The Point Pleasant football team had three players chosen to the 2012 Class AAA all-state football teams, as voted on by the members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
The Big Blacks had zero choices on the first or second team offenses or defense, but did land one special mention honoree and two honorable mention selections.
Junior Chase Walton came away with special mention honors for his efforts as a utility player on offense and also as a defensive back. Senior Andrew Williamson (TE-DL) and sophomore quarterback Aden Yates were both named to the honorable mention list.
Ryan Switzer of George Washington was the first team captain on offense, while Elijah Wellman of Spring Valley was the defensive captain of the first team. Second team captains were Lowell Farley of Cabell Midland on offense and Shane Commodore of Morgantown on defense.
The Big Blacks — who made the Class AA final a season ago — finished their opening campaign in Class AAA with an 8-3 overall mark, which included an opening round loss at Morgantown. It was the fifth straight fall in which PPHS made the postseason, a school record.
2012 Class AAA all-state football teams
First Team Offense
QB - Caleb Dembeck, Musselman, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, sr.
RB - David Gaydosz, Cabell Midland, 6-0, 190, sr.; Jalen Jones, Oak Hill, 5-7, 170, jr.; Ryan Switzer, George Washington, 5-9, 175, sr. (Captain); Chazzy Thomas, Morgantown, 5-11, 180, jr.
OL - Josh Baisden, Cabell Midland, 6-3, 280, sr.; Eugene German, Martinsburg, 6-5, 260, sr.; Tony Kitts, Huntington, 5-11, 260, sr.; Trevor Stacy, Spring Valley, 6-5, 305, so.; Adam White, Morgantown, 6-2, 272, sr.
WR - Cedric Brown, Martinsburg, 6-3, 180, sr.; Kevin Forrest, South Charleston, 6-0, 185, jr.
Utility - Justin Clinton, Martinsburg, 5-11, 175, sr.
K - Billy Kinney, University, 6-3, 187, jr.
First Team Defense
DL - Dildeep Dhatt, Martinsburg, 6-1, 225, sr.; Gage Gould, Cabell Midland, 6-0, 245, sr.; Wilson Harvey, Lewis County, 6-1, 245, sr.
LB - Dustin Crouser, George Washington, 6-3, 225, sr.; Geremy Paige, Wheeling Park, 5-10, 200, jr.; Jalen Thomas, Morgantown, 5-11, 235, sr.; Elijah Wellman, Spring Valley, 6-3, 235, sr. (Captain).
DB - Logan Cox, Parkersburg South, 6-3, 200, sr.; Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, 6-1, 187, sr.; Davon Tyson, Capital, 5-10, 160, sr.; Clark Wilson, Huntington, 5-11, 165, so.
Utility - Adam Lindamood, Parkersburg, 6-0, 210, sr.
P - Houstin Syverton, Shady Spring, 6-2, 215, sr.
Second Team Offense
QB - Austin Hensley, Hurricane, 6-2, 180, jr.
FB - Lowell Farley, Cabell Midland, 5-10, 205, sr. (Captain)
RB - L.J. Lawrence, Elkins, 6-0, 163, sr.
OL - Cody Ballengee, Cabell Midland, 6-0, 245, jr.; Dominic Orcutt, South Charleston, 6-3, 285, sr.; D.J. Summers, Morgantown, 6-1, 277, jr.; Andru Trenary, Musselman, 6-3, 290, sr.; Brandon Williams, Oak Hill, 5-9, 300, sr.
WR - Eric Banks, Wheeling Park, 5-7, 152, jr.; Ethan Clark, Nitro, 5-11, 175, sr.
Utility - Bryce Ingram, Wheeling Park, 5-9, 178, jr.
K - Chris Molina, Cabell Midland, 5-4, 165, sr.
Second Team Defense
DL - Daryl Hicks, Ripley, 5-11, 310, sr.; Jon Lewis, University, 6-3, 245, sr.; Mack White, Parkersburg South, 5-10, 210, sr.
LB - Nick Boone, Cabell Midland, 6-1, 200, sr.; Payton Johnson, Huntington, 5-11, 190, sr.; Zach Malone, George Washington, 6-0, 205, jr.; Jared Sartin, Martinsburg, 5-11, 225, sr.
DB - Skyler Carlton, Lewis County, 6-0, 165, jr.; Clayton Collett, Elkins, 5-7, 168, sr.; Shane Commodore, Morgantown, 6-2, 193, jr. (Captain); Colin Gustines, Washington, 5-9, 165, jr.
Utility - Kashuan Haley, Capital, 6-0, 180, so.
P - Kyle Foster, Parkersburg, 6-1, 180, jr.
Tyler Bolen, Parkersburg South; Caleb Butcher, Lewis County; Zach Cooper, Hurricane; Deion Cunningham, University; Tyler DeHaven, Martinsburg; Dean DeSana, Martinsburg; Ramon Edwards, Woodrow Wilson; Josh Ferguson, Musselman; Ryan George, Spring Valley; Cory Goldstrom, Preston; Heath Hildreth, Brooke; Justin Hinzman, Ripley; Braxton Johnson, Parkersburg South; Trevon Johnson, George Washington; Drew Kirby, St. Albans; Seth Lewis, Winfield; Evan Magers, John Marshall; Chris Marcum, Logan; Jarod Martin, Huntington; Stephen Matthews, Cabell Midland; Mark Metzgar, Lewis County; Zach Pate, Hurricane; Zach Phillips, Wheeling Park; Khalil Reynolds, Logan; Trevor Rumberg, Riverside; Blaine Stewart, Morgantown; Chase Walton, Point Pleasant; Adam Weeks, Shady Spring; Alex White, Nitro; Darrin Zombro, Musselman
Jack Armstrong, University; Paden Christian, Huntington; Jordan Clay, George Washington; Seth Cutright, Buckhannon-Upshur; Billy Evans, Spring Valley; Jeremiah Fromhart, John Marshall; Eli Gates, Hedgesville; Matt Hackathorn, Wheeling Park; Denard Hartwell, Hampshire; Cody Hively, Parkersburg South; Anthony Hosea, Woodrow Wilson; Lantz Hoyler, Parkersburg; Jon Jerden, Lewis County; Mark Johnson, Morgantown; Lamont Lee, Princeton; Troy Lilly, Woodrow Wilson; Nick Martin, Elkins; Cole McClain, Greenbrier East; Jonathan Pittman, Capital; Sam Plantz, George Washington; Tyhree Pratt, Capital; Jordan Quiocho, Parkersburg South; Marcus Reed, Riverside; Trevond Reese, South Charleston; Josh Rein, Logan; Tony Richardson, University; James Richmond, Capital; Cody Roney, Parkersburg; Chris Turner, Winfield; Koi Turner, Hurricane; Geoffrey Walker, Jefferson; James Walton, Capital; Dante Washington, Washington; Allante Watts, Musselman; Alex Weidman, Morgantown; Trevon Wesco, Musselman; Andrew Williamson, Point Pleasant; Tyler Winston, Martinsburg; Stone Wolfley, Morgantown; Aden Yates, Point Pleasant; Ben Zieger, Martinsburg