A select panel of sportswriters for the Associated Press has announced its 2017 Division 2 All-Star Football Team for the Northeast Inland District. The Massillon Tigers, who are playing this Friday in the regional finals against New Albany, landed just a single player on the first team: Jamir Thomas. Here are all the award winners, along with their current statistics and records:
Jamir Thomas – 1st Team. Running back. 6′-1″, 212 lb., junior. 298 rushing attempts (1st all-time) for 1,283 yards (10th all-time) and 20 touchdowns (8th all-time). Had 42 carries against McKinley (2nd all-time), 37 against Ashland (5th all-time) and 36 against Canisius, NY (8th all-time). Rushed for 196 yards against Ashland, 163 against Austintown Fitch and 160 against Canisius, NY. Scored five touchdowns against Canisius, NY (1st all-time) and four against Ashland (2nd all-time). Also caught four passes for 43 yards.
Austin Kutscher – 2nd Team. Wide receiver. 6′-1″, 180 lb. senior. 72 receptions (2nd all-time) for 1,056 yards (5th all-time) and 12 touchdowns (5th all-time). Caught 17 passes against Canisius, NY (1st all-time). Recorded 208 receiving yards against Canisius, NY (2nd all-time) and 198 against Youngstown Ursuline (6th all-time). Scored four touchdowns against Youngstown Ursuline (2nd all-time). Certainly deserving of First Team All-District.
Ty Keirns – 2nd Team. Defensive lineman. 6′-5″, 231 lb. senior. 21 solo tackles and 17 assists. 2.5 sacks. 10 solo and 4 assisted tackles for loss.
Kameron Simpson – 2nd Team. Linebacker. 5′-10″, 195 lb. junior. 39 solo tackles (team high) and 46 assists (team high). One solo sack. Four solo and one assisted tackles for loss.
Dean Clark – 2nd Team. Defensive back. 6′-1″. 189 lb. junior. 37 solo tackles (2nd on team) and 28 assists (3rd on team).
Aiden Longwell – Honorable Mention. Quarterback. 5′-11″, 161 lb. sophomore. 133 completions on 220 attempts for 1,987 yards (8th all-time) and 19 touchdowns (9th all-time). Just three interceptions. 60% completion (4th all-time). 9.0 yards per pass (7th all-time). Efficiency rating of 162 (4th all-time). Against Youngstown Ursuline, completed 11 of 17 passes for 324 yards (4th all-time) and 5 touchdowns (2nd all-time). Against Canisius, completed 22 of 30 passes for 297 yards.
Tre-von Morgan – Honorable Mention. Wide receiver. 6′-6″, 199 lb. junior. 30 receptions for 415 yards and two touchdowns.
Max Turner – Honorable Mention. Defensive back. 6′-0″, 159 lb. junior. 12 solo tackles and 4 assists. Three pass interceptions.