Celebration Cinema Player of the Game

Week 1

Bryce Clay

Team: Forest Hills Central
Class: Freshman
Position: WR/DB

Bryce scored in all 3 phases of the game in the Rangers 41-0 victory at home over Jenison! He had a 99-yd. INT return for a touchdown, an 80-yd. run for a TD, and a 72-yd. punt return for a TD. Not to mention another interception in the end zone to stop a Jenison scoring drive.

Week 2

David Kruse

Team: Lowell
Class: Senior
Position: QB

This second year starter led Lowell to a (14-0) victory over state power Rockford on Friday night to push the Red Arrows to a (2-0) start this season and a (14-1) record when David is under center. He had an unbelievable 1-yard TD run where he broke 3 tackles and actually had to gain about 6 yards to get the second TD of the game for Lowell.

Week 3

Sincere Dent

Team: Mona Shores
Class: Junior
Position: RB/LB

Sincere started both ways for the Sailors in a hard fought 30-24 OT win over Rockford, carrying the ball 10 times for 51 yards and scoring the winning touchdown on offense while collecting 13 tackles to lead the Mona Shores defense!

Week 4

Luke Majick

Team: Forest Hills Central
Class: Junior
Position: QB

11\15 - 302 yards - 5TDs

Week 4

Tate Hallock

Team: Forest Hills Central
Class: Junior
Position: Wide Receiver/Safety

5 catches - 125 yards - 3TDs and a 48-yard Interception Return for a TD

Week 5

Hunter Anderson

Team: Zeeland West
Class: Senior
Position: RB

13 carries - 113 yards - 3 TDs....Hunter scored all 3 touchdowns in Zeeland West's Week #5 (22-14) victory over Byron Center, including the game-winning score with 3 seconds left.

Week 6

Connor Davis

Team: East Grand Rapids
Class: Senior
Position: RB

Connor rushed for 186 yards and 2TDs on 30 carries in the Pioneers 28-7 win over Grand Rapids Christian to improve to (6-0). He also had a 93-yard kickoff return for a TD to start the game.

Week 7

Forest Hills Central Offensive Line

Team: Forest Hills Central
Class: Senior
Position: Offensive Line

#78 - Christian Balanda - Senior #55 - Ryan Gast - Senior #52 - Seth Udell - Senior #76 - Kyle Wojczynski - Junior #56 - Elijah Gurley - The Rangers rushed for 4 TDs on the night and improved to (7-0) on the season behind this big offensive line.

Week 8

Jalen Mayfield

Team: Catholic Central
Class: Senior
Position: Offensive & Defensive Lineman

Jalen was an offensive and defensive force in the Cougars (35-33) win over their rival West Catholic at 5/3rd. Ballpark. Jalen was moved around the field all night long, and many times was double-teamed or blocked two guys to help control the line of scrimmage for the Cougars. Jalen has already verbally committed to play college football next year for Jim Harbaugh and the University of Michigan, and earlier this month, he received his jersey and invite to play in the US Army All-American game this upcoming January in San Antonio. Jalen is believed to be the first player from the Grand Rapids area to receive such an honor!

Week 9

Keegan Ensing

Team: Zeeland East
Class: Senior
Position: QB

Keegan Ensing led the Chix to a perfect (9-0) regular season record and outright OK-Green Conference Championship with their 28-8 win over rival Zeeland West. For the night, Keegan was 10-16 passing for 163 yards and 1 TD....and on the ground, he rushed for 126 yards on 20 carries with 2 more TDs.

Week 10

Demarion Smith

Team: Kelloggsville
Class: Senior
Position: RB/DB

4 carries for 66 yards - 1TD 50yd. punt return for a TD 54yd. interception return for a TD 6 tackles on defense

Week 11

Tate Hallock

Team: Forest Hills Central
Class: Junior
Position: WR/DB

Tate had the winning touchdown catch against Muskegon Mona Shores in their Division2 District Final game on Friday night. The Rangers improved to (11-0) on the season and advance to the Regional Championships this weekend! Hallock had 4 catches for 130 yards - 1TD and 10 tackles on defense.

Week 12

Zack Lee

Team: West Catholic
Class: Senior
Position: RB/LB

Zack rushed for 8 carries for 123 yards and had a 67-yard TD run for the game winner in a (28-26) win over Portland last Friday night in a Division 5 Regional Final! With the victory, the Falcons are now (10-2) on the season and headed to the Division 5 Semifinals to take on (12-0) Frankenmuth this Saturday.

Week 13

La'darius Jefferson

Team: Muskegon
Class: Senior
Position: QB

He rushed 15 times for 172 yards and 4TDs, and he also threw a 42-yard TD pass as Muskegon improved to (13-0) on the season with an impressive (42-0) Division 3 - Semifinal win over (12-0) Battle Creek Harper Creek. The win advanced the Big Reds to the Div. 3 State Championship game this Saturday night - 7:30pm at Ford Field in Detroit against the (12-1) Hawks of Farmington Hills Harrison.

Week 14

Gaetano Vallone

Team: West Catholic
Class: Senior
Position: QB

Gaetano threw for 198 yards and 2 touchdowns and carried the ball 15 times for 70 yards and another score as the Falcons completed the 5-peat, becoming just one of three schools in MHSAA high school football history to win 5 consecutive state titles. For Gaetano, it was his third consecutive state title as the Falcons starting quarterback.

Week 14

Nolan Fugate

Team: Catholic Central
Class: Senior
Position: RB

Nolan rushed 36 times for 306 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Cougars went back-to-back with state championships in Division 4! Fugate was just one yard shy of tying the MHSAA State Finals individual rushing record, and he also caught 4 passes for 86 yards and another score.