ONN/Ohio High All-Ohio Team Announced

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Mooney’s Danny McCarthy
For the fourth year in a row, Ohio High magazine has selected the Ohio News Network-Ohio High All-Ohio football team.

We have picked a full team on offense and defense and have also selected special award winners for the player of the year and coach of the year. The team was announced Monday night on ONN.


For the fourth year in a row, Ohio High magazine has selected the Ohio News Network-Ohio High All-Ohio football team.

We have picked a full team on offense and defense and have also selected special award winners for the player of the year and coach of the year. The team was announced Monday night on ONN.

We have three repeat All-Ohio team members from last year with Clayton Northmont's Zebrie Sanders, Dublin Coffman's Mike Adams and Cardinal Mooney's Danny McCarthy.

Below is a look at the special award winners, followed by this year’s full team (all players listed are seniors unless noted):

ONN-Ohio High Player of the Year

Danny McCarthy, Youngstown Mooney – Two-way force for team that was 14-0 going into D-IV state championship, suffered a season ending neck injury in regional semifinal game, 47 tackles, 5 INTs (1 for TD) on defense, 1,219 yards and 15 TDs on 154 carries, also threw for 434 yards and six TDs at QB. Headed to Notre Dame.

ONN-Ohio High Coach of the Year

P.J. Fecko, Youngstown Mooney – Team has won 29 straight games, snapped Steubenville’s 42-game win streak in the game of the year in the state and is going for third state title in four years.

All-Ohio Team Offense

QB Bart Tanski, Mentor – 6-2, 190 pounds: Team was 11-2 heading into the Division I state championship with Cincinnati St. Xavier. Completed 250-of-301 attempts for 3,001 yards with 25 TDs and six INTs, also rushed for 500 yards and eight TDs.

RB Isaiah Pead, Columbus Eastmoor Academy – 5-11, 195 pounds: 2,204 yards on 192 carries (11.5 average), 39 TDs, team was 9-1 and just missed the playoffs.

RB Brandon Beachum, Youngstown Mooney – 6-1, 223: 1,341 yards, 14 TDs, headed to Penn State, team was 13-0 going into D-IV state semis, 46 tackles on defense. Had 237 yards on 32 carries and 3 TDs vs. Steubenville.

WR Jake Stoneburner, Dublin Coffman – 6-5, 225: 71 catches, 1,242 yards (17.4 average), 16 TDs, team finished 13-1 losing to Cincinnati St. Xavier in the Division I state semifinals, going to Ohio State. Will play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

WR DeVier Posey, Cincinnati LaSalle – 6-3, 194: 48 catches, 784 yards (16.3 average), eight TDs. (Also had a punt return and an interception for TDs this year.) Going to Ohio State. will play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl

TE Kyle Rudolph, Cincinnati Elder – 6-7, 240: 30 catches, 544 yards (18.1 average), 10 TDs. Going to Notre Dame.

OL Mike Adams, Dublin Coffman – 6-8, 305: One of the top OL in the country, will play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl, team was 13-1 finishing D-I state semifinalists, going to Ohio State.

OL Marcus Hall, junior, Cleveland Glenville – 6-5, 305: One of the top juniors in the state, team was 10-3 and reached regional finals.

OL Jake Current, Troy – 6-3, 270: All-Southwest District first team, Headed to Wisconsin.

OL Elliott Mealer, Wauseon – 6-6, 300: Northwest District lineman of the year, headed to Michigan.

OL Zebrie Sanders, Clayton Northmont – 6-5, 275: One of the top linemen in the country, looking at Florida, Georgia and many others. May announce on his birthday, Dec. 4. Team was 7-4 this year.

All-Ohio Team Defense

DL John Simon, junior, Youngstown Mooney – 6-3, 266: 85 tackles, 6-1/2 sacks, one of top juniors in Midwest, already offered by Ohio State.

DL Kevin Koger, Toledo Whitmer – 6-4, 235: First-team All-Northwest District, headed to Michigan. Standout at TE-DE.

DL Jerel Worthy, Huber Heights Wayne – 6-2, 285: First-team All-Southwest District. Headed to Michigan State. 50 tackles, 10.5 sacks, 7 pass deflections, 2 fumble recoveries, 12 hurries.

DL Taylor Hill, Youngstown Mooney – 6-3, 215: 17 sacks, 150 tackles, 23 tackles-for-loss for 13-0 team headed to D-IV state semifinals. Headed to Oklahoma.

LB Storm Klein, junior, Newark Licking Valley – 6-3, 220: Two-way force at LB and RB, team is 13-1 going into D-III state championships, had over 100 tackles on defense, 1,359 yards, 29 TDs. Already verbaled to Ohio State for 2009 class.

LB Mike Zordich, Youngstown Mooney – 6-2, 237: 130 tackles, 4 sacks, 16-1/2 TFLs for 14-0 team headed to D-IV state championship. Also had 880 yards and 10 TDs on offense at FB. Following in dad’s footsteps at Penn State.

LB B.J. Machen, Hilliard Darby – 6-2, 215: Team was 11-2 and reached regional final. Headed to Georgia Tech. Had 130 tackles on the year.

LB Will Studlien, junior, Sunbury Big Walnut – 6-3, 225: One of the top juniors in the state, team was 13-1 going into D-III state championship.

DB Danny McCarthy, Youngstown Mooney – 6-3, 205: Two-way force for team that was 14-0 going into D-IV state championship, suffered a season ending neck injury in regional semifinal game, 47 tackles, 5 INTs (1 for TD) on defense, 1,219 yards and 15 TDs on 154 carries, also threw for 434 yards and six TDs at QB. Headed to Notre Dame.

DB Cordale Scott, Cleveland Glenville – 6-4, 200: 51 tackles, 5 INTs (2 for TDs), 27 catches for 431 yards and 5 TDs, 3 kick return TDs, one rushing TD, team was 10-3 and reached D-I regional semi.

DB Fred Craig, Cincinnati St. Xavier – 6-2, 210: 100 tackles, 1 INT (for a TD). Team is 14-0 going into D-I state championship and looking for second state championship in three seasons. Three-year starter. Committed to Stanford.

All-Purpose Danny Milligan, Cincinnati St. Xavier – 5-9, 165: 37 catches, 574 yards (15.5 average), 8 TDs, also made 8 FGs and returned 28 punts for a 12.1 average. Team is 14-0 going into D-I state championship.

P Ben Buchanan, Westerville Central – 6-0, 195: Averaged 40.6 yards per punt (best in central Ohio), also scored 73 points (31 PATs, 14 of 19 on field goals, 13 of 13 inside 50 yards, misses were from 63, 60, 63, 53 and 50 yards, longest make was 57 yards), headed to Ohio State.

K Kevin Harper – Mentor – 5-11, 175: Made 14-of20 field goal attempts for 52 points and connected for 49 extra point attempts. The Pittsburgh recruit hit a state record 61-yard field goal against Solon.

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