Darke County football players earn all-CCC honors


DARKE COUNTY – Five Darke County football players earned first team all-Cross County Conference honors for the 2016 season.

Ansonia’s Rygh Fortkamp, Ansonia’s Andrew Rowland, Arcanum’s Cambell Gostomsky, Arcanum’s Brandon Kinney and Mississinawa Valley’s Nate Gladdish all earned first team all-CCC honors.

Ansonia’s Max Wardrip, Arcanum’s Maverick Hildebrand and Mississinawa Valley’s Trenton Perkins each were named second team all-CCC.

Ansonia’s Nathan Denniston, Ansonia’s Aydan Sanders, Arcanum’s Daniel Coats, Arcanum’s Wade Meeks, Mississinawa Valley’s Trent Collins and Mississinawa Valley’s Will Hall each made the CCC’s special mention team.

Covington’s Seth Thomas was named the CCC lineman of the year, and Tri-County North’s Tanner Booth was named the CCC back of the year. Covington’s Tyler Cates was named the CCC football coach of the year.

Covington won the CCC football championship with a perfect 8-0 conference record. Miami East finished second with a 7-1 record in the league, Tri-County North finished third at 6-2, Bethel finished fourth at 5-3, Arcanum finished fifth at 4-4, Twin Valley South finished sixth with a 3-5 record, Ansonia finished seventh at 2-6, National Trail finished eighth at 1-7, and Mississinawa Valley finished ninth with a 0-8 conference record.

All-CCC football

First team

Rygh Fortkamp, Ansonia

Andrew Rowland, Ansonia

Cambell Gostomsky, Arcanum

Brandon Kinney, Arcanum

Ian Anderson, Bethel

Hunter Shelley, Bethel

Nathan Blei, Covington

Adam Lefeld, Covington

Lance Miller, Covington

Branden Robinson, Covington

Seth Thomas, Covington

Deron White, Covington

Arron Adams, Miami East

Levi Adducchio, Miami East

Gunnar Gearhart, Miami East

Colton Kowalak, Miami East

Omar Seleme, Miami East

Nate Gladdish, Mississinawa Valley

Tyler Glander, National Trail

Tanner Booth, Tri-County North

Chandler Sproles, Tri-County North

Kyle Sykes, Tri-County North

Andrew Augspurger, Twin Valley South

Blake Holp, Twin Valley South

Lineman of the year: Seth Thomas, Covington

Back of the year: Tanner Booth, Tri-County North

Coach of the year: Tyler Cates, Covington

Second team

Max Wardrip, Ansonia

Maverick Hildebrand, Arcanum

Jacob Evans, Bethel

Zane Barnes, Covington

Joe Schmelzer, Covington

Justin Brown, Miami East

Brenden Dalton, Miami East

Trenton Perkins, Mississinawa Valley

Ben Sullivan, National Trail

Dakota Dixon, Tri-County North

Sammy Shockey, Twin Valley South

Special mention team

Nathan Denniston, Ansonia

Aydan Sanders, Ansonia

Daniel Coats, Arcanum

Wade Meeks, Arcanum

Kellen Calhoun, Bethel

Nate Rimkus, Bethel

Zach Parrett, Covington

Tristin Sowers, Covington

Jakob Groover, Miami East

Vincent Villella, Miami East

Trent Collins, Mississinawa Valley

Will Hall, Mississinawa Valley

Angel Garabito, National Trail

Levi Norton, National Trail

Chase Gunder, Tri-County North

Wyatt Hutchins, Tri-County North

Troy Bowers, Twin Valley South

Jared Cottingim, Twin Valley South






By Kyle Shaner

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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.

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