Six Area Players Named to 8-Man All-State Team

POWERS, Mich. (AP) — Quarterback Jason Whitens of Powers North Central High School has been named The Associated Press 2016 Player of the Year for 8-man football in Michigan.

It is the second straight year he has received the honor.

Whitens headlines the 2016 All-State Team that also features North Central’s Bobby Kleiman, Deckerville’s Austin Spaetzel and Reese Bays-Kramer, Crystal Falls Forest Park’s Dan Nocerini, Ewen-Trout Creek’s Jake Witt, Pickford’s Wyatt Boik and Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian’s Braydon Sherrod.

North Central coach Kevin Bellefeuil was selected Coach of the Year.

Voting was by a panel of AP member sportswriters from around the state.

ALL-STATE

QB/DB Jason Whitens, Powers North Central — Player of the Year

OL/LB Reese Bays-Kramer, Deckerville

RB/LB Wyatt Boik, Pickford

RB/LB Bobby Kleiman, Powers North Central

RB/LB Daniel Nocerini, Forest Park

QB/DB Braydon Sherrod, Tri-Unity

OL/DL Austin Spaetzel, Deckerville

WR/DL Jake Witt, Ewen Trout Creek

Honorable Mention: DE/OL Jordan Bailey, Cedarville; QB/DB John Basile, New Haven Merritt; DL/OL Taylor Belongie, Powers North Central; RB/LB David Binder, OwenGage; DL/OL Garrett Bybee-Mullins, Forest Area; QB/DB Trevor Brawley, Engadine; RB Erick Carey, Marion; OL/DL Greg Doll, Portland St. Patrick; OL Chase Fremstad, Dryden; RB Sam Hodge, Portland St. Patrick; DE Bryce Hornick, Stephenson; OL/LB Jeremy Johnson, Forest Park; QB/DB Brandon Pattulo, Deckerville; OL/DE Tanner Poupore, Powers North Central; QB/DB Hollis Thomas, Forest Area; RB/LB Jake Warack, Owendale-Gagetown

COACH OF THE YEAR

Kevin Bellefeuil, Powers North Central

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