BREAKING NEWS

BREAKING NEWS

NEWS-SENTINEL FOOTBALL ALL-AREA TEAM: Defense

The 2017 News-Sentinel Football All-Area Team defense.

The 2017 News-Sentinel Football All-Area Team defense.

ALL-AREA DEFENSE

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Lawrence Johnson, senior, Snider

– Anchored the interior of stout Panthers defense

– 50 tackles, three sacks, one INT

– First Team All-SAC

– IFCA Top 50 selection

– Committed to Purdue

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DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Tico Brown, senior, Homestead

– 60 tackles, 11 TFL, 2.5 sacks

– First Team All-SAC

– IFCA Class 6A All-State selection

– Committed to Central Michigan

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Jacob Fabini, senior, Bishop Dwenger

– 96 tackles, 10 sacks on defense

– Second Team All-SAC

DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: Trey Freeman, senior, Concordia

– 73 tackles, 19 TFL, four sacks on defense

– First Team All-SAC

– IFCA Class 3A All-State selection

LINEBACKER: Brandon Kocks, senior, Snider

– 97 tackles, six TFL, four sacks

– Second Team All-SAC

LINEBACKER: Isaac Blume, senior, Bishop Dwenger

– 109 tackles, eight sacks

– First Team All-SAC

LINEBACKER: Logan Macklin, junior, Adams Central

– Team-high 102 tackles, with 5.5 tackles for loss

– Rushed for 1,542 yards and 16 touchdowns on 153 attempts

– First Team All-ACAC

LINEBACKER: Kenny Cook, senior, East Noble

– 142 tackles, 10 TFL, four forced fumbles

– First Team All-NE8

DEFENSIVE BACK: Ethan Hoover, junior, Snider

– 55 tackles, six INTs

– Averaged 20 yards per return on kicks and punts, scoring three touchdowns

– First Team All-SAC

– IFCA Class 6A All-State selection

DEFENSIVE BACK: Jack Rhoades, senior, Woodlan

– Rushed for 2,164 yards and 26 TDs.

– 69 tackles, 3 INTs on defense

– First Team All-ACAC

– IFCA Class 2A All-State selection

DEFENSIVE BACK: Justin Gaston, junior, Bishop Luers

– 98 tackles and four INTs on defense

– 1,031 yards of total offense

– 39 receptions, 350 yards, four TDs

– First Team All-SAC

– IFCA Class 3A All-State selection

ATHLETE: Ah’lan Howard, senior, Woodlan

– 65 tackles and four INTs on defense

– 34 receptions, 667 yards, 11 TDs

– First Team All-ACAC

KICKER/PUNTER: Ben Von Gunten, senior, Leo

– 75 percent of kickoffs went for touchbacks

– 3-of-7 field goals (3-of-4 before breaking kicking foot vs. East Noble)

– 33-of-33 PAT

– 38 yard punting average

– First Team All-NE8

– IFCA Top 50 selection

KICKER/PUNTER: Jack James, senior, Snider

– 10-of-11 field goals (with a long of 51 yards)

– 63-of-67 PAT

– 39.5 yard punting average

– First Team All-SAC

– IFCA Class 6A All-State selection

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