2 Versailles football players named 1st team all-MAC


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com



Knapke


Paulus


VERSAILLES – Two Versailles football players were named first team all-Midwest Athletic Conference for the 2016 season.

Senior offensive guard Eric Knapke and senior cornerback Mitchell Paulus both were named first team all-MAC by the conference.

Senior defensive end Jacob Heitkamp and senior defensive tackle Eric Knapke both made second team all-conference.

Versailles’ Sam Barga, Bo Bey, Tanner Bey, Jonny Moorman and Alex Wendel each made the MAC’s honorable mention team.

Minster junior Jared Huelsman was named the MAC offensive player of the year, and Marion Local senior Jack Homan was named the MAC defensive player of the year.

Coldwater’s Chip Otten and Marion Local’s Tim Goodwin were named the MAC co-coaches of the year.

Coldwater and Marion Local shared the MAC football championship as they both finished 7-1 in league play. St. Henry finished third in the MAC standings with a 6-2 record while Delphos St. John’s, Fort Recovery, Minster and Versailles all tied for fourth place at 4-4. Anna finished eighth in the league standings with a 3-5 record, Parkway was ninth at 1-7, and New Bremen finished 10th with a 0-8 record.

All-MAC football

First team

Offense

End:

Zach Klosterman Coldwater 12

Receivers/split ends:

Jonathan Niemeyer Minster 12

Neal Muhlenkamp Coldwater 12

Blake Hoyng St. Henry 12

Punter:

Collin Mescher St. Henry 12

Kicker:

Neal Muhlenkamp Coldwater 12

Center:

Luke Moorman Marion Local 12

Guards:

Nathan Bertke Marion Local 12

Eric Knapke Versailles 12

Tackles:

Nick Heckman Marion Local 12

Issac Dorsten Minster 12

Quarterback:

Jared Huelsman Minster 11

Running backs:

Will Homan Fort Recovery 11

Bryce Schmiesing Minster 12

Aaron Reindel St. John’s 12

Athletes/utility:

Colin Wuebker Anna 12

Nate Moeller Marion Local 12

Defense

Defensive ends:

Jon Knapschaefer Marion Local 12

Andrew Seifring Coldwater 12

Interior linemen:

Andrew Stocker Fort Recovery 11

Dylan Keller Marion Local 12

Inside linebackers:

Jack Homan Marion Local 12

Mitch Schwieterman St. Henry 12

Outside linebackers:

Cole Unrast Marion Local 12

Tyler Schlarman St. Henry 11

Corners:

Mitchell Paulus Versailles 12

Ryan Thobe Marion Local 12

Safeties:

Neal Muhlenkamp Coldwater 12

Will Homan Fort Recovery 11

Offensive player of the year: Jared Huelsman, Minster

Defensive player of the year: Jack Homan, Marion Local

Co-coaches of the year: Chip Otten, Coldwater; Tim Goodwin, Marion Local

Second team

Offense

Offensive end:

Tyler Schlarman St. Henry 11

Receivers/split ends:

Matt Kahlig Marion Local 12

Caden May Parkway 11

Eric Vogt St. John’s 12

Punter:

Jared Bergman Marion Local 12

Kicker:

Ryan Luttmer St. Henry 11

Center:

Chris Link Fort Recovery 12

Guards:

Thomas Schwieterman Coldwater 12

Logan Dicke New Bremen 11

Tackles:

Abe Wildermuth Anna 11

Troy Sanning Coldwater 12

Quarterback:

Dylan Thobe Coldwater 12

Duane Leugers Marion Local 12

Running backs:

Aidan Endsley Anna 11

Jack Homan Marion Local 12

Defense

Defensive ends:

Timothy Kreeger St. John’s 12

Jacob Heitkamp Versailles 12

Interior linemen:

Max Messick New Bremen 12

Eric Knapke Versailles 12

Inside linebackers:

Ethan Burd Anna 11

Blake Hoyng St. Henry 12

Outside linebackers:

Jared Huelsman Minster 11

Troy Schwinnen St. John’s 12

Corners:

Caleb Kauffman Anna 11

Dylan Thobe Coldwater 12

Safeties:

Colin Wuebker Anna 12

Joel Goodwin Marion Local 12

Honorable mention

Anna: Luke Cantrell, Trey Cates, Travis Meyer

Coldwater: Brad Giere, Patrick Klosterman, Ryan Knapke, Nate Rindler

Fort Recovery: Max Klingshirn, Kyle Knapke, Caleb Martin, Nate Ontrop, Jason Roessner, Ethan Schoen

Marion Local: Lance Brunswick, Ryan Kemper, Tyler Mescher

Minster: Jack Heitbrink, Alex Oldiges, Isaac Schmiesing

New Bremen: Brandon Heitkamp, Jake Hemmelgarn

Parkway: Carson Ford, Cody Kuhn, Josh Puthoff

St. Henry: Conner Bruggeman, Daylon Lange, Zach Niekamp, Cole Staugler

St. John’s: Isaac Musser, Brandon Wrasman, Jacob Youngpeter

Versailles: Sam Barga, Bo Bey, Tanner Bey , Jonny Moorman, Alex Wendel

Knapke
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Paulus
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By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@aimmedianetwork.com

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.

Kyle Shaner may be reached at 937-569-4316. Follow me on Twitter @KShanerAdvocate or get updates on Facebook by searching Darke County Sports or Advocate 360. For more features online go to dailyadvocate.com.