PDT Sports Writer
SOC II champion Valley had eight players named to the 2012 Associated Press All-Southeast District team released Tuesday night, tied with Oak Hill for the most among all area schools. Valley coach Darren Crabtree also earned honors as a Coach of the Year.
Headlining the 12-0 Indians on the list is senior defensive lineman J.J. Hettinger, who was named Division V Southeast District Defensive Player of the Year as he finished with 84 tackles (eight for loss), six sacks and a pair of forced fumbles. Quarterback Will Howard, offensive lineman Brandon Zimmer, running back Nate Arnett, defensive lineman Hayden Dunn, linebacker Brandon Jordan and defensive back Zach Shope were also named First Team.
For the second time in as many seasons, Crabtree was named Coach of the Year. This year, he shared the honor with Oak Hill’s Nathan Dugan and Chillicothe Huntington’s Wade Bartholomew.
Also in Division V, Wheelersburg’s Eddie Miller was named the Offensive Player of the Year. The junior quarterback set school records in passing yardage (1,986) and passing touchdowns (23).
Fellow Pirates who joined Miller on the First Team were receivers Tyler Claxon and Dylan Miller, offensive lineman James Hugel and defensive lineman Camron Parsley.
Locally, the First Team for Division V was represented with West running back Alec Meeker and defensive back Zach Frye as well as Oaks receiver Luke Hammond, offensive lineman Tyler Roach, running back Devon Davis, defensive lineman Justin Dickens and linebackers Wes Harden and Mason Waugh.
In Division IV, offensive lineman Jared McCray was one of five Minford players tabbed to the First Team. Fellow Falcons include receiver Zach Farrar, running back Austin Carter and defensive back Austin Thompson.
Ironton running back Patrick Lewis captured Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors with Westfall quarterback Trent Williamson while Lewis’ teammate Aaron Stephens was named the top defensive player. Also joining Lewis and Stephens from the Fighting Tigers squad were offensive lineman Adam Webb, defensive lineman Trevor White and linebacker Maurice Phillips. First year Ironton coach Mark Vass was named Co-Coach of the Year with Piketon’s Tyler Gullion.
On the subject of the Redstreaks, they had six players named First Team. They were quarterback Isaac Brabson, receiver Evan Ferguson, offensive lineman Aaron Ward, defensive lineman Colten Williams, linebacker Jeremy Farmer and punter Chaz Bowman.
Portsmouth’s lone representative on First Team was running back Johnie Charles. Waverly kicker Willie Bevens was also his school’s only First Team member.
Both Notre Dame and Symmes Valley were recognized with five selections each to the First Team list. The Titans placed running back Dakota Smith, receiever Kevin Lewis, defensive lineman Daniel Ogg, linebacker Jack Kayser and defensive back Will Haney while the Vikings were represented by receiver Austin Baldwin, running back Alec Herrell, defensive lineman Jacob Easthorn, linebacker Tyler Rowe and defensive back D.J. Miller.
Lastly, East and Green each had one member on the First Team list. The Tartans’ lone pick was quarterback Justin Crager and the Bobcats were represented by defensive lineman Kaden Sampson.
Editor’s note: Divisions II and III were omitted for relevancy and space restrictions.
Cody Leist can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 294, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2012 All-Southeast District List
First Team OFFENSE
Ends — Zach Farrar, Minford, 6-4, 185, Sr.; Bobby Staten, Williamsport Westfall, 6-5, 160, Sr.; Evan Ferguson, Piketon, 5-10, 165, Sr.; OL — Doug Hardin, Williamsport Westfall, 6-5, 280, Sr.; Aaron Ward, Piketon, 6-4, 240, Sr.; Cody Schmitzer, Williamsport Westfall, 5-10, 250, Sr.; Adam Webb, Ironton, 6-6, 330, Jr.; Brandon Hinkle, Chillicothe Unioto, 5-11, 297, sr.; Derek Hinkle, Chillicothe Unioto, 5-11, 274, sr.; Jared McCray, Minford, 6-6, 310, Jr.; QB — Trent Williamson, Williamsport Westfall, 5-10, 205, Sr.; Isaac Brabson, Piketon, 6-1, 180, Sr.; RB — Patrick Lewis, Ironton, 5-10, 175, Sr.; Sean Berry, Minford, 6-2, 200, Sr.; Collin Swackhammer, Chillicothe Zane Trace, 5-10, 195, Jr.; Austin Carter, Minford, 5-10, 185, Jr.; Johnie Charles, Portsmouth, 5-7, 170, Jr.; Noah Massie, Wellston, 5-8, 180, Sr.; All-Purpose — Dillon Boyer, Pomeroy Meigs, 5-6, 158, sr.; Kyle Sowards, Proctorville Fairland, 5-9, 150, Jr.; PK — Willie Bevens, Waverly, 5-10, 165, Sr.
First Team DEFENSE
DL — Aaron Stephens, Ironton, 6-3, 210, Sr.; Colten Williams, Piketon, 6-0, 180, Sr.; Trevor White, Ironton, 6-3, 210, Sr.; Tyree Ceasar, Proctorville Fairland, 5-8, 205, Sr.; LB — Maurice Phillips, Ironton, 5-10, 225, Sr.; Jeremy Farmer, Piketon, 6-3, 200, Jr.; Truman Love, Chillicothe Zane Trace, 5-11, 210, Fr.; T.J. McCoy, Chesapeake, 5-11, 230, Sr.; Marcus Mullens, Wellston, 5-10, 180, Sr.; DB — Luke Cline, Williamsport Westfall, 6-0, 152, Sr.; John Vanderpool, Chillicothe Unioto, 6-0, 190, Sr.; Javon Thompson, Chesapeake, 6-1, 165, Sr.; Austin Thompson, Minford, 6-2, 160, Sr.; P — Chaz Bowman, Piketon, 6-1, 190, Sr.
Offensive Players of the Year: Patrick Lewis, Ironton; Trent Williamson, Williamsport Westfall
Defensive Player of the Year: Aaron Stephens, Ironton
Coaches of the Year: Tyler Gullion, Piketon; Mark Vass, Ironton
Ross Berger, Williamsport Westfall; Stephen Royster, Piketon; Trevon Bolin-Hitchens, Waverly; Paul Underwood, Waverly; Hunter Hardman, Chillicothe Zane Trace; Alex Dickerson, Portsmouth; Tanner Dutey, Ironton; Hunter Carmon, Ironton; Jacob Collins, Chesapeake; Nate Jones, Chesapeake; Cody Midkiff, Proctorville Fairland; Nathan Campbell, Proctorville Fairland; Austin Majher, South Point; Ryan Spencer, Chillicothe Unioto; Chris Jones, Pomeroy Meigs; Ty Phelps, Pomeroy Meigs; Kyle Brown, Bidwell River Valley; Chris Clemente, Bidwell River Valley; Dakota Brown, Wellston; Austin Wheatley, Wellston
First Team OFFENSE
Ends — Tyler Claxon, Wheelersburg, 5-10, 145, Jr.; Logan Chaney, Chillicothe Huntington, 6-1, 140, Sr.; Dylan Miller, Wheelersburg, 6-4, 180, Jr.; Luke Hammond, Oak Hill, 6-3, 180, Sr.; OL — Austin Pleasants, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 6-5, 280, So.; Jacob Hooks, Chillicothe Huntington, 6-1, 280, Sr.; Trenton Bartley, Frankfort Adena, 6-3, 250, Sr.; Brandon Zimmer, Lucasville Valley, 5-11, 265, Sr.; James Hudgel, Wheelersburg, 6-3, 250, Sr.; Isaac Andrews, Nelsonville-York, 6-0, 285, Sr.; Mitchell Swingle, Crooksville, 6-4, 260, Sr.; Tyler Roach, Oak Hill, 5-7, 250, Sr.; QB — Tavian Miller, Belpre, 5-11, 180, fr.; Eddie Miller III, Wheelersburg, 6-1, 165, Jr.; Joey Young, Nelsonville-York, 6-0, 169, Sr.; Brice Vickers, Chillicothe Huntington, 6-0, 145, Sr.; Will Howard, Lucasville Valley, 6-2, 205, Sr.; RB — Manney Tullius, Belpre, 5-8, 135, So.; Brandon Hogsten, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 5-11, 200, Sr.; Ryan Wells, Frankfort Adena, 5-9, 210, Sr.; Nate Arnett, Lucasville Valley, 6-0, 200, Jr.; Clint Handa, Nelsonville-York, 5-11, 194, Sr.; Devon Davis, Oak Hill, 5-10, 205, Sr.; All-Purpose — Alec Meeker, W. Portsmouth Portsmouth West, 5-10, 210, Sr.; Gage Miller, Albany Alexander, 6-0, 170, Sr.
First Team DEFENSE
DL — J.J. Hettinger, Lucasville Valley, 6-2, 330, Sr.; Hayden Dunn, Lucasville Valley, 6-3, 230, Jr.; Camron Parsley, Wheelersburg, 6-2, 185, Jr.; Delbert Crum, Stewart Federal Hocking, 5-10, 190, Jr.; Justin Dickens, Oak Hill, 6-5, 190, Jr.; LB — Shane Harper, Ironton Rock Hill, 6-0, 205, Sr.; Kyle Estep, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 6-3, 180, Sr.; Quentin Tesi, Bainbridge Paint Valley, 5-9, 170, Sr.; Nate Yoakum, Bainbridge Paint Valley, 6-0, 185, Jr.; Brandon Jordan, Lucasville Valley, 5-10, 190, Sr.; Austin McCulloch, Nelsonville-York, 5-11, 215, Sr.; Wes Harden, Oak Hill, 5-8, 185, Sr.; Mason Waugh, Oak Hill, 5-8, 185, Jr.; DB — Alex Bare, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant, 5-9, 150, Sr.; Teagan McFadden, Bainbridge Paint Valley, 5-10, 185, Fr.; Zach Frye, W. Portsmouth Portsmouth West, 6-4, 200, Sr.; Zach Shope, Lucasville Valley, 5-9, 160, Jr.; Lake Channel, Crooksville, 5-11, 175, Sr.; P — Mark Clifford, Bainbridge Paint Valley, 6-1, 215, Jr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Eddie Miller III, Wheelersburg
Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Hettinger, Lucasville Valley
Coaches of the Year: Darren Crabtree, Lucasville Valley; Nathan Dugan, Oak Hill; Wade Bartholomew, Chillicothe Huntington
Dakota Morgan, Bainbridge Paint Valley; Riley Markko, Bainbridge Paint Valley; Austin Dyer, Chillicothe Huntington; Dillon Throckmorton, Chillicothe Huntington; Devonte Nesbit, Frankfort Adena; Gage Hurles, Chillicothe Southeastern; Dylan Miles, Chillicothe Southeastern; Ike Pennington, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant; Logan Berry, Coal Grove Dawson-Bryant; Cole Delotell, Lucasville Valley; Jesse Scott, W. Portsmouth Portsmouth West; Austin Bricker, W. Portsmouth Portsmouth West; Zach Mays, Nelsonville-York; Peyton Seel, Stewart Federal Hocking; Kyle Jackson, Stewart Federal Hocking; Chris Grant, Albany Alexander; Tyler Smith, Albany Alexander; Dylan Love, Crooksville; Cade Pillsbury, Crooksville; Gabe Hall, Oak Hill; Drew Haislop, Oak Hill; Tyler Martin, Belpre; Daniel Law, Belpre
First Team OFFENSE
Ends — Austin Baldwin, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 6-4, 225, Sr.; Austin Downs, Glouster Trimble, 5-11, 170, So.; Trenton Deem, Racine Southern, 5-8, 180, Jr.; OL — Jon Stevens, Glouster Trimble, 5-10, 230, Jr.; Brett Downs, Glouster Trimble, 6-0, 230, Sr.; Wyatt Westfall, Reedsville Eastern, 6-0, 228, Jr.; QB — Konner Standley, Glouster Trimble, 5-9, 175, Jr.; Joey Scowden, Reedsville Eastern, 6-1, 175, Sr.; Justin Crager, Sciotoville East Community, 6-1, 205, Sr.; RB — Alec Herrell, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 5-9, 180, Sr.; Tyler Barton, Racine Southern, 5-10, 168, Jr.; Dakota Smith, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-0, 160, Jr.; All-Purpose — Hunter Munjas, Waterford, 6-0, 185, Sr.; Kevin Lewis, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-0, 160, Sr.
First Team DEFENSE
DL — Jacob Easthom, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 5-10, 240, Jr.; Casey Degarmore, Glouster Trimble, 5-11, 260, Sr.; Kaden Sampson, Franklin Furnace Green, 6-1, 190, Sr.; Daniel Ogg, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-4, 225, Jr.; LB — Tyler Rowe, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 6-3, 205, Jr.; Jacob Koons, Glouster Trimble, 6-0, 185, Jr.; Jack Kayser, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-0, 175, Jr.; DB — D.J. Miller, Willow Wood Symmes Valley, 5-10, 175, Jr.; Alex Amos, Reedsville Eastern, 6-1, 180, Sr.; Will Haney, Portsmouth Notre Dame, 6-2, 170, Jr.
Offensive Player of the Year: Konner Standley, Glouster Trimble
Defensive Player of the Year: Jacob Koons, Glouster Trimble
Coach of the Year: Phil Faires, Glouster Trimble
Caleb Holderby, Willow Wood Symmes Valley; Wyatt Deak, Glouster Trimble; Bryce Smathers, Glouster Trimble; Garrett Sinift, Corning Miller; Max Carnahan, Reedsville Eastern; Ethan Nottingham, Reedsville Eastern; Casey Pickens, Racine Southern; Tyler O ‘Conner, Racine Southern; Ethan Spurlock, Crown City South Gallia; Jacob White, Crown City South Gallia; Sam Elliott, Sciotoville East Community; Rob Applegate, Franklin Furnace Green; Jacob Milani, Portsmouth Notre Dame; Brandon Saunders, Manchester