): Junior Brody Flaming, senior Ben Hartman, head coach Joel Applebee and senior Joel Donn. Second row: Seniors DJ Graviette, Jack Bauer, Blaine Boudreaux. Third row: senior Keegan Zars.
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After having several players step up in big moments in nail-biting victories in the 2016 Class 5A semifinals and state championship game, the Mill Valley football team understands how important each and every Jaguar was in clinching their second straight state title. On Wednesday, Mill Valley football coach Joel Applebee and eight of his players were recognized for the team's efforts in another big venue, as they were honored at the Kansas State Capitol Building at the beginning of a House of Representatives meeting.