2018 High school football preseason award lists

Who are the standout players to watch for in 2018? Below are the preseason award lists and watch lists for the various award categories that are included in the WTOV9 High School Football Awards Show coming up in December.

You'll find the Preseason Big 22 (player of the year), Defensive Player of the Year, Offensive and Defensive Blocks of Granite and Special Teams Player of the Year categories below.

The preseason lists are formulated from nominations by area coaches and input from a coaches and media panel.

However, this is only the beginning.

Updated lists will be posted at the midseason mark and ultimately the final lists will be put together via the coaches and media panel at seasons' end. It will be those players at seasons end on the final lists who will be invited to the annual WTOV9 High School Football Awards Show.

2018 PRESEASON BIG 22


CONNOR BANCO, RB/LB, SHADYSIDE

DAVIS BLACK, QB, MEADOWBROOK

KYLER FOLKERT, RB/DB, DOVER

JUSTIN HARTZELL, QB, STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL

JORIAN JONES, WR/DB, STEUBENVILLE

NATHAN KARAFFA, QB, TORONTO

DONAVAN KIRBY, RB/DE, WEIR HIGH

TYLER KOMOROWSKI, QB/DE, WEIR HIGH

BRADY KOLB, RB/LB, ST. CLAIRSVILLE

TINO KUSIC, QB, BRIDGEPORT

BARON MAY, QB, NEW PHILA

CURTIS MCGHEE, QB/DB WHEELING CENTRAL

CALEB MITCHELL, RB/LB, STEUBENVILLE

RANDY MITCHELL, QB/DB, STEUBENVILLE

BRENNON NORRIS, QB, INDIAN CREEK

ELI PETHO, RB/DB, LINSLY

BRAY PRICE, WR/DB, WHEELING CENTRAL

REED REITTER, WR/DB/K, WEIR HIGH

MARK RUCKER, RB/WR/DB, TYLER CONSOLIDATED

ALEC SAYRE, QB, DOVER

JACK STAKEM, WR/DB WHEELING PARK

TYLER WEST, RB/DB, HARRISON CENTRAL

BIG 22 WATCH LIST

SAM ZEMIS, WR/DB NEW PHILA

BOONE JONES, QB, SHENANDOAH

CRAIG BOBER, WR/DB, ST. CLAIRSVILLE

ANTHONY ROBBINS, WR/DB WHEELING CENTRAL

JALEN MOMEN, RB, EAST LIVERPOOL

TREVIN TUSH, WR/DB, LINSLY

JACOB PROBST, QB, MARTINS FERRY

DERRICK SUGGS, RB/LB WELLSVILLE

WYATT HIRT, QB, LINSLY

CADE HANNAHS, WR, BARNESVILLE

CHAS MCCOOL, RB/LB JOHN MARSHALL

ETHAN SNYDER, WR/DB, DOVER

CALOB DALTON, WR/DE, CARROLLTON

ETHAN TRAVIS, TE, OAK GLEN

JUSTIN HEATHERINGTON, RB/WR/DB, ST. CLAIRSVILLE

TIMMY FERGUSON, RB/DB, MEADOWBROOK

TRENT VALENTINE, WR/DB, CAMBRIDGE

CAL KILDOW, UNION LOCAL

TRAVIS MICKEY, WR, CAMERON

PAT MIRANDY, QB, MAGNOLIA

ADAM MURRAY, RB/LB, WHEELING CENTRAL

SEBASTIAN SPENCER, WR/DB, WEIR HIGH

COLE LAROCHE, QB/TE/DE, BELLAIRE

GAGE YOST, QB,, BROOKE

PAT MIRANDY, QB, MAGNOLIA

IAN SEXTON, WR, DOVER



PRESEASON OFFENSIVE BLOCKS OF GRANITE


TRISTEN BITTNER, WHEELING PARK

TRENT BOLEK, INDIAN CREEK

TANNER BROWN, SHENANDOAH

LUKE DUPLAGA, WHEELING CENTRAL

KEONTE HOLMES, STEUBENVILLE

CHEZ JENNINGS, STEUBENVILLE

JA’VON LYONS, ST. CLAIRSVILLE

JORDAN MAUL, STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL

D’ANDRE PUGH, MARTINS FERRY

AUSTIN WARD, DOVER



OFFENSIVE BLOCKS WATCH LIST


JAKOB BARROWS, MAGNOLIA

ROBBY VALENTI, WEIR HIGH

VINNY MANGINO, WHEELING CENTRAL

SHANE HERCULES, JOHN MARSHALL

CARL MOORE, MEADOWBROOK

RYAN MCCAVE, WHEELING PARK

NOAH FULP, NEW PHILA

JOSH CROFT, HARRISON CENTRAL

KELLEN TROPECK, OAK GLEN

BEN KUNTZ, EDISON

JORDAN BRUECK, WEIR HIGH

LOGAN BOLTZ, NEW PHILA

KOLBY HAY, DOVER

JUSTIN RIMER, NEW PHILA

ANDREW JOBE, SHADYSIDE

BRENDAN SALING, CALDWELL

XAVIER HERMAN, BUCKEYE TRAIL

MASON STUTZMAN, DOVER

NILS BRAUN, LINSLY

TREY DELGUZZO, ST. CLAIRSVILLE

JUSTIN THIRTYACRE, WELLSVILLE



PRESEASON DEFENSIVE BLOCKS OF GRANITE


THOMAS ARONOKHALE, LINSLY

JAZIAH BLACKWELL, STEUBENVILLE

CALOB DALTON, CARROLLTON

TYLER KOMOROWSKI, WEIR HGH

VINNY MANGINO, WHEELING CENTRAL

TIM MCCABE, WHEELING CENTRAL

JAKE STOLL, STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL

HUNTER TEMPLE, JOHN MARSHALL

KWADRE WILLIAMS, STEUBENVILLE

DYLAN WOOD, WHEELING PARK


DEFENSIVE BLOCKS WATCH LIST


NEVILLE KRUEGER, LINSLY

DALTON RICE, SHENANDOAH

LOGAN WILSON, INDIAN CREEK

KOBY PLUM, EAST LIVERPOOL

JEFF BIELSKI, DOVER

JARED BARROWS, MAGNOLIA

KENTON CONLEY, BROOKE

BRANDON WEEKLEY, NEW PHILA

AUSTIN WARD, DOVER

TY ARLESIC, STEUBENVILLE

ANDONI DEMITRAS, STEUBENVILLE

WYATT SCHRADER, SHADYSIDE

GARRETT COOK, MADONNA

CODY GAMBLE, HARRISON CENTRAL

CARL MOORE, MEADOWBROOK

COLTON SKUKAN. ST. CLAIRSVILLE



PRESEASON DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR


BRADY BLATTNER, LB, MEADOWBROOK

CHASE CHICWAK, LB, SHENANDOAH

KOLBY HAY, LB, DOVER

TYLER KOMOROWSKI, DE, WEIR HIGH

ERIK LULLA, STEUBENVILLE

RANDY MITCHELL, DB, STEUBENVILLE

ADAM MURRAY, LB, WHEELING CENTRAL

TRACE SECHREST, LB, BELLAIRE

JERMAIN SNODGRASS, LB. WHEELING PARK

KYLE STORER, ST. CLAIRSVILLE



PRESEASON DEFENSIVE POY WATCH LIST


CJ HELMS, LB, WEIR HIGH

AUSTIN KOHL, LB, NEW PHILA

JULES GIOVENGO, LINSLY

MATT BELL, STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL

CODY ALLAN, LB, INDIAN CREEK

BRYCE MCAFOOSE, DB, EDISON

GARRETT GIVENS, BEAVER LOCAL

KELLY HENDERSHOT, SHADYSIDE

HUNTER TEMPLE, JOHN MARSHALL

BRADY KOLB, LB, ST. CLAIRSVILLE

RIVER PAPPAS, LB, SOUTHERN LOCAL

SAM ZEMIS, NEW PHILA

CHAS MCCOOL, JOHN MARSHALL



SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR


JACK DENEHER, K, DOVER

TIMMY FERGUSON, KR/PR, MEADOWBROOK

BRANDON HILES, K, INDIAN CREEK

IAN PHILLIPS, K, STEUBENVILLE

REED REITTER, K, PR, WEIR HIGH



SPECIAL TEAMS POY WATCH LIST


JACOB RINE, K, WHEELING CENTRAL

KALEB WAGGONER, KR/PR, EDISON

CALEB OLSON, K, MARTINS FERRY

JARROD ROBERTS, K, STEUBENVILLE CENTRAL

JACK STAKEM, KR/PR, WHEELING PARK

COLE LAROCHE, K, BELLAIRE

JOB POSITANO, K, HARRISON CENTRAL

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