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High school football has all but wrapped up and a couple of Michigan commits have already brought home a state title. Only two committed prospects are still playing and they’re a big reason why their teams are still alive. Here’s a look at how the future Wolverines did on the gridiron:
Season Totals: McNamara finished the year 167-of-270 passing (61.9 percent) for 2,746 yards and 35 touchdowns against six interceptions. He also rushed for three touchdowns.
Team Record: Damonte Ranch finished the year at 12-1 and was eliminated in the third round of the NIAA 4A northern region of the Nevada state playoffs.
Season Totals: Charbonnet played in 11 of Oaks Christian’s 13 games and finished with 1,795 yards and 17 touchdowns on just 215 totes, averaging more than 160 rushing yards per game and 8.3 yards per attempt. He also had three interceptions, two passes defended and a forced fumble on defense.
Team Record: Oaks Christian finished the year at 12-1 and was eliminated in the third round of the CIF southern section of the California state playoffs.
Season Totals: Branham was 66-of-116 passing (56.9 percent) for 1,003 yards with 12 touchdowns against seven interceptions. He carried the ball 64 times for 295 yards (4.6 yards per carry) and another five scores, and also had two receptions for 44 yards and two touchdowns.
Team Record: Northland finished 8-2 and did not make the playoffs.
Last Game: Jackson and Freedom defeated California last week 35-34 in the third round of the NCS/Les Schwab Tires football championships. Complete stats weren’t available but Jackson did have a 66 yard catch for a touchdown in the game.
Season Totals: Through 10 games, Jackson had 37 carries for 147 yards and three touchdowns, plus 57 catches for 1,088 yards and 11 scores. Additionally, he had a 65-yard punt return touchdown, 100 interception return yards and two more scores on two picks for a team-high 17 touchdowns on the season.
Team Record: 9-3. Freedom is the No. 74 school in California per MaxPreps. Freedom will face Manchester High School at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018, during the 6A state finals.
Last Game: Kent and St. Edward defeated Colerain 24-10 last week to win the Division I Ohio state playoffs. Kent had eight catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Season Totals: Through 13 games, Kent had 54 receptions for 865 yards (16.1 yards per catch) and 11 touchdowns, plus two kickoff return touchdowns.
Team Record: 11-3. St. Edward is ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 9 nationally by MaxPreps. St. Edward defeated Colerain for the state title. USA Today lists St. Edward as the No. 24 team in the nation
Season Totals: All finished the year with 30 receptions for 465 yards (15.5 yards per catch) and four touchdowns.
Team Record: Fairfield finished the year at 7-4 and was eliminated from the first round of the Division I Ohio state playoffs.
Season Totals: Patterson finished the year with 37 receptions for 465 yards (13.6 yards per catch) and four touchdowns.
Team Record: San Antonio Christian finished at 2-7-1 and did not make the playoffs.
Team Record: Paw Paw finished the year at 8-2 and was eliminated from the second round of the Division 4 Michigan state playoffs.
Team Record: Moeller finished 6-5 and lost in the first round of the Division I Ohio state playoffs.
Team Record: Grayson finished 10-3 and lost in the third round of the 7A Georgia state playoffs.
Last Game: Hoban rolled all the way through 2018 and brought home the Division II Ohio state playoffs last week by defeating Washington 42-28.
Team Record: 15-0. Hoban is the No. 2 team in the state of Ohio and the No. 12 squad in the country, according to MaxPreps.com. USA Today lists Hoban at No. 11 in the nation.
Last Game: New Canaan defeated Fairfield Prep in the second round of the CIAC Connecticut state playoffs last week.
Team Record: 10-2. New Canaan is ranked No. 2 in the state by MaxPreps.They will play Greenwich for a state championship this weekend.
Season Totals: Through 11 games, Hinton had tallied 49 stops (34 solo) with 6.5 sacks and an additional three tackles for loss.
Team Record: Greater Atlanta Christian finished 9-3 and lost in the second round of the 3A Georgia state playoffs.
Season Totals: Morris recorded 89 tackles, including 25 for loss and five sacks. He’s also caused two fumbles, recovered two fumbles and blocked a punt, which he returned for a touchdown.
Team Record: American Heritage finished the season at 9-3 and lost in the third round of the 3A Florida state playoffs.
Season Totals: Newburg missed some time earlier this year with an injured foot/ankle, but he recorded 44 tackles, including 13 for loss and 5.5 sacks in limited action.
Team Record: Northmont finished the season at 10-2 and lost in the second round of the Division I Ohio state playoffs.
Season Totals: During the first seven games of the season, Ojabo notched 33 tackles, 8.5 sacks and eight more tackles for loss, and also recovered a fumble that he returned 40 yards for a score.
Team Record: Blair Academy finished the season at 5-3 but plays an independent schedule that doesn’t include traditional state playoffs.
Season Totals: On the year, Smith posted 73 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss with two sacks, and recorded two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and 24 quarterback pressures. He’s also carried the ball three times for three yards and a touchdown.
Team Record: East Kentwood finished 9-2 and lost in the second round of the Division I Michigan state playoffs.
Season Totals: Through the first five games, Thomas had 44 tackles, including 15 for loss and a sack.
Team Record: St. Thomas More finished the year at 5-3 but plays an independent schedule that doesn’t include traditional state playoffs.
Season Totals: On the year, Wheeler finished with 152 tackles, including 11 for loss and two sacks. He also forced a fumble and recovered four others.
Team Record: West Bloomfield finished the season at 9-3 and lost in the third round of the Division I Michigan state playoffs.
Last Game: Dacula fell to Northside 14-7 last week in the fourth round of the 6A Georgia state playoffs. Stats were not available.
Team Record: 11-3. Dacula is considered the No. 26 team in the state of Georgia by MaxPreps.com.
Season Totals: Seldon recorded 22 tackles, including one for loss, and added four interceptions and seven pass breakups during the season.
Team Record: Belleville finished the year 11-1 and lost in the fourth round of the Division I Michigan state playoffs.
Season Totals: Turner recorded 17 tackles, including three for loss, and contributed three pass breakups, a caused fumble, a fumble recovery that he returned for a score and an interception returned for a touchdown.
Team Record: IMG Academy finished the year at 11-1 but is not allowed to compete in the Florida state playoffs. USA Today views IMG Academy as the No. 4 team in the nation.
Season Totals: On the year, Hill recorded 93 tackles (67 solo, 26 assists), including nine for loss and a sack. He has also forced two fumbles, recovered a fumble, picked off a pass that he returned for a touchdown and broken up five passes. On offense he had 13 catches for 360 yards and seven touchdowns and also carried the ball three times for 70 yards and a score.
Team Record: Booker T. Washington finished the season at 8-4 and lost in the second round of the Class 6A-II Oklahoma state playoffs.
Season Totals: Johnson finished the year with 35 tackles including 10 for loss and a sack. He also recorded two interceptions, three forced fumbles five pass breakups and a fumble recovery that he returned for a touchdown. On offense, he caught 12 passes for 158 yards and a score.
Team Record: St. John’s College High finished the season at 9-1 and lost in the first round of the WCAC playoffs on a last-second Hail Mary from Gonzaga. The WCAC is made up of St. John’s, Gonzaga, DeMatha and Our Lady of Good Counsel. USA Today lists St. John’s as the No. 22 team in the nation.
Season Totals: On the year, Velazquez made 76 tackles, including 20 for loss and two sacks, and forced six fumbles. He also ran the ball 160 times for 917 yards (5.7 yards per carry) and 13 scores, and had 14 receptions for 103 yards.
Team Record: St. Francis DeSales finished the year at 5-5 and did not make the playoffs.
Season Totals: Johnson went 57-of-110 passing (51.8 percent) for 1,174 yards and 10 touchdowns against four interceptions. He also rushed 101 times for 442 yards (4.4 yards per carry) and nine more scores, with five receptions for 102 yards and an additional touchdown.
Team Record: Martin County finished the season at 4-7 and did not make the playoffs.
Season Totals: On the year, Pesek-Hickson has carried the ball 119 times for 932 yards (7.8 yards per carry) and eight touchdowns. He also had 51 catches for another 812 yards and an additional 14 scores. He also had an interception on defense.
Team Record: Blue Valley North finished the year at 12-1 and lost to Derby in the 6A Kansas state championship.
Season Totals: In just ten games, Sainristil had 32 receptions for 792 yards and 12 touchdowns to go along with 32 carries for 290 yards and five more touchdowns. On defense, he recorded six interceptions.
Team Record: Everett finished the year at 9-1 and fell in the second round of the Division I Massachusetts state playoffs. Because they play an independent schedule, they finished the year with a win over Masconomet Regional after being eliminated from the postseason.
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