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2019 high school football Dream Team offense for Ann Arbor area

2019 high school football Dream Team offense for Ann Arbor area

By Greg Wickliffe |


Jacob Hamilton

Milan's Tristen Hines (7) throws the ball to a teammates in the Division 4 district title game at Milan high school on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Jacob Hamilton

ANN ARBOR – Now that the Michigan high school football season is in the books, it’s time to look back on who the most dynamic offense players from the Ann Arbor area were in 2019.

It was a successful season for multiple players who set records, had breakout seasons and cemented their legacies among the best at their respective schools. Players were selected based on individual and team performances, suggestions from area coaches as well as conference honors.

Below is a breakdown for the 2019 high school football Dream Team offense for Ann Arbor area beginning with the Player of the Year then moving down from quarterback down to kicker.

Without further ado, here is this year’s offensive team. Be on the lookout for the defensive squad, which will run Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 a.m.

Milan's Tristen Hines (7) looks for a teammate to throw the ball to a teammate during the game against St. Mary Catholic Central Friday, September 13 2019 at Milan High School. (Jenna Kieser |


Tristen Hines, Milan

Position: Quarterback

Year: Senior

This shouldn’t be much of a surprise when considering how dynamic Tristen Hines was this season. The senior had one of the best seasons in Milan history and among Ann Arbor-area players and secured his second-straight Player of the Year award. He’s also a finalist for the Michigan High School Football Player of the Year.

The Eastern Michigan commit did it all for the Big Reds, leading them to an 11-1 record and a Huron League title. Moving from receiver to quarterback in his senior campaign, Hines completed 72-of-120 passes for 1,246 yards and 15 touchdowns and six interceptions. He was even more of a threat as a runner as he rushed for an area-leading 1,609 yards and 27 rushing touchdowns, which also led the area.


Player of the Year Top 10: Tristen Hines is a difference maker


Dexter quarterback Colin Parachek (12) throws from the pocket during the high school football game between Whitehall and Dexter, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 in Dexter. (Photos by Ben Allan Smith)


Colin Parachek, Dexter 

Position: Quarterback

Year: Junior

Parachek set records as a passer for the Dreadnaughts. He completed 182-of-282 passes for an area-leading 2,817 yards and 39 touchdowns, which is tied for 10th all-time in Michigan high school football history. Parachek also rushed for three more scores and was first-team All-Southeastern Conference White.

Whitmore Lake junior Logan Kurth poses for a photo on Monday, Nov. 5, 2019 at Whitmore Lake High School. (Greg Wickliffe |

Logan Kurth, Whitmore Lake 

Position: Running back

Year: Junior

Kurth emerged as one of the best running backs in the area this season. He rushed for a team-leading 1,526 yards and 20 touchdowns on 132 carries to earn All-Michigan Independent Athletic Conference honors. He also caught two touchdowns and scored nine 2-point conversions.

Dexter's Evan Krolewski (16) watches a replay from the sidelines with other team members during the game against Croswell-Lexington at Al Ritt Stadium Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (Jenna Kieser |

Evan Krolewski, Dexter 

Position: Running back

Year: Junior

Krolewski was the lead back for the highest scoring offense in the area. He rushed for 1,051 yards and 11 touchdowns on just 84 carries (12.5 yards per carry) and hauled in 22 receptions for 334 yards and four more scores, the most of any running back in the area. He was first-team All-SEC White.



Dexter's Antwan Ficklen (22) runs the ball down the field during the game against Croswell-Lexington at Al Ritt Stadium Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. (Jenna Kieser |

Antwan Ficklen, Dexter 

Position: Receiver

Year: Senior

Ficklen was a threat to score whenever he caught a pass this season. He brought in 52 receptions for 998 yards and an-area leading 17 touchdowns to earn first-team All-SEC White honors.

Ypsilanti's Trey McGee (5) catches a touchdown pass during Ypsilanti Community's game against Jackson at Shadford Field in Ypsilanti Friday, Aug. 30 2019. (Jacob Hamilton/

Trey McGee, Ypsilanti 

Position: Receiver

Year: Senior

McGhee was one of the most dangerous receivers in the area and Ypsilanti’s top offensive threat. McGhee hauled in 51 passes for 753 yards, good for 14.8 yards per catch with nine touchdowns. He was also a first-team All-SEC White selection.

Pioneer's Ali Fisher (3) gets up after catching a pass during the game against St. Johns Friday, September 6 2019 at Pioneer High School. (Jacob Hamilton/


Ali Fisher, Ann Arbor Pioneer

Position: Receiver

Year: Junior

Fisher transferred from Belleville this season and made an immediate impact for the Pioneers. He finished the year with 45 receptions for 597 yards and eight touchdowns and was first-team All-SEC Red.

Lincoln's Tate MacKenzie (79) high-fives young fans before Ypsilanti Lincoln's game against Farmington at Lincoln High School Friday, Sept. 14 2019. (Jacob Hamilton/

Tate McKenzie, Lincoln

Position: Offensive line

Year: Senior

The 6-foot-7, 300-pound offensive lineman finished the year with 23 pancake blocks and was first-team All-SEC White.

Kyler Blake-Jones runs drills during the first day of football practice at Saline High School in Saline Monday, Aug. 12 2019. (Jacob Hamilton/

Kyler Blake-Jones, Saline

Position: Offensive line

Year: Junior

The Hornets best offensive lineman, Blake-Jones started all 10 games and graded out with a 90-percent grade for his performance on the season.


Whitmore Lake's Alex Williams poses during media day at the Ann Arbor News Wednesday, July 31 2019. (Jacob Hamilton/

Alex Williams, Whitmore Lake

Position: Offensive line

Year: Senior

Williams helped pave the way for two 1,000-yard running backs and nearly a third for the Trojans as he earned All-MIAC honors as a senior.

Milan's Sam Lewallen poses for media day at the Ann Arbor News Tuesday, Aug. 6 2019. (Jacob Hamilton/

Sam Lewallen, Milan 

Position: Offensive line

Year: Senior

A 3-year starter, Lewallen was one of the lead blockers for the Big Reds’ dynamic offense. He also earned All-Huron League honors.

Chelsea's Josiah Fitch poses for media day at the Ann Arbor News Tuesday, Aug. 6 2019. (Jacob Hamilton/

Josiah Fitch, Chelsea

Position: Offensive line

Year: Senior

Chelsea’s top offensive linemen and an All-Conference selection. Fitch helped anchor the Bulldogs’ offense to a conference, district and regional title.

Saline's Kolton Malinczak (1) runs the ball down the field during the game against Pioneer at Saline High School Friday, Oct. 18 2019. (Jenna Kieser |

Kolton Malinczak, Saline 

Position: All-Purpose

Year: Senior

Malinczak was one of the most explosive players in the area. Whenever he touched the ball, he was a threat to go the distance as receiver or return man. He caught 58 passes for 815 yards and nine touchdowns, rushed for another score and scored two special teams touchdowns.

Saline kicker Brendan Cropsey (Photo used with permission from Kelly Derocher/Visual Sports Network)

Brendan Cropsey, Saline 

Position: Kicker

Year: Senior

Cropsey was All-SEC Red as a kicker and punter this season. He hit for field goals of 40 or more yards, hit 52-of-55 extra points and had four punts land inside the 20-yard line.


Quarterback - Conor Easthope, Ann Arbor Pioneer | Junior

Running back - Evan Romeo, Whitmore Lake | Senior

Running back - Ashton Jenson, Ypsilanti | Sophomore

Running back - Brennan Van Riper, Chelsea | Senior

Receiver - Rhett Jacobs, Dexter | Senior

Receiver - Ross Stofflet, Chelsea | Senior

Receiver - Nygel Hargrave, Lincoln | Senior

Offensive line - Zach Kobeck, Whitmore Lake | Senior

Offensive line - Lance Blaszak, Saline | Senior

Offensive line - Simon Hoffman, Ann Arbor Pioneer | Senior

Offensive line - Andrew Covert, Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard | Senior

Offensive line - Lil Justin Hinton, Ypsilanti | Senior


Quarterback Larry Robinson (Saline, so.), running back Cade Gilless (Saline, sr.), running back Cole Henning (Whitmore Lake, jr.), Kendrick McBride (Milan, jr. ), Kyjuan Rice (Lincoln, sr.)

Receiver Paul Hehman (Gabriel Richard, jr.), receiver Jordan Wilson (Skyline, jr.), Luke Darmos (Saline, jr.), receiver Brennan Parachek (Dexter, fr.), receiver Mitchell Reynolds (Chelsea,sr.), offensive lineman Ryan Baries (Chelsea, jr.)

Offensive lineman James Livingston (Dexter, so.), receiver Sir David Williams (Ypsilanti, so.), running back Aaron Winston (Huron, sr.), receiver Mike Davis (Huron, sr.), Carter St. Lawrence (Saline, sr.) running back Matt Montgomery (Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, sr.)

Whitmore Lake coach Brian Boron (Photo used with permission from Brad Tanner)


Brian Boron, Whitmore Lake  

Boron is the MLive Coach of the Year for the Ann Arbor area after leading his team from a total of nine wins in the past three seasons to 8-3 this year, including a conference title and the program’s first playoff win since 2006.
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