COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Publishing area landed a total of five players on the 2012 Associated Press All-Ohio Football List released Wednesday night for Division V and Division VI.
Meigs County had all five representatives and each choice came in Division VI, with Eastern leading that charge with three selections. Southern had the other two area choices in D-6, while South Gallia (2-8) did not have a player chosen to the Division VI squad.
Neither the Eagles (6-4) nor the Tornadoes (4-6) had a player chosen in the top three teams in Division VI, as the quintet of players from those respective schools garnered special mention honors.
EHS was represented on the D-6 special mention list by senior quarterback Joey Scowden, senior defensive back Alex Amos and junior offensive lineman Wyatt Westfall. Southern had junior running back Tyler Barton and junior wideout Trenton Deem were also chosen as special mention performers in Division VI.
Gary Strain (Mogadore), Jerry Brown (McComb) and Bryce Staats (Danville) were named the D-6 offensive players of the year, while Kevin Bourne of Newark Catholic was the defensive player of the year. Curtis Enis (Bradford), Matt Adorni (Mogadore) and Mark Holenka (Shadyside) were chosen as the D-6 coaches of the year.
Austin Bruns (Coldwater) and Damon Washington (Kirtland) were chosen as the Division V offensive players of the year, while Cannon Schroeder (Kirtland) and Zach Dickman (Coldwater) were named the D-5 defensive players of the year. Tiger LaVerde (Kirtland), Sam Watson (New Lebanon Dixie) and Jose Davis (Bellaire) were selected as the D-5 coaches of the year.
The OVP area does not have a program in the Division V ranks.
The five local athletes chosen to the 2012 All-Ohio squads in D-6 were first team selections on the Southeast District Football Teams recently released by the AP.
A complete list of the Division V and Division VI All-Ohio Football Teams are available on our websites at mydailytribune.com or mydailysentinel.com