Lake Area Offensive Player of the Week
Connor Hellemans Sr K Hudsonville Unity Christian: If not for a missed extra point, Unity Christian would have been tied with Grand Rapids Catholic Central with six seconds to play. Instead it was 21-20. But Connor Hellemans made amends and nailed a 26-yard field goal and Unity won the first district title in school history.
Lake Area Defensive Player of the Week
Luke Sage 6-1 195 Sr LB Boyne City: Against a big, physical Calumet team, Sage wore them down with 18 tackles. Boyne City won the Division 6 district final 20-8.
Lake Area Small School Player of the Week
LaTommy Scott 5-7 160 Jr RB Muskegon Catholic Central: All it took was 10 carries for Scott to rack up 202 yards and three TDs in Catholic Central’s 48-13 Division 8 win over Beal City.
Lake Area Northern Michigan Player of the Week
Gabe Callery 5-9 175 RB/DB Traverse City St. Francis: He returned an interception 99 yards for a TD and also ran for TDs of 53 and 25 yards in St. Francis’ 61-12 Division 6 win over Mason County Central.
Lake Area Coach of the Week
Shawn Griffith, Constantine: Griffith always has Constantine ready for the second season. They got into the Division 6 playoffs at 5-4 to first beat 9-0 Schoolcraft then 9-1 Watervliet in one of the most entertaining games the Lake Area has seen this year 49-48.