Emporia athlete Jerel Morrow is the top player in the state of Kansas and has proved it so far this year. Heading into this past weekend's game, the 6-foot, 180-pound two-way standout had caught eight passes for 259 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, he had only been thrown at four times and tallied an interception with three pass breakups. Emporia is currently ranked as the No. 2 team in Class 5A thanks in large part to his efforts.