Michigan High School Athletic Association
2020 Football Championships

CHAMPIONSHIP

Friday, January 22, 2021, at Ford Field, Detroit

2020 MHSAA Division 2 champions: Muskegon Mona Shores

 

ROSTER

Head coach: Matt Koziak  l  Assistant coaches: Aaron James, Brian Sikkenga, Greg Vargas, Dave Check, Kyle Brott, Tyler Vanbergen, Tom Grimm, Mike Koziak

Players: Keondre Pierce (senior), Larry White (senior), Gary Humphrey (senior), Landon Thalman (junior), Khyree Hamel (senior), Jake Southland (sophomore), Demetri Roberson (junior), Reid McAvoy (senior), Mark Konecny (junior), Elijah Farnum (senior), Keegan DeKuiper (senior), Dahmir Farnum (sophomore), Minh Nguyen (senior), Benjamin Payne (senior), Brayton Conrad (sophomore), Dylan Dieselberg (senior), Jeff Lenartowicz (junior), Elijah Johnson (junior), Kewan Farnum (sophomore), Brady Rose (senior), Jaylen Vinton (sophomore), Karsen Marihugh (senior), Brandon Bankhard (sophomore), Ryan McNiff (junior), Ta'Vonie Jackson (junior), Octavio Alvarado (sophomore), Drew Sandberg (junior), Steve Koziak (junior), Diego Pena (junior), Devin Gibbs (senior), John Gemzer (junior), Samual Wahlberg (sophomore), D.J. Caviness (junior), Bryce Sikkenga (senior), Jesse Love (sophomore), Theartric Theus III (senior), Mason Klos (senior), Kemper Millis (junior), Hayden Black (sophomore), J.T. Foster (sophomore), Brayden Flanders (junior), Dausen Trigg (junior), Nate Allen (sophomore), Jeremiah Love (freshman), James Olsen (senior), Tre Word (senior), Luke Emmons (freshman), Andrew Grimm (sophomore), Aiden Parsekian (junior)

 

GAME SUMMARY

No. 1 Muskegon Mona Shores (12-0) 25, Warren De La Salle Collegiate (7-5) 19

No. 1-ranked Muskegon Mona Shores finished a perfect season holding off Warren De La Salle Collegiate to repeat as Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 2 champion. Senior Brady Rose ran for two touchdowns (12  and four yards) and 154 yards, adding eight tackles on defense and a blocked extra point. Junior Elijah Johnson ran for a nine-yard touchdown and 76 yards. Senior Keondre Pierce ran for a 10-yard touchdown and 39 yards. Senior Kyree Hamel led Mona Shores with 11 tackles.

 

> Final box score

> Detroit Free Press prediction: Muskegon Mona Shores 32, Warren De La Salle Collegiate 28

> Detroit News prediction: Muskegon Mona Shores 27, Warren De La Salle Collegiate 20

> MLive prediction: Muskegon Mona Shores 24, Warren De La Salle 21

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

> 'It ended with a bang': Rose carries Muskegon Mona Shores over Warren De La Salle in D2 title repeat

> Take a bow, Brady Rose: You’re everything that’s right about high school sports

> Mona Shores’ Sailors go from ‘heroes’ to ‘legends’ with back-to-back state football titles

> Fourth-down failures will haunt Warren De La Salle

> Muskegon Mona Shores holds off De La Salle in Division 2

> Muskegon Mona Shores star Brady Rose comes up huge in Division 2 final win

> Mona Shores holds off De La Salle to win 2nd straight state title

> Rose's Legend Grows In Shores Repeat

> De La Salle football’s small senior class played with big hearts until the end despite falling short of title

> De La Salle falls to Mona Shores in Division 2 football championship game

> MHSAA football: Fourth-down failures will haunt Warren De La Salle

> How Warren De La Salle rebounded from postseason hiatus to arrive at state title game

> Quarterback Brady Rose key to Muskegon Mona Shores offense

> De La Salle can add to county records at football championship game

> Senior battling leukemia embodies Mona Shores football’s fighting spirit, will join team at Ford Field

> Meet Brady Rose. He's 5 feet 7 and the best all-around football player in the state

> 'Smart kid' typifies seniors who come through for De La Salle football

> De La Salle’s Dan Rohn brings ‘Muskegon mentality’ to state finals matchup vs. familiar Mona Shores

> From turmoil to title game, De La Salle football is having fun and found its pride again

SEMIFINALS

Regionals

Region 5

 

Final

 

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021

At East Lansing

No. 1 Muskegon Mona Shores (10-0) 24, No. 2 East Lansing (8-1) 21

 

> In Division 2 showdown, No. 2 East Lansing football edged by No. 1 Muskegon Mona Shores

> Kicker keeps Mona Shores clean with game-winner in regional thriller vs. East Lansing

 

 

Districts

 

District 9

 

Final

 

At Muskegon Mona Shores

Muskegon Mona Shores (9-0) 62.667 43,

Caledonia (4-5) 37.167 35

 

> Mona Shores outlasts hard-charging Caledonia on knockout punch by player of year finalist

> Mona Shores slides past Caledonia, wins district title

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Muskegon Mona Shores

Muskegon Mona Shores (8-0) 62.667 28,
Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (6-2) 59.333 25

 

> Reigning champ Mona Shores survives as Forest Hills Central nearly pulls off comeback for ages

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Lowell

Caledonia (4-4) 37.167 55,

Lowell (4-4) 39.333 38

Round one

 

Friday, October 30

Muskegon Mona Shores (7-0) 62.667 54,

Wyoming (1-4) 18.000 6

 

Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central (6-1) 59.333 24,

Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern (4-3) 47.667 6

 

> Forest Hills Central cools off rival Forest Hills Northern in playoff opener

 

Caledonia (3-4) 37.167 21,

Jenison (5-2) 62.067 14

 

Lowell (4-3) 39.333 35,

Byron Center (5-2) 59.500 28

 

District 10

 

Final

 

At East Lansing

East Lansing (8-0) 69.900 42,

Portage Northern (7-2) 54.733 14

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At East Lansing

East Lansing (7-0) 69.900 49,
Portage Central (3-5) 34.033 6

 

> East Lansing football continues trend of dominant play en route to district final

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Portage Northern

Portage Northern (7-1) 54.733 28,
Battle Creek Lakeview (5-3) 49.733 14

 

> Young Lakeview squad falls short against Portage Northern in district semifinals

 

Round one

 

East Lansing (6-0) 69.900 (Bye)

 

Friday, October 30

Portage Central (3-4) 34.033 28,

Jackson (3-4) 32.833 14

 

Portage Northern (6-1) 54.733 64,

Battle Creek Central (1-5) 17.500 24

 

Saturday, October 31

Battle Creek Lakeview (5-2) 49.733 42,

Okemos (0-7) 18.000 10

 

District 11

 

Final

 

At Midland

Traverse City Central (8-1) 58.167 42,

Midland (8-1) 62.500 14

 

> Chemics' season ends with 30-22 loss to TCC in district final

> TC Central takes down Midland to bring home district title

 

Semifinals

 

Saturday, November 7, 2020

At Midland

Midland (8-0) 62.500 31,
Midland Dow (5-3) 45.000 15

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Traverse City Central

Traverse City Central (7-1) 58.167 70,
Swartz Creek (5-3) 47.833 14

 

Round one

 

Friday, October 30

Midland (7-0) 62.500 44,

Alpena (0-7) 12.167 0

 

Saturday, October 31

Midland Dow (5-2) 45.000 34,

Flushing (2-5) 29.667 8

 

Friday, October 30

Traverse City Central (6-1) 58.167 60,

Saginaw Heritage (0-6) 19.667 6

 

> Central routs Heritage 60-6

 

Swartz Creek (5-2) 47.833 28,

Flint Carman-Ainsworth (1-6) 21.833 6

 

District 12

 

Final

 

At South Lyon

North Farmington (6-3) 44.000 1,

South Lyon (6-3) 49.200 0 (Forfeit)

 

> South Lyon football forced to forfeit against North Farmington due to COVID-19

> South Lyon's football season canceled due to COVID-19

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Fenton

North Farmington (5-3) 44.000 44,

Fenton (7-1) 67.667 28

Friday, November 6, 2020

At South Lyon

South Lyon (6-2) 49.200 42,
Walled Lake Western (5-3) 46.067 37

 

Round one

 

Friday, October 30

Fenton (7-0) 67.667 36,

Walled Lake Central (0-7) 14.700 3

 

North Farmington (4-3) 44.000 44,

Waterford Kettering (2-5) 35.233 7

 

South Lyon (5-2) 49.200 15,

Milford (1-6) 26.400 0

 

Walled Lake Western (5-2) 46.067 14,

Waterford Mott (2-4) 30.000 13

 

District 13

 

Final

 

At Livonia Churchill

Livonia Churchill (6-2) 55.167 36,

Livonia Franklin (5-4) 48.000 28

 

> Churchill football wins back-to-back district titles, defeats rival Franklin

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Livonia Churchill

Livonia Churchill (5-2) 55.167 52,
Dexter (5-3) 47.333 35

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Livonia Franklin

Livonia Franklin (5-3) 48.000 45,

Ypsilanti Community (4-4) 35.167 8

 

Round one

 

Friday, October 30

Livonia Churchill (4-2) 55.167 (Bye)

 

Dexter (5-2) 47.333 56,

Ypsilanti Lincoln (3-4) 40.533 28

 

Ypsilanti Community (4-3) 35.167 21,

Dearborn Heights Crestwood (5-2) 53.167 7

 

Livonia Franklin (4-3) 48.000 35,

Temperance Bedford (3-4) 39.033 14

 

District 14

 

Final

 

At Wyandotte Roosevelt

Oak Park (4-5) 15.600 27,

Wyandotte Roosevelt (6-2) 56.167 14

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At University of Detroit Jesuit

Oak Park (3-5) 15.600 27,

University of Detroit Jesuit (3-5) 31.400 21

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Wyandotte Roosevelt

Wyandotte Roosevelt (6-1) 56.167 38,
Detroit Renaissance (3-5) 28.333 13

 

Round one

 

Friday, October 30

Oak Park (2-5) 15.600 35,

Grosse Pointe South (4-3) 56.567 19

 

> 'It's a new season': Oak Park opens playoffs with first win, downs Grosse Pointe South

> Michigan football, MSU target Rayshaun Benny leads Oak Park to first win, in playoffs

> Why upset wins aren't all that surprising

 

University of Detroit Jesuit (3-4) 31.400 28,

Grosse Pointe North (3-4) 38.667 14

 

> Cubs rally past Norsemen

 

Wyandotte Roosevelt (5-1) 56.167 45,

Lincoln Park (1-6) 21.767 7

 

Detroit Renaissance (3-4) 28.333 20,

Ferndale (4-3) 53.400 14

 

District 15

 

Final

 

At Warren-Mott

Warren-Mott (8-1) 56.000 1,

Birmingham Groves (1-7) 40.333 0 (Forfeit)*

 

> Birmingham Groves booted from MHSAA football playoffs for violating eligibility rule

> Groves forced to forfeit playoff game with Warren-Mott due to ineligible players

> Birmingham Groves football team forfeits all playoff games because of ineligible players

> Birmingham Groves' football playoff run ends due to 'eligibility issue'

> Birmingham Groves football forfeits postseason after ineligibility issues

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Birmingham Seaholm

Birmingham Seaholm (6-2) 56.333 1,

Birmingham Groves (1-6) 40.333 0 (Forfeit)*

 

> Orion Kendra's big game helps Birmingham Groves knock off Birmingham Seaholm, 30-21

> Groves prevails over Seaholm with late two-point conversion stop

> Groves football records its revenge, beats rival Seaholm in district semifinal

> Birmingham Groves' 'Chicago 3' helps Falcons soar in MHSAA football playoffs

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Warren-Mott

Warren-Mott (7-1) 56.000  49,
Berkley (5-3) 50.900 14

 

Round one

 

Friday, October 30

Birmingham Seaholm (5-2) 56.333 42,

Sterling Heights (0-6) 12.200 6

 

Auburn Hills Avondale (4-4) 40.700 1

Birmingham Groves (1-5) 40.333  0 (Forfeit)*

 

* The MHSAA ruled Birmingham Groves violated a player eligibility rule and must forfeit its two playoff wins (Auburn Hills Avondale, 36-0, and Birmingham Seaholm, 30-21) and its formerly scheduled district final game against Warren-Mott as well as all but its first regular season games. Groves also retroactively forfeited its regular season wins played with the ineligible players, making its final record 1-7. The playoffs for both Seaholm and Avondale are still ended.

 

> Groves shuts out Avondale, gets rematch with Seaholm

 

Warren-Mott (6-1) 56.000 47,

Warren Cousino (1-6) 21.567 0

 

Berkley (5-2) 50.900 23,

Royal Oak (1-6) 22.333 14

 

District 16

 

Final

 

At Port Huron

Warren De La Salle Collegiate (5-4) 37.083 36,

Port Huron (8-1) 70.400 0.

 

> Port Huron's football season comes to end in district final loss to Warren De La Salle

> De La Salle wins district football championship with shutout of Port Huron

 

Semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At Port Huron

Port Huron (8-0) 70.400 30,
Harrison Township L'Anse Creuse (5-3) 48.700 6

 

> Port Huron football cruises to 30-6 win over L'Anse Creuse in district semifinals

 

Friday, November 6, 2020

At St. Clair Shores Lakeview

Warren De La Salle Collegiate (4-4) 37.083 35,

St. Clair Shores Lakeview (5-3) 51.167 6

 

> Brett Stanley, Warren De La Salle power past St. Clair Shores Lakeview, 35-6

 

Round one

 

Friday, October 30

Port Huron (7-0) 70.400 49,

St. Clair Shores Lake Shore (1-6) 25.167 13

 

Harrison Township L'Anse Creuse (5-2) 48.700 35,

Fraser (4-3) 49.067 9

 

St. Clair Shores Lakeview (5-2) 51.167 17,

Port Huron Northern (2-4) 34.000 0

 

> Port Huron Northern football drops playoff opener at Lakeview, 17-0

 

Warren De La Salle Collegiate (3-4) 37.083 58,

Roseville (4-3) 49.833 14

 

> De La Salle dominant; South Lake gets first football playoff victory