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First Baptist Academy's Jonah Bueltel, 17, is this year's offensive football player of the year. The rookie quarterback took over the role after playing wide receiver/defensive back the past three years. In doing so, he helped lead his team to the Class 2A semifinal game. The first playoff birth in the school's four year history. Bueltel hopes to receive a football scholarship to Colgate, Taylor, Brown or Samford Universities studying Business.  'The biggest lesson learned is how to lead -- you're the one in charge,' Bueltel said. 'You just know you gotta go out there and perform because it's more on you because you're getting the ball every play. You just gotta win.'

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Corey Perrine/Staff Photo Illustration First Baptist Academy's Jonah Bueltel, 17, is this year's offensive football player of the year. The rookie quarterback took over the role after playing wide receiver/defensive back the past three years. In doing so, he helped lead his team to the Class 2A semifinal game. The first playoff birth in the school's four year history. Bueltel hopes to receive a football scholarship to Colgate, Taylor, Brown or Samford Universities studying Business. "The biggest lesson learned is how to lead -- you're the one in charge," Bueltel said. "You just know you gotta go out there and perform because it's more on you because you're getting the ball every play. You just gotta win."

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