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Acrey, Ennis land top awards for Crater

The Crater football team swept the top honors in voting by the Midwestern League South Division coaches.

Comets senior Gavin Acrey was named offensive player of the year, senior linebacker Tyler Ennis was chosen defensive player of the year and Randy Waite took home the coach-of-the-year award.

Acrey, who also was a first-team selection at defensive back, ran for 1,126 yards and 15 touchdowns during the regular season and posted 19 TDs overall to help power a Crater offense that 467 yards and 50 points per game.

He was also a leading force for the Comets at cornerback.

Ennis helped the Comets limit opponents to 242 yards and 12 points per game in the regular season.

Also earning first-team recognition on offense and defense were Ashland seniors Logan Sanford (tight end/defensive lineman) and Nolan Rinefort (receiver/defensive back) and Crater senior Trever Davis (placekicker/punter).

Crater also received first-team recognition for offensive guard Gerritt Warner, offensive tackles Dawson Davis and Jacob Memmott, receivers Chase Sherer and Trevor Jaasko, defensive linemen Jimmy Jordahl and William Woitte, linebackers Brady Brock and Caden Lassater and defensive back Bruce Cwiklinski.

First-team honors for Ashland were also earned by quarterback Rieger Sayre, defensive lineman Finn Hayes and linebacker Hayden Ellis.

ALL-MWL SOUTH FOOTBALL

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gavin Acrey, Sr., Crater.

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tyler Ennis, Sr., Crater.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Randy Waite, Crater.

FIRST TEAM

Offense

CENTER: Zach Luworo, Sr., South Eugene.

GUARD: Gerritt Warner, Sr., Crater.

TACKLE: Dawson Davis, Jr., Crater; Jacob Memmott, Sr., Crater.

TIGHT END: Logan Sanford, Sr., Ashland.

RECEIVER: Chase Sherer, Sr., Crater; Jake Trone, Jr., South Eugene; Trevor Jaasko, Jr., Crater; Nolan Rinefort, Sr., Ashland.

RUNNING BACK: Gavin Acrey, Sr., Crater; Deonte Jones, Sr., Churchill; DaMario Watson, Sr., Ashland.

QUARTERBACK: Rieger Sayre, Sr., Ashland.

PLACEKICKER: Trever Davis, Sr., Crater.

Defense

LINEMAN: Logan Sanford, Sr., Ashland; Jimmy Jordahl, So., Crater; Finn Hayes, Sr., Ashland; William Woitte, Jr., Crater; Dylan Carson, Sr., Churchill.

LINEBACKER: Tyler Ennis, Sr., Crater; Hunter Brown, Sr., South Eugene; Brady Brock, Sr., Crater; Caden Lassater, So., Crater; Hayden Ellis, Jr., Ashland.

DEFENSIVE BACK: Gavin Acrey, Sr., Crater; Bruce Cwiklilnski, Sr., Crater; Bryce Boettcher, Sr., South Eugene; Nolan Rinefort, Sr., Ashland.

PUNTER: Trever Davis, Sr., Crater.

SECOND TEAM

Offense

CENTER: Jake Robitz, Jr., Ashland.

GUARD: Vinny Pippa, Sr., Ashland.

TACKLE: Finn Hayes, Sr., Ashland; Tyler Grove, Sr., Eagle Point.

TIGHT END: Orion Osborn, Sr., Churchill.

RECEIVER: Gabe Ekwall, Sr., Ashland; Trey Nelson, Sr., South Eugene; Nathan Carter, Jr., Ashland; Dylan Coughran, Jr., North Eugene; Lucas Meerten, Jr., Eagle Point.

RUNNING BACK: Trystan Karns, Sr., North Eugene.

QUARTERBACK: Trever Davis, Sr., Crater.

PLACEKICKER: Nolan Rinefort, Sr., Ashland.

Defense

LINEMAN: Jacob Chenoweth, Sr., Crater; Keondre Jones, Jr., North Eugene; Santos Godines, Sr., Eagle Point; Alfredo Cervantes, Jr., Churchill.

LINEBACKER: King Spade, Sr., Churchill; James Ruth, Sr., Crater; Orion Garcia, Sr., South Eugene; Isaiah Hill, So., Eagle Point.

DEFENSIVE BACK: Eriq Rodriguez, Jr., Ashland; Jake Trone, Jr., South Eugene; Lucas Meerten, Jr., Eagle Point; Malcolm Yates, Sr., Churchill.

PUNTER: Nolan Rinefort, Sr., Ashland.

HONORABLE MENTION

Offense

CENTER: Santos Godines, Sr., Eagle Point; Kane Ettel, Jr., North Eugene; Ryan Haugen, Sr., Churchill.

GUARD: Brycen Thomas, So., Churchill.

TACKLE: Logan Kerr, Sr., North Eugene; Bryson Estrella, Jr., Churchill.

TIGHT END: Dawson Douglas, Jr., Crater; Reagan Scheffer, Jr., Eagle Point.

RECEIVER: Kaden Miller, Sr., South Eugene.

QUARTERBACK: Bryce Boettcher, Sr., South Eugene; Jason Proudfit, Jr., North Eugene; Dylan Carson, Sr., Churchill.

PLACEKICKER: Simon Dexter, Sr., Churchill; Halle Thompson, Sr., South Eugene.

Defense

LINEMAN: Joelle McKinley, Sr., South Eugene.

LINEBACKER: Max Lewis, Sr., North Eugene; Jonah Rosewood, Jr., Ashland; Sam Yanez, Sr., Churchill; Austin Mills, So., South Eugene.

DEFENSIVE BACK: Drew Lesh, Sr., Churchill; Jesse Ross, Jr., South Eugene; Nick Bedgood, Jr., Churchill; Tyler Murphy, Sr., Churchill; Dawson Davis, Jr., North Eugene; Robert Amoson, Sr., Crater.

PUNTER: Cole Belmont, Sr., North Eugene; Mason Ruggiero, Jr., Churchill; Bryce Boettcher, Sr., South Eugene.

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneCrater's Gavin Acrey makes his way to the endzone after intercepting the ball in the 2nd quarter.