Allstate Sugar Bowl announces latest Manning Award Futures

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Manning Futures

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, 9/20/22:

Christopher “Jetta” Armstrong, John F. Kennedy (20-of-30, 353 total yards, 2 TDs)

Armstrong also ran eight times for 50 yards in a 14-0 win over St. Amant.

Amaré Cooper, St. Augustine (13-of-21, 250 yards, 2 TDs)

Trailing 17-3 at the half, Cooper connected on a 17-yard TD pass to bring the Purple Knights to life, then connected on a 43-yard TD strike late in the fourth quarter to lift them to a 24-20 win that snapped Zachary’s 17-game win streak.

Arch Manning, Newman (21-of-36, 405 total yards, 5 TDs)

Trailing 32-14 at the half, Manning led the Greenies to five third-quarter touchdowns, including a 35-yard scoring run, as they came from behind to defeat Benton, 54-52.

AJ Samuel, Edna Karr (12-of-19, 320 yards, 2 TDs)

Samuel, who connected on TD passes of 73 yards and 45 yards, led the Cougars to 663 yards of offense as they cruised to a 67-20 victory over rival Warren Easton.

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

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