Four Clinton County football players earned first team All-Southwest District honors from the Associated Press Thursday in voting conducted by a media panel from the area.
Wilmington’s Dylan Beaugard in Div. III and Clinton-Massie’s Davey Tunon, Hunter Fentress and Jake Garrison in Div. IV were according first team honors in their respective divisions.
Second team honors were given to Conner Barton of Wilmington and Matt Creditt of Wilmington in Div. III; Brian Barnes of East Clinton in Div. V.
Honorable mention status went to Blanchester’s Nick Grogg, Hunter Collier and Tristan Green in Div. IV; Bryce Boyd of Clinton-Massie, Tommy Williams of Clinton-Massie in Div. IV; and JT McCarren of East Clinton and DJ Luttrell of East Clinton in Div. V.
Beaugard, a 5-10, 170-pound sophomore, was multi-faceted this season for the Hurricane. He rushed for 410 yards and six touchdowns on just 34 attempts. Beaugard caught 39 passes for 621 yards and four touchdowns. On defense, he led WHS with 49 tackles.
Fentress, a 6-1, 175-pound senior quarterback, was named to the first team along with Indian Hill’s Reed Aichholz, who earned Div. IV offensive player of the year honors.
Fentress was 86-126 for 1,525 yards passing during the regular season with 17 points and just two interceptions. He ran 37 times for 348 yards and seven touchdowns.
Tunon, a 5-8, 170-pound senior running back who was third team All-Ohio last year, gained 1,072 yards and scored 15 touchdowns on the ground in 129 regular season attempts. He had three games of eight carries or less because of the lopsided score.
He has had back-to-back school record performances in the post-season, however, gaining 371 yards rushing and six touchdowns against Taft and then 393 yards and five touchdowns last week against Indian Hill.
The AP honors only consider regular season statistics.
Garrison, a 6-3, 285-pound senior offensive lineman, led the way for the Falcons up front on both sides of the ball, but earned offensive honors from AP. He was first team All-Ohio as junior.
Barton, a 6-2, 270-pound sophomore, paved the way for the Hurricane offense that rushed for 3,800 yards this season.
Creditt, a 6-1, 180-pound senior, was 71-142 passing for 1,163 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. The Hurricane signal-caller also rushed for 933 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Barnes, a 6-1, 186-pound senior, played wide receiver and defensive end for the Astros. He had 29 receptions for 451 yards and three touchdowns on offense. He had 57 total tackles, including four sacks, eight tackles for loss, two interceptions and six fumble recoveries. He returned on of the fumble recoveries for a touchdown.
Grogg, a 6-3, 220-pound senior, rushed for 326 yards and five touchdowns while posting 227 yards and three touchdowns receiving. He had 45 tackles, including four sacks, on defense.
Collier, a 5-6, 170-pound junior, rushed for 655 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense and 55 tackles, including 32 solos, on defense.
Greene, a 5-9, 160-pound junior, was 30-65 passing for 604 yards and had 441 yards and five touchdowns rushing while battling injuries for the Wildcats.
McCarren, a 6-2, 161-pound sophomore, caught 25 passes for 465 yards and three touchdowns as a wide receiver and registered 29 tackles with two interceptions as a defensive back.
Luttrell, a 6-1, 286-pound senior, led the Astros along the offensive and defensive lines this season.
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