Six Grid Cats Earn Post-Season Honors

Six Grid Cats Earn Post-Season Honors

A total of six Bobcats were recognized by the league's coaches as All-Conference performers in 2017. Sr defensive tackle, Cody Goode, was recognized as a 1st team all Mountain East Conference performer. Goode finished his senior campaign with 56 tackles, 5 sacks, and 13.5 TFL's. Second team recognition was awarded to two Bobcat defenders. Senior linebacker, Brandon Grayson, registered 99 stops on the year includind 2 sacks, 7 TFL's, 1 forced fumble, 3 receovered fumbles, and an interception. 

Grayson was joined on the second team defense by SR defensive back, Nate Simmons.  The Stuart, FL legacy registered 47 tackles, 3 TFL's, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 interceptions and 3 pass break-ups on the season. 

Three members of the Bobcat football team were recognized as honorable mention all-conference performers. Sophomore lineman, Nicholas Dolly, a 2 year starter from New Creek, WV was recognized in only his second year with the program. RS-So defensive tackle, Harry Lewis, was honored as well after compiling 34 tackles, 4.5 scaks, 9.5 TFL's, 1 forced fumbled and 3 batted passes on the year. Rounding out the group is SR linebacker, Gabriel Moultrie. The Pensacola, FL native racked up 66 tackles on the year including 4 TFL's, 1 forced fumble, 2 sacks and a pass break-up. 

"I am very proud of this group for their recognition. In the ultimate team sport, it is nice to see deserving players recognized for their individual efforts." remarked second year head coach, Del Smith. "In an 11 team league that only honors a first and second team, these are very competetive lists to make. I thank all of these young men for their continued commitment to the program and their team." 


2017 MEC Individual Awards
Offensive Player of the Year: Connor Jessop (Shepherd)
Offensive Freshman of the Year: Calil Wilkins (West Virginia State)
Defensive Player of the Year: Myles Humphrey (Shepherd)
Defensive Freshman of the Year: Cory Roberts (Glenville State)
Coach of the Year: Monte Cater (Shepherd)
2017 All-MEC First Team 
Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown
QB Connor Jessop Shepherd Sr. Ashburn, Va.
At-Large/QB Malik Grove Notre Dame Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio
At-Large/QB Matt Kinnick W.Va. State Sr. St. Clairsville, Ohio
RB Jabre Lolley Shepherd Sr. Wilmington, Del.
RB Jeremiah Ortiz West Liberty Sr. Rochester, N.Y.
RB Calil Wilkins W.Va. State Fr. Temple Hills, Md.
WR Ryan Feiss Shepherd Jr. Forest Hill, Md.
WR Quinton Gray W.Va. State Sr. Stafford, Va.
WR Trevon Saunders Urbana Sr. Columbus, Ohio
TE D.J. Cornish Shepherd So. Felton, Del.
OL Devon Bradshaw W.Va. State So. Willoughby, Ohio
OL Jamie Colon Shepherd Jr. Fredericksburg, Va.
OL Lavonte Hights Shepherd Sr. N. Chesterfield, Va.
OL Garrett Kapstein-O'Brien Fairmont State So. Silver Spring, Md.
OL Mike Kyle Notre Dame So. Columbus, Ohio
OL Adam Peton Charleston Jr. Blacksburg, Va.
DL John Cominsky Charleston Jr. Barberton, Ohio
DL Cody Goode W.Va. Wesleyan Sr. Ruther Glen, Va.
DL Myles Humphrey Shepherd Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md.
DL Claudy Mathieu Notre Dame Sr. Philadelphia, Pa.
DL Mikal Toliver Urbana So. Dayton, Ohio
LB Cliff Clark West Liberty Jr. Cambridge, Ohio
LB R.J. Goodwin Notre Dame Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
LB James Gupton Shepherd Sr. Waldorf, Md.
LB Duray Hall Urbana So. Cleveland, Ohio
LB Jalen Nelson Charleston Jr. Springfield, Ohio
LB Marcus Porter Fairmont State Sr. Accokeek, Md.
DB Tre Anderson Shepherd Sr. Hagerstown, Md.
DB Jeremiah Johnson Concord Sr. Baltimore, Md.
DB Dejuan Neal Shepherd Jr. Shady Side, Md.
DB Michael Porter Fairmont State So. Accokeek, Md.
DB Stephen Turner Fairmont State Jr. Clinton, Md.
P Garrett Lee Concord Sr. Pearisburg, Va.
K Sam Keil Fairmont State Sr. Carmichael, Calif.
KR/PR Tywan Pearce Concord Fr. Kissimmee, Fla.
KR/PR Marvelle Ross Notre Dame So. Cleveland, Ohio
2017 All-MEC Second Team
QB JuJuan Young-Battle Fairmont State Sr. Orlando, Fla.
RB Terrell Charles Fairmont State Sr. Ellicott City, Md.
RB Dominique Gibson Glenville State Sr. Belle Glade, Fla.
RB DJ Greene Notre Dame Jr. Willoughby, Ohio
WR Wanya Allen Shepherd Jr. Sterling, Va.
WR Javon Butler Glenville State Fr. Elkton, Va.
WR Rodell Rahmaan Urbana So. Columbus, Ohio
WR Marvele Ross Notre Dame So. Cleveland, Ohio
H-Back Ian Kelly West Liberty Jr. Moon Township, Pa.
OL Keandre Batson Shepherd So. Upper Marlboro, Md.
OL Caleb Doak Glenville State So. Hurricane, W.Va.
OL Derek Dressler Concord Jr. Covington, Va.
OL Corey Ernest West Liberty Sr. St. Clairsville, Ohio
OL Doug Hardin Urbana Jr. Grove City, Ohio
OL Austin Treneff Notre Dame Jr. Columbus, Ohio
OL Will White UVa-Wise Jr. Charlottesville, Va.
DL D.J. Adediwura Fairmont State So. Columbia, Md.
DL Kahzin Daniels Charleston Jr. Newark, N.J.
DL Austin Hill Glenville State Jr. Mt. Nebo, W.Va.
DL Elijah Norris Shepherd Sr. Upper Marlboro, Md.
DL Quincy Redmon Fairmont State Sr. Keyser, W.Va.
DL Mo Sankoh West Liberty Sr. Columbus, Ohio
LB Brandon Grayson W.Va. Wesleyan Sr. Middleburg, Va.
LB Jerry Iweh Fairmont State Jr. Baltimore, Md.
LB Zach Malone Concord Jr. Charleston, W.Va.
LB Donavan Montague UVa-Wise Jr. Altavista, Va.
LB Cory Roberts Glenville State Fr. Pensacola, Fla.
DB Cedric Amadi Charleston Sr. Reistertown, Md.
DB Kevin Coffie W.Va. State Sr. Beltsville, Md.
DB Andre Hamilton UVa-Wise Sr. Stafford, Va.
DB Ed Kargbo UVa-Wise Sr. Springfield, Va.
DB Earon Settles Glenville State Sr. Suitland, Md.
DB Nate Simmons W.Va. Wesleyan Sr. Stuart, Fla.
P Sam Tucker Fairmont State So. Fairmont, W.Va.
P Anton Vrebac Notre Dame Sr. Willowick, Ohio
K Aaron Ball W.Va. State Jr. Lake Forest, Calif.
KR/PR Marquis Hamilton UVa-Wise Fr. Washington, D.C.
2017 All-MEC Honorable Mention
RB: Juwan Etheredge (W.Va. State), Brian Walker (Notre Dame)
WR: Kaian Duverger (UVa-Wise), Andre Hall (Fairmont State), D.J. Williams (Glenville State), Austin Ratliff (Glenville State)
OL: Tyler Butler (Notre Dame), Nick Dolly (W.Va. Wesleyan), Michael Farhat (Charleston), Chase Henderson (W.Va. State)
TE: Jordan Bryant (Concord)
DL: Bruno Anyangwe (Shepherd), Derrick Brumfield (Notre Dame), Ben Funny (UVa-Wise), James King (Charleston), Harry Lewis (W.Va. Wesleyan)
LB: Antonio Harris (Fairmont State), Gabe Moultrie (W.Va. Wesleyan), Chrys Lane (Shepherd)
DB: Kyle Alexander (W.Va. State), Terrance Baldwin (West Liberty), Demonne Cox (Fairmont State), Bakari Davis (Glenville State), Logan Deri (West Liberty), Naiquan Thomas (Fairmont State), Alex Zelch (Notre Dame)
P: Ruan Venter (Shepherd)
K: Tanner Harding (Notre Dame)
KR/PR: Trevon Saunders (Urbana)