Dillon, Lucas named All-State

Other TV Panthers named honorable mention

By Kyle Lovern - [email protected]



NAUGATUCK – Two members of the Tug Valley Panthers were named to the Class A All-State teams released on Tuesday morning by the W.Va. Sports Writers Association.

Sophomore Jeremy Dillon is a first team member as a utility player on the defensive team, while senior Phillip Lucas is a defensive lineman on the second team.

Several other Panthers were named either special honorable mention or honorable mention. Seniors Tyler Conley, Corbin Oliver, John Hall and Calvin Blankenship were all on those lists.

“I’m very proud of my players that were recognized for all state. This is not only great for those players but also gives Tug Valley High School something positive to talk about,” said TVHS Head Coach Tony Clusky.

Dillon is a repeat all-state selection having been voted to the first team as a freshman last year. Lucas was honorable mention last season and the stocky senior moved up to second team this year.

Man’s John Thomas Keffer was named to the second team offense as a utility player. Keffer helped his team defeat Tug Valley in the regular season, however the Panther got revenge over the Hillbillies beating them in the first round of the playoffs. TVHS then lost to a tough Moorefield team on the road.

Tug Valley made it into the playoffs for the second year in a row. Last season they made it to the semi-finals.

West Virginia Sports Writers Association All-State Football Team


First team


QB – Corey McDonald, East Hardy, Jr.

E – Brett Tharp, East Hardy, So.

E – Ross Osborne, Man, Sr.

RB – Wil Schoonover, Moorefield, Sr. (capt.)

RB – Tyler Anderson, Magnolia, Sr.

RB – Dylan Lucas, Buffalo, Jr.

OL – Zach Davis, St. Marys, Sr.

OL – Zack Liller, Moorefield, Sr.

OL – Jimmy Richmond, Meadow Bridge, Sr.

OL – Hunter Brill, Magnolia, Sr.

OL – Jacob Easton, Buffalo, Sr.

UTIL – Trey Streets, Valley-Wetzel, Sr.

UTIL – Trenton Tallman, Williamstown, Jr.


K/UTIL – J.D. Hensler, Pocahontas County, Sr.

DL – James Childers, South Harrison, Sr.

DL – Trevor Hoosier, Williamstown, Jr.

DL – Kyle Ritz, Magnolia, Sr.

DL – Dylan Druschel, Bishop Donahue, Sr.

LB – Teddy Cassell, East Hardy, Sr. (captain)

LB – Carter Seckman, Magnolia, Sr.

LB – Nathan Jenkins, Moorefield, Jr.

LB – Shane Harless, Meadow Bridge, Sr.

DB – John Burkhalter, Wheeling Central, Jr.

DB – Trey Miller, Bishop Donahue, Jr.

DB – Ian Riggleman, South Harrison, Sr.

UTIL – Bryce Strawderman, East Hardy, Sr.

UTIL – Jeremy Dillon, Tug Valley, So.

P – Cole Ritchie, Calhoun County, Sr.

Second Team


QB – Will Billeter, St. Marys, Jr.

E – Zach Seibel, Notre Dame, Sr. (captain)

E – Ethyn Miller, Calhoun County, Sr.

RB – Chase Street, Magnolia, Jr.

RB – Brady Grant, Van, So.

RB – Dalton Irvine, Pocahontas County, Sr.

OL – Nate Martin, Madonna, Sr.

OL – Zack Eye, Moorefield, Jr.

OL – Josh McNemar, South Harrison, Sr.

OL – Zach Haught, Magnolia, Sr.

OL – Roger Leilich, Midland Trail, Sr.

UTIL – Wyatt Workman, Pocahontas County, Sr.

UTIL – John Thomas Keffer, Man, Sr.


K/UTIL – Derek Coryell, Greenbrier West, Sr.

DL – Christian McCoy, Man, Sr.

DL – Hunter Allen, Buffalo, Jr.

DL – Phillip Lucas, Tug Valley, Sr.

LB – Austin Simmons, Pendleton County, Sr.

LB – Brandon Angalich, Wheeling Central, Sr.

LB – Cam Barnette, South Harrison, So.

LB – Michael Beck, Williamstown, Sr.

DB – Jordan Miller, Notre Dame, Sr.

DB – Bret Fetty, St. Marys, Sr.

DB – Hunter Riffle, Doddridge County, Jr.

DB – Dalton Dempsey, Fayetteville, Jr.

UTIL – Jarrett Hockenberry, Clay-Battelle, Sr. (captain)

UTIL – Jared Nutter, Wahama, Sr.

P – Ricky Robinson, East Hardy, Jr.

Special Honorable Mention:

Jake Adkins, Man; Ryan Anderson, South Harrison; Tyler Anderson, Tyler Consolidated; Noah Bohanna, Notre Dame; Braden Barnhart, St. Marys; Colby Brown, Cameron; Tyler Conley, Tug Valley; Luke Cooper, Paden City; Luke Cooper, Pendelton County; Jacob Cox, St. Marys; Logan Cox, Richwood; J.C. Custer, Bishop Donahue; Nate Dickens, Sherman; Andrew Dickerson, Midland Trail; Troy Farrell, Fayetteville; Thomas Ferris, Midland Trail; Cole Haley, Gilmer County; Jacob Hanshaw, Buffalo; Eddie Kachmarek, Tucker County; Kevin Keane, Wheeling Central; Danny Kimble, Pocahontas County; Caleb Kite, Moorefield; Clayton Lagasse, Doddridge County; P.J. Lanham, Tygarts Valley; Kale Lloyd, Valley Wetzel; Noah Martin, Bishop Donahue; Paden McConnaughey, Magnolia; Bryce Mefford, Williamstown; Jesse Miller, East Hardy; Shane Myers, Moorefield; Cam Nelson, Wirt County; Corbin Oliver, Tug Valley; Wesley Parsons, St. Marys; Nick Priem, Magnolia; Nick Rush, South Harrison; Clayton Sines, Wahma; Tanner Six, Clay-Battelle; Michael Starcher, Cameron; Owen Tillis, Buffalo; Kazz Workman, Sherman; Thad Wright, Pendledton County;

Honorable Mention:

Zack Bane, Clay-Battelle; Austin Barker-Gresser, South Harrison; Calvin Blankenship, Tug Valley; Ethan Burgess, Buffalo;Tanner Burnette, Clay-Battelle; Tucker Cain, Freddy Canary, South Harrison; Valley Wetzel; Chantz Chambers, Wheeling Central; Noah Collie, Parkersburg Catholic; Logan Cooper, Pendleton County; Logan Davis, Pocahontas County; Alex Davisson, Notre Dame; Garrett Devericks, Doddridge County; Brock Dolly, Moorefield; Jace Duba, Man; Blake Eddy, Williamstown; Colton Egnor, Montcalm; Brant Freeland, Wirt County; Dylan Fogel, East Hardy; John Hall, Tug Valley; Jesse Hesson, Wahama; Junior Holmes, Bishop Donahue; Devon Harris, Tyler Consolidated; Hayden Hizer, Paden City; Chase Jenkins, South Harrison; Greg Lail, Van; Joe Ledergerber, Magnolia; Ty Lemley, St. Marys; Vincenzo Mangino, Bishop Donahue; Clayton McCabe, Wheeling Central; Christian McGuire, Midland Trail; Cordell Parsons, Sherman; Cole Price, Van; Deven Price, Paden City; Peyton Richmond, Meadow Bridge; Isaac Rine, Wheeling Central; Jake Seckman, Williamstown; Dillon Shaw, Madonna; Trey Shuff, Gilmer County; Ty Smith, Buffalo; Kordell Stewart, Tyler Consolidated; Cade Walker, Pocahontas County; Hogan Wells, Tyler Consolidated; Austin Whetzel, East Hardy.

(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)


Other TV Panthers named honorable mention

By Kyle Lovern

[email protected]


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