All-North high school football honor teams

All-North high school football honor teams


All-North high school football honor teams


First-team offense

E: Grant Perry

Vitals: Brother Rice (captain), senior, 6 feet, 188 pounds.

Highlights: Rewrote the Brother Rice record book with 105 receptions for 1,727 yards and 20 TDs. Set single-game records with 16 catches vs. De La Salle and four TDs vs. Orchard Lake St. Mary’s. “His football knowledge makes him a great player, and he understands the game — he’s a true football player,” coach Dave Sofran said.

OL: John Stevens

Vitals: Birmingham Groves, senior, 6-0, 235.

Highlights: Stevens is a three-year starter at offensive guard who did not give up a sack in his final two seasons. “He was an emotional leader for us and brought the strength for our offensive line,” coach Brendan Flaherty said. “He’s just a lunch-pail kind of guy who works his tail off.”

OL: Matt Jenkin

Vitals: Walled Lake Western, senior, 6-0, 250.

Highlights: Jenkin was a three-year starter at center and a captain. “With us being a shotgun team, his dependability in snapping the ball was critical,” coach Mike Zdebski said. “We’ve needed him to call out the fronts, and that would allow us to check into our blocking schemes.” Had 23 pancake blocks. Will attend Michigan State.

OL: Joshua Dabney

Vitals: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, senior, 6-1, 270.

Highlights: Dabney started at guard and defensive tackle as the Eaglets controlled the trenches. Has started since his sophomore season. “He’s very explosive on the line of scrimmage and does a great job of carrying out his blocks,” coach George Porritt said.

OL: Cole Chewins

Vitals: Clarkston, senior, 6-7, 235.

Highlights: Chewins converted from tight end to tackle when the Wolves lost their returning starter to injury. Also excels at linebacker. “He’s a great two-way player for us, and he’s super-intelligent as far as understanding all the schemes,” coach Kurt Richardson said. “He gives everything on every play.” Committed to Miami (Ohio).

OL: Cody Patterson

Vitals: Walled Lake Central, senior, 6-3, 250.

Highlights: The Vikings rushed for 3,000 yards, much of that following Patterson’s blocks. “He’s been a three-year starter and has consistently been our leader on the offensive line that established our ground game. We’re known for that, but still, you’ve got to have the guys to get it done,” coach Bob Meyer said.

E: Michael King

Vitals: West Bloomfield, senior, 5-9, 170.

Highlights: With a playmaker like King, the Lakers suddenly became a program that opponents took seriously. He had 47 catches for 815 yards and rushed for 615 yards, scoring 14 TDs. “Michael is one of the most explosive players in Oakland County,” coach Ron Bellamy said. “He’s a smart football player.” Courted by MAC and GLIAC schools.

QB: Alex Malzone

Vitals: Brother Rice, senior, 6-3, 205.

Highlights: Set 12 school passing records, including 211 completions for 2,998 yards and 38 TD passes this season. He threw six TD passes in a playoff game vs. Birmingham Groves. “He is a fierce competitor, wants to win and is willing to work to get there,” coach Dave Sofran said. “He’s kind of like a coach on the field.” Committed to Michigan.

QB: D.J. Zezula

Vitals: Clarkston, senior, 6-0, 190.

Highlights: Went 38-2 as a starter and led Clarkston to back-to-back state titles. This year, he threw for 2,000 yards and 20 TDs, and rushed for nearly 800 yards. “He has a great grasp of the game; he understands everything,” coach Kurt Richardson said. “Not only can he beat you with his arm, but with his feet, too. He calls a bazillion audibles, and he’s in complete control out there.”

RB: Jevon Shaw

Vitals: Farmington Hills Harrison, senior, 5-9, 185.

Highlights: Shaw gained 1,000 yards on the ground and 900 in the air. “He’s been terrific running and throwing the ball; he’s led us to big victories,” coach John Herrington said. “He’s also our kick returner, punt returner, holder — he does just about everything for us.” Committed to Ferris State.

RB: John Kelly

Vitals: Oak Park, senior, 5-11, 192.

Highlights: Had 25 touchdowns, scoring rushing, receiving, and on kick, punt and interception returns. “You can’t say enough about John, who’s probably the most versatile player in the state,” coach Greg Carter said. “There wasn’t anybody who did more for their team than John did.”

K: John Camilleri

Vitals: Walled Lake Western, junior, 6-0, 150.

Highlights: He scored 80 points, making 44 of 48 PATs and 12 of 16 field goals, the longest at 42 yards. “His greatest attribute is accuracy,” coach Mike Zdebski said. Had a 37.2-yard punting average.

First-team defense

DL: Shahid Bellamy

Vitals: Oak Park, senior, 6-feet-3,

288 pounds.

Highlights: Bellamy has thrived as he has gained experience. “In his sophomore year, we were a little concerned about our line, but he’s been a stabilizing force and got a little bit better each year,” coach Greg Carter said. Had 56 tackles this season, with three sacks, nine tackles for losses, two fumble recoveries and one forced fumble. Committed to Central Michigan.

DL: Jared Mosley

Vitals: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, senior, 6-2, 240.

Highlights: This two-way lineman helped dominate upfront, getting nine sacks as the Eaglets returned to the Division 3 state championship. “Jared is very explosive, he’s very intelligent, he reads plays very well and is a great pass rusher for us,” coach George Porritt said.

DL: Eddy Wilson

Vitals: West Bloomfield, senior, 6-4, 270.

Highlights: Nearly half of Wilson’s 42 tackles came behind the line, with eight sacks and 10 tackles for loss. “He’s the glue of our defense, and he was relentless,” coach Ron Bellamy said. “He’s tough as nails, and he wants to be the most dominant player every time he steps on the field.” Committed to Bowling Green.

DL: Jack Dunaway

Vitals: Brother Rice, senior, 6-3, 225.

Highlights: Dunaway had 62 tackles, including 20 for loss, and 10 sacks, double-digit totals for the second year in a row. He also broke up four passes from his defensive end spot. “He has a great work ethic and plays it the right way,” coach Dave Sofran said. “He’s not a flashy guy, but keeps his mouth shut and works hard.”

DL: Khalid Kareem

Vitals: Farmington Hills Harrison, junior, 6-4, 245.

Highlights: Transferring to Harrison this fall, the newcomer gave the Hawks more than they anticipated by ringing up a team-high 10 sacks among 65 tackles. “He’s a very good defensive tackle, reads the offensive line and makes the plays,” coach John Herrington said. “He’s been a leader for our team.”

LB: Junior McMullen

Vitals: Oak Park, senior, 6-2, 225.

Highlights: Led the Knights with 76 tackles, including 20 for loss, and six sacks. Forced four fumbles, recovering two. “He’s just a phenomenal player, definitely an impact player,” coach Greg Carter said. “Junior was the best linebacker I saw this year, and he could really run; he’s physically strong and a dominating force on defense.” Committed to Western Michigan.

LB: Mike Ojemudia

Vitals: Farmington Hills Harrison, senior, 6-2, 185.

Highlights: Timed at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, Ojemudia’s speed was an asset — he was the Hawks’ leading tackler with 95. “Mike is one of the best linebackers we’ve ever had at Harrison,” coach John Herrington said. “He’s outstanding in reading plays, he’s relentless. He can get sideline-to-sideline and can get to the ball.” Committed to Eastern Michigan.

LB: Joe Platz

Vitals: Stoney Creek, senior, 6-1, 225.

Highlights: Totaled 112 tackles, four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and an interception he returned for a 53-yard touchdown. Also played fullback and scored six more TDs on 510 yards rushing and 106 yards receiving. “He’s an incredibly physical player and has been a great leader on defense. He has a knack for making the big play,” coach Brad Zube said.

DB: Dior Johnson

Vitals: Southfield, senior, 6-2, 195.

Highlights: Johnson made 74 tackles and had six pass breakups. He also played offense for the first time and caught 24 passes for 586 yards, scoring 10 touchdowns. Coach Tim Conley said: “His ability to run the alley and make plays and his ability to tackle are phenomenal.” Committed to Wake Forest.

DB: Tyson Smith

Vitals: Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, senior, 5-11, 180.

Highlights: Picked off eight passes, returning one for a touchdown, and averaged 21 yards per interception return. “He’s a great cover corner with explosive speed, and he reads so well in the secondary,” coach George Porritt said. Also potent as a wide receiver (24 catches, four TDs) and a kick returner. Committed to Michigan State.

DB: Nick Krumm

Vitals: Walled Lake Central (captain), senior, 5-11, 180.

Highlights: The four-year starter limited choices for opposing offenses. “He played safety and corner, and we put him wherever the matchup was most needed,” coach Bob Meyer said. “Teams would not throw his way.” Also played slot, kicked, and returned kicks and punts.

Coach: Mike Zdebski

Vitals: Walled Lake Western, 17th season.

Highlights: The Warriors went 9-2 and were the Kensington Lakes Activities Association champions. Has guided Western to the postseason 14 times, including a state championship in 1999.

Second team


E: Emanuel Jackson, Novi

OL: Adam Matich, Clarkston

OL: Ryan Rockensuess, Troy Athens

OL: Marc Miller, Birmingham Brother Rice

OL: Miguel Chene, Clawson

OL: Cody Patterson, Walled Lake Central

E: Dez Fitzpatrick, Farmington

QB: Ty Spark, Clawson

RB: Matt Krause, Lake Orion

RB: Cedric Boswell, Birmingham Groves

RB: Josh Holloman, Avondale

K: Alex Bolstrum, Farmington Hills Harrison


DL: Charles Harris, Southfield

DL: Josh Bailey, Lakeland

DL: Justin Banks, Farmington

DL: Austin Norman, South Lyon

LB: John Patrick, Oxford

LB: Trevor Tank, South Lyon

LB: Jordan Jenkins, Novi Detroit Cath. Central

LB: David Reese Jr., Farmington

DB: Ross Moore, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s

DB: Glacier Wallington, Oxford

DB: Tim McPhee, South Lyon

Honorable mention

Receivers: Randy Bicknell, Waterford Mott; Chris Cliff, Walled Lake Northern; Zach Serzo, Lake Orion; Devin Terry, Troy Athens; Nolan Givan, Berkley; Romeo Wheeler, Pontiac; Tyrone Lytc, Harrison; Marvin White, Oak Park; Austin Paritee, Seaholm; Marcus Bailey, Walled Lake Western.

Linemen: Nico Stante, Catholic Central; Spencer Dickow, Brother Rice; Derrick Parker, Harrison; Trent Willenborg, South Lyon East; Steve Davis, Novi; Trevor Barndollar, Madison; Daviyon Jones, Madison; Brendan O’Brien, South Lyon East; Matt Laanstra, Clawson; Mitchell Denmark, Lamphere; Adetokunbo Ogundeji, Walled Lake Central; Eddy Wilson, West Bloomfield; Justin Hollins, West Bloomfield; Josh Benson, Lake Orion; Naye Wykol, Groves; Courteous Preston, Farmington; Enyioma Uwauurika, Lathrup; Justin Whitted, Harrison.

Quarterbacks: Anton Skupin, South Lyon; Dakota Kupp, Waterford Mott; Tristan Jackson, West Bloomfield; Nate Emery, Bloomfield; Jack Allen, Stoney Creek; Alex Mussat, Troy Athens; Zach Van Faussien, Groves; Jake Cummings, Berkley; Jared Schultz, Hazel Park; Markell McCoy, Ferndale; Kyle Thomas, Walled Lake Western.

Running backs: Chris Gault, Madison; Donovan Holt, Clawson; Trevor Guilmette, Lamphere; Brendann Brown, Harrison.

Linebackers: Jameson Donahue, South Lyon; Randen Bacon, Madison; Austin Wood, Berkley; Andrew Price, Stoney Creek; Chase Lalla, Avondale; Jared Char, Harrison.

Defensive backs: Donte Eubanks, Harrison; Lamon Mathison, St. Mary’s; Cam Campana, Clawson; Adam Upleger, Waterford Mott; Danotiss Smith, North Farmington; Obbie Jackson, West Bloomfield; Jaylen Wiggins, Lake Orion; Scott Reader, Stoney Creek; Davion Curry, Groves; Michael Harvey, Berkley; Devon Cook, Harrison; Ray Buford, Southfield; Jalen Kelley, Oak Park; John Witkowski, Walled Lake Western.

— Mick McCabe


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