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Western's Stoll AP Coach of the Year, Buckhannon second-team in Div. V

Fandy.com Staff • Dec 4, 2010 at 1:05 AM

The Western Reserve football team earned one last round of accolades on Wednesday as the Division V AP All-Ohio teams were released.

After a 10-0 season for the first time in 26 years, 12th-year coach Mike Stoll was recognized with two other coaches as the Division V All-Ohio Coach of the Year.

Stoll has guided the Roughriders to a 62-28 regular-season record with seven winning seasons over the past nine years dating back to 2002. This season's unblemished mark was the first Firelands Conference title for Western Reserve since 1990.

In leading Western to its first playoff appearance since 1984 and its first home playoff game in program history, Stoll improved his mark to 75-45 overall at the school.

Leading the charge for Stoll's team this past fall was running back Blake Buckhannon, named to the second team at running back after picking up 1,843 yards and 26 touchdowns on 177 carries.

Also in Division V, Margaretta senior Devin Jones was named to the third team as a defensive back. Jones saw his interception totals drop from six in 2009 to two this past fall, but it was mostly due to teams no longer throwing in his direction. Jones was named the Sandusky Bay Conference's Most Outstanding Performer.

Earning special mention in Division V were Western Reserve offensive lineman Jake Fannin and his teammate and defensive lineman Ethan Patrick.

In Division VI, Danbury junior Lucas Kennedy was named to the third team at defensive back. Kennedy intercepted six passes and broke up six more while making 96 tackles and forcing four fumbles for the Lakers.

Also landing on the third team defense was Monroeville senior lineman Jeremy Krill, who made 72 tackles and seven sacks this past season.

St. Paul senior linebacker Mitchell Gross earned special mention in Division VI.

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