Stout Named Gatorade Player of the Year

Friday morning, Pierre Governor Quarterback Garrett Stout was named as the South Dakota Gatorade Player of the Year in Football. Each of the 50 states along with the District of Columbia receive a player of the year sponsored by Gatorade. This is the first time since 2016-2017 a Pierre athlete was named a player of the year, Joana Zanin was the girls soccer player of the year and only the second time in school history a football player received the honor. Quincy Christie won the award in 2006. Stout passed for 2,446 yards and 38 touchdowns this past season, leading the Governors to the Class 11AA state championship for the third straight year. He completed 150 of 231 passes with just three interceptions, while also rushing for 1,564 yards and 23 touchdowns on 128 carries.

Head Coach Steve Steele had high praise for Stout to win the honor…

Stout shared how received the news…

Steele talked about what this means for the football team as a whole as well…

Stout receives the opportunity to donate $1000 to a sports charity and he says he hasn’t picked it out yet but has an idea…

Stout is the tenth player to be awarded the Gatorade Player of the Year at Riggs High School.