April 18, 2014

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Prep football: Four from area make second-team All-Ohio

Four area players earned second-team All-Ohio honors Monday as The Associated Press released its Division I and II selections.
North Olmsted junior John Taylor, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound offensive lineman, made it in Division I.
In Division II, Olmsted Falls seniors Cody Connare, a 6-3, 235-pound offensive lineman, and Zach Laird, a 6-4, 260-pound defensive lineman, were honored, as was Westlake senior Kyle Speicher, a 5-10, 175-pound defensive back.
Several area players also made special mention. Admiral King`s Anthony Edwards was selected in Division I, while in Division II, Avon Lake`s Nick Firment, Mike Haddad and Randy Scherer; Midview`s Randy McConnell, Drew Ebersole and Ross Moore; and North Ridgeville`s Mike Wilson all were named.
In Division I, the defensive player of the year is Stanford-bound Fred Craig of top-ranked Cincinnati St. Xavier, a do-everything 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior.
Sharing the offensive honors are enemies-for-a-day Bart Tanski, Mentor`s efficient and accurate quarterback, and St. Xavier`s Danny Milligan, the Bombers` leading receiver who also returns punts and kickoffs, handles placements and punting and, when he has spare time, plays defensive back.
St. Xavier, No. 1 in the AP`s final regular-season poll, takes on No. 10 Mentor for the big-school title Saturday night at Canton`s Fawcett Stadium.
In Division II, the offensive player of the year was Ashland quarterback Taylor Housewright, who led his team past Avon Lake in the playoffs, with linebackers Matt Schooley of Louisville and Josh Lott of Warren Howland splitting the defensive honors.

The 2007 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio high school football team, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
Division I
First Team
OFFENSE: Ends – Matt Wakulchik, N. Canton Hoover, 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, senior; Jake Stoneburner, Dublin Coffman, 6-5, 225, sr.; DeVier Posey, Cin. La Salle, 6-3, 194, sr.; Jordan Gribble, Brunswick, 5-10, 160, sr.; Toriel Gibson, Cle. Glenville, 5-10, 170, sr.; Perez Ashford, Shaker Hts., 5-11, 175, jr. Linemen – Mike Adams, Dublin Coffman, 6-8, 305, sr.; Max Baumann, Cin. St. Xavier, 6-3, 275, sr.; Jake Current, Troy, 6-3, 285, sr.; Sean Whited, Canton McKinley, 6-2, 250, sr.; Justin Leahey, Tol. St. John`s, 6-3, 318, sr.; Brad Bednar, Mentor, 6-5, 240, sr.; Shawntel Rowell, Cle. Glenville, 6-4, 310, sr.; Aaron Rittgers, Pickerington Central, 6-3, 225, sr. Quarterbacks – Zack Stoudt, Dublin Coffman, 6-5, 215, sr.; Sean Bedevelsky, Brunswick, 6-0, 180, sr.; Bart Tanski, Mentor, 6-2, 190, sr.; Donnie Dottei, Tol. Whitmer, 6-1, 195, sr. Backs – Darius Ashley, Cin. St. Xavier, 5-9, 190, sr.; Dominique Sherrer, Cin. Colerain, 5-10, 190, sr.; Rodney Stewart, Cols. Brookhaven, 5-8, 175, sr.; Dru Jones, Wadsworth, 5-11, 193, sr; Anthony Goodwin, Cle. Rhodes, 5-8, 150, sr.; Eric Stoyanoff, Strongsville, 5-11, 205, sr. Kickers – Danny Milligan, Cin. St. Xavier, 5-9, 165, sr.; Kevin Harper, Mentor, 5-9, 160, sr.; Ben Buchanan, Westerville Central, 6-0, 195, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen – James Georgiades, N. Canton Hoover, 6-1, 240, sr.; Jerel Worthy, Huber Hts. Wayne, 6-2, 285, sr.; Brandon Mills, Cin. Colerain, 5-10, 260, sr.; Evan Klepec, Youngs. Boardman, 6-4, 235, sr.; Kevin Kroger, Tol. Whitmer, 6-4, 235, sr.; Jermil Martin, Cle. Glenville, 6-1, 230, sr.; Corey Freeman, Cle. Hts., 6-3, 220, sr. Linebackers – B.J. Machen, Hilliard Darby, 6-2, 215, sr.; Steve Bigach, Cle. St. Ignatius, 6-3, 223, sr.; Ryan Ball, Tol. St. John`s, 6-0, 224, sr; Dwight Evans, Cin. Sycamore, 6-0, 214, sr.; J.K. Schaffer, Cin. La Salle, 6-2, 210, sr.; Steve Greer, Solon, 6-1, 218, sr.; Damon Lambert, Euclid, 6-1, 225, sr. Backs – Cordale Scott, Cle. Glenville, 6-4, 200, sr.; Fred Craig, Cin. St. Xavier, 6-2, 210, sr.; Ravelle Sadler, Cin. Colerain, 5-9, 180, sr.; Alex Gedeon, Hudson, 6-2, 220, sr.; Deondray Brown, Fremont Ross, 6-0, 170, sr. Punter – Pat Jacob, Solon, 5-10, 175, sr.
Offensive players of the year: Bart Tanski, Mentor; Danny Milligan, Cin. St. Xavier.
Defensive player of the year: Fred Craig, Cin. St. Xavier.
Coaches of the year: Tim Brown, Groveport-Madison; Nick Ciulli, N. Royalton; Steve Specht, Cin. St. Xavier.
Second Team
OFFENSE: Ends – Andrew Colosimo, Upper Arlington, 6-5, 245, sr.; Kyle Rudolph, Cin. Elder, 6-7, 240, sr.; Devon Jennings, Euclid, 6-0, 190, sr.; D.J. Woods, Strongsville, 6-0, 180, sr. Linemen – Evan Davis, Cin. Colerain, 6-4, 260, sr.; Rob Bicknell, Centerville, 6-1, 265, sr.; Corey Linsley, Youngs. Boardman, 6-4, 275, sr.; Jack Mewhort, Tol. St. John`s, 6-6, 285, jr.; Dawawn Whitner, Cle. Glenville, 6-3, 265, sr.; Tom Orlosky, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-3, 285, sr.; Josh Scott, Strongsville, 6-2, 215, sr. Quarterback – Tim Kamczyc, Strongsville, 6-5, 195, sr. Backs – Corey Brown, Troy, 5-10, 185, sr.; Anthony Smith, Canton GlenOak, 5-9, 170, sr.; Tim Miker, Parma, 5-10, 185, sr.; Kyle Kordich, N. Royalton, 5-11, 210, sr. Kickers – Steve Schott, Mass. Washington, 6-1, 145, sr.; Nick Yako, Cle. St. Ignatius, 6-0, 190, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen – Patrick Muldoon, Cin. St. Xavier, 6-4, 235, sr.; Gary Goines, Cin. Colerain, 5-11, 242, sr.; Richard Sumlin, Medina, 6-2, 255, sr.; Andrew Schaetzke, Tol. St. John`s, 6-4, 238, sr.; John Taylor, N. Olmsted, 6-4, 255, jr.; Dan France, N. Royalton, 6-5, 240, jr.; Jamie Meder, Parma Hts. Valley Forge, 6-3, 275, jr. Linebackers – Ryan Cheek, Lancaster, 6-1, 225, jr.; Matt Stoinoff, Cin. Colerain, 5-11, 225, sr.; Kevin Dahl, N. Canton Hoover, 6-1, 210, sr.; Brady Greenwood, Marion Harding, 6-3, 220, sr.; Justin Staples, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-4, 220, sr.; Emmett Lydon, Cle. St. Ignatius, 6-1, 215, sr.; Gus Armbruster, N. Royalton, 6-0, 210, sr. Backs – Kevin Castle, Groveport-Madison, 5-8, 165, sr.; Donnie Fletcher, Cle. Glenville, 6-0, 170, sr.; Matt Shurtleff, Cle. St. Ignatius, 6-0, 175, sr.; Branden Williams, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-0, 175, sr. Punter – Matt Weller, Twinsburg Chamberlin, 6-0, 185, sr.
Special Mention
Robbie Anzuini, Hilliard Darby; Kevin Cunningham, Lewis Ctr. Olentangy; Ed Hebb, Lancaster; Trevor Putnam, Worthington Kilbourne; Darius Reeves, Gahanna Lincoln; Jordan Richeson, Hilliard Darby; Kenny Anunike, Lewis Ctr. Olentangy; Mikel Berry, Upper Arlington; Trevor Griffith, Lancaster; Roosevelt Nix, Reynoldsburg; Steve Gardiner, Dublin Coffman; Travonti Wallace, Cols. Brookhaven; Jerrel Brookins, Cols. Brookhaven; Eisen Hardy, Pickerington Central; Patrick White, Pickerington Central; Caleb Tier, Mount Vernon;
Brian Vollmer, Macedonia Nordonia; Dom Boyle, N. Canton Hoover; Frank Pistone, Brunswick; Eric Carlson, Mass. Jackson; Jared Wackerly, N. Canton Hoover; Aaron Pankratz, Macedonia Nordonia; Eric Magnacca, Mass. Perry; Erick Howard, N. Canton Hoover; John Hamilton, Macedonia Nordonia; Steve Yoder, Mass. Washington; Luke Miller, Wadsworth; Whitney Mercilus, Akr. Garfield; David Baughman, Mass. Perry; Matt Vick, Mass. Perry; Mike Niam, Hudson; Broderic Kelker, Wadsworth; Zach Watts, Wadsworth; Luke Batton, Macedonia Nordonia; Corey Hildreth, Mass. Washington; Brandon Mingo, Canton McKinley; Ben Karaba, Brunswick; Marcus Hardy, Cuyahoga Falls;
Tom Worden, Mentor; Tyler Schutz, Mentor; Anthony Edwards, Lorain Admiral King; Nick Scott, Bedford; Eli Kovach, Willoughby S.; J.J. Laseak, Mentor; Shane Mytro, Mentor; Lane Robilotto, Paines. Riverside;
Chip Robinson, Middletown; Ross Oltorik, Cin. Moeller; Erique Geiger, Huber Hts. Wayne; Evan Miller, Cin. St. Xavier; Ross Cable, Harrison; Mark Tabar, Cin. Colerain;
Jeremy Jones, Tol. Whitmer; D.D. Newbern, Mansfield Sr.; Travis Barnhill, Findlay; Matt Haubert, Tol. Whitmer; Mike Scott, Mansfield Sr.; Anthony Allen, Tol. Whitmer; Taylor Dimmerling, Perrysburg; Troy Bell, Tol. Start; Zach Maiden, Tol. Whitmer; Dewayne Frazier, Tol. Whitmer; Ryan Quick, Fremont Ross; Brandon Butler, Perrysburg; Cliff Yancey, Tol. Whitmer; Jimmy Davidson, Findlay; Rick Rattay, Tol. St. John`s; Skylor Roberts, Findlay.
Division II
First Team
OFFENSE: Ends – Lucas Wright, Logan, 5-foot-10, 195 pounds, senior; Roy Roundtree, Trotwood-Madison, 6-2, 185, sr.; Cory Gilbert, Sandusky, 6-1, 172, sr.; Nic DiLillo, Madison, 6-5, 230, sr.; Patrick Bennett, Cle. S., 5-11, 185, sr. Linemen – Patrick Omameh, Cols. DeSales, 6-6, 250, sr.; Aaron Van Kuiken, Cin. Turpin, 6-7, 308, sr.; Tyler Kwasnicka, Louisville, 6-1, 250, sr.; Adam Bice, Dresden Tri-Valley, 6-5, 253, sr.; Eric Herman, Tol. Cent. Cath., 6-4, 265, sr.; Joe Madsen, Chardon, 6-5, 275, sr.; Nick Schirmann, Cin. Anderson, 6-1, 240, sr. Quarterbacks – Al Battles, Youngs. E., 5-11, 215, sr.; Ryan Cypret, Powell Olentangy Liberty, 5-10, 170, sr.; Ryan Martin, Cin. Turpin, 6-2, 185, sr.; Cam West, Dresden Tri-Valley, 5-10, 175, sr.; Taylor Housewright, Ashland, 6-3, 200, sr. Backs – Ashante Williams, Mayfield, 6-0, 197, sr.; Bryan Gaiters, Zanesville, 5-9, 175, sr.; Brandon Rice, Cols. Walnut Ridge, 5-10, 179, jr.; Marcus Wright, Day. Dunbar, 5-10, 205, sr.; Elijah Storey, Cin. Anderson, 6-0, 190, sr.; Clay Swigert, Louisville, 6-0, 190, sr.; Brad Gallik, Lexington, 6-1, 190, sr.; Cory DePiero, Parma Padua Franciscan, 5-9, 201, jr. Kickers – Mark Sherman, Cols. DeSales, 6-0, 180, sr.; Scott Blasinsky, Parma Padua Franciscan, 5-11, 175, jr.
DEFENSE: Linemen – Joe Whitehead, Cols. DeSales, 6-0, 245, sr.; Josh Lott, Warren Howland, 6-2, 235, sr.; Matt Schooley, Louisville, 6-3, 225, sr.; Karson Bodnovich, Mayfield, 6-0, 225, sr.; Greg Clayton, Zanesville, 6-0, 220, sr.; Bruce Parker, Sandusky, 6-1, 212, sr. Linebackers – Dan Molls, Parma Padua Franciscan, 6-1, 210, jr.; David Rolf, Piqua, 6-5, 221, sr.; Corey Kissling, Logan, 5-8, 172, sr.; Ricky Kovatch, Dublin Jerome, 6-2, 230, sr.; Scott Shear, Day. Carroll, 6-4, 230, sr.; Gary Thornton, Youngs. E., 5-9, 200, sr.; Eric Jones, Warren Howland, 5-10, 190, sr.; Brian Hehl, Sylvania Northview, 6-3, 260, sr.; Russ Galeti, Parma Normandy, 6-2, 225, sr. Backs – Thomas Douglas, Cols. Walnut Ridge, 5-9, 175, sr.; Josh McKee, New Carlisle Tecumseh, 6-1, 162, sr.; Patrick Pakan, Tallmadge, 6-1, 200, sr.; Marshon Williamson, E. Cle. Shaw, 5-10, 175, sr.; Isaiah Ballard, Tol. Rogers, 5-11, 195, sr.; Josh Ebinger, Parma Normandy, 6-6, 215, sr. Punter – Brett Tevepaugh, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 5-10, 185, sr.
Offensive player of the year: Taylor Housewright, Ashland.
Defensive players of the year: Matt Schooley, Louisville; Josh Lott, Warren Howland.
Coaches of the year: Jarvis Gibson, Cle. S.; Tim Flossie, Akr. Firestone.
Second Team
OFFENSE: Ends – Andy Cruse, Cin. Turpin, 6-4, 210, sr.; Tyrone Williams, E. Cle. Shaw, 6-5, 185, soph. Linemen – Matt Grieser, Cols. Watterson, 6-5, 310, sr.; Cory Sorice, Day. Carroll, 6-4, 320, sr.; Colin Everett, Uniontown Lake, 6-3, 237, sr.; Marc Stevens, Lexington, 6-6, 290, sr.; Alex Jones, Sandusky, 6-6, 324, jr.; Cody Connare, Olmsted Falls, 6-3, 235, sr.; Bill Petrianoco, Mayfield, 6-2, 250, sr. Quarterbacks – Eric Page, Holland Springfield, 5-10, 160, jr.; Kevin Woods, E. Cle. Shaw, 5-11, 175, sr. Backs – Justin Frye, Logan, 5-11, 190, sr.; David McComas, Day. Carroll, 6-0, 190, jr.; Brian Jackson, Cle. S., 5-10, 195, sr. Kicker – Pat Sankovic, Canfield, 6-0, 185, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen – Walter Stewart, Ashville Teays Valley, 6-5, 200, sr.; Brandon Halas, Cin. Northwest, 6-2, 225, sr.; Shea Selsor, Piqua, 6-3, 226, sr.; Tommy McBride, Cin. Taft, 6-0, 205, jr.; Jordan Graham, Canfield, 6-1, 245, sr.; Andy Kowicki, Parma Normandy, 6-5, 270, sr.; Zach Laird, Olmsted Falls, 6-4, 260, sr.; Matthew Robinson, Cle. S., 6-1, 195, jr. Linebackers – Drew Dabbelt, Cols. Watterson, 6-1, 201, sr.; Chaz King, Cin. Winton Woods, 6-1, 228, sr.; Eddie Metcalf, Alliance, 6-1, 200, sr.; Collin Haben, Tallmadge, 6-1, 225, sr.; Marcus Poyser, Louisville, 5-11, 205, sr.; Mark Potter, Logan, 6-0, 215, sr.; Vinnie Durdella, Mayfield, 5-9, 190, sr.; Darwin Cook, E. Cle. Shaw, 6-1, 185, jr. Backs – Nate Scheidt, Day. Carroll, 6-0, 175, sr.; T.J. Viscuso, Uniontown Lake, 5-11, 171, sr.; Kyle Speicher, Westlake, 5-10, 175, sr. Punter – Josh Kostraba, Warren Howland, 6-0, 170, sr.
Special Mention
Gerald Nixon, New Albany; Taylor Rice, Dublin Scioto; Chris Harvey, Cols. Walnut Ridge; Alphonso Berry, Cols. Walnut Ridge; Mike Christian, Cols. Northland; Keith McVey, Ashville Teays Valley; Ryan Clark, Cols. DeSales; Bobby Harris, Cols. Marion-Franklin; Chris Johnson, Cols. Marion-Franklin; Adam Morris, Dublin Scioto; Ross Fleming, Powell Olentangy Liberty; Thomas Lower, Cols. St. Charles; Marshall Burkhart, Dublin Jerome; Tyrell Massey, Cols. Marion-Franklin; Adam Slupski, Cols. DeSales; Matt Ring, Cols. Watterson;
Wade Warner, Dresden Tri-Valley; Ryan Householder, Dresden Tri-Valley; Anthony Scott, Zanesville; Josh Weatherspoon, Zanesville; Jess Huey, Zanesville; Brandon Rollins, Zanesville; Ryan Spiker, Dresden Tri-Valley; Logan Lewis, Dresden Tri-Valley; Dusty Hindel, Dresden Tri-Valley; Shane Centers, Zanesville; Lucas Graham, Zanesville; Taylor Trout, Dresden Tri-Valley;
Kyle Perkins, Piqua; Robbie Osborne, Trenton Edgewood; Derrick Harris, Kings Mills Kings; Andrew Flint, Oxford Talawanda; Ike Washington, Trotwood-Madison; Luke Kelly, Cin. Turpin; Dustin Slusher, Trenton Edgewood; Xavier Fugate, Trenton Edgewood; Austin List, Greenville;
Gary Franklin, Akr. Firestone; Brian Slack, Akron Hoban; Brandon Mathie, Louisville; Dylan Traikoff, Uniontown Lake; Tim Goodman, Copley; Sam Petersen, Richfield Revere; Tyler Dunagin, Akr. Ellet; Trevor Kennedy, Akr. Firestone; Mark Carrocce, Canfield; Shawn Riley, Wooster; Gene Onabiyi, Uniontown Lake; Chris Snook, Medina Highland; Aaron Donze, Tallmadge; Ryan Jones, Uniontown Lake; De`Andre Tucker, Akr. Firestone; Tyler Houska, Medina Highland; Kyle Juszczyk, Lodi Cloverleaf; Cody Roberts, Lodi Cloverleaf; Will Fleming, Akr. Hoban;
Michael Angle, Logan; Cody Westbrook, Marietta; Bruce Smith, Jackson; Johnny Groom, Marietta; Alex Wallace, Logan; William Tomblin, Jackson; Tom Beringer, Marietta; Ryan Mullins, Jackson; Greg James, Jackson; Seth Moritz, Logan;
Jordan Kovacs, Oregon Clay; Anthony Fairhurst, Ashland; Alex Renner, Sylvania Southview; Josh Dixon, Tol. Cent. Cath.; Greg Thomas, Sylvania Southview; Eric Jordan, Sandusky; Nick Tammerine, Oregon Clay; Gregg Berkshire, Ashland; Vinnie Meehan, Sylvania Southview; Kevin Kern, Tol. St. Francis; Cody Fast, Ashland; Brad Steinke, Wapakoneta; Greg Hammond, Tol. Cent. Cath.; Nick Damron, Lexington; Griff Whalen, Sylvania Southview; Logan Kerr, Ashland; Tucker Nuetzel, Lexington; Drew Vidonish, Lexington;
Nick Firment, Avon Lake; Mike Haddad, Avon Lake; Kyle Petersen, Chardon; Ryan Scherer, Avon Lake; Kyle Glass, Madison; Randy McConnell, Grafton Midview; Billy Petraiuolo, Mayfield; Drew Ebersole, Grafton Midview; Terrence Powell, E. Cle. Shaw; Mike Wilson, N. Ridgeville; Ross Moore, Grafton Midview; John Behm, Chagrin Falls Kenston; Isaiah Charlton, Chardon; Nick Yeager, Madison.