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County football players earn SW district recognition

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Seven Clinton County football players earned first team honors Thursday on the Ohio Prep Sportswriters All-Southwest District teams.

Clinton-Massie placed four on the Division IV first team while Wilmington had two on the Division III first team and Blanchester had one on the Division V first team.

Brendan Lamb (RB), Davis Wulf (OL), Braxton Green (DL) and Tate Olberding (DB) of Clinton-Massie were first team in Div. IV while Chris Custis (DL) and Rory Bell (P) of Wilmington were first team in Div. III. Blanchester’s Colt Conover (LB) earned first-team honors in Div. V.

East Clinton’s Todd Wedding (RB), Branson Smith (WR) and Jared Smith (P) were all second team in Div. V. Phillip Davis was given honorable mention.

Wilmington’s second teamer was Cam Coomer (QB). Jeff Valentine was given honorable mention.

Clinton-Massie’s second teamers were Brody Muterspaw (OL), Trevor McGuinness (K), Cayden Clutter (LB) and Garrett Trampler (DB).

Blanchester’s second teamers were Christian Stubbs (OL), Jasper Damewood (K), James Peters (DL) and Kadin Berwanger (LB). Honorable mention was given to Tanner Creager and Gage Huston.

Lamb, a 5-11, 195-pound senior running back, rushed for 1,606 yards and 36 touchdowns for the Falcons.

Wulf, a 6-3, 265-pound senior offensive lineman, paved the way for Clinton-Massie’s 3,666 rushing yards and 475 passing yards this season. The Clinton-Massie offense scored 59 touchdowns.

Green, a 5-11, 215-pound senior defensive end, had 43 solo tackles and six solos sacks for the stingy Massie defense. He had three fumble recoveries.

Olberding, a 6-3, 180-pound senior defensive back, had 14 solo tackles, an interception return for a touchdown, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as a shutdown corner.

Custis, a 6-3, senior, had 43 tackles and 11 sacks for Wilmington this season on the defensive line.

Bell, a 5-10, senior, averaged 38 yards per punt with nine inside the 10 for WHS. He was 4 for 6 on field goals with a long of 47 yards. Bell made 30 of 33 extra points.

Conover, a 5-8, 180-pound junior linebacker, had 34 solo tackles, two sacks, five tackles for loss, an interception and three fumble recoveries, one of which he returned for a touchdown.

Wedding, a 5-9, 160-pound senior running back, rushed for 874 yards and seven touchdowns for the Astros.

Branson Smith, a 6-1, 170-pound junior, had 490 yards and six touchdowns receiving for ECHS. He had 65 tackles and three interceptions as well.

Jared Smith, a 6-0, 160-pound sophomore punter, averaged 38 yards per kick this season and had five inside the 20 yard line. His long punt was 54 yards.

Davis, a 6-0, 230-pound sophomore, graded out at 90 percent blocking to go along with a team-high 37 knockdown blocks. On defense he had 42 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries.

Coomer, a 6-1, senior, threw for 1,187 yards and 11 touchdowns while rushing for 393 yards and six scores as a first-time starter at quarterback for the Hurricane.

Valentine, a 6-2, sophomore linebacker, had 54 tackles for Wilmington.

Muterspaw, a 5-10, 225-pound junior, was one of the top offensive linemen for the Falcons who averaged more than 400 yards and nearly six touchdowns per game.

McGuinness, a 6-0, 180-pound junior kicker, converted 57 of 57 extra points and made 5 of 7 field goal attempts for Clinton-Massie.

Clutter, a 5-11, 190-pound junior linebacker, had 38 solo tackles, two interceptions and two forced fumbles for the Falcons.

Trampler, a 5-11, 165-pound senior defensive back, had 25 solo tackles and two interceptions for Clinton-Massie. He also averaged 17 yards on 14 punt returns and 60 yards on four kickoff returns, which included one for a touchdown.

Stubbs, a 6-0, 210-pound senior lineman, had three fumble recoveries, two sacks and 17 pancake blocks for the Wildcats.

Damewood, a 5-9, 185-pound kicker, made 4 of 5 field goals and 27 of 27 extra point kicks. He averaged 32 yards on 47 punts with a long of 59 yards. Seven punts were downed inside the 20.

Peters, a 5-9, 210-pound senior defensive lineman, had 30 solo tackles, two sacks, 10 tackles for loss for BHS.

Berwanger, a 6-0, 175-pound senior linebacker, had 35 solos, five tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

Creager, a 5-11, 150-pound senior, had three receiving touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns to go along with 30 solo tackles, two interceptions and a fumble recovery.

Huston, a 5-9, 170-pound junior, rushed four 441 yards and four touchdowns on offense, while recording 31 solos, three interceptions and a defensive touchdown on the other side of the ball for the Wildcats.

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County football players earn SW district recognition

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