Almost two weeks of fan voting are over and the guy who was the top vote getter from day one has claimed the title of the Outside the Huddle FAN VOTE Player of the Year for 2019’s high school football season.
Carroll’s Layton Mitchell topped DeKalb’s Landon Miller in the final round of voting, ending on Sunday afternoon. Mitchell finished the season with 49 receptions for 775 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns, all highs for the Charger team.
In the first round of voting, Mitchell earned 4,701 votes, which was 49.83 percent of all votes in the SAC Region. It was all the top amount of first round votes among any of the 48 player nominees to start the process, which earned him the #1 overall seed in the quarterfinals.
In that quarterfinal round, Mitchell earned 79.93 percent of the votes to beat out Woodlan’s Trevor Wallace. In the semi final round, Mitchell received 57.52 percent of the vote in beating West Noble’s Brandon Pruitt. The finals saw Mitchell, as previously noted, top Miller with 61.65 percent of the over 23,000 final round votes.
In the four rounds, Mitchell earned 34,213 votes of the 114,489 total votes cast; almost 30 percent of all votes going his way.
Outside the Huddle’s official selections for All-Area teams and Player of the Year will appear this week at OutsideTheHuddle.net. Portions of the All-Area team will be unveiled daily with our official Player of the Year winner unveiled in a story on Friday, December 20.