Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Varsity Athletic Players of the Week

Jake Weilnau and Sam Brettschneider, RBs, Ida: The Bluestreaks’ two-headed monster at running back terrorized Dearborn Heights Robichaud, as Weilnau (15 carries, 187 yards, touchdown) and Brettschneider (16 carries, 122 yards, two touchdowns) combined for 309 of Ida’s 410 rushing yards, as well as three scores in a 62-20 rout of Robichaud. The 62 points is the most Ida has ever scored in a playoff game. The win also marked the fifth consecutive season the Blue Streaks have won a playoff game. Up next for Ida is a rematch with Detroit Denby for a District Championship.

Alex Morgan, RB, SMCC: Morgan continued his strong late season play into the playoffs. He rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons outlasted Sand Creek 52-34. The win was the Falcons’ first playoff win at Navarre Field since 2014 when they defeated Clinton 50-15 in the District Championship game. Oddly enough, both teams will meet at Navarre for the District Championship this Friday.

Tristen Hines, RB/WR, Milan: Hines did everything for Milan, as he rang up 179 yards from scrimmage (130 rushing, 49 receiving), caught two touchdown passes, and also threw a pass for a two-point conversion in Milan’s 36-0 shutout of Detroit Cody. 

Hunter Aeschbacker, RB, Milan: Despite sustaining a shoulder injury, Aeschbacker still had another day at the office for the Big Reds. The senior rushed for 101 yards and three scores in the win over Cody. Milan will host Chelsea, who eliminated the Reds last season, on Friday.

Jared Banks and Jalen Johnson, RBs, Monroe: Banks (183 rush yards, two scores) and Johnson (131 rush yards, two scores) combined for 314 rushing yards and four touchdowns in Monroe’s 62-28 thrashing of Woodhaven. It was the Trojans’ first playoff win since 2014 when they defeated Dearborn 47-15 in the opening round. Banks only needs eight rushing yards to surpass 2,500 for his career.

Maleik Linton, QB, Monroe: Linton also carved up Woodhaven on Friday night, as he rushed for 109 yards and three scores, and passed for 72 yards and a score. The Trojans travel to Belleville for the District Championship.

Christian Brown, RB, Bedford: It was business as usual for Brown, as he rushed for 167 yards and four scores in Bedford’s 55-21 win over Dearborn Heights Crestwood. The Mules got their first playoff win since 2016, when they defeated Livonia Franklin 39-22 in the District Championship. Both teams will meet again this Friday for a District Title again.

Logan Murphy and Zack Bertz, RBs, Whiteford: It was another day at the office for Murphy (146 yards, touchdown) and Bertz (128 yards, three scores), as they combined for 274 rushing yards and four touchdowns in Whiteford’s 51-14 win over Lenawee Christian. The Bobcats will put their 24-game winning streak on the line when they travel to Reading for the District Championship on Friday.


Anonymous said...

CC last win at home was actually verse Grass Lake not Clinton. Grass Lake was first then came Clinton.

Gary Hauf said...

Read again what you wrote. CC’s LAST home win was against Clinton in 2014.

Anonymous said...

Great choices guys. I would just like to put my two cents worth in for Dom wood, he had 150 yards on just a handful of carries.

Anonymous said...

my bad Gary, my mistake. Cannot wait to hear your voice this Friday.

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