GCL South Announces 2017 All-Star Football Teams

 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