Contest & Promos

Michigan High School Anvil Award 2019!

Thanks to our great friends at Hungry Howies for their continued sponsorship of the 2019 Michigan Anvil Award Contest!

The Fan Voting portion of the 2019 Michigan Anvil Award sponsored by Hungry Howies and State Champs! has concluded.

Congratulations to our FINAL FOUR below and to the 2019 Michigan Anvil Award Champion – Cornell Wheeler of West Bloomfield!!

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Cornell Wheeler - WINNER!!

West Bloomfield | LB - 6'1" - Senior

Wheeler replaces former All-American teammate Lance Dixon (Penn State) as the Lakers’ linebacking representative in the top 10 in the state, but plays a contrasting style. Wheeler is a throwback, a true thumper at middle linebacker, a 6-foot-1, 222-pound intimidating presence in the middle of the defense.

Damon Payne

Belleville | DT — 6-foot-4 - Junior

Ranked as the top player in Michigan’s graduating class of 2021, the junior is considered among the best defensive tackles in the nation by most scouting services, and has racked up 32 offers, one from nearly every Big 10 school, and much of the Southeastern Conference (including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia and LSU). Through Week 7, Payne’s Belleville squad is unbeaten, pushing its regular-season win streak to 31 games, and ranked No. 2.

Giovanni El-Hadi

Sterling Heights Stevenson | OL - 6'6" - Junior

El-Hadi started as a freshman in the Macomb Area Conference’s Red Division, and held his own, then blossomed into a star as a sophomore, earning a boatload of recruiting attention, and picking Michigan. Now a junior, El-Hadi has that pairing that college line coaches drool over: Big, athletic frame, coupled with a nasty disposition, and an aggressive streak.

Rocco Spindler

Clarkston | OL/DL - 6'5" - Junior

Entering his third year as a two-way starter for Clarkston — the Wolves are 23-5 in his first two seasons, winning a D1 title by a point, and losing one by a point — Spindler is the son of former Detroit Lion defensive tackle Marc Spindler. The 6-foot-5, 285-pound junior played left tackle for the Wolves, book-ended with the Wolves’ other top line prospect, Garrett Dellinger, on both sides of the ball, before both had their seasons end with labrum injuries.