The inaugural MIAA State Championship Football Tournament is winding down, with state semifinals being played this Friday and Saturday. That also means award season is just around the corner.
Here's what you can expect from our postseason awards schedule on our site over the next three weeks
Monday, Nov. 25
Mr. Football Award Finalists named
We unveil the five finalists for our prestigious "Mr. Football" award, given to the top overall player in Massachusetts, in a blog entry on Monday afternoon. Now in its fourth year, this year's "Mr. Football" winner will join the Everett's Matt Costello and Jonathan DiBiaso, and St. John's Prep's Alex Moore, among past recipients.
Coaches and administrators are invited to nominate players to either Brendan Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Scott Barboza (email@example.com).
Monday, Dec. 9
Mr. Football Award announced
The winner of our fourth-annual "Mr. Football" award will be presented before an upcoming New England Patriots home game.
Tuesday, Dec. 10
Final MIAA Top 25 Poll update
We will update our statewide MIAA Top 25 football poll for the final time in 2013 following the conclusion of state championships (per our policy, polls are never updated during a sport's postseason). To view the final regular season poll of 2013, CLICK HERE.
Again, coaches and administrators are invited to nominate players for our All-State Team by emailing Brendan Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Scott Barboza (email@example.com).
Thursday, Dec. 12
Top 10 Plays of the Year
From Johnathan Thomas' 107-yard pick-six to Cliff Kurker's amazing punt return, there were many memorable, highlight-reel feats accomplished by high school players this fall. We'll count down our top 10, with video, on this day.
Again, top play nominees can be sent to Brendan Hall (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Scott Barboza (email@example.com).
Friday, Dec. 13
Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Lineman of the Year
We will be unveiling our annual Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, as well as Lineman of the Year, to round out the awards announcements. Jersey presentations will take place at later dates.