Mount Healthy running back, Tyree Elliott was named the 2012 Division II Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year, Trotwood-Madison linebacker, Mike McCray takes home the same honors on the defensive side of the ball and Northwest head coach, Chad Murphy was tabbed Coach of the Year.
Elliott was peaking having ran for 1,145 yards and 17 touchdowns before tearing his ACL in Week 8 against Wilmington. The junior was coming off back-to-back games with over 240 yards and four straight tilts with three touchdowns when the injury occurred. Despite his season being cut short his efforts were still looked at in high regard.
McCray, who has verbally committed to Michigan led the Trotwood-Madison defense to four shutouts while holding three other foes to seven points or fewer this fall. McCray was the 2011 TriStateFootball.com Defensive Player of the Year and 1st Team All-Ohio selection as a junior.
Murphy led Northwest to their first ever 8-0 start and first post-season appearance since 1990. He is now 17-14 in three years as the Knights front man.
Here is a look at the 2012 Division II All-Southwest District Team:
OFFENSE: Ends - Jared Cook, Anderson, 6-1, 165, sr.; Connor Stickelman, Franklin, 6-2, 180, sr. Linemen - Cody Collins, Trotwood-Madison, 6-2, 302, sr.; Kennedy Cook, Kings, 6-0, 255, sr.; Craig McCorkle, Winton Woods, 6-4, 280, sr.; Max Rutenschroer, Turpin, 6-2, 220, sr.; Andrew Gatchell, Tipp City Tippecanoe, 6-2, 221, sr. Quarterback - Connor Jansen, Turpin, 5-9, 205, sr. Backs - Tyree Elliott, Mount Healthy, 6-0, 185, jr.; Chris Hymer, Franklin, 5-9, 180, sr.; Israel Green, Trotwood-Madison, 5-9, 202, sr. Kicker - Evan Berg, Kings Mills Kings, 6-0, 180, sr.
DEFENSE:Linemen - Daniel Cage, Winton Woods, 6-3, 270, jr.; Truman Gutapfel, Harrison, 6-4, 245, sr.; Brady Vanover, Kings, 6-0, 235, sr.; Chuck Buchanan, Tecumseh, 6-0, 180, sr. Linebackers - Michael McCray, Trotwood-Madison, 6-2, 233, sr.; Rasheen Jones, Northwest, 6-3, 230, sr.; Nate Woods, Franklin, 5-10, 180, sr.; David Henry, Wilmington, 6-1, 224, sr. Backs - Cameron Burrows, Trotwood-Madison, 6-2, 204, sr.; Mike Edwards, Winton Woods, 5-11, 185, jr.; DeQuan Render, Northwest, 6-1, 175, sr. Punter - Robbie Lewis, Winton Woods, 6-1, 178, sr.
Offensive player of the year: Tyree Elliott, Mount Healthy
Defensive player of the year: Michael McCray, Trotwood-Madison
Coach of the year: Chad Murphy, Northwest
OFFENSE: Ends - Christian Dawson, Western Brown, 6-1, 190, so.; Jamiel Trimble, Northwest, 6-1, 170, sr. Linemen - Colt Briggs, Wilmington, 6-2, 261, sr.; Curtis Shaw, Northwest, 6-3, 215, sr.; Chad Heineman, Edgewood, 6-3, 300, sr.; Gavin Peacock, Ross, 6-6, 305, jr.; Matt Jones, Tecumseh, 5-10, 180, sr. Quarterback - Luke Kennard, Franklin, 6-5, 180, so.; Backs - Jacob Hall, Tipp City Tippecanoe, 6-1, 205, jr.; Nick Grissom, Winton Woods, 5-10, 185, sr.; Ashton Jackson, Trotwood-Madison, 5-10, 180, jr. Kicker - Andre Spillers, Sidney, 6-1, 207, sr.
DEFENSE: Linemen - Verontae Wilkinson, Trotwood-Madison, 6-2, 226, jr.; Soloman Carnes, Piqua, 6-2, 243, sr.; Frank Heimkreiter, Hamilton Ross, 6-3, 230, sr.; Lynneric Mathis, Northwest, 6-0, 255, sr. Linebackers - Nolan Miller, Northwest, 6-1, 230, sr.; Karon Poole, Winton Woods, 6-0, 210, sr.; Austin Copeland, Kings, 5-11, 215, sr.; Matthew Stocker, Turpin, 5-9, 195, sr. Backs - Caleb Miller, Franklin, 5-9, 185, sr.; Eric Pringle, Mount Healthy, 6-0, 195, sr.; Clay Johnson, Turpin, 6-3, 180, sr. Punter - Gus Madden, Ross, 6-4, 210, sr.
Tony Evans, New Carlisle Tecumseh; Alex Fryman, Bellbrook; Cory Roberson, Northwest; ake Weber, Harrison; Devyn Wood, Western Brown; Nick Collado, Kings; Zach Day, Wilmington; Christian Evans, Tecumseh; Cody Hall, Edgewood; Darius Johnson, Northwest; JR Stoll, Turpin; Adrian Young, Wilmington; Elijah Allen, Tecumseh; Tyler Hunter, Tippecanoe; Nate Wise, Piqua; Jeff Helt, Tecumseh; Grant Massie, Wilmington; Cohan Canter, Amelia; Ian Farler, Bellbrook; A.J Hare, Tippecanoe; Adrien Rankin, Winton Woods; Josiah Vine, Bellbrook; Morgan Clark, Tecumseh; Quinton Couch, Ross; Ryan Drew, Greenville; Jordan Lackey, Mount Healthy; David Long, Winton Woods; Alex Oldham, Bellbrook; Brandon Fernandez, Ross; Sean Ford, Tippecanoe; Jarrel Foster, Winton Woods; Justin Longbottom, Western Brown; Thomas Stocker, Turpin; Will Welsch, Wilmington; Dominick Williams, Northwest; Reon Dawson, Trotwood-Madison; Maurice Thomas, Talawanda; Le'von McCants, Hughes.
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