Final 3 football stars of the year
Indeed, it was a fast few months from the start of practice in August to the state finals this past weekend, but the 2011 is in the books.
As the K-Man has done all season, he'll offer his 3 stars of the week for what was the final football week of the season.
Jayru Campbell, Detroit Cass Tech - OK, so Campbell doesn't play for an Oakland County school. Still, it's hard to ignore his performance in a shocking blowout of Novi Detroit Catholic Central in the Division 1 final. Just a freshman, that's right, a freshman, Campbell threw for 240 yards and tied a state record with five touchdown passes. I guess that means we'll be hearing a lot about this kid over the next three years.
Spencer McInnis, Orchard Lake St. Mary's - The Eaglets ended years of frustration in the state finals with a 45-7 shellacking of Mt. Pleasant in the Division 3 final. McInnis ran left, right, up the middle and everywhere else on the Oilers, finishing with over 200 yards and three touchdowns. Hopefully some college program will give this kid a shot.
Devin Church, Birmingham Brother Rice/Prescott Line, Oxford - Sorry, but the K-Man has to have this honor shared this week because both are deserving. Church continued his holy play in the state playoffs, rushing for 244 yards and two touchdowns in a 24-14 win over Lowell in the Division 2 state final, in the process setting a school record for rushing yards in a season. In what classifies as a brilliant decision, Line was voted as the Player of the Year in Division 1-2 after he made a million tackles on the season at linebacker and ran for seemingly a billion yards at running back. There was no other player even close to measuring up.