(11-7–22) The 2022 All-Western Buckeye League (WBL) football team was named.

Five players of the year were announced, three from Wapakoneta and two from Van Wert. Wapakoneta also had the Coach of the Year in Travis Moyer.

Pratt and Dotson

WBL Offensive Back of the Year: Aidan Pratt – Van Wert
WBL Offensive Lineman of the Year: Logon Dotson – Van Wert

Lee, Beach and Meckstroth


WBL Offensive Kicker of the Year: Kyle Beach – Wapakoneta
WBL Defensive Lineman of the Year: Mikey Lee – Wapakoneta
WBL Defensive Back of the Year: Connor Meckstroth – Wapakoneta

Travis Moyer Coach of the Year

WBL Coach of the Year: Travis Moyer – Wapakoneta

Some pictures courtesy Amy Hoyng Photography

1st Team Offense


Quarterback
Aidan Pratt – Van Wert – 15 – 6’4″ 205 – Sr

Running Back
Aiden Hinkle – St. Marys – 3 – 6’0″ 215 – Sr
Jace Knous – Wapakoneta – 21 – 5’10” 195 – Jr

Tight End
Maddix Crutchfield – Van Wert – 11 – 6’1″ 220 – Sr

Wide Receiver
Garrett Gunter – Van Wert – 10 – 6’0″ 185 – Sr
Connor Campbell – Van Wert – 3 – 6’2″ 170 – Jr
Adam Faber – Celina – 9 – 6’1″ 160 – Sr

Offensive Flex
Brylen Parker – Van Wert – 7 – 5’11” 190 – Jr

Center
Caleb Miller – St. Marys – 68 – 6’5″ 260 – Sr

Guard
Jacob Kirkpatrick – Wapakoneta – 70 – 5’10” 175 – Sr
Jackson Jones – Van Wert – 55 – 6’1″ 240 – Sr
Trent Wycuff – St. Marys – 56 – 6’1″ 165 – Sr

Tackle
Logon Dotson – Van Wert – 54 – 6’5″ 250 – Sr
Tyler Houser – Wapakoneta – 54 – 6’3″ 205 – Sr

Kicker
Kyle Beach – Wapakoneta – 9 – 5’7″ 140 – Jr

Gabes, Murlin and Faber
Ackley and Hassan

1st Team Defense


Defensive Back
Caleb Gabes – Celina – 1 – 6’1″ 160 – Jr
Ashton Baer – Van Wert – 13 – 5’9″ 155 – Sr
Grant Jolly – Wapakoneta – 10 – 5’11” 160 – Soph
Keegan Sharpe – St. Marys – 4 – 5’9″ 165 – Sr

Defensive End
Mikey Lee – Wapakoneta – 51 – 6’0″ 190 – Sr
Tori Thomas – Elida – 55 – 6’2″ 225 – Sr

Defensive Interior Line
Kaden Murlin – Celina – 55 – 6’1″ 250 – Jr
Jackson Jones – Van Wert – 55 – 6’1″ 240 – Sr
Shandon Sewell – Shawnee – 63 – 5’10” 240 – Sr

Linebacker
Connor Meckstroth – Wapakoneta – 6 – 6’2″ 210 – Sr
Landen Ackley – Celina – 3 – 5’10” 180 – Sr
Jack Hassan – Celina – 5 – 6’0″ 190 – Jr

Defensive Flex
Jace Schaefer – St. Marys – 32 – 6’4″ 200 – Sr

2nd Team Offense


Quarterback
Brez Zipfel – Defiance – 4 – 6’1″ 160 – Soph

Running Back
Chase Berry – Shawnee – 5 – 5’11” 182 – Sr
Brogan Castillo – Defiance – 24 – 6’1″ 180 – Jr

Tight End
Grant Houser – Wapakoneta – 85 – 6’5″ 250 – Soph

Wide Receiver
Tyson Lawrence – Kenton – 2 – 5’5″ 145 – Sr
Brian Phillips – Defiance – 3 – 6’0″ 155 – Sr

Center
Grant Childress – Wapakoneta – 53 – 5’10” 225 – Sr

Guard
Rece Rutledge – Celina – 6’0″ 200 – Sr
Greg Felver – St. Marys – 62 – 6’1″ 225 – Sr
Nate Schneider – Wapakoneta – 56 – 6’0″ 205 – Sr

Tackle
Braden Saeler – St. Marys – 75 – 6’3″ 305 – Sr
Champ Keysor – Shawnee – 54 – 6’1″ 255 – Sr

2nd Team Defense


Defensive Back
Braylon Gabes – Celina – 4 – 6’1″ 170 – Jr
Walter Ross – Ottawa-Glandorf – 18 – 6’1″ 185 – Sr
Keegan Wilson – Shawnee – 10 – 5’9″ 165 – Sr

Defensive End
Aidan Pratt – Van Wert – 15 – 6’4″ 205 – Sr
Carter Fay – Shawnee – 20 – 6’5″ 220 – Sr

Defensive Interior Line
Broddin Mattox – Kenton – 70 – 6’0″ 230 – Jr
Gavin Miller – Defiance – 2 – 6’0″ 190 – Sr
Jamal Kessler – St. Marys – 14 – 6’0″ 190 – Sr

Linebacker
Christian Commisso – Defiance – 32 – 6’2″ 225 – Sr
Damon McCracken – Van Wert – 23 – 5’11” 205 – Sr
Cy Rump – Ottawa-Glandorf – 12 – 6’0″ 175 – Sr

Honorable Mention

  • Tyson Davis – Bath – DL
  • Quinton Collins – Bath – OL
  • Skyler Lhamon – Bath – WR
  • Keaton Vernon – Bath – RB
  • Delton Chilcoat – Celina – DE
  • Carter Altstater – Celina – LB
  • Nathen Remmel – Celina – WR
  • Nick Newell – Celina – TE
  • Garrett Rodenberger – Defiance – DB
  • Abel Rubio – Defiance – LB
  • Anthony Wilder – Defiance – WR
  • Caden Allman – Defiance – OG
  • Grant Hardemer – Elida
  • David Etzkron – Elida
  • Tyler Carter – Elida
  • Luke Alexender – Elida
  • Luke Leffler – Kenton – LB
  • Kooper Johnston – Kenton – WR
  • Tim Wilkerson – Kenton – RB
  • Carter Heydinger – Kenton – LB
  • Zach Noonan – Shawnee
  • Cole Marshall – Shawnee
  • Alton Clayton – Shawnee
  • Jordan Banks – Shawnee
  • Brayden Sullivan – St. Marys – DB
  • Kevin Perry – St. Marys – LB
  • Zavier LeClair – St. Marys – OT
  • Logan Compton – St. Marys – DT
  • Justice Pope – Ottawa-Glandorf – LB
  • Kaleb Yoder – Ottawa-Glandorf – OT
  • Grant Schroeder – Ottawa-Glandorf – WR
  • Austin Haley – Ottawa-Glandorf – DE
  • Reese Krugh – Van Wert – DB
  • Devon Story – Van Wert
  • Carson Smith – Van Wert – WR
  • Luke Wessel – Van Wert – DB
  • Corbin Mitchel – Wapakoneta – LB
  • Jordan Schneider – Wapakoneta – WR
  • Joey Trusdale – Wapakoneta – LB
  • Kaden Ware – Wapakoneta – DE