COLUMBUS — Columbus Grove, after completing its undefeated season with a win over Bluffton Friday, jumped one spot to No. 3 in the Division VI Associated Press Ohio High School final football poll released Monday.
Coldwater came in at No. 6.
In Division III. St. Marys was 12th overall and Wapakoneta came in at No. 15.
Western Buckeye League rival Van Wert garnered a No. 5 ranking in Division IV, moving up two spots.
Lima Central Catholic, after its loss to Ft. Loramie Friday, tumbled to No. 9. Marion Local took the top spot and St. Henry was ranked 12th.
Perry’s quarterback Ryan Yingst was named the Northwest Central Conference player of the year and Upper Scioto Valley’s Connor Sanders snared top defensive player. USV’s Dustin Price was tabbed the top coach.
Joining Yingst on the first team offense were Running backs: Jackson Rohrs (USV), Kevin Kline (Elgin), Connor Sanders (USV), Ends: Terry Riley (Perry) Colby Curtis (Hardin Northern), Tight end: Tristan Fisher (USV), Center: Chase Dunson (Waynesfield-Goshen), Guards: Demarion Gibson (Perry), Gavin Erridge (Elgin), Kevin Smith (USV), Kobee Hooker (Hardin Northern), Tackle: Blaine Castle (USV), Ryder Sienbeck (Waynesfield-Gsohen), Kicker: Sienbeneck (Waynesfield-Goshen)
Joining Sanders on the first team defense were Defensive Line: Smith (USV), Castle (USV), Siebeneck (Waynesfield-Goshen), Linebackers: Blake Barnes (Waynesfield-Goshen), Hunter Craig (Waynesfield-Goshen), Jake Bruce (Crestline), Hunter Klett (Perry), Defensive Backs: Isaiah Sanders (Perry), Riley (Perry), Nevin Robson (Hardin Northern), Rohrs (USV), Punter: Sanders (USV).
Making the second team offense were: Quarterback: Cy Starcher (Elgin), Running backs: Blake Barnes (Waynesfield-Goshen), Jonah Van Gundy (Elgin), Carter Curtis (Hardin Northern), End; Landon Newland (Ridgemont), Joey Hoersten (Perry), Tight End: Aiden Biederman (Waynesfield-Goshen), Center: Elijah Caudill (Perry), Tackles: Braylon Ardner (Perry), Alec Ridgedale (Alec Gordon), Kicker: Robson (Hardin Northern).
ON the second team defense were: Defensive Line: Caudill (Perry), Hooker (Hardin Northern), Kyle Jolliff (Ridgedale) Fisher (USV), Linebackers: Van Gundy (Elgin), David Hawkins (Elgin), Jevin Henderson (Ridgemont), Alex Sanders (USV), Defensive Backs: Cy Starcher (Elgin), Jayden Elliott (Waynesfield-Goshen), Dalton Jordan (Waynesfield-Goshen), Maddox Underwood (USV), Punter: Bransyn Miner (Waynesfield-Goshen).
District 8 teams announced
The District 8 2021 All-Star Match featuring seniors will be played at Coldwater at 7 p.m. Nov. 17.
The admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students.
Each divisional team will play each other one set to 25, totaling three sets for the event.
Wapakoneta’s Kaleigh Palmer was the Division I player of the year and Celina’s Brooklyn Bourne was the top player in Divsiion II. Liberty-Benton’s Karis Willow was the Division III player of the year. In Division IV, New Knoxville’s Carsyn Henschen was the West player of the year and Miller City’s Abi Lammers was the East player of the year.
Making the Division I-III first team were Soraya Jackson (Allen East), Kylie Stackhouse (Bluffton), Peyton Bertke (Celina), Brooklyn Bourne (Celina) Annelise Haramert (Coldwater), Kyle Vorhees (Elida), Izzy Granger (Liberty-Benton), Karringto Green (Lima Shawnee), Erin Kaufman (Otttawa-Glandorf), Gabrielle Stober (Parkway), Kaleigh Palmer (Wapakoneta).
On the second team were Spencer Etzler (Coldwater), Jenna Leugers (Coldwater), Madison Wendel (Coldwater), Addisyn Freeman (Elida), Cadence Miller (Elida), Ava Buddlemeyer (Findlay), Sydney Elsesser (Liberty-Benton), Grace Freiberger (Shawnee), Mya Ellerbrock (Ottawa-Glandorf), Macy Johnson (Parkway), Brynn Clark (St. Marys), Reyna Woodruff (Wapakoneta).
Making the Division IV first team were Whitley Rammel (Fort Recovery), Petyton Heitmeyer (Leipsic), Kendall Bollenbacher (Lincolnview), Brooklyn Downing (McComb), Abi Lammers (Miller City), Kaylee Freund (New Bremen), Abi Powers (New Bremen), Ellie Gabel (New Knoxville), Carsyn Henschen (New Knoxville), Brianna Siefring (St. Henry), Cecelia Worhsam (Temple Christian).
On the second team were Cali Gregory (Crestview), Lacy McCoy (Crestview), Kasey Brough (Leipsic), Mary Hoersten (Perry), McKayla Blankemeyer (Lincolnview), Lydia Eifert (Marion Local). Abi Teders (Miller City), Lilly Barhorst (Minster), Mia Schmitmeyer (New Bremen), Melina Schrader (New Bremen), Lacie Fenstermaker (Pandora-Gilboa), Lydia Werling (St. Henry).