Oak Ridge High School senior Herbert Booker, who plays quarterback and cornerback, is a finalist for the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award.
Booker is one of three finalists in Division I Class 5A. The other two are Deshawn Page of Fulton High School and Cade Larkins of David Crockett High School.
The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards will be presented to the top football players in nine classifications of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association on Sunday, November 25, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. For the 17th consecutive year, the top kicker in the state will be recognized with a Mr. Football Award, regardless of classification.
Five semifinalists in each classification, including Booker, were announced on November 2. There are six classifications in Division I and three in Division II.
Three finalists for each category were announced by Mike Keith on the Titans website on Monday afternoon. Those three finalists for each award will be invited to attend the awards dinner at Nissan Stadium, where the winner of each award will be announced, a press release said.
A committee of statewide sports writers selected winners based on performance in the 2018 regular season, the press release said. Academics and character were also taken into consideration. High school head coaches and members of the media nominated the finalists, the release said.
“We are very appreciative of the Tennessee Titans for their continued support of these awards,” stated Bernard Childress, executive director of the TSSAA. “Having the awards presented at Nissan Stadium will provide a very special atmosphere for these outstanding student-athletes.”
This is the 34th year that the Mr. Football Awards have been presented to Tennessee’s best high school football players. A Mr. Football trophy will be presented to the winners of each category. A Mr. Football plaque will be presented to the other two finalists in each category. The other semi-finalists will each receive a certificate.
More than 400 people, including the 30 finalists, their families, coaches, school administrators, and members of the media from all parts of the state, are expected to attend the 2018 dinner, the press release said.
Mike Keith, play-by-play voice of the Tennessee Titans, will emcee the awards presentation. A live videostream of the awards will be provided at www.titansonline.com.
2018 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Finalists
|Division I Class 1A||Division I Class 6A|
Greenback High School
Lake County High School
Cornersville High School
Oakland High School
Independence High School
Cane Ridge High School
|Division I Class 2A||Division II Class A|
Waverly Central High School
Meigs County High School
Rube Scott Rhea
|Division I Class 3A||Division II Class AA|
Fairview High School
Alcoa High School
Pearl Cohn High School
Lausanne Collegiate School
Christ Presbyterian Academy
Notre Dame High School
|Division I Class 4A||Division II Class AAA|
Greeneville High School
Maplewood High School
Anderson County High School
Memphis University School
Christian Brothers High School
Briarcrest Christian School
|Division I Class 5A||Kicker of the Year|
Oak Ridge High School
David Crockett High School
Fulton High School
Eat Hamilton High School
Oakland High School
Rossview High School
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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