Alex Dunlevy Named First Team All-State in Class AAA
Three Park Teammates Named Second Team
MARTINSBURG — Wheeling Park quarterback Alex Dunlevy finished his prep football career with a bang. Not only did he pilot the Patriots to a few come-from-behind wins during the season, he set a few records along the way as well. Dunlevy threw for 370 yards against Morgantown to break the school record. He finished the season with 2,808 yards and 30 touchdowns while adding 400 rushing yards with seven touchdowns on the ground. With his impressive numbers, he was named first team all-state by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association
A trio of Dunlevy’s teammates were named to the second team all-state offense including Andrew Glass (kicker), Stevie Mitchell (utility) and Carson Namack (wide receiver).
Martinsburg has ruled high school football for the soon-to-conclude decade. The Bulldogs’ eight Class AAA state championships in 10 seasons provide all of the necessary evidence.
The Bulldogs have won four championships in a row — twice. The first run began in the 2010 season and continued in 2011, ’12 and ’13 until the run ended. Martinsburg is in the midst of its second four-year run, covering 2016, ’17, ’18 and ’19.
Eight teams, eight titles, the latest coming a week ago in a 49-21 victory over Cabell Midland to conclude Martinsburg’s fourth 14-0 season in a row.
The current team is certainly in the running as Martinsburg’s best, given that the Bulldogs averaged a state-record 61.36 points per game for a full season, to go with their record 56 wins in a row.
Significantly telling, as well, 12 different players from Martinsburg were named as All-State players on either the first or second team. The first team includes seven players from Martinsburg and five on the second squad in Class AAA announced today. Naturally, the captains for each of the offensive units come from Martinsburg, too.
Wide receiver Jarod Bowie, who caught three touchdown passes and had a punt return TD nullified by penalty in the state championship game, leads the first team as the unit’s captain. Running back Naieem Kearney, a second-teamer for a second year in a row, stands atop the second squad.
In addition to Bowie, the other first-team players from Martinsburg on offense include lineman Ty Lucas, utility selection Elijah Banks, a quarterback, and kicker Chris Catlett. The defensive honorees for the Bulldogs are lineman Matthew Bednarski, linebacker Trey Sine and defensive back Teddy Marshall.
The Bulldogs’ second-team honorees include running backs Kearney and Kevon Warren, defensive lineman Terrel Goode, linebacker Malakai Brown and defensive back Anthony Smith.
The rest of the first-team offense includes quarterback Alex Dunlevy from Wheeling Park; running backs Jacob Hartman of Musselman, Caden Easterling from Riverside and Jakob Caudill of Cabell Midland; wide receiver Dylan Day of Parkersburg South; offensive linemen Wyatt Milum of Spring Valley, Jackson Oxley of Cabell Midland, Terrance Pankey of Huntington, Ian Pomeroy of Woodrow Wilson; and utility honorees J.J. Roberts of Cabell Midland and Chance Knox of Capital.
On defense, besides Martinsburg’s threesome, the second team is comprised of linemen Zeiqui Lawton of South Charleston, Braxton Amos of Parkersburg South, Zach McCoy of Cabell Midland and C.J. Wade of Parkersburg; linebackers Brocton Blair of Huntington and Logan Spurlock of Capital; defensive backs Kerion Martin of Capital and David Livingston of Spring Mills; punter Michael Hughes of George Washington; and utility players Devin Heath of Hedgesville, Brandon Penn of Parkersburg South and Preston Fox of Morgantown.
The do-it-all Penn was named as the first-team defensive captain.
Defensive back Romeo Dunham of South Charleston is the captain of the second-team defense.
The rest of the unit includes Goode, Jeff Tucker of Parkersburg South and Bomani Brooks of Hurricane on the line; Brown, Cabell Midland’s Parker Hardman and Tierdin Berry, University’s Logan Raber and Musselman’s Justin Rhinehart at linebacker; Dunham, Smith and Huntington’s Devin Jackson in the secondary; Parkersburg’s Matt Curry at punter; and Spring Mills’ Chase Henson, Spring Valley’s Luke Christopher and Parkersburg South’s Devin Gaines at utility.
On the second-team offense, the line includes Ethan Northcraft of Musselman, Corey Shaffer of Jefferson, Marcellus Marshall of Morgantown, Austin Chapman of Riverside and Jake Hutchison of Spring Valley; wide receiver Alex Mazelon of George Washington; quarterback R.T. Alexander of George Washington; running backs Warren, Kearney, Christian Hill of Hurricane and Marion Lawson of Greenbrier East; and utility player Kyle King of Greenbrier East.
The 2019 Class AAA all-state football team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association
OL — Wyatt Milum, Spring Valley, Jr.
OL — Ty Lucas, Martinsburg, Sr.
OL — Jackson Oxley, Cabell Midland, Sr.
OL — Terrance Pankey, Huntington, Sr.
OL — Ian Pomeroy, Woodrow Wilson, Sr.
WR — Jaord Bowie, Martinsburg, Sr. (captain)
WR — Dylan Day, Parkersburg South, Sr.
QB — Alex Dunlevy, Wheeling Park, Sr.
RB — Blake Hartman, Musselman, Jr.
RB — Caden Easterling, Riverside, Sr.
RB — Jakob Caudill, Cabell Midland,Jr.
K — Chris Catlett, Martinsburg, Sr.
Utility — Elijiah Banks, Martinsburg, Sr.
Utility — Chance Knox, Capital, Sr.
Utility — J.J. Roberts, Cabell Midland, Sr.
DL — Matt Bednarski, Martinsburg, Sr.
DL — Zeiqei Lawton, South Charleston,Jr.
DL — Braxton Amos, Parkersburg South, Sr.
DL — Zach McCoy, Cabell Midland,Sr.
DL — CJ Wade, Parkersburg, Sr.
LB — Logan Spurlock, Capital, Sr.
LB — Trey Sine, Martinsburg, Sr.
LB — Brocton Blair, Huntington, Sr.
DB — Teddy Marshall, Martinsburg, Sr.
DB — Kerion Martin, Capital, Sr.
DB — David Livingston, Spring Valley, Sr.
P — Michael Hughes, George Washington, Sr.
Utility — Brandon Penn, Parkersburg South, Sr. (captain)
Utility — Preston Fox, Morgantown, Sr.
Utility — Devin Heath, Hedgesville, Sr.
OL — Marcellus Marshall, Morgantown, Sr.
OL — Ethan Northcraft, Musselman, Jr.
OL — Austin Chapman, Riverside, Sr.
OL — Jake Hutchison, Spring Valley, Sr.
OL — Corey Shaffer, Jefferson, Sr.
WR — Alex Mazelon, George Washington, Sr.
WR — Carson Namack, Wheeling Park, Jr.
QB — R.T. Alexander, George Washington, jr
RB — Naieem Kerney, Martinsburg, Jr. (captain)
RB — Kevon Warren, Martinsburg, Jr.
RB — Marion Lawson, Greenbrier East, Sr.
RB — Christian Hill, Hurricane, Sr.
K — Andrew Glass, Wheeling Park, Jr.
Utility — Kyle King, Greenbrier East, Sr.
Utility — Stevie Mitchell, Wheeling Park, Jr.
DL — Terrel Goode, Martinsburg, Sr.
DL — Jeff Tucker, Parkersburg South, Sr.
DL — Bomani Brooks, Hurricane, Sr.
LB — Parker Hardman, Cabell Midland, Sr.
LB — Logan Raber, University, Sr.
LB — Malakai Brown, Martinsburg, Sr.
LB — Justin Rinehart, Musselman, Jr.
LB — Tierdin Berry, Cabell Midland, Sr.
DB — Anthony Smith, Martinsburg, Sr.
DB — Devin Jackson, Huntington, Jr.
DB — Romeo Dunham, South Charleston, Sr. (captain)
P — Matt Curry, Parkersburg, Sr.
Utility — Chase Henson, Spring Mills, Jr.
Utility — Luke Christopher, Spring Valley, Sr.
Utility — Devin Gaines, Parkersburg South, Jr.
Special Honorable Mention
Eli Archer, Huntington; Jace Boggs, John Marshall; Jace Bradbury, Washington; Brody Brumfield, Spring Valley; Grant Cochran, Princeton; Jackson Fetty, Cabell Midland; Gage Fiore, Parkersburg; Dalton Flowers, John Marshall; Chris Hudson, Capital; Shaheed Jackson, Wheeling Park; Braeden Mason, Parkersburg; John McConnell, Morgantown; Matt Moore, Ripley; Ryan Moses, Hurricane; Ethan Parsons, Princeton; Charlie Pierson, Riverside; Zane Porter, Spring Valley; Andrew Preast, George Washington; Colten Rosenburger, Preston; Andrew Shelek, Wheeling Park; Joshua Shorts, Brooke; Jacob Spearen, University; Ryan Strader, Buckhannon-Upshur; Sawyer Twigg, Hedgesville; Ethan Von Glahn, Hedgesville; Tyrone Washington, Hurricane; Joseph Wells, Woodrow Wilson; Max Wentz, Huntington.
Frank Amore, Washington; Camden Bates, Brooke; JB Barrick, Spring Mills; Ayden Bishoff, Preston; TaJhan Blackwell, Huntington; Caleb Bryan, Wheeling Park; Tay Calloway, Capital; Mondrell Dean, South Charleston; Deondre Crudup, Morgnatown; Zach Dillon, Cabell Midland; Justin Frohnapfel, John Marshall; Christian Gist, Capital; Cooper Hardman, Cabell Midland; Jaxon Holbert, St. Albans; Chris Hulmes, Greenbrier East; Isaac Isabell, George Washington; Chase Keener, Spring Mills; Bryce Morris, Martinsburg; Michael Ray, George Washington; Trevor Sardo, Hampshire; Josh Sanders, University; Clayton Sharp, Spring Valley; Samahji Simon, South Charleston; Ryan Smith, Buckhannon-Upshur; Noah Waynick, Huntington; Noah Westfall, Ripley; Jace Whetsell, Morgantown; Elijah Williams, George Washington; Kam Wells, St Albans; Shyliek Kinney, South Charleston; Nemo Roberts, Cabell Midland; Karrington Hill, Capital.