Five Van-Far players named to All-EMO team

The Van-Far/Community R-VI co-op football program received five all-EMO conference nominations for the 2012 season.
Brian Kurz made 2nd team offensive line honors. On the defensive line, Todd Udelhoven was named 2nd team with 23 tackles, 29 assists, and four tackles for losses; and Brandon Billings was named 1st team with 19 tackles, 39 assists, four sacks, and 12 tackles for losses.
Logan Boyd was named 2nd team wingback/flanker. Boyd had 126 carries for 560 rushing yards and 33 receptions at 515 yards for 1,075 total yards. He had seven rushing touchdowns and six receiving touchdowns.
Ethan Gooch was named 2nd team quarterback. Gooch was 35-for-80 passing with 414 yards and four touchdowns. He had 146 carries for 1,025 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.
Overall Gooch had 1,593 combined yards and 1,851 all-purpose yards.
Gooch was also named 1st team strong safety. He had 23 tackles, 29 assists, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions, six pass breakups, and three forced fumbles.
First team EMO conference  offense selections are Jack Hicks, junior quarterback, Clopton/Elsberry; Nick Martin, senior running back, Montgomery County; Malik McPike, junior running back, Bowling Green; Vance Allen, senior running back, North Callaway; Charles Fraction, senior wingback/flanker, Clopton/Elsberry; Colt Ellis, senior offensive end, Montgomery County; Corey Brown, junior offensive end, Bowling Green; Rodney Bernat, junior offensive lineman, Montgomery County; Zac Eads, senior offensive lineman, North Callaway; Mike Overstreet, junior offensive lineman, North Callaway; David Craighead, senior offensive lineman, North Callaway; and Devin Linton, junior offensive linemen, Clopton/Elsberry.
First team EMO conference defense selections are Jake Kent, junior defensive end, Montgomery County; Justin Menard, junior defensive end, North Callaway; Sam Kroll, senior defensive lineman, Montgomery County; Davonte Kyles, senior defensive lineman, North Callaway; Brandon Billings, senior defensive lineman, Van-Far/Community R-VI; James Burleson, junior linebacker, Bowling Green; Ryan Pezold, senior linebacker, North Callaway; Nick Hanff, senior linebacker, Wright City; Nick Martin, senior free safety, Montgomery City; Ethan Gooch, senior strong safety, Van-Far/Community R-VI; Corey Brown, junior corner, Bowling Green; Jacob Haubner, senior corner, North Callaway; Ben Randolph, junior place kicker, Wright City; and Will Vore, senior punter, North Callaway.
Second team EMO conference offense selections are Ethan Gooch, senior quarterback, Van-Far/Community R-VI; Nick Hanff, Senior running back, Wright City; James Burleson, junior running back, Bowling Green; Justin Menard, junior running back, North Callaway; Logan Boyd, junior wingback/flanker, Van-Far/Community R-VI; Derico Blanks, senior offensive end, Wright City; Delias Grimmett, senior offensive end, Bowling Green; Clayton Schlanker, junior offensive lineman, Montgomery County; Sergio Ortega, senior offensive lineman, Wright City; Cameron Shinn, junior offensive lineman, Bowling Green; Ryan Pezold, senior offensive lineman, North Callaway; and Brian Kurz, senior offensive lineman, Van-Far/Community R-VI.
Second team EMO conference defense selections are Nick Stumbaugh, senior defensive end, Bowling Green; Anthony Moses, junior defensive end, North Callaway; Jordan Haden, senior defensive lineman, North Callaway; Todd Udelhoven, senior defensive lineman, Van-Far/Community R-VI; Zach Garrett, senior defensive lineman, Clopton/Elsberry; Austin Killian, senior linebacker, Montgomery County; Kyle Grajeda, junior linebacker, North Callaway; Devin Linton, junior linebacker, Clopton/Elsberry; Charles Fraction, senior free safety, Clopton/Elsberry; Colt Ellis, senior strong safety, Montgomery County; Evan Forrest, senior corner, Montgomery County; Will Vore, senior corner, North Callaway; and Corey Brown, junior place kicker/punter, Bowling Green.

Posted on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:50 am