Allstate Sugar Bowl announces first Manning Award Futures for 2022
Four Nola area QBs spotlighted by the Sugar Bowl; fans can vote for favorite on Twitter
NEW ORLEANS – The Allstate Sugar Bowl has announced this week’s Manning Award Futures – four local high school quarterbacks who turned in outstanding performances on the football field this past weekend. Fans now have the opportunity to go to Twitter (@SugarBowlNola) to vote for their favorite performance of the week.
The Manning Award, which recognizes the top collegiate quarterback in the nation on an annual basis, was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning
Manning Award Futures – High School QBs of the Week, 9/13/22:
Ayden Authement, St. Charles Catholic (10-of-15, 214 yards, 3 TDs)
Authement provided the only first-half points for the Comets with a 9-yard TD run, then in the second half, he connected on TD passes of 48 yards and 13 yards as St. Charles Catholic held off Lutcher, 21-20.
Amaré Cooper, St. Augustine (8-of-10, 213 yards, 3 TDs)
Cooper had long TD strikes of 42 yards, 65 yards and 30 yards in the first half as the Purple Knights jumped out early and maintained their advantage in a 35-0 win over L.B. Landry.
Arch Manning, Newman (19-of-22, 221 yards, 4 TDs)
Manning threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Greenies scored 28 of the second half’s first 34 points to break open a tight game on route to a 42-20 victory over Riverside.
Donovan Weilbaecher, Northshore (12-of-18, 309 yards, 4 TDs)
Weilbaecher and the Panthers turned in a dominant performance, tallying 523 yards in a 52-21 non-district victory crosstown rival Salmen.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 100 Hall of Fame players, 51 Hall of Fame coaches and 20 Heisman Trophy winners in its 88-year history. The 89th annual Sugar Bowl Classic is scheduled to be played on Saturday, December 31, 2022. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards, scholarships and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors thousands of student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.2 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit www.AllstateSugarBowl.org.
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