Ocean Springs QB Bray Hubbard receives 6A Mr. Football Award

For the first time in the seven-year history of the Mr. Football Awards in Mississippi, two players from the six coastal counties are being honored in the same season.

For the first time in those seven years, we have a two-time winner in the 6A ranks.

This morning, Ocean Springs quarterback Bray Hubbard received his Mr. Football medal and trophy at the MHSAA Conference Center in Clinton.

Hubbard defending his crown in a big way this season, completing 70 percent of his passes for nearly 2,200 yards and 21 touchdowns to go along with 1,700 plus yards on the ground and another 20 trips to the end zone on more than eight yards per carry.

His Greyhounds came up just short of playing for the 6A state championship, but Hubbard still led them to South State for the first time in 13 years, completing a 23-2 stretch during his two-year run as Mr. Football.

The former News 25 Student Athlete of the Week is committed to Alabama as a safety and was selected to play in next month’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic. “All of the hard work I’ve done in the off-season in preparing for this season is starting to pay off. It’s paying off. Unfortunately, I don’t get to play high school football again, but hey, I mean I’ve got two of the best awards I can get in the state of Mississippi, so what can I say? Hard work pays off. Even when nobody’s watching, I mean everything now, everybody now wants to post everything on Twitter and I’m doing this and I’m doing that, but you don’t have to do that. If you’re going to get seen, you’re going to get seen and they’re going to find you, so you’ve just got to put the work in when nobody’s watching, and really, when the lights come on and everybody’s watching you have to go out there and give 110 percent every play.”

Hubbard has accounted for 93 total touchdowns over his last 25 games.

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