The Jayhawk Conference announced Tuesday that former Fort Walton Beach High School quarterback Luke Barnes of Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College is the league’s first Offensive Player of the Week.
Barnes broke several of Heisman Trophy winner Danny Weurffel’s passing records at Fort Walton Beach.
In his first game as a Blue Dragon, Barnes threw five touchdowns and a school-record 459 yards and also scored a rushing touchdown in 10th-ranked Hutchinson’s season-opening 58-26 win against No. 17 Coffeyville. He completed 28 of 38 passes without an interception.
Greg Meinzer set the Blue Dragons’ previous record of 443 yards in 2005 against Dodge City.
Barnes transferred to Hutchinson from Troy University.
Winning conference player of the week honors makes Barnes eligible for National Junior College Athletics Association national honors, to be announced Wednesday.