Madison Heights Madison (Mich.) had a good season this year and should again in 2010, as a great…
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A big showdown is looming this weekend, as Jackson Lumen Christi (10-1) and Madison Heights Madison (11-0) square off in the Division 5 playoffs. Madison is lead by a group of juniors which assistant coach Chanterius Brock says is getting plenty of college attention. The most heavily recruited of the bunch is Valdez Showers, who plays running back and defensive back, but could also be a wide receiver in college. "He hasn't done any visiting besides up with his brother (Valtorrey Showers) at Central Michigan," Brock said. "They really like him up there at CMU; he has had a lot of positive responses. He's hearing primarily right now from Cincinnati, UCLA, a little mail from Eastern Michigan. Michigan invited him up last weekend and we went to that. He's having a great year. He's the MVP of the MAC silver. He has 16 touchdowns and over 1000 yards and he didn't play more than two quarters in a lot of games. On defense, he's solid as hell. He didn't give up anything, he's dropped a few picks but he's a good cover guy." Linebacker/fullback Percy Johnson is a solid 6'0, 225-lb kid turning in a big year. "He's getting letters from Michigan State and Cincinnati so far. Those are the only two so far, but we're working on a highlight tape. He has about 80 tackles and Percy and Davonte (Snyder, another junior linebacker) are out of there by the midpoint in the 3rd quarter. He has 15 tackles for loss, four sacks and got his first pick last week." The team also has a sleeper at quarterback in 6'4, 180-lb Tony Lowry, a former basketball player who is starting to capitalize on his gridiron potential. "Tony received a letter from Cincinnati. With us blowing people out, he hasn't had a chance to showcase much yet. He's got a real skill set. It's just the tip of the iceberg with his ability, because once we get another quarterback that we feel good about, he should be doing more than quarterback. He's 6'4 and jumping out of the gym. He's the best safety on the team, but coach won't let him touch it. He has range, he's physical and wants contact."
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