Lulgjuraj lines up on both sides of the ball for East team


Michael Lulgjuraj

ALMONT — Almont’s Michael Lulgjuraj suited up for the East team in a 48-14 loss to the West squad at the 31st Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game last Saturday afternoon.

Lawrence Tech, in Southfield, is where the game was contested.

In Saturday’s matchup, the West squad grabbed a 6-0 edge after one quarter was history.

The West then followed it up with a 28-7 second quarter advantage, increasing their cushion to 34-7 at the half.

When the action resumed, the West squad continued to pull away. Aided by a 7-0 third quarter edge, they were able to widen the gap to 41-7.

The West and East then collected seven points each during quarter number four, leaving the former with a 48-14 win to celebrate when the final second ticked off the clock.

Lulgjuraj was credited with two tackles, including one sack, while playing middle linebacker, outside linebacker and defensive end.

On the other side of the ball, Lulgjuraj lined up at a running back position.

It was there he finished with one rush for five yards.

Shamar Askin (St. Clair Shores Lakeview), Darlontae Brown (Detroit Community), Jameson Chesser (Lenawee Christian), Marcus Childstar (Howell), Eric Craft (Waterford Kettering), Isiah Daniels (Warren Mott), Maurice Davis (Eastpointe), Bryan Donner (Waterford Kettering), Justin Dorsey (Clarenceville), Donald Echols (Southeastern), Kevar Ellis (Stoney Creek), Brydan Evans (Mumford), Brody Germain (Millington), Keyon Hammonds (Denby), Jai Lun Hampton (North Farmington), Lawrence Hattar (Livonia Churchill), Zack Horky (Blissfield), Brendan Mercier (Brighton), Jeton Metasani (Fordson), Markail Owens (Clintondale), Colin Parachek (Dexter), Jalin Pitchford (Wyandotte Roosevelt), Evan Pittenger (Livonia Franklin), Keith Simmons (Harper Woods), Bennett Smihal (Grosse Pointe South), Blake Smithers (Elkton Pigeon-BayPort), Brett Stanley (Warren DeLaSalle), Justin Gabriel (Walled Lake Western), Jack Trachet (Pinckney), Noah Beaudrie (Erie Mason), Jus’tyz Tuggle (Detroit Central), Nolan Vanover (Monroe Jefferson) and Joshua Washington (Adlai Stevenson) joined Lulgjuraj on the roster of the East team.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.