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Monday, November 11, 2019 11:30 pm

NE8 All-Conference Football Team released

VICTORIA JACOBSEN | The Journal Gazette

East Noble and Leo each had seven players named to the NE8 Football All-Conference first team. 

East Noble quarterback Bailey Parker, wide receiver Hayden Jones, tackle Alex Manns, defensive end Trey Ritchie, defensive lineman Leyth Al-Mohammedawi, outside linebacker Jacob Van Gorder and punter Cole Shubpach were all named to the first team. Leo running back Peyton Wall, tight end D.J. Allen, offensive guard Landen Livingston, tackle Tom Busch, defensive end Mason Sheron, interior linebacker G.T. Baker, outside linebacker Gavin James and cornerback Damien Gudakunst also earned first-team honors.

Columbia City was represented by wide receiver Michael Sievers, guard John Hinen, defensive lineman Landin Markins and safety T.J. Bedwell. DeKalb's first team honorees are running back Landon Miller and guard Tylar Pomeroy. New Haven wide receiver Jamar Hutchins was named first team, as was Nijae Fields Lewis at corner and special teams. 

Norwell center Joe Colbert, interior linebacker Joel Rinkenberger and safety Eli Riley all made first team. The top honorees are rounded out by kicker Aiden Hosler of Huntington North. 


The full team is listed below:



First Team

Quarterback: Bailey Parker, East Noble

Running Back: Peyton Wall, Leo; Landon Miller, DeKalb

Tight End: DJ Allen, Leo

Wide Receiver: Jamar Hutchins, New Haven; Hayden Jones, East Noble; Michael Sievers, Columbia City

Center: Joe Colbert, Norwell

Guard: Tylar Pomeroy, DeKalb; Landen Livingston, Leo; John Hinen, Columbia City

Tackle: Alex Manns, East Noble; Tom Busch, Leo

Kicker: Aiden Hosler, Huntington North

Special Teams: Nijae Fields Lewis, New Haven


Second Team

Quarterback: Greg Bolt, Columbia City

Running Back:Tanner Jack, DeKalb; Justin Marcellus, East Noble

Tight End: Brett Christian, East Noble

Wide Receiver: Cameron Livingston, Leo; Gage Ernsberger, East Noble; Easton Rhodes, DeKalb

Guard: Noah Schooley, East Noble; Nate Ulman Bellmont

Tackle: Josh Grigsby, New Haven; Trestan Kern, DeKalb

Kicker: Joe Painter, East Noble

Special Teams: TJ Bedwell, Columbia City


Honorable Mention

Quarterback: Evan Eshbach, DeKalb

Running Back: Max Ringger, Norwell

Tight End: Evan Snider, DeKalb

Wide Receiver: Peyton McHale, Leo; Kieren Gilles, Columbia City; Lane Woodson, New Haven

Guard: Hoyt Stafford, DeKalb; Donny Miller, East Noble

Tackle: Chris Hood, East Noble

Kicker: Garrett Klefeker, Columbia City

Special Teams: Mason DeHoff, Norwell



First Team

Defensive End: Trey Ritchie, East Noble; Mason Sheron, Leo

Defensive Line: Landin Markins, Columbia City; Leyth Al-Mohammedawi, East Noble

Inside Linebacker: GT Baker, Leo; Joel Rinkenberger, Norwell

Outside Linebacker: Gavin James, Leo; Jacob Van Gorder, East Noble

Cornerback: Nijae Fields Lewis, New Haven; Damien Gudakunst, Leo

Safety: TJ Bedwell, Columbia City; Eli Riley, Norwell

Punter: Cole Shubpach, East Noble


Second Team

Defensive End: Jase Griffith, DeKalb; Caden Conley, East Noble

Defensive Line: Ethan Brown, DeKalb; Sidney Bassett, New Haven

Inside Linebacker: Tanner Martz, Columbia City; Cole Schubpach, East Noble

Outside Linebacker: D’ Andre Wright, New Haven; Treyton Lomont, Columbia City

Cornerback: Brooks Miller, East Noble; Carter Smith, Columbia City

Safety: Rowan Zollman, East Noble; Lamar Hutchins, New Haven

Punter: Carson McCauley, Leo


Honorable Mention

Defensive End: Brooks Longenbaugh, Columbia City; Cale Gray, Norwell

Defensive Line: Zach Christianson, Norwell; Aden Dennis, Huntington North

Inside Linebacker: Isaac Carswell, New Haven; Dom Blevins, DeKalb

Outside Linebacker: Trevor Reed, New Haven; Michael O’Brien, Leo

Cornerback: Jackson Holzinger, Huntington North; Ryan Sheets, Columbia City

Safety: Nate Williams, DeKalb; Caleb Nixon, DeKalb


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