Lake Area Honors: Week 4

Lake Area Offensive Player of the Week

Devaunte Dickens  Sr  RB  Grand Rapids Christian: He ran for 227 yards and three TDs on 24 carries in GR Christian’s 52-42 win over South Christian.

Lake Area Defensive Player of the Week

Cole DeVries  Sr  LB  Hudsonville Unity Christian: He stopped Zeeland West’s overtime, two-point conversion attempt at the one-yard line, giving Unity Christian a 24-22 win, maybe the biggest in program history. Zeeland West had won 28 consecutive regular season games.

Lake Area Small School Player of the Week

Blake Dunn  Sr  QB  Saugatuck: The state’s premier four-sport athlete carried the ball seven times for 262 yards and four TDs, including scores of 49, 52, 53 and 60 yards. Saugatuck shut out Martin to improve to 4-0.

Lake Area Northern Michigan Player of the Week:

Griffin Kelly  Jr  RB  Frankort: In the Panthers’ 38-8 win against Mancelona, Kelly was all over the field. He caught a 75-yard TD and tied a state-record with a 99-yard rushing TD. The only other Lake Area player to score on a run that long was this week’s Northern Michigan Player of the Week, Saugatuck’s Blake Dunn last season against Decatur.

Lake Area Coach of the Week

Kyle Jewett, Reeths-Puffer: Trailing 39-36 with the ball on Mona Shore’s first yard line and five seconds to play, Jewett chose to go for the win and not the tie. Thanks to the effort of R-P’s line and running back Theo Stevenson, that choice paid off as the Rockets improved to 3-1.

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