COLUMBUS — Three Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference football players were honored as first-team All-Ohio by the Associated Press on Wednesday.
Mount Gilead running back Jonah Barnett, Cardington-Lincoln wide receiver Devin Pearl and Centerburg kicker Sterling Armstrong were all named First Team All-Ohio by a panel of sportswriters from around the state.
Barnett was named to the Division V team after rushing for 2,443 yards and 36 touchdowns for the Indians.
Pearl caught 51 passes for 875 yards, a nifty 17.2 yard per reception, and was named first team Division VI in leading the Pirates to a 7-3 record. Armstrong was the top kicker in the area, making four field goals and was 39 of 44 on PATs, and was named first team Division VI after leading the Trojans to the playoffs and an 8-3 record.
Those three were each joined by a teammate on the second team All-Ohio list.
Mount Gilead lineman Danny Williamson was named second-team in Division V, while Cardington quarterback Luke McCarrell was named second team after passing for 2,122 yards and 30 touchdowns for the Pirates. Centerburg running back Jacob Rings, who rushed for 1,510 yards, was also named second team.
East Knox linebacker Ethan Beckett was named third team all state in Division VI.
In Division V, four area players were named special mention — Mount Gilead’s Tyler Bland, Utica’s Mack Marston, and Northridge’s Trevor Roach and Logan Garee.
In Division VI, three more Trojans were honored as special mention — C.J. Hardin, Trey Purdy and Michael Collins. Cardington’s Daniel Kill also was named special mention.