CHARLESTON -Parkersburg High School has placed two players and Ripley one on the all-Mountain State Athletic Conference football team.
Named to the first team were Big Red senior running back Adam Lindamood and junior punter Kyle Foster and Ripley senior defensive lineman Daryl Hicks.
Lindamood completed his high school football career with the Big Reds by rushing for 1,441 yards and 16 touchdowns on 230 carries. He was joined at the running back position by seniors David Gaydosz and Lowell Farley of Cabell Midland and Capital junior James Richmond.
Foster averaged 41.3 yards per punt for the Big Reds. His 35 punts traveled 1,446 yards, including a long of 62 yards. In addition to a pair of touchbacks and seven punts that resulted in fair catches, he also had a dozen punts that ended inside the opponents' 20-yard line.
Hicks is a three-sport standout at Ripley. In addition to starting both ways on the football team, he also is a standout heavyweight on the Vikings' wrestling squad and participates in track and field during the spring.
Three of Hicks' Ripley teammates earned second team all-league honors. Senior Andy Mellert was selected as the center on offense, while senior defensive back Justin Hinzman and junior linebacker Preston Martin were honored on the second team defense.
All-Mountain State Athletic Conference
QB:Austin Hensley, junior, Hurricane
RB: David Gaydosz, senior, Cabell Midland; Lowell Farley, senior, Cabell Midland; James Richmond, junior, Capital; Adam Lindamood, senior, Parkersburg
WR: Kevin Forrest, junior, South Charleston; Ethan Clark, senior, Nitro; Ramon Edwards, senior, Woodrow Wilson
TE: Jordan Clary, senior, George Washington
T: Josh Baisden, senior, Cabell Midland; Trevor Stacey, sophomore, Spring Valley
G: Dom Orcutt, senior, South Charleston; Mike Bailey, senior, Woodrow Wilson
C: Sam Plantz, senior, George Washington
K: Chris Molina, senior, Cabell Midland
Utility: Kashaun Haley, sophomore, Capital; Seth Lewis, senior, Winfield
Line: Gage Gould, senior, Cabell Midland; Nigale Cabell, junior, Huntington; Daryl Hicks, senior, Ripley; Anthony Hosea, senior, Woodrow Wilson; Ray-Sheed Coleman, senior, South Charleston
Linbeackers: Dustin Crouser, senior, George Washington; Peyton Johnson, senior, Huntington; Elijah Wellman, senior, Spring Valley; Jonathan Pittman, junior, Captial
Backs: Jacob Jackson, junior, George Washington; Davon Tyson, senior, Capital; Andrew Johnson, senior, Woodrow Wilson; Clark Wilson, sophomore, Huntington; Honore' Dean, senior, South Charleston
P: Kyle Foster, junior, Parkersburg
Utility: Trevor Rumberg, senior, Riverside; Zach Cooper, senior, Hurricane
QB: Tyhree Pratt, freshman, Capital
RB: Paden Christian, junior, Huntington; Ryan George, senior, Spring Valley; Drew Kirby, senior, St. Albans
WR: Marcus Reed, senior, Riverside; Koi Turner, junior, Hurricane
TE: Chris Tuner, junior, Winfield
T: Zach Leftridge, senior, St. Albans; Jacob Whitlock, senior, George Washington
G: Matt Fuller, senior, Spring Valley; Toney Kitts, senior, Huntington
C: Andy Mellert, senior, Ripley
K: Mike Molina, senior, Hurricane
Utility: Trevond Reese, senior, South Charleston
Line: James Walton, junior, Capital; Caleb Craddock, senior, Hurricane; Corey Harsanyi, junior, Princeton; Colby Webb, junior, Spring Valley; Jaisson Dyer, junior, Capital
Linebackers: Trevon Johnson, senior, George Washington; Preston Martin, junior, Ripley; Nick Boone, senior, Cabell Midland; Ken Haynes, junior, South Charleston
Backs: Justin Hinzman, senior, Ripley; LaMont Lee, senior, Princeton; Stephen Matthews, senior, Cabell Midland; Cory Hughart, senior, Spring Valley
P: Jarod Martin, senior, Huntington
Utility: Bryer Brewer, junior, Spring Valley
Special honorable mention
Cody Roney, Parkersburg
Quaseem Fields, Ripley; Jake Martin, Ripley; D.J. Carozza, Parkersburg; Lantz Hoyler, Parkersburg
Player of the year: Ryan Switzer, George Washington
Coach of the year: Luke Salmons, Cabell Midland
Parkersburg, which was known for its strong kicking game, placed senior kicker Codey Roney on the special honorable mention list and seniors D.J. Carrozza, a lineman, and Lantz Hoyler, a receiver and defensive back, were named to the honorable mention list.
Ripley senior speedster Quaseem Fields and sophomore wide receiver Jake Martin also received honorable mention honors.
George Washington running back Ryan Switzer -who has committed to play for the University of North Carolina next season -was named the league's Player of the Year while Ravenswood High School graduate Luke Salmons, who guided Cabell Midland to a perfect regular season and the MSAC title, was selected as Coach of the Year.