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Unveiling the 2020 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association West All-Star team offense

By: MATTHEW B. MOWERY, April 28, 2020, 2:30 pm

Although the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association had to make the tough decision to cancel its planned 38th annual East-West All-Star Game scheduled for June, it decided to still go ahead and pick the teams who would have played in the game at Saginaw Valley State University this summer. The MHSFCA announced the East All-Star squad on Monday’s STATE CHAMPS! LIVE show (OFFENSE / DEFENSE), and the West All-Star squad on Tuesday’s show.

Not only that, but the MHSFCA has paired up with STATE CHAMPS! to run a simulated game on May 30.

Below are the members of the West All-Star team’s offensive squad (listed in alphabetical order by position group).

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RELATED: Unveiling the 2020 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association West All-Star team defense 

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OFFENSIVE LINE

NICK AFFHOLTER

School: Reading (D8)

Position: OG

Coach: Rick Bailey

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 307 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Hillsdale

Accolades: A three-year all-state player, Affholter helped lead Reading to back-to-back state titles, earning all-conference honors in the Big-8 all four years, and the league MVP honors as an offensive guard, defensive tackle as a senior. 

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GRIFFIN BARNETTE

School: Montrose (D6)

Position: OG

Coach: Dennis Reinhart

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 275 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Northwood

Accolades: Barnette earned first-team all-state honors from the Detroit Free Press.

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COLE BROEKHUIZEN 

School: Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary (D8)

Position: OG

Coach: Karl Schmugge

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 240 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Martin Luther College

Accolades: As an offensive lineman, Broekhuizen earned Division 7/8 first-team all-state honors from the Associated Press, and the MHSFCA, as well as Detroit News first-team all-state honors as a defensive lineman. He’s been a member of the Saginaw News Dream Team’s offensive line for two straight years, a three-time all-conference offensive lineman in the Tri-Valley Conference West Division, a team captain and team MVP. He’s also an honor-roll student.  

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KYLER GRANGER

School: Battle Creek Central (D2)

Position: C

Coach: Lorin Granger

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 305 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Ferris State

Accolades: Granger earned first-team all-state honors from the Detroit Free Press, and first-team all-City honors in Battle Creek, as well as first-team Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference honors. 

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LOGAN GRIFFES

School: Morley Stanwood (D6)

Position: OT

Coach: Clark Huntey

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 263 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Hope College

Accolades: A first-team all-state offensive lineman, Griffes also earned all-conference honors in the Central State Activities Association, and played in the Legacy All-Star game. 

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ELI HAIDAMOUS

School: Holt (D1)

Position: OT

Coach: Chad Fulk

Height: 6-foot-2 | Weight: 330 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Hillsdale

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BEN KROLL

School: Maple City Glen Lake (D6)

Position: C

Coach: Jerry Angers

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 275 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Saginaw Valley State

Accolades: Kroll was all-league in the Northern Michigan Football League, earning league player of the year honors, along with all-regional and first-team all-state honors. 

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AJ POLLEY

School: Birch Run (D5)

Position: OG

Coach: Tom Gruno

Height: 6-foot-4 | Weight: 260 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Ferris State

Accolades: A four-year starter, Polley was all-conference in the Tri-Valley Conference’s Central Division multiple times, and earned an honorable mention on the Saginaw County Dream Team, as well as the all-state team. He’s also a National Honor Society student.

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KIERAN SCHULTZ

School: Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central (D8)

Position: OT

Coach: Drew Weigl

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 245 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Saginaw Valley State

Accolades: A first-team all-conference honoree in the Tri-Valley Conference West Division, Schultz was also a member of the Saginaw News all-county team.

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SOLOMON THOMAS

School: Midland (D2)

Position: OT

Coach: Eric Methner

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 265 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Davenport

Accolades: First-team all-state from the Associated Press, and second team all-state from the Detroit News, Thomas was a member of the Dream Teams for both the Midland Daily News and Saginaw News, and was all-Saginaw Valley League, and a member of the all-SVL academic team. From his own program, Thomas earned the Howard Mudd Award as the outstanding OL, and the Alumni Award, as well as serving as a team captain. 

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QUARTERBACKS

COLBY KOHMESCHER

School: Linden

Coach: Denny Hopkins

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 175 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Concordia

Accolades: All-league in the Flint Metro League as a senior, Kohmescher accounted for more than 3,600 yards — over 3,000 in the air — and 40 total touchdowns.

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AVERY MOORE

School: New Lothrop (D7)

Coach: Clint Galvas

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 220 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Grand Valley State 

Accolades: A two-time, first-team all-stater, and two-time MLive Flint Area offensive player of the Year, Moore led the Hornets to a state championship as a junior. 

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RUNNING BACKS

OWEN BURK

School: Allendale

Coach: Ben Burk

Height: 5-foot-11 | Weight: 200 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Air Force Academy

Accolades: Burk lined up at running back, quarterback, wide receiver and linebacker during his four-year career at Allendale, earning Grand Rapids Dream Team honors from MLive for each of his final two seasons, rushing for more than 3,600 yards and scoring 62 touchdowns in that span. He’s earned multiple all-state honors in his career. 

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LEROY QUINN

School: Muskegon Oakridge (D5)

Coach: Cary Harger

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 230 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Ferris State

Accolades: An inspirational leader for Oakridge, and a four-year varsity player, Quinn played running back, linebacker and punter, and is the program’s career leader in rushing yards and touchdowns. 

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JEREMIAH STERLING

School: St. Joseph (D3)

Coach: Andrew Pratley

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 225 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Undecided

Accolades: A first-team honoree in the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference, Sterling was the West Division offensive player of the year. 

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MYKEL WARREN

School: Tekonsha (8-player)

Coach: Gavin Wisel

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 170 pounds [HIGHLIGHTS]

Commitment: Undecided

Accolades: Earned first-team all-conference honors in the Southern Michigan B 8-man League at both halfback and kicker, after earning first-team all-conference honors at defensive end and punter as a junior. Warren was the state leader in rushing yards, touchdowns and scoring in 8-player football this past season, earning Dream Team honors from the Coldwater Reporter for two straight seasons, and all-area honors from the Battle Creek Enquirer as a senior. 

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SPECIALIST

KALEB KINDSVATTER

School: Petoskey (D3)

Position: PK

Coach: Gavin Fralick

Height: 5-foot-10 | Weight: 200 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Alma College

Accolades: After earning second-team all-state honors as a junior, Kindsvatter missed half of his senior season with an injury, but still performed well enough to earn all-state honorable mention. 

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TIGHT ENDS/H-BACKS

MASON GILBERT

School: DeWitt (D3)

Coach: Rob Zimmerman

Height: 6-foot-7 | Weight: 225 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Lafayette University

Accolades: Gilbert earned Dream Team honors on both the Lansing State Journal’s all-area team and the MHSFCA’s all-state squad.

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CODY HANSON

School: Benzie Central

Coach: Jason Katt

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 215 pounds

Commitment: Ferris State

Accolades: A four-year varsity starter on both sides of the ball, Hanson earned All-Region Dream Team honors from the Traverse City Record-Eagle as an offensive lineman last seeason, and first-team all-league honors from the Northern Michigan Football League as a linebacker. He was first-team all-league as an offensive lineman as a junior, and did not allow a sack his senior season. A state finals qualifier at 215 pounds as a wrestler, Hanson was all-league as an H-Back as a sophomore, and recorded 382 career tackles. 

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WIDE RECEIVER 

AIDEN ADAMS

School: Brooklyn Columbia Central (D6)

Coach: Josh Kubiak

Height: 6-foot-1 | Weight: 170 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Albion College

Accolades: The school record-holder for single-game and career receiving, Adams was all-conference in the Lenawee County Athletic Association as a junior and senior, and earned a spot on the Jackson Citizen Patriot Dream Team. 

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ETHAN FLORES

School: Fruitport (D4)

Coach: Nate Smith

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 170 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Davenport University

Accolades: A state-champion hurdler as a junior, Flores earned all-conference honors in the Ottawa-Kent Conference’s Black Division, and a spot on the Muskegon-area Dream Team from MLive. 

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CAILYN MURPHY

School: Dowagiac (D5)

Coach: Randy Brooks

Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 160 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Ferris State

Accolades: A two-time all-conference player in the Wolverine Conference, Murphy started both ways, and was one of the Chieftans’ top student athletes in the classroom, a team captain, and a multi-year starter. 

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TREY SEARLES

School: Traverse City Central (D2)

Coach: Eric Schugars

Height: 6-foot-0 | Weight: 160 pounds [HUDL]

Commitment: Undecided

Accolades: Searles had 37 receptions for 698 yards and eight scores this season, earning first-team all-Big North Conference honors, honorable mention all-state honors, and a spot on the Traverse City Record-Eagle’s All-Region Dream Team. He also finished third in the triple jump at the 2020 Indoor State Finals in February. 

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