Celebration Cinema Player of the Game

Week 1

Malekhi Obande

Team: Unity Christian
Class: Sophomore
Position: RB

Malekhi rushed for 123 yards on 13 carries in his varsity debut for the Crusaders, and he scored the game-winning touchdown on a 59-yard run as Unity Christian came back from down (21-0) to beat Allendale (38-31).

Week 2

Cade Klimczak

Team: Rockford
Class: Senior
Position: DE/TE

Cade had 3 solo tackles, 1 assist and 1 QB sack at defensive end, and then he caught a 20 yard TD pass in Rockford's 36-0 win over rival Lowell.

Week 4

Eason Hardouin

Team: Grand Rapids Christian
Class: Junior
Position: QB

12/19 189 yards passing and 2 TDS with 1 INT - Eason also caught a TD pass in Grand Rapids Christian's 30-14 victory over old City League rival West Catholic!

Week 5

Jarel Jackson

Team: Jenison
Class: Senior
Position: RB

(20-12) Win over rival Hudsonville Jarel led the Wildcats in rushing with 152 yards on 17 carries and scored the winning touchdown with a 78-yard run. He also had 187 all-purpose yards for the game, and the win improved Jenison's record to (4-1) on the season! (Photo Credit: MLive.com)

Week 6

Kolby Swank

Team: Cedar Springs
Class: Senior
Position: QB

Kolby was pretty much picture perfect in running the Red Hawks Wing "T" offense against Forest Hills Central in the second half! Cedar Springs got a big road victory in the OK-White with a 24-14 come from behind victory over the Rangers to improve to (5-1) and put themselves in the driver's seat to win the conference crown. Kolby was 5-8 passing for 47 yards and a touchdown and rushed the ball 5 times for 24 yards, but no turnovers in leading the Red Hawks rushing attack that racked up 300 yards on 60 carries for the night!

Week 7

Cam Terry

Team: Grandville
Class: Sophomore
Position: RB

Helped lead the Bulldogs to an impressive 28-21 victory over West Ottawa in OK-Red Conference play. Terry carried the ball 21 times for 209 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Panthers, including a 58-yard touchdown run that was the game winner!

Week 8

Cameron Martinez

Team: Muskegon
Class: Junior
Position: QB

23 carries for 352 yards rushing and 6 TDs in their 55-35 win over previously unbeaten Muskegon Mona Shores! The Big Reds improved to (8-0) with the victory and earned a share of the OK-Black Conference crown. (Photo courtesy of: Craig Smith)

Week 9

Josh Ledesma

Team: East Kentwood
Class: Junior
Position: RB/LB

2 rushing TDs and 14 tackles (4 for loss) and a forced fumble in the Falcons (28-17) win over Rockford, which also claimed for East Kentwood the outright OK-Red Conference crown!

Week 10

Max Buikema

Team: Unity Christian
Class: Senior
Position: RB/DE

Max carried the ball 14 times for 94 yards and 3 touchdowns and had 6 tackles and a sack as a DE in Unity Christian's (41-22) Division 5 Pre-District win over 5-time defending state champion West Catholic!

Week 11

Gabe Taylor

Team: Zeeland East
Class: Senior
Position: QB

Gabe led the Zeeland East Chix to their first ever playoff win over rival school Zeeland West (42-24) in the Division 3 District championship game! Taylor had a four touchdown performance in the victory, rushing for 162 yards and 2 TDs on 25 carries, and he also threw for 2 more scores going 6/11 passing for 133 yards.

Week 12

Cameron Martinez

Team: Muskegon
Class: Junior
Position: QB

Cam rushed for 4 TDs and over 250 yards in the bitter cold at Grand Haven High School as Muskegon won a Division 3 regional championship over Cedar Springs (34-18)! The Big Reds are now (12-0) on the season and have won 26 straight games. They will face Zeeland East this week in a Division 3 Semifinal game to try to earn a trip back to Ford Field to defend their Division 3 state championship!