Calvert’s Jones takes top award in SBC River
Calvert’s Austin Jones was named the Most Outstanding Performer in the SBC River Division when the All-Sandusky Bay Conference teams were released Monday.
The Senecas’ running back earned offensive first-team honors after he rushed for a league-leading 1,642 yards and had 24 touchdowns. Jones added 168 receiving yards on nine receptions and a score.
Other offensive first-teams players for Calvert were quarterback Park Hemminger, tight end Josh Recker, receiver Robby Paul, center Devin Borer, guard Lewis Fabrizio and tackle Luke Brickner. Hemminger completed 85 of 148 passes for 1,308 yards and 11 scores. Recker had 147 receiving yards while Paul had a team high 404 yards and six TDs through the air.
Connor Kwiat led the Calvert defense with 99 tackles and had a pair of sacks which earned him a spot on the defensive first team. Joe Stover had a team-high four sacks and added 53 tackles for first-team honors. Other first-team honorees for Calvert were Nick Maury, Recker and Nic Somodi. Recker’s 87 tackles were good enough for second on the team. Somodi led all SBC River defensive backs with five interceptions, while adding 36 tackles, two sacks and a pair of defensive scores. Maury had two sacks and 52 tackles.
Somodi and Kwiat each earned a spot on the offensive second team for Calvert. Zach Conn, Maury and Stover each were named to the offensive honorable mention list. The defensive second-team honorees were Aaron Rombach and Conn while Paul and Joe Shirley earned spots on the honorable mention team.
Lucas Streacker earned a spot on the offensive first team with 731 receiving yards and 10 TDs — both leading all SBC River receivers — for Lakota. The senior was followed by Trevor Franks, who was second in the league with 985 yards on the ground and 15 scoring runs.
Elijah Ernest had 110 stops to earn his way on to the defensive first team — good enough for third in the conference — and had four sacks. The other Raider on the first team was Colton Rader. The defensive back was tied for second in the River division with three interceptions, while adding 41 tackles and a sack.
Rader also earned a spot on the offensive second team at receiver, followed by Tyler Gabel, guard Jared Hutton and tackle Noah Koester. Gabel led the conference with 1,782 passing yards and 16 scores. Lucas Streacker had a league-high eight sacks, which helped him claim a spot on the defensive second team, followed by David Frye. Honorable mentions were given to Logan Stone, Carter Reinhart, Levi Myers and Darry Endicott.
Fliers, Redmen lead Lake division selections
Ja’Vez Alexander was named the Most Outstanding Performer for the SBC Lake division. The Sandusky senior finished the season with 1,612 passing yards and 18 TDs. The quarterback completed 63 percent (108-172) of his passes. He also added 695 yards on the ground and 12 more scores.
Clyde’s running back Braydi Clark was third in the Lake division with 1,085 rushing yards and 13 running scores to earn first-team honors. Logan Riehl led the Flier receivers with 684 yards through the air and six scoring grabs. Other first-team honorees for Clyde included tight end Jaylan Johnson, guard Brandon Wampler and tackle Cy Ungerer.
Clyde’s Josh Jenne led the Lake Division with 107 tackles, while collecting four sacks to earn his way onto the defensive first team. Johnson’s league-leading 12 sacks with 42 tackles made him a first-team honoree. Devin Lee’s 6 1/2 sacks helped him a earn a spot on the list, while Conner Long was second on the Fliers’ defense with 85 tackles.
Seth Eisenhower was the lone Flier named to the offensive second team at the center position. Trevor Burtch led the Lake Division with 1,865 passing yards and was third with 15 Tds, which earned him a spot on the offensive honorable mention list. The other Flier on the honorable mention team was Carson Rieman. Jared Flewelling and Noah Prunty earned a spot on the defensive second team.
Bellevue had four players named to the All-SBC Lake first team in wide receiver Dakota McPeak, running back Bryce Ray, center Brock Beier and tackle Caleb Adams. McPeak topped the league with 974 receiving yards on 56 receptions and scored nine times. Ray carried the ball 175 times for 839 yards and six touchdowns.
The Redmen also had four players named to the defensive first team. Jack Howey led the team and was second in the conference with 100 tackles. Kolton Henry had a team-high nine sacks, which made him second in the league making 73 stops. Bryce McMurray’s six interceptions led the conference while, McPeak added four picks.
The offensive second team had three Bellevue players on the list in QB Riley Renwand, tight end Colton Ray and wide receiver/running back Treston Francis. Renwand’s 1,503 yards through the air was third in the conference and his 17 scores were second. Francis totaled 1,070 yards and 15 TDs for the Redmen. Colton Ray, Grant Spring and Hunter Singleton earned a spot on the defensive second team.
Honorable mentions were given to Andrew Frost and Ethan Rollingson on offense with Bryce Ray and Francis on the defensive side.
Columbian’s offensive tackle was the lone Tornado on the offensive second team. Todd Simonds tossed the ball for 1,079 yards which was good enough for fourth in the conference and earned him a spot on the honorable mention list. Receiver Nick Koerper and guard Drake DeVore were also named to the honorable mention team.
The Tornadoes leading tackler AJ Elchert finished the season with 53 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks to earn a spot on the defensive second team. Chase Frankhauser also had 53 tackles to be named to the second team. DeVore was also on the list. Parker Johnson was an honorable mention honoree.