5 local football players named All-Ohio in D-4

By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com

Meigs junior Cody Bartrum looks to pass during the Marauders’ September 18 victory over Vinton County, in Rocksprings. Bartrum, who threw for 2,206 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, was named first team All-Ohio.

Meigs junior Cody Bartrum looks to pass during the Marauders’ September 18 victory over Vinton County, in Rocksprings. Bartrum, who threw for 2,206 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, was named first team All-Ohio.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Five players from the Ohio Valley Publishing area were selected to the Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio football team, as voted on by a panel of AP sports writers throughout the Buckeye State.

Two local programs — Meigs and Gallia Academy — competed at the D-4 level this past fall, with the Marauders posting a 6-4 record and the Blue Devils finishing at 1-9.

Four of the five players selected to the All-Ohio squad were special mention choices, with the lone exception being MHS junior Cody Bartrum. Bartrum — who completed 157-of-267 pass attempts for 2,206 yards and 17 scores — was a first team selection at quarterback. Bartrum also got it done on the ground this fall, running for 418 yards and a team-best nine touchdowns on 148 carries.

Teammates joining Bartrum on the All-Ohio team are MHS seniors Kaileb Sheets, Colton Lilly and Colton Atkinson. Sheets scored six rushing touchdowns and six receiving touchdowns, while gaining 1,385 offensive yards this season. Lilly caught 52 passes for 809 yards and eight scores this fall, while rushing for one touchdown. Atkinson led the MHS defensive front with 69 tackles, including 14 for a loss.

Gallia Academy’s lone representative is senior Kole Carter, who was named special mention after excelling on both sides of the football. Carter — a quarterback on offense and a linebacker on defense — threw for 931 yards and 12 touchdowns, ran for 899 yards and nine touchdowns, and finished with 94 tackles including 12 for a loss.

Bartrum, Sheets, Lilly, Atkinson and Carter are all first time All-Ohioans.

The Division IV Offensive Player of the Year award went to London senior running back Michael Johnson, while St. Clairsville linebacker Brendan Ferns was named Defensive Player of the Year. The Division IV Coach of the Year award was given to Joe Snively of Middletown Bishop Fenwick.

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First Team


Ends-Terrance Landers, Dayton Dunbar, 6-foot-4, 195 pounds, senior; Charles Reeves, Steubenville, 6-6, 240, jr.; Trey Pugh, Plain City Jonathan Alder, 6-5, 215, jr.

Linemen-Tyler Wilson, Wauseon, 6-1, 191, sr.; Giacamo Cappabianca, Youngstown Ursuline, 6-1, 265, sr.; Thomas Casmir, Columbus Hartley, 6-0, 230, jr.; Haydn Lewis, St. Clairsville, 6-4, 270, sr.; Sean Sherman, Middletown Bishop Fenwick, 6-3, 265, sr.; Chris Beech, Kettering Archbishop Alter, 6-3, 285, sr.

Quarterbacks- Dimitri Collaros, Steubenville, 5-9, 165, sr.; Brad Thrasher, Oberlin Firelands, 5-11, 175, sr.; Alec Foos, Bellevue, 6-1, 180, jr.; Cody Bartrum, Pomeroy Meigs, 6-1, 180, jr.; Reed Aichholz, Cincinnati Indian Hill, 6-5, 220, jr.

Backs-Michael Johnson, London, 6-3, 200, sr.; Logan Thut, Mantua Crestwood, 6-2, 185, jr.; Davey Tunon, Clarksville Clinton-Massie, 5-8, 170, sr.; Johnnie Blue, Steubenville, 5-11, 215, sr. Kicker-Max Righetti, Salem, 6-0, 173 sr.


Linemen-Cody Howard, Carroll Bloom-Carroll, 6-0, 245, sr.; Chase Struewing, Waynesville, 6-0, 245, sr.; Aaron Miller, Oberlin Firelands, 5-10, 225, sr.; Josh Spurgeon, Napoleon, 6-3, 230, sr.; Josh Sills, Byesville Meadowbrook, 6-6, 315, sr.

Linebackers-Brendan Ferns, St. Clairsville, 6-3, 220, sr.; Jabbar Price, Youngstown Ursuline, 6-5, 220, sr.; Nick Lauria, Perry, 6-3, 210. sr.; Jacob Flory, Wauseon, 5-11, 209, sr.; Ben Hinton, Middletown Bishop Fenwick, 6-2, 220, sr.

Backs-Stephen Saxton, Circleville Logan Elm, 6-0, 190, sr.; Josh Petruccelli, Perry, 5-10, 180, jr.; Andrew Armstrong, Youngstown Mooney, 6-2, 215, sr.; Josh Whitcomb, Wauseon, 5-10, 140, sr. Punter- Cody Workman, Johnstown Monroe, 5-11, 165, jr.

Offensive player of the year: Michael Johnson, London

Defensive player of the year: Brendan Ferns, St. Clairsville

Coach of the year: Joe Snively, Middletown Bishop Fenwick

Second Team


Ends-Ben Davis, Byesville Meadowbrook, 5-9, 160, sr.; Lance Billings, Lorain Clearview, 6-1, 180, sr.; Dudley Taw, Sheffield Brookside, 6-2, 195, sr.; Luke Farrell, Perry, 6-6, 242, sr.

Linemen-Jake Grasso, Oberlin Firelands, 6-0, 290 sr.; Jake Garrison, Clarksville Clinton-Massie, 6-3, 285; Jeff Nogaj, Johnstown Monroe, 6-5, 325, jr.; Jacob Jones, London, 6-3, 260, so.; Chase Gore, Bellevue, 6-4, 240, sr.

Quarterbacks-Michael Camp, Circleville, 6-4, 165, sr.; Mason Lydic, Woodridge, 5-11, 170, so.; Aaron Latiolais, Heath, 5-9, 165, jr.; Brennan Armstrong, Shelby, 6-2, 190, so.

Backs-Jayden Davis, Springfield Kenton Ridge, 5-11, 190, sr.; Brandon Rios, Hubbard, 6-2, 218, sr.; Kimauni Johnson, Youngstown Ursuline, 5-10, 190, sr.; Chase Roberts, Zanesville Maysville, 5-11, 170, sr.; Quri Hickman, Columbus Hartley, 5-10, 220, sr.; Jordan Leasure, Amanda-Clearcreek, 6-1, 204, sr. Kicker-Connor Davis, Lewistown Indian Lake, 5-10, 170, sr.

Defense Linemen-Tyler Shobe, Lima Bath, 6-0, 196, sr.; Allija Lantzer, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 5-10, 175, sr.

Linebackers-Colin Costanzo, Parma Heights Holy Name, 5-11, 200, jr.; Alex Sturgill, Conneaut, 6-2, 210, sr.; Joey Davidson, Lewistown Indian Lake, 6-0, 205, sr.; Bo Gross, Lima Bath, 6-1, 220, jr.; Jake Stewart, St. Clairsville, 6-2, 210, sr.

Backs-Jordan Fabry, Crestwood, 6-3, 175, jr.; Nick Gaspro, Peninsula Woodridge, 5-8, 145, sr.; Devin Hessler, Caledonia River Valley, 5-9, 160, sr.; Nick Bray, Vermilion, 5-11, 165, sr.; Alex Vredenburgh, Ontario, 5-10, 170, sr. Punter- Layne Schmitz-Paxton, Napoleon, 6-4, 189, sr., Napoleon.

Third Team


Linemen-Jared Wright, Vermilion, 6-2, 275, sr.; Zach Williams, Wintersville Indian Creek, 5-10, 225, sr.

Quarterbacks-Konnor Roberts, Byesville Meadowbrook, 5-11, 180, jr.; Brady Cotsmire, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley, 6-0, 180, sr.

Backs-George Hill, Hubbard, 6-1, 200, sr.; Jeremiah Knight, Jefferson Area, 5-11, 165, jr. Evan Brown-Fugate, Sheffield Brookside, 5-10, 190, sr.; Emerson Lowe, Port Clinton, 5-9, 195, jr.

Defense Linemen-Devon McFeaters, Sheffield Brookside, 5-9, 200, sr. Linebackers-Jeremy Blue, Steubenville, 5-10, 190, sr.; Michael Hoecht, Dayton Oakwood, 6-4, 265, sr.; Ryan LaBanc, Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, 6-2, 215, sr.

Punter- A.J. Musolino, Struthers, 6-3, 205, jr.

Special Mention

Rian Anderson, Columbus Hartley; Cameron Downs, Hebron; Jaqui Vanmeter, Newark Licking Valley; Jacob Ware, Marengo Highland; Aaron Latiolais, Heath; Satchel Denton, Marengo Highland; Zach Baker, Marengo Highland; Jonny Chatfield, Johnstown Monroe; Elijah Senior, Heath; Hayden Bullard, Johnstown Monroe; Nash Fry, Caledonia River Valley; Cody Kirkbride, Columbus Hartley; Garrett Robinson; Newark Licking Valley; Elijah Brechbill, Newark Licking Valley; Richard Jones III, Columbus Hartley; Andrew Koening, Plain City Jonathan Alder;

Zach Bigelow, St. Clairsville; Cory Carlisle, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley; Robert Johnston, Lisbon Beaver; Parker Black, Byesville Meadowbrook; Ross Love, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley; Koby Cool, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley; AJ Cochrun, Steubenville; Nik Smith, Zanesville Maysville; Matt Greenwood, St. Clairsville; TJ Love, Byesville Meadowbrook; Jonathan Dailey, Wintersville Indian Creek; Carson Ernest, St. Clairsville; Seth Biacco, Steubenville; Jacob Skinner, Philo; Tahlor Macenko, Zanesville Maysville, Dalton Poland, Byesville Meadowbrook, Garth Charlton, Cambridge; Alec Love, Gnadenhutten Indian Valley; Jason Keyes, Lisbon Beaver; Clay Mercer, Zanesville Maysville; Robert Coppa, Wintersville Indian Creek; Jake Pershing, Cambridge; Mandela Lawrence-Burke, Steubenville; Chase Himmelspach, Zanesville Maysville; Adam Fox, Cambridge;

Jake Humeniuk, Salem; KeShun Jones, Streetsboro; Dontae Craft, Peninsula Woodridge; Aaron Mantua Crestwood; A.J. Iarussi, Struthers; Matt Weingart, Salem; Jerry Judd, Streetsboro; Trae Hillyer, Beloit West Branch; King Alfred Sanders, Peninsula Woodridge; David McDowell, Youngstown Mooney; Cameron Morgue, Mantua Crestwood; Matt Whittenberger, Hubbard, Ray Anderson, Youngstown Mooney; Spencer Robinson, Peninsula Woodridge; Nick Boldt, Cortland Lakeview; Matt Brink, Girard; Johnathan Williams, Streetsboro; Michael Picone, Mantua Crestwood; Cooper Bezeredi, Salem; Luke Kruse, Mogadore Field; Dawalyn Washington, Youngstown Ursuline;

Jackson Burdyshaw, Perry; Austin Conrad, LaGrange Keystone; Travis Bradley, Jefferson Area; Connor Vandeweel, Perry; Michael Johnson, Ashtabula Edgewood; Manni Malone, Chardon Notre Dame; Marcus Ernst, Ashtabula Edgewood; Andy Foley, Perry; Hunter Bean, Jefferson Area; Jonah Pfeil, Vermilion;

Devin Tuttle, Shelby; Aiden Rospert, Port Clinton; Logan McDermott, Ottawa-Glandorf; Seth Linder, Bellevue; Nolan Smith, Van Wert; Casey Cotter, Napoleon; Collin Underwood, Oak Harbor; Bryce Ray, Bellevue; Devon Brooks, Shelby; Logan Peckinpaugh, Napoleon; Danny Hench, Wauseon; Aarin Tillman, Kenton; Dylan Shaffer, Shelby; Alex Andrews, Napoleon; Chase Clark, Lima Bath; Ryan Stoller, Van Wert;

Erique Hosley, Chillicothe Unioto; Marcus Paul, Circleville Logan Elm; Kaileb Sheets, Pomeroy Meigs; Andrew Spicer, New Lexington; Zach Finley, Circleville Logan Elm; Trevor Hicks, Washington Court House Washington; Cade Marquez, Waverly; Aaron Manson, Circleville; Connor Warden, Circleville; Colton Lilly, Pomeroy Meigs; Clay Edler, Chillicothe Unioto; Drew Harris, Waverly; Aaron Greer, Washington Court House Washington; Bowen Boldoser, Circleville Logan Elm; Austin Houser, Chillicothe Unioto; Colton Atkinson, Pomeroy Meigs; Christian Redman, Circleville; Colin Woodside, Lancaster Fairfield Union; Kole Carter, Gallipolis Gallia Academy; Hunter Sunkle, Lancaster Fairfield Union; Alex Hollar, Greenfield McClain;

Jarret Matthews, Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan; Hunter Fentress, Clarksville Clinton-Massie; Cody Boxrucker, Hamilton Badin; Jeffery Pooler, Dayton Dunbar; Dominic Valentino, Hamilton Badi David Rueth, Kettering Archbishop Alter; Dan Becker, Cincinnati Indian Hill; Philip Dozier, Hamilton Badin; Williams, Dayton Meadowdale; Mason Rogers, Cincinnati Wyoming,; Ryan McNerny, Monroe.

Meigs junior Cody Bartrum looks to pass during the Marauders’ September 18 victory over Vinton County, in Rocksprings. Bartrum, who threw for 2,206 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, was named first team All-Ohio.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2015/12/web1_12.4-MHS-Bartrum.jpgMeigs junior Cody Bartrum looks to pass during the Marauders’ September 18 victory over Vinton County, in Rocksprings. Bartrum, who threw for 2,206 yards and 17 touchdowns this season, was named first team All-Ohio. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

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