Warren De La Salle senior defensive back/wide receiver Josh DeBerry reacts after a play Nov. 23 in the Pilots’ Division 2 state title win.

Warren De La Salle senior defensive back/wide receiver Josh DeBerry reacts after a play Nov. 23 in the Pilots’ Division 2 state title win.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


Catholic High School League recognizes top football stars

By: Jacob Herbert | C&G Newspapers | Published December 14, 2018

 Orchard Lake St. Mary’s senior Josh McCarty runs the ball in a game against Macomb Dakota earlier this season. McCarty was named to the All-Catholic team along with teammates Brennan Ebbert and Anthony Enechukwu.

Orchard Lake St. Mary’s senior Josh McCarty runs the ball in a game against Macomb Dakota earlier this season. McCarty was named to the All-Catholic team along with teammates Brennan Ebbert and Anthony Enechukwu.

Photo by Sarah Purlee

METRO DETROIT — The Catholic High School League recently recognized top players from across the league with three honor teams.

Aside from those teams, there were division champions to be crowned. Coach Mike Giannone and Warren De La Salle won the A-B Division for the second straight year, while Clarkston Everest Collegiate and Mike Pruchnicki took home the C-D Division crown. John Filiatraut and Dearborn Divine Child completed the three-peat by winning this year’s Prep Bowl.

Following is a list of each honor team. For more fall honor teams, visit candgnews.com/sports.

All-Catholic
Ben Alderson, Klayton Cornell, John Stickney and Kendel Taylor, Madison Heights Bishop Foley; DaRon Gilbert, Casmer Johnson, Luke Newman and Max Saylor, Birmingham Brother Rice; Matt Griffin, A.J. Massucci, Martin Massucci and Dan Romano, Royal Oak Shrine; Angelo Basilisco, Connor Finkel, Jackson Griskie and Jake Mlynarek, Macomb Lutheran North; Daniel Bowen, Ian Narva, Drew Zelenak and Mickey Walkowiak, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett; Brennan Ebbert, Anthony Enechukwu and Josh McCarty, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s; Joshua DeBerry, Jacob Dobbs, Danny Motowski, Nolan Schultz and Michael Young Jr., Warren De La Salle; and Jaco Fairman, Danny Files, Connor Toomey and Torrell Williams, Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood.

All-League
Griffin Connert, Braden Mussat, Zach Proctor, Jerry Thayer and Aidan Tierney, Bishop Foley; James Donaldson, Greg Piscopin and Ben Zardus, Brother Rice; Payton Bero and Luke Jones, Shrine; Steele Butzin, Jacob Kubuk, Caden Penn and Tyler Trammel, Lutheran North; Connor Barthel, Matthew Belcrest, William Gregory and Giorgio Malkoun, Liggett; Kameron Arnold, Grant Henson, Zach Mazoway and Gabe Skaer, St. Mary’s; Braden Babich, Devin Campbell, Chris Cominos, Michael McGinnity, Evan Vaillancourt and Adam Zepp, De La Salle; and Tariq Muhammad, Kobi Russell and Abhi Thakur, Cranbrook.

All-Academic
Joey Laino, Bishop Foley; Kane Quinlan, Brother Rice; Joey Lynch, Shrine; Garrett Genord, Lutheran North; Zachary Elliot, Liggett; Matt McLain, St. Mary’s; Dino Bucci, De La Salle; and Toomey, Cranbrook.

Coach of the Year
Dan Anderson, Novi Detroit Catholic Central, Central Division; John Callahan, Detroit Loyola, AA Division; Tom Michalsen, Riverview Gabriel Richard, Intersectional 1; and Brian Barnes, Bishop Foley, Intersectional 2.