Three Golden Bears, one Red Rider headline W. Va. Class AA all-state list
Weir High’s Sebastian Spencer, along with Oak Glen’s Michael Lemley, Hunter Patterson and Kyle O’Connor, were announced as West Virginia Class AA all-state first-teamers.
Spencer, who excelled in all three phases of the game, is a first-team selection as a utility player on defense. As the Red Riders’ quarterback, the senior was 56 of 97 (57.7 percent) for 848 yards, nine touchdowns and two interceptions. Running the ball, he had 894 yards on 119 carries and 14 touchdowns. As a defensive back, he tallied 24 tackles, 22 solo, four assists, one pass breakup and a forced fumble.
Also on defense is defensive back Lemley, who is the Herald-Star/Daily Times all-area defensive player of the year. The senior had 14 interceptions, 88 tackles, 47 solo and 41 assists, not including the final postseason game.
O’Connor made the list as a defensive lineman. Through 12 games reported, the junior had 85 tackles, 455 solo, 27 assists, 10 sacks and four for a loss.
Patterson made the list as a utility player on offense. The junior racked up 1,206 yards on 123 carries and 17 touchdowns, as well as 44 catches for 809 yards and 10 more scores.
Making the second-team list for Oak Glen are junior defensive back Brayden Mineard and junior utility player Gage Patterson, who also is a captain.
Earning special honorable mention are Oak Glen junior Jeremy Taylor and Weir High senior Elijah Gillette. The honorable mention list includes Weir High junior Jordan Brueck and senior Drew Curtis, as well as Oak Glen junior Nick Chaney, senior Preston Brown and junior Matthew Malick.
The 2019 Class AA all-state football team as selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association
Honorary selection: Alex Miller, Roane County, Sr.
OL: Don Woodward, Keyser, Sr.
OL: Zach Frazier, Fairmont Senior, Sr. (captain)
OL: Devin Hill, Bridgeport, Jr.
OL: Tanner Jenkins, Wyoming East, Sr.
OL: Dalton Ray, Keyser, Sr.
WR: Logan Vance, Clay County, Sr.
WR: Drew Hatfield, Mingo Central, Sr.
QB: Gage Michael, Fairmont Senior, Jr.
RB: Ethan Payne, Poca, Jr.
RB: JJ Davis, Bluefield, Sr.
RB: Caleb Bower, Wyoming East, Jr.
K: Jared Griffith, Lewis County, Sr.
Utility: Hunter Patterson, Oak Glen, Jr.
Utility: Daylin Goad, Mingo Central, Jr.
Utility: Nick Vance, Winfield, Sr.
DL: Sean Martin, Bluefield, Sr. (captain)
DL: Matt Stone, Poca, Sr.
DL: Kyler O’Connor, Oak Glen,Jr.
LB: Carson Winkie, Bridgeport, Sr.
LB: John Covert, Winfield, Jr.
LB: Jackson Biser, Keyser, Sr.
LB: Trey Pancake, Bridgeport, Sr.
LB: Ben Kee, Herbert Hoover, Sr.
DB: Michael Lemley, Oak Glen, Sr.
DB: Toby Payne, Poca, So.
DB: Haven Chapman, Shady Spring, Sr.
P: Erick Bevil, Shady Spring, Sr.
Utility: Josh Huffman, Roane County, Sr.
Utility: Jeremiah King, Robert C. Byrd, So.
Utility: Sebastian Spencer, Weir, Sr.
OL: Lance Payton, Fairmont Senior, Sr.
OL: Brock Robey, Robert C. Byrd, Sr.
OL: Colton Groves, Nicholas County, Sr.
OL: Dom Owens, Fairmont Senior, Sr.
OL: Roman Moore, Roane County, Sr.
WR: Tariq Miller, North Marion, Jr.
WR: Xander Castillo, James Monroe, Sr.
QB: Carson Deeb, Bluefield, Jr.
RB: Atticus Goodson, Independence, So.(captain)
RB: Marshall Hobbs, Lewis County, Jr.
K: Kaulin Parris, Bluefield, Sr.
Utility: Camden Longwell, Fairmont Senior, Sr.
Utility: Trevor Lowe, Nitro, So
Utility: Luke LeRose, Nicholas County, Sr.
Utility: Monroe Mohler, James Monroe, Sr.
DL: Michael Watkins, Bridgeport, Jr.
DL: Cole Hughart, Sissonville, Sr.
DL: Garrett Conaway, North Marion, Jr.
DL: David Blanco, Frankfort, Sr.
LB: Seth McIntire, Liberty Harrison, Sr.
LB: Peyton Shanholtz, Frankfort, Sr.
LB: Gavin Shamblin, Sissonville, Sr.
LB: Dillon Taylor, Poca, Jr.
DB: Jaheim House, Bluefield, Sr.
DB: Brayden Mineard, Oak Glen, Jr.
DB: Jordan Hershburger, Shady Spring, Jr.
P: Aiden Slusser, East Fairmont, Sr.
Utility: Gage Patterson, Oak Glen,Jr. (captain)
Utility: Zack Frye, Man, Sr.
Utility: Devin Vandergrift, Bridgeport, Sr.
Special Honorable Mention
Michael Alvaro, Robert C. Byrd; Chase Berry, Chapmanville; Caden Biser, Keyser; JJ Blank, Frankfort; Danny Bush, Roane County; McQuade Canada, Wyoming East; Jay Cook, Poca; Andrew Deal, Nicholas County; Preston Dingess, Mingo Central; Chase Duckworth, North Marion; Cam Foster, Nitro; Cameran Frye, Man; Jordan Gay, Lewis County; Cody Griffith, Lincoln; Dylan Griffith, Sissonville; Erick Grimmett, Man; Elijah Gillette, Weir; TJ Guire, Elkins; Marcel Guy, Independence; Devin Hatfield, Mingo Central; Payton Hawkins, Lincoln; Braden Howell, Liberty Raleigh; Brian Henderson, Bridgeport; Eli Kirkendall, Lincoln County; Nate Kowlaski, Fairmont Senior; Colton Kennedy, River View; Grant Krajeski, Clay County; Clay Lester, Wyoming East; Nick Marley, Frankfort; Jamison Maynard, Wayne; Sam Milton, Man; Jansen Moreland, Frankfort; Gunner Murphy, North Marion; Elijah Payton, Clay County; Brayden Rollyson, Herbert Hoover; Ryan Shoemaker, Keyser; Wyatt Stanley, Point Pleasant; Jeremy Taylor, Oak Glen; Ty Thorne, North Marion; Corey Townsend, Logan; Isaiah Valentine, Shady Spring; Bryce Wamsley, Liberty Harrison; Brandon Wiley, Bluefield.
Aaron Adkins, Wayne; Gavin Barkley, Berkeley Springs; Owen Bass, Clay County; Jake Bishop, Wyoming East; Jeff Bowles, Liberty Raleigh; Preston Brown, Oak Glen; Jordan Brueck, Weir; Nick Chaney, Oak Glen; Drew Clark, Shady Spring; Carson Crouch, Winfield; Drew Curtis, Weir; Gage Dickson, North Marion; Caleb Dingess, Scott; Joe Dingledein, Grafton; Derrick Flack, Bluefield; Ben George, Robert C. Byrd; Blake Goode, Westside; Juwan Green, Bluefield; Waylon Hensley, Chapmanville; Justin Hill, Nicholas County; Jacob Justice, River View; Gabe Keech, Poca; Will Knight, Philip Barbour; Eli Kyle, Liberty Harrison; Mark Lilly, PikeView; Caden Lookabill, Wyoming East; Matt Malick, Oak Glen; Jahkari Mesidor, North Marion; Dakota McBride, Wyoming East; Hunter Morris, Winfield; Hayden Miller, Independence; Jacob Muncy, Point Pleasant; Nathan Murray, Nitro; Kayson Nealy, Fairmont Senior; Ricky Newbrough, North Marion; Austin Parsons, Lincoln County; Zach Paxton, Herbert Hoover; Riley Perkins, Clay County; Luke Pollock, East Fairmont; Dom Postlewait, East Fairmont; Corey Prunty, Lincoln; Sam Romano, Bridgeport; Seth Ross, Wyoming East; Trey Sams, Poca; Isa Scales, Mingo Central; Jameson Shaffer, Sissonville; Te’amo Shelton Oak Hill; Aiden Slack, Logan; Hayden Stein, Frankfort; Andrew Stutler, Clay County; Payton Thompson, Berkeley Springs; Rodney VanDevender, Elkins; Trace Wagner, Robert C. Byrd; Malachi West, Fairmont Senior.