SW District only gets four on DI All-Ohio team

Only four players from the Division I All-Southwest District Team were named First Team All-Ohio. Southwest District offensive player of the year Ra’Von Bonner (Sycamore) and defensive player of the year Kyle Bolden (Colerain) were the only representatives from the Greater Miami Conference. The GMC which placed four teams in the Region 4 playoffs saw even less love on the Second and Third teams with just three players from the league being recognized among those units.

Sycamore RB Ra'Von Bonner (photo by Justin Sheldon/

Sycamore RB Ra’Von Bonner (photo by Justin Sheldon/

Greater Western Ohio Conference and stalwart Wayne saw star L’Christian Smith be named First Team at receiver. The Warriors also placed four players on the Second and Third teams. Springboro had three of the GWOC’s other four players named to the Second and Third teams.

The honors were also slim pickings in the Greater Catholic League South. First Team linebacker Brady Stoll (St. Xavier) was the only member from the conference to be named to any team. It was a tough year for a league whose squads boast of playing the toughest schedules in the country.

Here is a look at the 2016 Division I All-Ohio Football Team:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The 2016 Associated Press Division I All-Ohio football teams, as selected by a media panel.

First Team
Tight ends/wide receivers-Dillon Dingler, Massillon Jackson, 6-foot-2, 195 pounds, senior; Jaylen Harris, Cleveland Heights, 6-4, 215, sr.; L’Christian “Blue” Smith, Huber Heights Wayne, 6-5, 215, jr.; Daevon Anderson, Hilliard Bradley, 6-1, 170, jr.; Trent Gillison, Pickerington Central, 6-6, 235, jr. Linemen-Michael Miranda, Stow-Munroe Falls, 6-4, 300, sr.; Keegan Ferrell, Hilliard Darby, 6-0, 260, sr.; Sam Backenstoe, Hilliard Davidson. 6-2, 249, jr.; Terrel Lee, Euclid, 6-1, 260, sr.; Jahneil Douglas, Toledo Start, 6-4, 255, sr.; Dillon Brauser, Medina, 6-5, 315, sr.; John Spellacy, Cleveland St. Ignatius, 6-1, 285, sr. Quarterbacks-Will Phillis, Hilliard Bradley, 6-4, 225, sr.; Noah Mitchell, Euclid, 6-5, 200, sr.; Kyle Vantrease, Stow-Munroe Falls, 6-3, 225. Backs-Jimmy Daw, Medina, 6-4, 223, sr.; EJ Caldwell, Upper Arlington. 6-1, 205, sr.; Ra’Von Bonner, Sycamore, 5-11, 210, sr.; Carlos Chavis, Lorain, 5-10, 193, sr.; Morgan Ellison, Pickerington Central, 6-2, 215. Kicker-A.J. Smith, Powell Olentangy Liberty, 6-3, 195, sr.

Linemen-Cam King, Elyria, 6-2, 225, sr.; Ben Frye, Dublin Coffman. 6-3, 239, sr.; Zach Harrison, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange, 6-6, 225, so.; Kyle Walsh, Toledo Whitmer, 6-2, 220, sr. Linebackers-Matt Brown, Solon, 6-0, 210, sr.; Adam Shibley, Cleveland St. Ignatius, 6-1, 228, sr.; Kyle Bolden, Colerain, 6-1, 215, sr.; Cael Baker, Gahanna-Lincoln. 6-0, 250, sr.; Brady Stoll, St. Xavier, 6-1, 215, sr.; Bosston Nolty, Hilliard Davidson. 6-0, 188, sr. Backs-Xavier Henderson, Pickerington Central. 6-2, 190, jr.; Thomas Henderson, Dublin Jerome, 5-11, 172, jr.; Reggie Corner, Canton McKinley, 5-10, 195, sr.; Daesean Brooks, Lorain, 6-4, 180, sr.; Arquon Bush, Euclid, 6-0, 170, jr; Dominique Long, Westerville South, 6-2, 185, sr. Punter-Caleb Stoneburner, Dublin Coffman. 6-4, 202.

Offensive player of the year: Will Phillis, Hilliard Bradley
Defensive player of the year: Matt Brown, Solon
Coach of the year: Steve Hale, Powell Olentangy Liberty

Fairfield OL Jack Carman (photo by Mike Noyes/

Fairfield OL Jack Carman (photo by Mike Noyes/

Second Team
Tight ends/wide receivers-Ty Henderson, Dublin Jerome. 6-0, 160, sr.; Nick Witcher, Toledo Whitmer, 6-3, 190, sr.; Nick Kovacs, Springboro, 6-3, 190, sr.; Connor Gessells, Pickerington North, 6-4, 195, sr. Lineman-Matt Esterle, Stow-Munroe Falls, 6-2, 240, sr.; Sam Neverov, Dublin Jerome, 6-4, 290, sr.; Connor Parrish, Powell Olentangy Liberty, 6-1, 270, sr.; Jack Carman, Fairfield, 6-6, 310, jr.; Ben Jackson, Huber Heights Wayne, 6-2, 265, sr. Quarterback-Jimmy Weirick, Pickerington North. 6-0, 175, sr. Backs-Danny Davis, Springfield, 6-3, 190, sr.; Ryan Royer, Hilliard Davidson, 5-11, 195, sr. Kicker-Charlie Kuhbander, Springboro, 5-10, 190, sr.; Jed Quackenbush, Newark. 6-2, 165, sr.

Linemen-Steven Wolfe, Marysville. 6-1, 220, sr.; Luke Sheridan, Lancaster. 6-1, 235, sr. Linebackers-Josh Chandler, Canton McKinley, 6-0, 225, jr.; Naz Bohannon, Lorain, 6-6, 218, sr.; Bryce Houston, Lewis Center Olentangy Orange, 6-1, 220, jr.; Ed Warinner, Powell Olentangy Liberty, 6-1, 220, jr. Backs-Tyler Woodruff, Lancaster, 5-11, 165, sr.; J.C. Mikovich, Austintown Fitch, 5-6, 135, sr.; Michael Ballentine, Mentor, 6-1, 185, sr.; Kyle Nunn, Findlay, 6-3, 200, sr.; Keontae Jones, Colerain, 5-11, 170, sr.; Melvin Jackson, Lakewood, St. Edward, 6-1, 170, sr. Punter-Colin Robertson, Westerville Central, 6-1, 195; Nick DeSalvo, Austintown Fitch, 5-11, 155, jr.

Third Team
Ends/wide receivers-Dylan Fultz, Medina, 6-0, 170, jr. Lineman-Haydon Schmidt, Lewis Center Olentangy, 6-4, 290, sr. Quarterback-Brody Mahle, Springboro, 5-10, 175, sr. Backs-Elijah Ladson, Canton GlenOak, 6-2, 215, sr.; Fred Pitts, Huber Heights Wayne, 5-10, 200, sr.; Jack Dear, Massillon Jackson, 5-11, 185 sr.; Melvin Jackson, Lakewood, St. Edward, 6-1, 170. Kicker-Chase Wilcox, Findlay, 5-9, 140, jr.

Linemen-Mazon Walker, Huber Heights Wayne, 5-11, 285, sr. Linebackers-Qwanda Woodson, Elyria, 6-0, 215, so. Backs-Zach Kubicki, Toledo Whitmer, 5-11, 180, sr.; Matt Wilcox, Huber Heights Wayne, 5-10, 190, sr. Punter-Jerred McGuire, Fairfield, 6-1, 205, sr.

Special Mention
Zelwyn Robinson, West Chester Lakota West; Zack Richardson, Cincinnati Sycamore; Howard Watkins, Cincinnati Colerain; Jake Borman, Cincinnati Sycamore; Malik Vann, Fairfield; Zaid Hamdan, Mason; Jackson Knipper, Beavercreek; Josiah Scott, Fairfield; Zach Lyons, Cincinnati Elder; Carl Grimm, Cincinnati St. Xavier;

Joe Andrassy, Stow; Hayden Grider, Canton GlenOak; Eric Sarbaugh, North Canton Hoover; Aaron Naples, Brunswick; Adrian Woliver, Stow; Bryce Warmouth, Austintown Fitch; Joe Gobble, Stow-Munroe Falls; Dillon Smith, North Canton Hoover; Mike Rekstis, Canton GlenOak; Trey Mihok, Massillon Jackson; Xavier Smith, Canton McKinley; Nick Pankow, Medina;

Thomas Wilks, Solon; Micah Hills, Shaker Heights; Ramone Collins, Euclid; Manning Trubisky, Mentor; James Leyden, Cleveland St. Ignatius; Dylan Woodings, Elyria; Nate Westrich, Solon; Kyle Payne, Lakewood St. Edward; Jamir Dismukes, Shaker Heights; Colin Goodfellow, Cleveland St. Ignatius; Jaylin Nolden, Euclid; Michael Chime, Cleveland St. Ignatius; Quentin Pardon, Lorain; Omar Fattah, Lakewood St. Edward; Jake McCurry, Solon; Aaron Huff, Lorain;

Lance Hale, Toledo Whitmer; Riley Keller, Toledo Whitmer; Stephon Watson, Toledo Start; Kaleb Breitner, Toledo Whitmer; Cam Dillon, Findlay; David Smith, Toledo Start; Brandon Armstrong, Findlay; Sam Stickles, Toledo Whitmer; Jacob Boling, Toledo Start.

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