Many in the area received recognition when the Northwest Ohio Athletic League released their all-league football teams over the weekend.
For league champion Archbold, quarterback Gabe Petersen was first team all-league offense. He was the player of the year in the league, while Archbold’s David Dominique was the coach of the year.
First team All-NWOAL offense for Wauseon were running back Everett Bueter, wide receiver Owen Newlove, tackle Trevor Rodriguez and guard Cam Sauber.
Making first team for Swanton were running back Michael Lawniczak and tackle Lukas Reiner. Evergreen running back Hunter VanWert also received first team honors.
First team all-league defense for Archbold were defensive back Nic Rodriguez and linebacker Ben Zimmerman.
Receiving first team honors for the Wauseon defense were defensive back Owen Newlove, linebacker Hunter Yackee, and defensive tackle Trevor Rodriguez. First team defense for Swanton were defensive back Gage Pachlhofer and Xavier Williams.
Liberty Center linebacker Christian Kahle and Zimmerman of Archbold were the co-player(s) of the year on defense.
Being named first team as a specialist in the county were Dawson Rupp of Wauseon and Anthony Howard of Swanton.
Quarterback- Gabe Petersen, sr., Archbold. Backs- Hunter VanWert, jr., Evergreen; Everett Bueter, sr., Wauseon; Michael Lawniczak, jr., Swanton. Receivers- Kolton Holloway, soph., Patrick Henry; Owen Newlove, sr., Wauseon; Evan Smith, sr., Bryan. Tackles- Trevor Rodriguez, sr., Wauseon; Lukas Reiner, sr., Swanton. Guards- Damian Lanzer, sr., Patrick Henry; Cam Sauber, sr., Wauseon. Center- Jacob Stout, sr., Patrick Henry.
Player of the Year: Gabe Petersen, Archbold.
Coach of the Year: David Dominique, Archbold.
Quarterback- Zach Nobis, sr., Bryan. Backs- Sam Petersen, sr., Archbold; Caleb Carpenter, jr., Liberty Center; North West, sr., Liberty Center. Receivers- Free Canales, sr., Evergreen; Brycen Andrews, jr., Bryan; Crew Oberheim, sr., Swanton. Tackles- Cash Gericke, sr., Archbold; Nick Bovee, sr., Liberty Center. Guards- Ben Zimmerman, sr., Archbold; Ethan Cramer, sr., Liberty Center. Center- CJ Spradlin, jr., Liberty Center; Matthew Gladieux, soph., Archbold.
Defensive backs- Nic Rodriguez, sr., Archbold; Spencer Winzeler, sr., Bryan; Gage Pachlhofer, sr., Swanton; Owen Newlove, sr., Wauseon. Ends- Matt Herold, jr., Bryan; Xavier Williams, jr., Swanton. Linebackers- Christian Kahle, sr., Liberty Center; Ben Zimmerman, sr., Archbold; Hunter Yackee, sr., Wauseon. Tackles- TJ Rhamy, soph., Patrick Henry; Trevor Rodriguez, sr., Wauseon; Lucas Frankforther, sr., Liberty Center.
Player(s) of the Year: Christian Kahle, Liberty Center; Ben Zimmerman, Archbold.
Defensive backs- Free Canales, sr., Evergreen; Grant Donnald, sr., Evergreen; Dawson Rupp, sr., Wauseon; North West, sr., Liberty Center. Ends- Aiden Warncke, jr., Archbold; Joey Shema, jr., Wauseon. Linebackers- Nick Beemer, soph., Evergreen; Wil Morrow, soph., Patrick Henry; Lukas Reiner, sr., Swanton. Tackles- Logan Roth, sr., Archbold; Holden Galvan, jr., Archbold; Miguel Gomez, jr., Wauseon.
Austin Dean, soph., Bryan; Dawson Rupp, sr., Wauseon; Anthony Howard, sr., Swanton.
Orry Killam, jr., Liberty Center; Andrew Gray, sr., Wauseon; Everett Bueter, sr., Wauseon; Nic Rodriguez, sr., Archbold.
Archbold: Gavin Grime, Noah Gomez, Andrew Beck, Trevor Short, Izzy Reyes, L.J. Tijerina.
Bryan: Tanner Sanchez, Alex Potvin, Nathan James Jr., Nate Miller.
Delta: Max Hoffman, Tristan Saeger, Logan Echlor, JD Osborn, Nathan Kohlhofer, Hunter Tresnan-Reighard, Travis Dunning, Logan Albring, Jose Arroyo, Dalton Richard, Noah Druschel.
Evergreen: Colten Pawlaczyk, Bryce Eisel, Isaac Yunker, Grant Donnald, Jack Etue, Jack Worline, Jack Krispin, Hunter Svoboda.
Liberty Center: Jarrett Krugh, Conner Sonnenberg, Devin Good, Parker Strauss, Maguire Vollmar, Carl Yaney, Conner Johnson, Austin Like, Brendan Morris, David Maassel.
Patrick Henry: Garrett Schwiebert, Xavier Wensink, Jarrett Maas, Sam Zimmer, Brayden Petersen, Tommy Vance.
Swanton: Derek Floyd, Anthony Howard, Crew Oberheim, Michael Lawniczak, Zack Leahey, Dylan Gilsdorf, Hunter Mix, Noah Saunders, Reece Pawlowicz.
Wauseon: Hunter Yackee, Junior Martinez, Xavier Torres, Connar Penrod, Matt Malone, Garrett Demaline, Zeb Smith.