COLUMBUS — Patrick Henry’s Colt Pettit had already won over Virginia Tech coaches with an impressive list of accomplishments.
On Wednesday, his resume got better.
Pettit, a first-team all-Ohio selection as a junior, capped his senior season by being named Ohio’s Division VI co-Defensive Player of the Year in all-state selections released by The Associated Press.
Bluffton’s Isaac Little was also first-team all-Ohio in Division VI, while Ada’s Matt Wilcox and Patrick Henry’s Tobey Hernandez were second- and third-team selections, respectively.
Arlington’s Austin Rettig and Logan Grieser and McComb’s Clay Dysert earned first-team honors in Division VII. Leipsic’s Zach Kuhlman and McComb’s Mitch Schroeder were second-team and Arlington’s Andrew Hunter and Josh Elledge were second- and third-team picks, respectively. Mohawk’s Erik Maskey was also third team.
Pettit checks in at 6-feet-4 and 260 pounds and is projected as an offensive guard at Virginia Tech. But the two-way starter dominated on defense as well with 111/2 tackles for losses among his 77 total tackles.
Little joins Pettit on the Division VI defensive line. The 6-3, 210-pound Miami of Ohio recruit had 41 tackles, including three sacks.
Wilcox, already an all-Ohio athlete in swimming and track, added a third sport to his all-state resume. The 6-2, 175-pound senior quarterback threw for 2,145 yards and 28 touchdowns in regular season play and led Ada to the Division VI regional finals.
Hernandez earned his all-Ohio honors at running back (1,354 yards, 19 TDs).
Rettig at running back and Grieser on the offensive line were first team Division VII for an Arlington team that averaged over 400 yards a game and advanced to the regional finals.
Rettig (6-foot, 190, jr.) rushed for 1,604 yards and 33 touchdowns during the regular season, caught two TD passes, and returned a kickoff and an interception for scores as well. Grieser (6-3, 281, jr.), led the way for Rettig, and earned first-team recognition in the Blanchard Valley Conference and Northwest District.
Hunter intercepted six passes and earned second-team as a defensive back. He also had 1,310 yards passing, 341 rushing and 18 total touchdowns as Arlington’s quarterback. Elledge, the BVC Defensive Player of the Year, had 22 minus-yardage tackles and 75 stops overall.
Dysert (46 receptrions, 939 yards, 13 TDs) earned first-team honors as a receiver and Schroeder (5 INTs, 45 total tackles) was a second-team pick as a defensive back.
Kuhlman (1,589 yards, 20 TDs) made the all-state second team at quarterback. A three-time first-team all-BVC selection, the 6-3, 190-pound senior had almost 6,500 yards and 75 TDs as a three-year starter for the Vikings.
Mohawk’s Maskey was the third-team punter after averaging 39 yards a kick.
ENDS — Korbin Showalter, Wayne Trace, 6-1, 180, sr.; Devin Mize, New Paris National Trail, 5-9, 155, sr.; Thomas Gatewood, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton, 5-9, 165, sr. LINEMEN — Brady Taylor, Cols. Ready, 6-5, 280, sr.; Mike Cymbal, Kirtland, 6-1, 235, sr.; Brandon Woodruff, Mechanicsburg, 6-4, 245, jr.; Brenden Jurden, Newark Cath., 6-2, 265, sr. QUARTERBACKS–Spencer Badia, Bellaire, 5-10, 180, sr.; Antonio Woods, Cin. Summit Country Day, 6-1, 185, sr.; Colby Speice, Wayne Trace, 6-3, 200, sr. RUNNING BACKS — Akili Taylor, Cols. Ready, 5-9, 187, sr.; Nate Arnett, Lucasville Valley, 6-0, 205, sr.; Marvelle Ross, Cleve. VASJ, 5-9, 150, sr.; Joe Alessi, Canfield S. Range, 5-9, 175, jr. Aeryton Erwin, Mechanicsburg, 5-8, 155, jr.; Sam Kukura, Kirtland, 5-10, 200, sr. KICKER — Tyler Kohman, Columbus Academy, 6-2, 175, sr.
LINEMEN — Michael Barwick, Cin. Summit Country Day, 6-3, 300, jr.; Ryan Bee, Jeromesville Hillsdale, 6-7, 250, sr.; Colt Pettit, Patrick Henry, 6-4, 260, sr.; Canon Schroeder, Kirtland, 6-2, 200, sr.; Isaac Little, Bluffton, 6-3, 210, sr. LINEBACKERS — Logan Wilson, Sugarcreek Garaway, 6-2, 205, sr.; Justin Dickens, Oak Hill, 6-5, 195, sr.; Matthew Finkler, Kirtland, 6-3, 235, jr.; Alvin Knox, Cols. Ready, 6-0, 201, jr.; Tyler Lauchard, Mechanicsburg, 6-0, 195, sr. DEFENSIVE BACKS — Derek Drewes, Tinora, 6-1, 180, sr.; Ryan Loncar, Kirtland, 5-11, 190, sr.; Billy Goodall, Canfield S. Range, 5-10, 165, sr.; Reid Renollet, Tinora, 6-0, 170, sr. PUNTER — Anthony Moeglin, Louisville Aquinas, 6-1, 190, jr.
OFFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Akili Taylor, Cols. Ready; Colby Speice, Wayne Trace.
DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: Matthew Finkler, Kirtland; Colt Pettit, Patrick Henry.
COACHES OF THE YEAR: Jim Stoyle, Centerburg; John Storey, Cleve. VASJ; Tim Dunn, Cin. Country Day; Ryan Teglovic, N. Robinson Col. Crawford.
Second Team Offense
ENDS — Ethan Wolf, Minster, 6-5, 240, sr.; Evan Vernier, Louisville Aquinas, 5-7, 145, jr. LINEMEN — Wyatt Black, Bellaire, 6-0, 265, sr.; Garrett Sorley, Canfield S. Range, 6-3, 230, sr.; Carson Williams, McDonald, 6-1, 275, sr.; Austin Mahan, Tinora, 5-11, 210, sr. QUARTERBACKS– Tre’Von Williams, Cleve. VASJ, 6-3, 200, jr.; Matt Wilcox, Ada, 6-2, 175, sr.; Jeremy Fitzpatrick, N. Jackson Jackson-Milton, 6-4, 185, sr. RUNNING BACKS — Jibril Dansby, Newcomerstown, 5-9, 160, jr.; Zavier Buzard, Delphos Jefferson, 5-10, 170, sr.; Kiylan Bugg, Oberlin, 5-2, 130, sr. KICKER — Cody LaRoche, Bellaire, 6-0, 255, jr.
Second Team Defense
LINEMEN — Luke Miller, Grandview Hts., 6-3, 235, sr.; Robbie Adams, Casstown Miami E., 5-11, 185, sr.;. Devin Wenzlich, Wayne Trace, 6-2, 210, sr.; Jason Garlando, Newcomerstown, 5-8, 160, sr.; Mark Schuler, New Middletown Springfield, 6-4, 220, jr. LINEBACKERS — Ross Thompson, Delphos Jefferson, 6-0, 200, sr.; Justin Flory, Tinora, 6-2, 190, jr.; Nick Jones, Woodsfield Monroe Central, 5-11, 166, sr.; Ben Burden, W. Liberty-Salem, 6-0, 190, jr. DEFENSIVE BACKS — Zach Shope, Lucasville Valley, 5-9, 160, sr.; Lane Edmisten, Williamsburg, 5-10, 175, sr.; Kelly Culbertson, Cols. Ready, 5-9, 175, sr.; Mike Lohr, Newark Cath., 5-8, 150, sr. PUNTER — Chayce Crouch, Newark Cath., 6-4, 222, sr.
Third Team Offense
ENDS — Mykale Rogers, Lima Cent. Cath., 6-2, 191, sr.; Nick Patrone, Bellaire, 5-9, 165, sr. LINEMEN — Kovas Kijauskas, Cleve. VASJ, 6-5, 280, jr.; Dylan Diemer, Kirtland, 5-11, 240, jr.; Isaac Illig, Delphos Jefferson, 5-11, 175, sr.; Demaree Allen, Lima Central Cath., 6-5, 270, sr.; T.J. Blackmore, Wayne Trace, 6-5, 215, sr. QUARTERBACKS — Austin Hutchins, Lewisburg Tri-County N., 6-3, 175, sr.; Tyler Stoyle, Centerburg, 5-11, 160, sr.; Chandler Lang, Beverly Fort Frye,
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