COLUMBUS - Three Putnam County football players were first team all-district honors as the Northwest Ohio all-District teams were released by the Associated Press last week.

Ottawa-Glandorf had two first team standouts in Brad Racer and Tyler Zender in Division V, while Leipsic's Zach Kuhlman was a first team selection in Division VII.

The Titans Ben Recker was a second team selection in Division V.

Leipsic's Nate Brecht, Gavin Cupp and Jordan Chamberlin were second team selections in Division VII.

Racer, a senior, was first team selection as a defensive lineman. Racer was the Titans second leading tackler this season with 72, 45 solo. He had a sack and caused a fumble.

Zender, a senior, was named to the first team defense as a punter. Zender had a big year kicking for the Titans averaging 41.0 yards a kick. He punted 41 times with his longbeing a 65 yarder. He placed 17 kicks inside the 20 yard line.

Recker, a junior, was named to the second team defense as a lineman. Recker was O-G's third leading tackler this season with 55, 28 solo. He had three tackles for losses and he defended two passes with an interception from his end position.

O-G had four players named to the Honorable Mention list in Shane Schroeder, Sid Moening,:Zach Kuhlman and Jason Schnipke.

Wayne Trace quarterback Colby Speice was named the Division V Offensive Player of the Year, while Colt Pettit was named of the Defensive Player of the Year. Tinora's Austin Mahan was the Lineman of the Year and Colonel Crawford's Ryan Teglovic was the Coach of the Year.

Kuhlman was named to the first team offense in Division VII as a quarterback. Kuhlman, a senior, passed for 1,589 and 20 touchdowns. Kuhlman was 104-of-174 passing, 59.8 percent, as he threw just eight interceptions in the regular season. Kuhlman was a dual threat with his ability to run the ball.

Kuhlman shard first team quarterback honors with Marion Local's Adam Bertke.

Brecht, a sophomore, was named to the second team offense as a receiver. Brecht was the Vikings receiver with 809 yards on 47 catches and nine touchdowns. He averaged 17.2 yards a catch. He had 10 touchdowns on the season and 62 total points.

Chamberlin, a junior, was named to the second team as a running back. Chamberlin led the Vikings ground game this season with 1,233 yards on 208 carries. He scored 18 touchdowns as he averaged 5.8 ypc. He finished the season with 21 touchdowns and two two-point conversions for 130 points.

Cupp, a sophomore, was named to the second team as an offensive lineman. The 6-6 Cupp helped anchor a line that averaged 363.4 yards a game with 1,817 of that coming on the ground.

Named on the Honorable Mention list from Leipsic were Paul Gerdeman, Garet Bardall and Dylan Schey. On the list from P-G were Alex Osborn, Tyler Boes, T.J. Koepplinger, Garrett Gerdeman, Jacob Basinger and Jared Tosuley.

Columbus Grove's Joey Warnecke was named to the list.

Delphos St. John's Tyler Jettinghoff was named the Offensive Player of the Year in Division VII, while Marion Local's Jacob Kunkler was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Fremont St. Joseph's Corey Durbin was named the Lineman of the Year and Marion Local's Tim Goodwin was the Coach of the Year.

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DIVISION V

First Team

OFFENSE: Ends-Chase Cook, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 5-11, 160, sr.; Jase Grosjean, Archbold, 5-8, 135, sr.; Nate Good, Collins Western Reserve, 5-7, 140, sr. Linemen-Austin Klosterman, Coldwater, 5-10, 190, sr.; Cody Cornwell, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 6-2, 240, sr.; Nick Demaline, Liberty Center, 6-3, 285, sr.; Jacob Rahe, Pemberville Eastwood, 5-10, 226, sr.; Domenic Mayle, Huron, 5-9, 240, sr. Backs-Austin Combs, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 6-1, 220, jr.; Anthony Righi, Liberty Center, 5-10, 185, sr. Quarterback-Brody Hoying, Coldwater, 5-10, 180, jr.; Evan Wyse, Archbold, 6-0, 190, sr. Kicker-Casey Fowler, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 6-2, 205, sr.

DEFENSE: Linemen-Andrew Schwieterman, Coldwater, 6-1, 210, sr.; Brandon May, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 6-1, 206, sr.; Brad Racer, Ottawa-Glandorf, 5-8, 210, sr.; Michael Glaze, Pemberville Eastwood, 5-11, 170, sr.; D.J. Dagher, Bucyrus, 6-0, 226, jr. Linebackers-Mitch Schoenherr, Coldwater, 6-1, 195, sr.; Grant Geiser, Pemberville Eastwood, 6-0, 162, jr.; Zach Souter, Huron, 6-4, 205, sr.; Austin Utter, Milan Edison, 6-2, 215, sr. Backs-Adam Klosterman, Coldwater, 6-0, 170, sr.; Lincoln Parsley, Archbold, 6-0, 175, sr.; Cody Thompson, Huron, 6-1, 190, sr. Punter-Tyler Zender, Ottawa-Glandorf, 6-3, 180, sr.

Offensive player of the year: Brody Hoying, Coldwater.

Defensive player of the year: Zach Souter, Huron.

Lineman of the year: Nick Demaline, Liberty Center.

Coaches of the year: Tim Nichols, Findlay Liberty-Benton; Rex Lingruen, Liberty Center.

Second team

OFFENSE

Ends-Terrence Branson, Van Wert, 5-11, 155, sr.; Robbie Gilsdorf, Swanton, 5-8, 160, soph.; Tyler Zehring, Bucyrus, 5-9, 160, sr. Linemen-Caleb Madaj, Coldwater, 6-1, 270, jr.; Blake Spangler, Coldwater. 5-10, 225, jr.; Chris Warrington, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 6-1, 206, sr.; Tyler Hill, Liberty Center, 6-3, 285, sr. Backs-Bailey Storeholder, Delta, 5-11, 175, soph.; Devon Snowden, Pemberville Eastwood, 5-10, 146, sr. Quarterback-Cole Murtiff, Bucyrus, 5-11, 173, jr.; Will Pritt, Collins Western Reserve, 5-10, 175, sr. Kicker-Matt Kramer, Coldwater, 6-0, 175, sr.

DEFENSE

Linemen-Mitch Fullenkamp, Coldwater, 5-10, 195, jr.; Ben Recker, Ottawa-Glandorf, 6-2, 225, jr.; Adam Jones, Liberty Center, 5-9, 190, sr.; Lee Klinger, Archbold, 6-0, 240, sr.; Danzell Harris, Huron, 6-1, 170, jr. Linebackers-Drew Otten, Coldwater, 5-7, 155, sr.; Kaleb Pohlman, Liberty Center, 6-3, 220, sr.; Jacob Wagner, Archbold, 5-10, 185, sr.; Justin Campbell, Bucyrus, 6-0, 200, jr. Backs-Michael Smelser, Van Wert, 6-0, 160, sr.; Joel Bell, Findlay Liberty-Benton, 5-7, 170, sr.; Nick Mix, Huron, 6-0, 195, sr.

Honorable Mention

Greg Patrick, Bucyrus; Julian Salinas, Paulding; Zack Thomas, Van Wert; Brendan Thomas, Paulding; Anthony Webb, Findlay Liberty-Benton; Shane Schroeder, Ottawa-Glandorf; Sid Moening, Ottawa-Glandorf,; Zach Kuhlman, Ottawa-Glandorf; Jason Schnipke, Ottawa-Glandorf; Grant Kinsinger, Findlay Liberty-Benton; Alex Rhodes, Findlay Liberty-Benton; Bobby Snook, Findlay Liberty-Benton; Levi Wyse, Archbold; Dylan Nostrant, Delta; Tyler Prentice, Swanton, Mitchell Hogrefe, Archbold, Henry Elling, Liberty Center; Brennan Seifert, Eastwood; Domenic Mayle, Huron; Karl Bates, Huron; Tommy Bogden, Huron; Dylan Caudill, Willard; Dylan Bailey, Castalia Margaretta; Drake Reed, Castalia Margaretta.

DIVISION VII

First team

OFFENSE: Ends-Troy Homan, Marion Local, 6-2, 195, sr.; Connor Hug, Edon, 6-1, 175, sr.; Clay Dysert, McComb, 6-1, 175, sr. Linemen-Jason Brunswick, Marion Local, 6-2, 220, sr.; Logan Grieser, Arlington, 6-3, 281, jr.; Andrew Nauth, McComb, 5-9, 240, sr.; Spencer Ginter, Delphos St. John's. 6-4, 255, sr.; Eddie Simon, Norwalk St. Paul, 6-2, 245, sr. Backs-Kaleb Johns, Hicksville, 6-0, 170, sr.; Austin Rettig, Arlington, 6-0, 190, jr.; Tyler Jettinghoff, Delphos St. John's, 6-2, 217, sr. Quarterbacks-Adam Bertke, Marion Local, 6-6, 215, sr.; Zach Kuhlman, Leipsic, 6-3, 190, sr. Kicker-Scottie Slauterbeck, Norwalk St. Paul, 6-1, 195, sr.

DEFENSE: Linemen-Peyton Kramer, Marion Local, 6-2, 200, jr.; Marcus Somers, Tiffin Calvert, 6-1, 220, sr.; Bryce Hartman, Arlington, 5-10, 208, jr.; Ryan Reikowski, Norwalk St. Paul, 6-0, 225, jr.; Corey Durbin, Fremont St. Joseph, 6-0, 260, sr. Linebackers-Jacob Kunkler, Marion Local, 6-2, 180, sr.; Josh Elledge, Arlington, 6-0, 197, sr.; Cody Looser, Delphos St. John's; Jaret Nickoli, Norwalk St. Paul, 5-9, 165, soph.; Bennett Weickert, Fremont St. Joseph, 6-0, 230, sr. Backs-Dustin Rethman, Marion Local, 6-0, 175, jr.; Andrew Hunter, Arlington, 5-11, 158, sr.; Mitch Schroeder, McComb, 5-11, 175, sr.; Jake Yeckley, Fremont St. Joseph, 5-9, 160, jr. Punter-Erik Maskey, Sycamore Mohawk, 6-2, 210, sr.

Offensive player of the year: Tyler Jettinghoff, Delphos St. John's.

Defensive player of the year: Jacob Kunkler, Marion Local.

Lineman of the year: Corey Durbin, Fremont St. Joseph.

Coach of the year: Tim Goodwin, Marion Local.

Second Team

OFFENSE

Ends-Brock Thiel, Edon, 5-10, 205, sr.; Nate Brecht, Leipsic, 5-8, 150, soph.; Tyrell, Edmiston, Plymouth, 6-3, 210, jr. Linemen-Sam Poeppelman, Marion Local, 6-3, 290, sr.; Danny Captain, Hicksville, 6-0, 216, jr.; Austin Perry, Tiffin Calvert, 6-2, 245, sr.; Gavin Cupp, Leipsic, 6-6, 270, soph. Backs-Gunnar Johnson, Sycamore Mohawk, 5-10, 190, jr.; Jordan Chamberlin, Leipsic, 5-7, 160, jr.; Jesse Gross, Norwalk St. Paul, 5-10, 175, sr. Quarterback-Kaden Sapp, Edon, 6-1, 165, jr.; Clay Grubb, McComb, 6-3, 165, jr. Kicker-Xavier Martinez, Arlington, 5-11, 178, sr.

DEFENSE

Linemen-Seth Regle, Fort Recovery, 5-9, 175, jr.; Jordan Whitaker, Edon, 5-8, 160, sr.; Kayden Blaisdell, West Unity Hilltop, 5-10, 230, sr.; Jordan Overton, McComb, 6-1, 200, jr.; Luke Houser, Plymouth, 6-1, 225, sr. Linebackers-Brandon Prenger, Marion Local, 6-2, 180, sr.; Heath Risner, Cory-Rawson, 6-3, 205, sr.; Andrew Gibson, McComb, 6-0, 200, sr.; Chance Butcher, Plymouth, 5-8, 170, jr.; Dominick, Strassell, Lucas, 5-8, 165, sr. Backs-Philip Karacson, Hicksville, 5-9, 141, jr.; Mitch Parker, Sycamore Mohawk, 5-11, 175, jr.; Evan Hays, Delphos St. John's, 5-10, 175, jr.; J'Ton Washington, Lima Perry, 5-7, 170, sr. Punter-Ben Wrasman, Delphos St. John's, 5-10, 172, sr.

Honorable Mention

Alex Osborn, Pandora-Gilboa; Mason Galco, Lucas; Marcus Kerr, Fremont St. Joseph; Tyler Long, Tiffin Calvert; Hunter Bailey, Plymouth; Tyler Messman, Antwerp; Tyler Boes, Pandora-Gilboa; T.J. Koepplinger, Pandora-Gilboa; Michael Smith, Tiffin Calvert; Garrett Westerbeck, New Bremen; Sawyer Kieffer, Arcadia; Hayden Ramsey, Arcadia; Chase Glick, Arlington; Aaron Starr, Arlington; Garrett Gerdeman, Pandora-Gilboa; Paul Gerdeman, Leipsic; Jacob Basinger, Pandora-Gilboa; Nick Hagerty, Vanlue; Garet Bardall, Leipsic; Jared Tousley, Pandora-Gilboa; Dylan Schey, Leipsic; Lane Bishop, North Baltimore; Brandon Solly, North Baltimore; Caiden Dicke, Lima Perry; R.J. King, Lima Perry; Luke MacLennan, Delphos St. John's; Alec Baldosser, New Washington Buckeye Central; Cody Roberts, New Washington Buckeye Central; Ross Martin, New Washington Buckeye Central; Lucas Will, Sandusky St. Mary; Denarius Harris, Sandusky St. Mary; Matt Fox, Fremont St. Joseph Central Cath.; Jacob Widman, Fremont St. Joseph Central Cath.; Hunter Harrison, Fremont St. Joseph Central Cath.; Jim Chamberlin, Danbury; Devin Smith, Norwalk St. Paul; Cody German, Danbury; Jake Swafford, Tol. Ottawa Hills; Caleb Johnson, Tol. Christian; Nick Militello, Fremont St. Joseph; Joey Warnecke, Columbus Grove; Chad Champion, West Unity Hilltop; Dakota Fritch, Edgerton; Nick Edmondson, Edgerton.
story created on Thursday 11/21/2013 at 7:51:28 pm by Charlie Warnimont