The 2003 season was a great one, and many top players had great years. Its time for OhioPrepScene.com to select its 2003 Football All-Ohio Team in Division I. Remember we look at several things when making our selection of players. Its not about who is getting recruited, or who has received more press during the season, we look at how a player help their team overall.
Offensive Linemen: We fill the line and name five as All-Ohio
1. Ryan Stanchek - Cincinnati La Salle High School
2. Corey McKenna - Cincinnati Elder High School
3. Paul Wagner - Westerville South High School
4. Josh Kear - Strongsville High School
5. Alex Boone - Lakewood St. Edward High School
Wide Receivers: We name receivers that can take a catch and make things happen.
1. Ro Grigsby - Clayton Northmont High School
2. Mario Manninghan - Warren G. Harding High School
3. Greg Orton - Huber Heights Wayne High School
4. Asante White - Toledo Start High School
Quarterbacks: We have offense and leadership at this position.
1. Jarrell Williams - Cincinnati Princeton High School
2. Ted Ginn Jr. - Cleveland Glenville High School
3. Rob Florian - Cincinnati Elder High School
Running Backs: Give one of these two backs the ball and see yards and touchdowns appear.
1. Bradley Glatthaar - Cincinnati Elder High School
2. Edwin Hood - Toledo Whitmer High School
Kicker: The most important part of an offense is a good kicker.
1.Brandon Yingling - Mason High School
2003 Offensive Player of The Year
Flip a coin on who should be the offensive player of the year, and you could be right. Ohio saw great performances on the offensive side of the ball in 2003. But in making our selection we looked at more than stats. Where would a players team be without them. How important were they to their offense and the outcome of their teams season. We also looked at what teams they played during the season, and if the teams they played were considered top notch. After looking at all of this OhioPrepScene.com selects as its 2003 Division One Offensive Player of The Year.
Running Back Bradley Glatthaar of Cincinnati Elder High School. OPS feels that Bradley was one of the main reasons Cincinnati Elder was able to repeat as Division I Champions.
2003 OhioPrepScene.com Coach of The Year
Who did the best job coaching in 2003 at the DI level? Well many coaches put programs back to winning ways, but only one coach was faced with the pressure of losing some top talent and being expected to win a state title for a second year. He got the job done, while playing some of the best teams in the state and country each week, and that's why our selection for Coach of The Year is.
Doug Ramsey - Head Coach Cincinnati Elder High School
D-Linemen: The choices were just as tough on the defensive side of the ball at this position. But our choices are the following players. We had to name seven because the pool was so deep.
1. Mike Massey - Cleveland St. Ignatius High School
2. Nick Davis - Cincinnati Colerain High School
3. Anthony Hoke - Warren G. Harding High School
4. Tony Stegeman - Cincinnati Elder High School
5. Alex Barrow - Dublin Coffman High School
6. David Day - Huber Heights Wayne High School
7. Nii Adjei Oninku - Clayton Northmont High School
Linebackers: Ohio has produced some great linebackers over the years. This years group is just as great. It has a Southwest slant because I feel the best DI football played during the past year was in Southwest Ohio.
1. Marcus Freeman - Huber Heights Wayne High School
2. Brad Scheidt - Cincinnati St. Xavier High School
3. Chad Mayse - Mentor High School
4. Ryan Lukens - Cincinnati Moeller High School
5. Andre Revels - Cincinnati Colerain High School
6. Seth Robinson - Westerville South High School
Defensive Backs: 2003 saw around 10 players who had great enough seasons to earn this honor.
1. Tyler Griffin - Westerville North High School
2. Scott Chillinsky - Centerville High School
3. Brandon Wamsley - Cincinnati Anderson High School
4. Billy Relford - Massillon Washington High School
Punter: Field position helps a team win games. Our choice of punter did just that.
1. Andy Hildreth - Clayton Northmont High School
Defensive Player of The Year
Marcus Freeman of Huber Heights Wayne may have been the most watched player in the state this past season. That didn't stop Marcus from being the top defensive player in the state. Marcus is a leader on and off the field, and excels in the classroom as well. Playing in the same conference that produced OSU Linebacker A.J. Hawk, Marcus found his own way and help Huber Heights Wayne to a return trip in the Division I, Region 4 playoffs.