Crest’s Barker takes top offensive honor

Crest High School's Holden Barker is the Iola Register offensive player of the year after rushing for more than 2,000 yards.

Barker also goes to welding classes early in the morning before going to Crest



November 12, 2021 - 3:27 PM

COLONY — There were a lot of good offensive seasons on the gridiron locally. One topped them all. Crest High School running back Holden Barker was one of two players in Kansas to top the 2,000-rushing yard mark this season. Barker ran for 2,071 yards and 36 touchdowns. 

“It all starts in the weight room during the summer,” Barker said. “That’s when we prepare for the season. I couldn’t do it without the team I have behind me. The team works hard in practice and doesn’t take breaks.”

Barker, a junior, averaged 9.7 yards per carry. Barker almost gains a first down every time he touches the ball.

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