Thursday's prep football standouts

Thursday's prep football standouts


Thursday's prep football standouts


Will Nagel

Will Nagel

High school football is back and there were pretty of strong performances from Thursday’s opening night games.

Below is a look at some of the top individual performances from the area and the leaders in passing, rushing and receiving. The information reflects information submitted to the LSJ.


ANDREW FOX, IONIA: Totaled 241 yards of offense while helping the Bulldogs to a 28-21 win over Charlotte. Fox rushed for 189 yards and three touchdowns and also had 52 receiving yards.

WILL NAGEL, DEWITT: The senior quarterback completed 12 od 15 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-14 victory over Linden.

HUNTER NOWAK, MORRICE: The sophomore quarterback completed 5 of 8 passes for 84 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for 103 yards and two scores in a 44-26 win over Dryden.

DIJIMON SLAUGHTER, SEXTON: The opening night for the senior included rushing for 186 yards and five touchdowns on just four carries in the Big Reds’ 47-7 win over Detroit Renaissance.


Will Nagel, DeWitt – 296 yards (3 TDs)
John Meyer, Ionia – 156 yards
Austin Allison, Portland – 141 yards (1 TD)
Darryck Walker, Haslett – 138 yards (1 TD)
Jason Pridgeon, Okemos – 89 yards
Jericho Herblet, Ovid-Elsie – 85 yards (7-11 for 1 TD)
Hunter Nowak, Morrice – 84 yards (2 TDs, 5 of 8 passing)
Dom Ghiardi, Charlotte – 88 yards (6-14)
Gage Pallus, Ovid-Elsie 82 yards

Andrew Fox, Ionia – 189 yards (3 TDs)
Dijimon Slaughter, Sexton – 186 yards (4 TDs)
Dom Ghiardi, Charlotte – 144 yards (1 TD)
Hunter Nowak, Morrice – 103 yards (2 TDs)

JD Ross, DeWitt – 128 yards (2 TDs)
Noah Koenigsknect, DeWitt – 85 yards (1 TD)
Bryce Dolan, Ovid-Elsie – 78 yards (1 TD)
Justin Anderson, Charlotte – 60 yards
Austin Eddington, Morrice – 57 yards
Max Sanicki, Ionia – 56 yards
Kollin Carl, Portland – 55 yards (1 TD)
Brett Patrick, Portland – 53 yards
Andrew Fox, Ionia – 52 yards

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