Carpenter, Mitchell, Patterson Captain 88th All-Valley Big School Football Team

Kobe Mitchell

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.

Evan Carpenter

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.

Hunter Patterson

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.

Caleb Bryan

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

OL, Steubenville

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.

Noah Duck

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.

Avery Henry

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.

Dalton Flowers

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.

Stevie Mitchell

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.

Beau Heller

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.

Nick Chaney

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.

Trevor Carman

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.

Shaheed Jackson

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.

Colin Oberdick

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.

Trey Hoover

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


St. Clairsville

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.

Andrew Glass

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.

Hunter Darrah

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

DL, Steubenville

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.

Cian Montgomery

DL, Steubenville

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.

Kyler O’Connor

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.

Reese Skaggs

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.

Will Balgo

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.

Nathan Bertolino

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.

Jeremy Brown

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

LB, Steubenville

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.

Nasari Jackson

DB, Steubenville

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.

Bryce Rayl

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.

Nate Shelek

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.

Gage Patterson

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.

Matt Schaefer

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.

Paxton Shuman

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.

Jordan Brueck

Utility, Weir

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


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