Five Truth area football players named AP all-state

Elkhart Truth photo/Sam HouseholderNorthWood players DeAndre Smart (5) and Garrett Griffin (22) walk off the field during the 4A State Championship game Friday, Nov. 25, 2016.

INDIANAPOLIS — Five players from Elkhart Truth area schools, including two from NorthWood, have been accorded Associated Press Indiana All-State Football first-team honors.

Chosen from the state runner-up Panthers in Class 4A were junior wide receiver DeAndre Smart and senior tight end Drew Minnich.

Defensive backs Kenny Kerrn of Jimtown, Cedric Mitchell of Concord and Paul Moala of Penn were each selected as well, in classes 3A, 5A and 6A, respectively.

Another 17 area players were tabbed for honorable mention, including a half-dozen from the Kingsmen and four from Goshen.

 

AP INDIANA ALL-STATE

(Area Selections)

CLASS 6A

First team: Penn - Paul Moala (jr. DB).

Honorable mention: Penn - Matt Kominkiewicz (WR), Anthony Torres (TE), Mike Dhuivetter (OL), Nate Boone (DL), Keegan Hurst (D), Will Vakalahi (LB).

CLASS 5A

First team: Concord - Cedric Mitchell (sr. DB)

Honorable mention: Concord - Grant Magnuson (OL), Kaelen Taylor (OL), Josh Gorball (K). Goshen - CJ Detweiler (QB), Dylan Back (LB), Alec Lehr (LB), Rummel Johnson (DB).

CLASS 4A

First team: NorthWood - DeAndre Smart (jr. WR), Drew Minnich (sr. TE).

Honorable mention: NorthWood - Trey Bilinski (QB), Andrew Miller (OL).

CLASS 3A

First team: Jimtown - Kenny Kerrn (sr. DB).

 

Honorable mention: Jimtown - Nick Mammolenti (OL), Dalton Whitman (DL).

 

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