Edwards named to Class A football team

By Bryan Walters - bwalters@civitasmedia.com

Wahama defenders Wyatt Edwards (24) and Jacob Fisher, right, bring down Eastern’s Jeremiah Martindale (7) during the second quarter of a Week 7 TVC Hocking football contest in Mason, W.Va.

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PARKSERBURG, W.Va. — Senior Wyatt Edwards was the lone representative for Wahama on the 2016 Class A All-State Football Team released Tuesday, as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.

Edwards, a 6-foot-2, 183-pound running back/linebacker, was selected to the honorable mention list after the White Falcons finished the year with a 2-8 overall mark.

Edwards amassed 866 all purpose yards — including 711 rushing yards and six touchdowns — offensively while also recording 48 tackles and eight tackles for loss on defense.

East Hardy quarterback Corey MacDonald and St. Marys defensive back Will Billieter were named first team captains, while Summers County quarterback Nathan Grimmett and Williamstown defensive lineman Bryce Mefford were chosen as the second team captains.

Hannan received no selections on the Class A squad after putting together a 2-7 campaign.

The 2016 Class A All-State Football Team list, as selected by the WVSWA.



QB – Corey MacDonald, East Hardy, Sr. (captain)

RB – Dylan Lucas, Buffalo, Sr.; Jaiden Smith, St. Marys, Jr.; Brady Grant, Van, So.

WR – Brett Tharp, East Hardy, Jr.; Noah Bohanna, Notre Dame, Sr.; John Burkhalter, Wheeling Central, Sr.

OL – Jacob Northrup, St. Marys, Sr.; Corey Fowler, South Harrison, Sr.; Cam Nichols, Tolsia, Sr.; Danny Kimble, Pocahontas County, Sr.; Jake Seckman, Williamstown, Sr.

UTIL – Will Fenton, Fayetteville, Sr.; Isaac Rine, Wheeling Central, Sr.; Dalton Dempsey, Fayetteville, Sr.


DL – Trevor Hoosier, Williamstown, Sr.; Braden Broach, Fayetteville, Sr.; Owen Tillis, Buffalo, Jr.; Clayton McCabe, Wheeling Central, Sr.

LB – Michael Starcher, Cameron, Sr.; Cole Haley, Gilmer County, Sr.; Cam Barnette, South Harrison, Jr.; Vinny Mangino, Bishop Donahue, So.

DB – Trenton Tallman, Williamstown, Sr.; Will Billieter, St. Marys, Sr. (captain); Hunter Riffle, Doddridge County, Sr.; Trey Miller, Bishop Donahue, Sr.

UTIL – Trey Shuff, Gilmer County, Sr.; Luke Cooper, Pendleton County, Sr.; Colby Brown, Cameron, Jr.



QB – Nathan Grimmett, Summers County, Sr. (captain)

RB – Phillip Mullin, East Hardy, Sr.; Joseph Hayes, Mount View, Sr.; Alex Casto, Ravenswood, Sr.; Dawson Elia, Tug Valley, Jr.

WR – Brooks Parsons, Magnolia, Jr.; Tucker Lilly, Summers County, Sr.

OL – Jason Montgomery, Gilmer County, Sr.; Hunter Allen, Buffalo, Sr.; Jeb Evans, Tolsia, Sr.; Zack Eye, Moorefield, Sr.; Nick Haas, Clay-Battelle, Sr.

UTIL – Jace Reed, Tyler Consolidated, Sr.; Hayden Hizer, Paden City, Sr.

K – Ryan Cunningham, Ravenswood, Jr.


DL – Bryce Mefford, Williamstown, Sr. (captain); Andrew Richmond, Summers County, Sr.; Cole Price, Van, Sr.; Eddie Kachmarek, Tucker County, Sr.; Ethan Mahan, Ravenswood, Sr.

LB – Nick Rush, South Harrison, Jr.; Braden Barnhart, St. Marys, Sr.; Jacob Hanshaw, Buffalo, Sr.; Trey Cooper, Pendleton County, Sr.

DB – Logan Presley, Tolsia, Sr.; Tyler Anderson, Tyler Consolidated, Sr.; Freddy Canary, South Harrison, Jr.

UTIL – Bailey Kirk, Sherman, Sr.; Jordan Dempsey, Fayetteville, So.; Ricky Robinson, East Hardy, Sr.

Special Honorable Mention

Tanner Burnett, Clay-Battelle; Travis Dille, Clay-Battelle; Aaron Heasley, Paden City; Wyatt Wingrove, Cameron; Lander James, Cameron; J.C. Custer, Bishop Donahue; Jimmy Hull, Bishop Donahue; Dustin Brown, Madonna; Khalib Smith, Madonna; Chase Street, Magnolia; Chantz Chambers, Wheeling Central; Bray Price, Wheeling Central; Levi Streets, Valley-Wetzel; Jonathan Blankenship, Tug Valley; Ethan Burgess, Buffalo; Wyatt Workman, Pocahontas County; Alex Hewitt, Fayetteville; Marcus Lively, Fayetteville; Juquan Imes, Mount View; Matt Skaggs, Midland Trail; Noah Minor, Midland Trail; Luke Jackson, Ravenswood; Dylan Gray, St. Marys; Austin Whetzel, East Hardy; Luke French, East Hardy; Ryan Rodersheimer, Parkersburg Catholic; Dalton Campbell, Doddridge County; Tristen Dumire, Tygarts Valley; Gunnar Haley, Gilmer County; Hampton Haymond, Notre Dame, Alex Davisson, Notre Dame; Jacob Skrzesz, Pendleton County; Devin Boley, St. Marys; Ryan Anderson, South Harrison; Brent Barnette, South Harrison; Luke Hardway, Webster County; George Krogh, St. Marys; Blake Neely, Williamstown; Tim Wickman, Williamstown; Brandon keys, Tyler Consolidated.

Honorable Mention

Wyatt Edwards, Wahama; Rander Amos, Paden City; Andrew Simms, Cameron; Logan Wells, Bishop Donahue; Chris Barry, Bishop Donahue; Phil Good, Madonna; Nick Priem, Magnolia; Adam Murray, Wheeling Central; Tyler Kocher, Valley-Wetzel; Layne Daniel, Sherman; Alex Gibson, Van; Dylan Richmond, Sherman; Deon Diggs, Mount View; Dillon Brasse, Midland Trail; , Clay Skovorn, East Hardy; Junior Holmes, Bishop Donahue; Curtis James, Doddridge County; Michael Childers, Doddridge County; Aden Funkhouser, East Hardy; Danny Stuart, Hundred; Bryce Roberts, Gilmer County; Will Greene, Gilmer County; Logan Mongold, Moorefield; Tyler Olmsted, Moorefield; Elijah Helsley, Notre Dame; Ryan LaAsmar, Notre Dame; Mark Jordan, Pocahontas County; Brady Jones, Pocahontas County; Landon McFadden, South Harrison; Noah Lucas, Tug Valley; Josh Deboard, Tug Valley; Chase Rose, Webster County; Jay Stiltner, Webster County; Levi McVey, Wirt County; Jacob Stickley, Moorefied; Kole Puffenberger, Pendleton County; Jacob Persani, Summers County; Brian Krabbe, Montcalm.

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Wahama defenders Wyatt Edwards (24) and Jacob Fisher, right, bring down Eastern’s Jeremiah Martindale (7) during the second quarter of a Week 7 TVC Hocking football contest in Mason, W.Va.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2016/12/web1_12.7-WAH-Edwards.jpgWahama defenders Wyatt Edwards (24) and Jacob Fisher, right, bring down Eastern’s Jeremiah Martindale (7) during the second quarter of a Week 7 TVC Hocking football contest in Mason, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters