Orrville High School sophomore Marquael Parks HighlightsWatch the First Team All-Ohio running back, state champ and our Ohio POY in action.
Seven divisions. 700-plus schools. One all-encompassing team.
Here's my annual take on Ohio's top prep football players from this past season regardless of division and district size. Enjoy, argue, debate and celebrate. The following names will decorate hallway walls and trophy cases forever...congrats guys.
Eric Frantz's 2018 All-Ohio High School Football Teams
OHIO PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Marquael Parks, Orrville, RB, Soph.
Amazing talent capped historic season individually and collectively with a Division V state title. Scored 56 total touchdowns and 336 points, which both rank second for single-seasons in state history. Only Harvest Prep's Daniel Bangura scored more (57 TDs and 348 points). Parks scored TDs rushing, receiving and via return (punt, kickoff, interception and fumble). He ran for 2,799 yards and had 474 yards receiving.
2018 FIRST TEAM ALL-OHIO OFFENSEQB: Evan Prater, Wyoming (Cincinnati), Jr.
QB: Trevor Bycznski, Berea-Midpark, Sr (Buffalo)
QB: Mark Waid, Girard, Sr. (Youngstown State)
QB: Ethan Heller, Sheridan (Thornville), Sr. (Concord Basketball)
RB: Marquael Parks, Orrville, So.
RB: Miyan Williams, Winton Woods (Cincinnati), Jr.
RB: Jamir Thomas, Washington (Massillon), Sr., (Washington State)
RB: Tyris Dickerson, Archbishop Hoban (Akron), Sr. (Eastern Kentucky)
WR: Quintel Kent, St. Edward (Lakewood), Sr. (Michigan)
WR: Bransen Stanley, Kenston (Chagrin Falls), Sr.
WR: Nick Tangeman, Marion Local (Maria Stein), Sr.
TE: Caden Clark, Archbishop Hoban (Akron), Jr. (Alabama)
OL: Ryan Jacoby, Mentor, Sr. (Ohio State)
OL: Zeke Correll, Anderson (Cincinnati) , Sr. (Notre Dame)
OL: Zach Carpenter, Archbishop Moeller (Cincinnati), Sr. (Michigan)
OL: Paris Johnson Jr., St. Xavier (Cincinnati), Jr. (Ohio State)
OL: Nolan Rumler, Archbishop Hoban (Akron), Sr. (Michigan)
OL: Isaiah Gibson, Springfield, Sr. (Kentucky)
K: Kyle Rhonehouse, Springfield (Holland), Sr.
ATH: Jutahn McClain, Fairfield, Jr.
ATH: Tanner Schroeder, McComb, Sr.
RB: Deamonte Trayanum, Archbishop Hoban (Akron), Jr.
RB: KJ Price, London, Sr.
RB: Ethan Wright, Manchester (Akron), Jr.
RB: Bryce Barasch, Johnstown-Monroe, Sr.
RB: Jack Porter, Kenston (Chagrin Falls), Jr.
RB: Joey Torok, Kirtland, Sr.
WR: Easton Wolf, Waverly, Sr.
WR: Joey Edmonds, Wyoming (Cincinnati), Sr. (Findlay Basketball)
WR: Tanner Holden, Wheelersburg, Sr. (Wright State Basketball)
TE: Tyler Foster, Pickerington North, Sr. (Ohio)
TE: Luke Lachey, Grandview Heights (Columbus), Jr.
OL: Jack Bailey, Kirtland, Sr. (Kent State)
OL: Jimi McAdams, Padua Franciscan (Parma), Sr. (Eastern Michigan)
OL: Jarrod Hufford, Licking Valley (Newark), Sr. (Iowa State)
OL: Alex Robarge, Kenston (Chagrin Falls), Sr.
OL: Michael Bergen, Avon, Sr. (Toledo)
OL: JD Duplain, Strongsville, Sr. (Michigan State)
K: Griffin Crosa, Dublin Scioto, Sr. (North Dakota State)
ATH: CJ Charleston, Gilmour Academy (Gates Mills), Sr. (Youngstown State)
ATH: Keegan Wilburn, Nelsonville-York, Jr.
2018 FIRST TEAM ALL-OHIO DEFENSEDL: Zach Harrison, Olentangy Orange (Lewis Center), Sr. (Ohio State)
DL: Jowon Briggs, Walnut Hills (Cincinnati), Sr. (Virginia)
DL: Dewayne Carter, Pickerington Central, Sr. (Duke)
DL: Noah Potter, Mentor, Sr. (Ohio State)
DL: Nathaniel Leskovec, Solon, Sr. (Harvard)
LB: Ivan Pace jr., Colerain (Cincinnati, Ohio), Sr. (Miami, OH)
LB: Thomas Eichenberg, St. Ignatius (Cleveland), Sr. (Ohio State)
LB: Sam Huelsman, Marion Local (Maria Stein), Sr.
LB: Brady Blattner, Meadowbrook (Byesville), Sr.
LB: Cade Stover, Lexington, Sr., (Ohio State)
DB: Caden Kolesar, St. Edward (Lakewood), Sr. (Michigan)
DB: Jett Elad, St. Ignatius (Cleveland), Sr. (Ohio)
DB: Moses Douglass, Springfield, Sr. (Kentucky)
DB: Matt Salopek, Archbishop Hoban (Akron), Sr. (Miami, OH)
DB: Jake Rogers, Highland (Medina), Sr. (Bowling Green)
P: Porter Wilson, Copley, Sr. (Duke)
2018 SECOND TEAM ALL-OHIO DEFENSE DL: Sam Jackson, Troy, Sr.
DL: Will King, New Albany, Sr.
DL: Colt Jennings, Padua Franciscan (Parma), Sr. (Kent State)
DL: Jalen Thornton, Indian Hill (Cincinnati), Sr. (West Virginia)
DL: Tche Leroux, Norwalk, Sr.
DL: Max Evans, Madison (Middletown), Sr. (East Tennessee State)
LB: Sawyer Koons, Trimble (Glouster), Jr.
LB: Brice Markel, McComb, Sr.
LB: Kaden Davis, Johnstown-Monroe, Sr.
LB: Hasan Black, Wyoming (Cincinnati), Sr.
LB: Andrew Bench, Genoa Area, Sr. (Bowling Green)
DB: Dean Clark, Washington (Massillon), Sr. (Kent State)
DB: Jake Reid, Perry, Sr.
DB: Sean Perry, Memorial (St. Marys), Sr.
DB: Nyles Beverly, Nordonia (Macedonia), Sr. (Purdue)
DB: Max Showalter, Bay (Bay Village), Sr.
P: Ben Krimm, Upper Arlington (Columbus), Sr.