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Tue., Nov. 20 - stroman-newman-take-top-district-honors
Stroman, Newman take top district honors
© Gainesville TimesNeither Stonewall Jackson nor Battlefield exited this year quite like they wanted: losing in the regional semi-finals.
Yet the Bobcats and Cedar Run District champion Raiders both have something big to show for their efforts this season.
Stonewall's quarterback Greg Stroman captured the title of offensive player of the year on the All-Cedar Run District squad for 2012.
At the same time, the Bobcats' linebacker Nick Newman landed the title for defensive player of the year while also appearing on the first-team all-district line-up for offense as a wide receiver.
In all, Battlefield and Stonewall virtually swept the first-team all-district honor roll for offense as five Bobcats and six Raiders claimed 11 of the 14 available spots.
Seniors Luis Labrada (center), Kyle Hyatt (tackle), JR Washington (wide receiver) and Markell Bates (return specialist) along with juniors Jason Purvis (running back) and Stroman (quarterback) represented Stonewall on that list.
Battlefield seniors John Agnos (guard), Brandon Dukeman (tackle) and Newman (wide receiver) and juniors Brandon Whaley (tight end) and Joe Walker (running back) also claimed the same recognition.
The only other players in the district to make that list were Broad Run junior Trevor Weaver (guard) and Freedom (South Riding) seniors Brendan Kammerdeiner (running back) and Cameron Nizialek (senior).
On the defensive first team, Stonewall seniors Brett Thompson (linebacker) and Dezmon Hopkins (defensive back) and sophomore Timmy Settle (down lineman) joined Battlefield seniors Newman (linebacker) Dukeman (down lineman), Jack Taylor (defensive end) and Bucky Potter (defensive back)
Other defensive first-teamers included Freedom's Nizialek (punter) and Trevor Moody (down lineman); Osbourn's Trevor Neal (defensive end), Jimmy Arensdorf (linebacker) and Conner Lane (defensive back); and Broad Run's Chuck Davis (defensive back).
Even though no one from Patriot made the first team in the district, several Pioneers earned second-team honors.
Seniors Zak Watson (wide receiver) and Malik Fuller (return specialist) and juniors Vic Ceglie (running back) and Jamey Corcoran (kicker) brought it home on offense.
Defensively, senior Timmy Keenan (linebacker) and junior Aaron Martin (down lineman) did the same for Patriot.
Battlefield's representatives to the offensive second team featured seniors Taylor (tackle), Austin Thibodeaux (running back) and Ryan Swingle (quarterback) and junior Josh Lackey (center).
Stonewall's offensive second team delegation consisted of senior Kenny Lopez (guard) and junior Justin Baird (tight end).
Osbourn claimed three members on offense: Hugh Campbell (guard), Trayvon Wallace (running back) and Santoni Scott (wide receiver). Freedom's Jesse Othee (tackle) and Broad Run's Corey Hilbreath (running back) rounded out the list.
For the remaining defensive second team, seniors Blaine Varley (linebacker) of Battlefield and Brandon Robeson (down lineman) joined Osbourn's Paul Okoroafor (defensive end), Richard Chua (down lineman), Jacob Olave (linebacker) and Jonathan Rivera (defensive back); Broad Run's Jashawn Banks (defensive end), Logan Shain (linebacker), Dorian Jenkins (defensive back), Da'Qwan Earl (defensive back) and Brady Reitzel (punter); and Freedom defensive backs Darren Hawkins and Water Reusche.
Stonewall also received eight honorable mention nods: Hopkins (wide receiver and return specialist), Robeson (offensive tackle), Labrada (down lineman), Stroman (punter), and seniors Reuben Osei (wide receiver), Myles Walker (linebacker) and Keenan Boyce (linebacker).
Battlefield claimed four honorable mentions: seniors Agnos (down lineman), Trent Saflin (wide receiver) and River Peircy (linebacker) and junior Cameron Skaff (tight end).
Broad Run's Reitzel (quarterback), Jenkins (wide receiver), Conner Keating (center) and Luke Krzywicki (linebacker); Osbourn's Lane (quarterback), Wallace (return specialist), Ryan Beverly (kicker and punter), Tyler Tapscott (return specialist); and Freedom's Kyle Murphy (guard), Myles Conley (return specialist) and Jordan Rafferty (linebacker) also received honorable mention titles.