Area players named to Northern C all-division football teams
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Big Sandy's Mason Ophus and Blue Sky/KG's Casey Crites and Keenan Toner were each named to the Northern C's all-division first team.
Ophus, a junior, picked up first team honors at tight end and defensive end while leading the Pioneers to the first round of the Class C playoffs.
Crites, a senior for the Eagles, was named to the first team at wide receiver and safety while also being named to the second team as a kicker
Toner also garnered first team honors at tight end and also at punter for the Eagles.
Big Sandy's Skylar Pearson was also named to the first team at running back and also to the second team at linebacker/cornerback.
Also named to the first team was Chester's Shannon Norick at linebacker. Norick was also named to the second team as a fullback.
Chester's Jim Graham shared coach of the year honors along with Belt's Craig Cummings.
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Center: Cody Wesche, 6-1, 210, sr., Power-Dutton-GFC.
Guards: Beau Wootan, 6-4, 220, sr., Belt: Aaron Willwmarth, 5-10, 210, sr., Power-Dutton-GFC; Tyler Bumgarner, 6-4, 280, sr., Belt
Tight ends: Keenan Toner, 5-11, 190, sr., Blue Sky-KG; Mason Ophus, 6-4, 220, jr., Big Sandy
Receivers: John Voegel, 5-10, 165, sr., Centerville; Casey Crites, 6-0, 165, sr., Blue Sky-KG
Quarterback: Logan Lewis, 5-9, 155, jr., Belt
Fullback: Sam Leritz, 6-0, 175, sr., Belt
Running backs: Skylar Pearson, 6-3, 185, jr., Big Sandy; Jason Black, 5-8, 160, sr., Power-Dutton-GFC.
Kicker John Voegel, 5-10, 165, sr., Centerville
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
Linemen: Tyler Bumgarner, Belt; Cody Wesche, Power-Dutton-GFC.
Ends: Beau Wootan, Belt; Mason Ophus, Big Sandy.
Inside linebackers: Sam Leritz, Belt; Shannon Norick, 6-0, 200, sr., Chester
Outside linebackers: Levi McCale, 5-7, 145, sr., Centerville; Kris Wootan, 6-1, 175, sr., Belt; Reid Fleshman, 6-3, 185, sr., Power-Dutton-GFC
Safety: Casey Crites, Blue Sky-KG
Punter: Keenan Toner, Blue Sky-KG
Second team offense
Center: Beau Benhart, so., Belt.
Guard: Scott Schaffer, sr., Power-Dutton-GFC.
Tight ends: John Raines, sr., Valier; Nathan Hayes, jr., Belt.
Wide receivers: Levi McCale, sr., Centerville; Shance Hall, sr., Valier.
Quarterback: Reid Fleshman, sr., Power-Dutton-GFC.
Fullback: Shannon Norick, sr., Chester
Running backs: Kyle Orlet, sr., Centerville; Mitch Violett, jr., Chester
Kicker: Casey Crites, Blue Sky-KG
Second team defense
Linemen:Jack Thornton, sr., Big Sandy; Cody Blanchett, sr., Power-Dutton-GFC.
Ends: Aaron Willmarth, sr., Power-Dutton-GFC; Wes Leritz, jr., Belt.
Inside linebackers: David Tillman, jr., Belt; Chase Pepos, sr., Centerville; Scott Schaffer, sr., Power-Dutton-GFC.
Outside linebackers: Kyle Orlet, sr., Centerville; Josh Gonderio, sr., Belt; Skylar Pearson, jr, Big Sandy
Safety: Adam Stubbs, sr., Chester
Punter: John Voegel, sr., Centerville.
Honorable mention offense: Alex Thornton, C, Big Sandy; Cory Decker, G, Chester; Kyle Dean, G, Valier; Matt Kalanick, TE, Power-Dutton-GFC; Nick LaSorte, TE, Chester; Neil Tatsey, WR, Valier; Matt Meyy, WR, Big Sandy; Adam Stubbs, QB, Chester; Jon Lipp, QB, Blue Sky-KG; Cody Blanchett, FB, Power-Dutton-GFC; Ricky Miller, RB, Belt; Stephen Harros, RB, Power-Dutton-GFC; Chris Ayers, K, Big Sandy.
Honorable mention defense: Kyle Dean, DE, Valier; Nick LaSorte, DE, Chester; John Raines, ILB, Valier; Cory Morgan, ILB, Heart Butte; Keenan Toner, ILB, Blue Sky-KG; Danny Larish, OLB, Big Sandy; Jason Black, OLB, Power-Dutton-GFC; Jon Lipp, OLB, Blue Sky-KG; Tom Schelle, S, Belt; Chris Ayers, P, Big Sandy.
Co-Coaches of the Year: Craig Cummings, Belt, and Jim Graham, Chester.