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Tuesday, December 04, 2012Prep Football: Six FHS Trojans on TRAC first team
Davidson was a first-team all-TRAC pick at both defensive back and punter. The 6-foot-7, 202-pound senior, returned two of his five interceptions for touchdowns) broke up 16 passes and had 32 tackles. The BGSU recruit also averaged 37.2 yards per punt this fall.
Also earning first-team all-league honors on defense were linebacker Devin Dennard and defensive back Austin Niswander.
Dennard ended his four-year varsity career as Findlay High's career leader in tackles. The 6-0, 190-pounder had 13 tackles for loss this season and 73 total stops. He also caused four fumbles and blocked two kicks.
Niswander, a University of Toledo recruit, had 30 tackles, broke up 11 passes and recovered two fumbles.
Five of Findlay's all-TRAC selections represented an offense that became the first in school history to average over 50 points a game.
Spearheading that group is record-setting running back Vance Settlemire who established single-season marks for yards (1,934) and TDs (33) and twice tied the school record for touchdowns in a game (6). The 5-10, 180-pound senior also set career rushing marks for yards (3,260) and touchdowns (53).
Settlemire could have put up huge numbers against an easy early schedule, but didn't, compiling just 332 yards in lopsided wins over Cleveland East Tech (2-8), Holy Trinity School from Ontario Canada (4-3) and Lima Senior (0-10).
Settlemire, who rushed for a single-game record 347 yards against Toledo St. Francis, then broke that mark with a 376-yard, 6-touchdown game against Toledo St. John's, did some of his best work against Findlay's toughest opponents, including 221 yards against Division I state finalist Toledo Whitmer, 228 against a 5-5 Oregon Clay team, 209 against arch-rival Fremont Ross and 158 yards and six TDs in a nonleague win over Reynoldsburg (7-3).
Also earning first-team, all-TRAC offensive honors are senior receiver Jimmy Orwick, who led the Trojans with 33 catches for 677 yards and six touchdowns, and freshman kicker Grant McKinniss, who converted 46 of 52 PAT kicks and 3 of 4 field goals, including a 49-yarder that was a yard shy of tying the longest in school history. The freshman also boomed 56 percent of his kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks.
FHS quarterback Paul Cosiano, who threw for 1,656 yards and 20 touchdowns and added 291 yards and six TDs rushing, and senior lineman Bryce Burnside, a two-year starter at tackle, were second-team all-league on offense.
Seniors Wyatt Krupp, Kory Knox, Kyle St. Jean, Taylor Opp, Derek Gray and Bryton Mathis, junior Eric Beard and sophomore Sam Iliff received honorable mention all-league recognition.
Toledo Whitmer, TRAC champion and Ohio's Division I state runner-up, swept the individual awards with quarterback Nick Holley named TRAC Offensive Player of the Year, linebacker Jack Linch Defensive Player of the Year and Jerry Bell TRAC Coach of the Year.
TRAC all-league selections are not released until all teams have completed tournament play. Whitmer reached the Division I final where the Panthers fell 20-12 to Cincinnati Moeller. Toledo Central Catholic also reached the state final, beating Trotwood-Madison 16-12 for the Division II state championship.
2012 All-TRAC Football
QUARTERBACK -- Nick Holley, Toledo Whitmer, 6-0, 175, sr. RUNNING BACKS -- Amir Edwards, Toledo Central Catholic, 5-11, 195, sr.; Vance Settlemire, Findlay, 5-11, 80, sr. RECEIVERS -- Jimmy Orwick, Findlay, 6-0, 183, sr.; Andrew Bonfiglio, Toledo St. Francis, 6-0, 160, jr.; Liam Allen, Toledo St. John's, 5-11, 170, sr. TIGHT END -- Keith Towbridge, Toledo Central Catholic, 6-4, 250, sr. OFFENSIVE LINE -- Jeff Dew, Toledo Central Catholic, 6-3, 285, sr.; Zach Harmon, Toledo Central Catholic, 6-3, 255, jr.; Jared Lutz, Oregon Clay, 6-0, 241, jr.; Matt Miller, Toledo St. John's, 6-5, 260, sr.; Eric Hart, Toledo Whitmer, 5-7, 245, sr. PLACE KICKER -- Grant McKinniss, Findlay, 6-0, 160, fr.
DEFENSIVE LINE -- Jon Perrin, Toledo Central Catholic, 6-1, 305, sr. Jarred Gray, Oregon Clay, 6-3, 223, sr.; Marquise Moore, Toledo Whitmer, 6-1, 285, sr.; Joe Mayes, Toledo Whitmer, 6-1, 285, sr. LINEBACKERS -- Devin Dennard, Findlay, 6-0, 190, sr.; Jack Linch, Toledo Whitmer, 6-0, 210, sr.; Nate Holley. Toledo Whitmer, 6-2, 195, sr. DEFENSIVE BACKS -- Jayme Thompson, Toledo Central Catholic, 6-2, 184, sr.; Derich Weiland, Toledo Central Catholic, 5-10, 180, jr.; Austin Niswander, Findlay, 6-2, 182, sr.; Joseph Davidson, Findlay, 6-7, 202, sr.; Marcus Elliott, Toledo Whitmer, 6-1, 183, jr. RETURN SPECIALIST -- Derich Weiland, Toledo Central Catholic, 5-10, 180, jr. PUNTER -- Joseph Davidson, Findlay, 6-7, 202, sr.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Nick Holley, Toledo Whitmer, sr.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jack Linch, Toledo Whitmer, sr.
COACH OF THE YEAR: Jerry Bell, Toledo Whitmer
QUARTERBACK -- Paul Cosiano, Findlay, 6-1, 210, sr. RUNNING BACKS -- Devin Dominique, Oregon Clay, 5-9, 173, sr.; Michael Wagner, Toledo St. Francis, 5-11, 180, sr. RECEIVERS -- Derich Weiland, Toledo Central Catholic, 5-10, 180, jr.; Kyle Row, Oregon Clay, 6-1, 155, jr.; Chris Boykin, Toledo Whitmer, 6-4, 190, jr. TIGHT END -- Michael Dzikowski, Toledo Whitmer, 6-4, 205, sr. OFFENSIVE LINE -- Dillon Twining, Oregon Clay, 6-2, 250, jr.; Bryce Burnside, Findlay, 6-2, 202, sr.; Jarvis Jones, Fremont, jr.; Tyler Knitz, Toledo St. Francis, 6-1, 300, jr.; Sam Burns, Toledo St. Francis, 6-3, 305, sr. PLACE KICKER -- Jake Suder, Toledo Central Catholic, 5-10, 176, sr.
DEFENSIVE LINE -- Morgan Seymour, Oregon Clay, 6-0, 215, sr.; Kole Amor, Fremont, jr.; Sam Burns, Toledo St. Francis, 6-3, 305, sr.; Genaro DeMarco, Toledo St. John's, 6-3, 232, jr. LINEBACKERS -- Chris Green-Norwood, Toledo Central Catholic, 6-1, 235, So.; Paul Moses III, Toledo Central Catholic, 5-11, 198, jr.; Vincent Broadway, Toledo St. John's, 5-10, 190, sr. DEFENSIVE BACKS -- Mitch Cochell, Toledo Central Catholic, 5-11, 165, sr.; Joe Solomon III, Toledo Central Catholic, 5-11, 165, sr.; TeJuan James, Toledo Central Catholic, 5-11 175, jr.; Brooklyn Shurelds, Lima Senior, 6-3, 205, sr. PUNTER -- Nate Holley, Toledo Whitmer, 6-2, 195, sr.
TOLEDO CENTRAL CATHOLIC -- Jonathan Mitchell, Jr., Marwan Allen-Marsenburg, Jr., Cedric Gray, Sr., Michael Anderson, Sr., Ramone Miles, So., Ian Butler, Sr., DeShone Kizer, Jr.
OREGON CLAY -- Josh Pennington, Jr., Damon Dominique, Sr., Mounib Jomaa, Sr., Anthony Ramirez, Jr., Emilio Duran, Sr., Cody Gore, Sr., Logan Badenhop, Sr. FINDLAY -- Wyatt Krupp, Sr., Kory Knox, Sr., Kyle St. Jean, Sr., Taylor Opp, Sr., Derek Gray, Sr., Bryton Mathis, Sr., Eric Beard, Jr., Sam Iliff, So. FREMONT ROSS -- Tyler Wolf, Sr., DeAndre Gates, Sr., Mike Egbert, Sr., Jabree Lather, Jr., Hunter Trautwein, Jr., Trey Grine, Jr., Kyle Lamalie, Jr., Ben Root, So. LIMA SENI0R -- , Austin Towsey, Sr., Donell Irons, Sr., William Rice, Sr., Tre'Mon Glenn-Crawford,Sr., Aaron Snider, Sr., Juniel Liles, So., Malik Towsend, So., Ilias Wright, So. TOLEDO ST. FRANCIS -- David Nees, Jr., Tyler Thebes, Jr., Anthony Taylor, Sr., Trinidad Wyatt, Sr., Sheldon Evans, Sr., John Fudacz, Jr. TOLEDO ST. JOHN'S -- Brogan Roback, Sr., Collin Korte, Jr., Jake Nachtrab, Sr., Craig Mays, St. John's , So., Kyle Ramer, Sr., Jim Papadimos, St. John's , Sr., Sean Rattay, Fr., Trevor Walsh, Jr. TOLEDO WHITMER -- Devon Thomas, Sr., Tre Sterritt, Sr., Lord Lowe, Jr., Devon Miller, Sr., Jacob Lapoint, Jr., Robert Sobecki, Sr., Megail Frisch, Sr., Brandon Plaza, Sr.,
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