Carpenter, Mitchell, Patterson Captain 88th All-Valley Big School Football Team
Utility, Harrison Central
Kobe Mitchell scored in five different ways and combined for 36 touchdowns for the Huskies. The QB threw for 2,058 yards and 21 touchdowns on 132 of 213 passing with only five interceptions, while rushing for 671 yards and 11 scores on 112 carries. He also contributed 59 tackles, three interceptions (two TDs) and a fumble recovery (TD) to deservedly earn All-Valley co-captain honors.
LB, Martins Ferry
Evan Carpenter garnered All-Ohio honors for the second straight year. The senior collected 80 tackles, 10 for a loss, four sacks, forced three fumbles and grabbed an interception from his linebacker position. He added 769 yards and 14 touchdowns at running back on his way to becoming co-captain of the All-Valley Football Team.
Utility, Oak Glen
Hunter Patterson was a big reason for Oak Glen’s success this year. He did everything for the Golden Bears. He caught 37 passes for 853 yards and 10 touchdowns, he ran for 712 yards and 12 scores and he even returned two kickoffs for TDs, as well. On defense, Patterson accumulated 27 tackles to earn first team all-state and All-Valley co-captain honors.
OL, Wheeling Park
The Marshall commit finished the year with a run grade of 97 percent and a pass protection grade of 98 percent on his way to earning first team all-state accolades for the Patriots.
Eli Burgey was named second team All-Ohio and first team All-Eastern District this year for leading the way for a powerful Big Red offense. Burgey graded out at 93 percent for coach Reno Saccoccia.
OL, Martins Ferry
Martins Ferry ran the ball down the throat of opposing defenses all year. Noah Duck was crucial to that success due to his outstanding blocking. Thanks to Duck, the Riders ran for 2,284 yards and 30 TDs.
OL, St. Clairsville
Avery Henry finished the campaign with a 92 percent grade out and 36 pancakes for the OVAC 4A Champion Red Devils, who averaged 126 yards a game on the ground and 138.4 yards passing.
RB, John Marshall
Dalton Flowers paced the Monarchs’ with 1,384 yards and 16 touchdowns on 149 touches, while also hauling in six touchdowns and 244 yards on 16 receptions. He added a kickoff return for a score.
RB, Wheeling Park
Stevie Mitchell was a 1-2 punch all by himself. He tallied 1,255 yards and 15 touchdowns on 163 carries, while also catching a touchdown pass for coach Chris Daugherty’s Patriots.
QB, Wheeling Park
The senior gunslinger threw for 1,684 yards and 23 touchdowns on 125 of 170 passing He set the new school record with a 73.5 completion percentage and tied the school marks for passing TDs in a game with five and total touchdowns in a game with six.
QB, Oak Glen
With weapons all over the Oak Glen offense, Chaney picked his poison on every play and made every athlete around him better. Chaney threw for 1,424 yards and 16 touchdowns on 75 of 113 passing.
WR, Harrison Central
Mitchell’s favorite target this year in the Huskies’ lethal offensive attack was Trevor Carman. The junior racked up 55 receptions for 935 yards and 11 touchdowns on his way to second team All-Ohio honors.
WR, Wheeling Park
Shaheed Jackson was a blur down the sidelines this year as he racked up 597 yards and 10 touchdowns on 38 receptions. He also added 27 tackles, three interceptions (one returned for a TD) and 726 all-purpose yards.
WR, St. Clairsville
Colin Oberdick was a crucial part of the Red Devils’ OVAC 4A Title run. He was named first team all-state and now joins the All-Valley first team after turning in 892 yards and 11 touchdowns on 38 receptions.
Utility, Buckeye Local
The quarterback-turned-running back ran for 1,245 yards and 15 touchdowns on 185 carries and threw for 444 yards and three scores at QB. He also accounted for 114 tackles for the Panthers.
Tyler Tonkovich put everything on the line every Friday night to help capture the perfect regular season. He threw for 1,406 yards and 15 touchdowns, completing 89 of 161 attempts, while running for 538 yards and five scores, as well, for the OVAC Class 4A Champs.
K, Wheeling Park
Andrew Glass was as close to automatic as they come. Glass was good on 43 of 45 extra points this year and went 5-for-6 on field goals, including a season-long of 47 yards. He supplied nine touchbacks and a punting average of 35 yards.
DL, Buckeye Local
Offense or defense, it didn’t matter. Hunter Darrah got the job done. He supplied 41 tackles and six sacks on the D-line, while grading out at 87 percent on the O-line for Buckeye Local.
Isaiah McCartney earned an all-state honorable mention and first team All-Eastern District accolades. He accounted for 42 tackles, five stops behind the line and three sacks.
First team All-Ohio says all you need to know about Cian Montgomery. He garnered 27 tackles (8 TFL), three sacks and a fumble recovery. He also supplied a 91 percent block efficiency at right guard.
DL, Oak Glen
Another year and another first team all-state performance from Kyler O’Connor. On defense, O’Connor amassed 59 tackles and a jaw dropping nine sacks in only six contests. On the offensive line, he turned in a 97 OL rating with 23 pancake blocks.
DL, St. Clairsville
Opposing quarterbacks were hearing footsteps when they played St. Clairsville this year. Those footsteps belonged to Reese Skaggs. The D-lineman recorded a team-leading 10 sacks to go with his 65 tackles, forced fumble and fumble recovery en route to a spot on the All-Ohio first team.
LB, St. Clairsville
A remarkable prep career was capped off in grand fashion for Will Balgo. The senior recorded 90 tackles to help the Red Devils capture the OVAC 4A Title and earn a spot in the regional championship.
LB, Harrison Central
The Huskies’ defense was led by Nathan Bertolino at linebacker. The senior led the team in tackles with 109, 36 solo stops, 73 assists and one fumble recovery for the Huskies’ defense.
LB, Indian Creek
Jeremy Brown finished off a stellar high school career with 67.5 tackles, 7.5 sacks, nine tackles for loss, 10 hurries, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. On offense, he ran for 486 yards and six touchdowns.
Aaron Ferguson made a sacrifice this year for the better of the team. Not only did he make a move from strong safety to middle linebacker, but he flourished in the process. He turned in 47 tackles, one interception, three sacks and recovered a fumble. On offense, he had a blocking percentage of 92 and caught 11 passes for 180 yards and two scores.
Akron University is getting a good one in Nasari Jackson. The three-year starter at cornerback for Big Red charted three interceptions this year along with 32 tackles (4 TFL) and two sacks. He’s tallied nine interceptions in his high school career.
DB, John Marshall
In nine games, Rayl forced and recovered six fumbles. He also tallied 31 tackles and two interceptions, one of which he took to the house for six. He was the team’s top receiver with 27 grabs, 360 yards and six touchdowns.
DB, Wheeling Park
Defensive audibles, interceptions, tackles, pass deflections. You name it, Nate Shelek provided it for the Patriots. He finished the season with 72 tackles, five interceptions and six pass deflections in only eight games played.
Utility, Oak Glen
Gage Patterson garnered 95 tackles, recorded two sacks, hauled in an interception, forced two fumbles and recovered one. He also caught 28 passes for 367 yards and four scores, while rushing for 313 yards and three touchdowns.
Utility, Indian Creek
Matt Schaefer made a difference on both sides of the ball, producing 6.5 sacks, 19.5 tackles and a forced fumble on defense, while running for 693 yards and 10 touchdowns on offense.
Utility, Oak Glen
A difference maker on both sides of the ball, Paxton Shuman accounted for 36 tackles on the defensive line and recorded three sacks for the Golden Bears, while also providing a solid rushing attack offensively with 565 yards and 10 touchdowns on 99 rushes at fullback.
En route to an all-state honorable mention, Jordan Brueck paced Weir’s defense with 37 tackles, 2.5 sacks and batted down 10 passes during a stellar senior campaign.
First Team Offense
QB –Beau Heller, Wheeling Park
QB — Nick Chaney, Oak Glen
RB — Dalton Flowers, John Marshall
RB — Stevie Mitchell, Wheeling Park
WR — Trevor Carman, Harrison Central
WR — Colin Oberdick, St. Clairsville
WR — Shaheed Jackson, Wheeling Park
OL — Noah Duck, Martins Ferry
OL — Avery Henry, St. Clairsville
OL — Eli Burgey, Steubenville
OL — Caleb Bryan, Wheeling Park
Ut — Kobe Mitchell, Harrison Central (Captain)
Ut — Hunter Patterson, Oak Glen (Captain)
Ut — Trey Hoover, Buckeye Local
Ut — Tyler Tonkovich, St. Clairsville
K — Andrew Glass, Wheeling Park
First Team Defense
DL — Kyler O’Conner, Oak Glen
DL — Cian Montgomery, Steubenville
DL — Reese Skaggs, St. Clairsville
DL — Hunter Darrah, Buckeye Local
DL — Isaiah McCartney, Steubenville
LB — Evan Carpenter, Martins Ferry (Captain)
LB — Jeremy Brown, Indian Creek
LB — Nathan Bertolino, Harrison Central
LB — Will Balgo, St. Clairsville
LB — Aaron Ferguson, Steubenville
DB — Bryce Rayl, John Marshall
DB — Nasari Jackson, Steubenville
DB — Nate Shelek, Wheeling Park
DB — Gage Patterson, Oak Glen
Ut — Matt Schaefer, Indian Creek
Ut — Paxton Shuman, Oak Glen
Ut — Jordan Brueck, Weir
Second Team Offense
QB — Anthony DiMatteis, Weir
QB — Carter Blake, Union Local
RB — Jacob Jordan, St. Clairsville
RB — Spencer Ostovich, Steubenville
WR — Sincere Sinclair, Wheeling Park
WR — Carter Loase, Union Local
WR — Brian Palmer, Buckeye Local
OL — Matt Malik, Oak Glen
OL — John Olako, Wheeling Park
OL — Kolten Hanlin, Edison
OL — Gage Simmons, Indian Creek
UT — Josh Shorts, Brooke
UT — Jaksan Price, Union Local
UT — Alex Burton, John Marshall
UT — Chase Goff, Martins Ferry
K — Jake Bolyard, St. Clairsville
Second Team Defense
DL — Ron Pauley, Harrison Central
DL — Jacob Stewart, Wheeling Park
DL — Coltin Larkins, Martins Ferry
DL — Mason McCort, St. Clairsville
LB — Brandon Kinney, Steubenville
LB — Danny Bealles, Oak Glen
LB — Colt Thomas, Wheeling Park
LB — Jacob Cusick, Edison
LB — Dakota Hess, Union Local
DB — Brayden Mineard, Oak Glen
DB — Parker Hutton, Harrison Central
DB — Gage Reitter, Weir
DB — Ried Wiley, John Marshall
UT — Ethan Waggoner, Edison
UT — Drew Sefsick, St. Clairsville
UT — Torrence Walker, Wheeling Park
UT — Logan Shields, St. Clairsville