Allstate Sugar Bowl Announces This Week’s Manning Award Futures
NEW ORLEANS (October 5, 2021) – 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, 10/4/21:
Luke Guidry, Slidell High School (7-of-14, 205 yards, 2 TDs)
Trailing 35-14 with less than eight minutes to go, Guidry sparked a Tiger rally, connecting on an 80-yard TD, converting a 4th-and-8 play and throwing a 10-yard TD pass with under a minute to go as he led his team to 22 unanswered points in a 36-35 win over District 6-5A rival Mandeville.
Jack Larriviere, Jesuit High School (13-of-14, 242 total yards, 4 TDs)
Larriviere piled up huge stats, including a 96-yard TD connection from his own end zone, while only seeing one half of action in the Blue Jays’ 51-7 blowout victory over rival Holy Cross.
Arthur Oliver, East Jefferson High School (11-of-26, 420 total yards, 5 TDs)
Oliver, who connected on an 83-yard TD hook-up, passed for 318 yards and ran for 102 yards to key the Warrior offense in a 46-13 win over Bonnabel.
AJ Samuel, Edna Karr High School (17-of-24, 317 total yards, 2 TDs)
After trailing early, Samuel, who also rushed for 42 yards, would connect on 13 straight passes at one point to lead Edna Karr to a 56-14 victory over St. James.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 99 Hall of Fame players, 51 Hall of Fame coaches and 19 Heisman Trophy winners in its 87-year history. The 88th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, which will feature top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, is scheduled to be played on January 1, 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 $2.7 billion into the local economy in the last decade.