Monday, November 26, 2018

All Blog 2018

This is the first time ever we have done an All Blog team. It was tough with 16 teams and us picking an offense and a defense. There will be 12 players on each side of the ball plus a kicker and a punter. We also included our Overall Player of the Year, as well as, Defensive Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year.

Overall Player of the Year
E/RB/DB/KR Jalen Johnson Sr, Monroe

Chris's Comment: I saw Johnson play three times this season. He was one of the best football players I have seen all year. People came to their feet every time he touched the ball. Johnson was one of the many reasons you saw a resurgence in Monroe High football this season.

Offensive Player of the Year
E/RB Tristen Hines Jr, Milan

Gary's Comment:  A threat to take it to the house every time he touched the ball. His versatility is what makes him so valuable. Run it, catch it, he can do it all. 

Defensive Player of the Year
LB Johnny Blanzy Jr, Grosse Ile

Chris's Comment: Blanzy was a man among boys in every game this year. The physical junior was virtually unblockable and when he tackled you, you knew it.

Coach of the Year
Jon Bodner, Grosse Ile 9-1

Bodner led the Grosse Ile to their first 9-0 regular season since 1965. The Red Devils fell in the playoffs 28-21 to Chelsea, which finished runner-up in Division 4 this season.

Offense
OL Joe Schnorberger Sr, Monroe
OL Maverick LeMothe Sr, Grosse Ile
OL Chris Beck Sr, Milan
OL Cade Nelson Sr, Bedford
OL Chris Janice Sr, Carlson
QB Maleik Linton Sr, Monroe
RB Logan Murphy Sr, Whiteford
RB Luke Harwood Sr, Grosse Ile
RB Christian Brown Jr, Bedford
E    Bryce Smith Jr, Summerfield
E    Karar Al-rekabi Sr, Grosse Ile
E    Bryce Iott Sr, SMCC
K   Joe Pizzo So, Grosse Ile

Defense
DL DeShaun Williams Sr, Whiteford
DL Alex Longenbarger Sr, Ida
DL Blake Wingate Sr, Bedford
DL Gus Flint, Jr, SMCC
LB Sam Cousino Jr, SMCC
LB Kyle Naif Sr, Riverview
LB Hayes Brooks Sr, Monroe
LB McCallister McAvoy Sr, Dundee
DB Walter Turner Jr, Carlson
DB Evan Furtney Jr, Milan
DB Hunter Lake Sr, Whiteford
DB Brendan Dafoe Jr, Summerfield
P    Luke Williams Jr, Dundee

Monday, November 19, 2018

All Huron League 2018

Because the blog started with the Huron League and we cover all eight Huron League teams we will be picking our All League Teams and Players of the Year again. 

We will pick an Offensive Player of the Year, a Defensive Player of the Year and an Overall Player of the Year. We will then pick 12 offensive players, 12 defensive players, a kicker and a punter for our All-League teams. Our Players of the Year will not be included in these All League teams.

1st Team Offense
OL Maverick LaMothe Sr, Grosse Ile
OL Briggs Hehl Sr, SMCC
OL Chris Beck Sr, Milan
OL Garrett Vineski Jr, Riverview
OL Conner Bogdanski, Jr SMCC
QB Zak Thompson Sr, Grosse Ile
RB Hunter Aeschbacker Sr, Milan
RB Bryce Bondy Sr, Airport
RB Alex Morgan Jr, SMCC
E   Karar Al-rekabi Sr, Grosse Ile
E   Steffan Dyl  Sr, Airport
E   Bryce Iott Sr, SMCC
K  Joe Pizzo So, Grosse Ile


1st Team Defense
DL Matt Dishon Sr, Grosse Ile
DL Gus Flint Jr, SMCC
DL Antonio Alongi Sr, Grosse Ile
DL Bruce Bennett Sr, Huron
LB Josh Zemmin Jr, Grosse Ile
LB Sam Cousino Jr, SMCC
LB Justin Chambliss Jr, Airport
LB Mike Simons Sr, Flat Rock
DB Steven Rice Sr, Riverview
DB Evan Furtney Jr, Milan
DB Seth Kamin Sr, Flat Rock
DB John Ritchie Sr, SMCC
P    D.J. Jones Sr, Milan

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Huron League Player of the Year

Because the blog started with the Huron League and we cover all eight Huron League teams we will be picking our All League Teams and Players of the Year again. 

We will pick an Offensive Player of the Year, a Defensive Player of the Year and an Overall Player of the Year. We will then pick 12 offensive players, 12 defensive players, a kicker and a punter for our All-League teams. Our Players of the Year will not be included in these All League teams.

This was once again a great year for high school football in the Huron League. There were so many good and great players. The Huron League Player of the Year is a title given to who we at the blog feel is the best All-Around football player in the Huron League. They don't just excel on one side of the ball, but both sides of the ball. Their teams win and they have a profound effect on why their teams win. This year was the hardest since we started doing this on the blog. With that said, we have and must go with Co-Players of the Year because both of these kids are deserving.

Grosse Ile junior Johnny Blanzy and Milan junior Tristen Hines have been chosen as the Co-Players of the Year in the Huron League.

Blanzy is a 6-1, 210 LB/OL that recorded 148 tackles on the season for the Huron League Champion Red Devils. Blanzy literally dominated from his defensive position every game as he averaged more than 14 tackles per game. For his varsity career, Blanzy has 279 tackles in 19 games. Blanzy was a force on the offensive line for a team that produced over 4,000 yards of total offense.



Click Here ---> Johnny Blanzy Highlights

Hines burst onto the Huron League scene as a freshman and has a stellar career thus far on both sides of the ball. The 5-11, 170 lb player rushed for 702 yards and 10 TD's and also caught 54 passes for 974 yards and 11 TD's. On defense, Hines recorded 88 tackles which led the Big Reds and also added 3 interceptions giving him 11 for his career.



Click Here ---> Tristen Hines Highlights

Others Considered for the award were: Bryce Bondy (Airport), Sam Cousino (SMCC) and Kyle Naif (Riverview)

Huron League Defensive Player of the Year

Because the blog started with the Huron League and we cover all eight Huron League teams we will be picking our All League Teams and Players of the Year again. 

We will pick an Offensive Player of the Year, a Defensive Player of the Year and an Overall Player of the Year. We will then pick 12 offensive players, 12 defensive players, a kicker and a punter for our All-League teams. Our Players of the Year will not be included in these All League teams.

Riverview's Kyle Naif has been chosen as the Huron League Defensive Player of the Year. The 6-1, 210 lb senior LB was a 3 year starter for the Bucs and led the team in tackles this season with 101.



Riverview was 20-12 in Naif's three seasons on varsity. The Pirates won the Huron League his junior year and had arguably one of the best defenses in the league this season.

Click Here---> Kyle Naif Highlights

Others considered for the award were: Johnny Blanzy (Grosse Ile), Tristen Hines (Milan) and Sam Cousino(SMCC)

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Huron League Offensive Player of the Year

Because the blog started with the Huron League and we cover all eight Huron League teams we will be picking our All League Teams and Players of the Year again. 

We will pick an Offensive Player of the Year, a Defensive Player of the Year and an Overall Player of the Year. We will then pick 12 offensive players, 12 defensive players, a kicker and a punter for our All-League teams. Our Players of the Year will not be included in these All League teams.

Grosse Ile's Luke Harwood has been named the Huron League Offensive Player of the Year. The 5-11, 190 lb RB ran for 1,560 yards and 14 TD's. Harwood also hauled in 16 passes for another 286 yards and a score.

Harwood's perfect combination of size and speed helped the Red Devils to their first 9-0 regular season since 1965.



Grosse Ile was 19-10 overall in Harwood's 3 years on varsity, which included two Huron League Championships.

Click Here ---> Luke Harwood Highlights

Others considered for the award were: Hunter Aeschbacker (Milan), Bryce Bondy (Airport), Tristen Hines (Milan) and  Zak Thompson (Grosse Ile).

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

All-Blog and All-Huron League

We will be doing both of these this year. Just takes a little time to put together. We will also have players of the year.