Jayden Benway’s efforts during the state championship football season were special. The Altus Bulldogs counted on Benway to make plays on every snap on both sides of the ball.
Benway seemed to shine in the biggest moments of the biggest games. Benway engineered an offense that not only set almost every school record but also helped to prop ell the Bulldogs to the state championship. His efforts on offense are memorable and overshadowed by his dominance on defense. His 15 interceptions led all of Oklahoma by five and was second in the nation.
Benway was named to the 1st team All-State defense and will now play in the All-State game with teammate Taven Birdow in July.
Jayden’s defensive efforts have now garnered national attention. MaxPreps, a hub of all things involving high school sports has named Benway to their All-American second team defense.
In a letter sent to Benway by MaxPreps, it mentions that Benway is among over 1 million high school football players. Considering the very elite status of making their All-American list, Benway is in a group of .oooo16 of all eligible players.
That translates to a percentage of one ten-thousandth of one percent (1/10,000 of 1%) of high school players make the list.
Congratulations Jayden. This is a very impressive award.
Reach Brad Gilbert@482-1221 ext. 2076