Twenty-Five Area Athletes, Two Coaches Named to Division 5-6 All-State Teams

BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. (AP) — Berrien Springs’ two-way lineman Phil Paea has been named The Associated Press Division 5-6 football Player of the Year for 2016.

The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Paea played on both offensive and defensive lines for the Shamrocks. He anchored an offensive line that rushed for 3,242 yards as a team while making 53 tackles and three sacks from his defensive tackle position.

Dave LeVasseur of Pinconning was named Coach of the Year.

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

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Phil Paea, Berrien Springs, senior

FIRST-TEAM ALL STATE

QUARTERBACKS

Mason Gee-Montgomery, Stockbridge, senior

El-Julian Jordan, Detroit Central, junior

RUNNING BACKS

Anthony Evilsizor, Constantine, senior

Trey Lewandowski, Roscommon, senior

Keifer Rasner, Menominee, senior

Nick Levicki, Ida, senior

WIDE RECEIVERS

Kolby Canfield, Stockbridge, senior

Sam Neville, Grand Rapids West Catholic, senior

Almount Smith Jr., Southfield Bradford, senior

Anthony Turner, Detroit Cesar Chavez, senior

LINEMAN

Nathan Bellinger, Ithaca, senior

Treyvin Groesser, Portland, senior

Billy Koepf, Remus Chippewa Hills, junior

Jacob Huysken, Schoolcraft, junior

Phil Paea, Berrien Springs, senior

Deron Irving-Bey, Flint Southwestern, senior

Chase Crook, Freeland, senior

Brandon Suydam, Ida, Senior

Ceophus Tucker, Detroit Community, senior

LINEBACKERS

Duke Angers, Maple City Glen Lake, senior

Steven Spenner, Berrien Springs, senior

Dylan Jack, Algonac, senior

Russ Bjorn, Calumet, senior

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Shea Vanness, Pinconning, senior

Brandon Evans, Reed City, senior

Chad Adkerson, Buchanan, senior

Gabe Kanouse, Hemlock, senior

SPECIALIST

David Fox, Grand Rapids West Catholic, senior

KICKER

Adam Culp, Ithaca, junior

PUNTER

Evan Finegan, Madison Heights Bishop Foley, senior

COACH

Dave LeVasseur, Pinconning

SECOND-TEAM ALL-STATE   (nominees receiving two or more votes from the voting panel)

QUARTERBACKS

Ricky Clark, Schoolcraft; Brady Luttrull, Muskegon Oakridge.

RUNNING BACKS

Logan Straub, Reed City; Jake Wilson, Jonesville.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Tyler Brant, Watervliet; Anthony Tavano, Richmond.

LINEMAN

Javaris Jackson, Bridgeport.

LINEBACKERS

Mike VanSumeren, Essexville-Garber; Kris Roche, Frankenmuth; Donovan Slates, Adrian Madison; Brad Klinger, Charlevoix

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Zach Townsend, Freeland; Ian Macon, Detroit Central.

SPECIALIST

Jared Davis, Frankenmuth

KICKER

Liam Putz, Grand Rapids West Catholic; Josh Shaski, Montrose

COACH

Monty Price, Reed City.

HONORABLE MENTION

QUARTERBACKS

Michael Lynn III, Lansing Catholic; Jake Bouma, Calvin Christian; Travis Vida, Clare; Joey Bentley, Ithaca; Nick Putnam, Laingsburg; Cam Summers, Grayling; Cade Peterson, Maple City Glen Lake; Mason Powell, LeRoy Pine River; Cameron Rendo, Watervliet; Darren Shearer, Buchanan; Nic Huntey, Morley-Stanwood, Brendan Piper, Algonac; Chase Churchill, Richmond; Bryce Bearss, Millington.

RUNNING BACKS

Blake Opdycke, Shepherd; Brandon Zinser, Clare; Adonte Calhoun, Detroit Denby; Gavin Masse, Houghton Lake; Logan Lefke, Portland; John DeMura, Montrose; Nick Apsey, Maple City Glen Lake; Remi Wurtz, Durand; Joe Baugh, Boyne City; Nate Nannfeldt, Berrien Springs; Emmett Boehler, Saginaw Swan Valley.

WIDE RECEIVERS

Nolan Anspaugh, Schoolcraft; Ben VanSumeren, Essexville-Garber; Jordan Jones, Laingsburg; Koedy Dole, Grayling; Hunter Esiline, LeRoy Pine River; Kyle Parran, Ida.

LINEMAN

Willoughby Urquhart, Lansing Catholic; Wesley Houska, Ovid-Elsie; Will Dennis, Harrison; Tommy Tiepel, Roscommon; Connor Vieau, Pinconning; Hunter Babbitt, Kent City; Max Kubiak, Freeland.

LINEBACKERS

Zach Hessbrook, Ithaca; Cade Wright, Stockbridge; Ryan Pummell, Clare; Jacob Ager, Boyne City; Ryan Mount, Mason County Central; DeSean Hamilton, Richmond, Jake Kies, Kalkaska; Jordan Watkins, Fennville.

SPECIALIST

DJ Lowery, Remus Chippewa Hills; David Thompson, Ravenna; Darius Atkins, Detroit Central.

KICKER

Justice Sikkema, North Muskegon

PUNTER

Anthony Campana, Clawson

COACH

Aaron Seiser, Beaverton; John Novara, Portland.

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