Northmor head football coach Scott Armrose has been named the Division VI Coach of the Year in Ohio. He shares the honor with Rusty Richards of Nelsonville-York.
The top playmaker for the Knights, Demetrius “Meechie” Johnson, a senior, was named to the first-team offensive squad at quarterback.
The Knights — after winning just one game last season — went 8-2 in the regular season and qualified for the state playoffs this season under the leadership of Armrose, who is in his first year as Northmor’s head coach.
The Knights lost in Week 1 of the football playoffs to Fort Frye, 6-0.
All Johnson, who is 5-foot-8 and 170 pounds, did this year in the regular season is rush for 2,475 yards and 37 touchdowns. He also passed for 445 yards, completing 34 of 76 passes and added four more passing TDs.
Also, Northmor senior Austin Wheeler was named to the second-team offensive line and sophomore Blake Miller received honorable mention recognition.
Mount Gilead had the area’s other first-team All-Ohio football player, as Mason Mollohan was a first-team offensive pick at receiver in Division V. The Indian junior led his team with 50 catches for 850 yards.
Highland was well-represented in Division IV. Junior Chase Carpenter was a second-team offensive lineman, while senior Javier Vasquez was a second-team pick at defensive line. Tate Tobin, a junior, was selected as a third-team linebacker on defense. Also, junior Joey Scaffidi earned honorable mention recognition.
In Division VII, Cardington’s Tyler Villella finished his senior year by being selected a second-team defensive pick at linebacker. Mason Goers, sophomore, was a third-team pick at running back, while senior Daniel Kill was named honorable mention.
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