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Michigan High School Football Anvil Award Contest 2019!

This poll has ended (since 1 day).

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?? Voting for the 2019 Michigan High School Football Anvil Award - sponsored by Hungry Howies – is now CLOSED! The criteria that will be used to select the 2019 Mr. Football champion will be:

  • 30% - Performance Throughout Season
  • 20% - Level of Competition
  • 20% - Online Vote
  • 15%  - Big Game Performance
  • 10%  - Team Success
  •   5%  - Highly Recruited Athlete

Congratulations to ALL of our 2019 candidates and our FINAL FOUR below. The final award selection and presentation will take place in December with all of our friends at Hungry Howies!

Please check out the State Champs High School Sports Show every Sunday morning at 9am on Fox Sports Detroit for the latest updates on the contest! Or stream it on our You Tube channel at And finally, while you are totally enjoying the Fall Sports Season - don't forget to grab a few friends and a few pies from Hungry Howies - Home of the Original Flavored Crust Pizza!!!

Rocco Spindler

Clarkston | Jr., OL/DL - 6'5", 285 pounds

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.
Rocco Spindler
11,387 Votes

Damon Payne

Belleville | Jr., DT — 6-foot-4, 295 pounds

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.
Damon Payne
502 Votes

Giovanni El-Hadi

Sterling Heights Stevenson | Jr., OL - 6'6", 285 pounds. Commitment: Michigan

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.
Giovanni El-Hadi
60 Votes

Cornell Wheeler

West Bloomfield | Sr., LB - 6'1", 222 pounds. Commitment: Michigan

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.
Cornell Wheeler
17 Votes