The first ever Western Ohio Athletic Conference All-League Football Teams.

The Western Ohio Athletic Conference All-League Football Teams

The Western Ohio Athletic Conference 2021 All-League Football Teams is highlighted by a number of Darke County Players including two juniors; Arcanum Bryce Schondelmyer Offensive player of the year and Tri-Village Justin Finkbine Defensive player of the year. Preble Shawnee Dave Maddox was Coach of the Year.

WOAC Offensive Player of the Year

Arcanum, 6-2, 195, Bryce Schondelmyer Jr., QB – 2021 Season Stats; 205-343 60% 3,047 yds. 43 TD-s 4 int., 701 Rushing Yards, 10 Rushing TD-s, 6 yds/carry. Maxpreps 2nd in the Nation in passing TD-s. Week 6 Maxpreps Player of the Week Maxpreps 13th in the Nation in passing yds. 2020 Southwest District Player of the Year & 2nd Team All State. 2019 Honorable Mention Southwest District. Career stats; 6,658 passing yds. 86 PaTD-s 1,479 rushing, 29 RuTD-s. Recruiting interests; Cincinnati, Miami, Ball State, Ohio University, Akron, Youngstown State, Dartmouth

WOAC Defensive Player of the Year

Tri-Village, 6-3, 180lbs, Justin Finkbine Jr., WR/DB – 2021, 2021 WOAC Defensive Player of the Year & first team All WOAC WR and DB 102 total tackles (50 solo, 52 assited), 10 Tackles For Loss, 1 interception, 1 safety. 22 receptions 604 yds, 11 TDs and First Team all State Defensive Back in 2020.

WOAC Coach of the Year

Preble Shawnee finished a perfect 10-0 in the regular season under Dave Maddox winning the Western Ohio Athletic Conference title. It would be the first ever league title for the Arrows and the most wins ever in school history.

Here are the rest of the WOAC All-League selections.

1st Team All-Conference Offense

Offensive Line:  Tytus Gasper (Sr, ANS), Garrett Stammen (So, ANS), Jacob Rayburn (Jr, ARC), Beau Nemeth (Jr, PS), Evan Riley (Jr, PS), 

Dillan Plush (Jr, TV), Wyatt Plush (Sr, TV)

Quarterbacks:  Bryce Schondelmyer (Jr, ARC), Brayden Doran (Jr, PS)

Running Backs:  Peyton Beam (Sr, ANS), Hunter Crockett (Sr, PS), Luke Eby (Sr, TCN), Reed Wehr (So, TV)

Wide Receivers:  Breenen Troutwine (Sr, ARC), Justin Finkbine (Jr, TV), Josh Scantland (Sr, TV)

Kicker:  Connor Schmit (Sr, ARC)

1st Team All-Conference Defense

Defensive Line:  Exzavier Moody (Jr, ANS), Ethan Reichert (So, ANS), Ethan Wilson (Sr, NT), Xavier Adams (Sr, PS), Aiden Walters (Jr, PS), 

Seth Cook (Jr, TV)

Linebackers:  Tytus Gasper (Sr, ANS), Keegen Weiss (So, ANS), Cooper Roell (Jr, PS), Josh Scantland (Sr, TV), Reed Wehr (So, TV)

Defensive Backs:  Jackson Shellhaas (Sr, ANS), Tyler Huber (Sr, ARC), Isaac Blankenship (Fr, PS), Grady Hutchinson (Jr, PS), 

Justin Finkbine (Jr, TV), Tanner Printz (So, TV)

Return Specialists:  Josh Randall (Sr, TV), Whyatt Lakes (Jr, TVS)

Punter:  Drew Dewitt (So, NT)

2nd Team All-Conference Offense

Offensive Line:  Eyan Hackler (Jr, ANS), Eli Shelton (Sr, ARC), Sean Roberts (Jr, NT), Jon Shirley (Jr, TCN), Blake Weyant (Jr, TV)

Quarterback:  Braden Keating (So, TV)

Running Backs:  Exzavier Moody (Jr, ANS), Chase Ruebush (So, NT), Cais Kingsley (So, TVS)

Wide Receivers:  Zade Shank (Jr, ARC), Dylan Campbell (Jr, PS)

2nd Team All-Conference Defense

Defensive Line:  Brayden Doran (Jr, PS), Christian Cantrell (Jr, TV), Conner Napier (Sr, TVS)

Linebackers:  Jacob Rayburn (Jr, ARC), Jon Shirley (Jr, TCN), Austin Rismiller (Jr, TV)

Defensive Backs:  Garrett Garno (Jr, ARC), Ben Browning (Jr, NT), Garrett Jones (Sr, NT), Brett Woodyard, (Sr, TCN), Cais Kingsley (So, TVS)

Special Mention All Conference

Trevor Hemmerich (ANS), Ian Schmitmeyer (ANS), Jason Stover (ANS), Devin Craport (ARC), Dakota Kendig (ARC), Ethan Rieman (ARC), Damien Steck (ARC), Ian Baker (ARC), Payton Goin (ARC), Owen Canan (BRA), Parker Davidson (BRA), Tucker Miller (BRA), Landon Monnin (BRA), Hudson Hill (BRA), Devon Brown (DIX), Zach Fremder (DIX), Ashford Grauman (DIX), Devin Johnson (DIX), Dustin Simon (DIX), Colton Blosser (DIX), Pierce Daniels (MV), Jake Dirmeyer (MV), Tyler Grow (MV), Anthony Ibarra (MV), Malachi Levesque (MV), Jake Loy (MV), Matt Pisano (MV), Caleb Trobridge (MV), Trent Trobridge (MV), Davian Trump (MV), Dylan Wehrkamp (MV), Levi Staver (MV), Alex Jenkinson (MV), Cayden Clark (NT), Jonathon Mclane (NT), Jordan Heck (NT), Brodie Strawser (NT), Brody Lynch (PS), Sayge Stephenson (PS), Dylan Zornes (PS), Cole Hawkins (PS), Colten Vanwinkle (TCN), Brayden Dawson (TCN), Jason Hale (TV), Layne Sarver (TV), Amos Weimer (TV), Caiden Kingsley (TVS), Brayden Koeller (TVS), Riley Maggard (TVS), Clayton Woodgeard (TVS), Brendan Webb (TVS), Cole Bishop (TVS)

Arcanum Bryce Schondelmyer was the 2021 WOAC Conference Player of the Year. (Dale Barger Photo)
Tri-Village Justin Finkbine was the 2021 WOAC Conference Player of the Year. (Dale Barger Photo)
Preble Shawnee Dave Maddox was the 2021 WOAC Conference Coach of the Year. (Champine Photography Photo)

Dale Barger / Sports Editor

Dale Barger is a lifelong sports enthusiast and has covered high school athletics for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio and now becomes sports editor for Darke County now. For 18 years Dale has been a sportswriter for The Daily Advocate and has been published in online sorts magazines and conference websites. Dale is also an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years. Dale is a member of The Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association and was a 2019 recipient of the Ohio High School Athletic Association Southwest District Media Service Award. Dale lives on a 72-acre farm outside of New Madison, Ohio and is married to Rita Ann (Fourman) Barger and together they have two sons and three grandkids. If you don’t see Dale at a sporting event you might catch him following his other passion – photographing nature and wildlife. Contact Darke County Now Editor Media Sports Editor Dale Barger at

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