PARKERSBURG -Even though Parkersburg High and Parkersburg South failed to make the state football playoffs, the Big Reds and Patriots both had several players worthy of statewide honors, as evidenced by the Class AAA all-state team being announced today by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association.
Both PHS and South have one representative on the first team and one on the second team.
The first teamers are quite familiar names. South senior Logan Cox, selected as a defensive back, is making his second appearance as a first-team player. Cox had five interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. Offensively, he accounted for 50 points, scoring eight touchdowns and a two-point conversion.
Class AAA All-State First Team
A three-sport standout who also is a member of the Patriot basketball and track teams, Cox is expected to sign to continue his football career at the University of Akron.
Cox is a highly-decorated player who earlier this season was both an Ohio Valley Athletic Conference and Two Rivers Athletic Conference first team selection.
Representing Parkersburg High on the first team is senior Adam Lindamood, who was selected for the utility position on defense. With his selection, Lindamood joins his brothers -Joey (2004 and 2005) and Matt (2006 and 2007) -as first team all-state selections. The Lindamoods are one of 10 sets of brothers to represent Parkersburg High as all-state football players. Lindamood accounted for 96 points, scoring 16 touchdowns while rushing for 1,441 yards. He finished his three-year career at PHS with 2,704 rushing yards, placing him sixth on the all-time list, headed by brother Matt at 4,211. Defensively, he accounted for five quarterback sacks.
QB - Caleb Dembeck, Musselman, 6-foot-1, 180 pounds, sr.
RB - David Gaydosz, Cabell Midland, 6-0, 190, sr.
RB - Jalen Jones, Oak Hill, 5-7, 170, jr.
RB - Ryan Switzer, George Washington, 5-9, 175, sr. (Captain)
RB - Chazzy Thomas, Morgantown, 5-11, 180, jr.
OL - Josh Baisden, Cabell Midland, 6-3, 280, sr.
OL - Eugene German, Martinsburg, 6-5, 260, sr.
OL - Tony Kitts, Huntington, 5-11, 260, sr.
OL - Trevor Stacy, Spring Valley, 6-5, 305, so.
OL - Adam White, Morgantown, 6-2, 272, sr.
WR - Cedric Brown, Martinsburg, 6-3, 180, sr.
WR - Kevin Forrest, South Charleston, 6-0, 185, jr.
Utility - Justin Clinton, Martinsburg, 5-11, 175, sr.
K - Billy Kinney, University, 6-3, 187, jr.
DL - Dildeep Dhatt, Martinsburg, 6-1, 225, sr.
DL - Gage Gould, Cabell Midland, 6-0, 245, sr.
DL - Wilson Harvey, Lewis County, 6-1, 245, sr.
LB - Dustin Crouser, George Washington, 6-3, 225, sr.
LB - Geremy Paige, Wheeling Park, 5-10, 200, jr.
LB - Jalen Thomas, Morgantown, 5-11, 235, sr.
LB - Elijah Wellman, Spring Valley, 6-3, 235, sr. (Captain)
DB - Logan Cox, Parkersburg South, 6-3, 200, sr.
DB - Andrew Johnson, Woodrow Wilson, 6-1, 187, sr.
DB - Davon Tyson, Capital, 5-10, 160, sr.
DB - Clark Wilson, Huntington, 5-11, 165, so.
Utility - Adam Lindamood, Parkersburg, 6-0, 210, sr.
P - Houstin Syverton, Shady Spring, 6-2, 215, sr.
QB - Austin Hensley, Hurricane, 6-2, 180, jr.
FB - Lowell Farley, Cabell Midland, 5-10, 205, sr. (Captain)
RB - L.J. Lawrence, Elkins, 6-0, 163, sr.
OL - Cody Ballengee, Cabell Midland, 6-0, 245, jr.
OL - Dominic Orcutt, South Charleston, 6-3, 285, sr.
OL - D.J. Summers, Morgantown, 6-1, 277, jr.
OL - Andru Trenary, Musselman, 6-3, 290, sr.
OL - Brandon Williams, Oak Hill, 5-9, 300, sr.
WR - Eric Banks, Wheeling Park, 5-7, 152, jr.
WR - Ethan Clark, Nitro, 5-11, 175, sr.
Utility - Bryce Ingram, Wheeling Park, 5-9, 178, jr.
K - Chris Molina, Cabell Midland, 5-4, 165, sr.
DL - Daryl Hicks, Ripley, 5-11, 310, sr.
DL - Jon Lewis, University, 6-3, 245, sr.
DL - Mack White, Parkersburg South, 5-10, 210, sr.
LB - Nick Boone, Cabell Midland, 6-1, 200, sr.
LB - Payton Johnson, Huntington, 5-11, 190, sr.
LB - Zach Malone, George Washington, 6-0, 205, jr.
LB - Jared Sartin, Martinsburg, 5-11, 225, sr.
DB - Clayton Collett, Elkins, 5-7, 168, sr.
DB - Shane Commodore, Morgantown, 6-2, 193, jr. (Captain)
DB - Colin Gustines, Washington, 5-9, 165, jr.
DB - Skylar Carlton, Lewis County, 6-0, 175, jr
Utility - Kashuan Haley, Capital, 6-0, 180, so.
P - Kyle Foster, Parkersburg, 6-1, 180, jr.
Tyler Bolen, Parkersburg South; Caleb Butcher, Lewis County; Zach Cooper,
Hurricane; Deion Cunningham, University; Tyler DeHaven, Martinsburg; Dean
DeSana, Martinsburg; Ramon Edwards, Woodrow Wilson; Josh Ferguson, Musselman;
Ryan George, Spring Valley; Cory Goldstrom, Preston; Heath Hildreth, Brooke;
Justin Hinzman, Ripley; Braxton Johnson, Parkersburg South; Trevon Johnson,
George Washington; Drew Kirby, St. Albans; Seth Lewis, Winfield; Evan Magers,
John Marshall; Chris Marcum, Logan; Jarod Martin, Huntington; Stephen Matthews,
Cabell Midland; Mark Metzgar, Lewis County; Zach Pate, Hurricane; Zach
Phillips, Wheeling Park; Khalil Reynolds, Logan; Trevor Rumberg, Riverside; Blaine
Stewart, Morgantown; Chase Walton, Point Pleasant; Adam Weeks, Shady Spring;
Alex White, Nitro; Darrin Zombro, Musselman.
Jack Armstrong, University; Paden Christian, Huntington; Jordan Clay, George
Washington; Seth Cutright, Buckhannon-Upshur; Billy Evans, Spring Valley;
Jeremiah Fromhart, John Marshall; Eli Gates, Hedgesville; Matt Hackathorn,
Wheeling Park; Denard Hartwell, Hampshire; Cody Hively, Parkersburg South;
Anthony Hosea, Woodrow Wilson; Lantz Hoyler, Parkersburg; Jon Jerden, Lewis
County; Mark Johnson, Morgantown; Lamont Lee, Princeton; Troy Lilly, Woodrow
Wilson; Nick Martin, Elkins; Cole McClain, Greenbrier East; Jonathan Pittman,
Capital; Sam Plantz, George Washington; Tyrhee Pratt, Capital; Jordan Quiocho,
Parkersburg South; Marcus Reed, Riverside; Trevond Reese, South Charleston;
Josh Rein, Logan; Tony Richardson, University; James Richmond, Capital; Cody Roney,
Parkersburg; Chris Turner, Winfield; Koi Turner, Hurricane; Geoffrey Walker,
Jefferson; James Walton, Capital; Dante Washington, Washington; Allante Watts,
Musselman; Trevon Wesco, Musselman; Alex Weidman, Morgantown; Andrew Williamson, Point Pleasant; Tyler
Winston, Martinsburg; Stone Wolfley, Morgantown; Aden Yates, Point Pleasant;
Ben Zieger, Martinsburg.
Lindamood also is a three-sport athletes, participating on the PHS wrestling and track teams.
Named to the second team were Parkersburg South senior defensive lineman Mack White and and Parkersburg High junior punter Kyle Foster. White played both ways for the Patriots and earned the reputation for being a hard hitter. Despite battling a knee injury, he had a stellar senior season, including four quarterback sacks.
Foster averaged 41.3 yards on 35 punts, the third best average in PHS history. Only 14 of his kicks were returned. He pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line 12 times.
Also named to the second team was Ripley defensive lineman Daryl Hicks, a 310-pound senior who also participates in track and wrestling for the Vikings.
Earning special mention were Parkersburg South senior quarterback Tyler Bolen and his favorite target, senior wide receiver Braxton Johnson, as well as Ripley's Justin Hinzman
Honorable mention selections included Patriot senior running backs Jordan Quiocho and Cody Hively, and PHS defensive back Lance Hoyler and Big Red kicker Cody Roney. Both are seniors.
First team captains were George Washington senior running back Ryan Switzer on offense and Spring Valley senior linebacker Elijah Wellman on defense.