Eastpointe High’s Davion Watkins wins MAC Gold MVP

By: Zachary Manning | Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider | Published December 9, 2019

 Eastpointe High’s’ Davion Watkins celebrates a touchdown during a game earlier this year. Watkins was named MVP of the MAC Gold.

Eastpointe High’s’ Davion Watkins celebrates a touchdown during a game earlier this year. Watkins was named MVP of the MAC Gold.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

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EASTPOINTE — In every game Eastpointe High football played this season, Davion Watkins garnered the attention of every opponent.

So much so, his league voted him as the Most Valuable Player in the Macomb Area Conference Gold Division.

“I forgot that there was even a (MAC) Gold player of the year, because I was so focused on trying to make it to Ford Field and win games,” Watkins said. “I’m happy they gave it to me.”

Watkins put together a solid senior campaign, collecting 667 receiving yards and six touchdowns, while adding 575 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground.

Offense wasn’t the only place the Shamrocks star made his presence felt. He returned three kicks for touchdowns and collected five interceptions, with one being returned for a score.

“I can play any position,” Watkins said. “I played QB, running back, receiver, cornerback, safety, punt returner, kick returner. I did whatever the team needed me to do this year.”

In terms of what’s next for Watkins, he is exploring his college options. He said that he currently holds offers from the University of Toledo, Grand Valley State University and Ferris State University.

To succeed at the next level, Watkins said he is continuing to work on getting stronger and faster.

While his on-field play helped lead the Shamrocks to the program’s second playoff appearance in school history, coach Al Demps also applauded Watkins’ leadership ability and his team-first attitude.

“The thing that stands out the most about him is how humble he is,” Demps said. “Sometimes you have guys with all that talent, and they’re not so humble and not team-oriented. It’s all about them. That wasn’t him at all.”

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