Macomb Area Conference honors top football players, coaches

By: Jason Carmel Davis | C&G Newspapers | Published December 8, 2017

 Clinton Township Clintondale senior Seth Maisano sets his sights on the end zone during a regular-season win over Center Line High. Maisano earned All-League honors in the Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division.

Clinton Township Clintondale senior Seth Maisano sets his sights on the end zone during a regular-season win over Center Line High. Maisano earned All-League honors in the Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

MACOMB COUNTY — Another football season is in the books for the 35 teams in the Macomb Area Conference, and the league had its share of success this fall.

Madison Heights Madison advanced to a state semifinal, while Utica Eisenhower and Clinton Township Chippewa Valley played in regional finals.

As is customary, MAC coaches convened to honor standout players and coaches with All-League accolades, MVP honors and Coach of the Year recognition, along with Sportsmanship awards.

Following is a listing of all the honorees broken down by division.

MAC Red
Utica Eisenhower’s Jack Morris earned league MVP honors, while his coach, Chris Smith, was named Coach of the Year. Romeo High received the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were seniors Morris, Max Wittwer, Henry Janeway, Derian Doherty, John Fantauzzo and Ben Mets, and junior Caleb Oyster, Eisenhower; seniors Jacob Rybicki and Kevin Krasniqi, and juniors David Ellis, Ja’Von Kimpson, Marcel Lewis and Tommy Schuster, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley; seniors Nathan Goralski, Branden Kehren, Malik Jones and Bailey Komego, and junior Brock Horne, Romeo; juniors Mark Tocco and Dustin Solomon, and senior Pat Donovan, Macomb Dakota; seniors Brian Buchman and James Warner, Warren Mott; and junior Ahmad Abboud, Sterling Heights Stevenson.

Eisenhower went 5-0 to claim the division title. Chippewa Valley was next at 4-1, followed by Romeo (3-2), Dakota (2-3), Mott (1-4) and Stevenson (0-5).

MAC White
Grosse Pointe South’s Jacob Hinkle was named league MVP, while his coach, Tim Brandon, earned Coach of the Year honors. Utica High received the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were seniors Hinkle, Steven Weideman, Anthony DerManulain and Cameron Shook, and juniors Conor McKenna, Miles Dearing and Riley Francis, Grosse Pointe South; seniors Andrew Murphy, Jacob Paul, Isaiah Bailey and Nick Ansted, and juniors Nikko Parrely and Michael Harper, New Baltimore Anchor Bay; seniors Kenneath Redd, Chris Brown, Austin West-Houck, Ethan Campbell and Adam Froude, Fraser High; seniors Kavon Higdon, Stone Tanner and Tyler Siluk, Utica; seniors Noah Heide and Jalen Thomas, Utica Ford II; and senior Dominic Srock, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North.

Grosse Pointe South went 5-0 to win the division. Anchor Bay finished second at 4-1. Fraser High was next at 3-2, followed by Utica at 2-3, Ford II at 1-4 and L’Anse Creuse North at 0-5.

MAC Blue
Grosse Pointe North’s Sheldon Cage earned league MVP honors. North’s Frank Sumbera, Roseville High’s Mike Mahar and Port Huron High’s Ryan Mullins shared Coach of the Year honors. Roseville also received the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were seniors Cage, Pete Ciaravino, Bjorn Bjornsson and John Lizza, and juniors Joe Salisbury and Erickson Glayzard, Grosse Pointe North; junior Derrian Smith, and seniors Dhamon Riley, Austin Behnke, Marcus Fresch, LeVonte Harris and Andrew Vollbach, Roseville; seniors Curtis Corby, Andrew Kennedy, Daniel Beedon, Cameron Enright, Kevin Dashner and Donovan Trevino, Port Huron; seniors Arthur Asberry II and Dequan Watson, and sophomore Christopher Burse, Warren Cousino; seniors Rondea Sherman and Mike Alter, Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse; and senior Joshua Davis, Sterling Heights High.

Grosse Pointe North, Roseville and Port Huron all went 4-1 to share the division title. Cousino was next at 2-3, followed by L’Anse Creuse at 1-4 and Sterling Heights at 0-5.

MAC Gold
Marine City High took home the big MAC Gold awards, as Dawson Haney was named league MVP, while his coach, Ron Glodich, took home Coach of the Year honors. St. Clair Shores Lake Shore received the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were seniors Haney, Justin Headlee, Justin Wiseman, Alex Kelley, Will Patsalis, Logan Brinley and Logan Johnson, Marine City; seniors Noah McNutt, Steven Mason, Theo Ellis, Kofe Kimbrell, Brendan Vanhorn and Braiden McGregor, Port Huron Northern; junior Matt Byrd, and seniors Edvan Walton, Lukas Nummer, Trey Barbour and Jordan Harrison, Warren Woods Tower; seniors Decarlo Bowden and Trevor Scott, Lake Shore; senior Brendan Kolcz and junior Hunter Delor, Marysville High; and senior Ben Davidson and junior Ethan Mahn, St. Clair High.

Marine City finished at 5-0 to win the division. Port Huron Northern finished second at 4-1, followed by Tower at 3-2. Lake Shore, Marysville and St. Clair all went 1-4 in MAC Gold play.

MAC Silver
Warren Fitzgerald senior Gio Kizer was named league MVP, while Madison Heights Madison’s James Rogers took home Coach of the Year honors. St. Clair Shores Lakeview received the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were seniors Kizer, Martez Nelson, Donny Robinson and Elijah Kaigler, junior Treaver Gibbs, and sophomore Lorenzo Jones, Fitzgerald; juniors Austin Brown and Chauncey Ernest, and seniors J’Quan Jones, Zyaire Croskey, Deron Hood, Daniel Lenox and Dominik Rowell, Madison; seniors Dylan Brown, Anthony Harris, Mykael Anderson and Tyrue Everett, and sophomore Davion Watkins, Eastpointe High; seniors Jermichael Johnson and Antonio Goins, St. Clair Shores South Lake; seniors Lloyd Javian and David Cohut, Clawson High; and juniors Ivan Krohta and Damond Duncan, Lakeview.

Madison went 5-0 to win the Silver. Fitzgerald was next at 4-1, followed by Eastpointe (3-2). South Lake, Clawson and Lakeview all finished at 1-4 in divisional play.

MAC Bronze
Clinton Township Clintondale senior Deonte Higgins earned league MVP honors. The first-year coach at Madison Heights Lamphere, Jeff Glynn, was named Coach of the Year. New Haven High received the Sportsmanship Award.

All-League honorees were seniors Higgins, Gleo Wade, Will Bakeman, Seth Maisano and Devin Pratt, and sophomore Carde Johnson, Clintondale; seniors Jacob Thomas, ToRohn Yancey, James Grams, Zach Hilliard, Josh Kincannon, Coltin Diekman, Josh South and Justin Selimi, Lamphere; seniors Zak Senyko and Christian Smith, and juniors Davon Sears, George Talley and Nick Hastings, Center Line High; juniors Donovan Yuchasz, Jarren Johnson and Justin Murphy, Warren Lincoln; and seniors Randy Rudich and Trevor Dusty, New Haven.

Lamphere finished at 4-0 to win the division. Clintondale was second at 3-1, followed by Center Line (2-2), Lincoln (1-3) and New Haven (0-4).