LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – With the high school football state championships done in Kentucky and the record books etched for 2021, it’s time to hand out some hardware.

Lexington Christian Academy running back Xavier Brown won the Gatorade Kentucky player of the year award earlier this week after a huge season for the Eagles. The Virginia-commit racked up 1,445 rushing yards on over 100 carries, scoring 21 touchdowns and adding 385 receiving yards.

Another huge honor has yet to be announced with the Kentucky Football Coaches Association Mr. Football award. The finalists were announced Wednesday.

Brown is a finalist along with a pair of stars from the Boyle Co. team that just wrapped up its second-straight state championship. Cole Lanter was a dynamic threat for the Rebels this season at wide receiver, defensive back and punt returner. Jagger Gillis was another explosive offensive option and grabbed a finalist spot.

Lanter, a Kentucky football commit, finished with 78 receptions and 21 receiving touchdowns, both top in the state. His 1,288 receiving yards finished second in the state and also came up with three interceptions on defense and two punt return scores.

Frederick Douglass star Dane Key is another one of the 11 finalists. He joins Brown with already taking home a state-wide honor, winning the Paul Hornung award.

The winner is set to be announced later this month. The Associated Press Mr. Football award, voted by the media, is also awaiting an announcement.