ALMONT — The Almont football team placed three of their players on the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Division 6 All-State lineup which was announced recently.

Senior Yousif Abu-Joudeh, a lineman, and junior Chase Battani, a runningback, were first team selections for their prowess on offense.

Their teammate Ayden Ferqueron was recognized as well. He earned All-State first team accolades for his play as a linebacker. They are joined on the team by:

First team
Offense– Miles Haggart, line, Clare; Cohen McGee, line, Constantine; Wyatt Spalo, line, Reed City; Jake Bowen, line, Ovid-Elsie; Jackson Wertenberger, line, Isa; Damarion Johnson, wide receiver, Michigan Collegiate; Chase Tremblay, wide receiver, Watervliet; Jordan Anderson, wide receiver/tight end, Detroit Edison; Eli Graves, runningback, Kingsley; Nico Finn, runningback, Buchanan; Nate Young, quarterback, Gladstone; and Caleb Moore, quarterback, Michigan Collegiate.

Defense– Bennett VanDenberg, line, Constantine; Evan Gauthier, line, Negaunee; Vinny Howes, line, Gladstone; Keighan Stoddard, line, Chesaning; Shamar Riser, Pressley, line, Clintdondale; Max Hammond, linebacker, Reed City; Alan Bjorn, linebacker, Calumet; Max Goethals, linebacker, Kingsley; Elijah Hill, linebacker, Michigan Collegiate; Aidan Paquin, defensive back, Onsted; Brady Sager, defensive back, Chesaning; Kai Lacar, defensive back, Negaunee; Wyatt Epple, defensive back, Watervliet; and Jaden Taylor, defensive back, Parchment.

Specialists- Brent Wofford, athlete, Mt. Morris; and Tony Ochoa, specialist, Clawson.

Kevin Kissane

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.