Panther, Cardinal gridders honored by Ohio Heritage North Division


Braylon Green of FHS catches a pass during a 2020 game. Green has been named to the Ohio Heritage Conference North Division first team. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

The football programs from Fairbanks and Triad high schools are represented on the 2020 Ohio Heritage Conference North Division squads.
First-team honorees from Fairbanks are linebacker-receiver Braylon Green, running back Brogan Green and linebacker-receiver Riordin Stauffer.
Lineman Joe Kinsley was named to second-team accolades, while linebacker Tanner Ufferman earned honorable mention status.
Triad had three players earn OHC North honors.
Isiah Leasure, who played on the offensive and defensive lines, earned first team honors.
Quarterback Coleman Hauk was named to the second team and fullback-defensive lineman Chase Hecker was named to the honorable mention list.
Braylon Green was a standout two-way player for the Panthers.
The 6-3, 205-pound senior finished the 2020 campaign with 55 tackles, seven of which went for losses. He forced a pair of fumbles and returned an interception for a touchdown.
Green caught 18 passes for 302 yards and a pair of TDs.
He also returned four kick-offs for 78 yards.
“Braylon was the lightning rod for our defense when we needed a big play on the edge” said FHS head coach Patrick Cotter. “He was terrific at running down opposing running backs for losses.”
Brogan Green, a 5-7, 175-pound sophomore, paved the way for the Panthers’ ground game.
He tallied 738 yards for the 4-3 Panthers and averaged 6.4 yards on 116 carries. He also scored eight touchdowns.
“Brogan is probably the toughest runner I’ve ever coached,” said Cotter.
Stauffer, a 6-3, 220-pound junior, was a jack of all trades.
He played linebacker, tight end and running back and was a two-year starter on both sides of the ball.
He finished the season with 47 tackles (nine for losses) and five sacks. He picked off a pair of passes and returned one for a touchdown.
Stauffer carried the ball 52 times for 367 yards and four touchdowns.
He also caught 12 passes for 154 yards and one TD.
“Riordin was one of our defensive leaders and played sideline-to-sideline for us,” said Cotter. “He has played multiple positions and gave our offense a huge spark when it was needed.”
Kinsley was a two-way lineman.
The 6-2, 255-pound junior graded at 91% blocking efficiency, with 18 pancakes. He did not allow any sacks.
Kinsley tallied 33 tackles (11 for losses) on defense with three sacks and a fumble recovery.
“Joe was a dominant defensive lineman,” said Cotter. “He plays with a high motor and tracked players down from behind down the field.”
Ufferman, a 6-0, 190-pound junior, finished the season with 64 tackles (four for losses).
He caught four passes for 55 yards.
“Tanner was one of the most versatile and hard-hitting players we had on our team,” said Cotter. “He is a steady player and made great plays on the strong side of our defense.”

Fairbanks’ Brogan Green looks for running room during a 2020 game. Green has been named to first team honors in the OHC North Division. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

Fairbanks’ Riordin Stauffer (top) and Tanner Ufferman (19) make a defensive stop. Both Panthers have been named to OHC honors. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

Joe Kinsley of FHS (54) pursues a ball carrier. Kinsley has earned OHC honors for the 2020 season. (Journal-Tribune photo by Tim Miller)

Leasure, a senior, finished tied for second in the OHC in tackles with 97. He topped the circuit in sacks with 11.5 as the Cardinals posted a 5-5 record.
Hauk, a senior, attempted 124 passes and completed 73 for 1,243 yards. He threw for 12 TD passes.
Hauk also was the Cardinals’ leading rusher. He tallied 459 yards on 97 carries (4.7 average) and seven touchdowns.
Hecker, who is a sophomore, was second in the circuit to Leasure in sacks with 8.5.
Hecker notched 28 solo tackles and assisted on 38 others for a total of 66.
He also carried the ball eight times and picked up 30 yards in his fullback role.

Triad’s Isiah Leasure (54) prepares to pursue a ball carrier. Leasure has earned Ohio Heritage Conference honors for the 2020 season. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

Triad quarterback Coleman Hauck (5) gains yardage during a 2020 game. Hauck has been named to OHC honors. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

Triad’s Chase Hecker (40) pursues a play in this file photo. The sophomore has earned OHC honors for the 2020 season. (Journal-Tribune photo by Sam Dillon)

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