‘s performance in the state championship was a display of raw athleticism and strategic acumen. As a quarterback, he showed a rare blend of running and passing abilities, tearing through defenses with his legs for 130 yards and three touchdowns and throwing for 152 yards with a scoring pass. His 26 carries reflect a workhorse mentality, while a 9-16 passing record hints at selective, impactful throws rather than volume passing. On defense, he was equally impactful, showcasing agility and a nose for the ball. Mbakwe’s dual-role contribution was crucial in Clay-Chalkville’s narrow win, making him the AHSAA 6A State Championship MVP.