2013 All-Blade Football Team

11/28/2013
BLADE STAFF

OFFENSE

Kizer
Kizer

DeShone Kizer

School: Central Catholic

Size/Class: 6-5, 218; senior

Position: Quarterback

Scouting report: He completed 150 of his 245 passes (61 percent) for 2,847 yards and 30 touchdowns with six interceptions and rushed 62 times for 530 yards and six TDs for 12-1 Irish, who reached the Division III regional final. He was named All-TRAC and D-III offensive player of the year and is an Ohio Mr. Football candidate. Last season led Irish (14-1) to Division II state championship. He has committed to play at Notre Dame.

Coach's comment: "Deshone's skills rank him as one of the top QBs in the country. His combination of skills, athleticism, leadership, intelligence, and success has made him one of the most, if not the most, complete quarterback this area has ever seen." — Greg Dempsey

 

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Schimmoeller
Schimmoeller

Austin Schimmoeller

School: Bryan

Size/Class: 6-2, 185; senior

Position: Quarterback

Scouting report: In three years as a starter, he had a 25-2 record. Led Golden Bears to 12-1 record, second straight NWOAL title, and to the Division IV regional final. District player of the year passed for 2,883 yards and 36 touchdowns and rushed for 966 yards and 19 TDs. He had 8,790 career total yards (6,023 passing, 2,767 rushing).

Coach's comment: "He has the ability to make plays. That is the intangible he has. It goes beyond coaching. He understands what we're trying to do but when a play breaks down he made plays for us in critical moments. He finds a way to do what he needs to do. The more pressure you put on him and the bigger the games, the better he plays." — Kevin Kline

 

Carswell
Carswell

Lamar Carswell

School: St. Francis

Size/Class: 5-8, 170; junior

Position: Running back

Scouting report: Quick, elusive, and powerful runner, he carried 187 times for 1,283 yards and 13 touchdowns, and had a 28.9-yard average on kickoff returns with another TD. Set school single-game record with 411 yards on 45 carries against Lima Senior, scoring 6 TDs. Named All-TRAC and Division II all-district first team.

Coach's comment: "Lamar used his speed and power to be one of the most dynamic runners in the TRAC. He had the ability to score every time he touched the ball. He worked hard between his sophomore and junior year, and if he continues to improve, he could have a phenomenal senior year." — Chris Hedden

 

Hullibarger
Hullibarger

Alec Hullibarger

School: Bedford

Size/Class: 6-3, 205; senior

Position: Running back

Scouting report: A bruising power runner in a run-dominated, veer-option offense, Hullibarger rushed 207 times for 1,368 yards, and scored 31 touchdowns for fourth-ranked Bedford (11-1), which won the Southeastern Conference Red Division title and advanced to the Michigan Division 1 regional final. He was named All-SEC and all-region first team.

Coach's comment: "Alec is one of the more competitive young men I have ever coached. He has great desire and determination to succeed. He led our team into the weight room last season and gained 20 pounds of muscle. When the game was on the line, we were looking to Alec to make a play for us offensively." — Jeff Wood

 

Row
Row

Kyle Row

School: Clay

Size/Class: 6-1, 175; senior

Position: Receiver

Scouting report: Row provided much of Clay's offensive firepower. Led the Three Rivers Athletic Conference with 1,200 receiving yards on 58 catches (20.7 average) and scored 13 touchdowns. Also had 48 tackles and three interceptions on defense and punted 24 times for a 35.7-yard average. Holds Clay records for single-game, single-season and career receptions and receiving yards. He was named All-TRAC and Division II all-district first team.

Coach's comment: "Kyle was our go to guy offensively. He understood our offensive scheme completely and executed at a high efficiency. He had a great year, and every game he'd make at least one play where you said, ‘Wow!'?" — Mike Lee

 

Boykin
Boykin

Chris Boykin

School: Whitmer

Size/Class: 6-4, 205; senior

Position: Receiver

Scouting report: A big target, he hauled in a team-leading 41 receptions for 644 yards (15.7 yards per catch) and 10 for touchdowns. He often commanded double-team coverage as the Panthers' No. 1 target. He could turn a short pass into a long-gainer and was a solid and reliable blocker on run plays. He has offers from Kent State and Buffalo.

Coach's comment: "Offensively, he was our playmaker. We tried to get him the ball as many times as we could because he could come up with the big play or the big catch. He was a big-play guy. He's not a very vocal leader. He was more of a follow-my-actions leader. He always worked hard at practice." — Jerry Bell

 

Deiter
Deiter

Michael Deiter

School: Genoa

Size/Class: 6-5, 308; senior

Position: Lineman

Scouting report: Deiter, who will play in college at Wisconsin, earned more than 700 blocking points (almost 99 percent effective) and did not allow a sack in three years. Helped Comets (10-1) rush for 4,371 yards, pass for 1,354 yards, and score 636 points. All-Northern Buckeye Conference first team on offense and defense and all-district on offense. Last year named All-Ohio second team.

Coach's comment: "I have been fortunate to coach some collegiate Division I linemen, and Michael Deiter is the best lineman I have ever coached. It was no secret, when we needed a play, we were running behind Michael Deiter." — Tim Spiess

 

Pettit
Pettit

Colt Pettit

School: Patrick Henry

Size/Class: 6-4, 260; senior

Position: Lineman

Scouting report: Pettit has committed to Virginia Tech. He was named Division V All-Ohio on offense in 2012, and is the D-VI district defensive player of the year this year after recording 77 tackles and 11½ sacks. All-Northwest Ohio Athletic League defensive player of the year and first team on offense.

Coach's comment: "Colt is as deserving of a player for these awards off the field as he is on it. He's a tremendous young man. He played four years, and he improved and got bigger and stronger every year. He's been a tremendous leader for us. It's going to be neat watching him play of Saturdays at Virginia Tech." — Bill Inselmann

 

Miles
Miles

Ramone Miles

School: Central Catholic

Size/Class: 6-5, 270; junior

Position: Lineman

Scouting report: Playing left tackle, was the chief protector of standout quarterback DeShone Kizer and a key run blocker in the team's 271-yards-per-game rushing attack. He graded out at 93 percent on blocking and allowed just two sacks all season.

Coach's comment: "Ramone is a complete offensive lineman. He is big, strong, powerful, athletic, and smart, and is capable of both driving linemen off the ball or protecting the quarterback. He's been a starter since his sophomore year and has gotten nothing but better. He is a Division I lineman [college prospect] already and will continue to get better." — Greg Dempsey

 

Bonner
Bonner

Cale Bonner

School: Perrysburg

Size/Class: 6-2, 285; junior

Position: Lineman

Scouting report: The left tackle was named All-Northern Lakes League and all-district first team. Anchor on offensive line on a team that rushed for 262 yards per game. The Yellow Jackets scored 37.6 points per game and won the NLL title. Led Perrysburg to the first playoff win in school history and to a near upset of Avon in the Division II regional semifinal. Bonner placed eighth at the Division I state wrestling tournament in the 285-pound weight class last season.

Coach's comment: "Cale is the most dominant lineman we have ever had. Cale is built for leverage with incredible lower body strength." — Matt Kregel

 

Johnson
Johnson

Alex Johnson

School: Bedford

Size/Class: 5-9, 225; senior

Position: Lineman

Scouting report: As center, he was a key element in a veer-option offense. A vital blocker in team's rushing attack, which averaged 284 yards per game, had two 1,000-yard rushers, and produced 64 touchdowns. He was named All-Southeastern Conference Red Division and Division 1 all-region first team.

Coach's comment: "Alex has followed in the footsteps of many great Bedford centers before him and came out one of the best we have ever had. Because of his size, opponents would put their biggest player over him and try to drive him. He was unmovable. There were some games where it was hard for us to find where he made a mistake." — Jeff Wood

 

SPECIAL MENTION: OFFENSE

Quarterbacks: Gus Dimmerling (Perrysburg), Brad Boss (Bedford), David Nees (St. Francis), Ty Suntken (Wauseon), Jared Rettig (Lake), Evan Wyse (Archbold), Kaden Sapp (Edon).

Running backs: David Nutter (Genoa), Mark Washington (Bowsher), Tre’Von Wade (Central Catholic), Axel Bueter (Wauseon), Anthony Righi (Liberty Center), Daniel Pendergrast (Bryan), Khane Collins (Bowsher), Elijah Todd (Springfield), Josh Schwerer (Anthony Wayne), Collin Korte (St. John’s), Tobey Hernandez (Patrick Henry), Devon Snowden (Eastwood), Casey Gose (Genoa),Dominik Bermejo (Northwood), Austin Combs (Liberty-Benton), Marcus Kerr (Fremont St. Joseph), Josh Golkiewicz (Summerfield), Nick Amos (Bedford).

Receivers: Nate Patterson (Perrysburg), J.J. Pinckney (Southview), Jermiah Braswell (Central Catholic), Andrew Bonfiglio (St. Francis), Navada Parker (Springfield), Ryan Emans (Bowling Green), Collin Carter (Bedford), Anthony Amison (Rogers), Sean Culler (Bryan), Quentin Spiess (Genoa), Adam Duncan (Lake), Cole Gorski (Otsego), Chase Cook (Liberty-Benton), Jase Grosjean (Archbold), Zach Nye (Patrick Henry), Evan Ulinski (Woodmore), Connor Hug (Edon), Clay Dysert (McComb), Nick Kairys (Findlay), Noah Castle (Wauseon).

Linemen: Nick Demaline (Liberty Center), Tyler Knitz (St. Francis), Zach Phillips (Bryan), Adam Ortman (Bedford), Justus Satterfield (Bowsher), Cesar Juarez (Wauseon), Cody Cornwell (Liberty-Benton), Jacob Rahe (Eastwood), Christian Ward (Central Catholic), Jack Kulka (St. Francis), Luke Adams (Perrysburg), Sean Rattay (St. John’s), Andrew Nauth (McComb), Luke Fortner (Northview), Mason Zimmerman (Anthony Wayne), Myles Habel (Northwood).

Placekicker: Grant McKinniss (Findlay).

 

DEFENSE 

Stout
Stout

Ryan Stout

School: Southview

Size/Class: 6-5, 260; senior

Position: Lineman

Scouting report: Recruited to Cincinnati to play offensive line, he played primarily on defense this season. He had 62 tackles, five tackles for loss, and four sacks. Capable of deadlifting 575 pounds. He is also an effective run blocker and pass protector on offense. Named All-Northern Lakes League first team and Division II all-district at defensive line.

Coach's comment: "He's incredibly intelligent, and as disciplined a young man that I've ever coached. He's also the strongest player in team history. He's bench-pressed 300 pounds 10 times. He's virtually unstoppable when we put him in at guard for quarterback sneaks. There's no doubt he's one of the finest players in the area." — Jim Mayzes

 

Fudacz
Fudacz

John Fudacz

School: St. Francis

Size/Class: 5-11, 215; senior

Position: Lineman

Scouting report: The Knights' top defender, Fudacz, who converted from linebacker to end, had 82 tackles, including 20½ tackles for loss, six sacks, and five forced fumbles. He helped team to 8-3 record (6-1 Three Rivers Athletic Conference) and Division II playoff appearance. Named to All-TRAC and Division II all-district first teams.

Coach's comment: "John moved from linebacker to end because we thought he could make be a impact player on the line of scrimmage. He led us in all defensive categories and was one of the hardest working players in the program." — Chris Hedden

 

Riedmaier
Riedmaier

Austin Riedmaier

School: Bedford

Size/Class: 6-3, 205; senior

Position: Lineman

Scouting report: Along with Jeremiah Harris, completed an imposing pair of defensive ends that led Bedford in tackles. Helped Kicking Mules to a 9-0 regular season, Southeastern Conference Red Division title, and an advancement to the Michigan Division 1 regional final. He had 106½ total tackles (56 solo), including 11 tackles for loss and 7½ sacks. He was named All-SEC and all-region first team.

Coach's comment: "Austin played quick end and made it difficult for any tackle to take him, one-on-one. His greatest attribute was chasing plays down from the backside, proving that 4.4 [second] speed [for 40 yards] at defensive end is a gift." — Jeff Wood

 

Harris
Harris

Jeremiah Harris

School: Bedford

Size/Class: 6-5, 230; senior

Position: Lineman

Scouting report: Along with Austin Riedmaier, completed an imposing pair of defensive ends that led Bedford in tackles. Helped Kicking Mules to a 9-0 regular season, Southeastern Conference Red Division title, and an advancement to the Michigan Division 1 regional final. He had a team-high 113½ tackles (49 solo), including 14 tackles for loss and 8½ sacks. Named All-SEC Red Division and all-region first team.

Coach's comment: "Jeremiah led us in tackles, tackles for loss, and sacks. He made big plays constantly and had to be double-teamed to keep out of the opponents' backfields. He has the complete package to play at the next level." — Jeff Wood

 

Green
Green

Chris Green

School: Central Catholic

Size/Class: 6-1, 225; junior

Position: Linebacker

Scouting report: He led second-ranked Irish (12-1) in tackles with 104 and had 11 tackles for loss and seven sacks. Gifted with great pursuit skills and a nose for the football, he was named TRAC defensive player of the year and Division III all-district first team.

Coach's comment: "Chris is high energy from sideline to sideline, a linebacker with a motor that never turns off. He is outstanding against the run, but is that rare linebacker that can also put tremendous pressure on the quarterback. Chris is as complete a linebacker as I have seen, and an outstanding athlete, football player, and person." — Greg Dempsey

 

Moses
Moses

Paul Moses

School: Central Catholic

Size/Class: 6-0, 220; senior

Position: Linebacker

Scouting report: An aggressive blitzer when called upon, he had 65 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss and seven sacks. Although his offensive time was limited by a nagging ankle injury, he rushed 88 times for 489 yards and scored 13 touchdowns, including a 153-yard, 5-TD effort in Central's D-III regional final playoff loss to Clyde last Friday. Named first team All-TRAC and second team D-III all-district at linebacker.

Coach's comment: "Paul is a great football player. He played in the backfield and the slot on offense the last two years, and has lined up inside, outside, and on the line defensively. He is fast, explosive, and a punishing hitter. On every play, the opposing offense had to have a plan to block Paul on the edge." — Greg Dempsey

 

Delas
Delas

Mark Delas

School: Perrysburg

Size/Class: 6-2, 230; senior

Position: Linebacker

Scouting Report: Helped Perrysburg allow just 17.8 points per game in the regular season. All-Northern Lakes League and all-district first team. He made 66 tackles (13 tackles for loss). He finished his career with 168 tackles (37 for loss). As a fullback, rushed for 548 and 12 touchdowns in regular season. Three-sport athlete batted .408 and had a 1.58 ERA in baseball and was a state qualifier in the 220-pound weight class in wrestling.

Coach's comment: "Mark has special athletic ability. It is uncommon in today's game to see a kid his size perform on both offense and defense at such a high level. His intensity makes him great."— Matt Kregel

 

Hall
Hall

Nate Hall

School: Southview

Size/Class: 6-3, 210; senior

Position: Defensive back

Scouting report: A four-year varsity performer who became one of the area's top secondary players. He recorded 111 tackles, had three interceptions, and called the Cougars' defensive plays. Bound for Northwestern, he was a playmaker on offense with 16 catches for 408 yards and seven touchdowns. Northern Lakes League co-player of the year and Division II all-district defensive player of the year.

Coach's comment: "He hits like a linebacker and can run like a cornerback. He's extremely athletic and extremely intelligent. We played a lot of man-to-man and he was responsible for getting everybody lined up. We're going to miss him." — Jim Mayzes

 

Elliott
Elliott

Marcus Elliott

School: Whitmer

Size/Class: 6-2, 195; senior

Position: Defensive back

Scouting report: He ranks as one of the team's top tacklers with 93 tackles (70 solo, 13 tackles for loss) while making two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. A special teams standout, he had a kickoff return for a TD. He'll play at Kent State.

Coach's comment: "He's a big physical guy with a big physical presence. Our defense was definitely stronger with him standing back there. He's definitely a game-changer for us. We're going to miss him. He's been a starter since he was a sophomore. He grew more comfortable being in there as a leader. Whenever he gets the ball in his hands, he's always been able to make plays with it." — Jerry Bell

 

Weiland
Weiland

Derich Weiland

School: Central Catholic

Size/Class: 5-10, 180; senior

Position: Defensive back

Scouting report: A productive all-around player, he is also a slot receiver and kickoff/punt returner. He had three interceptions and 18 pass breakups. On offense, he caught 42 passes for 589 yards; averaged 17.3 yards per kickoff return and 10.4 on punt returns. All-TRAC first team at receiver and defensive back, and Division III all-district at DB.

Coach's comment: "Derich has been the most versatile football player at Central Catholic in quite some time. He has lined up everywhere on offense, was one of the best cover guys defensively. He is an explosive athlete, a great football player, a great student, and a great kid. It will take three players to replace Derich next year." — Greg Dempsey

 

Mesker
Mesker

Matt Mesker

School: Perrysburg

Size/Class: 5-10, 190; senior

Position: Defensive back

Scouting Report: A three-year starter, he helped Yellow Jackets to a second straight playoff appearance and the school's first postseason victory. As a strong safety, played at the critical "star" position in a 4-2 scheme. All-Northern Lakes League and all-district first team. He made 110 tackles (19 tackles for loss) and three interceptions. He had 200 career tackles. He also plays guard for basketball team.

Coach's comment: "In 2012 we switched to the 4-2 scheme to create the star position specifically for Matt Mesker. Matt played his best games against the best competition registering 16 solo tackles against Akron Ellet in our first-round playoff game." — Matt Kregel

 

SPECIAL MENTION: DEFENSE

Linemen: J’Quan Fisher (Central Catholic), J.P. Newton (Perrysburg), Jonathan Stockard (Bowsher), Jerad Carroll (Bryan), Blake Traver (Genoa), Jason Hug (Bryan), Corey Durbin (Fremont St. Joseph), Michael Glaze (Eastwood), Steve Johnson (Bowsher), Zack Hoffman (Fremont Ross), Tyler Harp (Lake), Brandon May (Liberty-Benton), Kyle Corbitt (Northwood).

Linebackers: Bryant Schlade (Napoleon), Jake Jones (Bryan), Jack Maison (Bedford), Zach Uram (St. Francis), Aaron Schuette (Wauseon), Nick Walsh (Lake), Avion Boyd (Start), Ryan Espinoza (Genoa), Grant Geiser (Eastwood), Trey Grine (Fremont Ross), Logan Ziegler (Patrick Henry), Bennet Weickert (Fremont St. Joseph), Mitch Schroeder (McComb), Jake Yeckley (Fremont St. Joseph).

Defensive backs: Brandon Poncsak (Bryan), Tejuan James (Central Catholic), Connor Clements (Bedford), Alex Hayes (Genoa), Kolton Davis (Bowsher), Mike Minor (St. Francis), Zac Robinson (Wauseon), Lincoln Parsley (Archbold), Terrance Cole (Springfield), Brandon Taylor (Start), Lucas Mayo (Bedford), Colton Durbin (Bedford), Dylan Napier (Northwood).

Punters: Ivan Oraha (Bedford), Matt Dominique (St. John’s).

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kizer
Kizer

DeShone Kizer

School: Central Catholic

Size/Class: 6-5, 218; senior

Position: Quarterback

Scouting report: He completed 150 of his 245 passes (61 percent) for 2,847 yards and 30 touchdowns with six interceptions and rushed 62 times for 530 yards and six TDs for 12-1 Irish, who reached the Division III regional final. He was named All-TRAC and D-III offensive player of the year and is an Ohio Mr. Football candidate. Last season led Irish (14-1) to Division II state championship. He has committed to play at Notre Dame.

Coach's comment: "Deshone's skills rank him as one of the top QBs in the country. His combination of skills, athleticism, leadership, intelligence, and success has made him one of the most, if not the most, complete quarterback this area has ever seen." — Greg Dempsey

 

Pickard
Pickard

Cody Pickard

School: Genoa

Size/Class: 5-10, 168; junior

Position: Placekicker

Scouting Report: He made 15 of 18 field goal attempts (3 for 4 on attempts from more than 40 yards with a career-long 53-yarder), and was 64 for 67 on extra-point kicks. He set Ohio record with six field goals in one game in 2012 and also established a state record with 119 points this year. He averaged 45.2 yards per punt on just six attempts. In his career, he has made 27 of 33 field-goal attempts and has 63 touchbacks on kickoffs.

Coach's comment: "His kickoffs set the tone for our defense. He is one of the most valuable players in Ohio because of his kicking and punting abilities. He has a chance to be the national record holder in field goals, extra points, and scoring." — Tim Spiess

 

Hartbarger
Hartbarger

Jake Hartbarger

School: Anthony Wayne

Size/Class: 6-4, 200; senior

Position: Punter

Scouting report: He will play in the Under Armour All-American Game and has committed to Michigan State. All-district and All-Northern Lakes League first team. Averaged 43 yards on 30 punts with a long of 77 (11 were inside the 20, seven inside the 10); 33 of 34 point-after kicks and 5 of 7 on field-goal attempts. Finished career with 138 career points, 42.2 punt average, 10 of 18 on field goals with long of 42; and 108 of 115 point-after kicks.

Coach's comment: "Jake has an outstanding work ethic and dedication. He has put in countless hours working on his punting, kicking, and strength and conditioning. He is one of the top punters in the nation. Jake has a great future ahead of himself." — Craig Smith

 

ALL-BLADE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

1995: Eddie Ziemke, WR-FS, St. John's

1996: Richard Newsome, QB-DB, Fostoria

1997: Tom Ward, LB-TE, Defiance

1998: Joe Iorio, C-DT, St. Francis

1999: Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Findlay

2000: Diontre Earl, LB, Rogers

2001: Rodney Gamby, TB-SS, St. Francis

2002: Darren Paige, QB-WR-DB, Rossford

2003: Kelley Rowe, QB, Southview

2004: Nate Kmic, HB-LB, Delta

2005: Zack George, QB, Patrick Henry

2006: Dane Sanzenbacher, WR-DB, Central Catholic

2007: Donnie Dottei, QB, Whitmer

2008: Eric Page, QB-DB, Springfield

2009: E. J. Tucker, QB, Rogers

2010: Cheatham Norrils, WR-DB, St. John's

2011: Chris Wormley, DE, Whitmer

2012: Nick Holley, QB, Whitmer

2013: DeShone Kizer, QB, Central Catholic

 

ALL-BLADE COACHES OF THE YEAR

1995: Tim Hale, North Baltimore

1996: Bill Inselmann, Patrick Henry

1997: Cliff Hite, Findlay

1998: Eric Keller, Northview

1999: Craig Smith, Anthony Wayne

2000: Rex Lingruen, Liberty Center

2001: Mike Vicars, Delta

2002: Jerry Rutherford, Eastwood

2003: Ron Estes, Blissfield

2004: Scott Garlock, Liberty-Benton

2005: Greg Dempsey, Central Catholic

2006: Gary Quisno, Oak Harbor

2007: Mike Vicars, Genoa

2008: Jim Mayzes, Southview

2009: Dick Cromwell, St. Francis

2010: Jeff Wood, Bedford

2011: Mark Ritzler, Findlay

2012: Jerry Bell, Whitmer

2013: Kevin Kline, Bryan