DARKE COUNTY – Eight Darke County football players earned first team all-Cross County Conference by the league for the 2017 football season.
Ansonia offensive lineman Nathan Denniston, Bradford tight end Jake Barga, Tri-Village running back Jared Buckley, Ansonia wide receiver Hunter Muir, Arcanum defensive lineman Dane Craport, Ansonia linebacker Max Wardrip, Ansonia kicker Michael Hall and Arcanum return specialist Daniel Coats all were named first team all-CCC.
Arcanum offensive lineman Jayden Heltsley, Tri-Village offensive lineman Dagan White, Tri-Village wide receiver Noah Burns, Ansonia tight end and defensive lineman Rygh Fortkamp, Bradford defensive lineman Josh Phillips, Mississinawa Valley linebacker Nate Gladdish, Tri-Village linebacker Cameren Munchel, Ansonia defensive back Cody Sanders and Tri-Village defensive back Christian Ricker each were named second team all-CCC.
Ansonia’s Hunter Buckingham, Andrew Rowland, Aydan Sanders and Jarvis Thwaits were named special mention all-conference.
Arcanum’s Andrew Baker, Devin Keckler, Noah Scarberry and Alex Weiss earned special mention recognition.
Bradford’s Hunter Gheen and Hunter Penkal made the CCC special mention team.
Mississinawa Valley’s Trent Collins, Cody Dirksen, Will Hall and Zeb Hannan earned special mention honors.
Tri-Village’s Dylan Finkbine made the special mention CCC team.
Miami East’s Vincent Villella was named the CCC back of the year, Fort Loramie’s Sam Puthoff was named the CCC lineman of the year, and Miami East’s Max Current was named the CCC coach of the year.
Miami East won the CCC championship with an 8-0 league record, Bethel and Fort Loramie tied for second at 7-1, Ansonia was fourth at 6-2, Covington finished fifth at 5-3, and Arcanum finished sixth at 4-4. Tri-County North and Twin Valley South tied for seventh with 3-5 league records, Tri-Village and National Trail tied for ninth at 2-6, Mississinawa Valley finished 11th with a 1-7 record, and Bradford finished 12th at 0-8.
All-conference offense first team
OL- Nathan Denniston, Ansonia
OL- Cody Niswonger, Miami East
OL- Sam Puthoff, Ft. Loramie
OL- Hunter Shelley, Bethel
OL- Cody Smith, Miami East
OL- Caleb Snyder, Miami East
OL- Chandler Sproles, Tri-County North
TE- Jake Barga, Bradford
TE- Nolan Holthaus, Ft. Loramie
RB- Jared Buckley, Tri-Village
RB- Mike Hoying, Ft. Loramie
RB- Vincent Villella, Miami East
WR- Hunter Muir, Ansonia
WR- Chandler Napier, Twin Valley South
WR- Zach Parrett, Covington
QB- Jacob Evans, Bethel
QB- Cade Schmelzer, Covington
Kicker- Michael Hall, Ansonia
All-conference defense first team
DL- CJ Billing, Ft. Loramie
DL- Dane Craport, Arcanum
DL- Brenden Dalton, Miami East
DL- Collin Detrick, Ft. Loramie
DL- Lance Rohrbach, Miami East
LB- Ryan Bassler, Twin Valley South
LB- Colt Frazier, Miami East
LB- Max Hoying, Ft. Loramie
LB- Joe Schmelzer, Covington
LB- Max Wardrip, Ansonia
DB- Nick Brandewie, Ft. Loramie
DB- Blaine Brokschmidt, Miami East
DB- Justin Brown, Miami East
DB- Travis Durst, Bethel
DB- Ty Freeman, Covington
DB- Ethan Herron, Covington
Punter- Blaine Brokschmidt, Miami East
Return specialist- Daniel Coats, Arcanum
Back of the year: Vincent Villella, Miami East
Lineman of the year: Sam Puthoff, Ft. Loramie
Coach of the year: Max Current, Miami East
All-conference offense second team
OL- Beau Ashley, Twin Valley South
OL- Tyler Shoopman, Bethel
OL- Jayden Heltsley, Arcanum
OL- Dagan White, Tri-Village
OL- Preston Jackson, Tri-County North
QB- Evynn Short, National Trail
RB- Ryan Bassler, Twin Valley South
RB- Caleb South, Bethel
WR- Noah Burns, Tri-Village
WR- Zach Woodhall, National Trail
TE- Rygh Fortkamp, Ansonia
All-conference defense second team
DL- Parker Dysinger, Covington
DL- Rygh Fortkamp, Ansonia
DL- Dalton Mason, National Trail
DL- Josh Phillips, Bradford
DL- Wendell Webb, Twin Valley South
LB- Nate Gladdish, Mississinawa Valley
LB- Jared Evans, Bethel
LB- Cameren Munchel, Tri-Village
DB- Cody Barhorst, Ft. Loramie
DB- Mason Dreischarf, Tri-County North
DB- Cody Sanders, Ansonia
DB- Christian Ricker, Tri-Village
Ansonia: Hunter Buckingham, Andrew Rowland, Aydan Sanders, Jarvis Thwaits.
Arcanum: Andrew Baker, Devin Keckler, Noah Scarberry, Alex Weiss
Bethel: Kellen Calhoun, Kendall James, Dylan Kelley, Pat Swinderman, Jacob Ullmer
Bradford: Hunter Gheen, Hunter Penkal
Covington: Andrew Cates, Jesse Fisher, Gage Kerrigan
Ft. Loramie: Carter Mescher, Austin Siegel, Logan Siegel
Miami East: Austin Kearns, Cameron Schellhouse
Mississinawa Valley: Trent Collins, Cody Dirksen, Will Hall, Zeb Hannan
National Trail: Angel Garabito, Jacob Heck, Joe Lawson, Levi Norton
Tri-County North: Josh Heindl, Clay Finney, Brian Stinson
Tri-Village: Dylan Finkbine
Twin Valley South: Isaac Clark, Cade Cottingim, John Gray, Nick Stacy
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