Reporting by WVUA 23’s Stu McCann

Alabama football signee Kristian Story was named the state’s Mr. Football for 2019.

Story finished his senior season with 57 total touchdowns. As Lanett’s starting quarterback, he passed for 38 touchdowns and ran for 19 more. Story was also started at safety on defense, which is expected to be the position he plays in college at Alabama.

“I’m just very excited. I think this is every player in the state’s dream, you know, to become Mr. Football,” Story said. “For it to become me, I just thank God for blessing me with this.

Story helped Lanett High School win the Class 1A State Title in December. He is the first Crimson Tide signee to win the award since 2011, when it was Daphne’s T.J. Yeldon. He is the first player from a Class 1A school to win Alabama’s Mr. Football award since 1983.

“We’ve always been told, as a small school, we would never have a chance for this award, because we’re at a small school. For me to do it, it does my heart good. And I know it will do the city good, for me to be from there. Just for it to come back to the city, I know what it does.”

Story was also named the Class 1A “Back of the Year.” Both awards are selected by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

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