The awards are beginning to roll in for St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan.
The senior Rockachaw was named Mr. Football for Class 4A by a committee of the state’s coaches and media on Thursday.
“It’s obviously a huge honor and acomplishment. It’s just kind of something that comes when the hard work pays off,” Brennan said. “I remember when I was a freshman, just moving up to the varsity level. I’ve been busting my butt and putting in long hours, not just me but the team, to improve every day.”
As a senior, Brennan has put up historic numbers, becoming Mississippi’s career leader in passing yards and touchdowns, among other statistics.
Through the regular season, the LSU commit completed 231 of 324 passes for 3,231 yards and 40 touchdowns without throwing a single interception. He also rushed for 431 yards and nine touchdowns.
During his career, Brennan has amassed more than 14,800 yards passing and 164 touchdowns.
Winners from other classifications include: Nanih Waiya’s Chris Smith (1A), Pisgah’s Don Ragsdale (2A), Morton’s D.D. Bowie (3A), Hattiesburg’s Jordan Murphy (4A) and Clinton’s Cam Akers (5).
The award is part of a partnership between the Mississippi Association of Coaches, the Mississippi High School Activities Association and the New Orleans Saints.
The selections will be recognized at a banquet in Starkville on Dec. 1 that precedes the state championship games, which are Dec. 2-3.
The Rockachaws are hopeful they’ll be at MSU two days later for third straight Class 4A state championship game.
“It’s kind of the way its been the last two weeks, live and die each Friday. Win and keep going or lose and you’re knocked out,” Brennan said. “As a team we realize that. For the seniors, every Friday could be your last.
“That really hit us so we’re going into every day trying to be perfect.”
SSC visits Mendenhall on Friday for the second round of the playoffs.