Posted On: 09/7/20 12:50 PM

As with most state player of the year accolades, a lot will have to do with the team’s success, and how deep they go in the playoffs. That said as a few of the athletes referenced here earned conference POY honors last season which also carries weight.

With Oregon’s season up in the air we don’t know exactly which athletes will play elsewhere or forgo their senior season and early enroll. There are a host of variables yet to be determined, but if the season was to start today this is who I would have as my projected player of the year finalists.


Gavin HainesGavinHaines6'1" | RBWest Linn | 2021StateOR 6-0 200 RB 21’ West Linn HS- We have talked about Haines a lot over the last few months and rightfully so. His 2000+ yards and 24 TDs, along with his teams projected #1 ranking make him a prime candidate for POY honors state wide. For Gavin it will come down to remaining healthy while rarely leaving the field as he is a standout on defense as well. Regardless he is the real deal.

Damir CollinsDamirCollins5'9" | RBJefferson | 2021StateOR 5-9 190 RB 21’ Jefferson HS- Damir is a great kid and an exceptional

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