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Brady Drogosh wins 2022 STATE CHAMPS! Mr. Football Award presented by Hungry Howie’s

By: SCOTT BURNSTEIN, December 6, 2022, 10:45 am

Southfield — The STATE CHAMPS! Sports Network is proud to announce that Warren De La Salle senior quarterback Brady Drogosh is the winner of the 2022 STATE CHAMPS! Mr. Football Award presented by Hungry Howie’s.  He is the fifteenth recipient of the award, which was first handed out back in 2008.

Drogosh beat out other finalists, Detroit King senior quarterback Dante Moore (Oregon), Caledonia senior quarterback Mason McKenzie and Dexter senior tailback Cole Cabana (Michigan), for the honor. Last month, the dynamic 6-foot-5 dual-threat, who is committed to Cincinnati, led his Pilots team to a second straight Division 2 state championship.

In the state finals, a 52-13 trouncing of Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central, Drogosh threw for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns and rushed for 152 yards and 3 touchdowns to cap a magnificent career under center heading the Pilots offense and becoming an all-time MHSAA and CHSL great in the process.

Moore, one of the highest-recruited players in the nation’s Class of 2023, won Mr. Football last year. Like Drogosh, Moore took his King Crusaders club to a repeat state title at Ford Field in November (King topped Muskegon 56-27 in the Division 3 state finals).

Drogosh earned the starting quarterback duties towards the end of his sophomore campaign in 2020 and took De La Salle on an unexpected run into the state finals, where they fell to Muskegon Mona Shores. He never lost again at Ford Field. During the team’s 41-14 routing of Traverse City Central in the 2021 state championship game, Drogosh passed for 141 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran for another 177 yards and one trip into the end zone for good measure.

Finishing 32-2 as a starter, Drogosh decimated the Pilots record book at his position. This season, he accounted for 2,566 passing yards and 35 touchdowns and 1,345 yards rushing and 20 scores on the ground.

“Brady has what it takes to be a champion in every sense of the word,” De La Salle head coach Dan Rohn said. “The kid wins his second state title in a row and he’s working out at 6 in the morning to start off the week, already preparing for what he’s got to do at the next level. That’s commitment. That’s the drive and will of a winner in any sport.”