After being the star of his team for the last few years, Lakeview’s Dre’On Kemp will be one of the state’s All-Stars at the annual Michigan High School All-Star Football Game.
The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East/West All-Star Game will be played at Saginaw Valley State University on June 25.
Kemp was selected as a running back for the West team after a standout career for Lakeview. He will participating in his last high school football event at the All-Star Game before he starts his collegiate career at Grand Valley State University.
“I was pretty excited when I heard I was picked. It made me feel like I accomplished a lot to be invited,” Kemp said. “This is a pretty big honor in this city and in the state of Michigan.
“I’m excited about facing the kind of players and competition you see at the All-Star Game, the best players in the state. It will give me a good look to see where I am as a player before I go off to play in college.”
Kemp finished his career at Lakeview second on the all-time list for rushing yards and for touchdowns after helping the Spartans to a 6-4 record, a third straight Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference East Division title and a fourth-straight spot in the playoffs. Kemp also earned honorable mention honors on the Class A All-State team, while being named all-league and All-City after getting 1,107 yards and 18 touchdowns his senior year.
“This is a pretty big honor, it’s pretty special for a player from our school or our city to be invited to this game,” said Lakeview football coach Matt Miller. “You nominate players every year, but I think the reason we have someone on the team this year is when you see Dre on film, you see is a pretty special player. It’s hard not to want him on your team because he’s pretty exciting when he is carrying the ball.”