Announcements and Important Events
#1 Ja’Martae Hogan - RB / LB
Parent: Jennifer Hogan
Ja’Martae’s favorite teacher at GR Christian is Mrs. Potts. Ja’Martae has enjoyed seeing the improvement of all his teammates over the course of the past four years playing football and wants to encourage younger players to put their grades before football and to ask for help if they need it. Ja’Martae would like to thank his family for working so hard to send him to Grand Rapids Christian.
#2 Dahvey Moody - WR / DB
Parents: Cinque and Tiffany Moody
Dahvey’’s favorite teacher at school is Mr. Warners. Dahvey’s favorite memory of Eagle football is running away from supposed ghosts in the woods while camping on the senior retreat earlier this year. Dahvey loves the bonds he has developed through playing with his brothers and would like to say “thank you” to the football moms for always feeding the team! Dahvey plans to play college football, study pre-med, and work to become a CRNA.
#3 Amir Nixon - WR / DB
Parents: William Bryant and Diane Morris
Amir’s most memorable Eagle football experience has been all the roller coaster comebacks this year and how they have shown the toughness and resilience of this team. Amir loves the start of the summer grind and how the team comes together to achieve one common goal during the season. To his parents, Amir would like to say, “Thank you for supporting and investing in my dream; I love and appreciate you.”
#4 Kenyada McGhee - WR / DB
Parent: Justin McGhee
Kenyada’s favorite memory of Eagle football is coming back from a 20-point deficit to beat Lowell earlier this season. In regards to younger players, Kenyada’s advice is, “stay in your books, never give up; keep working hard on and off the field.” Kenyada plans to attend college to study business and then pursue a master’s degree.
#6 Ace Thomas - WR / DB
Parent: Patrice Williams
Ace’s favorite teacher at GR Christian is Mrs. Klaver and his best football memory is beating East Grand Rapids in memory of John Holmes last season. Ace loves the Eagle family and the bond he has with his teammates; he would like to thank his family for always believing in him and never giving up on him.
#8 CJ Jones - TE / LB
Parent: Darrhonda Scott-Jones
CJ’s favorite football memory is beating East Grand Rapids in his sophomore year at their stadium; he loves the rich tradition of Eagle football and how you are always treated like family. CJ would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to his mom for taking so much time over the years to get him to practice and helping him stay healthy during the season.
#9 Alec Koval - WR / LB
Parents: Kara Koval and John Koval
Alec’s favorite teacher at school is Mr. Nieboer. Alec loves the friendships he has made through football and how his experience playing has taught him to be humble and positive toward others. Alec would like to thank his parents for loving him and supporting him throughout the years, he says to his parents - “I will always love you.” Alec plans to study sports management in college while playing both baseball and football.
#24 Eli Klunder - WR / DB
Parents: Dan and Tonya Klunder
Eli’s favorite teacher is Mr. Tuit and his best football memory is beating East Grand Rapids all four years of high school. Eli would like to encourage the younger players to work hard in the offseason and wants to thank his parents for their consistent support. After high school Eli plans to attend college to study Psychology.
#35 Marcus Smith - RB / DL
Parent: Shatara Morgan
Marcus’ favorite football memory is camping with his teammates on the senior retreat, and his advice to young players is to work hard to get stronger and better. Marcus would like to thank his family for showing up to support him through everything, including injuries. Next year Marcus plans to attend school to study food arts.
#40 Kanye Elliott - RB / DL
Parents: Aquanette Elliott and Reggie White
Kanye’s favorite teachers at GR Christian are Mr. Christians and Mrs. VanderVeen and his favorite Eagle football memory is beating East Grand Rapids last year at home. Kanye loves that the football program is a brotherhood and really appreciates the community and the fans of Eagle Nation! Kanye would like to thank his mom and dad for the time they have spent with him and would like to say, “Love you mom and dad.”
#44 Levi Heerema - TE / DL
Parents: Jason and Esther Heerema
Levi’s favorite teacher is Mr. Borst and his best football memory is watching the team win a state championship in 2012 when he was a kid. Levi appreciates the brotherhood within the program among the players and coaches and would like to encourage young players to work hard in every aspect of their training. Levi thanks his parents for always supporting him with whatever he was doing and everything he has needed.
#56 Scotty Stockwell - OL / DL
Parent: Sara Peters
Scotty’s favorite teachers at GR Christian are Mr. Warners and Mrs. DeBoer, and his top football memory is beating East Grand Rapids last year. Scotty loves the energy of practice and urges younger players to have fun and accept hard coaching. Scotty would like to thank his mom for coming to all of his games and always having food on the table; he would like to say, “I love you, Mom.”
#72 Ahmon Parks - OL / DL
Parents: Tocha Elliott and Rodney Parks Jr.
Ahmon has a 3-way tie for his favorite teacher: Ms. Das, Mrs. Klaver, and Mr. VanHarn. Ahmon’s favorite thing about Eagle football is that it has always been more than a football team - it’s a family that plays football together. Ahmon would like to show gratitude to his parents because they sacrificed a lot for him to get a Christian education and play the sport he loves. Next year Ahmon plans to play football in college and study business.
Check out the video celebrating these seniors!