Outlining our football postseason awards plan

The inaugural MIAA State Championship Football Tournament is winding down, with state semifinals being played this Friday and Saturday. That also means award season is just around the corner.

Here's what you can expect from our postseason awards schedule on our site over the next three weeks

Monday, Nov. 25

Mr. Football Award Finalists named

We unveil the five finalists for our prestigious "Mr. Football" award, given to the top overall player in Massachusetts, in a blog entry on Monday afternoon. Now in its fourth year, this year's "Mr. Football" winner will join the Everett's Matt Costello and Jonathan DiBiaso, and St. John's Prep's Alex Moore, among past recipients.

Coaches and administrators are invited to nominate players to either Brendan Hall (bhall@espnboston.com) and/or Scott Barboza (sbarboza@espnboston.com).

Monday, Dec. 9

Mr. Football Award announced

The winner of our fourth-annual "Mr. Football" award will be presented before an upcoming New England Patriots home game.

Tuesday, Dec. 10

Final MIAA Top 25 Poll update

We will update our statewide MIAA Top 25 football poll for the final time in 2013 following the conclusion of state championships (per our policy, polls are never updated during a sport's postseason). To view the final regular season poll of 2013, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, Dec. 11

MIAA All-State Team

Our fourth annual All-State Team, honoring the 35 best players in Massachusetts, will be unveiled. Click here for previous teams: 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Again, coaches and administrators are invited to nominate players for our All-State Team by emailing Brendan Hall (bhall@espnboston.com) and/or Scott Barboza (sbarboza@espnboston.com).

Thursday, Dec. 12

Top 10 Plays of the Year

From Johnathan Thomas' 107-yard pick-six to Cliff Kurker's amazing punt return, there were many memorable, highlight-reel feats accomplished by high school players this fall. We'll count down our top 10, with video, on this day.

Again, top play nominees can be sent to Brendan Hall (bhall@espnboston.com) and/or Scott Barboza (sbarboza@espnboston.com).

Friday, Dec. 13

Offensive Player of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

Lineman of the Year

We will be unveiling our annual Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, as well as Lineman of the Year, to round out the awards announcements. Jersey presentations will take place at later dates.