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Sandusky's Cordney Strickland second team All-Ohio

AnthonyMoujaes • Nov 30, 2010 at 1:14 AM

The Blue Streaks' leading rusher the last two years and coach were recognized by the Associated Press on its All-Ohio list Monday evening.

Sandusky's Cordney Strickland was named second-team All-Ohio in Division II.

Division I and II teams were announced at 6:30 p.m. Monday. Three other players -- Sandusky's Jaron Green and Phil Henderson, and Norwalk's Mike Montana -- were on the special mention list. All four players are seniors.

"I think it's a good thing for the program and for people to see we have quality kids at Sandusky," head coach Mike Franklin said. "You have to be successful to have this many kids on the All-Ohio list" "You have to be successful to have this many kids on the All-Ohio list

Franklin was named co-Coach of the Year in Division II after Sandusky ended a 20-year drought in the playoffs and knocked of a state-ranked Avon team in the first round. Sandusky also completed its first winning season since 1999 with a 6-4 record in the regular season.

"I'm thrilled to hear that... I think they worked diligently all year. The kids worked hard and Mike deserve that," Sackett said. "It's been a long time since Sandusky had recognition of any type of that level -- player or coach."

Strickland, first-team All-Greater Buckeye Conference and all-district this fall, gained 1,483 yards and scoring 17 TDs in the regular season. Postseason stats don't count toward all-district and all-state recognition.

"Right now is (all) about getting our seniors to the next level -- in education or in football," Franklin said. "It's good to get that recognition from the state and let people know Sandusky is back."

The Divisions III-IV lists will be announced at 6:30 p.m. today, and the Division V-VI lists and Ohio's Mr. Football award will be announced Wednesday.

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