QB Hill plans to follow Manziel
high school football in Texas. He was eligible for the honor after being named the offensive player of the year on the Class 5A all-state team.
The son of former major league pitcher Ken Hill threw for 2,291 yards and 20 touchdowns during the regular season. He had 905 yards rushing and 20 more scores.
Carroll lost to DeSoto 49-45 in the state quarterfinals when Hill was stopped three times at the goal line in the final seconds. He already had five touchdowns in the game.
A year earlier, Hill led Carroll to the Class 5A Division I title with a 3629 victory against Fort Bend Hightower. It was Carroll’s eighth state championship.
“It was a great ride,” Hill said. “I’m honored to say I was a quarterback at Southlake Carroll.”
Hill became the starter the fourth game of his sophomore season and had a three-year record of 36-5.
He had 11,375 career total yards and 131 touchdowns — 67 passing and 64 rushing.
“Kenny really relished the role of leader, he really relished the role of quarterback, he really relished the role of the game being on his shoulders,” Carroll coach Hal Wasson said. “I think that’s what made him special.”
It didn’t take Wasson long to notice the difference after they put Hill on the field as a sophomore.
Cedar Park’s Trever Spohrer (right) and Thomas Hutchings tackle Lancaster’s Demarcus Ayers during their UIL Class 4A, Division I state title game at Cowboys Stadium on Friday night. See for results.