YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – This year marks the 17th season for our WKBN Big 22, one of the most prestigious high school football awards in the state.

Included in our 2022 preseason contenders is:

Jason Hewlett
Chaney Quarterback / Defensive Back

Watch the video above to hear from our 2022 Big 22 Contender.

Every Monday at 6 p.m. on WKBN-TV, we will highlight some of the area’s top players from Friday night. These are contenders for our Big 22.

At the end of the season, we honor 22 of the best high school players from the 57 local teams in our coverage area, as voted on by the head coaches and members of the local media.

The Big 22 winners will be announced during a special show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15 on WKBN-TV. We will also crown our Big 22 Ohio and Pennsylvania Player of the Year.