GCL South Announces 2017 Football All-Star Team

 Photo courtesy WCPO

Photo courtesy WCPO

St. Xavier’s Wolf, Specht Named Player, Coach Of The Year

The Greater Catholic League South Division is pleased to announce its all-star football teams and special award winners for the 2017 season.  First and second-team members of this prestigious team, along with winners of the categorical awards, were voted on by league coaches at a special meeting this past Sunday.  St. Xavier senior quarterback Chase Wolf, a University of Wisconsin commit who led his team to a 9-1, regular-season record by completing 169-of-262 (64.5 percent) passes for a league-best 1,839 yards, 20 touchdowns and just two interceptions, is the GCL South Player of the Year.  Bombers’ coach Steve Specht, whose team wound up the regular season ranked No. 1 in local Division I polls, won the GCL South championship outright and is the top seed in Region 4 entering postseason play, is the Coach of the Year.  Here is a look at the all-league team, with the players listed in alphabetical order by school, position, class, height and weight.

ALL-GCL SOUTH DIVISION FOOTBALL TEAM:

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT

Brendan Bates, Moeller, TE, Senior, 6-6, 235

Ben Blake, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-4, 270

Zach Carpenter, Moeller, OL, Junior, 6-4, 300

Jack Dirksing, St. Xavier, OL, Senior, 6-1, 220

Matthew Fox, St. Xavier, RB, Senior, 5-10, 178

Andrew Jaeger, La Salle, OL, Senior, 6-2, 280

RJ Khayo, Moeller, WR, Junior, 5-9, 165

Jack McCracken, Moeller, WR, Senior, 6-4, 210

Alex Merritt, Moeller, OL, Junior, 6-3, 255

Cameron Porter, La Salle, RB, Sophomore, 5-10, 185

Cam Specht, St. Xavier, WR, Senior, 5-7, 152

Kyle Trischler, Elder, WR, Junior, 5-10, 175

Josh Whyle, La Salle, TE, Senior, 6-7, 228

Andrew Wittrock, St. Xavier, WR, Senior, 6-0, 175

Chase Wolf, St. Xavier, QB, Senior, 6-1, 190

 

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE:

NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT

Blake Bacevich, St. Xavier, LB, Senior, 6-4, 225

Garrett Bledsoe, La Salle, LB, Junior, 6-0, 190

Spencer Bono, Elder, DL, Junior, 6-4, 230

Sam Hildebrand, La Salle, DB, Senior, 6-1, 200

Bobby Jefferson II, St. Xavier, DL, Senior, 6-3, 250

Thomas Kiessling, St. Xavier, LB, Junior, 6-4, 231

Johnny Marrocco, St. Xavier, DB, Senior, 6-2, 182

Brett Marsh, Elder, LB, Senior, 6-1, 200

Ryan Mullaney, Moeller, DL, Junior, 6-2, 230

Jake O’Brien, Elder, DB, Junior, 6-0, 175

Zach Rumpke, La Salle, DL, Senior, 6-0, 215

Luke Szabados, Moeller, LB, Junior, 6-2, 225

Jarred Uran, La Salle, LB, Junior, 6-1, 172

Eric Wills, Moeller, DB, Senior, 6-1, 190

 

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE:

NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT

Michael Bittner, Elder, QB, Junior, 6-2, 200

Deon Campbell, La Salle, RB, Junior, 6-0, 200

Evan Deters, St. Xavier, OL, Senior, 6-1, 255

Danny Fallaice, Elder, WR, Senior, 6-1, 160

Jaack Hilvert, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-5, 250

Jared Kreimer, St. Xavier, WR, Junior, 6-0, 170

Michael Kronenberger, St. Xavier, OL, Senior, 6-4, 257

Bryce Martin, Elder, OL, Senior, 6-3, 280

Jack Mazza, Elder, RB, Senior, 5-8, 195

Griffin Merritt, La Salle, QB, Senior, 6-4, 180

Danny Nieman, Elder, QB, Senior, 6-5, 210

Dan Raterman, La Salle, OL, Senior, 6-2, 290

Jacob Roberts, La Salle, WR, Senior, 6-1, 290

Jake Seibert, La Salle, WR, Sophomore, 5-10, 180

Colin Thurman, Moeller, RB, Senior, 5-10, 210

 

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE:

NAME, SCHOOL, POSITION, CLASS, HEIGHT, WEIGHT

Eric Beck, Elder, DB, Junior, 5-8, 170

Will Childs, St. Xavier, LB, Senior, 6-1, 200

Alex Deyhle, Moeller, DB, Senior, 6-3, 185

Mike Filipowski, Moeller, DL, Junior, 6-0, 255

Jake Hofmeyer, Elder, LB, Junior, 6-1, 190

Brody Ingle, La Salle, LB, Junior, 6-1, 220

TJ Kearns, Elder, DB, Senior, 6-1, 185

Grant Kirby, St. Xavier, DB, Senior, 5-11, 175

Max Lenhardt, Elder, DL, Senior, 6-1, 210

Shane McNally, La Salle, DB, Senior, 5-10, 180

Sean Mesue, St. Xavier, DL, Senior, 6-1, 217

Jabari Neal-Jackson, La Salle, DL, Junior, 6-0, 230

Jakob Newton, La Salle, DL, Senior, 5-10, 200

Devon Slocum, Elder, DL, Senior, 5-9, 300

Jared Tepe, Elder, LB, Senior, 6-1, 215

Craig Wills, La Salle, DB, Senior, 5-8, 180

 

SPECIAL AWARDS:

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Chase Wolf, St. Xavier

COACH OF THE YEAR: Steve Specht, St. Xavier

OFFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR: Cameron Porter, La Salle

 RECEIVER OF THE YEAR: Kyle Trischler, Elder

TIGHT END OF THE YEAR: Josh Whyle, La Salle

ALL-PURPOSE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR: RJ Khayo, Moeller; Cameron Specht, St. Xavier

LINEMAN OF THE YEAR: Ryan Mullaney, Moeller

LINEBACKER OF THE YEAR: Jarred Uran, La Salle

DEFENSIVE BACK OF THE YEAR: Jake O’Brien, Elder

KICKER OF THE YEAR: Jake Seibert, La Salle

PUNTER OF THE YEAR: Jared Kreimer, St. Xavier