OPS names its 2003 Division IV All-Ohio team. Congrats to all who made Divsion IV have a great season.


The OhioPrepScene.com Division IV All-Ohio Team is ready to be released. Division IV saw some great teams and players in 2003, but only a few can make our selection process. Remember, this is not based on who got the most press, or who's being recruited, just who OPS felt were the best in DIV for the year.


OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: It all starts with line play. While most DIV guys don't have the size of those in DI or DII they have great blocking style and help there offense move the ball down the field.

1. Mark Keiser - Versailles High School

2. Joe Huwer - Coldwater High School

3. Gerald Cadogan - Portsmouth High School

4. Mike Von Bargen - Cincinnati Reading High School

5. Mark Thorbaben - Clinton - Massie High School

6. Brandon Braxton - Youngstown Ursuline High School

QUARTERBACK: The top signal callers during 2003.

1. Tony Pike - Cincinnati Reading High School

2. Kyle Decker - Granville High School

3. Tim Hiller - Orrville High School

WIDE RECEIVERS: The playmakers that make QB's look good.

1. Adam Blevins - Cincinnati Reading High School

2. Drew Anderson - Granville High School

3. Jed Hill - Struthers High School

4. Tom Brenner - Orrville High School

5. Tom Crabtree - Bloom-Carroll High School

RUNNING BACKS: These players gained big yards for the 2003 season>

1. Ben Shappie - Versailles High School

2. Trevor Bruney - Martins Ferry High School

3. Jake McSurley - Clinton Massie High School

KICKERS: Help put points on the board and change a game.

1. Eric Soltis - Rossford High School

OhioPrepScene.com Offensive Player of The Year: This player had a great season and deserves this honor. There were several other players in the running, but our choice is.


OhioPrepScene.com Coach of The Year. Its been a while since this coach held the top spot in the state. Many people feel when you have a team favorite to win, coaching is easy. That's not the case, getting kids to understand they have a bulls-eye on their back makes it one of the hardest coaching jobs you could have. That's why our selection is.



LINEMEN: The guys up front who can stop a play in its tracks or allow linebackers to look great.

1. Kevin Paulus - Versailles High School

2. Kyle Slutz - Tuscarawas Valley High School

3. Jake Lambert - Clinton Massie High School

4. Kyle Clark - Sullivan Black River High School

5. Stewart Kranitzky - Cincinnati Mariemont High School

LINEBACKERS: The guys who make the most tackles and biggest plays.

1. Lance Phillips - Wellston High School

2. Nick Schubert - Dayton Oakwood High School

3. Ross Homan - Coldwater High School

4. Adam Trowbridge - Urbana High School

5. Doori Song - Coshocton High School

DEFENSIVE BACKS: The guys who stop the other teams top receivers and give run support.

1. Kyle Gehle - Versailles High School

2. Ron Stoops - Youngstown Mooney High School

3. Bradley Fletcher - Youngstown Liberty High School

4. John Gertz - Cincinnati Reading High School

5. C.J. Kostranchuk - Cleveland VASJ

6. Greg Micheli - Upper Sandusky High School

PUNTER: Field position is a key to every game. The punter can make a big difference in a game.

1. Josh Bope - Plain City Jonathan Alder High School

2. Bart Schmitz - Versailles High School

OhioPrepScene.com Defensive Player of The Year: Its was hard to select the player for this honor. But our choice is Upper Sandusky's Greg Micheli.

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