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PREP FOOTBALL: First-team, second-team and honorable mention teams for offense and defense

First Team Offense

QB - Robert Backus, Mt. Pleasant, 5-11, 165, Sr. – Second team All-SVL. 122-of-195, 1,888 yards, 20 TDs, eight INTs. 87 rushes, 380 yards, four TDs.

RB - Bryan Shaw, Ithaca, 5-11, 225, Sr. – HM All-State, first team All-TVC West. 122 rushes, 1,034 yards, 8.5 per carry, 21 TDs.

RB - Michael Tweh, Mt. Pleasant, 5-11, 215, Sr. – Second team All-SVL. 1,184 rushing yards, 19 TDs in eight games. 6.8 ypc. School-record 4,693 rushing yards.

WR - Josh Hafner, Ithaca, 6-2, 175, Sr. – HM All-State. First team All-TVC West. 48 catches, 770 yards, 10 TDs. 39 tackles, seven INTs, five passes defensed.

WR - Evan Huber, Mt. Pleasant, 5-7, 150, Sr. – SVL North MVP. First team SVL. 47 catches, 785 yards. 24 rushes, 289 yards. 10 total TDs.

OL - Matt Dietz, Chippewa Hills, 6-2, 265, Sr. – First team All-CSAA. Best blocker on team that gained 2,112 rushing yards and threw for an additional 801.

OL - Rickey King, Ithaca, 6-2, 200, Sr. – First team All-TVC West. Standout offensive lineman on Division 6 state title team.

OL - Thomas Fussman, Beal City, 5-11, 200, Jr. – Key offensive lineman for team that rushed for 3,868 yards and threw for an additional 1,726.

OL - Mike Hale, Vestaburg, 5-11, 220, Sr. – First team All-MSAC. Pulling guard, a standout all season. One of fastest players on team despite size. Over 35 pancakes.

OL - Mitch Mills, Fulton, 5-11, 205, Jr. – First team All-CMAC. Moved around quite a bit, versatile player. Pirates ran behind him most of the time.

Utility - Dustin Neyer, Sacred Heart, 6-0, 175, Sr. – Honorable mention All-State. First team all-MSAC. 98-of-125, 1,299 yards, 13 TDs, 14 INTs. 113 carries, 868 yards, 10 TDs.

K - Matt Kornexl, Sacred Heart, 5-7, 120, WR – Two touchbacks on 51 kickoffs. 29-of-32 PATs. 3-of-6 FGs. Long of 33. First team All-MSAC.

Coach – Lou Rau, Beal City – Led the Aggies to a 13-1 record and a second straight appearance in the Division 8 state title game.



Second Team Offense

QB - Kurt Gross, Beal City, 6-0, 155, Sr. – First team All-Highland Conference. 79-of-121, 1,718 yards, 23 TDs, four INTs.

RB - Will Beedy, Carson City-Crystal, 5-10, 185, Sr. – 135 carries, 1,092 yards, 8.1 per carry, 11 TDs. First team All-MSAC.

RB - Matt Hasler, St. Louis, 5-9, 150, Sr. – First team All-TVC West. 256 rushes, 1,516 yards, 5.9 per carry. 168.4 yards per game, nine TDs.

WR - Brooks Hyble, Sacred Heart, 6-6, 220 – First team All-MSAC. 37 catches, 582 yards, nine TDs.

WR - Tyler Kelsey, Chippewa Hills, 6-2, 180, Jr. – First team All-CSAA. 23 catches, 523 yards, 22.7 ypr, long of 79 yards, three TDs.

OL - Matt Motz, Sacred Heart, 6-4, 210, Sr. – Two-year starter. Shotgun snapper, called out all the signals on the line. First team All-MSAC.

OL - Mark Drake, Coleman, 5-11, 220, Sr. – First team All-MSAC. Starting center last two years. Led Comets to 2,719 yards passing and 35 TDs plus 1,298 rushing yards and 18 TDs.

OL - Seth Horton, Clare, Sr. – First team All-JPC. Was a key blocker in the Pioneers’ power running attack.

OL - Grant Mills, Ithaca, 6-2, 240, Sr. – Helped Ithaca to 3,458 passing yards and 2,614 rushing yards plus a state title. First team All-TVC West.

OL - Liam Morgan, Ithaca, 5-10, 195, Sr. – Another very talented offensive lineman In Yellowjackets’ offense that piled up the points and yardage. First team All-TVC West.

K - Kamden Dice, Clare, So. – Three touchbacks in 31 kickoffs. 19-of-19 on point-after attempts, 2-of-3 on FG attempts. Long field goal of 27 yards. First team All-JPC.

Coach – Devin Pringle, Carson City-Crystal – Led the Eagles to a 10-1 record and first 9-0 regular season finish in school history which included winning the outright MSAC title.



Honorable Mention Offense

Quarterbacks

Jake Litwiller, Fulton, 6-1, 190, So. – 48-of-91, 811 yards, six TDs, seven INTs. 42 rushes for 182 yards and five TDs. Honorable mention All-CMAC.

Running Backs

Tyler Spade, Fulton, 5-9, 180, Sr. – 133 carries, 932 yards, 7.0 ypc, 103.6 rushing yards per game. Second team All-CMAC.

Randy Johnston, Fulton, Jr. – 59 carries, 467 yards, five TDs. Honorable mention All-CMAC.

Keigan Ryckman, Vestaburg, 5-7, 165, Sr. – Honorable mention All-State, First team All-MSAC. 87 rushes, 790 yards, eight TDs. Long run of 62 yards. 12 receptions, 166 yards, two TDs.

Zach Taubitz, Montabella, Jr. – 131 rushes, 670 yards, 11 TDs. 13 catches, 146 yards.

Brandon Stressman, Shepherd, 5-10, 180, Sr. – Second team All-MSAC. 1,200 rushing yards.

Robert Failing, Carson City-Crystal, 5-10, 170, Sr. – 95 carries, 689 yards, 7.3 per carry, 12 TDs. First team All-MSAC.

Wide Receivers

Matt Young, Alma, 6-1, 175, Sr. – 27 receptions, 368 yards, three TDs, one two-pt conversion. First team All-TVC Central.

Austin Blanks, Vestaburg, 6-1, 185, Sr. – 17 catches, 198 yards, two TDs. First team All-MSAC.

Mitchell Franklin, Coleman, 5-11, 165, Jr. – 28 catches, 510 yards, six TDs, three two-point conversions. 66 tackles, one sack, one INT, one fumble return for TD. First team All-MSAC as wide receiver.

Kalebb Perry, Mt. Pleasant, 6-1, 160, So. – 29 catches, 575 yards, six TDs. Eight games played.

Jon-Michael Clark, Mt. Pleasant, 6-0, 235, Sr. – Second team All-SVL. Traditional tight end. Great blocker. 7 catches, 79 yards.

Joe Genia, Mt. Pleasant, 5-10, 170, Sr. – 16 catches, 198 yards, one TD. Missed four games with injury.

Offensive Linemen

Cody Thomas, Fulton, 5-10, 195, Sr. – Second team All-CMAC.

Tyler Ahearn, Sacred Heart, 6-4, 265, Sr. – HM All-Conference.

Jacob Wells, St. Louis, 6-2, 320, Jr. – Second team All-TVC West.

Mitch Ridley, Mt. Pleasant, 6-0, 145, Jr. – 58-of-61 on PATs. Second team All-SVL.



First Team Defense

LB – Christian Benavidez, Vestaburg, 5-11, 170, Sr. – Honorable mention All-State, first-team All-MSAC. 104 tackles, half a sack, three INTs, one fumble recovery.

LB – Joe McGuire, Clare, 5-11, 185, Sr. – 93 tackles. First team All-JPC and honorable mention All-State for the JPC champs.

LB – Dallas Reeser, Ithaca, 6-2, 210, Jr. – First team All-TVC West. 104 tackles, four QB hurries, one fumble recovery.

DL- Jonah Loomis, Ithaca, 5-7, 170, So. – First team All-TVC West. 110 tackles, five hurries, three fumble recoveries, one forced fumble.

DL – Cole Younger, Sacred Heart, 6-3, 215, Sr. – First team all-MSAC. 102 tackles, three sacks for the Irish.

DL – Ray MacGillvray, Mt. Pleasant, 5-10, 180, Sr. – Second team All-SVL. 82 tackles for the Oilers

DL – Cody Wood, Coleman, 6-3, 200, Sr. – 57 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, five sacks, 23 hurries, one fumble recovery, one safety.

DB – Hunter Conley, Chippewa Hills, 5-10, 175, Jr. – First team All-CSAA. 22 tackles, four INTs.

DB – Carson Salisbury, Beal City, 6-0, 175, Sr. – First team All-Highland Conference. 28 tackles, four INTs. 18 receptions, 403 yards, five TDs.

DB – Garner Cusack, Carson City-Crystal, 5-10, 140, So. – First team All-MSAC. 48 tackles, one INT, one blocked kick. 31 pass breakups.

P – Talon Hyde, Fulton, 6-3, 185, Jr. – Second-team All-CMAC player averaged 33 yards per punt. Had 15 catches for 304 yards and two TDs.



Second Team Defense

LB – Nick Hoogerhyde, Beal City, 6-0, 160, Sr. – First team All-Highland Conference. 54 tackles, six sacks, two INTs, four fumble recoveries.

LB – Hunter Buczkowski, Mt. Pleasant, 5-11, 210, So. – 125 tackles.

LB – Landon Burns, Montabella, 5-10, 180, Sr. – 79 tackles, one sack, one INT, two fumble recoveries. First team All-MSAC.

DL- Jordan Buck, Fulton, 6-3, 190, Sr. – 56 tackles, five sacks, one fumble recovery. Second team All-CMAC.

DL – Tyler Gillespie, Clare, Jr. – 58 tackles, two sacks. First team All-JPC.

DL – Clayton Carr, Alma, 6-0, 225, Sr. – 36 tackles, three sacks. First team All-TVC Central.

DL – Justin Shufelt, Shepherd, 6-4, 385, Sr. – Second team All-TVC Central. 38 tackles, six sacks. Excellent offensive lineman

DB – Austin Neyer, Sacred Heart, 6-1, 170, So. – 55 tackles, two INTs. First team All-MSAC.

DB – Boyd Hubbard, Alma, 5-11, 170, Jr. – 63 tackles, one INT. Second team All-TVC Central.

DB – Zach Rogers, Mt. Pleasant, 5-9, 170, Sr. – Second team All-SVL. 97 tackles. Also played linebacker.

P – Walter Mosby, Farwell, 5-10, 145, Sr. – Second-team All-JPC



Honorable Mention Defense

Linebackers

Brendan Hulbert, Fulton, 5-11, 195, Jr. – 82 tackles, two sacks, one forced fumble. Second team All-CMAC.

Jacob Flaugher, Beal City, 6-0, 210, Jr. – First team All-Highland Conference. 79 tackles, two sacks.

Alex Schafer, Beal City, 5-9, 180, Jr. – HM All-Highland Conference. 58 tackles, two sacks, two INTs, one fumble recovery.

Tucker Gross, Beal City, 6-1, 170, So. – HM All-Highland Conference. 57 tackles, two sacks, two INTs, two fumble recoveries.

Wade San Miguel, Breckenridge, 6-1, 220, Jr. – First team All-TVC West. 80 tackles, three INTs.

Justin Cowell, Sacred Heart, 5-10, 185, Sr. – 44 tackles, 1 sack. HM All-MSAC.

Tomas Krepostman, Sacred Heart, 5-10, 175, Jr. – 87 tackles, 1 INT.

Noah Wilson, Fulton, 5-8, 165, Jr. – Second team All-JPC.

Ryan Yeager, Coleman, 6-1, 180, So. – 102 tackles (59 solo), nine tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries. HM All-MSAC.

Scott Postema, Carson City-Crystal, 6-0, 205, Sr. – 70 tackles, two INTs, one fumble recovery. Defensive leader. First team All-MSAC.

Frank Smith, Carson City-Crystal, 6-0, 205, Jr. – First team All-MSAC. 62 tackles.

Isaac Parks, Mt. Pleasant, 5-11, 190, Sr. – 63 tackles. Also played fullback, was lead blocker for offense that led SVL in rushing yards



Defensive Linemen

Mitch Mills, Fulton, 5-11, 205, Jr. – 43 tackles, two sacks, three fumble recoveries. Second team All-CMAC.

Eli Stephens, Fulton, 5-11, 185, Sr. – 20 tackles, one QB hurry. Honorable mention All-CMAC.

Jared Hilden, Vestaburg, 6-3, 215, Jr. – 48 tackles, 2.5 sacks, three forced fumbles. First team All-MSAC.

Blake Scott, Coleman, 6-2, 176, Sr. -37 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks. Missed three games with injury. HM All-MSAC.

Austin Hopkins, Carson City-Crystal, 6-4, 225, Sr. – 52 tackles, three fumble recoveries. First team All-MSAC.

Jackson Miller, St. Louis, 5-5, 175, Sr. – 28 tackles. Second team All-TVC West.

Keith Odykirk, Mt. Pleasant, 6-0, 220, Sr. – HM All-SVL. 62 tackles. Played season with torn ACL.



Defensive Backs

Max Heeke, Mt. Pleasant, 6-0, 160, Sr. – HM All-SVL. 42 tackles, two INTs.

Jake Litwiller, Fulton, 6-1, 190, So. – 38 tackles, one INT. Second team All-CMAC.

Joel Gillespie, Fulton, 5-10, 175, Sr. – 18 tackles, one tackle for loss. Honorable mention All-CMAC.

Alex Matthews, Beal City, 5-8, 155, Jr. – 53 tackles, two sacks, three INTs, two fumble recoveries.

Zack Mizer, St. Louis, 6-0, 160, Jr. – 47 tackles, two INTs. Second team All-TVC West.

Steven Green, Mt. Pleasant, 5-11, 160, Sr. – 55 tackles, one INT.















Last Updated: 12/14/2013 3:36:31 PM EST

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