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7 Southview players named to D-II all-district football team


Southview linebacker Greg Isley was named D-II defensive player of the year Thursday.


Southview is the biggest area recipient of recognition on this year s Associated Press all-district football team.

Seven players from the Northern Lakes League champion garnered first-team honors Thursday in Division II, four on offense and three on defense, with linebacker Greg Isley selected as defensive player of the year and Jim Mayzes tabbed as coach of the year.

Joining Isley on the first-team defense are lineman Eric Brown and defensive back Jimmy Hall. Southview s first-team offensive picks include quarterback Alex Pidcock, receiver Shaun Joplin, and linemen Jim McMahon and T.J. Gibbs. Cougar DB Bernard Pickney made the second-team defense.

Four-time defending City League champion Central Catholic (10-1) had five first-team selections.

They are sophomore offensive lineman Kyle Cameron, running back Michael Marrow, junior defensive lineman Jamaal Tarrent, linebacker David Pickerel and defensive back Eric Bates.

In Division IV, Suburban Lakes League champion Genoa (12-0), which will face Ottawa-Glandorf in a regional final, collected six first-team spots.

The honored Comets on offense include receiver Zach Apel, lineman Callan Bialorucki and running back Blair Skilliter. On the defensive side are lineman Ryan Bless, linebacker Marcus Vicars and back Connor Wendt.

Vicars shares defensive player of the year honors.

The Division V first team includes four players from Patrick Henry (12-0), which has has a regional final showdown Saturday with Liberty-Benton (12-0).

The honorees for PH are receiver Mitch Leonard, offensive lineman Mike Gobrogge, junior running back Justin Buenger and defensive lineman Cody Pettit, who shared defensive player of the year status with Liberty-Benton linebacker Jacob Miller.

L-B s junior quarterback Aaron Craft shared first-team honors at QB with Fairview s James Elchinger, but Craft stands alone as the D-V offensive player of the year.

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