Doty's Versatility Stands Out
Mike Motz, Sidney Sun-Telegraph
SIDNEY-- There were many worthy athletes this season that strapped on the pads and put it all out there on the gridiron, but none was so valuable to a team as senior Isak Doty was to the Red Raiders. Doty literally did it all for Sidney, on offense as quarterback and big-play rushing threat, on defense in the backfield, and on special teams as the punter and kicker. A four-year varsity standout, Doty led the Red Raiders to the playoffs, and their first semi-final round appearance since 1993. Always a big-play threat with his legs, this year his track-star speed was complemented with an effective passing game. Doty completed 86 of 142 passes for 1493 yards and 16 touchdowns. He rushed 204 times for 1532 yards and 19 touchdowns. He averaged over 127 yards a game rushing. He was solid in the kicking game, with a decent punting average and the ability to get the ball off quickly. He also excelled in extra point kicks, and was reliable as long as the snap placement was good. Doty's ability to throw and run gave opposing defenses fits, and regardless of the scheme against him, Doty had the knack of getting the ball upfield and breaking big plays. He also started and played in every game this season, with resilience and a determination to keep playing no matter how hard he was hit. Although C1 Football has a host of great players and athletes, Doty's performance clearly stood out and was above all others in the 2023 season.