May River quarterback Ahmad Green was named Wednesday as one of five finalists for the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Bowl’s South Carolina Mr. Football award, the top honor for a high school football player in the Palmetto State.
The S.C. Athletic Coaches Association established the Mr. Football award in 1995. Seven former recipients have played or are currently playing in the National Football League.
This year’s nominees include Gaffney defensive lineman Ty’rion Ingram-Dawkins, Northwestern linebacker Gregory Johnson III (committed to Army), Camden running back Willis Lane, and Rock Hill tight end Robbie Outzs (committed to Alabama).
That’s lofty company for Green, who is a fourth-year starter at quarterback and has helped build May River into a region power and state contender in the school’s brief five-year history.
“This is a culmination of everyone’s hard work and dedication to building a program,” May River coach Rodney Summers said on Twitter.
Green is already a two-time First-Team All-Lowco pick, including taking home LowcoSports’ Offensive Player of the Year award as a sophomore. In four games this season, he has rushed for a team-high 409 yards on 50 carries with nine TDs and added 365 yards and two TDs through the air without throwing an interception. Green surpassed 1,000 yards passing and rushing in 2018, then passed for 1,212 yards and 12 TDs and rushed for 1,390 and 23 TDs in 2019.
“It’s an honor to be a finalist,” Green said. “I feel really blessed to be in this position and blessed to be able to play this game. I’ve worked so hard these last four years, so it feels good to finally be recognized. Congrats to the other finalists.”
The Sharks travel to Orangeburg-Wilkinson for a tough non-region matchup Friday night.