12 players to watch in 2019


Cornell

Cornell


Fletcher

Fletcher


Hammons


Jackson


Kaeck


Kanoor


Searson


Spangler


Taylor


Thomas


Wilson


Yahl


JAYDEN CORNELL

Kenton

Wide receiver

6-3, 180 lbs.

As a sophomore Cornell led the Western Buckeye League in receiving with 80 catches for 1,250 yards and 19 touchdowns in nine games. The sure-handed Wildcat receiver was a first-team all-league selection and a first-team All-Northwest District pick.

COLE FLETCHER

Allen East

Wide receiver

6-2, 195 lbs.

Cole Fletcher led the Northwest Conference in receiving yards with 1,011 and 10 touchdowns. He averaged more than 100 yards a game and was selected to the first-team All-Northwest District squad.

KEAGAN HAMMONS

Van Wert

Defensive line

6-0, 190 lbs.

A mainstay on the defensive line and part of Van Wert’s big year resurgence last year, Hammons led the Western Buckeye league with 14 sacks and was selected to the all-WBL first team and the All-Northwest District squad.

CHAZZ JACKSON

Perry

Wide receiver/Defensive back/Punter

5-10, 140 lbs.

Chazz Perry was Mr. Everything for Perry last year as he was a first-team all-Northwest Central Conference player on offense (wide receiver), defense (defensive back) and special teams (punter). The triple threat had 28 catches for more than 500 yards and five touchdowns and had five interceptions on defense. He averaged a little more than 37 yards a punt, and five of his 18 punts were inside the 20.

EVAN KAECK

Wapakoneta

Running back/linebacker

6-1, 215 lbs.

Despite playing with a torn labrum, Kaeck, a four-year starter, accumulated 1,370 yards and 23 touchdowns as a running back and recorded 69.5 tackles as a linebacker. The Redskin senior was named to the all-Western Buckeye League first team on offense and defense and was a first-team all-Northwest District selection.

BLAKE KANOOR

St. Marys

Defensive line/tight end

6-4, 255 lbs.

As a junior, Kanorr was a dominating force on Riders’ defensive line. The St. Marys product was Western Buckeye League defensive lineman of the year and the All-Northwest District Division IV defensive lineman of the year. In 2018, Kanorr recorded more than 100 tackles and 11 sacks.

KYLE SEARSON

Waynesfield-Goshen

Running back/Linebacker

5-11, 190 lbs.

A first-team all-league selection on defense, Searson recorded 129 total tackles and two sacks as a linebacker. Offensively, Searson is one half of the dual threat Tiger backfield and was named second team all-NWCC at running back after rushing for 617 yards and 10 touchdowns.

RYLEY SPANGLER

Leipsic

Offensive line/Defensive line

6-4, 228 lbs.

Spangler was the anchor of the Vikings’ offensive and defensive lines that went 10-2 last season. The senior was the co-offensive lineman of the year in the Blanchard Valley Conference and was a first-team All-Northwest District selection.

BRANDON TAYLOR

Lima Senior

6-3, 245 lbs.

Defensive lineman

Penn State-bound Taylor has been a force on the Lima Senior defensive line. Often double-teamed, the Spartan senior produced 51.5 tackes, six tackles for loss and five sacks on the season. He was a second-team all-TRAC selection and All-Northwest District selection.

SHAUN THOMAS

Lima Central Catholic

Running back/Defensive back

6-0, 170 lbs.

Shaun Thomas was a major weapon in the Thunderbirds backfield. As a sophomore Thomas rushed for 894 yards on 95 attempts for a 9.4 average a game during the regular season while scoring 14 touchdowns. He also caught 20 passes for 397 yards and five touchdowns. He had 1,686 all-purpose yards.

PEYTON WILSON

Shawnee

Defensive back

5-10, 175 lbs.

As a junior, Peyton Wilson was a second-team All-Western Buckeye League selection after recording 116 tackles on defense. On offense Wilson was moved to running back after spending his sophomore season as a receiver.

ELI YAHL

Spencerville

Linebacker

6-2, 225 lbs.

With 143 total tackles (69 solo, 74 assisted), Yahl was a force on the Bearcat defense. He was named 2018 Northwest Conference defensive player of the year and was a first team all-conference lineman as well. He was also a first-team All-Northwest District choice.

Cornell
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Fletcher
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Hammons
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Jackson
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Kaeck
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Kanoor
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Searson
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Spangler
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Taylor
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Thomas
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Wilson
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Yahl
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