Lake Area Offensive Player of the Week
Zac Saltzgaber Sr QB Byron Center: He ran for 178 yards and three TDs and threw for 146 and another score as Byron Center gave Zeeland West a rare O-K Green loss.
Lake Area Defensive Player of the Week
Cameron Pietrzykowski Sr DL Portage Northern: A quick end who complements Portage Northern’s standout tackle Brandon Kerr, Pietrzykowski made 15 tackles in the Huskies’ defeat of Kalamazoo Central.
Lake Area Small School Players of the Week
Eric Wenzel So QB Kalamazoo United & Anthony Evilsizor Sr RB Constantine: We had to take two from Kalamazoo United’s 62-57 win over Constantine. Wenzel came off the bench to throw for 413 yards and four TDs while running for three more scores; Evilsizor ran for 229 yards and six TDs.
Lake Area Northern Michigan Player of the Week
Nick Apsey Jr RB Maple City Glen Lake: In what was expected to be a battle against unbeaten Charlevoix, Glen Lake whipped short-handed Charlevoix 49-7 .Apsey had TD catches of 91 and 90 yards and also ran for two TDs
Lake Area Coach of the Week
Marc Cisco, Byron Center: Any time you can get a league win against Zeeland West it’s something to savor, and the Bulldogs did 24-14. It was their first defeat of the Dux since Cisco’s first season, 2009.