In honor of Bruce Springsteen’s recently released autobiography, these five Michigan high school football players were born to run and turned in spectacular performances to help their teams to victories in Week 6:
1. RYAN BRENNAN
Howell: The 6-foot-2, 192-pound senior quarterback set school records by carrying the ball 43 times and gaining 311 yards in a 48-46 victory over Grand Blanc. He scored TDs on runs of 9, 8 and 8 yards and threw TD passes of 17 and 5 yards.
2. JARED SMITH
Pewamo-Westphalia: The 6-0, 192-pound senior running back surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the season by running for 261 yards on 22 carries and scoring on runs of 1 and 95 yards, as P-W defeated Laingsburg, 40-7, in a battled of unbeatens.
3. JOSH CZARNOTA
Fenton: the 6-2, 202-pound junior quarterback picked up 200 yards on 22 carries and scored two touchdowns in addition to completing 12-for-17 passes for 193 yards and two TDs in a 54-35 victory over Holly.
4. NICK LEVICKI
Ida: The 5-11, 219-pound senior scored first-quarter touchdowns on runs of 19, 41, 36 and 25 yards, as Ida set a school record with 48 points in the opening quarter of a 68-7 win over Erie-Mason. In less than two quarters, Levicki had 152 yards on seven carries.
5. BLAKE DUNN
Saugatuck: The 5-11, 180-pound senior quarterback scored a touchdown on all of his five carries — 43, 20, 8, 33 and 94 yards — totaling 198 yards in a 68-0 win over Eau Claire. He also added a sixth touchdown on a 92-yard kickoff return.
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