Fourteen players selected to GAC North football team

By: 
Derrick Forsythe
Staff Writer

The Warrenton football team reaped the rewards of its success in conference play, having 14 players named to the All-GAC North team following a 4-6 season that included a tie for the league championship. Among the honorees were five first-team selections and 11 second-team recognitions. 

Quincy McRoberts — The junior running back had a breakout season, earning a first-team spot despite disruptive injuries. He led the Warriors with 837 yards and nine touchdowns on 100 carries. He also added 242 receiving yards on seven catches.

“It was an outstanding season for the young man,” said Coach Steve McDowell. “He put up some huge numbers for us in limited action. He only played in seven games, so those are some big stats. He’s a big strong runner with powerful legs. We’ll expect a lot of big things from him his senior year.”

Jack Russell — The senior lineman earned a first-team selection on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. He was responsible for 77 total tackles, including 15 tackles for loss. He also recorded five sacks and two fumble recoveries.

“He was a great leader on the offensive line,” said McDowell. “We could ask him to do a lot of different things. He’s a very good drive blocker, opening up a lot of holes for the running game and a very good pass protector as well. He was a very astute offensive lineman. Defensively, he had a good motor and was a leader in sacks.”

Andrew Cox — The senior was named to the first team as a linebacker, after recording 97 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss. He also had a sack and two fumble recoveries.

“He had an outstanding year,” said McDowell. “He really came on this year and did a tremendous job at the linebacker position.”

Tyler Conoyer — The senior defensive back was chosen as a first-team selection, having collected 79 total tackles and two interceptions.

“He was one of our leaders in tackles and also a threat on pass defense,” said McDowell. “He really played well as a safety the past two years and did a great job in the secondary.”

Caelon Weir — The junior quarterback was selected to the second team, after completing 117 of 207 passes for 1,695 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

“He had a great year and had an accurate, strong arm with some big games,” said McDowell.

Kolby Meine — The junior receiver earned a spot on the second team after snagging 27 passes for 486 yards and three touchdowns.

Connor Tittel — The senior receiver was selected to the second team after catching 21 passes for 285 yards and two touchdowns. 

“He was a multipurpose kid who played a lot of positions, also quarterback and running back,” said McDowell. “He was a really valuable asset.”

Ben Ramey — The senior was named to the second team as an offensive lineman.

“He probably had the biggest turnaround of anyone,” said McDowell. “He really came on during his final season.”

TJ Ray — The junior also earned a second team nod on the offensive line.

“He was a good run blocker and good puller for us,” said McDowell.

Colton Dyche — The senior defensive lineman claimed a spot on the second team, having recorded 61 tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery.

“He had a very solid season for us and made a lot of good plays, really coming on strong at the end of the season,” said McDowell.

Jacob Parker — The senior earned a second-team spot as a linebacker during a breakout season, racking up a team-best 107 tackles and five fumble recoveries.

“He was all over, leading the conference in fumble recoveries,” said McDowell. “He did a great job the entire season.

Nick Mertens — The senior was recognized as a second-team selection at linebacker, collecting 70 tackles.

“He’s a very smart football player and contributed a lot of leadership this year,” said McDowell.

Shane Brosenne — The senior claimed two positions on the second team, at both defensive back and punter. He recorded 52 tackles and three fumble recoveries, while booting 41 kickoffs for 1,551 yards.

Colton Brosenne — The sophomore punter claimed a second-team selection, having totaled 785 yards on 20 punts.

“He had an outstanding year as our punter,” said McDowell. “He really showed a strong leg.”

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