News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Breaking News

Local Interest

December 25, 2013

Talent in abundance on All-Wabash Valley football team

TH North leads way with nine selections

TERRE HAUTE — The longest postseason run in high school football history for Terre Haute North resulted in the Patriots having the most representatives on the All-Wabash Valley team announced today by the Wabash Valley Football Coaches Association.

Coach Chris Barrett’s team wasn’t the only successful one in the fall, however, so spots on this team were hard to come by due to a similar postseason run by Linton, postseason dreams hampered by injuries in the case of South Putnam and North Vermillion, postseason hopes squashed by an unfortunate sectional in the case of Greencastle and a first-in-a-while playoff run for Mattoon. There was also a season-long top-10 team in North Central and an Illinois playoff team from Robinson.

How hard was it to make the team? Casey, a Class A final four team in Illinois, isn’t represented on the first or second team.

North is represented by nine players in all, seven on the first team, with Class 5A all-state selections Ricky Brookins, Lucas Comer, Wyatt Stoelting and Kai Stratten leading the way.

Brookins, who erased several Anthony Thompson records during his senior year, is among first-team offensive selections along with Comer, one of his blockers, and quarterback Chris Barrett II, the team’s at-large offensive pick. Zach Potter of North is also the first-team kicker.

Stoelting and Stratten, who helped a hard-hitting Patriot defense from linebacker and defensive back spots respectively, are joined on the first team by defensive tackle Ricky Scank. Second-team Patriots are center Forrest Lowery and safety Austin Massey.

Linton has two first-team selections in defensive lineman Wyatt Franklin and punter Dane Rupska, although Rupska’s value to the team could have come at several other positions on either side of the ball as well. The Miners’ four second-team picks — offensive lineman Zach Riddell, running back Zane Hayden, receiver Grant Stamm and defensive at-large pick Cody VanWinkle — gives them six all-Valley players overall, the second-best representation.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local Interest
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help Today in History for August 1st Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010