COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Publishing area landed a total of seven players on the 2012 Associated Press All-Ohio Football List released Tuesday night for Division III and Division IV.
Both Gallia County and Meigs County had at least one athlete represented between the two divisions, with Gallia Academy leading that charge with six selections in Division III. Meigs (3-7) had the other area choice in D-4, while River Valley (2-8) did not have a player chosen to the Division IV squad.
The Blue Devils (9-3) went unbeaten in league play en route to their first Southeastern Ohio Athletic League championship since 2004, then both qualified for and won their first playoff game since the 2006 campaign. Those accomplished did not go unnoticed, as GAHS had one first team selection, one third team selection and four special mention honorees.
Junior Ty Warnimont — recently named the AP Southeast District Defensive Player of the Year — came away with a first team defensive selection at linebacker, while junior Wade Jarrell was chosen to the third team offense as a quarterback.
Warnimont recorded 62 tackles, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and an interception during the regular season, while Jarrell posted 1,871 yards of total offense — 772 rushing yards and 1,099 passing yards — through 10 weeks of play.
Senior center Caleb Campbell, senior defensive lineman Austin Gragg and senior defensive back Cody Russell were all given special mention honors in Division III, as was sophomore kicker Dylan Saunders.
Quarterbacks Tommy Iammarino (Chagrin Falls), Mason Mamarella (Dover) and Jalen Santoro (Bellevue) were selected as the D-3 offensive players of the year, while Brandon Flucas (Thurgood Marshall) and Dante Booker (Akron SVSM) were chosen as the top defenders in Division III.
Tory Strock of Napoleon and Craig Clarke of Zanesville Maysville shared coach of the year honors in D-3 as well.
The Marauders’ lone representative was senior Dillon Boyer, who came away with special mention honors in Division IV as an all-purpose offensive back.
Ja’Wuan Woodley of Bishop Hartley and Trent Smart of Clinton-Massie were respectively named the offensive and defensive players of the year in Division IV. Coach of the year honors were shared between Cliff Walton (Gates Mills Hawken), Brett McLean (St. Clairsville) and Joe Harbour (Creston Norwayne).
The seven local athletes chosen to the 2012 All-Ohio squads in D-3 and D-4 were first team selections on the Southeast District Football Teams recently released by the AP.
A complete list of the Division III and Division IV All-Ohio Football Teams are available on our websites at mydailytribune.com or mydailysentinel.com