FOMBO AZAH

(SECTION 3 CO-MVP)

School: Carthage

Grade, Position: Sr., Running back

Height, Weight: 5-8, 190

Stats: 2552 rushing yards, 36 rushing TD’s.

College Plans: Undecided, criminal justice

Coach’s report: “Fombo is an animal! He is powerful enough to break tackles and fast enough to run by you. Great young man on and off the field. His stats were ridiculous and he worked very hard to get to that point.”

— Jason Coffman, Carthage

CHAD BACH

(SECTION 3 CO-MVP)

School: Lowville

Grade, Position: Sr., Quarterback

Height, Weight: 6-3, 215

Stats: 1,638 rushing yards, 27 rushing TDs. 70-of-121 passing, 1535 passing yards, 26 passing TDs.

College Plans: Lacrosse at Hobart

Coach’s report: “Chad was a beast for us this year. Was one of the best all-around football players I’ve seen in 40 years of being around north country football.” — Josh Coffman, Lowville

CALEB FARR (NAC MVP)

School: Gouverneur

Grade, Position: Senior, Defensive back

Height, weight: 5-7 150

Stats: 1,068 yards rushing

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s report: “Caleb is a tough football player. He is very fast and not afraid of contact. He has been an asset to our team the last two years and been the catalyst to our success. He understands everything we are trying to do, and does it well.” — Sean Devlin Gouverneur coach

THOMAS ALBRIGHT

School: Carthage

Grade, position: Sr., Defensive back

Height, weight: 6-3, 180

Stats: 72 tackles, 6 INTs. 249 receiving yards, 4 TDs.

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Thomas is a ‘big time gamer.’ The bigger the game, the better he got. Was the leader of our secondary for the past three years. He was also a huge target for Nick Cavellier on the offensive side of the ball.” — Jason Coffman, Carthage

MIGUEL BLUNT

School: Carthage

Grade, position: Sr., Defensive line

Height, weight: 6-1, 198

Stats: 107 tackles, 9 sacks

College plans: football in college

Coach’s report: “Miguel was nightmare match up for offensive tackles. His mix of speed and strength got him around and through the opponents offensive line the past two years. Sixteen tackles in the state championship game!” — Jason Coffman, Carthage

GARRET DECKER

School: Indian River

Grade, position: Jr., Offensive line

Height, weight: 5-11, 220

Stats: Led the line that had 4,000 yards rushing

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Garret’s drive to be the best has helped him to be an elite offensive lineman. The extra work in the off-season has definitely paid off. He leads our line with his drive and knowledge of our offense. Garret is a ‘True Warrior.’” — Cory Marsell, Indian River

CONNOR EDICK

School: Beaver River

Grade, position: Jr., Linebacker

Height, weight; 5-10, 193

Stats: 129 tackles, 10.5 for a loss, 305 rushing yards

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Connor was the heart and soul of our defense. A true student of the game with a real high football IQ. He just has a knack for always being around the football.” — Matt Lyndaker, Beaver River

NICHOLAS EMBRY

School: Gouverneur

Grade, position: Sr., Offensive line

Height, weight: 6-1, 230

Stats: Team scored 40-plus points seven times

College plans: SUNY Cortland or SUNY Canton

Coach’s report: “Nick filled a big gap for us this year after missing the entire season last year with a week one shoulder injury. He converted from tight end to offensive tackle, which allowed us to be bigger up front. He became an immediate impact.” — Sean Devlin Gouverneur coach

CASEY FARRELL

School: Carthage

Grade, position: Sr., Kicker/Punter

Height, weight: 6-0, 165

Stats: 69 extra points this year, Made field goals from 34, 42, 46, 42 and 32 yards.

College plans: D-1 football

Coach’s report: “What a weapon! If we got inside the 30, I knew we could take a shot at a field goal. He made a 46-yarder in the Carrier Dome look easy to start the year. I can’t wait to see his stats in college. We will miss his talent.” — Jason Coffman, Carthage

COLTON FRIEDERSDORF

School: Lowville

Grade, position: Sr., Defensive back

Height, weight: 6-1, 165

Stats: 36 solos tackles, 14 assists, 7 interceptions (3 returned for TDs)

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Colton is a great competitor. His quiet toughness and winning attitude made our team better every day either in practice or in games.” — Josh Coffman, Lowville

MeSEAN JOHNSON

School: OFA

Grade, position: Sr., Defensive back

Height, weight: 6-1, 176

Stats: 885 rushing yards, 372 receiving yards, two TD punt returns

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “MeSean was our most explosive player. He was a factor in all aspects of the game, offensively, defensively and special teams. He is a tremendous person and competitor, a pleasure to coach.” — Matt Tessmer OFA coach

ZACH KIRKA

School: Potsdam

Grade, position: Sr., Linebacker

Height, weight: 5-11, 200

Stats: 91 tackles College plans: Undecided

Coach’s report: “A very versatile defensive player. He put teammates in the best positions and was like having a coach on the field.” — Jim Kirka, Potsdam coach

LUC LaFLAIR

School: OFA

Grade, position: Sr., Offensive line

Height, weight: 6-5, 250

Award: NAC Outstanding Lineman College plans: St. Lawrence or SUNY Brockport

Coach’s report: “Luc was a three-year starter and co-captain. He improved every year he played. He is a big, strong kid who was, at times, dominant on the field. He is also an excellent discus thrower for the track team.” — Matt Tessmer OFA coach

COLT LYNDAKER

School: Lowville

Grade, position: Jr., Offensive line

Height, weight: 6-4, 285

Stats: Team rushed 3504 yards and passed for 1574 yards

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Colt has great size, athleticism, and technique. He has improved a great deal every year and I can’t wait to see how good he is next year.” — Josh Coffman, Lowville

GAVIN MACAULAY

School: Lowville

Grade, position: Jr., Wide receiver

Height, weight: 6-3, 180

Stats: 32 catches, 656 receiving yards, 12 TD’s.

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Gavin is a nightmare match up for other teams as a receiver. He has great size, good speed, runs great routes, and catches everything that is near him.” — Josh Coffman, Lowville

CONNOR MACKAY

School: Thousand Islands

Grade, position: Jr., Linebacker

Height, weight: 6-2, 180

Stats: 103 tackles, 12.9 per game/ 713 passing yards

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Connor is a true sideline to sideline linebacker. He reads offenses exceptionally well, likes to study film, and loves contact. Opposing teams have to specifically game plan to make sure he gets blocked, and he still had over 100 tackles. But above all, he is a great kid. Coaching Connor is a real pleasure and the entire coaching staff it excited he is only a Junior!” — Ryan Kendall, Thousand Islands

STEPHEN MORLEY

School: OFA

Grade, position: Sr., Wide Receiver

Height, weight: 6-4, 194

Stats: 231 receiving yards, 360 rushing yards College plans: Mercyhurst (lacrosse)

Coach’s report: Stephen was strong and versatile for us as a three-year starter. He could play any position. Hes a great kid, quiet leader and an excellent student. He will be greatly missed.” — Matt Tessmer OFA coach

COLLIN NULL

School: Carthage

Grade, position: Sr., Offensive line

Height, weight: 6-1, 280

Stats: 3,863 total team rushing yards, 1,013 total team passing yards

College plans: football in college

Coach’s report: “Bubba was a leader on both sides of the ball for the past four years. He never missed a game and didn’t take any plays off. Big, strong and mean, exactly what you need in a lineman.” — Jason Coffman, Carthage

GUILLERMO ROSARIO ACOSTA

School: Indian River

Grade, position: Jr., Running back

Height, weight: 5-10, 170

Stats: 1,652 rushing yards, 25 TDs

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Guillermo has great speed and vision for a high school running back. He had the ability to run by would be tacklers and run through them as well. Guillermo averaged close to 10 yards a carry with opposing defenses designed specifically to stop him.” — Cory Marsell, Indian River

JACOB SHIPPEE

School: Gouverneur

Grade, position: Sr., Defensive line

Height, weight: 5-10 190

Stats: 118 tackles College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Jake is one of the best defensive players in the league. He is a very good tackler and understands defensive schemes. Other teams have to account for him in their game preparation.” — Sean Devlin, Gouverneur coach

WILL VARNEY

School: Potsdam

Grade, position: Jr., Running back

Height, weight: 6-0, 220

Stats: 1,399 yards rushing

College plans: Undecided

Coach’s report: “A great combination of speed and power. All teams schemed to stop him and couldn’t.” — Jim Kirka, Potsdam coach

ELIJAH WHITFIELD

School: Carthage

Grade, position: Sr., Linebacker

Height, weight: 6-2, 160

Stats: 131 Tackles, 4 INTs.

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Eli has been a defensive leader for four years. He led us in tackles and was the defensive coach on the field. He called every signal and made sure we were always aligned properly. He finds the football and is in on most tackles.” — Jason Coffman, Carthage

JAKE WHITMORE

School: Indian River

Grade, position: So., Defensive line

Height, weight: 5-11, 190

Stats: 52 tackles, 11 sacks, blocked punt

College plans: undecided

Coach’s report: “Jake has a motor that doesn’t stop. He is a very strong and fast defensive lineman that plays 100 miles an hour all the time. He has a great work ethic and is a great young man.” — Cory Marsell, Indian River

2019 TIMES ALL-NORTH FOOTBALL

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

Quarterback: Jackson Jones, OFA, Sr.

Running backs: Anthony Rasmussen, South Jefferson, Sr.; Deante Hall, Watertown, So.; Brady Vosburgh, South Lewis, Sr.

Wide receiver: Noah Zehr, Beaver River, Jr.

Offensive Line: K.J. Sapp, Potsdam, Sr.; Giovanni Orcesi, General Brown, Sr.; Anthony Lashway, Carthage, Sr.; Harrison Scott, Carthage, Jr.; Gavin Moyer, Lowville, Jr.

DEFENSE

Defensive Line: Tanner Colvard, Indian River, Sr.; Zion Tevaga, Carthage, Sr.; Andrew Beyer, Lowville, Jr.

Linebacker: Mark Barr, OFA, Sr.; Mitchell Tyler, Gouverneur, Sr.; Isaac Lyndaker, Lowville, Sr.; Jackson Worden, South Jefferson, Sr.; Ryan Gates, Carthage, Sr.

Defensive back: Cayden Stowell, Gouverneur, Sr.; Nick Cavellier, Carthage, Sr.; Sam Bush, Beaver River, Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Quarterback: Dominic Monacelli, Massena, So.; Cody Spann, South Lewis, So.

Running backs: Jaiden Ramsey, Watertown, Sr.; Eli Rawleigh, General Brown, So.

Wide receiver: Ashton Cloce, Canton, Jr.; Josh Demko, Carthage, Jr.; Adam Hilton, Sandy Creek, Sr.; Brett Myers, Lowville, Sr.; Rowan Marsell, Indian River, So.

Tight end: Steven Horner, St. Lawrence, Sr.

Offensive line: Cash Feeley, St. Lawrence, Sr.; James Irvine, Watertown, Jr.; Colby Stewart, Thousand Islands, Sr.; Remy Bunker, South Jefferson, Sr.; Stephen McCargar, Potsdam, Sr.; Ian McDermott, Massena, Sr.

Defensive line: Tyler Van Brocklin, Canton, Sr.; Chris Wetterhahn, Thousand Islands, Sr.

Linebacker: Joseph Cummings, Gouverneur, Jr.; Bobby Voss, Potsdam, Jr.; Joey Martin, Indian River, Sr.; Levi Darling, Sandy Creek, Sr.; Branton Carpenter, South Lewis, Sr.

Defensive back: Hunter Blauvelt, Canton, Jr.; Logan McCargar, Potsdam, Jr.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.