Vote for Michigan high school football Player of the Week from state semifinals, finals

We have considered 20 candidates for Michigan’s High School Football Player of the Week from the 11-player state semi-finals and the 8-player championship games.

The poll will remain open until 9:00 a.m. on Friday, November 26, and we will post the results shortly afterwards.

As always, the winner will not be awarded a prize and voting will not affect post-season awards.

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Now the candidates.

Cole Jankowski (14) and Frankenmuth lost in the state semi-finals against Grand Rapids Catholic Central. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

Cole Jankowski, Frankenmuth

Jankowski took over the majority of Frankenmuth’s offensive duties after star back Cole Lindow was injured in a 35-0 loss to Grand Rapids Catholic Central. Jankowski ran 24 times for 95 yards and added four tackles on defense.

Grand Rapids Catholic Central Football defeated Frankenmuth in the Division 5 semifinals

John Passinault (2) from Grand Rapids Catholic Central had five TDs in his hand in the semi-final win against Frankenmuth. (Kaytie Boomer | Boomer |

John Passinault, Grand Rapids Catholic Headquarters

Passinault positioned Grand Rapids Catholic Central to defend his state title in Division 5 and led the Cougars to a 35-0 semi-final win over Frankenmuth. Passinault led Catholic Headquarters at 85 yards, including TD runs of 1, 11 and 2 yards. He also completed 20 of 27 passes for 321 yards, including TD passes of 20 and 3 yards.

Nick Fish, Chelsea

Fisk had touchdown catches of 15 and 23 yards in a 30-27 win over Freeland. His second TD catch of 23 yards was the game winner.

Byron Huckeby, Freeland

Huckeby stormed for two touchdowns and threw for two more 77 and 44 yards in a 30-27 loss to Freeland.

Asher Bryja, Lenawee Christian

Bryja opened the game and ended it with touchdowns, leading Lenawee to a 31:20 win over Suttons Bay in the eight-player Division 1 final. He had a 22 yard pick six to start scoring and then broke out for a 33 yard TD run which iced him over. Bryja was 15 of 23 passing games for 229 yards and ran for 143 yards and two scores. He also had 13 tackles.

St. Patrick vs. North Central

Luke Gorzinski led Powers North Central to a 63-0 win over Colon. (MLive file photo by Nicole Hester)Nicole Hester /

Luke Gorzinski, Powers North Central

The junior quarterback led his team to a 63-0 win over Colon in the Division 2 final of eight-player football. He threw for 84 yards and a touchdown, stormed for 125 yards and a score, and caught a 48 yard TD pass while also notching 10 tackles on defense.

Frankenmuth receives Marine City in the quarter-final soccer game of Division 5

The junior Charles Tigert (1) from Maine City scored two TDs in the semi-final win over Portland. (Kaytie Boomer | Kaytie Boomer |

Charles Tigert, Marine City

Tigert stormed 11 times for 104 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-7 win over Portland, according to the Port Huron Times-Herald.

Connor Russell, Pewamo-Westphalia

Russell had two interceptions, including one in the last minute that sealed a 28-21 win over Traverse City St. Francis, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Michigan Center vs. Warren Michigan Collegiate in a MHSAA Division 6 football semifinals

Deion Black, 11, was involved in three TDs in Warren Michigan Collegiate’s win over the Michigan Center. (J. Scott Park | J. Scott Park |

Deion Black, Warren Michigan College

Black intercepted two passes, stormed for 88 yards and two touchdowns, and threw a TD pass in a 36-29 win over the Michigan Center.

Division 2 MHSAA Football Semifinals: Mona Shores receives Traverse City Central

Traverse City Central’s Josh Burnham scored three TDs in their semi-final win over South Lyon. (Cory Morse | Morse |

Josh Burnham, Traverse City Central

The senior quarterback was unstoppable in Central’s 56-20 win over South Lyon as he had 172 yards and three touchdowns. He also grabbed a defense interception.

Muskegon Mona Shores vs. Warren De La Salle in the MHSAA Division 2 High School Football Championship - January 22, 2021

Warren De La Salle’s Brady Drogosh (12) was involved in five TDs in the semi-final win against Livonia Franklin. (MLive file photo by Mike Mulholland)Mike Mulholland |

Brady Drogosh, Warren De La Salle

His strong season continued with defeating Livonia Franklin in the D2 semi-finals, when he had rousing touchdowns of 52 yards and 73 yards. He also had pass touchdowns of 61 yards, 49 yards and 36 yards.

Grand Blanc faces Rochester Adams in the Division 1 semi-finals

Elijah Jackson-Anderson (2) scored all three Grand Blanc TDs in a 40:20 loss to Rochester Adams. (Isaac Ritchey | Ritchey |

Elijah Jackson-Anderson, Grand Blanc

Despite Grand Blanc’s loss to Adams, Jackson-Anderson was not at fault. He finished with 103 yards of rushing and one touchdown while also counting 94 yards of receiving and two touchdowns. He scored a 93-yard run and an 81-yard screen pass.

West Bloomfield at SH Stevenson

Sterling Heights Stevenson’s Jordan Kwiatkowski (right) had two touchdowns and two 14 tackles in a loss to Belleville. (MLive file photo by Nicole Hester)Nicole Hester /

Jordan Kwiatkowski, Sterling Heights Stevenson

Kwiatkowski contributed to a Belleville loss in a number of ways, finishing with 12 rushs for 54 yards and one touchdown while adding five receptions for 64 yards and one touchdown. On defense, he added 14 tackles, including four for a loss to go with a sack and a forced fumble.

MHSAA Soccer: Detroit Martin Luther King vs. Mona Shores - September 3, 2021

Detroit’s Dante Moore Martin Luther King went through for three TDs in the first half of a semi-final win over Mason. (MLive file photo by Mike Mulholland)Mike Mulholland |

Dante Moore, Detroit Martin Luther King

King was so dominant in his win over Mason that Moore had to sit on the bench in the second half because they didn’t need him. Still, he was 7-for-8 pass for 194 yards and three touchdowns in the first two quarters.

Grand Blanc faces Rochester Adams in the Division 1 semi-finals

Rochester Adams junior quarterback Parker Picot was involved in four TDs in a 40-20 win over Grand Blanc. (Isaac Ritchey | Ritchey |

Parker Picot, Rochester Adams

Picot was the difference maker in the 40-20 win over Grand Blanc when he finished 6v12 passes for 152 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball 31 times for 151 yards and one more score.

Grand Blanc faces Rochester Adams in the Division 1 semi-finals

Rochester Adams Senior Christian Schomer (left) scored two TDs and was intercepted in a 40-20 win over Grand Blanc. (Isaac Ritchey | Ritchey |

Christian Schomer, Rochester Adams

Schomer played batting games on both sides of the ball in defeating Grand Blanc. He finished with four receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns while recording an interception and pass deflection which allowed another Adams player to have an interception return for a touchdown.

Belleville, Fordson D1 regional soccer championship

Belleville’s Bryce Underwood (19) had a hand in four TDs in a win over Sterling Heights Stevenson.Alyte Katilius |

Bryce Underwood, Belleville

Underwood passed for three touchdowns and stormed for another TD in a 40-19 win over Sterling Heights Stevenson.

Hudsonville Unity Christian vs. Edwardsburg Football

Unity Christian’s Abraham Rappuhn (24) stormed in the semi-final win against Edwardsburg for three TDs. (Photo by Carlin Stiehl | Stiehl |

Abraham Rappuhn, Hudsonville Unity Christian

Rappuhn stormed for 199 yards and three touchdowns in the Crusaders’ 58-8 over Edwardsburg.

HS soccer: Lawton vs. Lumen Christi

Lawton’s Landon Motter (4) had participated in three TDs in the semi-final victory against Jackson Lumen Christi. (Annie Barker |

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Landon Motter, Lawton

Motter completed 3 of 7 passes for 68 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown, while carrying 11 times for 42 yards and two more points in the Blue Devils 21-20 win over Jackson Lumen Christi. His final touchdown and two-point conversion run gave Lawton a 21-20 lead with 46 seconds to go.

MHSAA Division 5 Football Finals: Almont vs. Lansing Catholic

Jonah Richards (63) from Lansing Katholik scored a 36-yard field goal in the semifinals against Standish-Sterling. (Cory Morse |
Cory Morse |

Jonah Richards, Lansing Catholic Headquarters

The senior linebacker had a great game in an 18-7 win against Standish-Sterling. Richards had eight tackles, including a four-down sack that swung the swing. He iced the game with a 36-yard field goal.

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