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Spartan Pups: Several MSU commits head to Michigan state finals

State finals weekend is upon the state of Michigan — and many Spartan commits have led their teams to Ford Field to play for various state championships.

Drake Harris, the lone skill player committed to MSU still in the playoffs, had a huge game in Grand Rapids Christian's 52-28 win against DeWitt. Harris had seven catches for 216 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Eagles. He also had five catches for 88 yards against Stevensville-Lakeshore two weeks ago.

Harris now has 83 catches for 1,773 yards and 22 touchdowns. Harris is just 124 yards short of a new state record for single-season yards receiving, while he already is tied for second for single-season touchdowns (26 is the record) and ranks in the top 10 for catches (98 is the record).

Grand Rapids Christian faces Orchard Lake St Mary's in the Division 3 final.

Three other MSU commits will play at Ford Field this weekend. Cass Tech's Deon Drake and Dennis Finley will play in the Division 1 title game against Detroit Catholic Central. Brother Rice and Jon Reschke will play Muskegon in the Division 2 final.

Both Cass Tech and Brother Rice will be trying to win their second consecutive state championships in their respective divisions.

Shane Jones and Cincinnati Moeller advanced to the state semifinals with a win over previously undefeated and nationally ranked Colerain. Jones had eight tackles in the win.

Cathedral Prep's Damion Terry and Delton Williams advanced and stayed unbeaten as the Ramblers advanced in the playoffs with a 54-12 rout.

Terry was 17-of-24 passing for 331 yards and four touchdowns. He now has 41 touchdowns on 171-of-248 passes for 2,780 yards.

Williams was on the receiving end of four passes for 87 yards and set the school record with 48 receptions this season.

The other MSU recruit from Pennsylvania didn't fare so well in the first round. Jay Harris, whose Downingtown East team was undefeated and ranked No. 4 in Class AAAA, was upset in the first round of the playoffs.

Harris caught six passes for 81 yards and a touchdown, ran for a 5-yard touchdown and returned a kickoff 65 yards for a touchdown in the loss.

Harris finished the season with 54 catches for 778 yards and 13 touchdowns.