Concord's Mitchell, Penn's Moala named Top 50 Indiana high school football players

Elkhart Truth photo/Russ DraperConcord's Cedric Mitchell (11) sprints up the sideline toward the end zone as Goshen's Alec Lehr (40) dives on Sept.16, 2016, at Concord.

INDIANAPOLIS — Concord's Cedric Mitchell and Penn's Paul Moala have been chosen among the state's Top 50 high school players for 2016 by the Indiana Football Coaches Association.

Mitchell, a dynamic three-way performer for the Minutemen and bound for Bowling Green, was officially tabbed at defensive back.

So was Moala, an electric return man. The junior is one of just seven non-seniors among the Top 50.

IFCA also made its Senior All-State and Junior All-State selections by playing class among players not in the overall Top 50.

Five such individuals were chosen from Class 4A state runner-up NorthWood, four from fellow once-beaten Penn, three from Jimtown, three from Goshen, two from Concord and one from Elkhart Central.

That was JT Webb, named at the athlete position in the 5A Senior All-State group.

For the RedHawks on that same list, Alec Lehr was tabbed at tight end and Rummel Johnson at wideout, making them the first Goshen players chosen since 2000, according to the school. Offensive lineman Steven Worlds was named Junior All-State in 5A.

For the Minutemen, kicker Josh Gorball and offensive linemen Grant Magnuson both made the 5A Junior All-State list.

For NorthWood in 4A, quarterback Trey Bilinski and tight end Drew Minnich were chosen Senior All-State, and defensive lineman Will Ingle, running back Brayton Yoder and sophomore athlete Bronson Yoder were picked as Junior All-State.

In 3A, defensive back Kenny Kerrn and offensive lineman Nick Mammolenti were named Senior All-State, while linebacker Nick Weiss was a Junior selection.

Kingsmen on the 6A lists are offensive lineman Mike Dhuivetter, defensive lineman Keegan Hurst and linebacker Will Vakalahi among the seniors, and tight end Anthony Torres among the juniors.

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