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All-District first-team offensive pick Meechi Harris of Xenia was a threat to score whenever he had the ball. Harris, shown here snaring an interception against Troy, was the Bucs’ best wide receiver and was a dangerous kick returner as well.


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Beavercreek senior linebacker/strong safety Bryce Neuse (31), shown here tackling D-II second-team all-district pick Sincere Wells of Xenia, was named a first-team All-district selection in Division I. Neuse snared a Greater Western Ohio Conference-best five interceptions.


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Skyhawks senior defensive end Brandon Becraft, a D-II first-team choice on defense, was tops among Greater Western Ohio Conference in tackles by a defensive lineman with 85 this season.


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Bellbrook’s Jack Campbell (5) was named to the Division III all-district team as a defensive back. The Golden Eagle senior recorded 36 solo tackles, forced two fumbles and picked off three passes during the regular season.


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Greeneview’s Griffin Mangan (9) may have been a solid running threat on offense, but his numbers as a Rams linebacker earned him first-team Division V all-district honors.


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Junior placekicker Jon Brakeall of Greeneview booted 21 touchbacks on kickoffs, scored 53 points on point-after conversions, and hit the winning 36-yard field goal to win over Ohio Heritage Conference rival Mechanicsburg, earning him Division V first-team honors.


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Bellbrook offensive lineman Alex Mumy (58), shown here opening a hole for teammate Justin Sloan, was a D-III first team offense selection, but he recorded 60 tackles, 17 for a loss, four sacks, forced eight fumbles and recovered six fumbles on the Golden Eagles defensive line.


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Greeneivew offensive lineman Hunter Grim (52) was a first team all-district choice in Division V. Shown here giving all-district honorable mention quarterback Nick Clevenger the time he needs to pass, Grim was the undefeated Rams’ starting right guard all season long on an offense that gained nearly 300 yards rushing per game.


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GREENE COUNTY — Twenty seven Greene County area high school football players were honored with All-District recognition, Nov. 16, as voted on by a panel of Southwest Ohio sportswriters and broadcasters.

Eight athletes were named to their respective All-District first teams, with Division V undefeated regular season Ohio Heritage Conference champion Greeneview leading the way with three first-team selections.

Twelve players received second team all-district honors.

Division I Beavercreek and Division II each had four Southwest District second teamers, while Greeneview was next among Greene County area schools, with three.

Area schools with student athletes on the all-district teams were Beavercreek, Fairborn, Xenia, Bellbrook and Greeneview.

The 2017 Southwest All-District football selections for the Greene County area, as selected by a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters from the district. Listed by district team, position, name, school, height, weight, class year:

DIVISION I

FIRST TEAM

Defensive Secondary — Bryce Neuse, Beavercreek, 5-11, 190, sr.

SECOND TEAM

Offensive Backfield — Kaden Wenger, Beavercreek, 5-10, 170, sr.

Offensive Linemen — Caleb Fawley, Beavercreek, 6-0, 300, sr.

Linebackers —Adam Graeter, Beavercreek, 6-4, 220, sr.

Honorable mention: Cody Hocker, Stevie Llanas, Jake Maloney, Jordan Williams — (Beavercreek).

DIVISION II

FIRST TEAM

Receivers — Meechi Harris, Xenia, 6-2, 185, sr.

Defensive Linemen — Brandon Becraft, Fairborn, 6-2, 255, sr.

SECOND TEAM

Offensive Backfield(2) — Kermit “KJ” Redmond, Fairborn, 6-0, 195, sr.; Sincere Wells, Xenia, 6-2, 210, jr.

Offensive Linemen — Dahzuan Richardson, Fairborn, 6-3, 310, sr.

Linebackers — Hunter Warner, Fairborn, 5-10, 175, fr.

Defensive Secondary — Dawson Blakely, Fairborn, 5-11, 175, sr.

Honorable Mention: Kyle Walker, Wesley Watts — (Fairborn)

DIVISION III

FIRST TEAM

Offensive Linemen — Alex Mumy, Bellbrook, 6-1, 260, sr.

Defensive Secondary — Jack Campbell, Bellbrook, 6-4, 220, sr.

SECOND TEAM

Offensive Linemen — Hayden Bullock, Bellbrook, 6-4, 270, jr.

DIVISION IV

(No Greene County area schools in D-IV)

DIVISION V

FIRST TEAM

Offensive Linemen —Hunter Grim, Jamestown Greeneview, 5-10, 230, sr.

Kicker — Jon Brakeall, Greeneview, 5-8, 140, jr.

Linebackers — Griffin Mangan, Greeneview, 5-10. 170, sr.

SECOND TEAM

Defensive Linemen —Nick Wolfe, Greeneview, 5-10, 295, so.

Linebackers — Clay Payton, Greeneview, 5-10, 170, so.

Defensive Secondary — Tyler Robinette, Greeneview, 5-10, 165, sr.

Honorable Mention: Nick Clevenger (Greeneview)

DIVISION VI

(No Greene County area schools in D-VI)

DIVISION VII

(No Greene County area selections in D-VII

All-District first-team offensive pick Meechi Harris of Xenia was a threat to score whenever he had the ball. Harris, shown here snaring an interception against Troy, was the Bucs’ best wide receiver and was a dangerous kick returner as well.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_MeechiHarrisINT_PS.jpgAll-District first-team offensive pick Meechi Harris of Xenia was a threat to score whenever he had the ball. Harris, shown here snaring an interception against Troy, was the Bucs’ best wide receiver and was a dangerous kick returner as well. File photos

Beavercreek senior linebacker/strong safety Bryce Neuse (31), shown here tackling D-II second-team all-district pick Sincere Wells of Xenia, was named a first-team All-district selection in Division I. Neuse snared a Greater Western Ohio Conference-best five interceptions.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_BryceNeuse31_PS.jpgBeavercreek senior linebacker/strong safety Bryce Neuse (31), shown here tackling D-II second-team all-district pick Sincere Wells of Xenia, was named a first-team All-district selection in Division I. Neuse snared a Greater Western Ohio Conference-best five interceptions. File photos

Skyhawks senior defensive end Brandon Becraft, a D-II first-team choice on defense, was tops among Greater Western Ohio Conference in tackles by a defensive lineman with 85 this season.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_BrandonBecraft_PS.jpgSkyhawks senior defensive end Brandon Becraft, a D-II first-team choice on defense, was tops among Greater Western Ohio Conference in tackles by a defensive lineman with 85 this season. File photos

Bellbrook’s Jack Campbell (5) was named to the Division III all-district team as a defensive back. The Golden Eagle senior recorded 36 solo tackles, forced two fumbles and picked off three passes during the regular season.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_CampbellTackleDistrict_PS.jpgBellbrook’s Jack Campbell (5) was named to the Division III all-district team as a defensive back. The Golden Eagle senior recorded 36 solo tackles, forced two fumbles and picked off three passes during the regular season. File photos

Greeneview’s Griffin Mangan (9) may have been a solid running threat on offense, but his numbers as a Rams linebacker earned him first-team Division V all-district honors.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_ManganDistrict_PS.jpgGreeneview’s Griffin Mangan (9) may have been a solid running threat on offense, but his numbers as a Rams linebacker earned him first-team Division V all-district honors. File photos

Junior placekicker Jon Brakeall of Greeneview booted 21 touchbacks on kickoffs, scored 53 points on point-after conversions, and hit the winning 36-yard field goal to win over Ohio Heritage Conference rival Mechanicsburg, earning him Division V first-team honors.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_BrakeallDistrict_PS.jpgJunior placekicker Jon Brakeall of Greeneview booted 21 touchbacks on kickoffs, scored 53 points on point-after conversions, and hit the winning 36-yard field goal to win over Ohio Heritage Conference rival Mechanicsburg, earning him Division V first-team honors. File photos

Bellbrook offensive lineman Alex Mumy (58), shown here opening a hole for teammate Justin Sloan, was a D-III first team offense selection, but he recorded 60 tackles, 17 for a loss, four sacks, forced eight fumbles and recovered six fumbles on the Golden Eagles defensive line.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_LabanskytoJustinSloanMUMY_PS.jpgBellbrook offensive lineman Alex Mumy (58), shown here opening a hole for teammate Justin Sloan, was a D-III first team offense selection, but he recorded 60 tackles, 17 for a loss, four sacks, forced eight fumbles and recovered six fumbles on the Golden Eagles defensive line. File photos

Greeneivew offensive lineman Hunter Grim (52) was a first team all-district choice in Division V. Shown here giving all-district honorable mention quarterback Nick Clevenger the time he needs to pass, Grim was the undefeated Rams’ starting right guard all season long on an offense that gained nearly 300 yards rushing per game.
http://www.xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2017/11/web1_HUnterGrim52_PS.jpgGreeneivew offensive lineman Hunter Grim (52) was a first team all-district choice in Division V. Shown here giving all-district honorable mention quarterback Nick Clevenger the time he needs to pass, Grim was the undefeated Rams’ starting right guard all season long on an offense that gained nearly 300 yards rushing per game. File photos

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A complete listing of each division of the 2017 All-Southwest District high school football team can be found online at: xeniagazette.com/sports.

A complete listing of each division of the 2017 All-Southwest District high school football team can be found online at: xeniagazette.com/sports.