The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

November 27, 2013

District’s best honored

Area well represented on Northeast Lakes squad

By BOB ETTINGER
For the Star Beacon

— Though they finished right around the break-even mark, the area’s Division IV football teams were well represented on the Northeast Lakes All-District Team.

Edgewood linebacker Anthonie Magda leads the way, earning Defensive Player of the Year honors. Teammate Matt Fitchet is a first-team offensive lineman as is Conneaut’s J.J. Lower.

Perry’s Luke Farrell is a first-team defensive lineman and fellow Pirate Kyle Kremiller is a first-team linebacker. Riis Smith of Edgewood is a first-team defensive back.

On the second team are quarterback Troy Colucci and running back C.J. Rice of Conneaut, lineman Brandon Hagerdon of Jefferson, defensive lineman Jarrod Harrah and linebacker Alex Sturgill of Edgewood, linebackers R.J. Nelson of Conneaut and Justin Butler of Jefferson and defensive back Cole Erdel of Jefferson.

In Division V, Jake Vormelker of Grand Valley is a first-team quarterback and teammate Glenn Zaller is a first-team defensive lineman. Quintin Ratliff of Pymatuning Valley is the first-team punter.

Jason Hart is a second-team wide receiver and Luke Baldwin is a second-team linebacker. The Lakers’ Ryan Wilkerson is a second team defensive lineman.

Madison and Riverside were well represented in Division II after appearing in the state playoffs and Lakeside garnered some attention, as well.

Madison running back Brandon Davis and Lakeside tight end Nick Meola are members of the first-team offense.

Defensive lineman Jarred Patton of Lakeside, linebackers Ricky Simcic of Madison and Ross Dawson of Riverside and defensive back Jarred Yoe of Madison are members of the first-team defense. The Beavers’ Adam Horvat is the first-team punter.

Riverside running back Marcus Jones and receiver Aaron Petruccelli and offensive lineman Kurt Smith of Madison are members of the second-team offense.

Defensive lineman Drew Schiemann and defensive back Nick Law of Madison are on the second-team defense.

Geneva, the only area team in Division III, has running back Aaron Rossi, receiver Austin Clutter defensive lineman Matt Kozlowski on the first team.

Quarterback Brandon Pakkala and offensive lineman Austin Williams are on the second team.