JA Pioneer, NU Wildcat gridders take top prizes for 2020 season in Central Buckeye Conference

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Pioneer receiver Jackson Izzard (5) picks up yardage before being tackled. Izzard and teammate JT Keith are the co-offensive players of the year in the CBC’s Kenton Trail Division. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

A number of Jonathan Alder and North Union football players have dominated post-season awards in the Central Buckeye Conference.
Jonathan Alder’s receiver Jackson Izzard and quarterback JT Keith were named the co-offensive players of the year in the Kenton Trail Division.
North Union running back Trevor Moran was honored as the Mad River Division’s co-offensive player of the year.
Moran shares the honor with Graham quarterback Brady King.
NU linebacker Trevyn Feasel was named the division’s defensive player of the year.
All of those athletes earned first-team honors for the circuit during the 2020 campaign.
Additional first-team honorees from both schools are as follows:
Kenton Trail
Jonathan Alder
-Logan Shafley, defensive line;
-Will Heisler, running back;
-Chase Maynard, linebacker;
-Jonathan Keith, defensive back.
Mad River
North Union
-Chaz Reeder, defensive line;
-Kyle Daley, offensive line;
-Isaiah Radliff, defensive back;
Ricky Weigand, place kicker.

Second team honors went to the following local players:
Jonathan Alder
-Alec Schrock and Andy McGlaughlin, offensive line;
-Tyson Mast, receiver;
-Denver Petersheim, defensive line;
-Hunter Hardesty, linebacker;
-Jackson Bennett, defensive back;
-Dylan Moore, place kicker.
North Union
-Kolden Wiley, offensive line;
-Owen Davis, running back;
-Dalton Wilson and Zach Millard, defensive line;
-Ethan Young and Gavin Miller, linebackers;
– Preston Crabtree, defensive back;
Grayson Beeney, punter.
Special mention awards went to Kyle Kidd (JA) and Evan Hoffer (NU).
Breckin Francis of Alder and Brody Wilson of North Union earned sportsmanship honors.
Thumbnail sketches for local first and second-team honorees are as follows:
Jonathan Alder-first team
-Izzard: caught 68 passes for 771 yards and 11 touchdowns;
-JT Keith: completed 163 passes in 245 attempts (67%) for 17 touchdowns;
-Shafley: finished with 35 tackles (seven for loss) and one fumble recovery;
-Heisler: carried the ball 189 times for 917 yards and 11 TDS;
-Maynard: tallied 82 tackles (seven for loss) and one fumble recovery;
-Jonathan Keith: finished with 56 tackles.
North Union-first team
-Moran: gained 1,198 yards rushing and scored 15 touchdowns;
-Feasel: finished the season with 39 tackles and four interceptions on defense. Rushed for 344 yards and tallied 10 touchdowns;
Reeder: tallied 38 tackles (12 for loss), four sacks;
-Daley: NU’s top offensive lineman;
-Radliff: put 60 tackles (four for loss) in the books and broke up five passes;
-Weigand: was 32-of-33 on extra points and made one field goal.
Jonathan Alder-second team
-Schrock and McGlaughlin: were JA’s top offensive linemen;
-Mast: caught 48 passes for 410 yards;
-Peterscheim: finished with 37 tackles (four for losses);
-Hardesty: notched with 83 tackles and one interception;
-Bennett: tallied 35 tackles and one interception;
-Moore: hit 23-of-24 extra points and four-of-four on field goals.
North Union-second team
-Wiley: was one of NU’s top offensive linemen;
-Davis: averaged 6.5 yards per carry and scored two touchdowns;
-Wilson and Millard: Wilson finished with 45 tackles (13 for losses); Millard was also a top D lineman;
-Young and Miller: both were among top NU’s defensive linemen;
-Crabtree: 23 tackles, two for losses;
-Beeney: punted 16 times for a 35-yard average.


North Union running back Trevor Moran finds a hole in the defense for a big gain. Moran is the CBC’s co-offensive player of the year for the Mad River Division. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)


Pioneer quarterback JT Keith rifles the ball downfield. Keith and teammate Jackson Izzard are the co-offensive players of the year for the CBC’s Kenton Trail Division. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)


Trevyn Feasel watches for would-be tacklers in this file photo. Feasel was the defensive player of the year in the Mad River Division of the Central Buckeye Conference. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)



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