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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.