Bray, who led the Vikings to a 13-0 record, the section's Division IV title and a state No. 3 ranking in the division, was also among seven finalists for Cal-Hi's Mr. Football State Player of the Year. It went to Mission Bay-San Diego quarterback Dillon Baxter, who rushed for 2,974 yards and set a state record with 79 total touchdowns.
The Small Schools award was Kingsburg's first in football on the state level since Johnny Baker was recognized for Medium Schools in 1927.
Quite an accomplishment for a guy who didn't play for a football factory in a state loaded with such schools. His high school career ended with 85 touchdown passes and 7,759 yards. The only downside is that he's not currently available to accept the award; he's too busy preparing to compete for the starting job at the University of Tennessee.