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Park’s Glass Impresses At All-American Kicking Camp

Patriots’ senior drilled 60-yard field goal this offseason

Photo Provided Wheeling Park senior kicker Andrew Glass sets his foot to kick during a drill at the Wilson All-American Football Camp in Indianapolis, Ind. this summer.

WHEELING — Solid kickers at the high school level can be hard to find.

Luckily, for Wheeling Park, it has a game-changer at the position.

Senior Andrew Glass, who also excels on the soccer field, spent his summer sharpening his skills at kicking camps and even left a lasting impression on many at the Wilson All-American Football Camp in Indianapolis, Ind.

The second team-all state kicker competed at the camp with some of the best kickers in the country and held his own in the process.

“I performed pretty well,” Glass said. “I got second overall in the field goal competition with a 56-yard field goal. The other kid was a year younger than me but he was really good.

“It was a three-day competition with kickoffs, punts and field goals and they would chart us, which is how they rank you in the rankings.

“There were 70 kids from around the country and there were longsnappers, too.”

In addition to the 56-yarder Glass crushed, he added another impressive kick later in the summer, which has provided him with plenty of confidence heading into his senior year.

“I went to another camp and made a 60-yarder with a little wind behind me,” Glass said. “It does make me very confident and hopefully it makes our coaching staff confident in my abilities, too. It’s just really exciting for me.”

Park coach Chris Daugherty and his staff certainly have all the faith in the world in their kicker. So far this year Glass is a perfect 10-for-10 on extra points, including a 7-for-7 showing in last week’s win over Hedgesville.

“I think the thing with Andrew is it’s been a process for four years,” Daugherty said. “He’s worked extremely hard in the weight room and has worked extremely hard to learn his craft, learn about kicking and learn about punting and he’s just continuing to get better.

“He’s just a good kid and he does all the right things in school, out of school, on the soccer field and in the football locker room. I know he has all the respect from all of the football players.”

Along with a top finish in the field goal kicking competition, Glass also impressed as a punter in Indianapolis, a task he was never sure he would be asked to do.

“I never thought I would be a punter,” Glass said. “I’m just getting into it but I need to get more consistent with it. I’m working on it everyday. That helped keep my mind off of maybe not having a season. We would just go kick — me and my dad. At-least the team can use me now and hopefully I can be helpful for them.”

Offensive Player of the Week

Colson Wichterman, Cameron

Freshman QB ran for three scores while throwing for 229 yards and two more TDs in the Dragons’ win over Valley.

Defensive Player of the Week

Steven Felton, Linsly

Going up against Ohio powerhouse Steubenville, Felton delivered a team-high 19 tackles to lead the Linsly defense.

Ground Gainers

∫ Dalton Flowers, Alex Burton, John Marshall: Flowers paced the Monarchs with 141 yards rushing and a score while Burton was equally as effective going for 137 and finding the end zone three times.

∫ Jordan Waterhouse, Wheeling Central: Senior back ran for 144 yards on 20 carries and found the end zone three times in a loss to Parkersburg.

∫ Tylik Sims, Steubenville: In a win over Linsly, the sophomore gathered 108 yards on 17 tries and a touchdown.

∫ Brayden Roth, Colt Sechrest, Bellaire: Roth led the ground attack for the Big Reds with 128 yards on 22 attempts and two scores while Sechrest carried the load 12 times, good enough for 122 and a touchdown.

∫ Jason Beisel, Magnolia: Senior had a team-high 110 yards (nine carries) and two touchdowns for the Blue Eagles.

∫ Jacob Jordan, St. Clairsville: On 13 attempts, the Red Devil turned in an 184-yard performance.

∫ Chase Goff, Martins Ferry: Rushed for 148 yards on 21 attempts in a win over Union Local.

∫ Carter Dennis. River: Cracked the 200-yard barrier (206) on 17 attempts and two touchdowns in a win over Monroe Central.

∫ Malachi Rose-Burton, Monroe Central: Powered through for 130 yards on 17 carries.

∫ Trenton Huffman, Tyler Consolidated: Sophomore ran for 104 yards on seven tries in a win over South Harrison. He also completed all seven of his passes.

∫ Wyatt Reiman, Shadyside: Tigers’ RB garnered 90 yards and two touchdowns in a home opening win.

Aerial Attack

∫ Derrick Derrow, John Marshall: Monarchs QB threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Preston.

∫ Cade Kernahan, Steubenville: Big Red QB threw for 127 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

∫ Rhys Francis, Shadyside: Junior quarterback was near perfect for the Tigers going 11-for-13 for 208 yards and a score during a victory over Magnolia.

∫ Drew Sefsick, St. Clairsville: Junior had a quality first game in replacing injured starter Tyler Tonkovich as the junior threw for 159 yards and a touchdown.

∫ Anthony DiMatteis, Weir: Red Riders QB went 14-for-26 for 135 yards and a touchdown in a loss to Frankfort.

∫ Nick Chaney, Oak Glen: Standout quarterback went 18 of 25 for 274 yards and a score in a win over Keyser.

∫ Jack Weir, Martins Ferry: Riders’ QB fired for 93 yards on six of 10 passing.

Mr. Everything

∫ Levi Streets, Valley: Lumberjacks’ signalcaller threw for 130 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for 94 and a score.

∫ Kobe Mitchell, Harrison Central: Huskies standout rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns while also throwing for 208 more and a score in a loss to Belliare.

∫ Hunter Patterson, Oak Glen: Totaled 297 yards (200 receiving, 97 rushing) and three touchdowns as the Golden Bears remained undefeated.

∫ Hunter Kelley, Linsly: Senior tallied 146 yards and two scores in the Cadets’ loss to Steubenville, while also rushing for 98 yards on nine carries.

∫ Carter Blake, Union Local: Jets’ signalcaller threw for 172 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 60 yards and a score.

Good Hands Team

∫ Logan Burkett, Cameron: Hauled in three receptions for 99 yards and a touchdown.

∫ Bryce ‘Pudge’ Rayl, John Marshall: Caught three passes for 103 and two scores for the Monarchs.

∫ Trevor Carman, Harrison Central: Was Mitchell’s go-to target as he tallied seven catches for 108 yards.

∫ Colin Oberdick, St. Clairsville: Junior wide out hauled in four receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown.

∫ Caleb McWhorter, Union Local: McWhorter hauled in seven passes for 87 yards and a TD.

Wrecking Crew

∫ Vinnie High, Michael Toepfer, Wheeling Central: High and Toepfer each chalked up 13 tackles and High added a forced fumble.

∫ Spencer Knight, Marco Aprea, Zachai Simmons, Nico Hoellwarth, Luca DiLorenzo, Linsly: Knight turned in 17 stops, Aprea supplied 15 and one for a loss, Simmons tallied 11 and three for a loss, Hoellwart garnered 10 and DiLorenzo added six pass break ups and a pair of tackles.

∫ Reese Skaggs, St. Clairsville: The defensive standout tallied 11 tackles and one fumble recovery.

∫ Dakota Hess, Ayden Smolira, Union Local: Hess recorded 13.5 tackles and 3.5 for loss, while Smolira added 10.5 stops and three for loss.

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