On The Dotte: Don’t Forget About The Koch

Kansas City High School Sports coverage
Logan Koch (Mill Valley)

by David Brox, davidbrox@shukc.com

Logan Koch has cemented his position in my opinion as one of the top football players I have covered the last 5 seasons.  A lot of due credit has been given to stars like Ben Hecht and Christian Jegen who have secured D1 offers for their talents.  Koch quietly continues to make play after play like he has his entire career.  Koch has played 28 high school games, 15 of those he has rushed for over 100 yards and 3 of those 15 saw him go over 200 yards in a game.  397 carries for 2937 yards with 40 TD’s needs to soak in for a minute.

We went to broadcast the Lansing vs Mill Valley game in November 1st, 2013.  Khalil Bailey had captured the interest of the entire city as he pursued the state of Kansas receiving yardage mark.  I remember struggling to pronounce Logan’s last name as he ran around the field like Michael Vick on a game of Madden.  10 carries 281 yards and 6 TD’s was his final line from the game as Mill Valley won 68-8.

It was Koch’s first full year at QB and he mostly ran the football only attempting 22 passes the entire season.  It was evident then and even into his junior year that he was learning how to be a QB and throw the ball effectively.  He was obviously a talented runner but his evolution as a throwing QB tells the whole story of this young football player.  His career numbers as of today are 147 of 259 for 2114 yards 24 TD’s and 8 INT’s.  What is most impressive about this part of his game is that while learning on the job his competition level rose exponentially.  Koch evolved as a passer against Derby, Staley and St. Thomas Aquinas.

I don’t speak up for awards often but Logan Koch will have the numbers to be in the conversation for the Simone Award.  I don’t much care about Koch’s size and who is or isn’t recruiting him because he has piled up numbers that will rival anyone in the metro.  He has at least 4 games remaining in his career and possibly a playoff run to improve his season totals of 57 of 96 for 804 yards, 10 TD’s, 2 INT’s, 63 carries for 386 yards and 5 TD’s.  What everyone must realize is that the hard part of the schedule is behind him, “The Koch” is just about to start eating.  At present pace he will near 6000 total yards and 70 TD’s for his high school career.

Check out Logan’s highlights from the first 5 games.

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