Darren Meier

(1-14-23) Marion Local‘s Darren Meier (6’4 280lb Sr) was named to the Defense 2nd team of the 2023 MaxPreps Small Town All-American Team as a linebacker.

Meier was a two-way starter for the D VI Ohio State Championship Flyers and was named the OHSAA D VI Defensive Player of the Year and in the Midwest Athletic Athletic Conference. In the MAC he was also named a 2nd team running back.

Players on the MaxPreps Small Town All-America Team come from schools that have an enrollment of less than 1,000 students in towns that have a population of less than 10,000 people.

Other players from Ohio to be named to the team include:

2nd Team Offense

RB — Connor Smith, Gibsonburg (Ohio)
5-8 | Weight: 180 | Year: Senior

RB — Chase Hall, Dawson-Bryant (Coal Grove, Ohio)
6-2 | Weight: 215 | Year: Senior

2nd Team Defense

LB — Philip Laverde, Kirtland (Ohio)
5-11 | Weight: 195 | Year: Senior

COMPLETE LISTMaxPreps Small Town All-America Football Team

Smith, Hall and Laverde