Every year FNV picks an offensive and defensive player of the year along with an overall player of the year.
While last year’s FNV Overall Player of the Year, Jalen Johnson (Monroe) has moved on, both of last year’s defensive and offensive Players of the Year return with Grosse Ile’s Johnny Blanzy (LB) and Milan’s Tristen Hines (RB/R/QB) returning for their senior seasons.
Here is a quick watchlist of who we think are Offensive Player of the Year candidates.
Noah Beaudrie QB Erie Mason: Still just a junior, the athletic signal caller enters his 3rd season at the helm for the Eagles. Last year Beaudrie threw for 1,208 yards (8 TD’s) while running for 1,135 yards (13 TD’s).
Christian Brown RB Bedford: The senior RB was an FNV All Blog player in 2018 while running for 1,562 yards and amazing 24 TD’s as the Kicking Mules finished with a 6-5 record.
Ravion Davis QB Flat Rock: The athletic senior rushed for 989 yards (9 TD’s) and threw for another 959 yards ( 11 TD’s) during the 2018 season in which Flat Rock finished 4-5.
Tristen Hines QB Milan: the Eastern Michigan commit played multiple position in 2018 for the Big Reds, but will most likely play QB this season for coach Jesse Hoskins. Hines rushed for 702 yards (10 TD’s), threw for another 102 while also catching 54 passes for 973 yards (11 TD’s).
Ian Stewart QB/R Carlson: The 6-3 athletic Michigan State commit played QB for the Marauders last season while leading Carlson to a 8-2 record and a share of the Downriver League title. Stewart rushed for 533 yards and 6 TD’s while averaging 11 yards per carry in an offense that is predicated on spreading the carries around the backfield.
These are obviously FNV’s thoughts. Let us know if we missed anyone.