Included in our 2023 preseason contenders:
Hickory Running Back / Linebacker
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. 14, on WKBN-TV. We will also crown our Big 22 Ohio and Pennsylvania Player of the Year.