Lake Area Offensive Player of the Week
Ryan Stevens 6-1 175 Sr QB Lowell: We’ve come to expect little less than excellence from not just the Lowell program, but their quarterback position as well. The Red Arrows haven’t lost since the season opener, a two-point heartbreaker to still undefeated Walled Lake Western. As for the QB position? It’s in capable with Stevens, a second-year starter. In Lowell’s 47-19 defeat of Forest Hills Central, he completed 9-of-15 passes for 172 yards and four TDs while running for 121 yards and two TDs.
Lake Area Defensive Player of the Week
Jamari Booker 6-0 175 Sr LB East Kentwood: In a never-say-die comeback win at Rockford, Booker paced the Falcons’ defense with 10 tackles and recovered a fumble.
Lake Area Small School Player of the Week
Denny Alt Sr RB Grand Rapids Weat Catholic: In West Catholic’s comeback win over Comstock Park, Alt carried the ball 29 times for 279 yards and five TDs.
Lake Area Northern Michigan Player of the Week
Logan Huff Sr RB/LB Johannesburg-Lewiston: Jo’burg is back in the playoffs after a 48-22 win over Lincoln Alcona. Huff ran 16 times for 252 yards and two TDs and made 16 tackles.
Lake Area Coach of the Week
Dan Rohn, Grand Rapids West Catholic: If you’ve overcome an 0-3 season start and gone on to win a state championship, what’s a 21-7 second-quarter deficit? Not much to Rohn, who turned it around for his West Catholic squad to knock off Comstock Park 42-35 and take over sole possession of first place in the O-K Blue.