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Published: Thursday, 12/1/2011

2 from LC on All-Ohio first team

Patrick Henry's Conkle also on Division V squad

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Two senior lineman who helped Liberty Center to an unbeaten regular season, a No. 5 state ranking, and its first Northwest Ohio Athletic League football championship in 10 years have been named to the Associated Press All-Ohio Division V first team.

The Tigers' Justin Gillen, who was the NWOAL's offensive player of the year, a rarity for an offensive lineman, received his Ohio honor at that position.

Bryan Hefflinger, who led Liberty Center in tackles three straight seasons, was chosen as a defensive lineman.

Joining them on the D-V first team is Dakota Conkle, a senior defensive back from Liberty-Benton.

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Patrick Henry, which lost to Liberty Center in NWOAL play but beat the Tigers in the regional playoff semifinals, placed junior defensive lineman Jake Carrizales on the second team.

Also from the NWOAL, sophomore placekicker Lincoln Parsley of Archbold was named to the third team on offense.

In Division VI, McComb junior Jerry Brown made the second team at running back, and his teammate, junior Michael Jones, was selected to the third team as a defensive lineman.

Also in D-VI, Edon's Shannon Geren, a senior running back who was the Toledo Area Athletic Conference offensive player of the year, was selected to the third team.



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