NorthWood puts 8 players on All-NLC first team

Elkhart Truth photo/Sam HouseholderNorthWood back Payton Bear runs from an Indianapolis Roncalli player Friday, Nov. 25, 2016, in the Class 4A state championship. 

ELKHART — Eight players from league champion and Class 4A state runner-up NorthWood are among 33 individuals who have been named All-Northern Lakes Conference in football, as chosen by NLC coaches.

Panther coach Nate Andrews was voted Coach of the Year by his peers.

NorthWood players tabbed were seniors Trey Bilinski, Andrew Miller, Drew Minnich and Caleb Newcomer, along with underclassmen Payton Bear, DeAndre Smart, Brayton Yoder and Bronson Yoder.

Goshen and Concord, who tied for second in the league, had six and five players chosen, respectively, including a trio of juniors for the Minutemen.

Elkhart Memorial and Northridge garnered a pair of first-team selections apiece.


(Senior unless noted)

First Team

Concord - Josh Gorball (jr.) K; Jack Lietzan (jr.) QB; Grant Magnuson (jr.) OL/DL; Cedric Mitchell WR/DB; Kaelen Taylor OL/DL.

Elkhart Memorial - Mark Brownlee (fr.) RB; Nolan Grose (jr.) WR/DB.

Goshen - Dylan Back RB/LB; CJ Detweiler QB; Rummel Johnson WR/OLB; Alec Lehr TE/LB; Jeff Stolls RB/OLB; Steven Worlds (jr.) OL.

Northridge - Conner Graber (jr.) RB/LB; Jackson Jacobs OL/DL.

NorthWood - Trey Bilinski QB; Andrew Miller OL; Drew Minnich LB; Caleb Newcomer OL/DL; Payton Bear (jr.) RB/LB; DeAndre Smart (jr.) WR; Brayton Yoder (jr.) RB; Bronson Yoder (so.) WR.

Plymouth - Caleb Koss LB; Nate LaFree (jr.) G/LB; Tristen McMillen FB.

Warsaw - Jeremy David WR/LB; Michael Jensen QB; Andrew Mevis K; D'Andre Street WR.

Wawasee - Paul Mendoza LB; Tyler Smith QB; Elisha Tipping (jr.) OL/DL.

Honorable Mention

Concord - Dominck DeBroka (jr.) RB, Brady Reed (jr.) TE/DE; Chance Wilson OL/DL.

Elkhart Memorial - Nathan Williams QB.

Goshen - Salomon Faustino OL; Diego Garcia DL; Tayler Glasgow WR/DB.

Northridge - Mason Troyer (jr.) RB/LB.

NorthWood - Will Ingle (jr.) DL; Micah Lehman (jr.) OL; Dylan Miller (jr.) OL.

Plymouth - Jorge Quintana OL; Colten Schuler FS.

Warsaw - Mason Faas LB; Will McGarvey (jr.) RB.

Wawasee - Trevor Harter OL.

Final Standings

NorthWood 7-0, Concord 5-2, Goshen 5-2, Warsaw 4-3, Plymouth 3-4, Northridge 2-5, Wawasee 2-5, Elkhart Memorial 0-7.



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