2015 Journal-News All-Area Prep Football Team

COACH OF THE YEAR

Joe Snively, Fenwick — Directed the Falcons to a 13-1 season that included the Division IV Associated Press state poll championship, a run to the state semifinals and the Greater Catholic League Coed North Division title. Named AP All-Ohio, AP All-Southwest District and GCLC North Coach of the Year. Owns a 25-9 record in three years at Fenwick, having posted a 7-13 record in two seasons (2009-2010) at Madison. Worked as an assistant coach at Monroe, Lakota, Middletown, Colerain and Winton Woods. The 1982 Monroe graduate teaches physical education at Fenwick.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Elijah Cunningham, Springboro, quarterback, 6-2, 175, senior — The Panthers’ all-time leading passer completed 263 of 386 throws for 2,990 yards and 33 touchdowns in 12 games, helping Boro reach the second round of the Division I playoffs. D-I Associated Press All-Ohio special mention and All-Southwest District first team. Also named Greater Western Ohio Conference South Division Offensive Player of the Year. Committed to Bowling Green.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Ben Hinton, Fenwick, outside linebacker, 6-1, 220, senior — Totaled 99 tackles, 11.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and two interceptions in 14 games as the Falcons advanced to the Division IV state semifinals. D-IV Associated Press All-Ohio first team, All-Southwest District Defensive Player of the Year and Greater Catholic League Coed North Division Defensive Player of the Year.

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Dakota Allen, Lebanon, 6-5, 200, junior — Division I Associated Press All-Southwest District honorable mention; Greater Western Ohio Conference South Division second team

Running Back: Zach Friend, Madison, 6-1, 170, senior — Division IV Associated Press All-Southwest District second team; Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division first team

Running Back: Danny Otakasongo, Lakota West, 5-8, 195, senior — Division I Associated Press All-Southwest District honorable mention; Greater Miami Conference first team

Running Back: Ridge Reed, Carlisle, 6-0, 200, junior — Division V Associated Press All-Ohio second team, All-Southwest District first team; Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division Offensive Player of the Year

Lineman: Jackson Carman, Fairfield, 6-5, 255, sophomore — Division I Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Greater Miami Conference first team

Lineman: Bryce Couch, Edgewood, 6-2, 255, junior — Division II Associated Press All-Southwest District honorable mention; Southwest Ohio Conference first team

Lineman: Jordan Parrish, Carlisle, 5-11, 250, senior — Division V Associated Press All-Southwest District second team; Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division first team

Lineman: Sean Sherman, Fenwick, 6-2, 265, senior — Division IV Associated Press All-Ohio first team, All-Southwest District first team; Greater Catholic League Coed North Division first team

Lineman: J.T. Timming, Lakota East, 6-3, 290, senior — Division I Associated Press All-Southwest District second team; Greater Miami Conference first team

Receiver: Cody Brown, Lebanon, 6-0, 190, senior — Division I Associated Press All-Southwest District second team; Greater Western Ohio Conference South Division first team

Receiver: A’Shon Riggins, Hamilton, 6-0, 175, senior — Division I Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Greater Miami Conference first team

Place-Kicker: Jack Nguyen, Lakota West, 6-0, 200, senior — Division I Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Greater Miami Conference first team

DEFENSE

Lineman: Jordan Mullins, Franklin, 5-11, 210, senior — Division III Associated Press All-Southwest District honorable mention; Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division first team

Lineman: Konner Smith, Valley View, 6-0, 210, junior — Division IV Associated Press All-Southwest District honorable mention; Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division first team

Lineman: Dominic Valentino, Badin, 6-5, 292, senior — Division IV Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division Defensive Player of the Year

Lineman: Malik Vann, Fairfield, 6-3, 250, sophomore — Division I Associated Press All-Southwest District second team; Greater Miami Conference first team

Linebacker: LaDontay Billingsley, Fairfield, 6-1, 205, senior — Division I Associated Press All-Southwest District second team; Greater Miami Conference first team

Linebacker: Cody Boxrucker, Badin, 6-0, 195, senior — Division IV Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Greater Catholic League Coed Central Division Offensive Player of the Year

Linebacker: Vince Durham, Fenwick, 6-0, 220, senior — Division IV Associated Press All-Southwest District second team; Greater Catholic League Coed North Division Linebacker of the Year

Linebacker: Payton Standifer, Franklin, 5-10, 179, sophomore — Division III Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division first team

Back: Vincent Calhoun, Middletown, 5-11, 175, senior — Division I Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Greater Miami Conference first team

Back: Sean Mahone, Lakota West, 6-0, 198, senior — Division I Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Greater Miami Conference first team

Back: Zach Smith, Edgewood, 6-0, 190, senior — Division II Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Southwest Ohio Conference first team

Punter: Ryan McNerny, Monroe, 6-4, 190, senior — Division IV Associated Press All-Ohio special mention, All-Southwest District first team; Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division second team

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Steve Cunningham, Hamilton, 5-10, 175, senior

Running Backs — Nathan Jeffers, Fenwick, 5-10, 155, senior; David Keeling, Fairfield, 5-10, 190, senior; Isaiah Murph, Hamilton, 6-1, 205, senior

Linemen — Tyler Burnside, Monroe, 6-2, 200, senior; Kyle Krusenklaus, Badin, 6-3, 285, senior; John Stomps, Fenwick, 6-6, 260, senior; Tim Tanner-Blair, Lakota West, 6-5, 265, senior; Danny Welsh, Springboro, 6-3, 225, senior

Receivers — Nick Kovacs, Springboro, 6-2, 188, junior; Zelwyn Robinson, Lakota West, 5-7, 175, junior

Place-Kicker — Charlie Kuhbander, Springboro, 5-9, 165, junior

DEFENSE

Linemen — Hunter Burdno, Lakota East, 6-0, 260, senior; Soulin Fowlkes, Middletown, 5-10, 250, senior; Brett Schneider, Fenwick, 6-4, 205, senior; Luke Wyatt, Springboro, 6-0, 205, senior

Linebackers — Fred Bradbury, Badin, 6-0, 180, senior; Jarrid Fisher, Lakota East, 6-2, 225, senior; K.C. Lindon, Madison, 5-11, 180, senior; Alssan Ramsby, Lakota West, 5-10, 210, junior

Backs — Philip Dozier, Badin, 6-2, 180, senior; Logan Gearhart, Fenwick, 6-2, 180, senior; Josiah Scott, Fairfield, 5-11, 175, junior

Punter — Paul Young, Ross, 6-1, 155, junior

THIRD TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback — Dustin Foley, Ross, 5-10, 160, senior

Running Backs — P.J. Johnston, New Miami, 5-10, 165, senior; Jake Neatherton, Valley View, 5-9, 170, junior; Michael Sheridan, Fenwick, 5-11, 200, senior

Linemen — Nick Frost, Preble Shawnee, 6-0, 300, senior; Nick Moore, Carlisle, 6-2, 220, senior; Adam Neel, Fairfield, 5-11, 235, senior; Tanner Orona, Talawanda, 6-3, 220, junior; Hunter Ortiz, Madison, 5-9, 190, senior

Receivers — Alex Feldman, Springboro, 6-0, 188, senior; Trey Smith, Preble Shawnee, 6-3, 180, senior

Place-Kicker — Nick Amaya, Monroe, 5-9, 159, junior

DEFENSE

Linemen — Reece Human, Carlisle, 6-3, 245, junior; Ayron Thompson, Middletown, 6-1, 235, sophomore; Ova Venters, Edgewood, 6-3, 250, senior; David Walcott, Lakota West, 6-0, 240, junior

Linebackers — Eric Jackson, Hamilton, 5-10, 205, junior; Austin McKee, Ross, 5-11, 210, senior; Zach Rose, Middletown, 5-9, 200, senior; Tyler Stephenson, Springboro, 6-1, 235, senior

Backs — Christian Acus, New Miami, 5-6, 155, junior; Mitchell Larsen, Fairfield, 6-0, 180, senior; Trenten Scott, Franklin, 5-8, 145, junior

Punter — Tyler Black, Valley View, 5-10, 200, senior

HONORABLE MENTION

Badin — Jeff Beadle, Zach Larkin, Kyle Ray, Bret Rolfes, Jack VanSteenkiste, Andrew Walsh

Carlisle — Caleb Boy, D.J. Chambers, Adam Goodpaster, Zayne Hart, Nick Richards

Edgewood — Dylan Crouch, Eddie Driskell, Drew Fryman, Devon Garrett, Quinn Jones, Julian Pletz, Drew Reckart

Fairfield — Chris Bradley, Shawn Brown, Hunter Krause, Jerred McGuire, Justin Rolfes, Josh Weaver, T.C. Wells

Fenwick — Josh Berning, Kyle Bess, Matt Davenport, Sammy DeBiasi, Anthony Frohlich, Corey Sullivan, Nick Wysong

Franklin — Tyler Adkins, Nate Glossip, Jake Griffo, Sam Hauser, Ryan Montgomery

Hamilton — Jose Hernandez, Jacob Metzler, Vince Sanford, Jason Smith, Alberto Zapata

Lakota East — Nick Finley, Tyler Glenn, Allen Jantausch

Lakota West — Marcos Aull, Luke Brown, Michael Tshabola, Tony White

Lebanon — Devon Amburgy, Brad Booher, Xander Haley, Olen Keil, Alec Magness, Nate Obringer, Mitch Turpin, Dawson Wolf

Madison — Logan Alward, Ryan Friend, Donovan King, Britton Parsons, Nick Sargero, Nick Svarda

Middletown — Eethan Edwards, Cameron Joseph, Marquise Petty, Allante Simmons, Keion Williams

Monroe — Cedric Amaniampong, Connor Curtis, Dakota Fannin, Bryson Taulbee, Jacob Vires

New Miami — Dalton Philpot

Preble Shawnee — Kolten Dillon, Luke Lovely, Joby Williams

Ross — Jay Horton, Brennan Morton, Jeremy Rosenbloom

Springboro — Justin Albrecht, Jon Floyd, Liam Foley, Dylan Jones, Ethen Miller, Justin Rigg

Talawanda — Mason Kuhn, Jacob Orona

Valley View — Nolan Donahue, Tyler Dunn, Logan Hannah, Andrew Valenti

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