East Central, Lawrenceburg and Milan were well represented.
Photo via @SDKnightsFB.
(Undated) - What would it look like if high school football stars from across southeastern Indiana teamed up?
A glimpse of what the roster might look like was offered Wednesday night when the Indiana Football Coaches Association released their Region All-Star Teams for the 2019 season.
Locally, nine stars from South Dearborn, East Central, Lawrenceburg and Milan were selected to the Region 10 All-Star Team.
On the offensive side of the ball, the South Dearborn trio of Adam Dixon, Dalton Guthrie and Jake Black highlighted the skill players.
@SDKnightsFB Would like to congratulate @adamdixon04 @daltonguthrie_ @jabl432 for being selected to the IFCA Region 10 All Star Team. Very well deserved. Keep striving for greatness... #WIN #KFI #WEareSD @SouthDearbornHS @eagle993 @sdsportsreport @TheRealCoach_JB pic.twitter.com/AHRGqps78E— Rand Ballart (@SDKnightsFB) January 23, 2020
Dixon, a senior quarterback, led the Knights' attack in 2019 with 1,655 passing yards and 20 total touchdowns. Jake Black was one of his top receiving targets, totaling 377 yards and seven touchdowns.
Running back Dalton Guthrie rushed for 804 yards and 13 touchdowns. Plus, he just picked up an offer from Valparaiso University, a Division I FCS school.
Joining the Knights' trio on the Region 10 All-Star Team is Lawrenceburg wide receiver Gavin Yoon and offensive tackle Jason Morton.
Despite playing in only six games, Yoon racked up 638 yards and eight touchdowns. As for Morton, his play garnered an AP All-State selection in Class 3A. Morton is signed to play at Miami (Oh.) this fall.
Add East Central offensive lineman Devin Salyers to the mix and that offense would be potent.
On defense, East Central had two Region 10 All-Star selections. They are defensive tackle Gage Ertel and defensive back Devon Donawerth. As a senior, Ertel total 43 tackles, including 12.5 for a loss. Donawerth starred in the defensive secondary, as a returner and as an offensive playmaker for the Trojans.
They are joined on the Region 10 All-Star Team by Milan linebacker Dakota Sams. Sams led the Indians with 121 tackles, including 39 for a loss.
South Dearborn head coach Rand Ballart was selected to represent the region as coach for the all-star game.
"It's definitely a great honor to be selected to coach alongside the other great coaches across the state and I am excited for the opportunity to be part of the North South All-Star Game this summer," said Ballart
Lawrenceburg's Brigitte Blondell was selected as the Region 10 manager.
The full Region 10 All-Star Team for the 2019 season is listed below.
Quarterback: Adam Dixon - South Dearborn
Running Back: Maveric Thiery – Bloomington South; Dalton Guthrie – South Dearborn; Lance Greiwe – Columbus East
Wide Receiver: Gavin Yoon – Lawrenceburg; Harrison Sanford – West Washington
Tight End: Jake Black – South Dearborn
Offensive Line: Nate Taylor – Bloomington South; Devin Salyers – East Central; Cody Theobald – North Decatur; Jason Morton – Lawrenceburg
Center: Christian Wilkerson – Corydon Central
Kicker: Jaydan Vanosdol – Jennings County
Offense At-Large: Jared Corya – Jennings County; Bryce Foy - Madison
Defensive End: Jalen Tiemeyer – Brownstown Central; Jacobi Shook – South Decatur
Defensive Tackle: Gage Ertel – East Central; Noah Ponce – Bloomington North
Inside Linebacker: Dakota Sams – Milan; Landon Robbins – Columbus North; Clayton Aranda – Clarksville
Free Safety: Alex Stirn – North Decatur; Sam Werczynski – Bloomington North
Cornerback: Chase Farmer – West Washington; Derek Thompson – Brownstown Central
Outside Linebacker Bo Braunecker – Charlestown; Charlie Bless – Bloomington North
Punter: Cole Hussung – Floyd Central
Defense At-Large: Devon Donawerth – East Central; Tyler Settle – Columbus East