All-MSAC football team announced
HUNTINGTON — After another action packed football season in the Mountain State Athletic Conference, players have been recognized for their performance with the announcement of the all-conference team.
Players from Tri-State schools were named first team, second team and to the honorable mention list.
All-MSAC first team selections included Cole Bowers (Cabell Midland), Andrew Brewer (Cabell Midland), Brian Dilcher (Cabell Midland), Dustin Young (Huntington High) and Pat Stapleton (Cabell Midland).
Stapleton earned first team honors for his punting ability. Dilcher and Young made waves at the defensive back position. Brewer created havoc on the defensive line and Bowers opened big holes on the offensive line.
Players receiving all-conference second team honors included Jordan Marcum (Cabell Midland), Derek Little (Spring Valley), Chris Bowers (Cabell Midland), Brad Anania (Hurricane), Seth Morris (Spring Valley) and J.B. Lageman (Huntington High).
Marcum had a stellar season, hauling in 56 passes for 1,025 yards and five touchdowns. Anania was a scoring machine in the regular season, reaching the end zone 10 times, while compiling 682 yards rushing on 111 carries.
Little and Bowers were both monsters along the offensive front. Lageman was an intimidating force on defense known for his hard hitting. Morris played a large role in Spring Valley’s defensive scheme.
The honorable mention list included Chris Holsopple (Hurricane), Tyler Bartley (Cabell Midland), Kyle Cooper (Hurricane), Michael Morton (Huntington High), Justin Houck (Cabell Midland), Bryce Paul (Cabell Midland), Dakota Dishman (Huntington High), C.J. Crawford (Huntington High), Terrell Martin (Hurricane), Andy Fields (Hurricane), Tyler Browning (Lincoln County), Josh Wade (Lincoln County), Charles “Keebie” Gilkerson (Spring Valley) and Zane Moore (Spring Valley).
Bartley and Crawford were standout quarterbacks as juniors. Bartley supplied an electric surge for Cabell Midland’s offense by airing it out for 1,526 yards on 83-of-170 passing with nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Crawford was a dual threat for Huntington High. He threw for 1,618 yards on 130-of-232 passing with 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. He also burnt defenses for 584 yards rushing on 125 carries with five scores.
George Washington claimed the conference championship with a 9-1 regular season record. Parkersburg’s Matt Lindamood was named as the conference player of the year while George Washington’s Steve Edwards was named as the coach of the year.