Haydn' Shanks
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Derrick Webb

Derrick is SOSA's chief content coordinator and has worked for the Chillicothe Gazette, the Portsmouth Daily Times and Eleven Warriors. He's a 13-time award-winning journalist, a self-proclaimed baseball purist, a suffering Bengals fan and has never met a stranger.

Shanks, Campbell, Mattox headline All-SOC football awards

A trio of familiar names headline the SOC's football honors.

SOSA Staff Report

Waverly’s Haydn’ Shanks, Northwest’s Brayden Campbell and Eastern’s Dillion Mattox each had tremendous falls on the gridiron.

On Thursday, they received their first accolades for their efforts.

Shanks was named the SOC II’s Offensive Player of the Year while Campbell and Mattox shared the same honor in the SOC I.

In his senior year, Shanks led the Tigers to an 8-1 mark while throwing for 2,574 yards and 31 touchdowns. The signal caller completed 67.2 percent of his pass attempts.

Meanwhile, Campbell led the Mohawks to a 6-3 finish and the program’s first-ever outright SOC I title at 5-0. Mattox was the maestro of an Eastern offense that won five games and never scored less than 20 points.

The Defensive Player of the Year award was split between two names in the SOC II — Waverly’s Zeke Brown and West’s Eli Tilley. That award in the SOC I went to Northwest’s Evan Lintz.

Lineman of the Year honors were awarded to Northwest’s Caleb Crabtree in the SOC I and Wheelersburg’s Blake Richardson in the SOC II. Waverly’s Chris Crabtree is the SOC II Coach of the Year while Northwest’s Bill Crabtree took that honor in the SOC I.

Shanks and Brown were joined with first-team all-SOC honors by teammates Will Futhey, Phoenix Wolf, Spencer Pollard, Penn Morrison, Andrew Welch and Jaxson Poe.

Also earning first-team honors were Wheelersburg’s Matthew Miller, Gage Adkins, Josh Clark and Carson Williams, Oak Hill’s Brock Harden, Conor Dickens, Cameron Kearns and Flint Barger, West’s Ryan Sissel, Luke Bradford and Luke Wroten, Valley’s Ty Perkins and Devin Willey, and Minford’s Elijah Vogelsong and Matthew Risner.

Second-team honors in the SOC II were earned by Waverly’s Wyatt Crabtree, Mark Stulley and Brock Adams, Wheelersburg’s Jake Gregg, Eli Swords and Kenny Sanderlin, Oak Hill’s Brandon Beam and Evan Fisher, Minford’s Tait Walker, and Valley’s George Arnett.

In the SOC I, joining Campbell, Crabtree and Lintz with first-team honors were teammates Wyatt Brackman, Alex Baer, Kaden Zumbro, Dakota Secrest and Hunter Townsend.

That group is joined by Eatern’s Logan Clemmons, Bryce Myers, Jake Tribby and Kyle Beasley, Symmes Valley’s Luke Leith, Eli Patterson, Levi Niece and Josh Ferguson, East’s Leviticus Justice, Austin Baughman and Landehn Pernell, Notre Dame’s Caleb Nichols, Dylan Seison and Logan Emnett, and Green’s Ethan Huffman.

Second-team honors in the SOC I were earned by Northwest’s Connor Lintz, Zane Gilley and Waylon McGlone, Eastern’s Wyatt Hines, Matt Conley and Malik Harris, Symmes Valley’s Grayson Walsh and Derek Crum, East’s Keagan Jackson and Ethan Rase, Notre Dame’s Amari Harmon and Carter Campbell, and Green’s Ethan Hayslip and Kaleb LaFollette.

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