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

Brown is in his 4th season as a Starting QB in the MHSAA ranks, after transferring in from Catholic Central. He has compiled a 21-1 record as a starter for the Eagles so far, and scored an amazing 37 touchdowns so far this season.

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. Martinez is a big reason for the Big Reds 9-0 regular season, and shattered Big Red rushing record in Week 8 with 352 yards and 6 scores.

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. The Panthers finished 8-1, and McKinney was a big part of that, making plays in all three facets of the game.

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. Finn has led the Crusaders to a 7-2 regular season mark with a total of 31 touchdowns.

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. Van Dyke has led the Panthers to a 6-3 season and playoff berth, for the 2nd straight season.

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.  Mangham looks to continue to lead the way in the playoffs for the 9-0 Technicians. 

Julian Barnett

Julian Barnett

Belleville  | Senior - WR/DB

Julian Barnett is a 6'2 189 pound Under Armour All American athlete who does a bit of everything for the Belleville Tigers. He has picked up 6 touchdown reception in 2018, 3 rushing touchdowns, 2 touchdowns on kick returns, and numerous tackles, pass breakups, an interception and a sack on defense. Barnett will be taking his talents to Michigan State in the fall.

Roderick Heard

Roderick Heard

Farmington Hills Harrison  | Senior - RB/CB

Heard is another player that seems to get the job done all over the field. He has rushed for well over 1200 yards with 19 scores, notched 2 receiving scores, a kickoff return for a score, and numerous plays on the defensive side of the ball. Heard will be taking his talents to Northwestern in the fall.

Sincer'e Dent

Sincer'e Dent

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

Dent has averaged almost 10 yards a carry, and picked up 17 scores in leading the Sailors to an 8-1 regular season mark. While the running numbers seem to get a lot of the attention, he has also been a force on the defensive side of the ball as well, making tackles, interceptions, and even blocking a field goal attempt.

Steven Walker

Steven Walker

Canton  | Running Back - Senior

Walker has led the Chiefs to a 6-3 regular season mark behind his amazing 24 totals touchdowns, and over 2000 yards rushing on the season. In the Chiefs 48-29 victory over Howell in week 7, Walker had 19 carries for 377 yards and 5 scores alone.