Dennis, Pearson, Reiman Captain 70th All-Valley Small School Football Team

Carter Dennis, LB



For the third straight season, River’s Carter Dennis took home First Team All-Ohio honors after he was named Co-Eastern District Defensive Player of the Year.

He logged an impressive 134 tackles, including 20 for loss, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

B.J. Pearson, DL



Toronto’s B.J. Pearson collected a plethora of accolades during his senior year. He won Division VII Eastern District Player of the Year and earned First Team All-Ohio. He tallied 96 tackles, 15 sacks and 34 TFL for the Red Knights.

Wyatt Reiman, RB



A First Team All-Ohio selection, Shadyside’s Wyatt Reiman rushed for 995 yards and 13 touchdowns for the Tigers. A junior, Reiman secured First Team All-Ohio and was also named co-All Eastern District Player of the Year.


Offensive Line

Andrew Burkle

Wheeling Central

Although COVID prevented Wheeling Central from going for a fourth-straight state title, it still had a successful season.

Senior Andrew Burkle led the offensive line to great success this year as he also secured First Team all-state honors in W.Va. Class A.

Logan Crozier


Logan Cozier, a junior, was a key reason for the successful offense of the Tigers. Making all the play calls, Crozier had a 91% grading. He was also named First Team All-District and Third Team All-Ohio.

Luke Farmer


Luke Farmer has put a good resume together and will look to build on in 2021 after a solid junior campaign.

He was named All-Eastern District Second Team Offensive Line in Ohio Division V.

Garet Cramer

Monroe Central

This senior certainly had a season to remember in his final year in a Seminole uniform. Monroe

Central’s Garet Cramer earned First Team All-Ohio along with First Team All-District and First Team All-OVAC after being the leader on the offensive line for the Seminoles.

Running Backs

Garrett Dozier


Toronto’s Garrett

Dozier made the

most of his limited

senior year. In nine

games, he racked

up 986 yards on

201 attempts and

17 touchdowns. He

was named Third

Team All-Ohio

and First Team

All-Eastern District.



Wheeling Central

Despite playing

only nine game,

Wheeling Central’s

Jordan Waterhouse

cracked the 1,000-

yard rushing mark.

He rushed for 1,005 yards on 130 carries

and found the end zone 13 times

en route to being named First Team allstate

in West Virginia Class A.


Santino Arlia


The Madonna

signalcaller had a

senior season to

remember. Helping the Blue Dons secure the OVAC

Class 1A title, Arlia

threw for 2,043

yards going 110 of

212 in the process

with 26 touchdowns

compared to nine interceptions.

Hunter Kelley


Named First

Team All-OVAC,

Linsly’s Hunter

Kelly completed

122 passes good for

1,738 yards and 15

touchdowns. The

Cadets’ signalcaller

was a dual-threat as

he also rushed for

453 yards and six


Wide Receivers

Kobe Hill, Linsly

One of Kelley’s options was classmate Kobe Hill. The talented senior hauled in 46 receptions for 578 yards and six touchdowns for the Cadets in nine games. Hill secured First Team All-OVAC honors as well.

Lucky Pulice


Leading the Blue

Dons in receptions

and receiving yards

was senior Lucky

Pulice. The senior

hauled in 48 balls

for 733 yards and

found the end zone

six times. He received

First Team

All-OVAC honors.

Mason VanNest


This junior receiver

averaged 22.2

yards per reception

for the Tigers. Mason

VanNest, who

received First Team

All-District, tallied

27 receptions for

599 yards. He also

scored six touchdowns.


also was named

Second Team All-Ohio.


Jason Beisel


In only playing

eight games,

Magnolia’s Jason

Beisel was a vital

part of its offense.

The senior rushed

for 788 yards on

114 attempts (6.92

avg.) and scored

six touchdowns. He

also caught 15 passes

good for 206 yards and three scores

for the Blue Eagles.

Gage Hannahs


Gage Hannahs

compiled over

1,000 total yards

for Barnesville.

The running back/

receiver tallied 794

rushing yards and 10

touchdowns along

with 377 receiving

and three scores.

He was also named

Second Team All-

Ohio and First Team All-OVAC for the


Gavin Streets


Gavin Streets, a

four year starter for

the Lumberjacks,

made the most of

his limited games.

In five games, the

senior accounted

for 833 yards and

nine touchdowns.

He also completed

30 passes for

332 yards and four



Joao Lima, Linsly

According to

Cadets coach B.J.

Depew, Joao Lima

was, “The best kicker

we had in a long

time.” The senior

connected on 31 of

his 36 extra point attempts. He also

drilled three field goals.


Defensive Line

Marco Aprea


In eight games,

Linsly’s Macro

Aprea tallied 90

tackles (36 solo) for

the Cadets. He also

had 11 TFL and

two sacks. Aprea

also had two caused

fumbles, two fumble

recoveries and

secured two defensive touchdowns.

Gavin Carpenter


Gavin Carpenter,

who was named

Third Team All-

Ohio turned in a

brilliant season for

the Shamrocks He

posted 69 tackles,

10.5 for a loss, 6.5

sacks two forced

fumbles and two

fumble recoveries.

He also was named

First Team All-District

and First Team All-OVAC.

Frank Smith


As a junior,

Bridgeport’s Frank

Smith made some

noise on the field

as he collected 73

tackles for the Bulldogs.

He also supplied

23 tackles for

a loss, five sacks,

and forced three

fumbles in eight

games played.


Steve Felton, Linsly

When he was on the

field, it was almost

guaranteed, that

Linsly’s Steve Felton

was going to find

himself to the ball

carrier. Named First

Team All-OVAC,

the senior had 131

total tackles for the

Cadets with 72 of

those being solo.

Vinnie High

Wheeling Central

Vinnie High was

named First Team

All-State in Class

A. And there’s a

reason why he is

listed among some

of the best this year.

For Central, the senior

issued 79 total

tackles, a team-high

and had 11 TFL.

He was also named

First Team All-OVAC.

Vince Patrone


In his final season

in a Bellaire

uniform, Vince Patrone

made a great

swan song. A First

Team All-Eastern

District in Division

V, Patron tallied 65

tackles for the Big

Reds. He was also

All-Ohio Honorable


Jacob Visnic


Shadyside’s Jacob

Visnic recorded

96.5 tackles, 47 of

which were solo,

2.5 sacks, eight

tackles for loss, an

interception and he

scored a defensive

touchdown. His efforts

for the Tigers

got him Second

Team All-Ohio and

First Team All-OVAC.

Defensive Backs

Quinton Burlenski


He certainly

didn’t play like a

freshman. In nine

games, Quinton

Burlenski issued

a team-high 70

tackles, forced two

fumbles and had

three interceptions.

The Bulldogs will

look to him the lead

the defense for the

next three years.

Rhys Francis,


A First Team

All-District selection,


was a ballhawk

in the secondary.

Leading the Tigers

in interceptions

with six, Francis

also collected 21 tackles. He finished

with 13 solo and eight assists.

Jake Rose, River

River’s Jake

Rose pocketed a

Third-Team All-

Ohio honor after

accumulating 76

tackles and five

interceptions. He

earned First Team

All-Eastern District

as well as First

Team All-OVAC.


Payton Marling

Wheeling Central

Wheeling Central’s

Payton Marling

was named First

Team all-state in

the defensive utility

position after

securing 55 total

tackles (19 solo, 36

assists) along with

eight tackles for

a loss. The senior

also earned First

Team All-OVAC


Chris Parker


Toronto senior was

all over the place

when he was on

the field in 2020.

He had a team-high

100 tackles for the

Red Knights. Parker

also supplied

seven tackles for a

loss, two sacks and

one interception.

J Ross, Cameron

In his first high

school football season,

Cameron’s J

Ross made the most

of his six games

played. He tallied

59 tackles for the

Dragons as well as

securing an interception.

He will be

one to keep an eye

on over the next

three years.

Colt Sechrest


Despite his junior

year being

cut short due to an

injury, Bellaire’s

Colt Sechrest still

produced enough

to earn All-Ohio

honors as he posted

62 tackles. He also

earned First Team

All-East District

and First Team


Small School Football



OL — Andrew Burkle, Wheeling Central

OL — Logan Crozier, Shadyside

OL — Garet Cramer, Monroe Central

OL — Luke Farmer, Bellaire

RB — Garret Dozier, Toronto

RB — Jordan Waterhouse, Wheeling Central

RB — Wyatt Reiman, Shadyside (captain)

QB — Hunter Kelley, Linsly

QB — Santino Arlia, Madonna

WR — Lucky Pulice, Madonna

WR — Kobe Hill, Linsly

WR — Mason VanNest, Shadyside

UTIL — Gavin Streets, Valley

UTIL — Gage Hannahs, Barnesville

UTIL — Jason Beisel, Magnolia

K — Joao Lima, Linsly


DL — Marco Aprea, Linsly

DL — BJ Pearson, Toronto (captain)

DL — Gavin Carpenter, Barnesville

DL — Frank Smith, Bridgeport

LB — Vinnie High, Wheeling Central

LB — Carter Dennis, River (captain)

LB — Steve Felton, Linsly

LB — Vince Patrone, Bellaire

LB — Jacob Visnic, Shadyside

DB — Quinton Burlenski, Bridgeport

DB — Rhys Francis, Shadyside

DB — Jake Rose, River

UTIL — Chris Parker, Toronto

UTIL — Colt Sechrest, Bellaire

UTIL — Payton Marling, Wheeling Central

UTIL — J Ross, Cameron



OL — Wyatt Dallison, Valley

OL — Joe Soos, Madonna

OL — Josh Francher, Toronto

OL — Spencer Helms, Wheeling Central

RB — Hunter Throckmorton, Tyler Consolidateed

RB — Alex Kilburn, Monroe Central

QB — Ayden Hannahs, Barnesville

QB — Jake Heatherington, Bellaire

WR — Shane Keenan, Toronto

WR — Vince Carapellotti, Steubenville Catholic

WR — Spencer Bliss, Barnesville

UTIL — Thomas Sessi, Madonna

UTIL — Isaac Ball, Cameron

UTIL — Malachi Rose-Burton, Monroe Central

UTIL — Michael Bunning, Monroe Central

K — Eli Tucker, Wheeling Central


DL — Ashton Ellis, Tornoto

DL — Jacob Bonner, Madonna

DL — Gage Joseph, Shadyside

DL — Seth Humberson, Madonna

LB — Jon Bugaj, Bridgeport

LB — Wyatt Moore, Beallsville

LB — Gioni Ferguson, Linsly

LB — Jake Boulet, Barnesville

DB — Riley Watkins, Wheeling Central

DB — Michael Johnson, River

DB — Zachai Simmons, Linsly

DB — Brandon Louden, Beallsville

UTIL –Case Landis, Tyler Consolidated

UTIL — Spencer Knight, Linsly

UTIL –Chase Lawrence, River

UTIL — Cody Poe, Hundred


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