The D Zone

Mission & Staff

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The D Zone LLC is a Detroit area based, High School Sports website. The D Zone was formed in September of 2010.  The main focus is to provide up to the second news on scores and news from around the state of Michigan. We are not a recruiting website nor do we have any intention of being a recruiting site.  Our goal is to provide unfiltered information to people who want to read about Michigan High School Sports. Everything you want to know about Michigan High School Sports will be on The D Zone!

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Core Goals: (In order)
1. Provide free unbiased information and exposure for Michigan High School Athletes and their communities. Ranging from game info, highlights, recruiting data, etc.
2. Build relationships with the athletes, families, coaches, and supporters to ensure constant communication.
3. Have every player in the state make a free The D Zone profile.  The profile is linked to a players name in all of our social media accounts and mentions on website articles.  Also, profiles have received 100% positive feedback among all college coaches.
3. Just as equally important is a backdrop picture which allows for coaches to recognize prospects and drastically increase exposure for players.
4. Frequently remain in contact with people/entities who provide us with updated information regarding players featured on our site.
5. Attend off-season events to ensure the above goals are being performed.
6. Market ourselves on a national level to ensure more eyes are turning to Michigan for recruits.

First off I would recommend each and every person below on their endeavors.  If you are performing a background check or looking for career information, I am telling you right now, that these people have great motives, willingness to learn, they are trustworthy, and have shown they are able to communicate.  Else they would not be writing for this blog.  If you need to ask more questions about the staff, please contact me.

Founded The D Zone:  September 2010
Responsibilities: Publish content, marketing, manage team, web development, social media analysis, public relations, and more skills will come in upcoming weeks.
- I graduated from Henry Ford II in 2007 and graduated from ITT Technical Institute in the Summer of 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Project Management.   This project will be never ending and I look forward to monitoring the growth of interactions between everyone in Michigan High School sports.  If you haven't already, please follow me on Twitter @TheD_Zone

Joined The D Zone: May 2012
Responsibilities: Perform interviews, communicate with players, publish content, and more skills will come in upcoming weeks.
- I am a Detroit King alum and I currently attend Macomb Community College majoring in Journalism. Along with writing for The D Zone, I also write for State Champs. I have forever had a love for all sports, but high school athletics is my passion. Of course I am a passionate Detroit King football fan and my goal is to one day cover high school basketball and football at the highest level.  If you haven't already, please follow me on Twitter @JustCallmeBHunt

Joined The D Zone: December 2012
Responsibilities: I serve The D Zone as the recruiting editor. My main job is to publish recruiting content and keep readers up to date on recruiting. To do that, I am always talking to players getting the latest update on their recruitment. I am always striving to make The D Zone the best it can be and to do that I bring the readers as much information as possible.  Along with Jeff Corrion, I compile the “top 20” player rankings that are seen on The D Zone. In addition, I cover football games in the fall and sometimes other sports from time to time throughout the year.
- I joined The D Zone in December of 2012 after being the first to break the news of Plymouth High School football team having to vacate all of its wins from the 2012 season. Ever since, I have enjoyed providing a different angle and perspective on stories of recruits and games that is unique to anything else. Currently, I am a college sophomore at Schoolcraft College in Livonia and graduated from Canton High School in June of 2013. Follow me on Twitter @EvanPaputa

Ken Dettloff

I serve the D Zone as Chief Photographer of High School and College sports, specializing in football and basketball pictures.  I have a special love of Detroit Police Athletic League Football and girl's sports. I have covered all level of sports from middle school to Division 2 college.  I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a BSed and from Washtenaw Community College with an Ad in Criminal Justice. I work full time as a Correction Officer with the State of Michigan in Jackson, Michigan.

Joined The D Zone: December 2012
Responsibilities: West Michigan sports coordinator for The D Zone; perform interviews on any commitments from the West side of the state. I also cover high school, college, and NFL games for WXMI Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, where I intern to cover sports, and have been there since August 2012. I have also hosted my own radio show and my own website on all Michigan sports since May of 2011. 
- Currently, I am a high school junior at Hopkins High School in Allegan County, waiting to graduate and then become a Central Michigan Chippewa to persue my Sports Broadcasting career! My passion for Michigan sports began when I was under the age of ten, when I was invited to be on the Central Michigan University's SportsZone Thursday to talk about Detroit Tiger baseball. Ever since then, I have never taken my eyes off of a sports career. Now I am very excited to begin my work with the best Michigan high school sports site on the web! Any West MI recruiting news will be covered as we continue to cover each and every part of Michigan! I will be something in this world, and it will be in the sports field!  If you haven't already, please follow me on Twitter @ZHarig23

Joined The D Zone: February 2014
Responsibilities: Assisting The D Zone cover high school basketball, interviewing players, going to camps and games, and generating positive attention for the website and Social Media pages.
- I am currently entering my junior year at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan while majoring in Sports Management and minoring in Communications.  I was born and raised in Livonia, Michigan and love living close to Detroit.  I love sports and always have my entire life.  Although I am only 20 years old, I have already had many experiences in the field of sports.  I have worked with teams from the middle school level all the way up to the professional level.  I know what it takes to be successful in the field of sports.  My passion to succeed is shown in everything I do and covering sports will always be apart of that.  My ultimate dream is to become the general manager of a professional sports franchise.  I always tell people, "if people don't hate on your dreams, then they aren't big enough."  If you haven't already, please follow me on Twitter @generalmills101

Zack Boyer

Joined The D Zone: January 2015
Responsibilities: Provide coverage on Lansing and other Mid-Michigan area schools as well as other high school sports, and and more responsibilities will come in upcoming weeks.
- I am an alum of Lansing Waverly and am currently studying Journalism at Central Michigan University. Journalism did not come to me until my junior year of high school when I became the sports editor of my school newspaper. I had always loved sports and have always loved writing it finally clicked. I combined my two loves and it came natural to me. My dream is to someday write for ESPN or Fox Sports. If you haven't already please follow me on twitter at @Zackary_R_Boyer


  1. I have a sophomore student-athlete at Belleville High School in Belleville,mi,i would like to know how can i get some of his information on here as far as the watchlist,his offers,and so on.he is a 2016 prospect on varsity.Thank for any information.My e-mail is [email protected]

  2. Check out this class of 2015 offensive tackle that plays for Tri Unity Christians TNT and goes to Potters House High School.

  3. Check out class of 2016 fullback in middle line backer goes to Denby high

  4. Check out Richmond High Schools kicker. He's 25 for 25 and can kick 40+ yard field goals like they're as easy as PAT's

  5. A few players I think you should look at from Boyne City, who almost/should have knocked off Ithaca in semi finals. Cole Butler, Maceo Vroman, Connor Beebe, Max Cuper, Tanner Kruzel and Mac Alexander.

    1. I think you forgot their best player LB Luke Sage

  6. I know that the All-Star Game is coming back to Michigan as the original East vs West Game. The Romeo Co-Head Caoches are coaching the East, who is Head Coach of the West?