The seventh week of the MHSAA season is complete. Our Michigan Sports Radio team decided to take a different angle this week when honoring the Core Power Performance Impact Players of the Week. We instead are going to take a look at players who typically don’t receive recognition, the interior lineman.
Alex Karas (Rockford): The junior anchors the defensive line for Rockford, the front line of one of the best defenses in West Michigan. They allow just 10.9 points per game.
Caleb Paarlberg (Caledonia): The Scots’ sophomore two-way lineman had a big impact on Friday night. He recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone for a touchdown.
Carson Berenyi (Swan Valley): The Vikings final touchdown in their blowout victory against Freeland came from Berenyi. The senior lineman ran it in from a yard out.
Central Montcalm OL: The Hornets’ line has been outstanding this season. The five seniors, Aiden Train, Dillon Weston, Caleb Hagen, Hunter Doolittle, and Mitchell Banister have opened holes for the rushing attack this season. They have totaled over 1500 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns in seven games.
Max Glass (Coopersville): Glass has been one of the best lineman for Coopersville this season, providing stellar interior play.
Nick Prater (Tri-County): The Vikings’ senior center was at the front of the rushing attack against Fremont. In that win, Tri-County racked up 350 rushing yards.
Tanner Thompson (Zeeland West): The Dux offense has been anchored by the play of Thompson this year. They are averaging 40.9 points per game this fall.
Vinnie Kowalski (Freeland): The Falcons’ interior line has been led by the play of the senior the past few seasons. He is a vocal leader on this Freeland team.
Declan Lee (East Grand Rapids) The Pioneer defense has been very effective in both stopping the run and the pass. Declan has brought a work ethic and internal drive that has shown what senior leadership looks like on the field and in the classroom.