Jordan Summers and Malik Higgins were honored Sunday night at the 2014 Griddy Awards held in Indianapolis at the Farm Bureau Football Center. Jordan Summers was honored as a Big School All State selection which is selected out of all class 4A, 5A and 6A schools. Malik Higgins was introduced as a Indiana High School Football Prime 25 Player which is selected out of every high school in Indiana that participates in Football.
The Griddy Awards were held for the first time in 2007, at the Indianapolis Colts® practice facilities and pavilion in Indianapolis. Although it was the first year, the concept started well before that first event.
Indiana High School Football authority, Paul Condry, and his team at the Indiana Football Digest as well as Regional Radio Sports Network collaborated with the Colts organization as well High School coaches to create a celebration of Indiana High School Football once per year. This event would become the Oscars® or ESPY’s® of football in Indiana.
Each year, over 400 attendees to this banquet and award ceremony gather together to recognize the best players, coaches, and media representatives in Indiana High School Football. These award recipients are chosen after a panel of media and coaches review over 18,000 varsity players in Indiana.
Football in Indiana is the passion of student athletes and their families, communities and schools from North to South and East to West. The sport has been played in Indiana since the 1880’s and the Griddy Awards carries on the tradition of recognizing the importance of the team sport of football in Indiana High Schools.
Congratulation to both Jordan and Malik on their prestigious awards.