By DOUG DONNELLY
The first 11-player All-Region football teams and Regional Coaches of the Year have been selected and released by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association.
Selections were made from member coaches throughout the state of Michigan.
The all-region teams are the first step for a player and coach to be named All-State and to the Dream Team.
“Our coaches, who are involved with the players, with watching film and seeing the best players from their area week-in and week-out now have a direct say in what players are nominated and honored for these all-region, all-state and dream teams,” said Jason Mensing, the awards chairman for the coaches association. “We started this process because we felt it gives us the best opportunity to have a true, all-state process and ensure the best representation of high school football players in Michigan.”
The All-region selection meetings were organized by regional board members and occurred during the first two rounds of the playoffs. The regions are set up based on the same regions the Michigan High School Athletic Association chosen for the playoff pairings. Division 1-8 have four regions and 8-Player has two. The 8-Player All-Region squads will be announced later.
Only players from schools in which their head coach is a member of the association are eligible.
All-State teams and an overall Dream Team will be announced later.
For more information on joining the coaches association visit www.mhsfca.com.