West Bloomfield High’s Maxwell Hairston runs for a touchdown earlier this season. Hairston earned All-Association honors.

West Bloomfield High’s Maxwell Hairston runs for a touchdown earlier this season. Hairston earned All-Association honors.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes


OAA honors top football players

By: Zachary Manning | C&G Newspapers | Published December 7, 2020

 Birmingham Groves’ Kyle Coleman (2) and Jackson Tinsley (9) celebrate a play earlier this season. Both earned All-Association honors.

Birmingham Groves’ Kyle Coleman (2) and Jackson Tinsley (9) celebrate a play earlier this season. Both earned All-Association honors.

Photo by Deb Jacques

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OAKLAND COUNTY — Though the season is paused, the Oakland Activities Association has released its honor teams for the shortened season.

The league has a few teams left the playoffs, and each league had a tight race at the top. Following is a breakdown of each division and the players who earned All-Association honors.

 

OAA Red
Clarkston High took the top spot in the division with an unblemished 5-0 record. Following Clarkston were West Bloomfield High (4-1), Southfield A&T (2-2), Lake Orion High (1-2), Oxford High (1-3) and Oak Park High (0-5).

Clarkston coach Kurt Richardson was named Red Division Coach of the Year.

All-Association players were Rocco Spindler, Garrett Dellinger, Ben Haas, Owen Foster, Mike DePillo, Logan Forbes, Caleb Stalworth, Alec Boan, Stephen Rusnak and Kyle Juzysta, Clarkston; Donovan Edwards, Dillon Tatum, Amir Herring, Terell Thurman, Jaden Green, Jordan Hoskins, Maxwell Hairston, Sammy Lafata and Chris Johnson, West Bloomfield; Abdul Jabbar, Isaiah Marshall, Jaheem Lloyd, Jeff Bowens, Dayvon Young, Robert Army and Darnell Adams Jr., Southfield A&T; Kade Manzo, Joey Thede, Mitchell DeBrincat, Brock Iwanski, TK Fikes and Ethan Strand, Lake Orion; Carter Gilbert, Gavin Green, Tate Myre, Jack Wandri, Brennan Mielnicki and John Valvo, Oxford; and Charles Gillespie, Anthony Collins, James Burnley and KyShuan Jackson, Oak Park.

 

OAA White
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (5-0) edged out Birmingham Seaholm (4-1) for the division title. Following the top two squads were North Farmington (2-3), Birmingham Groves (2-3), Rochester Adams (2-3) and Farmington High (0-5).

Stoney Creek’s Nick Merlo was awarded Coach of the Year.

All-Association honors went to Cam’ron Buford, John Rayba, Cole Luhmann, Austin Jordan, Aden Smith, Josef Engelhardt, Grant Lowery, Kevarr Ellis and Carson Chambers, Stoney Creek; Will McBride, Caleb Knoer, Jake LaBarre, Miles Mentag, Caden DeWald, Jack Jurkovich, Jack Trinch, Leo Adams and Jackson Vance, Seaholm; Jacob Bousamara, Aaron Rice, Jasper Beeler, Justin Bryant, Justin Whitehorn, Massimo Sgamboti and Jai’Lun Hampton, North Farmington; Kyle Coleman, Jackson Tinsley, Ben Simmons, Jaden Mangham, Logan Flaherty and Joe Hess, Groves; Parker Picot, Alex DeGreick, Tait Picot, Griffin Henke, William Hart and Santino Orsini, Adams; and Jacob Sanders, Anthony Grandberry and Javen Culpepper, Farmington.

 

OAA Blue

Like the other divisions, the OAA Blue was a tight race, with Rochester High (6-0) leading the way. Following the Falcons were Ferndale High (4-1), Berkley High (3-2), Bloomfield Hills High (3-2), Auburn Hills Avondale (3-3), Troy Athens (2-3), Troy High (2-3), Royal Oak High (1-4) and Pontiac High (0-6).

Rochester’s Erik Vernon was named Coach of the Year.

All-Association honorees were Bobby Kronner, Preston Schroyer, Noah Howes, Kavan Troy, Alex Bueno, Jaiden Bolden, Nick Terenzi, Aiden Harris and Cam Czerwein, Rochester; Zion Fields, Martin Taylor, Dylan Jones, Jordan Malone, Pat Washington, Josh Cook, Anthony Akabuo and Kyjuan Monroe, Ferndale; Liam Sarris, Codey Rigly, Ian Domzalski, Henry Pennington, Jake Domzalski and David Rolands, Berkley; Tanner Slazinksi, Brody Snyder, Andrew Siespierski, Shane Winter, Antonio Mitchell and Joey Dorsch, Bloomfield Hills; DeShawn Robinson, Brian Keturakis, Jake Herzog, Garrett Weeks, Reece Betts, Javonn Carter and Corban Small, Avondale; Nate Hazen, Colin Siterlet, Trey Vincent and Waides Ashmon, Troy Athens; Sebastian Orzame, Jack Matthews, Jose Manzanares, Ryan Peluso and Darius Whiteside II, Troy; Jesse Hosington, Quincy Mendez and Dustin Moser, Royal Oak; and Taveion Etchen and Lavon Farria, Pontiac.

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