Swanton athletes receive all-league accolades


McComb named offensive player of the year

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Swanton’s Bryce McComb intercepts a pass against Apple Creek Waynedale in a playoff game. McComb was named the NWOAL Offensive Player of the Year.


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Swanton wide receiver Gunnar Oakes hauls in a touchdown against Tiffin Calvert. Oakes made first team All-NWOAL on offense.


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Swanton’s Robbie Gilsdorf catches a pass in a game against Archbold. The senior was first team All-NWOAL as a defensive back and second team all-league from his receiver position.


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The Northwest Ohio Athletic League has released their all-league football teams as all NWOAL teams have been eliminated from the playoffs.

Swanton’s Bryce McComb was selected as the NWOAL Offensive Player of the Year while Wauseon’s Jacob Flory, Liberty Center’s Logan Smith, and Chance Veller of Delta won the award for defensive player of the year.

Wauseon head coach Travis Cooper was named the NWOAL Coach of the Year, his third straight year of taking home the honor.

Swanton wide receiver Gunnar Oakes joined his quarterback on the first team.

On defense for Swanton, Robbie Gilsdorf made first team All-NWOAL as a defensive back, while JD Reisinger qualified from his defensive tackle position.

Swanton place kicker Nick Koback made first team All-NWOAL as a specialist for the second year in a row.

Offense

First Team

Archbold- Seth Mayer, wide receiver. Delta- Jesse Beverly, running back; Austin Sayen, center. Evergreen- Josh Laux, wide receiver. Liberty Center- Zach Carpenter, running back; Blake Graber, tackle; Christen Dawe, guard. Patrick Henry- Donny Johnson, running back. Swanton- Gunnar Oakes, wide receiver; Wauseon- Tyler Wilson, guard; Jacob Raabe, tackle.

Player of the Year: Quarterback Bryce McComb (Swanton).

Coach of the Year: Travis Cooper (Wauseon).

Second Team

Bryan- Josh Jones, wide receiver. Delta- Bailey Storeholder, running back. Evergreen- Nick Etue, quarterback; Tyler Coopshaw, tackle. Patrick Henry- Damian Lanzer, guard. Swanton- Michael Lawniczak, running back; Robbie Gilsdorf, wide receiver; Zach Dziengelewski, tackle; Dean Sego, guard; Zach Nowakowski, center; Wauseon- Brendan Wilson, running back; Mason Creager, wide receiver.

Defense

First Team

Delta- Dustin Marteney, defensive back; Devon Richard, linebacker. Liberty Center- Christian Chambers, defensive end. Patrick Henry- Brandon Bennett, tackle. Swanton- Robbie Gilsdorf, defensive back; JD Reisinger, tackle; Wauseon- Josh Whitcomb, defensive back; Ty Leininger, defensive back; Danny Hench, defensive end; Tyler Wilson, tackle.

Player(s) of the Year: Linebacker Jacob Flory (Wauseon); defensive tackle Chance Veller (Delta); linebacker Logan Smith (Liberty Center).

Second Team

Archbold- Seth Mayer, defensive back. Bryan- Dylan Wagner, linebacker. Delta- Bailey Storeholder, defensive back; Evan Vasquez, defensive back. Evergreen- Tyler Coopshaw, defensive end; Sam Williamson, tackle. Liberty Center- Blake Graber, tackle. Patrick Henry- Trey Zimmer, linebacker. Swanton- Nick Sienkiewicz, defensive end; Tim Rankin, linebacker; Dean Sego, tackle; Wauseon- Jacob Raabe, tackle.

Specialty

First Team

Josh Jones (Bryan), Nick Koback (Swanton), Josh Whitcomb (Wauseon).

Second Team

Seth Mayer (Archbold), Dylan Sexton (Liberty Center), Bailey Storeholder (Delta).

Honorable Mention

Archbold- Austin Wilson, Isaac Peterson, Ben Zimmerman, Nic Rodriguez.

Bryan- Christopher Wittler, Brant Hall, Damon Beltz, David Rummel.

Delta- Jaccob Wolford, Jesse Beverly, Bowen Green, Dylan Rogers, Noah Parsons, Ron Vargyas, Brandan Langwell, Aaron Abbott.

Evergreen- Dylan Komisarek, Ian Seabolt, Josh Laux, Cole Johnson, Peyton Pawlaczyk, Tyler Noe, Grant Donnald.

Liberty Center- Christian Chambers, Dylan Sexton, Kody Kregulla, Caleb Carpenter, Chase Hill, Nick Stevens, Lucas Frankforther, Zane Peterson, Austin Bachman, Alec Myers.

Patrick Henry- Logan Wyss, Mason Fintel, Kent Petersen, Mitch Bonner, Kal Harris, Brad Pfister, Brennan Jackson, Alex VanDeBussche.

Swanton- Connor Yaney, Gunnar Oakes, Owen Dodd, Austin Jones, Brennan Spiess, Justin Timpe, Jonny Shanks.

Wauseon- JJ Kauffman, Collin Siller, Mason Creager, Luke Rychener, Ethan Baker, Derek Schuette, Chase Reynolds, Hunter Yackee.

Swanton’s Bryce McComb intercepts a pass against Apple Creek Waynedale in a playoff game. McComb was named the NWOAL Offensive Player of the Year.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/11/web1_McComb-int3.jpgSwanton’s Bryce McComb intercepts a pass against Apple Creek Waynedale in a playoff game. McComb was named the NWOAL Offensive Player of the Year. File Photo

Swanton wide receiver Gunnar Oakes hauls in a touchdown against Tiffin Calvert. Oakes made first team All-NWOAL on offense.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/11/web1_Oakes-TD.jpgSwanton wide receiver Gunnar Oakes hauls in a touchdown against Tiffin Calvert. Oakes made first team All-NWOAL on offense. File Photo

Swanton’s Robbie Gilsdorf catches a pass in a game against Archbold. The senior was first team All-NWOAL as a defensive back and second team all-league from his receiver position.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2015/11/web1_Gilsdorf-catch.jpgSwanton’s Robbie Gilsdorf catches a pass in a game against Archbold. The senior was first team All-NWOAL as a defensive back and second team all-league from his receiver position. File Photo
McComb named offensive player of the year

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