13 from OVP named all-Ohio football


By Paul Boggs - [email protected]



Southern senior Crenson Rogers (18), as an offensive end, recorded all-Ohio Division VII third-team football honors.


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Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky…AND good.

The number 13 is often associated with luck, but for the 13 individuals from the Ohio Valley Publishing area which have been selected as all-Ohio football for 2016 — they were quite good too.

The Associated Press all-Ohio squads were released this past week — with Division IV coming out on Tuesday, Division V on Wednesday and Division VII on Thursday.

In Divisions VII and V respectively, Southern and River Valley each had four all-state selections, while Eastern in Division VII and Meigs in Division IV each earned two.

South Gallia, also in Division VII, gained one all-Ohio performer in senior Johnny Sheets.

Sheets, along with a dozen other OVP selections, made Special Mention.

All 13 of the OVP all-Ohio honorees are making the list for the first time.

For the Southern Tornadoes, they finished 8-2 in the regular season for the second time in four years — and advanced to the state playoffs for only the second time in school history.

Crenson Rogers — a six-foot, three-inch 210-pound senior — topped the Tornadoes’ all-state accolades as a third-team tight end/wide receiver.

Rogers registered 646 receiving yards — on 23 receptions — and nine touchdowns this season.

Southern’s Special Mention trio includes seniors Blake Johnson and Trey Pickens — and junior Riley Roush.

Eastern’s two Special Mention honorees were senior Jett Facemyer and junior Wyatt Bissell.

For River Valley in Division V, it amounted four Special Mention picks — seniors Tre Craycraft and Robert Drummond, sophomore Jacob Campbell and junior Patrick Brown.

Meigs managed a pair of “Zachs” on the Division IV Special Mention unit — junior Zach Helton and sophomore Zach Bartrum.

The AP all-Ohio football teams are chosen by a statewide media panel, as ALL of the district Players of the Year automatically make first-team all-state.

The all-Southeast District football teams are selected by a media panel from throughout the Southeast district, and whose outlets are affiliated with the Associated Press.

Those individuals which make first-team all-district are automatically chosen, at least, as Special Mention all-Ohio.

Paul Boggs can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2106

Southern senior Crenson Rogers (18), as an offensive end, recorded all-Ohio Division VII third-team football honors.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/web1_12.2-SHS-Rogers.jpgSouthern senior Crenson Rogers (18), as an offensive end, recorded all-Ohio Division VII third-team football honors. Paul Boggs/OVP Sports

By Paul Boggs

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