Lake Area Honors: Week 10

Lake Area Offensive Player of the Week

CJ Otteman  6-0  180  Sr  QB  Zeeland East: In a terrific Division 4 opener, Zeeland East beat Cedar Springs 43-29. Otteman was 12-of-20 passing for 314 yards and five TDs. One of the scores covered 97 yards to Khylin Barton.

Lake Area Defensive Player of the Week

Nate Jones  6-0  210  Sr  LB  Muskegon Catholic Central: Jones had double the touchdowns of Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart in MCC’s 49-7 Division 8 win. And he did it as a linebacker. In the game’s opening three minutes. Jones had two interceptions, and returned both for scores.

Lake Area Small School Player of the Week

Jon Acton  5-9  150  Sr  RB/DB  Onekama: It was Onekama’s first playoff win of the 21st century, blanking Central Lake 27-0 in Division 8. Acton rushed for 207 yards and two TDs on 17 carries and on defense made two interceptions.

Lake Area Northern Michigan Player of the Week

Evan Whitmore  6-3  210  Sr  QB  Petoskey: How efficient was Whitmore? In the Northmen’s 34-7 Division 3 win over Sault Ste. Marie he completed 6-of-7 throws for 141 yards and and two TDs. He’s now passed for 25 career TDs, a Petoskey school record.

Lake Area Coach of the Week

Elliot Uzelac, Benton Harbor: The Tigers’ opener with Dowagiac was the first playoff game in school history. Which means their 28-7 Division 3 win was the first in school history. Uzelac is a first-year coach at Benton Harbor, but is formerly the head coach at WMU and the Naval Academy.


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