On February 22nd AMF held their annual Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year Awards Banquet. It was a night filled with inspiration and excitement. We were honored to recognize all of the work these young men have accomplished on and off the football field. Out of the 80+ nominations these finalists were chosen by our Selection Committee: Anthony Muñoz, Michael Muñoz, Dave Lapham, Mike Dyer and Clint Bolin:
Ohio Division I
Offensive Lineman: Zach Carpenter, Archbishop Moeller HS
Defensive Lineman: Malik Vann, Fairfield HS
Ohio Division II
Offensive Lineman: Zeke Correll, Anderson HS
Defensive Lineman: Maurice Chapman, Winton Woods HS
Ohio Division III
Offensive Lineman: Jaison Williams, Trotwood Madison HS
Defensive Lineman: Jackson Gear, Archbishop McNicholas
Ohio Division IV
Offensive Lineman: Mick Oakes, Indian Hill HS
Defensive Lineman: James Smith, Wyoming HS
Ohio Division V
Offensive Lineman: Ryan Wichmann, CHCA
Defensive Lineman: Michael Warden, Summit Country Day
Ohio Division VI
Offensive Lineman: Kevan Ridley, St Bernard Elmwood Place
Defensive Lineman: Patrick Magarian, Cincinnati Country Day
Offensive Lineman: Josh Maple, Batesville HS
Defensive Lineman: Keegan Gindling, East Central HS
Offensive Lineman: Carter Black, Covington Catholic HS
Defensive Lineman: Kameron Butler, Covington Catholic HS
The two athletes chosen as this season’s overall Offensive Lineman Zeke Correll from Anderson HS and Defensive Lineman Malik Vann from Fairfield HS. We were also very excited to award Dillon Stone from Hamilton High School as our 2nd annual “In The Trenches” Award finalist. This award recognizes a student athlete who most represents the Foundation’s mission on and off the field. This award takes into consideration a student -athlete’s athletic achievements, academic accomplishments and community involvement.
Here at AMF we believed Dillon exemplified what a “In the Trenches” finalists stood for. Dillon has an inspiring story of how football and his adoptive family has made him the man he is today. Mike Dyer from our selection committee wrote an outstanding article on Dillion’s story.
A special thank you to our host Manor House located in Mason, Ohio. We would not have been able to recognize everything these student-athletes have accomplished without your support.
The Foundation was honored to be able to recognize these athletes for their accomplishments on the football field, in their classrooms and in their communities. Good luck to all of our winners as they continue their football and education careers!
Dayna Prinz- Lineman of the Year Coordinator Intern