Grand Rapids Christian junior wide receiver Drake Harris was one of the big stories of the Michigan state football finals over the weekend at Ford Field.
He delivered a record-setting performance to help Grand Rapids Christian capture the Division 3 state title.
Below is a look at how Harris and MSU’s other football recruits performed over the weekend. Also postseason accolades won by Spartans recruits are listed.
Drake Harris – Had eight catches for a state-finals record 243 yards and a touchdown to help G.R. Christian to a 40-37 overtime win over Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in the Division 3 final on Saturday night. Harris finished the season with 2,016 receiving yards – a state single-season record, passing the old mark of 1,896 yards by Sterling Heights Stevenson’s D.J. Mershman in 2009. Harris was also recently named Division 3-4 First Team All-State.
Jon Reschke – The linebacker had nine tackles, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup to help Brother Rice top Muskegon 35-28 in the Division 2 state championship game. Reschke was also recently named First Team Division 1-2 All-State.
Deon Drake – Has four carries for 61 yards, including a 30 yard touchdown in Cass Tech’s 36-21 win over Detroit Catholic Central in the Division 1 state final. His teammate Dennis Finley, a MSU offensive lineman recruit, had a tackle in the win.
Shane Jones – The Cincinnati Moeller linebacker had seven tackles to in a 26-21 win over Pickerington North in the state semifinals. Jones was also recently named a Division I First Team All-State selection and the defensive player of the year. Jones has 121 tackles, 2 ½ sacks, 2 fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and an interception in 14 games this season.
Delton Williams – The Erie Cathedral Prep senior athlete scored touchdowns on offense, defense and special teams in a 48-14 win over General McLane in the District 10 Class AAA title game. Williams had a 2-yard touchdown run, a 56-yard punt return for a score and a 22-yard fumble return for a TD. Cathedral Prep (12-0) advances to the PIAA AAA quarterfinals to face West Allegheny
Damion Terry – The Erie Cathedral Prep quarterback was 4 of 8 passing for 80 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in a victory over General McLane.
Jalyn Powell – The Warren (Ohio) Harding safety was named Division I First Team All-State
Gerald Holmes – The Flint Carman-Ainsworth senior running back was named First Team Division 1-2 All-State
Byron Bullough – The Traverse City St. Francis linebacker was named special mention All-State in Division 7-8.
ALL-STAR NOTES: Williams and Terry will each be participating in the Chesapeake Bowl on Dec. 29. They will be members of the North team. … Jones will be playing in the Offense-Defense All-Star Bowl Game on Dec. 31 in Houston.