News-Sentinel.com names 2018 Prep Football Preseason All-Area team

Bishop Dwenger's Joe Tippmann smothers Carroll running back Cam Shank last season. (News-Sentinel file photo)
Huntington North's Damon Kaylor
Leo's Jayden Elwood celebrates a touchdown last season. (News-Sentinel file photo)
Wayne's Darius Alexander

As the season kicks off this Friday, the prep football experts at News-Sentinel.com have put their heads together and come up with a Preseason All-Area team. These players represent the best, as we see them, at each individual position.

Listed next to each player are relevant stats from the 2017 season.

OFFENSE

QB – AJ Restivo, Leo (107-for-192, 1,685 yards, 17 touchdowns)

RB – Jordan Presley, Bishop Luers (136 rushes, 1,000 yards, 10 TDs; 16 receptions, 366 yards, 4 TDs)

RB – Logan Macklin, Adams Central (153 rushes, 1,542 yards, 16 TDS; 22 receptions, 339 yards, 6 TDs)

WR – Kamari Anderson-Drew, Concordia (47 receptions, 1,020 yards, 10 TDs)

WR – Trevin Taylor, Homestead (47 catches, 791 yards, 13 TDs)

TE – Simon Dellinger, Snider (17 receptions, 234 yards, 4 TDs)

OL – Joe Tippmann, Bishop Dwenger (University of Wisconsin commit)

OL – Damon Kaylor, Huntington North (Michigan State commit)

OL – Will Swartz, Snider

OL – Porter Haught, Homestead

OL – Dane Castleman, Woodlan

K – Gunnar Fry, Homestead (53-for-54 XPs, 3-of-5 FG)

Athlete – Craig Young, Wayne (29 receptions, 367 yards, 4 TDs; 39 rushes, 255 yards, 2 TDs)

DEFENSE

DL – Liam Fletcher, Concordia (61 tackles, 16.5 TFL, 7.5 sacks)

DL – Darius Alexander, Wayne (97 tackles, 16 TFL, 5 sacks)

DL – Terell Griffin, Carroll (36 tackles, three sacks)

DL – Jayden Elwood, Leo

LB – Camari Harris, Bishop Luers (141 tackles, 20.5 TFL, 4 sacks)

LB – Sebastian Speith, Woodlan (174 tackles, 11 TFL, 5 sacks)

LB – TJ McGarry, Bishop Dwenger (120 tackles, 5 sacks)

DB – Ryan Brandt, Angola

DB – Justin Gaston, Bishop Luers (98 tackles, 4 INTs)

DB – Ethan Hoover, Snider (55 tackles, 6 INTs, primary return man, 3 return TDs last season)

DB – Cam Shannon, Homestead (27 tackles, four INT)

P – Michael Garrett, Bishop Dwenger (40-40 PAT, 10-11 FG, 34.8 punt avg.)

Athlete – Cam Rogers, Homestead (64 tackles, 9 TFL, two INT)

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