FORT BRANCH, Ind. (WEHT) Gibson Southern senior Chris Spear has made Home Team Friday history. He is the first kicker to ever win the MVP award.

Spear wins the week #13 MVP after making a game-winning 18 yard field goal in Gibson Southern’s 31-29 regional championship win over Lawrenceburg.

Spear received 54% of the over 9000 votes cast.

“I’ve had many teachers come to me and say I voted for you. And I know even one of the teachers made it their assignment to vote for me,” says Spear. “So there has been a lot of people who have been out there promoting me and voting for me.”

(This story was originally published on November 17, 2021)