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61 area players earn first-team honors


Ursuline’s Akise Teague heads downfield during the 2008 Division V regional final against Kirtland. Teague began to emerge for the Irish two years ago as a lightning-quick sophomore who could make plays as a return man and a reserve running back behind then-starter Allen Jones. Now he’s a three-way standout for the state championship favorites in Division V, who will once again face the Hornets in Saturday’s regional final. Kirtland gave Ursuline its toughest test of the 2008 playoff s, nearly pulling off the upset before CB Dale Peterman’s last minute interception return for a TD gave the Irish an 18-17 win. Two weeks later, they won the first of their back-to-back state championships.


Akise Teague


Cody Reesman


Keil’n Thurston

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Ja'Les Hughes

By Rob Todor

Running back Akise Teague of Ursuline High School, a leading candidate for Mr. Football, headlines the Associated Press’ Northeast Inland District football team.

Teague, a 5-foot-8, 176-pound senior, rushed for 1,439 yards and scored 21 touchdowns to lead the Fighting Irish to a 10-0 regular season and the No. 1 ranking in the AP’s Division V poll. He was named offensive player of the year in the division.

He also caught 19 passes for 381 yards and scored 176 points.

Teague’s teammate, Keil’n Thurston, was named defensive player of the year. The 6-0, 210 Thurston led an Ursuline defense that limited opponents to 170.5 yards and 10.4 points per game.

Three other players and two coaches received top honors in balloting by sports writers and broadcasters in the district.

Austintown Fitch junior quarterback Demitrious Davis was named offensive player of the year in Div. I.

Davis (5-9, 175) rushed for 1,091 yards and 19 touchdowns, and passed for 986 yards and nine scores, leading the Falcons to a 9-1 record and the Federal League championship.

In Div. II, Howland’s Cody Reesman was named defensive player of the year.

Reesman, a 6-0, 280 lineman, led the Tigers to a 10-0 regular season and the championship of the All-American Conference Red Tier.

Howland limited opponents to 174.4 yards and 7.5 points per game.

Campbell Memorial running back Ja’Les Hughes was named offensive player of the year in Div. IV.

Hughes, a 5-10, 165 junior, led the Red Devils to a 9-1 season by rushing for 1,601 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes for 101 yards, and scored 116 points.

Austintown Fitch’s Phil Annarella and Mickey Sikora of Campbell Memorial were named coaches of the year, in Div. I and Div. IV, respectively.

Annarella guided the Falcons to the Federal League championship in their final season in the league, and a five-game improvement from the 2009 season.

Sikora, in his first season with the Red Devils, coached the team to a 9-1 record and the All-American Conference Blue Tier championship.

Sixty-one players, representing 28 Valley schools, were named to the first team. Ursuline and Howland had six players each, and Austintown Fitch had five players selected.


Division I

First team


Ends — Devin Smith, Mass. Washington, 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, senior; Dayne Hammond, Boardman, 6-5, 185, jr.; Joey Housos, N. Can. Hoover, 6-1, 180, sr.; Justin Olack, Mass. Washington, 6-4, 200, sr.

Linemen — Steve Zaborsky, Austintown Fitch, 6-2, 225, sr.; Dylan Brumbaugh, Green, 6-5, 265, sr.; Joe Hans, Medina, 6-5, 253, sr.; Warren Parks, Mass. Perry, 5-10, 240, sr.; Skyler Parks, Can. McKinley, 6-0, 267, jr.

Quarterbacks — Demitrious Davis, Austintown Fitch, 5-9, 175, jr.; Kyle Ohradzansky, Can. McKinley, 6-1, 213, sr.

Backs — Bri’onte Dunn, Can. GlenOak, 6-1, 210, jr.; Jon Miller, Mass. Perry, 5-10, 190, jr.; Jason Suggs, Medina, 5-10, 185, sr.; Demond Hymes, Warren Harding, 5-10, 189, sr.

Kicker — Jake Russell, Twinsburg, 6-1, 170, sr.


Linemen — Steve Miller, Can. McKinley, 6-4, 242, sr.; Se’Von Pittman, Can. McKinley, 6-5, 235, jr.; Nick Tabanello, Wadsworth, 5-11, 230, jr.; Luke Merrell, Can. GlenOak, 6-3, 195, sr.

Linebackers — Will Mahone, Austintown Fitch, 6-0, 205, jr.; Freddie Burton, Can. McKinley, 5-8, 192, sr.; Aaron Wilson, Medina, 5-9, 187, sr; Ben Gedeon, Hudson, 6-3, 216, soph.; Nico Gagne-Cross, Twinsburg, 5-11, 215, sr.; Shane Stevens, Austintown Fitch, 6-1, 185, sr.; Carmen Tarantino, Boardman, 5-10, 210, sr.; Anthony Wise, Mass. Perry, 6-2, 230, sr.

Backs — Scott Suren, Brunswick, 6-4, 175, jr.; Cam Patterson, Austintown Fitch, 6-0, 160, sr.; Tony Magnacca, Mass. Perry, 5-11, 170, sr.; Tyler Allman, Mass. Washington, 5-10, 165, sr.; Will Logan, Mass. Jackson, 5-8, 175, sr.

Offensive player of the year: Demetrious Davis, Austintown Fitch

Defensive player of the year: Se’Von Pittman, Can. McKinley

Coach of the year: Phil Annarella, Austintown Fitch

Second team


Ends — Taron Montgomery, Can. McKinley, 5-9, 165, sr.; John Barton, Twinsburg, 5-10, 175, soph.

Linemen — Darien Terrell, Mass. Jackson, 6-4, 345, jr.; Tyler Allison, Can. GlenOak, 6-0, 215, jr.; Austin Main, Boardman, 6-1, 230, sr.; Brett Gulosh, Twinsburg, 6-1, 255, sr.; Jake Crowley, Wadsworth, 6-1, 231, sr.; Andrew Hampton, Warren Harding, 6-4, 255, sr.

Quarterbacks — Mikhail Seawood, Warren Harding, 6-0, 240, sr.; Aaron Macer, Twinsburg, 6-1, 185, sr.; Austin Appleby, N. Can. Hoover, 6-5, 210, jr.

Backs — Bruce Reed, Austintown Fitch, 5-9, 185, sr.; Duane Mitchell, Stow, 6-1, 205, sr.; Elijah Farrakhan, Can. McKinley, 5-9, 192, sr.; Donnie Eatmon, Macedonia Nordonia, 6-0, 190, sr.


Linemen — Matt Moleski-Belski, Hudson, 6-3, 201, sr.; Werner Ostmann, Medina, 5-9, 240, sr.

Linebackers — Dan Popio, Boardman, 5-9, 190, jr.; Nate Marsico, Warren Harding, 5-10, 230, sr.; Taylor Bennett, Medina, 6-1, 195, sr.; Brandon Mendrea, Brunswick, 6-2, 215, sr.; Clayton Mattox, Mass. Washington, 5-11, 200, sr.

Backs — Nick Buonavolonta, Boardman, 5-9, 185, sr.; Lucas Haupt, Austintown Fitch, 5-11, 165, jr.; Shamus Johnson, N. Can. Hoover, 5-11, 185, sr.; Tyler Miller, Mass. Washington, 5-9, 170, sr.

Honorable mention

K’Von Williams, Warren Harding; Ian Folmar, Warren Harding; Carlon Williams, Warren Harding; Alex Polenick, Warren Harding; Eric Fox, Brunswick; John Bruketa, Brunswick; Seamus McDonald, Medina; Ben Hamel, Medina; Kenny Kaminski, Medina; Justin Letts, Medina; Ben Cunningham, Medina; Chris Davis, Austintown Fitch; Zach Machuga, Boardman; Tyler Walls, Boardman; London Carter, Twinsburg; Tre Jones, Twinsburg; Ryan Predovic, Macedonia Nordonia; Jay Velez, Macedonia Nordonia; Nick Rodriguez, Macedonia Nordonia; Sam Dorando, Green; Kyle Finch, Green; Alex Ciocca, Green; Luke Davies, Green; Jake Crowley, Wadsworth; Brandon Palidar, Wadsworth; Bret Baughman, Wadsworth; Dom Owens, Wadsworth; Joey Studer, Hudson; Quaison Osborne, Hudson; David Nelson, Hudson; Mike Ulmer, Hudson; Adam Gammell, Cuyahoga Falls; Tyler Habony, Cuyahoga Falls; Kevin Pask, Cuyahoga Falls; Mike Greenwell, Stow; Jacob Williams, Can. McKinley; Mike Aylward, Can. McKinley; Cody Minor, Mass. Perry; Robert Williams, N. Can. Hoover; Ryan Choong, N. Can. Hoover; Cooper Merrill, Mass. Jackson; Derrick Everett, Can. GlenOak; Kyle Kempt, Mass. Washington.

Division II

First team


Ends — Mike Thomas, East, 5-10, 175, sr.; Jeremy White, Louisville, 6-0, 166, jr.

Linemen — Tommy Brown, Akr. Firestone, 6-4, 315, sr.; Sean Hemlick, Uniontown Lake, 6-1, 234, sr.; Anthony Stanko, Howland, 6-5, 290, jr.; Ryan Anderson, Kent Roosevelt, 6-4, 300, jr.; Greydon Pavlik, Ravenna, 6-0, 245, sr.; Joe Connolly, Copley, 6-1, 260, sr.

Quarterbacks — Evan Shimensky, Kent Roosevelt, 5-11, 180, sr.; Connor Cook, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit, 6-5, 205, sr.; Chad Neff, Louisville, 6-1, 195, jr.

Backs — Jim Luther, Uniontown Lake, 6-1, 181, sr.; De’Veon Smith, Howland, 5-11, 215, soph.; Tyrin Williams, Tallmadge, 5-8, 175, jr.; D.J. Jones, Ravenna, 5-9, 190, jr.

Kicker — Ross Martin, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit, 5-9, 180, jr.


Linemen — Cody Reesman, Howland, 6-0, 280, sr.; Mitchell Paulino, Uniontown Lake, 6-1, 272, sr.; Joey Bradley, Kent Roosevelt, 6-3, 265, sr.; Kevin Brewton, Akr. Garfield, 6-3, 185, sr.

Linebackers — Corey Paulino, Uniontown Lake, 6-2, 205, jr.; Steve McAninch, Tallmadge, 6-1, 220, sr.; Dante DeLorenzo, Canfield, 6-0, 195, sr.; Sam Wheeler, Copley, 5-9, 197, sr.; Andy Davis, Howland, 5-11, 180, sr.; Michael Schooley, Louisville, 6-1, 185, sr.

Backs — Dan Reed, Uniontown Lake, 5-10, 166, sr.; Jordan Italiano, Canfield, 5-10, 198, jr.; Stephen Wilmington, Ravenna, 6-0, 190, sr.; Ken Pozega, Howland, 6-0, 170, jr.; Nick Sivillo, Aurora, 5-10, 165, sr.

Punter — Chris McClearn, Howland, 5-10, 170, sr.

Offensive player of the year: Evan Shimensky, Kent Roosevelt

Defensive player of the year: Cody Reesman, Howland

Coach of the year: Joe Vassalotti, Tallmadge

Second team


Ends — Jimmy Rousher, Canfield, 6-2, 245, jr.; Andrew Bonnette, Tallmadge, 6-0, 165, sr.; Shawn Taylor, Copley, 5-10, 175, sr.

Linemen — Justice Karmie, Uniontown Lake, 6-4, 265, sr.; John Taggart, Louisville, 6-2, 225, sr.; Chris Justik, Medina Highland, 6-2, 225, sr.; Matt Benson, Ravenna, 5-10, 240, jr.; Adam Redmond, Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit, 6-6, 245, sr.

Quarterbacks — Devin Daugherty, Wooster, 6-1, 160, jr.; Sean Mohney, Lodi Cloverleaf, 5-11, 165, sr.

Backs — George LeFlore, Chaney, 6-2, 200, jr.; Shakeel Howard, Kent Roosevelt, 5-6, 175, jr.; Cody Grice, Akr. Firestone, 6-2, 235, sr.; Aregeros Turner, Copley, 5-11, 170, soph.

Kicker — Alana Gaither, Akr. Firestone, 5-3, 110, sr.


Linemen — Preston Massey, Louisville, 5-8, 202, sr.; Trevoris Bell, Akr. East, 6-6, 200, sr.

Linebackers — Tyrell Riddle, East, 6-3, 185, sr.; Dylan Tirpak, Ravenna, 6-1, 170, jr.; Cameron O’Rourke, Lodi Cloverleaf, 6-0, 220, sr.; Tony Osborne, Howland, 5-11, 180, jr.; Lucas Poyser, Louisville, 5-7, 154, jr.

Backs — Mitch Sluss, Louisville, 5-10, 174, sr.; Trey Edwards, Medina Highland, 5-11, 156, sr.; Wes Wilson, Uniontown Lake, 5-11, 152, sr.; Aaron Male, Akr. Ellet, 5-9, 175, jr.

Punter — Drew Kaser, Walsh 6-3, 215, sr.

Honorable mention

Dan Moody, Howland; Tim Parana, Howland; Josh Chechak, Ravenna; Xavier Jones, Ravenna; Nick Winn, Ravenna; Diondre Mack, Ravenna; Brandon Holt, Ravenna; Kyle Harris, Ravenna; Trevor Stankavich, Ravenna; Joey Bradley, Kent Roosevelt; Rich Graves, Kent Roosevelt; Colin Wymer, Kent Roosevelt; Blake Jackson, Canfield; Jon Rogers, Canfield; Todd Mitchell, East; Albert Byrd, Chaney; Dom Thomas, Chaney; Lou Gigliotti, Copley; Lawrence Harris, Copley; Anthony Gotto, Tallmadge; Jon Cipa, Tallmadge; Jacob Wood, Tallmadge; Joe Rienzi, Tallmadge; Kyle Tywon, Tallmadge; Mitch Heath, Tallmadge; Timonte Anderson, Akr. Firestone; Darren McGinnis, Akr. Firestone; Marcus Dempster, Akr. Firestone; Corvale Johnson, Akr. Garfield; Donald Mercilus, Akr. Garfield; Nate Geer, Akr. Ellet; Rennick Dutton, Akr. Ellet; Jake Renick, Akr. Ellet; DeShawn Dowdy, Akr. N.; Xavier Ethridge, Akr. N.; Brian Wells, Aurora; Anthony Melchiori, Aurora; Brandon Widmar, Aurora; Troy Watson, Aurora; Choe Samba, Aurora; Kevin Rahill, Aurora; Matt Stepanek, Aurora; Tyler Starkey, Walsh Jesuit; Kevin Enright, Walsh Jesuit; Reed Remington, Walsh Jesuit; Vinny Pugliese, Walsh Jesuit; Chris Moore, Akr. Kenmore; Steven Vinson, Akr. Kenmore; Erik Maag, Revere; Ben Tisdale, Revere; Andy Fredericks, Revere; Troy DeWitt, Revere; Justin Bergh, Revere; Gerald Gregory, Akr. East; Eric Knox, Akr. East; Devon Myers, Akr. East; Jaron Lohmeyer, Louisville; Zac Whaley, Louisville; Walter Stenroos, Louisville; Jake Sluss, Louisville; Ismial Oree, Can. Timken; Mykal O’Brodo, Uniontown Lake; Jarrod Daugherty, Uniontown Lake; Logan Wartman, Uniontown Lake; Jarrod Wendorf, Uniontown Lake; Robby Buckwald, Lodi Cloverleaf; Grant Vujanov, Lodi Cloverleaf; Mike Biegel, Lodi Cloverleaf; Bryce Pasquariello, Wooster; DeVonta Anderson, Wooster; Duke Price, Wooster; Austin Carstensen, Wooster.

Division III

First team


Ends — Darius Patton, Poland, 5-10, 160, sr.; Corey Smith, Akr. Buchtel, 6-1, 185, jr.; Cory Hoffman, Canal Fulton NW, 5-9, 160, sr.; Carlton Watkins, Medina Buckeye, 5-10, 165, sr.

Linemen — Zach Higgins, Marlington, 6-5, 295, jr.; Jim Cercek, Mogadore Field, 6-2, 230, sr.; Alex Todd, Streetsboro, 6-3, 285, jr.; Terrion Saunders, Alliance, 6-0, 225, sr.; Nick Codrea, Akr. SV-SM, 6-3, 280, sr.

Quarterbacks — Trent Toothman, Salem, 6-2, 200, sr.; Jared May, Can. South, 5-11, 185, sr.

Backs — Alden Hill, Marlington, 6-2, 220, jr.; Patrick Boggs, Mogadore Field, 6-0, 195, jr.; Charlie Brown, Cardinal Mooney, 6-0, 200, sr.

Kicker — A.J. Fox, Cardinal Mooney, 6-0, 200, sr.


Linemen — LaTroy Lewis, Akr. Hoban, 6-4, 240, jr.; Greg McMullen, Akr. Hoban, 6-5, 255, jr.; Mike King, Salem, 6-3, 280, sr.; Mike Rossi, Cardinal Mooney, 6-4, 285, sr.; Chris Williams, Streetsboro, 6-4, 240, sr.

Linebackers — Marlon Oden, Akr. Buchtel, 6-0, 185, sr.; Clayton Staib, Marlington, 5-11, 180, jr.; Ryan Brown, West Branch, 5-11, 195, sr.; Blake Novotny, Hubbard, 6-2, 220, sr.; Gavin Hutchison, Canal Fulton NW, 6-3, 220, sr.

Backs — Dymonte Thomas, Marlington, 6-0, 175, soph.; Doran Grant, Akr. SV-SM, 5-11, 185, sr.; Mark Murphy, Akr. SV-SM, 6-2, 205, sr.; Mike Lopuchovsky, Hubbard, 6-1, 190, sr.

Offensive player of the year: Alden Hill, Marlington

Defensive player of the year: Doran Grant, Akr. SV-SM

Coach of the year: Ed Miley, Marlington

Second team


Ends — Eric Thompkins, Can. South, 6-4, 155, sr.; Steve Magic, Streetsboro, 6-0, 180, sr.

Linemen — Nate Manos, Marlington, 6-4, 285, sr.; Cody Myers, Can. South, 6-4, 295, sr.; Jim Galley, Canal Fulton NW, 6-0, 260, sr.; Steve Manypenny, Salem, 6-2, 210, jr.; Nate Stasik, Mogadore Field, 6-3, 215, sr.

Quarterbacks — Taurice Scott, Alliance, 5-9, 150, jr.; Colin Reardon, Poland, 6-2, 190, jr.; Steve Parker, Akr. Buchtel, 5-10, 170, sr.

Backs — Jermayne Brooks, Struthers, 6-1, 190, sr.; Dillon Matthews, Akr. Springfield, 5-7, 150, jr.; Damian Pennington, Southeast, 5-10, 165, sr.; Travis Fritz, Fairless, 5-11, 180, sr.

Kicker — Connor McFadden, Poland, 6-0, 130, soph.


Linemen — Austin Trgovcich, Cardinal Mooney, 6-3, 270, jr.; Vince Joyce, Akr. SV-SM, 6-3, 220, sr.; Chase Cole, Akr. Springfield, 6-3, 230, sr.

Linebackers — Jerry Lawman, Poland, 5-8, 185, sr.; Tyler Siefke, Marlington, 5-10, 160, sr.; Joe Breiding, Akr. SV-SM, 5-10, 180, sr.

Backs — Danny Duvall, Hubbard, 5-11, 195, sr.; Kevin McGuire, Cardinal Mooney, 6-1, 190, sr.; Chevin Meadows, Akr. Buchtel, 6-1, 190, sr.; Zack Penick, Salem, 6-1, 165, jr.; Kerrigan Cain, Akr. Hoban, 5-11, 175, sr.

Honorable mention

Tyler Harris, Crestwood; Joe Monroe, Crestwood; Nate Mountain, Streetsboro; Ray Nevels, Streetsboro; Chris Williams, Streetsboro; Alex Todd, Streetsboro; George Dibo, Poland; Michael Shaffer, Struthers; Kevin McDonald, Struthers; Trent Kenreigh, Salem; Andrew Hover, Hubbard; Kory Hopkinson, Hubbard; Tyler Duez, Hubbard; Patrick Barrett, Niles; Mike Watson, Niles; Zach Maxworthy, Medina Buckeye; Andrew Whaley, Marlington; Laiven Porter, Marlington; Billy Arnold, Marlington; Jesse Carpenter, Marlington; Jalen Mays, Alliance; Frank Hill, Alliance; Chavas Young, Alliance; Jackie Mayle, Alliance; Scott Muckleroy, West Branch; Bo Utley, West Branch; Adam Lamancusa, West Branch; Michael Underwood, West Branch; Kevin McGuire, Cardinal Mooney; Nick Gemma, Cardinal Mooney; Nick Hargate, Cardinal Mooney; Jevonte Blackwell, Akr. Buchtel; Devonte Blackwell, Akr. Buchtel; Tyler Jones, Akr. Buchtel; Shaquille Riddick, Akr. Buchtel; Ernest Calhoun, Akr. Buchtel; Jarrod Wilson, Akr. Buchtel; Kevin Jones, Akr. Buchtel; Nate Greczanik, Akr. Hoban; Xavier Kirksey-Ivery, Akr. Hoban; Zach Reichert, Akr. Hoban; Ian Santoferraro, Akr. Hoban; Allen Hopson, Akr. Hoban; Pat Osborn, Akr. Hoban; Brad Cullen, Akr. Springfield; Dylon Headrick, Akr. Coventry; Rusty Lockhart, Akr. Coventry; JW Heape-Bell, Akr. Coventry; Jake Goudy, Akr. Coventry; Zach Stover, Akr. Coventry; D.J. Williams, Akr. SV-SM; Matt Perry, Akr. SV-SM; Luke Piglia, Akr. SV-SM; Carlos Lugo, Akr. SV-SM; Freeland Oliverio, Akr. SV-SM; Cody Ward; Can. South; Justin Lynch, Can. South; Troy Sheridan, Can. South; J.C. Pawlyk, Canal Fulton NW; Ronnie Beers, Canal Fulton, NW; Nick Riley, Canal Fulton NW; Travis Raper, Fairless; Jesse Rose, Fairless.

Division IV

First team


Ends — Sawyer Polen, Triway, 5-10, 175, sr.; Landon Smith, Girard, 6-0, 180, sr.

Linemen — Nick Humphries, Can. Cent. Cath., 6-3, 280, sr.; Sam Niehaus, CVCA, 6-5, 265, sr.; Eric Myers, Triway, 6-3, 230, sr.; Sam Reusser, Orrville, 6-1, 255, sr.; David Guidos, Campbell Memorial, 5-11, 235, sr.; Tony Matteo, Akr. Manchester, 6-4, 270, jr.

Quarterbacks — Derek Carmichael, Triway, 5-10, 170, sr.; Sebastian Neikirk, Garrettsville Garfield, 6-3, 169, jr.; Anthony Franco, Lakeview, 5-10, 180, jr.

Backs — Ja’les Hughes, Campbell Memorial, 5-10, 165, jr.; Alex Utley, CVCA, 5-9, 210, sr.; James Rasey, Champion, 5-7, 185, sr.; Tre’ Simpson, Orrville, 6-0, 195, sr.


Linemen — Bryan Peters, Woodridge, 6-3, 242, sr.; John Guilford, Black River, 6-4, 190, sr.; Jordan Ressler, Tuslaw, 6-3, 185, sr.

Linebackers — Mason Monheim, Orrville, 6-1, 210, jr.; Mark Noble, Akr. Manchester, 6-2, 180, sr.; Brent Marshall, Garrettsville Garfield, 5-11, 233, sr.; Marcus Thompson, Woodridge, 5-11, 181, sr.; Josh Schumacher, Can. Cent. Cath., 6-1, 205, sr.; John Sikora, Campbell Memorial, 5-10, 210, sr.; Kyle Richey, Girard, 6-0, 210, sr.; Jon Sas, Black River, 6-3, 210, sr.

Backs — Jake O’Connor, Black River, 5-11, 165, sr.; Kyle Dougherty, Akr. Manchester, 6-0, 170, sr.; Richard Bledsoe, Campbell Memorial, 6-1, 180, sr.; Stewart Turner Jr., Orrville, 5-10, 175, jr.

Offensive player of the year: Ja’les Hughes, Campbell Memorial

Defensive player of the year: Mason Monheim, Orrville

Coach of the year: Mickey Sikora, Campbell Memorial

Honorable mention

Zach Zody, Triway; Cody Gessel, Triway; Matt Davis, Orrville; Cody Rice, Orrville; Max Pirman, Orrville; Drew Brenner, Orrville; Derek Graber, Orrville; Kyle Maxwell, Orrville; Trevor White, Orrville; Kyle Maxwell, Triway; Matt Joppeck, Black River; Austin Jones, Black River; Travis Damron, Champion; Stefan Elzy, Champion; Stephen Yanovich, Newton Falls; Anthony Kline, Newton Falls; Dan Graziano, Girard; Brandon Hunkus, Girard; AJ Devore, Girard; Toma Leveto, Lakeview; Justin Misterka, Lakeview; Andre Elkins, LaBrae; Matt Szorady, LaBrae; Zack Miller, LaBrae; Lester Hughes, Campbell Memorial; Rocco Pellegrino, Can. Cent. Cath.; Devin Green, Can. Cent. Cath.; Zach Ungashick, Can. Cent. Cath.; Harrison Falconer, Can. Cent. Cath.; Graham Burrow, Tuslaw; Mason Miller, Tuslaw; Damon Antoine, Woodridge; Sebastian Dodds, Woodridge; Jared Page, Woodridge; Keione Artice, Woodridge; Bob Bright, Garrettsville Garfield; Josh Lawrence, Garrettsville Garfield; Brandon Baumgardner, Garrettsville Garfield; Brennan Porter, Garrettsville Garfield; Nick Miller, Akr. Manchester; Tyler Masters, Akr. Manchester; Nick Peyakov, Akr. Manchester; Jake Miltner, Akr. Manchester; Cort Logan, Akr. Manchester; Nate Lynch, Akr. Manchester; Logan Talley CVCA; Matt Meadows, CVCA; Nathan Rosenberger, CVCA; Pete Meadows, CVCA; Brock Bales, CVCA.

Division V

First team


Ends — Ryan Moore, Hillsdale, 6-5, 190, sr.; Bobby Silagy, Louisville Aquinas, 5-9, 171, sr.; Ryan Powell, United, 6-1, 185, sr.

Linemen — Zach Conlan, Ursuline, 6-3, 305, sr.; Jared Whitcomb, Hillsdale, 6-4, 280, sr.; Corey Mullins, Waynedale, 6-3, 330, sr.; Josh Forbes, West Salem NW, 6-4, 210, sr.; Jeff Sickle, Crestview, 6-0, 242, sr.; Pete Wearsch, Ursuline, 6-2, 245, sr.

Quarterbacks — Carter Hill, Crestview, 6-0, 199, sr.; Josh McLaughlin, United, 6-0, 180, sr.

Backs — Akise Teague, Ursuline, 5-8, 176, sr.; Dan Skiba, Mineral Ridge, 6-0, 190, sr.; Zach Fulk, Hillsdale, 6-1, 175, sr.

Kicker — Ethan Whitmer, South Range, 6-1, 160, sr.


Linemen — Dan Kampman, Louisville Aquinas, 6-3, 232, sr.; Tyler Keeley, Mineral Ridge, 5-10, 220, sr.; Joey Badini, Rootstown, 5-10, 240, sr.; Sam Young, Hillsdale, 6-3, 205, jr.; Lawrence Wolfe, Creston Norwayne, 6-2, 195, jr.

Linebackers — Jordan Markota, Ursuline, 6-2, 215, sr.; Keil’n Thurston, Ursuline, 6-0, 210, sr.; Trevor Badertscher, Hillsdale, 5-10, 195, jr.; Taylor Kassa, Creston Norwayne, 6-0, 240, sr.

Backs — Adam Wallace, Creston Norwayne, 6-3, 180, jr.; Jeff Podolsky, Ursuline, 5-8, 175, sr.; Phillip Arsuffi, South Range, 6-0, 160, sr.

Punter — Ray Benedetti, Louisville Aquinas, 6-0, 170, sr.

Offensive player of the game: Akise Teague, Ursuline

Defensive player of the game: Keil’n Thurston, Ursuline

Coach of the year: Tom Williams, Hillsdale

Honorable mention

Paul Kempe, Ursuline; Jesse Curry, Ursuline; Brad Ferraro, Springfield; Dan Good, South Range; Christian Bowden, South Range; Corey Padrutt, Rootstown; Ian Crawford, Louisville Aquinas; Chris Schmitt, Louisville Aquinas; Gino DiMarzio, Louisville Aquinas; Josh Barr, Hillsdale; Trevor Cline, Hillsdale; Jarrod Oellerich, Hillsdale; Casey Neer, West Salem NW; Tyler Topp, West Salem NW; Hunter Meadows, Smithville; Zach Douglass, Smithville; Adam Neidenbach, Loudonville; Tyler Zimmerly, Creston Norwayne; Jon Zimmerly, Creston Norwayne; Ryan Wiles, Creston Norwayne; Josh Stransbaugh, Apple Creek Waynedale; Jacob Chiclowe, Mineral Ridge; Ryan Porter, Mineral Ridge; Denny Sulick, Brookfield; Jake Dank, Crestview; Kody Simpson, Crestview; Andrew Mayer, Crestview; Landon Schmidt, East Can.; Niko Dimos, East Can.; Mike Salyers, East Palestine; Jared Knopp, East Palestine; Matt Gatchel, United; Tyler Bard, United; Matt Richards, United.

Division VI

First team


Ends — Trey Griffith, Southern, 6-1, 175, sr.; Ryley Sheptock, Western Reserve, 6-1, 175, sr.; Devyn Turbeville, Rittman, 6-2, 185, sr.; Skylar Haines, Mapleton, 5-7, 150, sr.

Linemen — Matt Douglas, Columbiana, 6-3, 255, sr.; Charles Rader, Modadore, 5-10, 190, sr.; Nick Puntel, McDonald, 6-2, 265, jr.; Tyler Burns, Dalton, 6-6, 204, sr.; Tyler Powell, Western Reserve, 6-3, 290, jr.

Quarterbacks — Brandon Bauman, Rittman, 6-1, 185, sr.; Matthias Tayala, McDonald, 6-2, 200, sr.

Backs — Jake McAvinew, Mogadore, 5-10, 200, sr.; Greg Blevins, Dalton, 5-9, 167, sr.

Kicker — Alex Roebken, Mogadore, 6-3, 185, jr.


Linemen — Derek Miller, Dalton, 6-1, 170, sr.; Devan Miller, Leetonia, 6-2, 235, sr.; John Dutton, Lowellville, 6-4, 215, sr.

Linebackers — Nick Rota, McDonald, 6-1, 175, sr.; Kodey Chance, Mogadore, 6-0, 190, sr.; Josh Melhorn, Southern, 5-11, 255, sr.; Ed Crump, Western Reserve, 5-11, 192, sr.; Wade Prueitt, Mathews, 5-9, 195, sr.; Trevor Sahagian, Rittman 5-11, 175, sr.

Backs — Gavin Hackett, Dalton, 6-0, 170, sr.; Seamus Johnson, Sebring, 6-0, 180, sr.; Garrett Raff, Dalton, 6-3, 170, sr.; Kyle Cramer, Mogadore, 5-6, 160, sr.

Punter — John Rosati, Western Reserve, 6-2, 178, sr.

Offensive player of the year: Brandon Bauman, Rittman, 6-1, 185, sr.

Defensive player of the year: Nick Rota, McDonald, 6-1, 175, sr.

Coach of the year: Matt Adorni, Mogadore

Honorable mention

Bryan Seidita, Lowellville; Josh Kramer, Jackson-Milton; Dakota Gorby, Windham; Zachary Stocker, Windham; Dakota Wagner, Sebring; Tyler Rinehart, Sebring; Jeff Clegg, Western Reserve; Ed Newhouse, Western Reserve; Travis Lint, Dalton; Jake Zeek, Dalton; Logan Forrer, Dalton; Chris Humphries, McDonald; Justin Rota, McDonald; Zach Tura, McDonald; Carl Broadbent, Warren JFK; Evan McBride, Warren JFK; Joey Siefert, Mathews; Tyler Hunt, Mathews; Nick Roncone, Columbiana; Austin Barbato, Columbiana; Seth McNally, Leetonia; Zach Puckett, Southern; Bowen Pitts, Southern; Michael Hipsley, Southern; Joe Hall, Wellsville; Chad Elliott, Wellsville; Tyler Ricci, Mogadore; Ryan Tarter, Mogadore.


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