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Area Athletes Earn All State Spots

By Staff | Dec 18, 2019

Teammate Gage Huffman was named as the second team punter.

Tyler Consolidated, Paden City, Valley, Hundred and New Martinsville were well represented on the 2019 West Virginia All-State Class A Football team recently announced. LKC Player of the year Mark Rucker a do-it-all athlete for the Silver Knights led the way as he was named to the first team as a utility player. Teammate Gage Huffman was awarded a spot on the second unit as a punter on the defensive team. Paden City quarterback Ethan Cross was placed on the second team offensive team as a utility player. All three athletes are seniors who have represented their schools well. Several other area players were named to the special honorable mentioned and honorable mentioned teams. Congratulations to all these fine athletes on their 2019 football accomplishments.

Class A all-state football team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association

First-Team Offense

OL Cole James, Doddridge County, Sr.

OL Liam Fultineer, Mount View, Sr.

Tyler Consolidated’s Mark Rucker was named first team all-W.Va. as an offensive utility player.

OL Cy Persinger, Midland Trail, Jr.

OL Hunter Bowling, Sherman, Jr.

OL Leewood Molessa, Williamstown, Jr.

WR Griffin Devericks, Doddridge County, Sr.

WR Caleb May, Tug Valley, Jr.

Paden City’s Ethan Cross was a second-team offensive utility player.

QB Ethan Varney, Tug Valley, Sr.

RB Hunter America, Doddridge County, Sr. (captain)

RB Noah Brown, Greenbrier West, Jr.

RB Ty Moore, Williamstown, Sr.

K Atikilt Tamiru, Moorefield, Jr.

Utility Mark Rucker, Tyler Consolidated, Sr.

Utility Jeb Boice, Parkersburg Catholic, Sr.

Utility Zach McClung, Greenbrier West, Jr.

First-Team Defense

DL Hunter McMiken, Van, Sr.

DL Josh Alt, Pendleton County, Jr.

DL Drew Clendenin, Buffalo, So.

DL Jalen Brunney, Parkersburg Catholic, Sr.

LB Adam Murray, Wheeling Central, Sr. (captain)

LB Eric Brown, Williamstown, Sr.

LB Austin Kelley, Doddridge County, Sr.

LB Garrett Owens, Ritchie County, Sr.

LB Austin Alt, East Hardy, Sr.

DB Hunter Jenkins, Doddridge County, Jr.

DB Jordan Waterhouse, Wheeling Central, Jr.

DB Nathan Murray, Wirt County, Jr.

P Jacob Anthony, Ravenswood, Sr.

Utility Jalen Creighton, Wheeling Central, Sr.

Utility Landon McFadden, South Harrison, Sr.

Second-Team Offense

OL Michael Horan, Wheeling Central, Sr.

OL Trey Waller, South Harrison, Sr.

OL Park Michels, Buffalo, Jr.

OL Cole McClung, Greenbrier West, Jr.

OL Zack Graham, Ravenswood, Sr.

WR Gus Morrison, Ritchie County, So.

WR Brennan Secrist, Madonna, Sr.

QB Isaiah Gardiner, Pendleton County, Jr.

RB Tre Moss, Ritchie County, Jr.

RB Matthew Jenkins, Moorefield, Jr.

K DJ Devinney, Doddridge County, Jr.

Utility Curtis McGhee, Wheeling Central, Sr. (captain)

Utility Brennan Boron, St. Marys, Jr.

Utility Ethan Cross, Paden City, Sr.

Utility Noah Neely, Cameron, Sr.

Second-Team Defense

DL Mike Hamrick, Magnolia, Sr.

DL Cameron Lovejoy, Buffalo, Sr.

DL Stone Sartin, Tolsia, Sr.

DL Connor Cunningham, Doddridge County, Jr.

LB Vinnie High, Wheeling Central, Jr.,

LB Hunter Claypool, Meadow Bridge, Jr.

LB Trent Meador, Summers County, Sr.

LB – Brady Ankrom, Williamstown, Jr.

DB Kaiden Pack, Greenbrier West, Jr.

DB Andrew Tharp, East Hardy, Jr. (captain)

DB Kole Sutton, Williamstown, Sr.

P Gage Huffman, Tyler Consolidated, Sr.

Utility Reece Nutter, Webster County, Sr.

Utility Caden Boggs, Tygarts Valley, Jr.

Utility John Wilson, Tolsia, Jr.

Special Honorable Mention

Josh Bright, Tygarts Valley; Jessop Broughton, Cameron; Tanner Copley, Tolsia; Jaycob Creel, Ravenswood; Vincent Cyrus, Moorefield; Mason Deem, Williamstown; Richard Dornon, St. Marys; Dalton Dunkle, Pendleton County; Dylan Hardy, Summers County; Sean Hays, Clay-Battelle; Devin Farley, Doddridge County; Daniel Gorby, Clay-Battelle; Dylan Knight, Doddridge County; Caleb Jantuah, Richwood; Jason LaAsmar, South Harrison; Case Landis, Tyler Consolidated; Payton Marling, Wheeling Central; Michael McGee, Richwood; Brayden Modesitt, Williamstown; Garrett Parsons, Wirt County; Cody Poe, Hundred; Kayden Procacina, Ritchie County; Lucky Pulice, Madonna;Gavin Streets, Valley; Dawson Tharp, Webster County; Clayton Thomas, Paden City; Daniel White, Tygarts Valley,Jacobb Rine, Wheeling Central; Dillon Shinaberry, Pocahontas County; Wade Smitley, Parkersburg Catholic; David Stewart, Van;

Honorable Mention

Jason Anderson, Paden City; Anthony Bailey, Mount View; Adam Baker, East Hardy; Keaton Baldwin, Pocahontas County; Calvin Blunt Jr., Trinity; Keegan Bolyard, Tygarts Valley; Jacob Bronner, Madonna; Noah Bumgardner, Doddridge County; Reese Burnside, Doddridge County; Deacon Carmichael, Cameron; Michael Chandler, Doddridge County; Devon Eldridge, Trinity; Ean Hamrick, Gilmer County; Chase Hood, Ravenswood; Trevor Hunt, Wahama; Jared Jones, Doddridge County; Evan Kyle, Pendleton County; TJ Jackson, Tolsia; Silas McKeever, Magnolia; Logan Norris, Hundred; Dylan Patterson, St. Marys; Logan Powell, Wirt County; Jaren Robinson, South Harrison; Ty Roles, Meadow Bridge; CJ Rose, Wheeling Central; Garrett Scott, Cameron; Thomas Sessi, Madonna; JD Shaffer, Ritchie County; Mason Smith, Wheeling Central; Grayson Spaulding, Tug Valley; Dylan Starkey, Hannan; Hunter Starkey, Greenbrier West; Wayne Stephenson, Ravenswood; Joel Stophel, Parkersburg Catholic; Willie Walden, Tygarts Valley; Cyle West, St. Marys