Ocean Springs QB Bray Hubbard named 6A Mississippi Mr. Football
This afternoon, Ocean Springs quarterback Bray Hubbard was named Mississippi Mr. Football for class 6A, in conjunction with the New Orleans Saints, the MHSAA, and the MAC.
A dual-threat quarterback and a dual-sport star committed to Southern Miss baseball, Hubbard is a home run selection starting with his team’s perfect 10-0 record on the back of the first OS playoff victory in seven years.
What Hubbard has done in those ten games is down right remarkable, throwing for more than 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns on 69 percent passing to go along with more than 1,000 yards and 20 touchdowns rushing, plus whatever else he does on Friday. Hubbard said, “It means a lot, especially to me and my family, and all of my success doesn’t come without my guys on this team. Everybody on this team has made me to where I am now. Coach Pennock tells me every game, he goes, you’re the best player out here. Go be it. Go show it. So that’s kind of what I go by is when Coach Pennock tells me that before the games and it gets me going.”
Ocean Springs Head Football Coach Blake Pennock said, “Getting to tell him and break that news was really cool. Bray is such a great kid. He’s so humble. Does a good job. Works hard. And to see all the payoff – I mean he took some flak a little bit about not having as much success throwing the ball last season as he wanted to and then he put a ton of work in it and a lot of sacrifice and a lot of time. And to be able to see that come out into fruition and see the results of that, and so when he does that and he comes through, it’s just really exciting for the kid to see that work pay off.”
Hubbard is the first junior to be named Mr. Football for any classification since 2019.
Hubbard giving another special shoutout to his trainer Wyatt Davis with 601 Elite Quarterback.
Hubbard the only local selection this year, joining Lafayette’s Derrick Burgess in 5A, Columbia’s Jaheim Oatis in 4A, Jefferson Davis County’s Malcolm Hartzog in 3A, East Webster’s Zy Ford in 2A, and Vontrez Rush out of Simmons in 1A.
Now this is a very new award to Mississippi, dating back to just 2016 when St. Stanislaus alum Myles Brennan won the 4A honors.
Hubbard is now the third straight Coast player to win the 6A award following D’Iberville’s Justin Walley in 2020 and George County’s McKinnley Jackson in 2019.