Here is a look at the LSJ football Dream Team and all-area selections.
Offensive player of the year finalists
Mason Gee-Montgomery, Stockbridge
JD Ross, DeWitt
Jared Smith, Pewamo-Westphalia
Defensive player of the year finalists
Storm Miller, Mason
Treyvin Groesser, Portland
Darian Holbrook, East Lansing
QB: Mason Gee-Montgomery, Stockbridge – The senior completed 69.9 percent of his passes while throwing for 2,609 yards and 40 touchdowns for the Panthers. He was a first-team Division 5-6 all-state selection.
QB: Nolan Bird, Grand Ledge – The junior threw for 1,510 yards and 10 touchdowns and also ran for 361 yards while leading the Comets to a 7-3 mark and a second straight CAAC Blue title.
RB: Jared Smith, Pewamo-Westphalia – The senior was the Associated Press Division 7-8 player of the year after rushing for more than 2,500 yards and 38 touchdowns while helping the Pirates capture a Division 7 state title. He set state records for career rushing touchdowns and consecutive 100-yard rushing games this fall.
RB: JD Ross, DeWitt – The senior was the top rusher and receiver for the Panthers, who captured CAAC Red and Division 3 district titles. He ran for 1,043 yards and 16 touchdowns, had 24 catches for 473 yards and six scores while earning second team Division 3-4 all-state recognition. Ross also had 32 tackles and two interceptions.
RB: Logan Lefke, Portland – The senior ran for 995 yards and 17 touchdowns for the Raiders, who had a second straight undefeated regular season.
RB: Jaden Sutton, Waverly – The senior rushed for 937 yards and 13 touchdowns, had 490 receiving yards and five touchdowns and also returned a couple kickoffs for scores for the Warriors.
WR: Kolby Canfield, Stockbridge – The senior had 93 catches for 1,190 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Panthers while earning first team Division 5-6 all-state recognition.
WR: Sy Barnett, Williamston – The senior had 48 catches for 833 yards and 10 touchdowns and also had 19 carries for 256 yards and three touchdowns while helping the Hornets reach the playoffs.
WR: Kentre Patterson, East Lansing – The senior had 34 catches for 583 yards and three touchdowns for the Trojans. He also had three interceptions and a defensive touchdown for East Lansing.
WR: Drew Shafer, Eaton Rapids – The senior had 52 receptions for 837 yards and added 11 touchdowns for the Greyhounds. He also had 59 tackles and two interceptions.
OL: Dane Stambaugh, Lakewood – The senior was the lead blocker for the Vikings, who had more than 3,300 rushing yards this fall. He also was a part of the defensive line for Lakewood, which captured its first district title in school history.
OL: Cooper Clapp, Corunna – The senior guard was a second-team Division 3-4 all-state selection. The three-year starter was a major component while helping the Cavaliers break several school rushing records.
OL: Cam Feguer, DeWitt – The three-year starter and two-year captain was an offensive leader for a Panther team that rushed for more than 3,000 yards and just under eight yards per carry during a 10-2 season.
OL: Dominic Spitzley, Pewamo-Westphalia – The senior was first team Division 7-8 all-state lineman and helped the Pirates rush for more for 4,067 yards and 68 touchdowns this fall on their way to the Division 7 state title.
OL: Willoughby Urquhart, Lansing Catholic – The three-year starter was a top component for the Cougars, who went 8-2 and finished as the CAAC White runner-up. He also was the leading tackler among Lansing Catholic’s defensive linemen.
DL: Nathan Bellinger, Ithaca – The junior tallied 107 tackles and 12 for loss and added two fumble recoveries for the Yellowjackets. He was a first-team Division 5-6 all-state selection.
DL: Treyvin Groesser, Portland – The senior earned first team all-state recognition after registering 58 tackles, including 14 for loss and two sacks for the Raiders.
DL: Alec Guillame, DeWitt – The senior had 59 tackles, six sacks and three batted passes while playing a key role in league and district titles for the Panthers. He also had seven catches for 110 yards from his tight end spot.
DL: Nevin Brittain, Haslett – The senior had 81 tackles, including 11 for loss and six sacks, for the Vikings.
DL: Kahari Foy-Walton, Sexton – The senior was a key component on the defensive line for the Big Reds and had 54 tackles and five sacks. He also was a top target from his tight end spot and had 28 catches for 459 yards and seven TDs.
LB: Storm Miller, Mason – The senior became the all-time leading tackler in Mason history this fall. He registered 125 tackles this season while helping the Bulldogs finish 9-2. Miller ended his career with 309 tackles. He also ran for 635 yards and 13 TDs.
LB: Ryan Cornejo, Alma – The senior had 136 tackles while playing a significant role on what statistically ranked as the best defense in school history. He had 17 tackles for loss, two sacks, an interception and a defensive TD.
LB: Trevor Brock, Fowlerville – The junior had 120 tackles, including eight for loss and six sacks, while helping the Gladiators reach the state playoffs. He also had two fumble recoveries.
LB: Devon Pung, Pewamo-Westphalia – The senior was the CMAC defensive MVP and also earned firstteam Division 7-8 all-state honors. He more than 25 tackles for loss for the Pirates and also was a key component of the offensive line.
DB: Cody Blankenburg, Sexton – The junior had five interceptions and 38 tackles while helping the Big Reds reach the playoffs. He also ran for 1,113 yards and 16 touchdowns and had 208 receiving yards and three scores.
DB: Mason Schneider, Pewamo-Westphalia – The senior had more than 26 tackles and eight interceptions this fall while helping the Pirates to the Division 7 state title. He was a first-team Division 7-8 all-state selection.
DB: Darian Holbrook, East Lansing – The sophomore had seven interceptions and nine pass breakups while averaging six tackles per game for the Trojans, He also rushed for 607 yards and 10 touchdowns and had 337 receiving yards and five TDs.
DB Xavier Farr, Grand Ledge – The senior registered 17 tackles and had seven interceptions for the Comets. He also had 27 receptions for 286 yards and three touchdowns.
P: Connor Charamella, East Lansing – The junior averaged 38.7 yards on his 44 punts and had downed inside the 20-yard line and seven inside the 10.
K: Luke Ezzo, Haslett – The senior made 7 of 12 field goals with a school-record long of 46 yards. Ezzo made 15 of 20 field goals in his career.
Specialist/athlete: Michael Lynn III, Lansing Catholic – The junior completed 65 percent of his passes while throwing for 1,640 yards and eight touchdowns and rushed for 1,051 yards and 23 touchdowns for the Cougars.
Specialist/athlete: Joey Bentley, Ithaca – The junior threw for 2,056 yards and 20 touchdowns and just six interceptions and also ran for 1,095 yards and 20 scores or the Yellowjackets. He also registered 55 tackles and three interceptions.
Coaches: Nick Boucher, Lakewood / Jeremy Miller, Pewamo-Westphalia
CLASS A ALL-AREA
QB – Lucas Leak, Waverly
QB – Hunter Helmic, East Lansing
RB – Andy Ferguson, Mason
RB – Antonio Rush, Grand Ledge
RB – Dalis Williams, Okemos
RB – David Locher, DeWitt
WR – Alan Smith, DeWitt
WR – Kye Tackett, Waverly
WR – Cal Johnston, Grand Ledge
WR – DeShawn Lowery, Everett
OL – Tyler Wilson, St. Johns
OL – Tyler Secord, St. Johns
OL – Caleb Silsby, Mason
OL – Alfonso Reyna, Everett
OL – Cole Johnson, Grand Ledge
DL – Jacob Dorn, St. Johns
DL – Cade Skarr, DeWitt
DL – Brad Wilton, Mason
DL – Mykel Thornton, East Lansing
DL – Josh Martin, Grand Ledge
LB – Nate Lalumia, Grand Ledge
LB – Alex Stockwell, Holt
LB – Tanner Motz, St. Johns
LB – Michael Stygles, DeWitt
DB – Blake Underwood, East Lansing
DB – Brandon Showers, Mason
DB – Khari Gray, Holt
DB – Zach Willoughby, Grand Ledge
K – Dillon Ross, Grand Ledge
P – Will Nagel, DeWitt
Coach: Rob Zimmerman, DeWitt
RB – Kade Heibeck, St. Johns
WR – Noah Koenigsknecht, DeWitt
WR – Brandon Showers. Mason
OL – Dylan Rach, Holt
OL – Jeylin Rogers, Everett
OL – Danny Rhodes, Okemos
OL – Tyler Rowden, Waverly
OL – Riley Smith, Mason
OL – Cole Ozbun, DeWitt
OL – Dawson Heath, DeWitt
DL – Charles Arrington, Okemos
DL – Deangelo, Williams, Everett
DL – Clay Purtill, St. Johns
LB – Josh Adado, Holt
LB – Patrick Nugent, Okemos
LB – Beau Yabs, DeWitt
LB – Leon Popp, Mason
LB – Konnor Near, St. Johns
DB – Brandon Clark, Okemos
DB – Leslie Buck, Everett
DB – Nate Nicevski, Owosso
DB – Jack Bouck, St. Johns
CLASS B ALL-AREA
QB – Austin Allison, Portland
QB – Kyle Willette. Lakewood
RB – Owen Walter, Corunna
RB – Noah Caudy, Lakewood
RB – Gabe Schrauben, Portland
RB – Andrew Fox, Ionia
RB – Tommy Dutcher, Williamston
WR – Konnor Maloney, Lansing Catholic
WR – Cam Sanicki, Ionia
WR – Josh Nabozny, Fowlerville
WR – Colton Leykauf, Perry
WR – Preston Axel, Charlotte
OL – Bryce Bertl, Fowlerville
OL – Justin Kuchnicki, Haslett
OL – Dan Keener, Haslett
OL – Spencer Fox, Lansing Catholic
OL – Max Nations, Corunna
DL – Wesley Houska, Ovid-Elsie
DL – Luke Tromp, Lakewood
DL – Brandon Blair, Corunna
DL – Hayden Maus, Portland
DL – Troy Bastian, Alma
LB – Eli Whitney, Lansing Catholic
LB – Greg Woodcock, Ithaca
LB – Zach Hessbrook, Ithaca
LB – Dean Battley, Portland
LB – Tristen Schultz. Eaton Rapids
LB – Cade Wright, Stockbridge
DB – Anthony Humm, Alma
DB – Nick Semke, Fowlerville
DB – Nic Baker, Lansing Catholic
DB – Logan Fenech, Williamston
DB – Justin Anderson, Charlotte
K – Adam Culp, Ithaca
K – Bailey Edwards, Fowlerville
P – Dakota Davis, Perry
Coaches: John Novara, Portland / Dan Boggan, Sexton
QB – Brad Cronk, Perry
QB – Delbert Redfield, Olivet
QB – Cullen Cox, Leslie
QB – Dom Ghiardi, Charlotte
QB – Jerod Fattal, Corunna
RB – Brayden Shaw, Ithaca
RB – Kollin Carl, Portland
WE – Jonner Vedrode, alma
WR – Seth Davis, Ithaca
WR – Jared Krikke, Lakewood
WR – Carson Vincent, Ovid-Elsie
OL – Nick Jungel, Olivet
OL – Drew Goeddeke, Lansing Catholic
OL – Sam Kostanko, Lakewood
OL – Kolton Lauer, Perry
OL – Nik Jones, Ithaca
OL – Gabe Moore, Olivet
OL – Jackson Escabar, Sexton
OL – Collin Lewis, Eaton Rapids
OL – Luke Weaver, Ionia
OL – Peyton Galey, Portland
OL – John Partridge, Wiliamston
OL – Michael Hurlburt, Williamston
DL – Daniel Ankney, Charlotte
DL – Austin Cahoon, Fowlerville
DL – Jacob Kelley, Lakewood
DL – D’Carlo Manuel, Sexton
DL – Nolan Coolidge, Olivet
DL – Mitchell Bishop, Fowlerville
DL – Jalen Faulkner, Sexton
DL – Justin Hohman, Portland
LB – Taylor Jackson, Corunna
LB – Matt Bellestri, Stockbridge
LB – Tommy Quaine, Fowlerville
LB – Wyatt Thomas, Fowlerville
LB – Karey Faulkner, Sexton
LB – Calvin O’Neill, Haslett
LB – Isaac Mann, Ionia
DB – Wana Mwondela, Haslett
DB – Chase Albaugh, Alma
DB – David Herig, Eaton Rapids
DB – Braden Shrader, Fowlerville
DB – Cole McGregor, Portland
DB – Brett Patrick, Portland
DB – Alex Bres, Lansing Catholic
DB – Michael Walter. Williamston
K – Michael Lindberg, Lansing Catholc
CLASS C ALL-AREA
QB – Nick Putnam, Laingsburg
QB – Max Tiraboschi, Bath
RB – Bryce Thelen, Pewamo-Westphalia
RB – Lucas Fraidenburg, Laingsburg
RB – Jace Heinze, Maple Valley
WR – Carter Frantz, Dansville
WR – Nate Mentus, Laingsburg
WR – Sam Weiler, Bath
WR – Taven Haskins, Saranac
OL – Jakob Cecil, Laingsburg
OL – Sam Agler, Bath
OL – Cole Minnis, Dansville
OL – Isaiah Schafer, Pewamo-Westphalia
OL – Kaden McIntyre, Maple Valley
DL – Nolan Hagen, Pewamo-Westphalia
DL – Austin Elliot, Laingsburg
LB – Zach Parry, Bath
LB – Nathan Smith, Pewamo-Westphalia
LB – Daniel Smith, Carson City-Crystal
LB – Johnathan Stid, Dansville
DB – Drew Stout, Carson City-Crystal
DB – Nick Jandernoa, Pewamo-Westphalia
DB – Clay Soule, Dansville
K – Alec Thelen, Pewamo-Westphalia
P- Matt Anibal, Bath
Coach: Matt Stephens, Bath/Brian Borgman, Laingsburg
QB – Ryan Smith, Pewamo-Westphalia
RB – Franklin Ulrich, Maple Valley
WR – Jordan Jones, Laingsburg
LB – Johnny Fortino, Laingsburg
DB – Brady Jackson, Saranac
DB – Logan Hengebach, Pewamo-Westphalia
CLASS D ALL-AREA
QB – Jerrid Pline, Portland St. Patrick
QB – Jake Schneider, Webberville
RB – Colton Stipcak, Fulton
RB – Sam Hodge, Portland St. Patrick
RB – Isaiah Smith, Portland St. Patrick
WR – Mason Pline, Fowler
WR – Lance Chrisinske, Webberville
OL – Adam Wiles, Fulton
OL – Jared Speers, Fowler
DL – Greg Doll, Portland St. Patrick
DL – Jeremy Pung, Fowler
DL – Blake Hodge, Portland St. Patrick
LB – Dallas Watts, Fowler
LB – Zack McGowan, Webberville
LB – Kayson Lycos, Webberville
DB – Leo Fuller, Webberville
DB – Will Simon, Portland St. Patrick
DB – Logan Feldpausch, Fowler
K – Justin Myers, Fowler
Coach: Pat Russman, Portland St. Patrick
RB – Scott Pemberton, Fowler
RB – Austin Edington, Morrice
OL – Colton Dietz, Morrice
OL – Michael Stidham, Webberville
DL -Hunter Fairfield, Webberville
DL – Nolan Gorski, Webberville
DL – Andrew Latunski, Morrice
DL – Noah Goodman, Portland St. Patrick
LB – Connor Lucas, Morrice
LB – Blake Wohlscheid, Portland St. Patrick
K – – Matt Jandernoa, Portland St. Patrick