The Drive For Five – Week 8 Mr. Football Award Power RankingsFootball  |
1. Cody White – Walled Lake Western
After tallying 40 yards receiving in the first half of Friday’s win, White stepped in at quarterback for an injured John Tracy and orchestrated two scoring drives to lead the Warriors past Walled Lake Northern to stay unbeaten. White finished with 78 rushing yards to go along with his 40 yards rushing and was also 1-of-2 passing for 25 yards.
2. Kalil Pimpleton – Muskegon
Pimpleton’s versatility was on display once again in Muskegon’s 49-7 win over Kenowa Hills on Friday night as the senior was 3-of-7 passing for 50 yards and two touchdowns and also racked up 185 yards, including a 55 yard touchdown scamper, on 10 carries as well.
3. Ambry Thomas – Detroit King
In a game where King struggled to get past East English Village Prep, Thomas came up big when it mattered most. With King holding a narrow 39-37 lead with just over a minute left to play, Thomas sealed the win for the Crusaders with a 30-yard interception returned for a touchdown. Thomas also had a kickoff return for a touchdown with King trailing in the third quarter as well.
4. Donovan Peoples-Jones – Cass Tech
Peoples-Jones isn’t having the biggest statistical season in 2016, but his impact goes well beyond the stat sheet. Every time he steps out onto the field, Peoples-Jones is, without question, the best player and opposing teams have to take that into account, whether he’s on offense, defense or special teams, the opposition has to be aware of where Peoples-Jones is on the field at all times.
5. Tariq Reid – Davison
A big time performance in Week 7 as Reid rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns, leading Davison to a 28-7 win over Lapeer as the Cardinals improved to 7-0 on the 2016 season. Reid has been a workhorse all season long for Davison and keeps getting stronger and stronger as the season goes on.Tweet