Manning Award Futures, 2021

The Allstate Sugar Bowl is continuing with its Manning Award Futures program for 2021. The Futures initiative was created in 2020 to recognize outstanding area high school quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Each Monday, four area quarterbacks are recognized as “Manning Award Futures” with fans having the opportunity to go to Twitter (@SugarBowlNola) to vote for their favorite performance of the week.

The Sugar Bowl had the opportunity to recognize 40 NOLA area high school quarterbacks during 10 weeks of the 2020 high school football season. Fans voted 13,174 times for their favorites through weekly Twitter polls with nine different quarterbacks being winning the vote counts – one QB repeated for a second win to close the season.

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. For the past decade, the Sugar Bowl and the Manning Award have recognized top collegiate quarterbacks on a weekly basis.

“Given the Sugar Bowl’s long-standing support of high school athletics in the state, we felt this was a natural,” said Bowl CEO Jeff Hundley.  “There are so many great performances by high school quarterbacks in the New Orleans area each week that deserve recognition.  Our partnership with the Manning family on the collegiate award has been special, and we think the Manning Award Futures can grow into something special as well.  It should be fun.”

Manning Award Futures, 10/11/21:
Jack Buell, Northshore High School
Anochee Davis, G.W. Carver High School
Jack Larriviere, Jesuit High School
D’Wanye Winfield, Lutcher High School*

Manning Award Futures, 10/4/21:
Luke Guidry, Slidell High School
Jack Larriviere, Jesuit High School*
Arthur Oliver, East Jefferson High School
AJ Samuel, Edna Karr High School

Manning Award Futures, 9/27/21:
Jai Eugene, Jr., Destrehan High School
Royal Falgout, John Ehret High School
Jaden McCall, Lakeshore High School*
Ray Ruffin, Helen Cox High School

Manning Award Futures, 9/20/21:
Jack Buell, Northshore High School
Cole Canatella, Holy Cross School*
Arch Manning, Isidore Newman School
Damyren Washington, Booker T. Washington High School

* Winner of Twitter Voting

Manning Award Futures, 2020