For the second season in a row, Fort Frye quarterback Chandler Lang has been named third team All-Ohio.
Lang's list of accomplishments as a Cadet is a long one. In three years as the starting signal-caller, Lang's record was 21-9 in the regular season.
He led Fort Frye to back-to-back state playoff appearances in 2012 and 2013, the first time the Cadets have made the postseason in consecutive years. In 2012, the Cadets won a share of Pioneer Valley Conference championship for the first time since 1993.
JORDAN HOLLAND The Marietta Times
Fort Frye quarterback Chandler Lang (11) attempts to elude Monroe Central tacklers in a game at Woodsfield this past fall. Lang was named to the All-State third team Wednesday.
Lang has been the heart and soul of the Cadets in their successful two year run. In addition to gaudy offensive numbers, Lang has led the Cadets in tackles each of the past two seasons.
Offensively, Lang paved the way for the Cadets with 1,108 yards on 146 carries and also threw for 1,107 yards on 72-of-140 passing and accounted for 34 total touchdowns.
"It's great to be recognized for all of your hard work and stuff," Lang said.
Fort Frye head coach Eric Huck thought Lang was deserving of first or second team honors.
"There's a lot of exceptional talent out there," Huck explained.
"But I think Chandler is one of those exceptional talents.
"With the kind of senior year he had, I definitely thought he'd be higher."
Lang was the only Cadet honored as an all-stater.
"He was a huge part (of our success)," Huck said.
"I'd like to give credit to the coaches, my teammates and family for supporting me," Lang said.
Monroe Central's Mike Jones was named second team All-Ohio in Division VI. Jones was a standout linebacker for a Seminoles defense that was tough as nails this fall.
Jones helped lead the Jay Circosta-coached Seminoles to PVC championship and a D6 playoff berth this season. Monroe Central upset Centerburg in the first round of the playoffs before bowing out to Bishop Ready in the second round.
Also from Monroe Central, Curtis Nixon, Levi Brown, Marshall Mozena and Cordell Gauding all made special mention All-Ohio.
Rounding out D6, Belpre's Tavian Miller, Manney Tullius and D.J. Leftwich and Federal Hocking's Delbert Crum and Peyton Seel each made the special mention list as well.
After a banner year on the gridiron, the Caldwell Redskins had five players honored in Division VII.
Caldwell's strength on offense this season was the ground game, which was led by the duo of Bricker Lori and Tanner Clark, which combined for close to 2,400 rushing yards in 12 games.
Lori and Clark, who were each special mention all-state picks, had a talented offensive line to run behind. That line was anchored by Alexi Cubas, who was a third team All-Ohio selection.
Defensively, Caldwell allowed over 20 points in just two regular season games this year, and averaged just 13.6 points allowed per game.
Senior lineman Kameron Rayner was a key part of the strong D. Rayner led the team in sacks at just 5-foot-9, 150 pounds and was named third team All-Ohio.
Along with Lori and Clark, Andrew Minosky also represented Caldwell on the special mention list.
From Waterford, senior Austin Lang was named special mention in Division VII. Lang rushed for 535 yards on 145 carrier for the 2-8 Wildcats this season.