Erie-Prophetstown senior quarterback Kolby Franks accounted for more than 2,500 yards of offense and 33 total touchdowns this season with his arm and legs, and led the Panthers to the first conference crown and just the second playoff victory in co-op history. He is the 2021 SVM Football Player of the Year.

Erie-Prophetstown won its first postseason game in eight seasons on Saturday afternoon, opening the Class 2A playoffs with a 56-20 rout of Clifton Central, as E-P senior quarterback Kolby Franks ran for four touchdowns and passed for two more.