The pre-season poll for Offensive Player of the Year is posted. There are a host of qualified candidates but much will depend on how their team fares in league play.
Airport's Jodeci Mays ran for over 1,600 yards and 22 touchdown's last season while leading the Jets to a 2nd place league finish. The elusive Mays will undoubtedly be the #1 weapon of first year coach Adam Barber.
Huron's Sterling Wilson ran for nearly 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns for the pass happy Chiefs. Look for Wilson's numbers to rise this year as the Huron will have to go with a first year quarterback.
Milan's Joe Dunn was a solid #2 ball carrier for the Big Reds last season. He still managed to rush for over 600 yards and 6 touchdowns for the playoff qualifying Big Reds.
Brian McCullough from Jefferson led the Bears in rushing last season with over 800 yards and 6 touchdowns. Look for those numbers to rise as the Bears field a better team this season.
Many may not have heard of SMCC's Jack Cusumano but he quietly fan for over 600 yards and 6 touchdowns as the Falcons 4th option in the backfield last year. Look for Cusumano to switch to QB this year while running the Falcons sneaky offensive attack.
Riverview's Ali Saad emerged midway through the season as a quick yet durable running back for coach Jeff Stergalas. Saad ran for over 800 yards and 10 touchdowns with 500 yards coming in the Bucs last three games.
Grosse Ile's Robbie White is the lone underclassman of the bunch. The Junior signal caller threw for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns as a Sophomore and will have one of the best receivers in southeast Michigan to throw to in Senior James Cameron.
There are some solid players to choose from and I undoubtledly left some other worthy players off of this list. I was careful to not mention two players from each team so the voting wouldn't be split. Others worthy of mention are Milan's Leo Pittman, Jefferson's Jake Sterling, Grosse Ile's Cameron and SMCC's Luke Yinger and Andrew Lamour.