CONTESTS & PROMOS

Michigan Mr. Football Contest 2018!

Michigan Mr. Football Contest 2018!

Thanks To Hungry Howies for their continued support of High School Athletics and Academics and for sponsoring the Mr. Football 2018 Contest!

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL??  Voting for the 2018 Michigan High School Mr. Football contest - sponsored by Hungry Howies – is On!

The Contest will work as it has for years: to vote, please select the candidate that you believe is having the best year in Michigan High School Football, just enter your email, and cast your vote!! 

A confirmation email will be sent to you with a link to cast your vote - please note that your vote will not be counted until you click the link emailed to you!  By voting in the Mr. Football 2018 contest and supplying your email, you agree to allow State Champs! Network and its affiliates to update you via email about news, sports events and special offers. 

Unlike any other state-wide award, this is the only one that allows the Michigan fans to weigh in! However, winning the popular vote does not make you the contest winner - the winner of the online vote is automatically entered into the Final Four, and their chances of winning is increased by 20%.

The criteria that will be used to select the 2018 Mr. Football champion will be:

30% -  Performance Throughout Season
20% -  Level of Competition
20% -  Online Vote
15% -  Big Game Performance
10% -  Team Success
 5% -   Highly Recruited Athlete

Please also check out our WATCH LIST of players who are closest to being added to the contest based on their current performance! Click here:  Mr. Football 2018! - "Watch List"

Throughout the season, we will be updating player statistics and adding new candidates into the contest as their actual play and performance merits, with a goal of keeping the ten best players on the board. In mid-November we will close online voting and select our final four candidates.  The final award selection and presentation will take place in December with all of our friends at Hungry Howies!

Please check out the State Champs! High School Sports Show every Sunday morning at 9am on Fox Sports Detroit for the latest updates on the contest!

And finally, while you are totally enjoying the Fall Sports Season - don't forget to grab a few friends and a few pies from Hungry Howies - Home of the Original Flavored Crust Pizza!!!

 

Which player do YOU think is having the best year in Michigan High School Football?


Austin Brown - Madison Heights Madison - QB

Austin Brown - Madison Heights Madison - QB

Madison Heights Madison  | Senior - QB

Now in his 4th year as a Starting QB in the MHSAA ranks, with his first 2 seasons as the starter at Catholic Central, The Eagles are off to a great start, led by QB Austin Brown, who has put up 5 passing scores and 6 rushing scores already in the young season. A 3 sports athlete (Football, Basketball and Baseball), Brown recently committed to Marshall for baseball, with the opportunity to try out as a walk-on for the Thundering Herd football team.

Cameron Martinez

Cameron Martinez

Muskegon  | Junior - Quarterback

A 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete with a handful of Division I offers, Martinez makes plays with his feet in Muskegon’s veer option, stepping right into the shoes of last year’s Mr. Football, La’Darius Jefferson. The Big Reds are off to a 3-0 start, and Martinez has led the way. with 293 yards rushing and five touchdowns in a Week 1 win over defending D2 champion Warren De La Salle, and 154 yards and two TDs in a Week 2 win over then-No. 3 Detroit King.  After falling behind 21-7 to East Grand Rapids in Week 3, Martinez led the Big Reds to 49-21 victory with 2 rushing scores and a passing score along the way.

Daraun McKinney

Daraun McKinney

River Rouge  | Senior - DB / Multi-position

McKinney is a triple threat on the field as a record breaking kick and punt returner, cornerback, and as a speed back out of the offensive backfield. The 5'10 170 pound McKinney is committed to Northern Illinois in 2019. Despite falling to Cass Tech 40-7 early in the season, McKinney flashed his athleticism in all three phases of the game and it nearly led to a pair of touchdowns.  The Panthers are off to a 2-1 start, and are being led by the explosive McKinney all over the field. McKinney's electrifying 55 yards scamper against Cass Tech is must-see for prep football fans.

Dequan Finn

Dequan Finn

Detroit Martin Luther King  | Senior - Quarterback

A 6'1 190 pound dual threat quarterback, Finn has already done a lot of winning so far in his career, including a Division 2 title in 2016 and a PSL Championship in 2017. Finn is committed to Central Michigan in 2019. The Crusaders are off to a 2-1 start, and being led by the dual-threat Finn, who put up 6 combined touchdowns against East St Louis, and 3 combined against Muskegon. Finn had a monster game against East St. Louis 52-38, running for 269 yards and three touchdowns on 15 carries.  He also threw three touchdowns. 

Dwan Mathis

Dwan Mathis

Oak Park  | Senior - Quarterback

At 6'5 and 195 pounds, Mathis is a dynamic athlete that can hurt you with his arm and his legs. Mathis is committed to Ohio State in 2019. The Knights are off to a quick 3-0 start, and Mathis has led the way. Oak Park beat Utica Eisenhower 31-13 and Mathis went 9-for-14 for 70 yards and had three total touchdowns.  His quarterback sneak late in the fourth quarter capped the Knights scoring. In a big victory over Harrison, Mathis threw for two scores and had an interception on the defensive side of ball late in the contest.

Isaac Van Dyke

Isaac Van Dyke

Holland West Ottawa  | Senior - QB

At 6'1 and 200 pounds, Van Dyke has the arm, and legs, to hurt you with both the pass and the run. His poise and leadership has allowed him to show the propensity to make big plays in crunch time. Holland West Ottawa is off to a 3-0 start. Van Dyke scored 5 times on the ground in a double-OT win over Forest Hills Central, and had 3 passing and 3 rushing scores, including the game winning run with 20 seconds left, in a win at Rockford.

Jaren Mangham

Jaren Mangham

Detroit Cass Tech  | Senior - Running Back

A versatile athlete at 6'2 and 210 pounds, Mangham can also play linebacker and safety, though he calls himself a running back at heart. Mangham is committed to Colorado for 2019. The Technicians are 3-0 to start the 2018 campaign, and got a big PSL opening win over Henry Ford in Week 3, as Mangham scored on a dazzling 65 yard run to lead the way. Cass Tech also beat Rivero Rouge 40-7 in early season action and Mangham carried the ball seven times for 80 yards, scoring two TD's. 

Roderick Heard

Roderick Heard

Farmington Hills Harrison  | Senior - RB/CB

Heard is a dual threat on both sides of the ball after rushing for over 1500 yards and 26 scores and breaking up 9 passes last year. The 5'10 170 pound senior is committed to Northwestern in 2019. The Hawks are 2-1 to start the year, and Heard is making plays all over the field, including an explosive kickoff return for a score against Oak Park in Week 3. Heard also rushed for 112 yards and two TD’s, plus 44 yards receiving another TD against Troy Athens.

Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

Walled Lake Western  | Senior - Quarterback

A 6'4 194 pound pro-style quarterback, Johnson looks to build on a fantastic junior campaign that say him pass for over 2100 yards with 23 scores. Johnson is committed to Boston College in 2019. The Warriors have started 2-1 on the 2018 campaign, and Johnson is leading an offense that has averaged just over 28 points a game through the air and on the ground. In WL Western’s 28-7 opening loss to Detroit CC, Johnson was 9-of-24 passing for 148 yards with two interceptions. In week 2, Sam was able to pick apart the Milford defense by tossing three touchdowns on 8-for-14 passing while adding another touchdown on the ground on a 20-yard run.

Sincer'e Dent

Sincer'e Dent

Mona Shores  | Senior - RB - 5'11, 217

Dent has been a force on both sides of the field, but it is his ability out of the backfield that has made people all over the state take note. In 4 games this season, Dent has 67 rushes for 784 yards, an average of just under 12 yards per carry, and has 12 touchdowns.