NEW ORLEANS – The Allstate Sugar Bowl has announced this week’s Manning Award Futures – four local high school quarterbacks who turned in outstanding performances on the football field this past weekend. Fans now have the opportunity to go to Twitter (@SugarBowlNola) to vote for their favorite performance of the week.


The Manning Award, which recognizes the top collegiate quarterback in the nation on an annual basis, was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.

Manning Award Futures – High School QBs of the Week, 11/22/21:

Tyler Dickson, Belle Chasse High School (1-of-2, 227 total yards, 1 TD)

Dickson, who rushed for 201 yards and a touchdown and also tallied six tackles, completed a critical pass to get Belle Chasse in position for the game-winning field goal with three seconds to go in a thrilling 31-28 Class 4A regional victory over Huntington in Shreveport.

Arch Manning, Isidore Newman School (14-of-21, 210 total yards, 3 TDs)

Manning passed for 164 yards and rushed for 46 yards with three total touchdowns as he led the Greenies to a 37-6 win over Episcopal in the LHSAA Division III quarterfinals.

Garrett Mmahat, Brother Martin High School (8-of-13, 172 yards, 1 TD)

Mmahat directed the Crusader offense to 45 consecutive points as they toppled No. 3 seed Byrd, 45-14, in the Division I quarterfinals in Shreveport.

AJ Samuel, Edna Karr High School (12-of-17, 257 total yards, 5 TDs)

Samuel, who passed for 245 yards, connected on three TDs of 33 yards or more as he led the Cougars to a 53-7 win over Eunice in the Class 4A playoffs at Behrman Stadium.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 99 Hall of Fame players, 51 Hall of Fame coaches and 19 Heisman Trophy winners in its 87-year history. The 88th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, which will feature top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, is scheduled to be played on January 1, 2022. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards, scholarships and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors thousands of student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit

{Courtesy: release from the Allstate Sugar Bowl}