To the victors go the spoils.
The Ohio Valley Publishing area had a total of 22 people — 21 players and one coach — selected to the 2012 All-Tri-Valley Conference football teams in both the Ohio and Hocking divisions, as voted on by the coaches within those respective leagues.
The OVP area had 18 choices in the TVC Hocking Division between Wahama, Eastern, Southern and South Gallia, while Meigs had four selections within the TVC Ohio Division. The White Falcons joined TVC Ohio-champion Athens with a league-best eight honorees.
Wahama — the newly-crowned Class A state champions — had seven players nominated for All-TVC Hocking honors, as well as Ed Cromley being named the TVC Hocking coach of the year for a third consecutive season. Cromley and the White Falcons are a perfect 24-0 in Hocking Division play since joining the TVC back in the fall of 2010.
Chosen to the All-TVC Hocking team for Wahama were seniors Zach Wamsley, Wes Harrison, Crandal Neal and Trenton Gibbs, while juniors Kane Roush, Colton Neal and Zach Killingsworth were also named to the squad.
Wamsley joined Jacob Koons of Trimble as the co-defensive players of the year, while Konner Standley of Trimble was named the offensive player of the year in the TVC Hocking.
Eastern had five players selected to the TVC Hocking squad — which included seniors Joey Scowden, Alex Amos, Tim Minear and Max Carnahan, as well as junior Wyatt Westfall.
Southern was represented by a trio of juniors in Tyler Barton, Casey Pickens and Trenton Deem, while South Gallia had two choices in juniors Ethan Spurlock and Jacob White.
The four selections for Meigs in the TVC Ohio were seniors Dillon Boyer and Chris Jones, as well as junior Ty Phelps and sophomore Devon Cundiff.
Joey Burrow of Athens was the offensive player of the year in the TVC Ohio, while teammate Tanner Wood won the defensive player of the year award. Athens frontman Ryan Adams was named the TVC Ohio coach of the year.
2012 All-TVC Hocking Football
Zach Wamsley Sr. LB Wahama
Kane Roush Jr. HB Wahama
Wes Harrison Sr. DE Wahama
Crandal Neal Sr. LB Wahama
Trenton Gibbs Sr. QB Wahama
Colton Neal Jr. LB Wahama
Zach Killingsworth Jr. C Wahama
Joey Scowden Sr. QB Eastern
Alex Amos Sr. WR/DB Eastern
Tim Minear Sr. C Eastern
Max Carnahan Sr. WR/DB Eastern
Wyatt Westfall Jr. OL/DL Eastern
Tyler Barton Jr. TB/LB Southern
Casey Pickens Jr. DE/OG Southern
Trenton Deem Jr. RB/LB Southern
Ethan Spurlock Jr. FB South Gallia
Jacob White Jr. DE South Gallia
Konner Standley Jr. QB/LB Trimble
Jacob Koons Jr. FB/LB Trimble
Casey Degarmore Sr. DT Trimble
Brett Downs Sr. T Trimble
Jon Stevens Jr. G/DT Trimble
Wyatt Deak Sr. WR/DB Trimble
Delbert Crum Jr. FB/DE Federal Hocking
Peyton Seel Jr. LB/RB Federal Hocking
Kyle Jackson Sr. QB/DE Federal Hocking
Terrance Mayle Sr. DE/FB Federal Hocking
Andrew Smith Sr. RB/NT Federal Hocking
Manney Tullius So. RB/S Belpre
Tyler Martin Sr. TE/DT Belpre
Nate Teeters Sr. FB/LB Belpre
Garrett Sinift Jr. QB/DB Miller
Stephen McGrath Jr. OL/DL Miller
Hunter Munjas Sr. RB/LB Waterford
Jacob Stewart Sr. OL/DL Waterford
Offensive Player of the Year — Konner Standley, Trimble
Defensive Players of the Year — Zach Wamsley (Wahama) and Jacob Koons (Trimble)
Coach of the Year — Ed Cromley, Wahama
Final TVC Hocking Standings
Wahama 8-0; Trimble 7-1; Eastern 5-3; Federal Hocking 5-3; Southern 4-4; Belpre 4-4; South Gallia 1-7; Miller 1-7; Waterford 1-7
2012 All-TVC Ohio Football
Dillon Boyer Sr. TB/QB Meigs
Chris Jones Sr. OL/DL Meigs
Ty Phelps So. TE/LB Meigs
Devon Cundiff Jr. TB/DB Meigs
Joey Burrow So. QB Athens
Tanner Wood Sr. LB Athens
John Keifer Sr. OT/DT Athens
Skylar Schwarzel Sr. WR/LB Athens
Tyler McIntosh Sr. WR/DB Athens
Trae Williams So. RB/DB Athens
Dakotah Thompson Sr. DE/OG Athens
Austin McCulloch Sr. DL/OG Nelsonville-York
Clint Handa Sr. TB Nelsonville-York
Joey Young Sr. QB Nelsonville-York
Isaac Andrews Sr. T/T Nelsonville-York
Zach Mays Sr. FB/TB Nelsonville-York
Gage Miller Sr. QB/FS Alexander
Chris Grant Sr. RB/LB Alexander
Tyler Smith Sr. RB/LB Alexander
Nathan Stover Sr. SE/C Alexander
Noah Massie Sr. RB/DB Wellston
Marcus Mullens Sr. FB/TE Wellston
Dakota Brown Sr. WR/DB Wellston
Austin Wheatley Sr. OL/LB Wellston
Dylan Bartoe Jr. C Vinton County
Tim Ousley Fr. LB Vinton County
Offensive Player of the Year — Joey Burrow, Athens
Defensive Player of the Year — Tanner Wood, Athens
Coach of the Year — Ryan Adams, Athens
Final TVC Ohio Standings
Athens 5-0; Nelsonville-York 4-1; Meigs 2-3; Alexander 2-3; Wellston 2-3; Vinton County 0-5