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The Drive For Five - Five "Dark Horse" Candidates for the 2016 Mr. Football Award

Football   | Jeff Dullack

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1.    Kalil Pimpleton, Muskegon QB – After totaling over 2,000 yards of total offense as a junior in 2015, Pimpleton will enter his senior season in 2016 as a player to keep an eye on in the Mr. Football Award race. A true leader from the quarterback position and can make plays with his arm as well as his legs, the Big Reds’ senior signal caller could be right in the middle of next year’s Mr. Football Award Top 10.

2.    Rodney Hall, Cass Tech QB – The quarterback for one of the Mr. Football favorites next year, Hall will likely put up big time numbers throwing the ball as well as running the ball. After missing the final two games of the 2015 season, Hall will be poised for a big 2016 season.

3.    Jack Bush, Chelsea QB – After leading Chelsea to its first ever Division 3 state title game, the senior-to-be signal caller could put up even bigger and better numbers in 2016, with key receivers returning as the Bulldogs will look to return to Ford Field.

4.    Cody White, Walled Lake Western WR – After the 2015 Mr. Football Final Four featured four two-way players, White fits the bill of a star two-way player. A true play making wide receiver, White proved to be one of the best receivers in the state last season and also proved to be a top cover corner and should find himself in the middle of the race for next year’s Mr. Football Award.

5.    Jarius Grissom, Dearborn Heights Robichaud QB – Another quarterback who had a stellar 2015 season, Grissom is sure to put up more impressive numbers next fall and could very well be one of the 10 Mr. Football Candidates. Grissom proved he could do just about everything as a signal caller, throwing for almost 2,700 yards and rushing for more than 600 yards and 39 total touchdowns as a junior.