Jake Weilnau and Sam Brettschneider, RBs, Ida: The
Bluestreaks’ two-headed monster at running back terrorized Dearborn Heights
Robichaud, as Weilnau (15 carries, 187 yards, touchdown) and Brettschneider (16
carries, 122 yards, two touchdowns) combined for 309 of Ida’s 410 rushing
yards, as well as three scores in a 62-20 rout of Robichaud. The 62 points is
the most Ida has ever scored in a playoff game. The win also marked the fifth
consecutive season the Blue Streaks have won a playoff game. Up next for Ida is
a rematch with Detroit Denby for a District Championship.
Alex Morgan, RB, SMCC: Morgan continued his strong late
season play into the playoffs. He rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns as
the Falcons outlasted Sand Creek 52-34. The win was the Falcons’ first playoff
win at Navarre Field since 2014 when they defeated Clinton 50-15 in the
District Championship game. Oddly enough, both teams will meet at Navarre for
the District Championship this Friday.
Tristen Hines, RB/WR, Milan: Hines did everything for
Milan, as he rang up 179 yards from scrimmage (130 rushing, 49 receiving),
caught two touchdown passes, and also threw a pass for a two-point conversion
in Milan’s 36-0 shutout of Detroit Cody. 
Hunter Aeschbacker, RB, Milan: Despite sustaining a
shoulder injury, Aeschbacker still had another day at the office for the Big
Reds. The senior rushed for 101 yards and three scores in the win over Cody.
Milan will host Chelsea, who eliminated the Reds last season, on Friday.


Jared Banks and Jalen Johnson, RBs, Monroe: Banks (183
rush yards, two scores) and Johnson (131 rush yards, two scores) combined for
314 rushing yards and four touchdowns in Monroe’s 62-28 thrashing of Woodhaven.
It was the Trojans’ first playoff win since 2014 when they defeated Dearborn
47-15 in the opening round. Banks only needs eight rushing yards to surpass
2,500 for his career.
Maleik Linton, QB, Monroe: Linton also carved up
Woodhaven on Friday night, as he rushed for 109 yards and three scores, and
passed for 72 yards and a score. The Trojans travel to Belleville for the
District Championship.
Christian Brown, RB, Bedford: It was business as usual
for Brown, as he rushed for 167 yards and four scores in Bedford’s 55-21 win
over Dearborn Heights Crestwood. The Mules got their first playoff win since
2016, when they defeated Livonia Franklin 39-22 in the District Championship.
Both teams will meet again this Friday for a District Title again.
Logan Murphy and Zack Bertz, RBs, Whiteford: It was
another day at the office for Murphy (146 yards, touchdown) and Bertz (128
yards, three scores), as they combined for 274 rushing yards and four
touchdowns in Whiteford’s 51-14 win over Lenawee Christian. The Bobcats will
put their 24-game winning streak on the line when they travel to Reading for
the District Championship on Friday.

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