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2023 Detroit News All-East High School Football Teams Unveiled

Detroit News has revealed its nominations for the 2023 All-East High School Football Team, comprising the best players from east Michigan. These skilled, dedicated, and visionary persons are among the best performers within their area of jurisdiction.


First Team Offense


  • Quarterback: CJ Carr, Saline (Sr.)

  • Running Back: Kayden Forbes, Holland Jr.—West Ottawa.

  • Wide Receiver: Jakob Price, Muskegon (Sr.)

  • Wide Receiver: AJ Hill, Davison (Jr.)

  • Tight End: Kevin Simes, Belleville (Sr.)

  • Offensive Lineman: Cam Kruisenga, Rockford (Sr.)

  • Offensive Lineman: Caid Fox, Saline (Sr.)

  • Offensive Lineman: Brody Kosin, Clarkston (Sr.)

  • Offensive Lineman: Elisha Durham, West Bloomfield (Jr.)

  • Offensive Lineman: Kyler Brunan, Traverse City – West.


First Team Defense


  • Defensive Lineman: Ethan Kraatz, Saginaw Heritage (Jr.)

  • Defensive Lineman: By Ryan Ross, Warren de La Salle (Sr.).

  • Defensive Lineman: Miguel Botello, Muskegon (Sr.)

  • Linebacker: Joseph Celaj, Romeo (So.)

  • Linebacker: Brayden Dellinger, Chippewa Valley (Sr.)

  • Linebacker: Grant Heatherton, Brighton (Sr.)

  • Defensive Back: Jaden Mangham, Muskegon (Sr.)

  • Defensive Back: Isaiah Marshall, Macomb Dakota (Sr.)

  • Defensive Back: Cole Mabry, Rockford (Sr.)

  • Defensive Back: Gavin Espinoza, Croswell-Lexington (Sr.)


Special Teams


  • Kicker: Senior at Orchard Lake St. Mary’s, Jack Dingman

  • Punter: Ethan Kraatz, Saginaw Heritage (Jr.)

  • Return Specialist: Kayden Forbes, Ottawa Junior’s Hudsonville.

  • Coach of the Year: Phil Foerster, Macomb Dakota


Congratulations go the members of 2023’s The Detroit News All-east high school football team. They have been recognized as some of the best players in respective disciplines and their teams. Young players from the region are inspired through the passion and dedication of these teams towards the sport.

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