The "I Didn't Make All-State Team" Team: D1/2

Hassan Amen

The Associated Press released their All-State team for Division 1 and Division 2 yesterday. While every player on their list deserved their mention, there were several players left off who without a doubt, were among the state's best. We examine those omissions.

The captain of our "All-I Didn't Make All-State Team" Team has to be Deaborn Fordson's Hassan Amen.

Amen had eight interceptions on defense and numerous big hits. Not only did he have a high number of interceptions, but they often came at key times in key ball games (re: his two against Detroit Southeastern in the playoffs). As if that wasn't enough, he rushed for over 1,000 yards despite sharing carries and missing time with an injury. Throw in a couple of punt returns for touchdowns and there is no way he should not have been 1st Team All-State.

Others who had great years include Detroit Southeastern wide receiver Darryl Pitts, who made big catch after big catch for the Jungaleers. Antwon Robinson, Southfield's two way athlete and explosive Muskegon running back Anthony Davis. So here now is our "All-I Didn't Make All-State Team" Team.

QB – Jake Thompson, Davison (So.)
RB – Ali Alaboody, Dearborn Fordson (Sr.)
RB – Anthony Davis, Muskegon (Sr.)
WR – Wade Stahl, Livonia Stevenson (Sr.)
WR – Antwon Robinson, Southfield (Sr.)
W/T – DeMarkus Bracy, Flint Southwestern (Sr.)
OL – Greg Cannon, Detroit Mumford (Sr.)
OL – Cody Knott, Rockford (Sr.)
OL – Kyle Bryant, Detroit Southeastern (Sr.)
OL – Kaleb Forr, Davison (Sr.)
OL – Deljuan Howland, Muskegon (Sr.)


DL – C.J. Olaniyan, Warren Mott (Sr.)
DL – Jamal Agemy, Dearborn Fordson (Sr.)
DL – Steve O'Shell, Warren DeLaSalle (Sr.)
DL – Mike Laamanen, Macomb Dakota (Sr.)
LB – Thaddeus Burton, Detroit Cass Tech (Sr.)
LB – Shamari Benton, Birmingham Brother Rice (Sr.)
LB – Tarance Carter, Detroit Cody (Sr.)
DB – Hassan Amen, Dearborn Fordson (Sr.)
DB – Thomas Gordon, Detroit Cass Tech (Sr.)
DB – Vonn Jones, Hartland (Sr.)
DB – Dior Mathis, Detroit Cass Tech (Jr.)


HONORABLE MENTION

QB
Dennis Martin, Detroit Mumford
Sean Charette, Lake Orion
Ryan Morley, Grand Blanc
Ben Filimon, Warren Mott

RB
Kim Bruce, Lake Orion
Donovan Wilson, Detroit Southeastern
Jeron Clayton, Ann Arbor Pioneer


WR/TE
Baquer Sayed, Dearborn Fordson
Martez Kelly, Warren Mott
Jeffery Hill, Detroit Mumford
Erick Whitaker, Detroit Southeastern
Ronnie Goble, Plymouth
Cody Wilson, Rochester Adams
Martez Kelly, Warren Mott


OL
Danny Gear, Southgate Anderson
Rodney Hamilton, Detroit Osborn
Zach Cherocci, Birmingham Brother Rice


DL
Kurtis Hawkins, Detroit Cody
Antonio Credit, West Bloomfield


LB
Shaquille Marshall, Birmingham Brother Rice
Will Schwarz, Troy
Matt Rea, Rochester Adams
A.J. Gill, Lake Orion
Justice Akuezue, Ann Arbor Huron

DB
Daniel Easterly, Detroit Cass Tech
Kenny Watkins, Birmingham Brother Rice
Robert Strong, Sterling Heights Stevenson
Ashton Gaines, Detroit Crockett
Robbie Lentz, Lake Orion
Kortez Ross, Flint Southwestern
Andrew Matt, Wyandotte Roosevelt
Justin Ford, Kenowa Hills

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