Five high schoolers who lifted team to state titles

Five high schoolers who lifted team to state titles

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Five high schoolers who lifted team to state titles

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Romeo QB Paul Hurley

Romeo QB Paul Hurley

These five high school football players led their teams to state championships:

Ozzy Corp, Ishpeming: The 6-foot-5, 205-pound senior quarterback/safety carried the ball 32 times for 128 yards, including touchdown runs of 1, 1 and 4 yards, and was 6-for-11 for 77 yards. He also led the Hematites with 10 tackles in a 22-16 victory over Pewamo-Westphalia for the Division 7 title.

Armani Posey, Detroit King: The 6-1, 200-pound senior quarterback/safety had 10 tackles, ran for a 3-yard TD and completed 19 of 27 passes for a finals record 383 yards and touchdowns of 12, 25, 41 and 4 yards. He threw a 40-yard TD with no time left to give King a 40-38 win over Lowell and the Division 2 crown.

David Fox, Grand Rapids West Catholic: The 6-1, 206-pound junior free safety/running back gained 152 yards on 10 carries, including touchdowns of 64, 38 and 12 yards, and added a team-high 10 tackles as West Catholic won its third straight Division 5 championship with a 40-34 victory over River Rouge.

Jake Smith, Ithaca: The 6-1, 170-pound senior quarterback/defensive back completed 10 of 21 passes for 180 yards, including an 18-yard TD, and ran for 126 yards on 25 carries with TD runs of 14, 11 and 1 yard in a 27-20 win over Clinton as Ithaca notched its fifth Division 6 title in six years.

Paul Hurley, Romeo: The 6-2, 190-pound senior quarterback completed 12 of 18 passes for 203 yards and a 40-yard TD. He also rushed six times for 25 yards and a 20-yard TD to help Romeo defeat Detroit Cass Tech, 41-27, claiming the school’s first Division 1 championship.

Contact Mick McCabe: 313-223-4744 or mmccabe@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @mickmccabe1.

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