Lafayette’s Jay Reed named Region 1-5A Offensive Player of the Year

Published 9:46 am Friday, November 18, 2022

Lafayette running back Jay Reed ended his illustrious career with some hardware as he was named Region 1-5A Offensive Player of the Year this week after leading the Commodores to a 6-1 record in district play.

The Commodores opened the season with four losses in their first five contests before winning six straight district games to close the season.

They were upset by Callaway in the first round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs however as they struggled to find an offensive rhythm against the Chargers’ stout defensive line.

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Reed rushed for 1,589 yards and 27 touchdowns this season to earn Player of the Year honors.

He was joined on the All-Region First Team by quarterback Charlie Fair, receiver Makyi Reed-Jones, tight end Will Dabney, offensive lineman Seth Ross, defensive end Radley Hill, safety Kylan Egerson and linebacker D.J. Burnett.

The Commodores also had six players named Second Team All-Region as receiver Dee Gipson, defensive lineman Colin Christman, cornerback Braylon Robinson, safety Slayden Mooneyham and offensive linemen Ryan Casey and Acy Patton all came away with Second Team honors.