12 locals earn TVC-Ohio football honors


By Alex Hawley - [email protected]



Meigs senior Kaileb Sheets (6) runs through the Gallia Academy defense during the Marauders' 14-point victory on August 28, in Rocksprings. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)


The Ohio Valley Publishing area had 12 football players chosen to the All-TVC Ohio team for the 2015 campaign, as was voted on by the coaches within the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division.

Meigs and River Valley both received six selections after posting identical 4-2 league marks, which placed them in a three-way tie for second place with Athens.

League champion and Division V, Region 17 semifinalist Alexander (6-0 TVC Ohio) led the way with eight selections, while Athens had six and Vinton County added four. Wellston and Nelsonville-York each had three selections to the 2015 team.

Meigs, which finished the season 6-4, was represented by seniors Kaileb Sheets, Colton Lilly, Dalton Clark and Colton Atkinson, as well as juniors Cody Bartrum and Layne Acree. Both Bartrum and Clark were also first team selections last season, while Sheets also made the list as a sophomore.

River Valley, which finished 7-4 after the program’s first-ever playoff appearance, was represented by seniors Justin Arrowood, Dayton Hardway, Kirk Morrow, Ty Smittle, Mike Williams and Mark Wray. Hardway and Morrow were also all-league selections in 2014.

Alexander seniors Mason Chapman and Trent Bradbury earned offensive and defensive player of the year honors respectively, while second-year Spartan coach Alex Penrod was coach of the year. Penrod was co-coach of the year last season, sharing the award with Nelsonville-York’s Dave Boston.

Here is the complete list of the 2015 All-TVC Ohio Division football team, with final league records included.

ALEXANDER (6-0): Mason Chapman*, Chace Harris*, Trent Bradbury, Cory Chapman, Shea Grigsby, AJ Marks, Trey Russell, Lukas Thompson.

ATHENS (4-2): Dylan Cochran, Andy Kostival, Hunter Mullins, Kolby Rogers, Zacciah Saltzman, Heath Wiseman.

MEIGS (4-2): Cody Bartrum*, Dalton Clark*, Layne Acree, Colton Atkinson, Colton Lilly, Kaileb Sheets.

RIVER VALLEY (4-2): Dayton Hardway*, Kirk Morrow*, Justin Arrowood, Ty Smittle, Mike Williams, Mark Wray.

VINTON COUNTY (2-4): Sean Caudill*, Tim Ousley*, Kelton Collins, Caleb Montgomery.

WELLSTON (1-5): Nick Cox*, Braydon Womeldorf*, Kenny Trimble.

NELSONVILLE-YORK (0-6): Hunter Edwards*, Aron Davis, Jakob Talbert.

Offensive Player of the Year: Mason Chapman, Alexander.

Defensive Player of the Year: Trent Bradbury, Alexander.

Coach of the Year: Alex Penrod, Alexander.

* — indicates repeat selection from the 2014 TVC Ohio season.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

Meigs senior Kaileb Sheets (6) runs through the Gallia Academy defense during the Marauders’ 14-point victory on August 28, in Rocksprings. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/web1_11.22-MHS-Sheets.jpgMeigs senior Kaileb Sheets (6) runs through the Gallia Academy defense during the Marauders’ 14-point victory on August 28, in Rocksprings. (Alex Hawley/OVP Sports)

By Alex Hawley

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