Allstate Sugar Bowl announces Manning Award Futures for Week Two

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Four NOLA Area QBs Spotlighted by the Sugar Bowl

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.

The recognition is entitled “Futures” as these high school stars are potential future candidates for the Manning Award, which recognizes the top collegiate quarterback in the nation on an annual basis. It was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.

The Sugar Bowl has had the opportunity to recognize 63 quarterbacks from 38 different high schools since the honor’s inception in 2020.

Manning Award Futures – High School QBs of the Week, 9/12/23:

Cole Canatella, Holy Cross (12-of-17, 210 yards, 4 TDs)
Canatella led the Tigers to an early 21-0 advantage and then connected on a 25-yard TD pass on a third-and-9 play late in the fourth quarter to clinch a 49-27 win over De La Salle at Tad Gormley Stadium.

Ethan Couvillon, Chalmette (13-of-21, 243 yards, 3 total TDs)
Couvillion had another strong performance, tallying the third-most passing yards in school history as the Owls held off Lakeshore, 24-22.

Greg Donaldson, Warren Easton (277 total yards, 5 TDs)
Donaldson was dominant as he led the Eagles to scores on four of their first five possessions in a 49-26 victory over Catholic-Baton Rouge at Memorial Stadium.

Dawson Simmons, St. Augustine (14-of-23, 245 yards, 5 TDs)
Simmons connected with star receiver Josh Jackson three times for TDs as he led the Purple Knights to a 40-0 win over L.B. Landry at Morris F.X. Jeff Sr. Stadium.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 103 Hall of Fame players, 52 Hall of Fame coaches and 21 Heisman Trophy winners in its 89-year history. The 90th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, which will double as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, is scheduled to be played on January 1, 2024. 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 nearly $2.4 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit

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