November 23, 2014

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High school football: Four locals grab top all-district honors

After a 2013 season of record-breaking performances, drought-ending conference championships and undefeated romps through the regular season, it’s time for Lorain County’s top football players and coaches to be rewarded for their efforts.

Elyria’s Kevin Fell (Division I) and Keystone’s Rob Clarico (Division IV) were named All-Northeast District Coaches of the Year on Tuesday. Elyria linebacker Conner Kamczyc was named the Division I Defensive Player of the Year, while Columbia quarterback Jay Banyasz was named the Division V Offensive Player of the Year.

 Kevin Fell

Kevin Fell

Fell guided the Pioneers to a 7-4 record and the second playoff appearance in school history. It is the second time in three years that Fell has won the all-district award.

“I’ve been really lucky,” he said. “Throughout my career I’ve been blessed to coach great kids and have really good assistant coaches. It’s a thrill to win, but I am only able to do it because I had great kids to coach.

“It’s always a team effort. They could have just as easily given that award to our linebackers coach or our running backs coach or any of my assistants, because we would not have had the season we had without them.”

Rob Clarico

Rob Clarico

Two years ago when Clarico’s Wildcats finished the year 0-10 it would have been hard to imagine the Division IV co-Coach of the Year Award that he shared with Chagrin Falls’ Mark Iammarino, or that the school’s first conference title since 1971 would be on the horizon.

“That 0-10 team may have been the best coaching job my staff and I ever did,” Clarico said. “We kept everybody’s confidence and spirits high, knowing better days were coming. Winning a conference title was big for the school and the entire community. We talked about 1971. Year after year, it was burned into our players’ minds. It was amazing to see the emotions after that game.”

Clarico said this was his best season out of the 10 he has coached at Keystone.

Jay Banyasz

Jay Banyasz

After being named to the first-team, All-Ohio defensive unit last year, Banyasz had a memorable offensive season in 2013. The 6-foot-3, 185 pound senior threw 28 regular-season touchdown passes without an interception. He also ran for 619 yards and 10 touchdowns, despite being hobbled by an ankle injury during the second half of the season.

“Before this year people knew me more as a defensive player than a quarterback so it feels good to win an offensive award,” Banyasz said. “But more than being just a quarterback or a safety, I would like to be remembered as an athlete who made football entertaining to watch.”

Banyasz gave most of the credit for his success to his teammates and coaches.

“I could not have done this without my offensive line and my receivers,” he said. “We had so many good receivers this year that someone was always wide open. Coach (Jason) Ward has done so much to make me a better player. He works so hard to research and watching film to find an edge that can help us become better players.”

Banyasz was one of six Raiders named to the All-District first team after Columbia’s 10-1 season.

Conner Kamczyc

Conner Kamczyc

Kamcyzc’s goals going into the season were to help lead Elyira back to the playoffs and break the school record for tackles. He succeeded on both fronts.

The 6-foot, 215-pound senior middle linebacker — a first-team, All-Ohio selection in 2012, finished the year with 211 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions.

“It was a very exciting season both for me and my team,” he said. “After all the hard work it’s nice to get an honor like this.”

Kamczyc should probably give an assist to Elyria wrestling coach Erik Burnett. The two-sport athlete was going to quit football during his sophomore season but Burnett encouraged him to stick it out. The following offseason, Kamczyc moved from defensive end to linebacker.

“I stuck it out my sophomore year,” he said. “In Game 5 I started playing varsity. After the year they moved me to linebacker. I just tried to work hard and stay positive, and now football is my best sport.”

Fell said he saw a glimpse of the toughness that has made Kamczyc a Division I recruit as soon as he was pressed into action as a sophomore.

“When he was a 160-pound defensive end he went up against 290-pound tackles and held his own,” Fells said. “Then he worked hard and grew into a 215-pound linebacker who has been almost unstoppable.”

Contact Todd Shapiro at 329-7135 or ctsports@chroniclet.com.

DIVISION I

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterback—Conner Krizancic, Mentor, 6-2, 195, sr. Backs—Marcus Bagley, Cleve. Hts., 5-10, 205, sr.; Jordan Connell, Elyria, 5-9, 185, sr.; Eddie Daugherty, Mentor, 5-8, 165, jr. Ends—Alex Stump, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-3, 190, jr.; Brandon Fritts, Mentor, 6-4, 225, sr. Tight end—Rashod Berry, Lorain, 6-5, 220, jr.; Linemen—Jimmy Byrne, Cleve. St. Ignatius, 6-4, 285, sr.; Jamerez Bowen, Shaker Hts., 6-5, 270, sr.; Jake Pruehs, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-3, 285, sr.; Darius Badford, Elyria, 6-2, 300, sr.; DeAngelo Ware, Cleve. Hts., 6-5, 330, sr.; Mitch Morrison, Mentor, 6-2, 250, sr. Athlete—Shaun Crawford, Lakewood St. Edward, 5-10, 175, jr. Kicker—Matt Colella, Cleve. St. Ignatius, 5-9, 155, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Tyler King, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-3, 280, sr.; Joe Henderson, Shaker Hts., 6-4, 230, sr.; Kent Berger, Mentor, 6-4, 245, sr.; Nico Lautanen, Mentor, 6-3, 260, jr.; Michael Jayjack, North Royalton, 6-3, 215, sr. Linebackers—Connor Kamczyc, Elyria, 6-0, 215, sr.; Troy Dipre, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-0, 220, jr.; Justin McMahon, Mentor, 6-1, 215, sr. Backs—Zach Robinson, Elyria, 6-2, 205, sr.; Kollyn Crenshaw, 5-8, 155, sr.; Eriq Hall, Lorain, 5-10, 175, sr.; Pat Riley, Lakewood St. Edward, 5-10, 170, sr. Athlete—Aaron Neal, Lorain, 5-10, 180, jr. Punter—Mike Muzic, Mentor, 6-1, 175, sr.
Offensive player of the year: Conner Krizancic, Mentor
Defensive player of the year: Connor Kamczyc, Elyria
Coach of the year: Kevin Fell, Elyria

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterback—Brett Kean, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-1, 190, jr. Backs—Andrew Dowell, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-1, 205, jr.; Austin Smith, North Royalton, 5-10, 175, sr.; Antwain Hamilton, 5-8, 165, sr. Ends—Corey Plavcan, Mentor, 5-10, 170, sr.; Michael Siragusa, Cleve. St. Ignatius, 6-3, 198, sr.; Dorian Baker, Cleve. Hts., 6-3, 210, sr. Tight end—Aaron Morrit, Lakewood, 6-4, 215, sr. Linemen—Josh Fenn, Lorain, 6-5, 275, soph.; Brandon Bailey, Strongsville, 6-6, 275, sr.; Jeremiah Peters, Euclid, 6-0, 260, sr.; Matt Kobetitsch, Mentor, 6-1, 250, sr. Athlete—Jumarr Lewis, Elyria, 5-9, 185, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Harrison Roberts, Euclid, 6-1, 205, jr.; Brandon Reynolds, Solon, 6-4, 220, sr.; Chris Keane, Cleve. St. Ignatius, 6-2, 275, sr.; Dre’Mont Jones, Cleve. St. Ignatius, 6-4, 250, jr. Linebackers—John Sensibaugh, Solon, 6-0, 190, jr.; Dameon Willis, Cleve. St. Ignatius, 6-1, 215, sr.; Clay Caruso, Strongsville, 6-3, 220, sr.; David Steele, Cleve. Hts., 6-2, 190, sr. Backs—David Dowell, Lakewood St. Edward, 6-1, 185, jr.; Karvele Booker-Hunt, Cleve. Hts., 5-9, 170, sr.; Keith McCormick, Mentor, 6-0, 185, sr.; Rayshawn Dickerson, Cleve. Hts., 5-8, 160, sr. Athlete—Christian Woods, Euclid, 6-0, 225, jr. Punter—Eddie Williamson, Lorain, 5-8, 160, jr.

DIVISION II

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterbacks—Tim Tupa, Brecksville-Broadview Hts., 6-1, 190, sr.; Cody Callaway, Grafton Midview, 6-3, 195, sr.; Tommy Glenn, Avon, 6-3, 172, sr. Backs—Demario McCall, North Ridgeville, 5-9, 165, soph.; Brandon Davis, Madison, 6-3, 200, sr.; Davon Anderson, Cleve. Glenville, 6-0, 185, sr. Ends—Ryan Bailey, Mayfield Village Mayfield, 5-11, 175, sr.; Ugochukwu Onunwar, Lyndhurst Brush, 6-3, 205, sr.; Logan Bolin, Grafton Midview, 6-2, 180, soph. Tight end—Nick Meola, Ashtabula Lakeside, 6-4, 215, sr. Linemen—Marcelys Jones, Cleve. Glenville, 6-5, 325, sr.; Kyle Ritz, Willoughby South, 6-6, 285, sr.; Ben Oxley, Avon Lake, 6-6, 280, sr.; Walter Rauterkus, Avon, 6-6, 290, sr.; Tony Gaydos, Mayfield Village Mayfield, 6-6, 306, sr. Kicker—Eric Sumislawski, Avon, 6-2, 165, jr.

DEFENSE: Linemen—Troy Lang, Brecksville-Broadview Hts., 5-11, 190, sr.; Kyle Kuhar, Avon Lake, 6-6, 270, sr.; Danny Disbrow, Avon Lake, 6-2, 205, jr.; Jarred Patton, Ashtabula Lakeside, 6-3, 190, soph. Linebackers—Ricky Simcic, Madison, 5-11, 205, jr.; Jay Rose, Brecksville-Broadview Hts., 6-2, 220, sr.; Derek Eibon, Amherst Steele, 5-11, 190, sr.; Ross Dawson, Painesville Riverside, 5-11, 195, sr. Backs—Marshon Lattimore, Cleve. Glenville, 6-0, 175, sr.; Jarred Yoe, Madison, 6-2, 190, sr.; Mike Hansinger, Olmsted Falls, 6-2, 185, sr.; Erick Smith, Cleve. Glenville, 6-0, 181, sr.; Wyatt Ohm, Avon Lake, 5-10, 185, sr. Athlete—Dylan Caruso, Willoughby South, 5-10, 185, sr. Punter—Adam Horvat, Painesville Riverside, 6-0, 180, sr.
Offense player of the year: Tim Tupa, Brecksville-Broadview Hts.
Defensive player of the year: Marshon Lattimore, Cleve. Glenville
Coach of the year: Jason Black, Brecksville-Broadview Hts.

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterbacks—Brad Novak, North Olmsted, 5-10, 185, sr.; Mario Monastero, Mayfield Village Mayfield, 5-11, 185, soph. Backs—Marcus Jones, Painesville Riverside, 5-11, 225, jr.; Ben Kurshak, North Olmsted, 5-10, 185, jr.; Davine Redding, Cleve. Glenville, 5-10, 210, sr.; Carlo Milano, Brecksville-Broadview Hts., 5-9, 180, sr. Ends—Tyler Tupa, Brecksville-Broadview Hts., 6-1, 190, soph.; Braeden Friss, Avon, 5-10, 155, sr.; Aaron Petruccelli, Madison, 5-9, 160, sr. Tight end—Chris Maxwell, Avon, 6-1, 200, jr. Linemen—Kurt Smith, Madison, 5-10, 225, sr.; Jonah Harper, Lyndhurst Brush, 6-3, 275, sr.; Austin Doyle, Avon Lake, 6-1, 225, sr.; Jeff Rotheram, North Olmsted, 6-7, 305, sr.; Shaun Traine, Avon, 6-0, 240, sr. Athlete—Stephen Shorts, Lyndhurst Brush, 5-9, 185, sr. Kicker—Alex Voloshen, Avon Lake, 6-0, 185, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Bryce Williams, Amherst Steele, 5-6, 155, sr.; Erik Caronchi, Mayfield Village Mayfield, 6-0, 215, sr.; Drew Schiemann, Madison, 5-11, 195, sr.; Brian Hunter, Mayfield Village Mayfield, 6-1, 215, jr.; Adam Sandor, Westlake, 6-2, 240, sr. Linebackers—Colton Czack, Brecksville-Broadview Hts., 6-2, 220, sr.; Terrell Goss, Cleve. Glenville, 5-10, 180, sr.; Aaron Blasinsky, Willoughby South, 5-11, 205, sr.; Devon Crum, Grafton Midview, 5-11, 215, sr. Backs—Nick Law, Madison, 5-10, 175, soph.; Anthony Cvelbar, Willoughby South, 5-9, 175, sr.; Jason Lucas, North Ridgeville, 6-1, 195, sr.; Zack Torbert, Avon, 6-2, 180, jr. Athlete—Collin Lucas, Avon Lake, 6-1, 230, sr. Punter—Anthony Canganelli, Mayfield, 5-9, 190, sr.

AREA HONORABLE MENTION

Justin Mott, Amherst Steele; Domonic Bodnar, Avon; Kevin Maloney, Avon; Alex Habeeb, Avon; Gerett Choat, Avon; Rhys Ratino, Avon; Max Seipel, Avon Lake; Grant Davis, Avon Lake; Al Pivcevich, Avon Lake; Jeremiah Campo, Avon Lake; Jace Russell, Avon Lake; David Winkel, Avon Lake; Brandon Matchum, Grafton Midview; Jonah Bowden, North Ridgeville; Kent Axcell, Westlake; Alex Busser, Westlake; Jaquan Harder, Westlake; James Bailey, Westlake.

DIVISION III

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterbacks—Matt Lowry, Rocky River, 5-7, 165, jr.; Conner Krouse, Chesterland West Geauga, 6-2, 180, sr. Backs—Aaron Rossi, Geneva, 5-9, 190, jr.; Pedro Velasco, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 5-11, 160, sr. Ends—Pat Connors, Rocky River, 5-10, 148, jr.; Kyle Oktavec, Parma Padua Franciscan, 6-0, 170, sr.; Austin Clutter, Geneva, 6-0, 180, jr. Tight end—Andrew Gray, Chardon, 6-4, 214, sr. Linemen—Andrew Lucci, Parma Padua Franciscan, 6-3, 290, jr.; Andrew Balkovec, Chesterland West Geauga, 6-0, 250, sr.; Marty Keppler, Chardon, 6-1, 245, sr.; Chris Ross, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 6-2, 225, sr.; Carmen Gianguzzo, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 6-0, 210, jr. Athlete—Patrick Sullivan, Chardon, 6-0, 170, soph. Kicker—Bobby Bukovec, Chardon, 5-10, 160, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Jake Hartman, Parma Padua Franciscan, 6-1, 210, sr.; Matt Kozlowski, Geneva, 5-11, 205, sr.; Danny November, Chesterland West Geauga, 6-0, 180, sr.; Kareem Haddix, Mentor Lake Cath., 6-3, 210, sr.; Joey Fodor, Chardon, 6-6, 208, sr. Linebackers—CJ Yonek, Parma Padua Franciscan, 5-10, 195, sr.; Sam Gambatese, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 5-10, 185, sr.; Nick Lippert, Chardon, 6-0, 204, sr.; Ethan Barham, Hunting Valley University School, 6-2, 230, sr. Backs—Curt Williams, Chesterland West Geauga, 5-9, 170, sr.; Anthony Cantanzriti, Chardon, 5-8, 153, sr.; Luke Turk, Mentor Lake Cath., 5-10, 190, sr.; Justin Oh, Chardon, 5-7, 162, jr. Punter—Alex Theiling, Rocky River, 6-5, 205, sr.
Offensive player of the year: Matt Lowry, Rocky River
Defensive player of the year: Curt Williams, Chesterland West Geauga
Coach of the year: Lou Cirino, Chesterland West Geauga

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterback—Brandon Pakkala, Geneva, 6-1, 190, sr. Backs—Alonzo Turner, Painesville Harvey, 5-9, 185, jr.; Bret Zimmerman, Mentor Lake Cath., 5-8, 180, sr.; Anthony Dorogi, Hunting Valley University School, 6-1, 200, sr. Ends—Anthony Christopher, Mentor Lake Cath., 6-0, 210, sr.; Jeremy Wyers, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 6-0, 165, jr. Linemen—Kostas Parrish, Hunting Valley University School, 6-1, 285, sr.; Reggie Browly, Painesville Harvey, 6-6, 315, jr.; Austin Williams, Geneva, 6-0, 220, sr.; Dominic Adams, Mentor Lake Cath., 6-2, 240, sr. Athlete—Ben Cyvas, Chardon, 5-10, 180, jr. Kicker—Ryder Bell, Hunting Valley University School, 6-0, 175, jr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Charlie Kornokovich, Mentor Lake Cath., 6-0, 200, sr.; Pete LeMaster, Chardon, 6-0, 195, sr.; Anthony Hajdu, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 5-11, 225, sr.; Mike Kruger, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 6-4, 235, jr. Linebackers—Matt Koller, Chesterland West Geauga, 6-1, 205, sr.; Matt Ludwick, Mentor Lake Cath., 5-10, 180, jr.; Jay Bullock, Hunting Valley University School, 6-1, 240, jr.; Zach Silberman, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 6-0, 210, soph. Backs—Drew Weninger, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 6-0, 185, sr.; Josh Hummer, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 6-0, 180, jr.; Kaz Struna, Mentor Lake Cath., 6-2, 190, sr.

DIVISION IV

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterbacks—Roger Engle, Lorain Clearview, 6-2, 205, jr.; Tyler Gullett, LaGrange Keystone, 6-2, 200, sr. Backs—Jerome Baker, Cleve. Benedictine, 6-2, 193, jr.; Drew Kostos, Fairview Park Fairview, 5-9, 181, sr.; Domnic DiFranco, Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, 5-9, 175, sr. Ends—Matt Merimee, Cleve. Benedictine, 6-3, 188, sr.; Matt Iammarino, Chagrin Falls, 5-8, 150, sr.; Gerrell Williams, Lorain Clearview, 6-3, 175, sr. Tight end—C.J. Conrad, LaGrange Keystone, 6-5, 225, jr. Linemen—Daniel Herbener, Chagrin Falls, 6-1, 250, sr.; Connor Lowe, Perry, 6-1, 270, sr.; Ethan Griffith, Vermilion, 6-2, 260, jr.; Matt Fitchett, Ashtabula Edgewood, 6-5, 263, sr.; J.J. Lower, Conneaut, 5-10, 208, jr. Athlete—Lance Billings, Lorain Clearview, 5-11, 160, soph. Kicker—Ed Shelley, Chagrin Falls, 6-0, 192, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Billy Doughty, Lorain Clearview, 6-0, 225, sr.; Antonio Robinson, Cleve. Benedictine, 5-10, 223, sr.; Luke Farrell, Perry, 6-5, 220, soph.; Alex Goebel, Chagrin Falls, 6-1, 235, sr. Linebackers—Anthonie Magda, Ashtabula Edgewood, 5-11, 193, sr.; Thomas Smith, Lorain Clearview, 5-11, 180, sr.; Kyle Kremiller, Perry, 5-9, 205, jr.; Sean Mackin, Chagrin Falls, 6-2, 205, jr. Backs—Jake Morgan, Sheffield Brookside, 5-10, 160, sr.; Matt Mears, Fairview Park Fairview, 5-7, 147, sr.; Cole Ference, Oberlin Firelands, 5-7, 125, soph.; Riis Smith, Ashtabula Edgewood, 6-1, 178, sr. Athlete—Dontez Rash, Cleve. Benedictine, 5-7, 168, soph. Punter—Brandon Bellman, Sheffield Brookside, 5-8, 135, sr.
Offensive player of the year: Jerome Baker, Cleve. Benedictine.
Defensive player of the year: Anthonie Magda, Ashtabula Edgewood
Coaches of the year: Rob Clarico, LaGrange Keystone; Mark Iammarino, Chagrin Falls

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterback—Troy Colucci, Conneaut, 5-6 170, jr. Backs—C.J. Rice, Conneaut, 5-11, 155, sr.; Mike Repko, Vermilion, 5-9, 170, sr. Ends—Justin Layne, Cleve. Benedictine, 6-3, 173, soph.; Brandon Brown, Cleve. Central Cath., 5-7, 165, jr.; Aaron Hammer, Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, 5-11, 170, jr. Tight end—Joe DeMuth, Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, 6-1, 225, sr. Linemen—Nick DiGeronimo, Cleve. Benedictine, 5-10, 251, sr.; Casey Huhn, Sheffield Brookside, 6-1, 276, jr.; Joe Sosinski, Oberlin Firelands, 6-3, 310, sr.; Brandon Hagerdon, Jefferson Area, 6-2, 250, soph. Athlete—Dudley Taw, Sheffield Brookside, 6-0, 175, soph. Kicker—Nick Judy, Cleve. Benedictine, 6-0, 170, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Jarrod Harrah, Ashtabula Edgewood, 6-4, 242, sr.; Collin Pecoraro, Cleve. Benedictine, 6-1, 228, jr.; Brian Blatnik, Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, 6-2, 215, sr. Linebackers—Alex Sturgill, Ashtabula Edgewood, 6-1, 211, fresh.; Arin Pruitt, Sheffield Brookside, 5-10, 185, sr.; Pierce Young, LaGrange Keystone, 6-0, 180, jr.; R.J. Nelson, Conneaut, 5-10, 193, sr.; Justin Butler, Jefferson, 5-11, 190, sr.; Lukas Sontich, Chagrin Falls, 6-2, 220, sr. Backs—Mike Fedor Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, 6-0, 180, sr.; Michael Munday, Chagrin Falls, 5-10, 165, sr.; Cole Erdel, Jefferson Area, 6-1, 170, sr.

AREA HONORABLE MENTION

Connor McLaughlin, Ashtabula Edgewood; Alex Gerdes, Conneaut; Sam Distelrath, Conneaut; Ian Standen, Sheffield Brookside; Tyler O’Malley, Sheffield Brookside; Nick Wagner, Chardon Notre Dame Cathedral Latin; Brian Schoeffler, Cleve. Benedictine; Lamar Davis, Cleve. Benedictine; Ryan Kahoun, Perry; Zakary Hurd, Perry; Michael Hussing, Jefferson Area; Hunter Bean, Jefferson Area

DIVISION V

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterbacks—Jay Banyasz, Columbia Station Columbia, 6-3, 185, sr.; Jake Vormelker, Orwell Grand Valley, 6-1, 180, sr. Backs—Khari Anderson, Gates Mills Hawken, 6-3, 195, sr.; Brycen Wise, Independence, 5-9, 163, sr.; Rodell Golphin, Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, 5-9, 165, sr. Ends—Julio Stevens, Beachwood, 5-11, 175, sr.; Tyler Edmiston, Columbia Station Columbia, 6-2, 180, sr. Tight end—Andrew O’Hara, Rocky River Lutheran West, 6-4, 210, jr. Linemen—Josh Goode, Beachwood, 6-3, 335, sr.; Dakota Tallman, Elyria Cath., 6-5, 300, sr.; Jimmy Wotowiec, Independence, 5-10, 230, sr.; Jack Green, Gates Mills Hawken, 6-0, 185, soph.; Brandon Heidecker, Columbia Station Columbia, 6-6, 280, jr. Athlete—Justin Rankin, Elyria Cath., 5-10, 185, jr. Kicker—Dean Granot, Beachwood, 6-0, 180, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Glenn Zaller, Orwell Grand Valley, 6-0, 205, sr.; A.J. Wright, Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, 6-3, 220, sr.; Jack Konopa, Independence, 6-2, 248, sr.; Alex Scotton, Independence, 5-10, 240, sr.; Daniel Loub, Columbia Station Columbia, 5-11, 180, sr. Linebackers—Parker Berzin, Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, 6-2, 240, sr.; Jacob Kleinhenz, Columbia Station Columbia, 6-0, 195, sr.; Aaron Geye, Rocky River Lutheran West, 6-1, 185, sr.; Sam Diamond, Beachwood, 5-8, 220, sr.; Backs—Ishmael Hargrove, Gates Mills Gilmour Academy, 6-1, 198, sr.; Justin Reznik, Columbia Station Columbia, 6-4, 180, sr.; Conner Riddell, Elyria Cath., 6-0, 145, sr. Punter—Quintin Ratliff, Pymatuning Valley, 6-2, 175, sr.
Offensive player of the year: Jay Banyasz, Columbia Station Columbia
Defensive player of the year: Ishmael Hargrove, Gates Mills Gilmour Academy
Coach of the year: Shawn Dodd, Gates Mills Gilmour Academy

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterbacks—Max Balazs, Beachwood, 5-10, 165, jr.; Jeremy Holley, Elyria Cath., 6-5, 215, sr. Backs—Tiontay Phillips, Wickliffe, 5-9, 205, jr.; Jordan Lane, Beachwood, 5-9, 180, soph. Ends—Connor Hrobat, Elyria Cath., 5-10, 165, sr.; Jason Hart, Orwell Grand Valley, 5-9, 170, sr.; Brad Warnkin, Rocky River Lutheran West, 6-5, 185, sr. Tight end—Luke Michalski, Elyria Cath., 6-0, 180, sr. Linemen—Gino Cheraso, Wickliffe, 6-3, 280, sr.; Tyler Thomas, Beachwood, 6-1, 280, sr.; Bryce Gibbs, Wellington, 6-4, 285, jr.; Logan Cala, Middlefield Cardinal, 5-10, 235, sr. Athletes—Nate Hamilton, Beachwood, 5-10, 170, jr.; Chase Bealer, Wellington, 6-0, 200, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Nik Kessel, Rocky River Lutheran West, 6-3, 230, jr.; Josh Weil, Gates Mills Hawken, 6-0, 170, jr.; Lester Troyer, Middlefield Cardinal, 6-0, 205, soph.; Ryan Wilkerson, Andover Pymatuning Valley, 5-11, 225, jr. Linebackers—Lucas Ball, Elyria Cath., 6-0, 185, sr.; Luke Baldwin, Orwell Grand Valley, 5-8, 175, sr.; Logan Lair, Gates Mills Hawken, 5-11, 175, soph.; William Washington, Elyria Cath., 5-10, 225, sr.; Pete Ribar, Middlefield Cardinal, 6-0, 195, sr. Backs—Cameron Mazzone, Gates Mills Hawken, 5-6, 135, soph.; Greg Kunze, Rocky River Lutheran West, 6-3, 180, sr.; Jake Jagielski, Elyria Cath., 5-10, 180, jr.; Jujuan Howard, Wellington, 5-8, 170, sr. Punter—Ian Bell, Gates Mills Hawken, 6-2, 180, sr.

AREA HONORABLE MENTION

Jerot Schill, Elyria Cath.; Cole Virgin, Elyria Cath.; Travis Spillane, Rocky River Lutheran West; Dalton Denny, Wellington; Collin Kmitt, Wellington; Daryn Broadwater, Wellington.

DIVISION VI

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterbacks—Sam Skiljan, Kirtland, 6-0, 190, jr.; Tre’Von Williams, Cleve. Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 6-3, 200, jr. Backs—Marvelle Ross, Cleve. Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 5-9, 150, jr.; Sam Kukura, Kirtland, 5-10, 200, sr.; Adam Hess, Kirtland, 5-10, 208, jr.; Kiylan Bugg, Oberlin, 5-2, 130, sr. Ends—Jaylen Harris, Cleve. Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 6-5, 200, fresh.; Tyler Gallo, Cleve. Cuyahoga Hts., 5-8, 154, sr. Linemen—Mike Cymbal, Kirtland, 6-1, 235, sr.; Kovas Kijauskas, Cleve. Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 6-5, 280, jr.; Dylan Diemer, Kirtland, 5-11, 240, jr.; Erin Williams, Cleve. Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 5-10, 240, jr.; Zac Lowther, Cleve. Cuyahoga Hts., 6-2, 214, jr. Athlete—Jordan Martin, Cleve. Cuyahoga Hts., 6-0, 194, sr. Kicker—Jordan Ianiro, Kirtland, 6-0, 160, jr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Canon Schroeder, Kirtland, 6-2, 200, sr.; Brad Blankenship, Kirtland, 5-6, 202, sr.; Chase Kiriazis, Cleve. Cuyahoga Hts., 6-1, 234, jr.; TreShon Walker, Cleve. Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 5-11, 220, fresh. Linebackers—Matthew Finkler, Kirtland, 6-3, 235, jr.; Ben Huff, Cleve. Cuyahoga Hts., 5-7, 166, jr.; Keanu Martin, Burton Berkshire, 5-9, 190, sr.; Kyle Storm, Burton Berkshire, 5-10, 155, jr.; Cody Charvat, Burton Berkshire, 5-7, 150, jr. Backs—Trent Gallo, Cleve. Cuyahoga Hts., 5-8, 150, sr.; Ryan Loncar, Kirtland, 5-11, 190, sr.; Tyler Cruickshank, Cleve. Villa Angela-St. Joseph, 6-3, 185, sr.; Ben Blechschmid, Burton Berkshire, 5-7, 160, jr.
Offensive player of the year: Marvelle Ross, Cleve. Villa Angela-St. Joseph
Defensive player of the year: Matthew Finkler, Kirtland
Coach of the year: John Storey, Cleve. Villa Angela-St. Joseph

DIVISION VII

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE: Quarterbacks—Jo’Vaugn Scott, Richmond Hts., 6-1, 185, sr.; Kyle McSweeney, Garfield Hts. Trinity, 6-0, 150, soph. Backs—Jarrett Young, Thompson Ledgemont, 5-7, 150, soph.; Jordan Johnson, Fairport Harbor Harding, 5-10, 175, sr. Ends—Griffin Filippi, Garfield Hts. Trinity, 6-2, 175, sr.; Jareese Pritchard, Richmond Hts., 6-0, 175, sr. Linemen—Jimmy Leanza, Richmond Hts., 5-10, 205, sr.; Landon Scott, Richmond Hts., 6-3, 240, jr.; Andrew Jordan, Fairport Harbor Harding, 6-6, 250, sr.; Anthony Titus, Richmond Hts., 6-2, 250, jr. Athlete—Cory Haire, Garfield Hts. Trinity, 5-7, 140, sr. Kicker—Julian Peters, Richmond Hts., 5-8, 160, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen—Justin Young, Thompson Ledgemont, 5-11, 240, sr.; Dan Stintsman, Elyria Open Door, 6-3, 185, jr.; Dennis Robinson, Elyria Open Door, 5-11, 265, jr. Linebackers—Rasheed Lewis, Richmond Hts., 5-10, 185, sr.; Mike McKeon, Thompson Ledgemont, 5-11, 185, sr.; Antonio Capasso, Garfield Hts. Trinity, 5-10, 220, sr. Back—Brett Dawson, Garfield Hts. Trinity, 5-9, 140, jr.
Offensive player of the year: Ja’Vaughn Scott, Richmond Hts.
Defensive player of the year: Antonio Capasso, Garfield Hts. Trinity
Coach of the year: Jeff McSweeney, Garfield Hts. Trinity