2010 All-Washtenaw County Football Team
Football is the ninth in AnnArbor.com's series of 10 All-Washtenaw County teams from the fall sports season.
QB: Don Eaton (sr., 6-3, 185), Father Gabriel Richard: The AnArbor.com Player of the Year passed for 1,629 yards and 13 touchdowns with a 58-percent completion rate while leading the Fighting Irish to a 10-2 record, their second consecutive Catholic League Prep Bowl championship and the first district title in school history. Eaton was just as much a threat with his legs as his arm, rushing for 799 yards and 11 touchdowns with a 6.3 yards-per-carry average.
RB: Austin Sanders (jr., 5-7, 170), Ypsilanti: The small but powerful Phoenix running back ran for a Washtenaw County-high 928 yards, with a 5.7 yards-per-carry average, and scored 11 rushing touchdowns. Sanders also caught a touchdown pass and was a big threat on kick returns. A first team All-SEC White selection.
WR: Mason Borders (sr., 6-4, 175), Chelsea: Borders caught 32 passes for 755 yards and eight touchdowns, accounting for more than half of his team’s receiving yards and exactly half of its receiving touchdowns. His single season yardage ranks as the third most in school history. He was a Division 3-4 All-State honorable mention and a first team All-SEC White selection.
WR: Jordan Woods (jr., 6-3, 175), Skyline: Woods had the type numbers that would land him a spot on an NFL Pro Bowl roster. He caught 65 passes for 1,103 yards and 10 touchdowns. A Division 1-2 All-State honorable mention and an All-SEC Red first team selection.
TE: Josh Blades (sr., 6-4, 205), Manchester: Caught 52 passes for 739 yards and 10 touchdowns. Equally effective coming out of a three-point stance as he was split out wide and was also an effective blocker for the Flying Dutchmen. A Division 3-4 All-State honorable mention and first team All-Cascades Conference selection.
OL: Dontrelle Lemon (sr. 6-3, 255), Lincoln: A big, bruising blocker with excellent technique and strength, Lemon was a first team All-SEC White selection. “Just a big, strong, hard-working kid,” said Lincoln coach Chris Westfall.
OL: Dominic Leoni (sr., 6-1, 225), Father Gabriel Richard: A vital cog in the unit that kept quarterback Don Eaton clean as he passed for over 1,600 yards and cleared the way as the Fighting Irish rushed for 2,208 yards. Said Eaton “Without my linemen, none of our accomplishments would happen. They don’t get enough credit. I had the easy job.”
OL: Dylan Neff (sr., 6-1, 280), Manchester: Kept sophomore quarterback Nate Bossory’s blind side protected from the left tackle spot as he threw for more than 2,400 yards. An All-Cascades Conference first team selection on both sides of the ball, Neff was a Division 3-4 first team All-State selection.
OL: Casey Schukow (so., 6-0, 238), Saline: Just a sophomore, Schukow is strong and skilled beyond his years. Behind him, Saline rushed for 1,751 yards. A first team All-SEC Red selection.
K: Dylan Mulder (jr., 6-0, 185), Saline: Mulder was a perfect 24-of-24 on point-after attempts and 8-of-13 on field goals with a long of 47 yards. Said coach Mike Glennie: “When he misses, it’s kinda me throwing him under the bus,” in reference to the distance of failed attempts. A first team All-SEC Red selection and Division 1-2 All-State honorable mention.
DB: Spencer Mykala (sr., 6-1, 185), Chelsea: Mykala had 52 tackles for the Bulldogs, 35 of which were solo hits, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. A first team All-SEC White selection.
DB: Mitch Osadchuck (sr., 5-9, 175), Saline: Had 67 tackles for the Hornets, 36 of which were solo hits, including four for loss. Also had two interceptions and three fumble recoveries. A first team All-SEC Red selection.
DB: Reilly Quigley (sr., 5-8, 160), Pioneer: Pioneer’s Mr. Everything, Quigley played at nearly every position but was primarily a defensive back with the speed to keep up with the best wide outs in the state and power to help at the line against the run. Quigley also returned punts and kicks and was Pioneer’s second-leading rusher with 373 yards and an 8.5 yard average. Also started one game at quarterback. A first team All-SEC Red selection.
LB: Alex Farmer (sr., 6-0, 200), Saline: The leader of Saline’s defense, which gave up an average of 15.4 points and 233.5 yards per game, Farmer had 88 tackles, including two sacks, five tackles for loss, a fumble recovery and a blocked field goal. A first team All-SEC Red selection.
LB: Marquez Gollman (sr., 5-11, 173), Ypsilanti: Gollman had 97 tackles, 76 of which were solo, 11 sacks and two interceptions for the Phoenix. Ypsilanti coach Jason Malloy called Gollman “one of the best high school linebackers I’ve seen.” Also caught 18 passes for 368 yards and five touchdowns. A first team All-SEC White selection and Division 3-4 All-State honorable mention.
LB: Dallas Hartsell (jr., 6-1, 175), Father Gabriel Richard: Hartsell was Gabriel Richard’s leading tackler with 101 on the season, including four tackles for loss. He would have had gaudier numbers, but he was often confined to the sidelines during the second half of many lopsided victories. Was a Division 5-6 All-State special mention.
DL: Dylan Neff (sr., 6-1, 280), Manchester: Neff, a senior, had 57 tackles (48 solo) during the regular season, including 11.5 sacks. He recorded two more sacks in Manchester’s first round playoff game and will leave Manchester as the school’s all-time leader in sacks with 26.5.
DL: Brett Wigal (sr., 6-2, 210), Saline: Wigal had 76 tackles for the Hornets, including seven tackles for loss and two sacks and a fumble recovery. Voted team’s most valuable defensive player and a first team All-SEC Red selection.
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P/ATH: Joe Dunn (sr., 6-0, 216), Milan: List him as a punter, use him for everything else. In 28 punts, Dunn had a 44.5 yards per punt average with eight punts over 50 yards with a long of 59. He had 18 punts downed or out of bounds inside the 20-yard-line. Dunn, the team’s leading rusher with 759 yards and 8 touchdowns, was especially effective in fakes, converting 4-of-5. Caught 18 passes for 281 yards and two scores and led the Big Red with 113 tackles, eight for loss, two sacks and two forced fumbles. A first team Division 3-4 All-State selection as a punter.
QB: Andrew Copp (jr., 6-0, 185), Skyline: Threw for 2,433 yards and 23 touchdowns with a 58 percent completion rate. All-SEC Red first team, Division 1-2 All-State honorable mention.
RB: Sequoyah Burke-Combs (sr., 5-10, 192), Dexter: Rushed for 564 yards with a 5.1 yard average. A first team All-SEC White selection.
RB: Luke Denson (jr., 5-11, 201), Huron: Rushed for 737 yards and five touchdowns.
WR: Travis Chaffee (sr., 5-10, 170), Dexter: Had 35 receptions for 325 yards and five touchdowns. Also had two rushing TDs and a punt return for a score. Averaged 94.2 all-purpose yards per game. First Team All-SEC White.
WR: Kyle Foster (sr., 6-2, 200), Pioneer: Had 40 receptions for 511 yards and six touchdowns. First Team All-SEC Red on both sides of the ball.
WR: Kelvontae McKinney (jr., 6-4, 167), Skyline: Caught 28 passes for 532 yards and four touchdowns.
OL: Josh Cash, (sr., 6-3., 265), Dexter: Big, strong and quick, Cash was effective in pas protection, run-blocking or out in front on screen.
OL: Evan Forgacs, (sr., 6-0, 200) Saline: Often matched against bigger opponents, he made up for it with technique and strength.
OL: Brandon Hammond, (sr., 6-2, 261), Pioneer: A first team All-SEC Red selection. OL: Trey Sweeney, (sr., 6-0, 220) Ypsilanti: The leader of the Phoenix line from the center position.
ST/ATH: Rare Williams, (jr, 5-11, 160): Blazingly fast, Williams averaged 29.9 yards per kick return, amassed 508 return yards in eight games, scoring on kick returns of 85, 82 and 90 yards. Averaged 98.5 all-purpose yards per game.
K: Kyle Karagitz (sr., 6-1, 165), Dexter: Averaged 56 yards per kickoff, was 13-of-16 on point-after attempts and scored a pair of two-point conversions on fakes. Was 3-of-5 on field goals with a long of 38 yards and misses of 52 and 39 yards. Also the team’s punter with a 30.3 yard average.
DB: Noah Hiser (sr., 6-2, 170), Dexter: Hiser had 21 solo tackles, 50 assists, three tackles for loss, two interceptions and a forced fumble. First team All-SEC White.
DB: Ryan Brown (so., 6-0, 170), Saline: Had four interceptions and led the Hornets in pass breakups. Also averaged 37.6 yards per kick as a punter.
DB: Austin McBee (sr., 6-0, 185), Saline: A first team All-SEC Red selection, had 56 tackles, five for loss, and two fumble recoveries.
DB: Devon Thompson (jr., 5-10, 165), Ypsilanti: Had 36 tackles and an interception. Was first team All-SEC White as a receiver with 29 receptions for 363 yards and three touchdowns.
LB: Kyle Foster (sr., 6-2, 200), Pioneer: First team All-SEC Red on both sides of the ball, excellent form tackler and a hard hitter.
LB: Marshall Kellenberger (sr., 6-1, 188), Dexter: Had 16 tackles for loss on the season and an interception. First team All-SEC White selection.
LB: Trey Sweeney (sr., 6-0, 220), Ypsilanti: Sweeney had 86 tackles for the Phoenix, including 63 solo hits and a sack. A ferocious hitter “he had a different colored helmet by the end of the season,” said Malloy, in reference to Sweeney’s paint-chipping hits.
DL: Tannor Brewer (jr., 5-10, 245), Lincoln: Led the Railsplitters with 91 tackles, eight for loss. A first team All-SEC White selection.
DL: Josh Cash (sr., 6-3., 265), Dexter: Had 14 solo tackles, 30 assists, five tackles for loss, a forced fumble, a recovered fumble and a blocked punt. First team All-SEC White selection.
DL: Freddy Munoz (sr., 6-0, 181), Pioneer: Undersized on paper, Munoz was anything but that on the field. Rarely was there a stop at the line that Munoz wasn’t involved in.
DL: Casey Schukow (sr., 6-0, 238), Saline: Led Saline in sacks (3) and tied for tackles for loss (7) and had a fumble recovery.
P/ATH: Brent King (jr., 5-11, 185), Huron: First team All-SEC Red as punter with a 39.7 yard average. On offense, had 31 receptions for 459 yards and four touchdowns. Voted team’s most valuable player on special teams.
QB: Nate Bossory (so., 6-2, 195), Manchester: Threw for 2,489 yard and 24 touchdowns with a 59 percent completion rate. A first team All-Cascades Conference selection and Division 5-6 All-State honorable mention.
RB: DeAndre Mitchell (sr., 6-2, 204), Milan: Began the season primarily on defense/special teams and in week one had a punt return for a score, a sack and an interception. Switched to offense the following week and ended up as the Big eds second leading rusher with 660 yards, seven touchdowns and a 6.3 yard per carry average on the season.
RB: Dennis Olszewski (sr., 6-0, 185), Father Gabriel Richard: Rushed for 862 yards and 13 touchdowns with a 5.5 yard average. Defensively, had 66 tackles and three sacks as a linebacker.
WR: Desmond Brown (sr., 5-3, 130), Willow Run: Made up for lack of size with ridiculous speed. Had 30 receptions for 674 yards, and 10 touchdowns and also scored on a punt return.
WR: Brandon Casey (sr., 5-11, 165), Manchester: A first team All-Cascades Conference selection, had 46 receptions for 775 yards and 11 touchdowns.
OL: Charlie Kempf (sr., 6-1, 265), Chelsea: Chelsea rushed for 1,368 yards and passed for another 1,444 with Kempf at the tackle spot.
OL: Jalen Lloyd, (jr., 6-5, 290), Willow Run: A big, powerful blocker and “a hard worker,” according to Willow Run coach Rufus Pipkins.
OL: Eric Madill (sr., 6-0, 255), Father Gabriel Richard: Kept the lanes clear for Don Eaton and Dennis Olszewski to run through.
OL: Matt Schultz (sr., 6-3, 217), Milan: Three Big Reds backs rushed for 759, 660 and 478 yards respectively with Schultz leading the way.
AP: Aaron Richmond (sr., 6-0, 180), Willow Run: Had seven touchdown passes, two rushing TDs, four touchdown receptions and an interception return for a touchdown. In different games, led the Flyers every offensive category.
K/P - Ryan Jenkins (sr., 5-10, 170), Father Gabriel Richard: Was 38-of-44 on point after attempts and 8-of-14 on field goals with a long of 48 yards. Also made a 43-yarder and had a 38.5 yard punting average with an average return of 7.2 yards.
DB: Joey Birchler (sr., 5-10, 160), Father Gabriel Richard: Led the Fighting Irish with two interceptions and was also his team’s leading receiver and return man.
DB: Brandon Casey (sr., 5-11, 175), Manchester: Had six interceptions on the year, two of which he returned for touchdowns. Was his team’s fourth leading tackler and All-Cascades Conference on both sides of the ball.
DB: Devin Jose, (jr., 5-11, 165), Manchester: Had four interceptions on the year, and was Manchester’s second leading tackler.
LB: Jevon Freeman, (sr., 5-10, 180), Milan: Was the Big Reds’ second leading tackler with 84 on the season.
LB: Truman Hadley (jr., 6-0, 200) Chelsea: Led Chelsea in both total tackles and sacks and had 10 tackles for loss. Also recovered two fumbles.
LB: Logan Yordanich, Chelsea: (sr. 6-1, 205), Chelsea: The Bulldogs’ second leading tackler, had the most tackles for loss on the team with 14.
LB: Nyshaun Marks (jr., 6-0, 200) Willow Run: Had the power to stop backs at the line of scrimmage and the speed and athleticism to drop in coverage. Was Willow Run’s second leading tackler with 84, had four interceptions, and was also the Flyers’ kicker and leading rusher.
LB: Nick Pauze (jr., 5-10, 145), Father Gabriel Richard: Was the Irish’s second leading tackler with 84, including 11 for loss, tied for most on the team.
DL: Nathan Donnellon (sr., 6-0, 180) Father Gabriel Richard: “A difference maker at the line of scrimmage,” said coach Briam Lemons, Donnellon had 67 tackles from the defensive end spot, two fumble recoveries and an interception.
DL: Logan Kelly (sr.,6-1, 235), Chelsea: A first team All-SEC White selection, Kelly along with Zielinski were a headache for any opposing offensive line.
DL: Eric Madill (sr., 6-0, 255), Father Gabriel Richard: Had the size and power to command multiple blockers, but still be effective. Had 40 tackles on the year, including nine for loss.