2019 Michigan High School Football Player Of The Year Watch List: Week 7

Chippewa Valley running back Myren Harris (7) runs for a touchdown during their high school football game against Saline at Wayne State University in Detroit, on Thursday, August 29, 2019. (Mike Mulholland 5/8 MLive.com)

Week 7 proved to be a good week for running backs on the Michigan High School Football Player of the Year watch list as most of them scored multiple touchdowns and ripped off big runs.

Looking ahead to Week 8, watch list quarterbacks Christian Dhue-Reid of Belleville and Jacob Kelbert of Livonia Franklin will go head-to-head this week in a battle for the KLAA East title. Here is a look into what awaits each athlete looking to be the next Michigan Player of the Year and how each one is trending heading into Week 8.

If you have any stats to report of any of the athletes moving forward, please email japurcell@mlive.com with information.

Portage Northern senior Tyler Amos rushes up the field looking to score during Portage Central's home game against Portage Northern at McCamley Field in Portage, Michigan on Friday, September 13, 2019. Emil Lippe 5/8 MLive.com

Tyler Amos, RB, Portage Northern

5-9, 185

Senior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: High

Week 8 outlook: Amos continues to light up opposing defenses with big yards and bunches of touchdowns. In a 47-0 win over Battle Creek Central, Amos had 226 yards and 4 touchdowns on only 14 carries. Up next is Richland Gull Lake, a team that Amos and Northern steamrolled last year, 41-3.

Oak Park's Maliq Carr (5) on the sideline during Oak Park's game against Birmingham Groves at Oak Park High School Friday, Sept. 20 2019. Jacob Hamilton 5/8 MLive.com

Maliq Carr, WR, Oak Park

6-4, 230

Senior

Trending: Down

Top 10 potential: Moderate

Week 8 outlook: Carr did not have any stats from the blowout win over Troy. Considering the game was over in the first quarter, it was no surprise. It should be another blowout this week against Troy Athens.

Schoolcraft junior Kobe Clark (10) avoids a tackle by Kalamazoo United senior Krew Conroy (6) during their game hosted at Vicksburg High School, Oct. 19, 2018. Daniel Vasta 5/8 MLive.com

Kobe Clark, RB, Schoolcraft

5-10, 170

Senior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: High

Week 8 outlook: Kobe Clark did not have the most active night on Friday as he only carried the ball eight times. Still, that did not stop CLark from have a very productive game as he had 100 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns in a 41-12 win over Coloma. Oh, he also had a 60-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Up next is Watervliet, a team that Schoolcraft beat by 59 points last year.

Belleville's Christian Dhue-Reid (1) passes during Dearborn Fordson's game against Belleville at Fordson High School in Dearborn on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. Jacob Hamilton 5/8 MLive.com

Christian Dhue-Reid, QB, Belleville

5-10, 225

Junior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: Moderate

Week 8 outlook: Belleville had no problem dominating Livonia Stevenson, 56-7, and Dhue-Reid did plenty of damage, finishing with 156 passing yards and 4 touchdowns. Dhue-Reid will attempt to lead Belleville to its second-straight undefeated season in KLAA-East play when it travels to play at Livonia Franklin. Last year, Belleville trounced Franklin, 56-6.

Donovan Edwards, RB, West Bloomfield

5-11, 190

Junior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: High

Week 8 outlook: Facing winless Bloomfield Hills last week, Edwards was not needed in full capacity. Still, he added a nice 36-yard touchdown run with speed and cutbacks early on before his night all but ended. It could be another blowout for West Bloomfield this week as they travel to face Oxford (1-6).

C.J. Harris, QB, West Bloomfield

6-4, 210

Senior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: Moderate

Week 8 outlook: Harris didn't need to bring out the big guns in a win over winless Bloomfield Hills but he did add two rushing touchdowns in the first half of the 44-0 win. West Bloomfield takes on a 1-8 Oxford team next week, meaning Harris could be used in a limited capacity once again.

Myren Harris, RB, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley

6-0, 200

Senior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: High

Week 8 outlook: Harris rushed for three touchdowns in Chippewa Valley's 34-6 win over Sterling Heights Stevenson, including a 51-yard scoring scamper for the Big Reds' first score of the game. He also had a 15-yard touchdown run where he dragged potential tacklers into the end zone with him. He will face a stout defense this week as Chippewa Valley takes on a 6-1 Romeo team at home. Chippewa Valley won a shootout last year, 41-34.

Milan's Tristen Hines (7) catches a pass along the sideline during the high school football district finals playoff game between Milan and Chelsea, Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 in Milan. Chelsea defeated Milan, 35-14. Ben Allan Smith 5/8 MLive.com

Tristen Hines, QB, Milan

6-0, 175

Senior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: Moderate

Week 8 outlook: Although Hines was held mostly in check in Milan's 22-21 win over New Boston Huron, he still had 114 yards rushing and scored the winning two-point conversion in the fourth quarter. Hines travels to face a 5-2 Carleton Airport team this week.

Livonia Franklin's Jacob Kelbert (9) throws a pass during their MHSAA Division 2 football state championship game against Warren DeLaSalle at Ford Field in Detroit, on Friday, November 24, 2017. (Mike Mulholland 5/8 MLive.com)

Jacob Kelbert, QB, Livonia Franklin

5-11, 190

Senior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: High

Week 8 outlook: Despite Franklin suffering its first loss of the season against Dearborn Fordson, Kelbert still had a strong night, finishing with 117 yards on 10-for-17 passing while adding 146 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns. Things don't get any easier this week as Franklin hosts undefeated Belleville.

Muskegon football players including quarterback, Cameron Martinez prays at Hackley Stadium before boarding buses to take on Warren De La Salle Collegiate in the Xenith Prep Kickoff Classic at Wayne State University in Detroit on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. (Cory Morse 5/8 MLive.com)

Cameron Martinez, QB, Muskegon

5-11, 187

Senior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: Very High

Week 8 outlook: Heading into Friday's game last week, Martinez accumulated 765 yards and 14 touchdowns on 106 carries while also going 33-for-52 passing for 644 yards with 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. In the 59-0 blowout of Grand Rapids Union, He had 79 rush yards and passed for 2 touchdowns as well. This week is a whole different type of game though, as the Big Reds travel to face formidable rival Mona Shores in a battle for OK Black supremacy.

New Lothrop quarterback Avery Moore runs the ball upfield for a first down in the first quarter on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 in Montrose. New Lothrop defeated Montrose 42-21. (Jake May 5/8 MLive.com)

Avery Moore, QB, New Lothrop

6-2, 210

Senior

Trending: Up

Top 10 potential: Moderate

Week 8 outlook: After missing Week 6's action with a hand injury, he returned in Week 7 to lead New Lothrop to a 42-0 win over Chesaning. In the win, Moore finished 7-for-10 passing for 210 yards and 4 touchdowns. Another win is on tap for this week as New Lothrop takes on winless Otisville LakeVille.

Oakridge's Leroy Quinn (20) runs the ball past Montague's defense during Friday's game at Montague High School on Sept. 27, 2019. Kayla Renie 5/8 MLive.com

Leroy Quinn, RB/LB, Muskegon Oakridge

5-11, 225

Senior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: High

Week 8 outlook: The Oakridge rushing attack continues to dominate opponents as the Eagles improved to 7-0 with a 34-7 in over North Muskegon last week. Quinn did more than enough in the effort to finish with 178 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Quinn will need to bring his A-game this week as Oakridge hosts Ravenna (6-1) in a de facto WMC conference title game.

Davison junior quarterback Brendan Sullivan pushes off a tackle attempt by Warren De La Salle sophomore linebacker William Beesley as he rolls out of the pocket to run up the sideline in the second quarter on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 on Tom Adams Field at Wayne State University in Detroit. The Pilots defeated the Cardinals 22-0. (Jake May 5/8 MLive.com)

Brendan Sullivan, QB, Davison

6-3, 180

Junior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: Moderate

Week 8 outlook: Much like last year, Davison's high-scoring offense hit a wall against Warren De La Salle as the Cardinals lost their first game of the season, 22-0. In the loss, Sullivan was 17-for-30 passing with 181 yards. Things ease up big time this week as Davison faces 1-6 Saginaw Arthur Hill.

Zach Trainor, QB, Walled Lake Western

6-2, 205

Junior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: Moderate

Week 8 outlook: Trainor left the game against South Lyon last week on the second play of the second quarter with an upper body injury. It looked like it could have been concussion issues but coach Alex Grignon said it was a precautionary move that favored a shoulder injury from earlier in the season. Before leaving the game, he was 6-for-9 passing for 108 yards and a touchdown. Western still won handily, 40-10, with Trainor on the sidelines.

West Bloomfield's Cornell Wheeler (44) high fives teammates after a successful play. West Bloomfield takes on Oak Park Friday evening at West Bloomfield High School, Aug. 30, 2019. West Bloomfield would go on to defeat Oak Park 20-14. Tanya Moutzalias 5/8 MLive.com

Cornell Wheeler, LB, West Bloomfield

6-1, 220

Senior

Trending: Down

Top 10 potential: Low

Week 8 outlook: Wheeler did not have any stats reported from the win over Bloomfield Hills. In danger of slipping off the list, Wheeler will hope to get some numbers reported against Oxford this week.

Catholic Central junior Jace Williams (5) reacts to the 20-19 win over Allendale Falcons after the game at Catholic Central High School, on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Brian Hayes 5/8 MLive.com

Jace Williams, WR, Grand Rapids Catholic Central

6-2, 170

Junior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: Moderate

Week 8 outlook: In Catholic Central’s 42-14 win over Spring Lake, Williams had 110 receiving yards and a touchdown on just 4 receptions. He has the chance for a big game against struggling Grand Rapids West Catholic this week.

Detroit King's Rashawn Williams (13) scores a touchdown against Muskegon's Tarran Walker (9) at Detroit King on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. Muskegon won 41-18. (Cory Morse 5/8 MLive.com)

Rashawn Williams, WR, Detroit Martin Luther King

6-1, 185

Senior

Trending: Down

Top 10 potential: Moderate

Week 8 outlook: No stats were reported for Williams from the 54-0 blowout of Detroit East English Village. King now turns its attention to the first round of the PSL playoffs -- a bracket that doesn't include Cass Tech -- when it faces Renaissance on Saturday at 2:30 at Northwestern High School.

Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen, WR/DB, Walled Lake Western

6-1, 180

Senior

Trending: Stable

Top 10 potential: Very High

Week 8 outlook: In a 40-10 win over previously unbeaten South Lyon, he had 8 receptions for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns. However, he was not satisfied with just catching footballs. He also had a 29-yard touchdown pass -- the first TD pass of his career -- and added 22 rushing yards. Up next is a Walled Lake Northern team that has lost four of its last five games.

Chippewa Valley quarterback Josh Kulka (12) looks to throw a pass during their high school football game against Saline at Wayne State University in Detroit, on Thursday, August 29, 2019. (Mike Mulholland 5/8 MLive.com)

On the bubble

Jacob Bousamra, QB, North Farmington, Jr.

Caden Broersma, QB, Muskegon Mona Shores, Sr.

C.J. Brown, RB/S, Walled Lake Western, Sr.

Henry Brown, RB, Warren Woods Tower, Sr.

De'Andre Bulley, RB, River Rouge, Sr.

Ethan Champney, WR, Saginaw Swan Valley, Sr.

Myles Gresham, RB, North Farmington, Sr.

Latrell Fordham, WR, Davison, Sr.

Connor Fracassi, QB, South Lyon, Sr.

TreShawn Hatcher, RB, Muskegon Mona Shores, Sr.

Josh Kulka, QB, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley, Sr.

Marshawn Lee, WR, Detroit Martin Luther King, Sr.

Mike Mathias, RB, Plymouth, Sr.

Dante Moore, QB, Detroit Martin Luther King, Fr.

Colin Parachek, QB, Dexter, Jr.

Walker Plate, RB, Jackson Lumen Christi, Sr.

Dorion Riley, RB, Jackson, Jr.

Earnest Sanders, WR/RB/K-PR, Flint Beecher, Sr.

Brennan Schwarz, WR, Montague, Sr.

Caden Woodall, RB, Livonia Stevenson, Jr.

Brendin Yatooma, RB/LB, Detroit Catholic Central, Sr.

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