Ohio East District football awards: Toronto’s Pearson, Harrison Central’s Mitchell shine as Co-Players of the Year

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR — Harrison Central senior quarterback Kobe Mitchell, left, is the Division V East District Co-Offensive Player of the Year. Toronto senior defensive lineman B.J. Pearson, right, is the Division VII East District Co-Defensive Player of the Year. (Photo by Kristin Mazgaj/Joe Catullo)

Many local Ohio football players shined during the 2020 season, and they were properly placed on the All-Eastern District list.

Two, however, shined above the others. The first athlete is Harrison Central senior quarterback Kobe Mitchell, who was recognized as the Division V Co-Offensive Player of the Year. He joins the honor with Ridgewood’s junior quarterback, Gabe Tingle, and Sandy Valley’s senior QB, Cameron Blair.

“I’m proud as heck for him. If there’s a guy that deserves it, it is him,” HC head coach Anthony Hayes said. “He does everything the right way in the classroom, on the field and in the community.”

Mitchell, who will join the University of Akron next year for basketball, finished this season 132 of 213 for 2,058 yards, 21 touchdowns and five INTs. He also rushed for 659 yards on 112 carries and 11 more scores, as well returning kickoffs, interceptions and fumbles for more scores. Overall, he had 36 touchdowns.

The other local athlete that stood tall is Toronto senior defensive lineman B.J. Pearson. He was honored as the Division VII Co-Defensive Player of the Year, along with River senior linebacker Carter Dennis, who was the reigning two-time POY.

“We were hoping he would have the type of season that he did,” Toronto head coach Josh Franke said. “He caused a lot havoc and is one of the quickest players off the ball I have ever seen, which is tough to protect against. He comes with so much force that it’s tough to stop. He’s not the biggest of kids, but he plays the game angry with a junkyard dog-type mentality.”

Pearson finished with 15 sacks (one shy of tying the school record), 92 total tackles and 36 for a loss. The Red Knights were denied its season finale against Wellsville due to COVID-related issues.


Another strong campaign from Big Red resulted in seven players making the first team.

Beginning on offense, sophomore Spencer Ostovich stepped into the role of a starting tailback following numerous injuries. He finished as Steubenville’s leading rusher with 630 yards on 112 carries and nine touchdowns. He also started at defensive end and was second on the team in sacks.

Joining Ostovich as an offensive first-team member is senior lineman Eli Burgey, a player head coach Reno Saccoccia called “the best O-lineman we’ve had for a good while.” Burgey finished with a blocking grade of 94 percent and did not allow a sack.

Defensively, Big Red has five players on the first team. Seniors Cian Montgomery and Isaiah McCartney are on the defensive line, and both were two-way players. Junior Brandon Kinney made the list at linebacker and was the team’s leading tackler. The defensive backfield was led by seniors Aaron Ferguson and Nasari Lucious-Jackson.

“We feel very fortunate that we were able to have a season this year,” Saccoccia said. “We all wish we could have continued on with Games 9 and 10, but they were canceled by COVID. The players selected for the all district team showed a lot of leadership. I’m happy for them, and I’m sure their teammates are, as well. I also hope the players appreciate the effort given by their teammates in helping them earn the award they have received.

“We had really good senior leadership this year, and most teams needed good leadership given all that went on. We were a little disappointed in the outcome of our season. We felt it could have been better had we been able to play additional games. But, again, we are thankful for the eight games we did get to play.”

Rodney James Jr., Brenton Jones, Kyjhaun Hopkins and Cam Daley are special mentions.


Indian Creek had one player make first team, and that is senior linebacker Jeremy Brown. He finished with 67.5 tackles, 11 assists, nine for a loss, 7.5 sacks, 10 hurries, two pass breakups, forced two fumbles and recovered one. As a tailback, he rushed 94 times for 486 yards and six scores.

“You couldn’t ask for more from a kid like Jeremy,” Creek head coach Andrew Connor said. “People talk about effort all the time, and his effort was tremendous from start to finish. He exemplified everything you want in a high school player. He did a lot for us. He moved from defensive end to linebacker, carried the ball for us … he did everything we asked of him to do.”

Senior Matt Schaefer joins the list as a second-team member, mainly because he missed multiple games due to an illness. He totaled 111 carries for 693 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Junior wideout Sam Coleman also is a second-team member. He hauled in 23 passes for 255 yards and a TD.

The final Redskin on the offensive side is senior lineman Gage Simmons, who made the second team. He had a 91 percent grading on the line with six pancake blocks.

Senior defensive lineman Corey Cottis the last second-teamer for the Redskins. Cottis collected 17.5 tackles, eight solo, eight assists, two for a loss and eight hurries.

David Ferroni and Johnny Giusto are honorable mentions.


Mitchell is joined by five teammates on the first-team list.

Sticking on offense, junior Trevor Carman was one of Mitchell’s favorite targets at wideout. Carman produced 55 receptions for 935 yards and 11 touchdowns.

“Trevor really finally came into what we knew he was capable of doing,” Hayes said. “He always had the talent to do so. His maturation took place physically, and he had an outstanding year. He created bad matchups for a ton of teams. As a consequence, he made a lot of guys around him better.”

On the offensive line, sophomore Cabot Arbaugh finished as one of the team’s best blockers.

“Cabot came out tremendously this year,” Hayes said. “He missed all of last year as a freshman because of an injury. He came out and did an outstanding job. He definitely is our stalwart on the offensive line, and he is a phenomenal student.”

Moving to defense, three Huskies earned first-team honors. The first of which is senior lineman Ron Pauley, who collected 69 tackles, one for a loss, one sack and recovered a fumble.

“I’m very proud of Ron because he started out at about 170 pounds,” Hayes said. “He has started since he was a sophomore, so he had a lot of growing pains but took the role of being a vocal leader. He’s always very upbeat and positive and has scratched and clawed for everything he’s earned.”

Next is senior linebacker Nathan Bertolino, who had 109 tackles and a fumble recovery.

“He’s still learning how to play the position. The sky is the limit for him,” Hayes said. “He’s very strong and fast. We even moved him from left guard to tailback in one game and ran for over 100 yards. He’s just a tremendous athlete on both sides of the ball. Defensively is where he made his paycheck.”

The final Husky is freshman defensive back Parker Hutton. He compiled 74 tackles, two for a loss, a pair of picks and forced a fumble.

“We had an open spot at the beginning of the season,” Hayes said. “Parker’s a very smart young man and another really good student. He’s also an awesome young man who works hard and is very coachable. He survived the grind of varsity football and is a very promising young player for us.”

The second-team list includes: junior running back James Brooks, who had 58 carries for 472 yards and nine scores, as well as 21 receptions for 314 yards and another TD; and junior Justin Vermillion, who hauled in 32 catches for 484 yards and five touchdowns.

Switching schools, Edison had one first-team player in junior OL Kolten Hanlin. He had 18 pancake blocks and is the leader of the line.

“Kolten is a really hard worker and a great leader on the offensive line,” Edison head coach Shane O’Brien said. “He’s a student of the game and very easy to coach. We’re really happy to have him back for next season.”

Sophomore running back Ethan Waggoner earned second-team honors. He compiled 597 rushing yards (4.4 average) and five scores, while collecting 42 tackles on defense.

Joining Waggoner on the second team is a pair of linebackers. Junior Jacob Cusick totaled 51 tackles, nine for a loss, one sack, an interception and forced a fumble. The other is senior Vinnie Marcino, who had 37 tackles, one sack, one INT and a touchdown.

Hunter Russell and Talan McClurg are honorable mentions.

Buckeye Local had three players make first team, led by sophomore running back Trey Hoover.

“Trey came back to Buckeye Local this year, which was a huge boost,” Panther head coach Roger Herbert said. “He was the leader offensively and defensively. He had a lot of success when he moved to running back (in Week 5). He was our middle linebacker, too.”

Hoover finished with 1,238 rushing yards and 15 scores, as well as 444 passing yards and 104 tackles.

Senior Brian Palmer Jr. also is a first-team member. “Bub” hauled in 31 passes for 528 yards and three touchdowns.

“He finished his career with us as the leader in nearly all receiving categories,” Herbert said. “He was one of the hardest working kids I’ve had in the last 20 yers. I wished we had 100 of him. He does everything you want of him. He also is a great wrestler.”

The final Buckeye Local first-team player is junior defensive lineman Hunter Darrah. He compiled 41 tackles and six sacks, as well as being the team best O-lineman.

“It’s really nice for us to have him come back. He’s a big kid with a Division I offer,” Herbert said. “He had a great offseason and got a lot stronger. On the offensive side, he’s a plug and play guy who didn’t miss a snap. He also did some kicking for us. Defensively, he didn’t have the numbers of a typical Division I athlete, but a lot of guys didn’t run his way.”

Junior DL Justin Driscoll is on the second team. He had 27 tackles and four sacks.


A host of Red Knights joins Pearson on the first-team list, the first of which being senior running back Garrett Dozier.

“We’re really going to miss him,” Franke said. “He was a starter since he was a freshman. Garrett got better every single year and gained a lot of respect from opposing defenses. They knew he was the kid he had to stop and still was difficult to stop him.”

Dozier finished with 971 rushing yards on 201 carries and 18 total touchdowns.

Another offensive standout on the first team is junior tight end Shane Keenan. He hauled in 17 catches for 341 yards and seven total scores. He also had 23 pancake blocks and was the Red Knights’ punter.

“He is a very unique talent. It’s rare to have the size you get with him and still be extremely athletic,” Franke said. “There were times where he lined up at wide receiver for us. There are not many corners or safety that can cover him. He’s relatively quick for his size. You don’t question why he is getting Division I looks.”

Wrapping up on offense, junior Josh Fancher made the list on the offensive line. He totaled 27 pancake blocks and allowed just one sack.

“Josh is one of our offensive lineman we’re excited to see what he can do next year,” Franke said. “He has started the past two seasons and is getting bigger and stronger. Even though he’s young by our standards, he was kind of the anchor of the offensive line.”

The last Toronto first-team member is senior linebacker Chris Parker, who signed with West Liberty on Wednesday for baseball. Parker, on the gridiron, had 100 tackles, seven for a loss, 2.5 sacks and an interception.

“Chris is another kid who has really come together and played well the past two years,” Franke said. “He’s one of those kids that may not be the biggest, but is very intelligent as far as football IQ goes. He played very fast. He could track down balls sideline to sideline.”

Junior defensive back Avery Weigand is a second-team member. After joining the team late, he recorded 47 tackles and an interception in five games.

Ryan Matyas is an honorable mention.

As for Catholic Central, it had several players make the second team, including senior quarterback Ryan Gorman. He threw for 961 yards, rushed for 485 and totaled 13 touchdowns.

Also on the list is senior wideout Vince Carapellotti. He caught 29 passes for 344 yards and two scores.

Sophomore Tate McKenna is a second-team member on the offensive line. He graded out at 94 percent.

Andrew Dorsey is an honorable mention.

(Sports correspondent Ed Looman contributed to this story.)

East District Football All-Star Team 2020

Division III

Offensive Player of the Year: Brady Taylor, Millersburg West Holmes.

Defensive Player of the Year: Lane Graham, Millersburg West Holmes.

Coach of the Year: Zach Gardner, Millersburg West Holmes.

First Team


Quarterbacks: Caden O’Neill, New Philadelphia, 6-1, 175, sr.; Ayden Hall, Dover, 6-3, 170, jr.; Peyton McKinney, Millersburg West Holmes 6-4, 215, sr.; Aidan Fritter, Dresden Tri-Valley 6-0, 197, sr.

Running Backs: Spencer Ostovich, Steubenville, 5-10, 220, so.; Blake Sands, Dresden Tri-Valley, 6-0, 190, sr.; Reise Meechan, New Philadelphia, 6-2, 180, sr.; Jacob Hostetler, Dover, 5-10, 170, sr.; Jordan Martin, Zanesville, 5-4, 175, jr.

Ends: Brady Taylor, Millersburg West Holmes, 6-1, 180, sr.; Nathan Ravine, Dover, 5-11, 170, sr.; Caden Richmond, New Philadelphia, 6-1, 175, sr.; Garrett Eastep, Millersburg West Holmes, 6-1, 160, jr.

Linemen: Lewis Feik, New Philadelphia, 6-3, 265, sr.; Mike Beal, Dover, 6-4, 230 jr.; Eli Burgey, Steubenville, 6-2, 275 sr.; Julian Jackson, Zanesville, 6-2, 270, jr.; Seth Schneider, Dresden Tri-Valley, 5-10, 302, sr.; Justin Rimer, New Philadelphia, 6-3, 285, sr.

Kicker: Eliott Warner, New Philadelphia 6-0, 150, sr.; Nate Ginsburg, Millersburg West Holmes, 6-2, 185, sr.


Linemen: Luke Vess, Millersburg West Holmes, 6-1, 270, sr.; Ryan McVicker, Dover, 6-2, 265, jr.; Mitchell Stokey, New Philadelphia, 6-5, 235, sr.; Connor Wade, Zanesville, 6-0, 225, jr.; Caden King, Dresden Tri-Valley, 6-3, 304, sr.; Cian Montgomery, Steubenville, 6-0, 220 sr.; Isaiah McCartney, Steubenville, 5-11, 255 sr.

Linebackers: Lane Graham, Millersburg West Holmes, 5-11, 220, sr.; Doug Weaver, Dover, 5-10, 185, sr.; Logan Ortt, New Philadelphia, 5-11, 215, sr.; Brandon Kinney, Steubenville, 6-0, 210, jr.; Connor McGarry, Dover, 5-10, 185, sr.

Backs: T.C. Molk, Dover, 5-11, 165, jr.; Casey Cassell, Zanesville, 6-0, 165, sr.; Aaron Ferguson, Steubenville, 5-10, 162 sr.; Nasari Lucious Jackson, Steubenville, 5-11,175, sr.

Punter: None.

Special Mention

Tyler Little, Dover; Jordan Huff, Dover; Will McCrate, Dover; Evan Klar, Dover; Drew Dummermuth, New Philadelphia; Matthew Beach, New Philadelphia; Logan Wallace, New Philadelphia; Garrett Eastep, Millersburg West Holmes; Noah Clark, Millersburg West Holmes; Brant Burgess, Millersburg West Holmes; Bret Shearer, Millersburg West Holmes; Emmett Myers, Millersburg West Holmes; Garret Biedenbach, Zanesville, Isaac Mayle, Zanesville, Trey Whiteman, Zanesville; Jordan Pantaleo, Dresden Tri-Valley; Hansel Holmes, Dresden Tri-Valley;Rodney James Jr., Steubenville; Brenton Jones, Steubenville; Kyjhaun Hopkins, Steubenville; Cam Daley, Steubenville.

Division IV

Offensive Player of the Year: Davis Singleton, Byesville Meadowbrook .

Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Reese Skaggs. St. Clairsville; Justin Bartlett, Cambridge.

Coach of the Year: Brett McLean, St. Clairsville

First Team


Quarterbacks: Davis Singleton, Byesville Meadowbrook, 6-3, 200, sr.; Tyler Tonkovich, St. Clairsville, 5-9, 185, sr. Owen Smith, Duncan Falls Philo, 5-11, 170, jr.; Howard Williams, East Liverpool, 6-1, 175, sr.

Backs: Jacob Jordan, St. Clairsville, 5-7, 160, sr.; Chase Oehlstrom, Carrollton, 5-9 150, so.; Cal Shrimplin, Warsaw River View, 6-0, 170, sr.; Jaksan Price, Belmont Union Local, 5-10, 215, so.; Noah Wellmeier, New Concord John Glenn, 5-7, 160, jr.

Ends: Carter Loase, Belmont Union Local, 6-0, 140, sr.; Johna McCall, Byesville Meadowbrook, 6-1, 150, sr.; Colin Oberdick, St. Clairsville, 6-0, 165, jr.; Dylan Moore, Lisbon Beaver Local, 5-10, 170 sr.; Colt Emerson, New Concord John Glenn, 6-0, 165, so.; Eli Preston, Duncan Falls Philo, 5-10, 185, sr.

Linemen: A.J. George, Byesville Meadowbrook, 6-6, 280, sr.; Brock Valentine, Cambridge, 6-4, 285, sr.; Avery Henry, St. Clairsville, 6-7, 360, jr. Mason Ludwig, East Liverpool, 6-5, 265, so.; Ethyn McClelland, Zanesville Maysville, 6-6, 305, sr.; Nick Jones, Carrollton, 6-1, 250, sr.

Kicker: Carson Kerns, Duncan Falls Philo, 5-11, 185, sr.


Linemen: Justin Bartlett, Cambridge, 6-0, 200, sr. ; Rhett Dyer, Byesville Meadowbrook, 6-2, 225, sr.; Reese Skaggs, St. Clairsville, 6-2, 215, sr ; Payne Allen, Lisbon Beaver Local, 6-1, 205, sr.; Steel Hambel, Duncan Falls Philo, 5-11, 210, jr.; Josh Knipp, Carrollton, 6-0, 205, sr.

Linebackers: Will Balgo, St. Clairsville, 6-3, 225, sr.; Caden Kenworthy, Cambridge, 5-10, 175, jr.; Brady McManaway, Byesville Meadowbrook, 5-11, 160, jr.; Jeremy Brown, Wintersville Indian Creek, 5-8, 165, sr.; Kent Schupbach, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 6-0, 195 sr.; Aden Armstrong, New Concord John Glenn, 6-0, 170, so

Backs: Tanner Johnston, Lisbon Beaver Local, 5-10, 175, sr.; Blade Barclay, New Concord John Glenn, 5-10, 160, jr.; Jerome Todd, Byesville Meadowbrook, 6-0, 150, sr.; Hunter Eubanks, Byesville Meadowbrook, 5-10, 146, jr.

Punter: Drew Sefsick, St. Clairsville, 5-11, 165, jr.

Second Team


Quarterbacks: Caden Moore, Cambridge, 5-10, 155, so.; Luke Warner, Carrollton, 5-11, 150, sr.; Kaiden Hall, Zanesville Maysville, 6-2, 220, sr.; Mason Love, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 5-10, 185, sr.; Carter Fry, Warsaw River View, 6-3, 170, so.

Backs: Logan Mobelini, Cambridge, 6-0, 185, sr. Tyler Lacey, Byesville Meadowbrook, 5-9, 200, sr.;Casey Munyan, Duncan Falls Philo, 5-9, 165, sr.; Matt Schaefer, Wintersville Indian Creek, 6-2, 220, sr.; Andrix Bowersock, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 6-0, 188, sr.

Ends: Talen Timberlake, Carrollton, 6-0, 160, sr.; Austin DaRe, St. Clairsville, 6-0, 155, sr.; Logan Smith, Zanesville Maysville, 6-6, 260, sr.; Trevor Myers, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 5-8, 140, jr.; Sam Coleman, Wintersville Indian Creek, 6-0, 140, jr.;

Linemen: Luke Porco, Uhrichsville Claymont, 6-0, 200, jr.; JD Lancaster, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 5′-10 220, sr.; Jalen McCall, St. Clairsville, 6-6, 245, sr.; Logan Gilcher, New Concord John Glenn, 5-10, 220, sr.; Gage Simmons, Wintersville Indian Creek, 6-0, 245, sr.; Grant Moore, Duncan Falls Philo, 6-0, 255, sr.

Kicker: Jake Bolyard, St. Clairsville, 6-1, 185, sr.


Linemen: Mason McCort, St. Clairsville, 5-9, 185, jr.; Gauge Samson, Zanesville Maysville, 6-2, 280, jr.; Austin Wayne, Zanesville Maysville, 5-10, 225, sr.; Cameron Bryant, East Liverpool, 5-10, 250, sr.; Colin Bryant, East Liverpool, 5-10, 250, sr.; Corey Cottis, Wintersville Indian Creek, 6-2, 210, sr.

Linebackers: Hayden Jarrett, Zanesville Maysville, 6-0, 185, so.; Anthony Perkins, New Concord John Glenn, 5-11, 195, sr.; Logan Shields, St. Clairsville, 5-8, 160, jr.; Eric Williams, East Liverpool, 5-11, 165, so.; Dakota Hess, Belmont Union Local, 5-11, 200, jr.; Joey Beard, Carrollton, 5-5, 160, sr.; Cole Lancaster, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 5-8, 190, jr.

Backs: Brayden Costea, Minerva, 6-0, 185, jr.; Kaden Whaley, Cambridge, 6-0, 195, sr.; Nate Harper, Zanesville Maysville, 5-10, 155, jr.; Jaxson Radcliffe, Duncan Falls Philo, 6-0, 155, jr.

Punter: None

Special Mention

Brody Rauch, Uhrichsville Claymont;Jimmy Common, Minerva; Devin Toothman, East Liverpool; Joe Reynolds, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley; Jarrett Burress, Minerva; Will Smith, St. Clairsville; Cameron Novaria, Zanesville Maysville;Dylan Czech, East Liverpool;; Mac McCluskey, Uhrichsville Claymont; Justin Naylor, Carrollton, Bronson Bendle, New Concord John Glenn; Kendall Lent, Duncan Falls Philo, 6-1, 190, sr.; Devon Keys, East Liverpool; Dalton Owens, East Liverpool; CJ Watters, Uhrichsville Claymont; Mason Mehok, Uhrichsville Claymont; Derek Hurst, Minerva; Blake Brumfield, Cambridge; Case Wilson, Cambridge; Hayden Burris-Jones, Cambridge; Roman Jeffrey, Cambridge; Eric McCulloch, Byesville Meadowbrook; Jaren Starks, St. Clairsville; Luke Jozwiak, St. Clairsville; Carter Blake, Belmont Union Local; Johnny Sabinski, Belmont Union Local; Caleb White, Lisbon Beaver Local; Tommy Warrick, Lisbon Beaver Local; Dakota Warrick, Lisbon Beaver Local; Blake Lehigh, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley; Brendon Hughes, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley; David Ferroni, Wintersville Indian Creek; Johnny Giusto, Wintersville Indian Creek; Slater Sampsel, Warsaw River View; Domanick Speelman, Carrollton; Gage Poole, Carrollton

Division V

Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Kobe Mitchell, Cadiz Harrison Central,Gabe Tingle, West Lafayette Ridgewood; Cameron Blair. Magnolia Sandy Valley

Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Zack Prater, West Lafayette Ridgewood; Evan Carpenter, Martins Ferry

Coach of the Year: John Slusser, West Lafayette Ridgewood.

First Team


Quarterbacks: Cameron Blair. Magnolia Sandy Valley, 6-2, 215, sr.; Gabe Tingle, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 5-11, 185, jr.; Kobe Mitchell, Cadiz Harrison Central, 6-3, 190, sr.; Garrett Newsome, Sugarcreek Garaway, 6-2, 185, sr.

Backs: Trey Hoover, Rayland Buckeye Local, 6-0. 205, so.; Braydon Johns, Coshocton, 6-0, 185, sr.; Chase Goff, Martins Ferry, 5-9, 165, sr.; Landen Pettet, McConnelsville Morgan, 6-0, 215, sr.; Colt Sechrest, Bellaire, 6-4, 210, jr.

Ends: Demetrius Evans, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 5-10, 165, sr.; Trevor Carman, Cadiz Harrison Central, 5-8, 170, jr.; Jaydon Miller, Sugarcreek Garaway, 5-8, 155, sr.; Brian Palmer Jr., Rayland Buckeye Local, 5-7, 165, sr.; Dalton Patterson, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 6-1, 180, jr.; Mason Tucci, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 5-10, 160, jr.

Linemen: Wyatt Moyer, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 5-10, 225, jr.; Noah Duck, Martins Ferry, 5-10, 200, sr.; Colin Shannon, Coshocton, 5-10, 195, sr.; JJ Durr, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 5-11, 225, sr.; Kolten Hanlin, Richmond Edison, 5-8, 240, jr.; Cabot Arbaugh, Cadiz Harrison Central, 6-4, 240, so.; Luke Miller, Sugarcreek Garaway, 6-4, 245 sr.

Kicker: None.


Linemen: Zach Prater, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 6-1, 290, sr.; Bryce Prater, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 6-3, 280, sr.; Jarrell Newman, McConnelsville Morgan, 5-9, 196, jr.; Ron Pauley, Cadiz Harrison Central, 5-10, 185, sr.; Hunter Darrah, Rayland Buckeye Local, 6-6, 250, jr.; Jarett Wallick, Sugarcreek Garaway, 6-2, 225, so.

Linebackers: Evan Carpenter, Martins Ferry, 6-2, 215, sr.; Nathan Bertolino, Cadiz Harrison Central, 5-10, 175, sr.; Jared Drobney, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 5-10, 200, jr.; Deontae Brandon, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 6-0, 183, sr.; Garrett Hershberger, Garaway, 5’11 185, sr.; Vince Patrone, Bellaire, 5-11, 210, sr.

Backs: Parker Hutton, Cadiz Harrison Central, 5-9, 170, fr.; Brady Russell, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 5-9, 175, sr.; Javan Belt, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 6-2, 160, sr.; Alexander Roden, Sugarcreek Garaway, 6-1, 155, so.

Punter: Carson Copeland, McConnelsville Morgan, 6-1, 185, so.

Second Team


Quarterbacks: Kobe Rust, Coshocton, 5-9, 170, jr.; Harley Hopkins, Zanesville West Muskingum, 6-0, 185, jr.; Logan Smith, Martins Ferry, 6-5, 195, sr.; Levi Brown, McConnelsville Morgan, 5-9, 165, jr.; Jake Heatherington, Bellaire, 5-10, 155, jr.

Backs: Korbyn Haley, Coshocton, 6-0, 190, jr.; Ben Petro, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 5-10, 180, jr.; James Brooks, Cadiz Harrison Central, 5-11, 210, jr.; Ethan Waggoner, Richmond Edison, 5-7, 165, so.; Kigenn Millender, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 5-9, 172, jr.

Ends: Jonathan Vermillion, Cadiz Harrison Central, 6-5, 180, jr.;Landon Murrey, Zanesville West Muskingum, 6-3, 220, sr. Drew Murrey, Zanesville West Muskingum, 6-1, 180, sr.; Karsen Mayle, McConnelsville Morgan, 6-3, 190, sr.; Zach Bickford, Sugarcreek Garaway, 5-11, 170, sr.; Jayce Gallaher, Bellaire, 5-10, 155, sr.

Linemen: Brandon Crown, Coshocton, 5-9, 295, jr.; Jared McVay, Coshocton, 5-9, 210, sr.;Justin Driscoll, Rayland Buckeye Local, 5-9, 265, jr.; Zeke Bruney, Martins Ferry, 5-10, 275, jr.; Wade Pauley, McConnelsvile Morgan, 6-3, 215, so.; Luke Farmer, Bellaire, 5-10, 200, jr.

Kicker: None.


Linemen: Kadin Bradford, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 6-4, 235, jr,; JD Young, Sugarcreek Garaway, 6-0, 180, jr.; Colton Larkins, Martins Ferry, 6-2, 205, jr.; Preston Thaman, Martins Ferry, 6-1, 280, sr.; Timmy O’Grady, Bellaire, 5-11, 225, jr.

Linebackers: Jacob Cusick, Richmond Edison, 6-0, 175, jr.; Reece Franks, Magnolia Sandy Valley, 6-3, 185, sr.; Vinnie Marcino, Richmond Edison, 5-10, 215, sr.; Isaac Shook, Coshocton, 6-3, 195, jr.; Trevor Hanson, Martins Ferry, 5-11, 170, sr..

Backs: Kurtis Varian, West Lafayette Ridgewood, 5-8, 165, sr.; Cole Sztary, Martins Ferry, 5-8, 165, sr.; Nathan Fauver, Coshocton, 6-0, 160, sr.; Logan Yoder, Sugarcreek Garaway, 5-10, 160, so.

Punter: None.

Special Mention

Jacob Epling, Zanesville West Muskingum, Rashid Sesay, Zanesville West Muskingum, Dylan Padgett, Zanesville West Muskingum; Hunter Russell, Richmond Edison; Talan McClurg, Richmond Edison; Peyton Hores, Martins Ferry, Jaizen Miles, Martins Ferry, Colton Redinger, Martins Ferry, Zak Dobson, Martins Ferry; Alex Bennett, Martins Ferry; Brayden Adams, Sugarcreek Garaway; Sam Page, Sugarcreek Garaway; Andrew Littell, Bellaire; Brock Smith, Magnolia Sandy Valley; Randy Johnson, Magnolia Sandy Valley.

Division VI

Offensive Player of the Year: Casey Brooker, Beverly Fort Frye.

Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Cade Denius, Sarahsville Shenandoah; Dylan Hart, Beverly Fort Frye.

Coach of the Year: Eric Huck, Beverly Fort Frye.

First Team


Quarterbacks: Ian Ellis, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-0, 180, jr.; Connor Puskarich, Old Washington Buckeye Trail, 6-0, 185, sr.; Dayton Hill, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 6-3, 155, sr.; Tanner Phillips, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley, 6-1, 170, sr.; Ayden Hannahs, Barnesville, 5-10, 186, sr.

Backs: Briar Portman, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 6-0, 185, sr.; Franko Rome, Old Washington Buckeye Trail, 5-10, 165, sr.; Gage Hannahs, Barnesville, 5-9, 161, sr.; Owen Brown, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-1, 185, so.; Maeson Long, Beverly Fort Frye, 5-10, 170, jr.; Tristan Tesch, Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley, 5-11, 150, sr.

Ends: Beau Wolf, Zoarville Tusky Valley, 5-11, 145, so.; Spencer Bliss, Barnesville, 5-9, 150, jr.; Jay Baker, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-3, 175, sr.

Linemen: Casey Brooker, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-3, 245, jr.; Nic Burris, Old Washington Buckeye Trail, 5-10, 260, sr.; Jared Trenner, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 5-10, 220, so.; Luke Schultz, Barnesville, 5-10, 199, sr.; Eric Isner, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-5, 245, sr.; Dakota Milliken, Old Washington Buckeye Trail, 5-11, 192, jr.; Hunter Kesselring, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-2, 200, jr.

Kicker: None.


Linemen: Preston Mackie, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 6-1, 305, sr.; Gavin Carpenter, Barnesville, 5-8, 268, jr.; Jacob Starr, Barnesville, 5-11, 158, sr. Brady Kutscherenko, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-0, 215, sr.; Braden Medley, Beverly Fort Frye, 5-11, 195, sr.

Linebackers: Dylan Hart, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-1, 215, sr.; Hunter Schott, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 6-2, 230, so.; Aiden Snodgrass, Old Washington Buckeye Trail, 5-11, 212, jr.; Jake Boulet, Barnesville, 5-10, 174, sr.; Coltin Meek, Newcomerstown, 6-1, 170, sr.; Shane Smith, Old Washington Buckeye Trail, 6-0, 173, jr.; Cameron Woods, Barnesville, 6-0, 170, sr.

Backs: Cade Denius, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 5-8, 170, sr.; Baylor Wentworth, Sarahsville Shenandoah, 5-7, 145, sr.; A.J. Detling, Barnesville, 5-7, 140, sr.; Brian Adkins, Beverly Fort Frye, 6-0, 185. sr.

Punter: None.

Special Mention

Austin Paden, Old Washington Buckeye Trail; Landon Koch, Old Washington Buckeye Trail; Nick Neuhart, Old Washington Buckeye Trail; Julius Kirk, Sarahsville Shenandoah; Tanner DeVolld, Sarahsville Shenandoah; Dakota Hoover, Sarahsville Shenandoah; Jayden Lucas, Barnesville; Trenton Newkirk, Newcomerstown; Gatlin Fish, Newcomerstown; Bladon Garland, Newcomerstown; Ryan Miller, Newcomerstown.

Division VII

Co-Offensive Players of the Year: Derk Hutchison, Malvern Wyatt Reiman, Shadyside

Co-Defensive Defensive Players of the Year: Carter Dennis, Hannibal River; B.J. Pearson, Toronto

Coach of the Year: Matt Chiurco, Malvern.

First Team


Quarterbacks: Derk Hutchison, Malvern, 6-0, 190, sr.;Braxton Dudley, Caldwell, 5-9, 166, so.; Malachi Rose-Burton, Woodsfield Monroe Central, 5-11, 175, jr.

Backs: Wyatt Reiman, Shadyside, 6-0, 185, sr.; Garrett Dozier, Toronto, 5-10, 172, sr.; Slade Amos, New Matamoras Frontier, 5-6, 180, jr.; Alex Kilburn, Woodsfield Monroe Central, 5-11, 215, sr.;Shane Keenan, Toronto, 6-6, 308, jr.; Whyatt Parks, Caldwell, 5-8, 150, sr.; Noah Ball, Malvern, 6-4, 180, jr.

Linemen: T.J. Wehr, Caldwell, 5-11, 285, sr.; Garet Cramer, Woodsfield Monroe Central, 6-0, 285, sr.; Sam Foster, Malvern, 6-2, 210, jr.; Tyson Randall, Hannibal River, 5-9, 210, sr.; Logan Crozier, Shadyside, 5-10, 288, jr ; Josh Fancher, Toronto, 6-2, 328, jr.

Kicker: Zack Hocutt, Hannibal River, 5-10, 155, jr.


Linemen: B.J. Pearson, Toronto, 5-11, 195, sr. Gaige Bowersock, New Matamoras Frontier, 6-1, 215, sr.; Jonah Croucher, Caldwell, 5-10, 180, sr.; Gage Joseph, Shadyside, 6-0, 265, jr.


Carter Dennis, Hannibal River, 5-10, 195, sr.; Dawlson Moore, Caldwell, 6-1, 169, sr.; Jacob Visnic, Shadyside, 5-11, 214, sr.; Bryson White. Malvern, 6-2, 235, jr.; Chris Parker, Toronto, 5-10, 181, sr.; Zach Chaney, Strasburg-Franklin, 5-11, 200, sr.; Garson Imes, Bowerston Conotton Valley, 5-11, 190, jr.

Backs: Rhys Francis, Shadyside, 6-0, 175, jr.; Ryan Dick, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 5-1, 180, sr.; Jake Rose, Hannibal River, 5-11, 180, sr.; Jordan Joseph, Shadyside, 5-10, 171, sr.

Punter: None.

Second Team


Quarterbacks: Toby Grossi, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 6-1, 220, sr.; Ryan Gorman, Steubenville Catholic Central, 6-1, 190 sr.; J.D. Schmidt, New Matamoras Frontier, 5-9, 175, jr.; Kape Schupbach, Strasburg-Franklin, 5-10, 170, sr.

Backs: Adam Moser, Malvern, 5-8, 175, sr.; Maddox Walter, Bowerston Conotton Valley, 6-0, 210, jr. Thomas Spohn, Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans, 5-10, 165, sr.; Caden Moore, Caldwell, 6-0, 170, sr.

Ends: Trent Severs, Malvern, 5-9, 155, sr.; Jordan Heaston, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 6-4, 165, jr.; Austin Hogue, Woodsfield Monroe Central, 5-11, 155, sr.; Vince Carapellotti, Steubenville Catholic Central, 6-2, 200, sr.; Tanner Bills, New Matamoras Frontier, 5-10, 155, jr.

Linemen: Ethen Phillips, Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans, 6-1, 220, sr.; Jackson Bambeck, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 6-1, 224, sr.; Matthew Cunningham, Caldwell, 5-11, 205, sr.; Tate McKenna, Steubenville Catholic Central, 6-2, 270, so.; Kris Tsoras, Shadyside, 5-11, 249, jr.


Linemen: Payton Davis, Malvern, 5-9, 185, sr.; Mike Cottis, Bowerston Conotton Valley, 6-0, 220, sr.; Ethan Mague, Bowerston Conotton Valley, 6-0, 220, sr.;Ryan Florence, Shadyside, 6-0, 176, jr

Linebackers: Xavier Watson, Malvern, 5-11, 175, so; Cade Renicker, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 5-8, 145, sr.; Ben Martin, Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 6-0, 170, sr.; Rocco Romeo, Bowerston Conotton Valley, 5-10, 170, sr.; Noah Barnhart, New Matamoras Frontier, 5-10, 225, sr.; Chase Lawrence, Hannibal River, 6-1, 195, sr.

Backs: Michael Bunning, Woodsfield Monroe Central, 5-7, 145, jr.; Avery Weigand, Toronto, 5-9, 162, jr. James Burleson, Bowerston Conotton Valley, 5-6, 150, jr.; Tayshaun Curtis, Strasburg-Franklin, 6-0 160, sr.

Special Mention

Tristan Phillips, Malvern; Thayne Mahaffey, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic.; Hunter Sabin, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Carlo Serafini, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Jacob Renicker, New Philadelphia Tuscarawas Central Catholic; Braylen Novak, Bowerston Conotton Valley; Collin White, Bowerston Conotton Valley; Payton Robinson, Woodsfield Monroe Central; Brandon Louden, Beallsville; Ryan Matyas, Toronto;Branden Piskula, Caldwell; Waylon Clark, Caldwell; Marshal Sayre, Caldwell; Jon Bugaj, Bridgeport; Marshall Bier, Hannibal River; Brody Lollathin, Hannibal River; Austin Creamer, Hannibal River; Jalob Honeywell, Shadyside; Alec Shepherd, Shadyside; Andrew Brown, Shadyside; Cam Brown, Shadyside; Karl Tsoras, Shadyside;; Elijah Brock, Shadyside; Andrew Dorsey, Steubenville Catholic Central; Breckin Hoff, New Matamoras Frontier; Andrew Shapley, New Matamoras Frontier; Lucas Lindsay, Strasburg-Franklin; Javier Pryor, Strasburg-Franklin.


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