2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: PRE-DISTRICTS
Cedar Springs OL: Bryce Empie, Cody Gott, Dylan Tannis and Paul Duran anchored the Cedar Springs offensive line on Friday night as they paved the way to victory. They blocked their way to almost 300 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns.
Gio Weeks (Kent City): The Eagles advanced to the district finals with a strong run game, they completed zero passes. Weeks led the way for Kent City as he carried the ball twenty times for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
Jason Whittaker (Rockford): The Northwestern commit had a great weekend. In addition to a 3OT win by his future school over the Spartans, he prolonged his high school career by throwing four touchdowns in a 36-0 win over Grand Ledge.
Nolan Fugate (Catholic Central): The senior tailback scored a trio of touchdowns, a fifteen yard rush and a twenty-one yard catch in the first half, followed by a seventy-nine yard clinching rush in the second half.
Ryan Todd (Cedar Springs): The Red Hawks came away with an upset victory last Friday, and Todd was a driving force. He had 14 carries for 151 yards and a touchdown.
2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 9
Gaetano Vallone (West Catholic): The West Catholic QB had another solid week against Allendale as he finished 15/22 for 366 yards and five touchdowns in a 72-38 win over Allendale.
Jason Whittaker (Rockford): The Rams clinched a playoff berth with a win over Hudsonville, and the senior was the catalyst on offense, scoring four touchdowns. He scored three times in the air, and once on the ground.
Nick Dorato (West Catholic): The leading receiver for WC in their win over Allendale, Dorato had just four catches, but he totaled up 177 yards and three touchdowns.
Nolan Fugate (Catholic Central): The area’s best tailback was back at it again on Friday as he rushed for four touchdowns in a shootout win over Coopersville.
Sean Keys Townsend (West Ottawa): The Panthers won the OK Red outright, thanks in large part to the running game, led by Townsend. He finished Friday night with an incredible six rushing touchdowns in the win over Grandville.
Zack Lee (West Catholic): The Falcons set a school-record for scoring with 72 points. Lee had three touchdowns and 120 yards rushing in the win over Allendale.
2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 8 Chase Novak/Marcus Remtema (Rockford): This duo combined for the most pivotal play in the Rams win over Kentwood. Late in the third quarter with the game tied at ten, Novak blocked a field goal attempt and Remtema scooped up the ball and returned it 90 yards for the touchdown. Gaetano Vallone (West Catholic): The Falcons fell to Catholic Central on Friday, but Vallone had yet another stellar evening. He had 183 yards and three touchdowns on sixteen completions, and he also added 132 rushing yards on 20 carries. All in all, he accounted for all but seventeen of West Catholic’s total offensive yards. Garrett Metiva (Freeland): The senior tailback put Freeland’s offense on his back in the biggest game of the season. They clinched their tenth straight playoff trip with his three touchdown effort against Carrollton. Luke Majick (Forest Hills Central): The Rangers won the OK White Friday night, and the quarterback for FHC was the main reason. He finished Friday’s game 14 of 17 for 336 yards and four touchdowns. He also added a late rushing touchdown. Riley Johnson (Coopersville): The Broncos clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2008 thanks to the stellar play of Johnson. He had four touchdowns in the win against Holland, including three on the ground. Ryan Ringler (Cedar Springs): The Red Hawks fell to FHC, but Ringler had a strong Friday night. He rushed for three touchdowns, accounting for all of Cedar Springs’ touchdowns. Tanner Ching (Tri-County): The Vikings earned their first win of 2017, and the junior tailback was the driving force. He had 16 carries for 138 yards and three touchdowns, while also logging twelve tackles on defense. 2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 7 Isaac Van Dyk (West Ottawa): The Panthers topped Rockford, clinching their first OK-Red title share since 2005 when the league crown was split four ways. Van Dyk accounted for three touchdowns in the second half, two through the air (26 and 55 yards), and a two-yard rush for a score. JoJo Whitley (Comstock Park): His team fell short on Friday night to Catholic Central, but Whitley’s performance should be recognized as well. Against one of the best defenses in West Michigan, Whitley found a way to score three times on runs of seven, twenty and sixty-eight yards. Luke Majick (Forest Hills Central): Hallock (below) led the way on defense, but for the Rangers on offense, Majick provided the necessary production to spearhead the first win over Lowell in 18 seasons. He was 6/9 for 64 yards through the air, and he also added 23 carries for 125 yards and three touchdowns. Nolan Fugate (Catholic Central): Typically, it is hard-pressed for a player to be nominated two weeks in a row, but Fugate gave us no choice this time around. He rushed for 477 yards, the fourth-highest single game total in MHSAA history, and five touchdowns in the Cougars’ 57-50 win over Comstock Park. Tate Hallock (Forest Hills Central): The Rangers defeated Lowell for the first time since 1999, and Hallock was the driving force defensively. He forced a pair of fumbles in the first half, stalling one Red Arrow drive, and turning the other one into six points. In the third quarter, he also intercepted David Kruse, his third turnover of the night. 2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 6 Alex Fortier (West Catholic): The Falcons running attack was dominant against Comstock Park on Friday, and Fortier (along with Lee below) carried the workload. He led WC in carries with 21, and he turned them into 169 yards and a score. Cayden Schneider (Coopersville): The Broncos dominated Spring Lake 46-10, and Schneider was the catalyst. He did a little bit of everything in this one as he rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries, hauled in six catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns, and even managed to complete a 35-yard pass. Connor Davis (East Grand Rapids): The Pioneers got a huge conference win against Grand Rapids Christian on Friday in large part to the production from Connor Davis. He took the opening kick back 92 yards for a touchdown, then added a pair of second half touchdowns rushing the ball to seal the victory. Marcus Remtema (Rockford): The Rams’ defense was stout on Friday night, pitching a shutout of Grandville, who was ranked #9 in the Remax-United Power Poll. Remtema led the way for the Rams as he scored on a fumble return in the 3rd quarter. Matt Dow (Hudsonville): The Eagles put together their best offensive performance of the year Friday night against Northview, as they scored 28 points. Dow led the way with two touchdown rushes, including the go-ahead 8-yarder. Nolan Fugate (Catholic Central): The Cougars rolled over Sparta, 35-6, and the leading rusher for Catholic Central was Nolan Fugate. He found the end zone three times on Friday night, with touchdown runs of 1, 26 and 31 yards. Zack Lee (West Catholic): The Falcons played a tough one against Comstock Park on Friday night, and Lee was part of a two-headed running attack (Fortier above) to lead the way offensively. He finished the night with four rushing touchdowns and 136 yards on eleven carries. 2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 5 David Jackson (Kelloggsville): The Rockets’ running back finished with 152 yards on just nine carries in a win over Calvin Christian. He spearheaded an attack that had three running backs reach the century mark on Friday. Gaetano Vallone (West Catholic): Can anyone stop this kid? Vallone becomes the first three-time nominee in 2017 after the Falcons rolled over Coopersville. He would finish the night 11 of 14 throwing the ball for 217 yards and two touchdowns. He also racked up thirty-two yards on seven carries. Garrett Metiva (Freeland): After a pair of nominations a season ago, Metiva cracks the Core Power Performance IPOTW list for the first time in 2017 after a two-touchdown performance in a win against Midland Bullock Creek. Isaac VanDyke (West Ottawa): The Panthers’ hot start continued Friday night against Hudsonville, and their quarterback led the charge. He accounted for all three touchdowns, two in the air and one on the ground. Jack Bowen (Catholic Central): The Cougars recorded a defensive shutout, but their quarterback play was also noteworthy on Friday night against Spring Lake. Bowen finished the contest by throwing 12 of 20 for 217 yards and two touchdowns. Susu Davenport (Godwin Heights): The Wolverines had no problems with Cadillac, and Davenport makes the IPOTW list for the second time this season. He finished the game with 415 yards and five touchdowns through the air on just 15 of 20 passing the football. 2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 4 Gaetano Vallone (West Catholic): The Falcons shut out Spring Lake, but the offense also shined, led by their quarterback. Vallone finished the game 11/23 for 182 yards and three touchdowns. He was also the second leading rusher with 40 yards. Isaac Dykema (GR Christian): For the second time this season, Dykema had a POTW performance with MSR in attendance. On Friday against South, Dykema went 23/30 for 386 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 33 yards on 11 carries. James Patrick (GR Christian): The Dykema-Patrick tandem continues to be unstoppable as Patrick was on the receiving end of nine passes. He turned that into 181 yards and a score in a big win over South Christian. Maliq Thompson (Rockford): The Rams dominated Caledonia, and the tailback led the offensive charge. He had three touchdowns on runs of one, fourteen and twenty-six yards. Riley Johnson (Coopersville): The Broncos got a big win over Sparta and the quarterback had a solid game. He finished the night 23/36 for 216 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Tony Nikodemski (Coopersville): The senior led the Broncos defense with fifteen tackles in a close win over Sparta. 2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 3 Aaron Repke (Big Rapids): The Cardinals topped Tri-County, and the QB was the leader of the offensive attack. He finished the game with 127 yards and a touchdown through the air, and he also added sixty-five yards on the ground. Erik Grabow (Catholic Central): The Cougars exploded offensively as they scored 56 points. Grabow scored a trio of touchdowns he caught a nine yard pass and rushed for 34 and 35 yard touchdowns. JoJo Whitley (Comstock Park): The Panthers scored a win against Coopersville, and Whitley scored three touchdowns in the second half on runs of three, ten and sixteen yards. Kyle Dent (East Kentwood): The Falcons also took home a win on Friday night, and Dent’s efficiency in the air led the way. He accounted for all three of their touchdowns on throws of 4, 51 and 53 yards. Tristen Robbins (Mona Shores): The Sailors came away with an overtime win over Rockford, and the quarterback had a strong game. He scrambled for a 17-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, and then found Keyshawn Summer for a 45-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. 2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 2 Caleb Bronkema (Caledonia): Bronkema is the Scots’ QB, but it was his rushing ability that put him on this list in Week 2. He finished the 42-34 loss with 267 yards and 3 touchdowns on 26 carries. Cayden Schneider (Coopersville): Schneider had three touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, as they defeated Hamilton 35-31. His last rushing touchdown was the game-winner with 1:23 to play. CJ Denman (Stanton Central Montcalm): The Hornets rushed for over 250 yards as a team in their win over Tri-County, and Denman led the way. He finished the contest with 161 yards, two touchdowns and a two-point conversion. Isaac Dykema (GR Christian): The connection from Dykema to Patrick (below) was dynamic in the Eagles win over Caledonia. Dykema would finish the night 14/22 for 350 yards and four touchdown passes. James Patrick (GR Christian): The Eagles topped Caledonia 42-34 in an explosive display of offense led by Patrick. He finished the night with seven catches for 190 yards and four touchdowns. Riley Garrison (Warren DeLaSalle): The Pilots defense was stout, but the play of their kicker was outright phenomenal. Garrison, the second kicker ever nominated for the honor, converted a 20-yard field goal, made all four extra point attempts, and controlled field position with deep kickoffs. Susu Davenport (Godwin Heights): The senior quarterback had a phenomenal week two under center as he accounted for four touchdowns (three rushing and one passing) to lead the Wolverines over Hesperia 43-13. Tyler Shea (Freeland): One of many solid weapons in the Falcons’ backfield, Shea scored two touchdowns against Chesaning. His second score from two-yards out would seal the deal in a 34-25 win. 2017 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 1 Andrew Haan (South Christian): In the season opener, Haan led the way for the Sailors to open with a win. He passed for 188 yards and two touchdowns, and added nine carries for 74 yards. On defense, he came down with an interception. Finally, he is also the kicker, and he made four extra points and recorded three touchbacks on kickoffs. Austin Fedewa (Caledonia): The Fighting Scots got in the win column in Week 1, and Fedewa played a huge part. He scored their first touchdown of the game with a sixteen yard run, and then gave them the lead for good in the fourth quarter with an impressive sixty-eight yard reception. Bryce Clay (Forest Hills Central): The senior led the way for the Rangers in their 41-0 win over Jenison with a trio of touchdowns. He hauled in a pair of interceptions, including an 100-yard return for a touchdown, and also added scores on a punt return and a carry. Eli Haddad (Rockford): The Rams defeated Saline in Week 1, and Haddad had huge contributions on both sides of the ball. He made an incredible one-handed catch on a 59-yard touchdown, and then followed that up with a crucial interception. Gaetano Vallone (West Catholic): The Falcons may have lost in Week 1, but their quarterback put up yet another strong week. He finished 13/25 for 203 yards and three touchdowns passing, and he added 172 yards on 26 carries on the ground. Mike Malewitz (East GR): The senior QB led his team to victory over Farmington Hills Harrison by scoring three touchdowns, one in the air and two on the ground. Sebastian Toland (Jackson Lumen Christi): In an impressive road win in the season opener, the tailback was the star. He finished Friday’s game with 253 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. **END OF 2016 SEASON** 2016 CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 9 Bronson Matthew (Kent City): The Eagles blew out Tri-County in the regular season finale, and the tailback led the charge. He scored three times on runs of six, fourteen and thirty yards in the win. Colton Kloote (Allendale): In a win that secured Allendale’s first conference title since 2008, the senior quarterback was 4/10 for 66 yards, and ran for 124 yards, including the game-winning touchdown. Freeland Defensive Unit: In a battle of undefeated teams with potent offenses, the Falcons defense was the reason for their victory over Frankenmuth. The Falcon defense held a Frankenmuth offense that averaged 37.3 points entering the night to just three points. Jack Combs (East Grand Rapids): The Pioneers won the OK Gold championship in their first season in the league, and the senior two-way player contributed with a score on both sides of the ball. He hauled in a sixty-five yard catch for a score in the second quarter, before a pick six in the fourth. Jack Mandryk (Hudsonville): In the biggest game of the regular season, the Eagles’ senior quarterback took over in the fourth quarter using his legs, as his two touchdowns gave Hudsonville a 14-7 win, and a share of the OK Red championship. CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 8 Dalton Agers (Hudsonville): The senior tailback has been a strong runner in the backfield all season, and has been previously named a Core Power Impact player earlier this season. Friday night against Grand Haven, Agers ran for three scores in a win. Eli Longcore (Tri-County): On Senior Night in Howard City, the Vikings’ senior tailback had his best game of the season as he ran for a pair of touchdowns in the second half as Tri-County shut out Fremont 27-0. Freeland Offensive Line: The Falcons won the TVC-Central with a dominating win over Midland Bullock Creek, and for the eighth straight game the success can be attributed to strong offensive line play. Freeland rushed for seven touchdowns in the victory. Gaetano Vallone (West Catholic): In the biggest game of the OK Blue season, the Week 1 quarterback Vallone returned to action, and made a huge impact in the second half as he scored on a 90 yard pass and a ten yard run. Grant Kelley (Sparta): The Spartans’ senior quarterback led the charge in a big win against Comstock Park, scoring four touchdowns and engineering a strong showing racking up 41 points as an offense. Nolan Darby (Rockford): The Rams clinched a share of the OK Red in a blowout win against East Kentwood, and Nolan Darby led the way win a pair of rushing touchdowns. CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 7 David Fox (West Catholic): Fox had yet another strong night under center as he was 8 for 9 for 168 yards and a trio of touchdowns, while also using his legs to rush for ten yards and two scores, as WC qualified for the playoffs. Jack Mandryk (Hudsonville): The senior two-way star, Mandryk scored five touchdowns rushing to go along with 275 yards in a victory over Caledonia, helping Hudsonville qualify for the playoffs. Mike Malewitz (East Grand Rapids): The Pioneers continued their run atop the OK Gold as Malewitz used his arm to propel them to victory, throwing for three touchdowns (28, 35 and 44 yards). Nick Isley (Rockford): In the blowout win over West Ottawa, Isley carried the Rockford offense as he scored three touchdowns on runs of seven, fourteen and forty-eight yards. Wyoming Lee Football Team: Friday night, the Lee Rebels snapped a 27 game losing streak with a victory over Detroit Public Safety Academy, with a 22-0 shut out victory. CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 6 Alex Fortier (West Catholic): In a blowout win of Comstock Park, Fortier accounted for four touchdowns and 243 yards on the ground on 23 carries. Bryce Houser (Caledonia): The senior, who was named homecoming king following the Scots’ defeat of Grand Haven, threw a pivotal touchdown pass on a jet-sweep trick-play to put Caledonia in front for good. Hub Hejna (East Grand Rapids): The Senior Hejna had 221 yards rushing on 27 carries (8.2 yards per carry) and 11 yards on one pass completion along with 2 touchdowns. Max Kubiak (Freeland): Freeland clinched the playoffs with their sixth win of the season, and in a very balanced rushing attack, Kubiak led the rushing attack with two touchdowns. Paul Renke (Rockford): In the low-scoring victory over Grandville, Renke’s stop of a two-point conversion kept the Rams in front, and it ended up being the difference in the scoring column as they held on for a 7-6 victory. Quentin Stevens (Tri-County): Despite a loss to Grant, Stevens led the rushing attack for the Vikings as he scored both of their touchdowns. He had 26 carries for 114 yards on the ground. CORE POWER PERFORMANCE IMPACT PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 5 Alex Blick (Rockford): The Rams have now won three games in a row and Blick is a key part in the revitalization of the offense. On Friday, Blick had seven receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Grand Haven. Hudsonville Offensive Line: It was too difficult to decide which offensive lineman to select, but seniors Calvin Lurrtsema, Mitch Belka, Lane Potter, Andrew Melter, Noah Debyle and Bryce Akins all helped the Eagles control the line of scrimmage as they rushed for seven touchdowns in a win over West Ottawa. Jake Tipton (Grandville): The Bulldogs offense churned out 980 yards of offense in their blowout win of East Kentwood, and Tipton was the starting catalyst as he scored the first two touchdowns of the ball game. Justin Zoet (Caledonia): The Scots got back on the winning track Friday night behind the legs of Zoet. In addition to 28 yards and a touchdown as a receiver, Zoet had 26 carries for 263 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Malewitz (East Grand Rapids): The Pioneers tied Grand Rapids Christian in the OK Gold standings after a win against Wyoming Friday. Malewitz rushed for a 59 yard score, then threw for two additional touchdowns in the victory. Sam Neville (West Catholic): A talented two-way player, Neville scored a touchdown on both sides of the ball Friday. He returned an interception for a score in the second quarter, then just six minutes later hauled in a sixty-yard touchdown pass. Shane Baker (Grandville): Baker was the second part of the formidable rushing duo at Grandville as the Bulldogs totaled 980 yards of offense. The senior running back tallied two touchdowns in the win over East Kentwood. CORE POWER PERFORMANCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 4 Colton Kloote (Allendale): The quarterback who engineered the offense in their shootout win, Kloote accounted for five touchdowns. He passed for three (twelve, fifteen and fifty-two yards), and ran for two (fifty-four and fifty-six yards). His third passing touchdown was the game-winner with just 4:55 to go. Drew Courtier (Allendale): The Falcons won in an epic shootout Friday over Comstock Park, and Courtier was part of the explosive offensive display. He had three total touchdowns, two of which were long runs (45 and 82 yards respectively), and the third was a twelve yard pass. Gahret Metina (Freeland): The Falcons earned a huge win to take control of the TVC-Central when they topped Alma Friday night. Metina scored the first touchdown of the night in the first quarter, and scored the game winner in the second. Jo Jo Whitley (Comstock Park): Despite losing in a shootout loss, Whitley played very well on Friday night. On just two of his many carries, Whitley ran for 164 yards as he scored on a pair of 82 yard touchdown runs. Nick Isley (Rockford): Rockford earned their first conference win Friday night at Caledonia, and the Rams won on the legs of Isley. The running back had all three of the Rams’ offensive touchdowns, runs of one, twenty-five and forty-eight yards. Shane Bakeri (Grandville): Grandville got a huge win Friday, and they now sit alone atop the OK Red with a 3-0 record. Two of their touchdowns Friday were scored by tailback Shane Bakeri, as he scored two touchdowns in the second quarter separated by over an hour of real time (weather delay). CORE POWER PERFORMANCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 3 Alonzo DeLaRosa (Zeeland West): The Dux ran for 365 yards in their win over West Catholic and DeLaRosa led the way, as he racked up 104 yards and a touchdown on just five carries. David Fox (West Catholic): Despite the Falcons losing their first game of 2016, their quarterback still had a solid game. Fox finished the game throwing 11/17 for 84 yards and one touchdown. On the ground, he ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns on twelve carries. Jack Mandryk (Hudsonville): The Eagles got a huge 25-18 win against East Kentwood in their OK Red opener Friday night. Mandryk led the team on both sides of the ball as he had an interception on defense, and he also ran for 91 yards and a score on 27 carries. Jo Jo Whitley (Comstock Park): Comstock Park got the win in their first league game Friday night against Coopersville on the back of Whitley. The tailback ran for four touchdowns, on runs of nine, twenty-two, fifty-three and fifty-five yards. Sean Hoey (Holland West Ottawa): West Ottawa’s passing game lit up the Friday night sky in Caledonia on Friday as Hoey led the Panthers to their first victory. He was 14/20 for 410 yards and four touchdowns. Tim Totengco (Tri-County): Totengco along with Ray Smith led the Vikings defense Friday night as they held Big Rapids to just twelve points. In the biggest play of the night, Tri-County’s defense stuffed the Cardinal offense in a two-point attempt to preserve the victory. Xavier Wade (Holland West Ottawa): In the Panthers’ win over Caledonia, Wade showed his explosive ability in the receiving game as he scored three big touchdowns. He caught nine passes for 304 yards and scored on catches of 84, 63 and 56 yards to lead the Panthers to their first win of the 2016 season. CORE POWER PERFORMANCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WEEK 2 Anders Leine (Tri-County): The Vikings were winners in Week 2 in a 14-13 come from behind win over Central Montcalm. Both touchdowns came from the arm of Leine, and his seventy yard strike with 4:40 to play ended up being the game-winning touchdown. David Fox (West Catholic): The Falcons offense was explosive against Muskegon Heights and Fox was strong under center, throwing for four touchdowns. He was nine of sixteen for 193 yards in the win. David Kruse (Lowell): In the season’s first two weeks, Lowell has two wins against perennial state powers including this week’s win against Rockford. A big amount of the success can be attributed to quarterback David Kruse, who scored twice in Friday’s win. Kruse also used his feet on a key 35 yard run to keep a drive alive, continuing to prove himself as a consistent dual-threat quarterback. Donnie Burritello (Wyoming): In Wyoming’s big win over Comstock Park, they were led on the ground by Burritello. He rushed for 162 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries in the 38-7 win. The Wolves are 2-0 for the first time since 2012. Jack Mandyrk (Hudsonville): The senior quarterback/safety played a large role in Hudsonville’s blow out victory over Holt. Mandryk scored the game’s first three touchdowns, two in the air and one on the ground. On the defensive side, the Eagles held Holt to just seven points. Max Kubiak (Freeland): The Falcons used a heavy workload on the ground (397 total yards rushing as a team) to defeat Chesaning on Thursday night. Though all three running backs could be deserving, Kubiak led the charge as he ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns. CORE POWER PERFORMANCE PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: WK 1 Posted by Nick Tuori Aaron Sleeman (Zeeland West): In a low-scoring 14-9 win in which the Dux had two drives of ten plus minutes in the second half, Aaron Sleeman found the end zone twice for Zeeland West. His touchdown with 1:43 in the game put them up for good over Cedar Springs in the lone battle of ranked teams. Cameron Robinson (Caledonia): Robinson caught his first three varsity touchdowns in the Scots 55-52 win over Fenton. His seven yard catch in the second quarter brought the Scots within seven. In the fourth quarter, he hauled in two touchdowns, a 56-yard strike to pull the Scots within three, and a touchdown with 4:36 to play that sealed the victory. Connor Bolthouse (West Catholic): Bolthouse was a key player in the secondary and on special teams for the Falcons in their 30-13 win over Jackson Lumen Christi. Bolthouse hauled in two interceptions as well as returning a kickoff 75 yards to the house for a score. Dalton Agers (Hudsonville): Hudsonville topped Grand Ledge 21-14 Thursday night in the Eagles’ season opener behind three touchdowns from Agers. He scored from 37 to open the scoring column for Hudsonville, then scored on runs of six and three yards in the first and third quarters respectively to carry them to victory. Gahret Metina (Freeland): Freeland starts the season 1-0 with a convincing 22-6 win over Bay City John Glenn. All three of Freeland’s touchdowns were on the legs of Gahret Metina as he scored on runs of one, seven and twenty four yards. Keegan Ensing (Zeeland East): Zeeland East scored 39 unanswered points in an epic comeback win over Saginaw Swan Valley Friday night, and Ensing led the charge. His 63-yard strike to Trevor TerHaar gave the Chix a huge amount of momentum headed into the locker room at halftime down just nine. In the third quarter, Ensing had two touchdown runs of 19 and 52 yards, then found TerHaar again for a five yard score. Michael Silveri (Caledonia): In his first start at quarterback, Silveri led an explosive display of offense for the Scots as they racked up 55 points. Silveri had five touchdowns, two on the ground and three in the air. His touchdown throw to Cam Robinson with 4:36 left to play put the Scots up ten, enough to hold onto a win over Fenton. Riley Johnson (Coopersville): In the GRidiron Classic matchup against Fruitport, Coopersville found the end zone five times, all on passes from Johnson. He finished the game with 286 yards in the air, and he also threw for three two-point conversions.