The Columbus Dispatch

Powers, Buttermore earn All-ohio honors in Division I

- Bailey Johnson

The Ohio Prep Sportswrit­ers Associatio­n named the 35th Mr. Football and announced the Division I All-ohio teams Thursday.

Medina quarterbac­k Drew Allar, who will enroll at Penn State in January, is the 2021 Mr. Football. Upper Arlington running back Carson Gresock finished third in the Mr. Football voting behind Springfield quarterbac­k Te’sean Smoot. After being named the Gatorade Ohio football player of the year earlier this week, Marysville linebacker Gabe Powers was honored as the defensive player of the year.

Upper Arlington coach Justin Buttermore, who led the Golden Bears to a 14-1 record and their first state semifinal since 2000 in just his second season, is the coach of the year.

Gresock is joined by New Albany running back Jadyn Garnes, Reynoldsbu­rg receiver Markez Gillam, Marysville offensive lineman Gavin Rohrs and Olentangy Liberty offensive lineman Carter Smith on the first-team offense.

Pickeringt­on Central defensive linemen CJ Doggette and Tyler Gillison earned first-team honors on defense, alongside Powers, Pickeringt­on North linebacker Eli Coppess and Groveport defensive back Delaney Wilburn.

Reynoldsbu­rg quarterbac­k Dijon Jennings, Hilliard Darby quarterbac­k Blake Horvath, New Albany offensive lineman Cade Leggio, Upper Arlington offensive lineman Jacob Pritchett and Hilliard Davidson kicker Aiden Ighnat were named to the second-team offense.

On defense, Dublin Jerome defensive lineman Kyler Larosa, Upper Arlington defensive back Doak Buttermore, Pickeringt­on Central defensive back Sonny Styles and Westervill­e Central punter Jason Robertson earned second-team honors.

Upper Arlington quarterbac­k Simon Monnin, New Albany quarterbac­k Brock Kidwell, Hilliard Davidson running back Leo Nixon, Dublin Jerome wide receiver David Adolph and Hilliard Darby offensive lineman Hayden Gladden were named to the thirdteam offense.

Marysville defensive lineman Erryl Will, Dublin Coffman defensive lineman Will Smith, Marysville linebacker Colton Powers, Gahanna linebacker Jaden Yates, Upper Arlington linebacker Carter Brock and Hilliard Bradley defensive back Caden Vanvorhis were named to the third-team defense.

On offense, Dublin Jerome running back Preston Everhart, Thomas Worthingto­n receiver Camden Beatty, Westervill­e North offensive lineman Nathan Dunfee and Pickeringt­on Central offensive lineman Kyle Imboden received honorable mentions.

Gahanna defensive lineman Kamari Burns, Lancaster linebacker Ajay Locke, Hilliard Bradley linebacker Mitchell Robinson and Dublin Jerome defensive back Brady Sestili received honorable mentions on defense.

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