Football season is 100 percent officially a go. And what better way to kick it off than letting you, the fans of Outside the Huddle, tell us who is your preseason pick to be the Player of the Year in Northeast Indiana?
We here at Outside the Huddle have narrowed a list of players down to 40 that you will vote for and whittle down to just one over the next couple of weeks.
In the first round, there will be four different regions named after four of the best players from the 2018 season. Voting for this first round will last through noon on Sunday, August 11. The top two vote recipients from each region will then advance to a bracketed top 8 tournament. A complete schedule of the fan voting is available underneath the polls below.
Remember to get in your votes for this opening round by noon on August 11.
Opening round voting: From August 5 through noon on August 11 narrowing the field from 32 to 8.
Quarterfinal voting: From August 11 through noon on August 14, narrowing the field to 4.
Semifinal voting: From August 14 to noon on August 17, narrowing the field to 2.
Final voting: From August 17 to 11:59 p.m. on August 19.
Your FAN VOTE winner will be announced on Tuesday, August 20. Then on Wednesday, August 21, Outside the Huddle will name our Preseason All-Area offense and defense, position by position, as well as naming the inaugural ‘FIRST 11’ where we pick the top 11 players in the area headed into the season, regardless of position.