Preseason All-Lake Area Offense


West Ottawa senior Xavier Wade is the top receiver in the Lake Area.

OL Antwan Reed  6-7  295  Sr  Muskegon: Amazingly underrated if anything, having not played a complete season last year for Muskegon after moving back from Florida, and then committing in the spring to an out-of-state school, albeit Penn State.

OL Anthony Bradford  6-5  330  Jr  Muskegon: Huge, tough run blocker from right ftackle, teaming with Reed to give the Big Reds the top pair in the Lake Area. Has offers from Alabama, Georgia and MSU.

OL Matt Kelly  6-0  230  Sr  Grandville: He projects to linebacker at the next level but is a terrific high school guard who was All-Lake Area as a junior.

OL Karsen Barnhart  6-4  280  Jr  Paw Paw: They’re coaching ’em up right in Paw Paw, where Michael VanHoeven was an All-Lake Area lineman in 2015 before going to EMU. Now here’s Barnhart off a strong summer with offers from all the in-state MAC schools.

OL Logan Brown  6-6  290  Jr  East Kentwood: Last year it was baptism by fire in the O-K Red, now Brown is morphing from prospect to player with offers from Alabama, U-M, Wisconsin and Penn State.

TE Ryan Hayes  6-7  260  Sr  Traverse City West: Like the Bengals’ Jake Fisher, he plays tight end at West and then tackle in college, in Hayes’ case UM. Had 20 catches for 311 yards.

QB La’darius Jefferson  6-2  215  Sr  Muskegon: Splitting duty in 2016 with Kalil Pimpleton, now at Virginia Tech, he had over 1,500 total yards and 24 TDs for D2 runner up Muskegon. Committed to Central Florida.

RB Nolan Fugate  6-1  205  Sr  Grand Rapids Catholic Central: He ran for 1,431 yards and 14 TDs for D4 state champion Catholic Central.

RB Brandon Anderson  5-10  160  Sr  Cassopolis: One of the fastest players in the Lake Area, he had over 1,000 yards from scrimmage in 2016 for 15 TDs while averaging over 9.5 yards a carry.

RB Shane Tagg  6-1  200  Sr  Byron Center: The most experienced returning skill player behind a strong line, Tagg scored 10 TDs in each of the previous two seasons.

WR Xavier Wade  6-3  185  Sr  West Ottawa: As a junior he caught 66 passes for 1,033 yards and nine TDs.

Second Team

  • OL Keontae Watson  6-5  265  Sr  Muskegon Mona Shores
  • OL Jacob Kochanny  6-4  270  Sr  Cadillac
  • OL Brandon Rake  6-6  230  Sr  Whitehall
  • OL Cody Carone  6-4  295  Sr  Rockford
  • OL Matthew Stefanski  6-4  305  Sr  Frankfort
  • TE Braeden Childress  6-4  215  Sr  Big Rapids
  • QB Jason Whittaker  6-5  205  Sr  Rockford
  • RB Thomas Griggs  5-10  185  Sr  Wyoming Kellogsville
  • RB Shane Baker  5-11  185  Jr  Grandvile
  • RB JoJo Whitley  5-10  170  Sr  Comstock Park
  • WR Bryce Clay  5-10  190  Sr  Forest Hills Central



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