To the victors go the spoils.
State-champion Wahama landed a total of seven players on the 2012 Class A all-state football teams, as voted on by members of the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
The White Falcons — who set program-firsts with a state title and 14-0 overall mark — were well-represented throughout the list, as Wahama earned three first-team selections, a pair of second-team honorees, and both a special mention and honorable mention choice.
Zach Wamsley was the lone White Falcon named to the first-team defense, but the senior linebacker was also chosen as the captain — or top player — in Class A. Wamsley led WHS with 91 tackles and also posted 4.5 sacks during the season.
Juniors Kane Roush and Zack Killingsworth were both chosen to the first-team offense. Roush was selected as a running back after scoring 22 touchdowns and rushing for over 1,500 yards, while Killingsworth anchored an offensive line that outscored opponents by a whopping 558-193 overall margin.
Senior Trenton Gibbs was chosen to the second-team defense as a defensive back, while junior Wesley Harrison was named to the second-team offense as an offensive lineman.
Junior Colton Neal was a special mention choice and senior Crandal Neal was an honorable mention selection in Class A.
Magnolia senior wideout Stephen Rogalski was named the first-team offensive captain. Second-team captains were Eliott Nero of Madonna (offense) and Jordan Bonar of Bishop Donahue (defense).
2012 Class A all-state football teams
First Team Offense
QB — Ross Comis, Madonna, 6-1, 205, jr.
RB — Drew Keller, Magnolia, 5-10, 185, jr.; Jake Parker, Meadow Bridge, 6-0, 188, jr.; Kane Roush, Wahama, 5-10, 165, jr.
OL — Zack Johnson, Greenbrier West, 6-3, 265, sr.; Zack Killingsworth, Wahama, 5-8, 220, jr.; Scott Lowe, Wirt County, 6-0, 215, sr.; Tyler Menas, Clay—Battelle, 6-1, 310, sr.; Allen Pratt, St. Marys, 6-1, 237, sr.
WR — Josh Parker, East Hardy, 6-2, 165, sr.; Stephen Rogalski, Magnolia, 5-11, 170, sr. (Captain)
Utility — C.J. Burch, Wheeling Central, 5-10, 165, jr.
K — Garret Butler, Williamstown, 6-1, 185, sr.
First Team Defense
DL — Nate Guio, Madonna, 6-3, 205, jr.; Braxton Nolte, Wheeling Central, 5-11, 230, sr.; Isaac Parsley, Tug Valley, 6-3, 225, sr.
LB — Mike Adkins, Tucker County, 6-0, 225, sr.; Derek Barnhart, St. Marys, 5-8, 213, sr.; Kage Rohde, Magnolia, 5-9, 180, jr.; Zach Wamsley, Wahama, 6-0, 195, sr. (Captain)
DB — Levi Jordan, Buffalo, 6-3, 181, sr.; Hunter LeMasters, Tyler Consolidated, 5-11, 165, sr.; Derek Nestor, Tucker County, 6-1, 155, sr.; Daniel Plaugher, Doddridge County
Utility — Malik Boatwright, Greenbrier West, 5-8, 160, jr.
P — Jake Grimmett, Midland Trail, 5-11, 174, sr.
Second Team Offense
QB — Tristan Haught, Clay-Battelle, 6-2, 170, jr.
RB — Kyler Doss, Pocahontas County, 5-10, 192, sr.; Shayne Hinkle, Clay-Battelle, 5-9, 160, sr.; Austin Zirk, Tucker County, 5-10, 165, jr.
OL — Slayton Beard, Valley (Fayette), 5-8, 256, sr.; Avery Goff, Williamstown, 6-3, 287, sr.; Wesley Harrison, Wahama, 5-11, 210, jr.; Josh Martin, Madonna, 7-1, 290, jr.; Chance Siebieda, Wheeling Central, 6-2, 240, sr.
WR — Alex Doak, Tyler Consolidated, 5-11, 170, sr.; Tyler Snyder, Tucker County, 6-0, 168, sr.
Utility — Eliott Nero, Madonna, 5-10, 185, jr. (Captain)
K — Bradley Cottrell, Wheeling Central, 6-1, 150, sr.
Second Team Defense
DL — Cody DiBartelemeo, Tucker County, 6-2, 193, sr.; Chris McDuffy, Williamstown, 6-1, 225, sr.; Kyle Ritz, Magnolia, 6-0, 190, fr.; Lance Taylor, Moorefield, 6-1, 215, sr.
LB — Corey Agosti, Van, jr.; Jordan Bonar, Bishop Donahue, 5-11, 175, sr. (Captain); Garrett Hypes, Madonna, 5-11, 160, sr.; Statton Shriver, ClayBattelle, 6-0, 190, sr.
DB — Andrew Cosper, St. Marys, 5-8, 150, sr.; Trenton Gibbs, Wahama, 6-2, 195, sr.; Laythen Good, Buffalo, 5-7, 151, jr.
Utility — Levi Beck, East Hardy, 6-0, 180, sr.
P — Spencer Shriver, South Harrison, sr.
Ben Aylestock, South Harrison; David Belcher, Man; Zach Bennett, Richwood; DaShawn Brown, Moorefield; Santino Cava, Notre Dame; Cole Collier, East Hardy; Corey Dillon, Tug Valley; James Ellison, Wirt County; Garrison Erwin, Buffalo; Wyatt Ford, Doddridge County; David Gray, St. Marys; Lavante Hampton, Bishop Donahue; Tanner Hanna, Magnolia; Saquan Hill, Bishop Donahue; Josh Martin, Greenbrier West; Aaron Muncy, Tug Valley; Nick Naumann, Wheeling Central; Colton Neal, Wahama; Nick Ossman, Madonna; Tyler Parker, Greenbrier West; Austin Patterson, Clay-Battelle; Michael Pleva, Wheeling Central; Zach Rhodes, Moorefield; Dustin Richmond, Meadow Bridge; Shawn Skovron, East Hardy; Nathan Tolley, Clay-Battelle; Chris Varner, Hundred; Mark Walker, Cameron; Michael Whisner, Tucker County; Cody Winter, Valley (Fayette).
Zach Armstrong, Tucker County; Marcus Bailey, Montcalm; Ethan Barker, Midland Trail; Wyatt Basye, East Hardy; Garrett Bever, Madonna; Will Bowser, Madonna; Raeshawn Breckenridge, Valley (Fayette); Jacob Brill, Magnolia; Isaac Britton, Doddridge County; Cory Chambers, Richwood; Justin Clark, Sherman; Brandon Cross, Paden City; Mitch Davis, Parkersburg Catholic; Gabe Garrison, Buffalo; Nathaniel Goldstein, Tucker County; Jason Grose, Montcalm; David Hastings, Williamstown; Brady Hinkle, East Hardy; Hunter Hitt, South Harrison; Kyle Killen, Meadow Bridge; Austin Martin, Cameron; Koty Martin, Tyler Consolidated; Spencer Mason, Valley (Wetzel); Marcus Murrell, Man; Crandal Neal, Wahama; Mikey Newsome, Tug Valley; Logan Opyoke, Clay-Battelle; Travis Paugh, Notre Dame; Brandon Riggleman, Moorefield; Devin Rose, Pocahontas County; Jared Smith, Buffalo; Cole Seckman, Magnolia; Noah Spitzer, St. Marys; Casey Stewart, Valley (Fayette); Josh Trembly, Wirt County; Chris Vani, Bishop Donahue; Matt Vucelik, Bishop Donahue; Dakota Watson, Williamstown; Cody White, Meadow Bridge; Zac Wolford, Tucker County.