Stanton Martin, junior quarterback for the Anderson County Mavericks, is a finalist for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award.
Martin had been named one of five semifinalists in Division I, Class 4A, earlier this month, on November 3.
The three finalists in each division and class were announced Monday by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association in Nashville. The finalists will be invited to attend an awards luncheon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Monday, November 27.
The three finalists remaining in Division I, Class 4A, are Martin, Cade Ballard of Greeneville High School, and Dontae Smith of Spring Hill High School.
Martin led Anderson County to its first undefeated regular season (10-0). Since then, the Mavericks have won their first two playoff games.
In the first 11 games, Martin had 168 completions in 260 passing attempts (65 percent), with 42 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and 2,930 yards. He averaged 267 yards passing per game.
Martin had 59 rushing attempts in the first 11 games with 725 yards gained and seven touchdowns. That’s an average of more than 60 yards per game.
Martin also has a 4.3 grade point average and scored a 27 on the ACT.
In their last game, a second-round Class 4A playoff game, the Mavericks beat Elizabethton 38-21 at Anderson County High School on Friday, November 10.
In that game, Martin completed 27 of 34 passes for 366 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 109 yards and a score. That’s a staggering 475 yards of total offense, according to the Johnson City Press.
“The Mavericks earned a quarterfinal berth at No. 1-ranked Greeneville in what will be a battle of undefeated teams and the top two ranked teams in the state,” the Johnson City Press said.
Martin and Ballard will meet in that highly anticipated matchup on Friday, November 17.
A committee of statewide sports writers selected Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award winners based on performance in the 2017 regular season, a press release said. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists.
There are nine TSSAA classifications. There are six classifications in Division I and three in Division II.
For the 16th consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr. Football Award, regardless of classification.
Mike Keith, play-by-play voice of the Tennessee Titans, will emcee the awards presentation on November 27. A live videostream of the awards will be provided at TitansOnline.com, the TSSAA said.
2017 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalists
|Division I Class 1A||Division I Class 6A|
Coalfield High School
Fayetteville High School
Huntingdon High School
Riverdale High School
Maryville High School
Germantown High School
|Division I Class 2A||Division II Class A|
Marion County High School
Waverly Central High School
Meigs County High School
Nashville Christian School
Nashville Christian School
|Division I Class 3A||Division II Class AA|
Raleigh Egypt High School
Fairview High School
Pearl Cohn High School
Webb School of Knoxville
Lausanne Collegiate School
Notre Dame High School
|Division I Class 4A||Division II Class AAA|
Greeneville High School
Anderson County High School
Spring Hill High School
Briarcrest Christian School
Christian Brothers High School
|Division I Class 5A||Kicker of the Year|
Summitt High School
Southwind High School
Knoxville Catholic High School
Bledsoe County High School
University School of Jackson
Oakland High School
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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