Lake Area Offensive Player of the Week
Dom Shermeta 6-0 220 Sr RB Muskegon Mona Shores: In the biggest game in the Lake Area, Shermeta had 171 yards and two TDs on 25 carries as Mona Shores held off Muskegon 21-18 to claim a share of the O-K Black title.
Lake Area Defensive Player of the Week
Jacob Buchberger 6-1 185 Sr DB Montague: Buchberger didn’t show much empathy to his Muskegon Oakridge counterpart, making three interceptions in Montague’s 36-29 OT win. His third pick ended Oakridge’s final possession of overtime and won the game. His second interception prevented what would have been the winning score for Oakridge in regulation.
Lake Area Small School Player of the Week
Malik McIntyre 5-10 185 Sr RB Berrien Springs: He carried the ball 32 times for 198 yards and a TD in Berrien Springs’ two-point loss to Buchanan.
Lake Area Northern Michigan Player of the Week
Camden Summers Jr QB Grayling: Grayling earned a playoff berth with a 48-35 defeat of Benzie Central. Summers threw for 393 yards and six TDs and ran for 132 yards and a TD.
Lake Area Coach of the Week
Todd Kolster, Grand Rapids Catholic Central: This is the second of Kolster’s two-year stints with the Cougars. The first tenure included a state championship in 2010. That would be looking a long way ahead for the 2015 edition. But they have claimed one championship already, the O-K Gold after beating Middleville 35-7. In their last season in the Gold before moving to the O-K Blue, CC, 7-1 overall, should do it in undefeated still this week against South Christian.