Boos NBC Back of Year, May top lineman


Eastwood senior quarterback Case Boos is the Northern Buckeye Conference Back of the Year and Elmwood senior defensive end Zach May is the Lineman of the Year.

Eastwood went undefeated during the regular season at 10-0 overall and 7-0 in the NBC, while Elmwood followed at 9-1 and 6-1.

The Eagles defeated the Royals, 49-48, during the regular season. Eastwood, now 11-0, hosts Oak Harbor (10-1) this Friday in the Division V regional quarterfinal playoff game while Elmwood (now 10-1) hosts Tinora (8-3).

If both the Eagles and Royals win Friday, they will meet for a rematch in a regional semifinal at a neutral site on Nov. 11. All playoff games begin at 7 p.m.

Other first team backs are Elmwood senior running back Mason Oliver and Eastwood senior fullback Bryce DeFalco. Rossford senior Alex Williams is first team quarterback.

First team receivers are Rossford senior Jake Morrison, Elmwood senior Mason Mossbarger and Rossford junior Kaden Kirkman.

First team offensive guards are Eastwood senior left guard Joey Grzegorczyk and Elmwood junior Jimmy Palmer.

First team offensive tackles are Genoa junior left tackle Caleb Gittus and Eastwood senior left tackle Shayne O’Brien.

Eastwood senior Jordan Pickerel is first team center and Otsego junior Jack Simpson is first team tight end. Rossford junior kicker Jonah Shafer is first team specialist.

Second team backs are Genoa junior tailback Aidan Antry, Genoa senior halfback Robert Messenger, and Woodmore junior running back Jack Caldwell. Elmwood senior Hayden Wickard is second team quarterback.

Second team receivers are Elmwood junior Micah Oliver, Elmwood senior Alex Arnold and Otsego’s Simpson.

On the line, Genoa junior right guard Jack Crawford, Eastwood senior right guard Anthony Molina, Rossford junior tackle Owen Taylor, and Elmwood junior tackle Luke Barringer are second team.

May is the second team center, Eastwood junior Kaiden Sanchez is second team tight end and Eastwood senior place kicker Robby Rothenbuhler is second team specialist.

Honorable mention receivers are Genoa senior Mason Drummond, Rossford senior Brenden Revels, Genoa junior Austin Teet and Rossford senior Wes Ellison. Genoa junior Aiden Brunkhorst is HM quarterback.

HM linemen include Rossford senior offensive guard Logan Bieganowski, Lake junior guard Cody Cappelletty, Otsego guard Jaxon Jeremy, Genoa senior right tackle Andrew Szepiela and Lake junior tackle Jason Ahumada.

Otsego senior Clay Battin and Genoa senior Zach Bierbaum are HM centers, Genoa junior Devin Stewart and Lake senior Matt Perry are HM tight ends, and Messenger, who does all of the kicking for Genoa, is second team specialist.

NBC defense

Eastwood senior interior linebacker Bryce Hesselbart, Otsego senior ILB Clay Battin, Elmwood senior outside linebacker Cannon Endicott and Elmwood senior middle linebacker Adam Meyer are first team on defense.

First team linemen are May, Eastwood senior Jaleel Rayford and Genoa junior nose guard Carson Graalman.

Eastwood senior Dalton Hesselbart and Genoa senior Donny Tucholski are first team defensive ends.

In the secondary, Eastwood senior free safety Case Boos, Otsego junior strong safety Devin Farley, Elmwood junior cornerback Micah Oliver and Genoa senior safety Mason Drummond are first team.

On the second team are Eastwood senior OLB Isaac Reynolds, Genoa senior ILB Devin Stewart, Rossford senior MLB Brandon Swope, Eastwood junior ILB Andrew Badenhop and Otsego senior ILB Lee Borders.

Second team linemen are Elmwood nose guard Adam Mohre and Eastwood senior nose guard Jordan Pickerel.

In the secondary, Elmwood senior safety Alex Arnold, Elmwood junior safety Brennan Hiser, Genoa senior cornerback Robert Messenger, and Otsego junior cornerback Brady Nicely are second team.

At defensive end, Elmwood junior Owen Seedorf and Rossford sophomore Grant Eckel are second team.

Otsego senior OLB Blake Steele, Genoa junior OLB Tucker Frederickson, Lake sophomore LB Brett Bomyea, Fostoria senior OLB Aidan Sprang, Woodmore senior MLB Jacob Roginski and Elmwood OLB Frank Blair are HM.

In the secondary, Otsego junior CB Owen Atkinson, Eastwood junior strong safety Austin Maize, Rossford junior CB Kaden Kirkman, Rossford senior CB Jake Morrison and Eastwood defensive back Caleb Souder are HM.

HM defensive ends are Lake senior Jack Caughorn and Genoa senior Andrew Szepiela.

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